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Archive for December, 2012

David Pakman on guns

David Pakman on guns

By David Pakman Immediately after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, out of control and often nonsensical debate about gun control made national headlines. After being silent for days, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre held a press conference at which he did not accept any responsibility for the role played by firearms availability and “gun culture,” a culture heavily supported by the NRA, in the mass shooting that took the lives of 20 children, 6 adults, ... Full Story

The 12 Days of a Capitalist Christmas

The 12 Days of a Capitalist Christmas

  By Paul Bucheit On the first day of Christmas my employer gave to me a penny for every $3 the richest 130,000 Americans make. It's been a national tradition since 1980. On the second day my doctor showed me TWO Americans needing mental health care, but only one of the two could afford treatment. The doctor informed me that the fifty states have cut $1.8 billion from their mental health budgets during the recession, and that the 2013 Republican budget proposes further cuts. "It's ... Full Story

Obituary: William Albert Kuess

Obituary: William Albert Kuess

  William “Bill” Albert Kuess, 92, of Berthoud died December 20, 2012, at the Berthoud Living Center. He was born September 25, 1920, in Vernon, Wisconsin, to William C. and Ella (Kaske) Kuess. Bill grew up in Vernon and Big Bend, WI and graduated from Waukesha High School in 1939. He later enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in WWII from 1943-1946 in Guam with the Navy Seabees. After the service he married Arlis Martin on October 3, 1947, in Vernon. Bill worked as a Milkman for ... Full Story

Cat Found: Carter Lake area

A friendly cat has been staying in a home at the north end of Carter Lake since last Sunday. It is obviously a pet, but has no identification. If you think this might be your pet, call 720-272-0355 and describe  the cat.

Daris Howard: Giving Away Christmas

Daris Howard: Giving Away Christmas

    Giving Away Christmas   by Daris Howard I was working on a humorous Christmas story when the news came about the massacre of 20 children in Connecticut, along with the deaths of many adults that gave their lives to protect the children in their care. My two youngest daughters are about the same ages as some of the children that were killed, and I was too stunned to continue writing. Later in the afternoon, I went to my daughters’ concert. When it ended I ... Full Story

Worst reactions to Sandy Hook shootings?

Worst reactions to Sandy Hook shootings?

  6 Worst Reactions to the Newtown Massacre By Jeff Fecke The horror of the massacre in Newtown, Conn. is still fresh, and yet already, there are people out making fools of themselves in its wake. It’s not particularly surprising that gun fetishists would be resisting calls to consider — just consider — some reasonable changes in gun safety policies. But that’s not what elevates a reaction to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School to truly reprehensible. No, the ... Full Story

Audubon Club meeting for January

Audubon Club meeting for January

                   

Berthoud Community Library January events

  January 1 – Library Closed January 2- Sweet P’s Story Time, 10:30 am. Sweet P’s story time is designed for preschool children. Come interact with songs, finger plays, stories and activities we will build pre-reading skills and have fun doing it. January 4 – Family Story Time, 10:30 am, library. We will interact with fun books, songs, and finger plays. January 7 – Move it Monday, 4 pm in the meeting room.  This after school club will meet the first Monday of the ... Full Story

Premier hosts Level 4 State Championships

Premier hosts Level 4 State Championships

  Premier Gymnastics Level 4 Large Team Colorado State Championship 5th Place Team: Right to Left: First Row; Elizabeth Thompson, Naima Contreras, Myah French, Taryn Thompson. Second Row; Tayler Graham, Ava Brunner, Brooklyn Roath, Payton Rechkemmer, Carly Southard, Ashlyn Erickson. Third Row; Taylor Evans, Hailey Sundby, Madi Justice, Tatum Clark, Grace Wadlington, Abby Budd Fourth Row; Coach Crystal, Coach Brenda, Coach Wendy   By Julee Graham Premier Gymnastics of ... Full Story

Teachers die protecting children

Teachers die protecting children

              America’s Teachers: Heroes or Greedy Moochers at the Public Trough? by: Dave Lindorff Viki Soto I’ll be brief here. Let’s just note that the heroic teachers who died while courageously trying to protect their kids at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, and the others who survived but stayed to protect the kids, were all part of a school system where the employees are members of the ... Full Story

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