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Archive for August, 2012

Tax cuts and Jobs: GOP illusions

Tax cuts and Jobs: GOP illusions

      To the Editor,   Democrats and Republicans propose vastly different ways of creating jobs in this economy.  President Obama would do so by hiring private contractors to repair and upgrade our aging infrastructure.  He believes that enabling people to work and spend and pay taxes will increase demand for goods and services, create more jobs, and raise revenues to apply to our debt.  Also, this will provide efficient, reliable infrastructure to help ... Full Story

Singing in the Rain

Singing in the Rain

            Tom Toles of the Washington Post weighs in with this editorial Cartoon. Click the image to see more of Toles.  

Berthoud Fire Calls: August 2012

Berthoud Fire Calls: August 2012

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident activity for August 2012     Wednesday, August 1 BFPD responded to a reported grass fire on Interstate 25 at mile marker 249. Three to five spot fires were found on the shoulder of northbound I-25. The fires were extinguished. BFPD responded to a medical call on Goose Hollow Lane. The crew assisted TVEMS with transporting the patient. Thursday, August 2 BFPD responded to a reported vehicle fire on Interstate 25 at mile marker ... Full Story

Berthoud Library looking for a Trustee

Berthoud Library looking for a Trustee

                  Berthoud, CO, August 20, 2012 – The Berthoud Community Library District (BCLD) is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees.  The seven-member Board governs the Library District, oversees the finances and establishes policies.  Applicants must reside within the Library District.  The term for this position is four years, January 2013 – December 2016. Applications for ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary Katherine Kaiser

Obituary: Mary Katherine Kaiser

  Mary was welcomed home to Heaven with open arms on August 10, 2012. She was born November 2, 1913 in Berthoud, Colorado to John and Margaret Sterkel Krieger. Mary grew up on a farm west of Berthoud and attended school in Berthoud. On December 2, 1934 she married William Kaiser at the First Congregational Church of Loveland. They had a dairy farm for many years east of Johnson’s Corner. After retiring from the farm they moved into Loveland. She worked for many years for Edith ... Full Story

Obituary: Elizabeth “Betty” Hurd

Obituary: Elizabeth “Betty” Hurd

  Elizabeth “Betty” Hurd, 94, of Berthoud, went to visit God and liked what she saw and decided to stay on August 2, 2012. She was born on May 20, 1918 in Topeka, Kansas to Harry and Jessie R. Smith. She was raised in Topeka, Kansas. She married Robert R. Hurd on May 11, 1935. She did not graduate high school because she was married. She worked at various places in Topeka. With WWII she and Robert went to work at Hercules Defense plant near Desoto, Kansas. During a stand-by period, ... Full Story

Obituary: Alban J. Schmidt

Obituary: Alban J. Schmidt

  Alban J. Schmidt, 90, of  Berthoud, CO passed away August 8, 2012 at Berthoud Living Center.  He was born June 23, 1922 in Liebenthal, Kansas to Stephen and Theresa (Wasinger) Schmidt. Al grew up on a farm, graduated from St. Joseph’s Military Academy, in Hays, Kansas and received a MS degree from University of Denver in Mechanical Engineering in 1949. Al served in the Army Air Corps and then served 20 years in the Air Force reserves. Al Married Mary Groll of Pana, ... Full Story

Rattlesnake Bites and Your Pet

Rattlesnake Bites and Your Pet

    By Dr. Danielle Huval, DVM Emergency Veterinarian As we all know, this has been a dry and hot summer. One thing that we have seen a lot more of at Animal Emergency and Critical Care is rattlesnake bites. The majority of the bites we see are from the Lyons area but there have also been a few from rural areas as well. Rattlesnakes and the dogs involved are generally both in the wrong place at the wrong time. Acting fast can save your dog a lot of pain and suffering. ... Full Story

Sheriff descends on East Mulberry

Sheriff descends on East Mulberry

    Operation New Dawn Date:               8/5/2012 The Larimer County Sheriff's Office and other agencies conducted a coordinated and targeted enforcement operation in the East Mulberry Corridor in Fort Collins on Saturday night, August 4. The East Mulberry Corridor is that area from Timberline Road east to County Road 5. This area has seen an increase in criminal activity including aggravated assaults, illegal narcotics use and distribution, ... Full Story

The Road Show, by Pentagon contractors

The Road Show, by Pentagon contractors

Road Show with Senators, Brought to You by Pentagon Contractors By Anna Meier and Suzanne Dershowitz Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte hit the road this week in Florida, New Hampshire, Virginia and North Carolina to preach against looming Pentagon spending cuts. Call it the “Misinformation Road Show” brought to you by defense industry contractors. The trio of Republican senators are throwing out words like “devastating” and “draconian” to describe the ... Full Story

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