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Archive for December, 2012

Loveland gymnasts do well in state level meet

Loveland gymnasts do well in state level meet

  Level 5 2012 Colorado State Championships By Julee Grahm 2012 Level 5 Team, Left to Right: Back Row: Brittani Myers, Coach Brenda Shultz, Madeline Madere. Front Row: Mackenzie Nedom, Abby Hazlett. Not Pictured: Alyson Buckner and Leanne Crochet. Photo by Richard Villarreal  Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies Level 5 Team Placed fifth out of 32 Teams in the 2012 Small Team Colorado State Championships. Peak Athletics Plus was the host team for the championships held in Highlands ... Full Story

Republican base = Low Information Voters

Republican base = Low Information Voters

Low Information Voters - the Republican Electoral Base By Bob Regl (about the author) The Republican Party has become the nation's repository for low-information-voters (LIVs). Its evolution into its present form started in the late 1960s when it initiated its "southern strategy"; i.e. after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 it started to wean southern segregationists from what had been the Southern Democratic party's "Solid South" - the "Dixiecrats." These new ... Full Story

Why Can’t My Cat Breathe?

Why Can’t My Cat Breathe?

        By Crystal Connor, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Respiratory distress, also referred to as dyspnea (disp-ne´ah), can present in different ways when it comes to our feline friends. The underlying cause can be from various conditions related to either the upper or lower respiratory tract. In some situations, the dyspnea can even be secondary to heart disease or problems outside of the lungs. Clinical symptoms that may indicate your cat is having ... Full Story

What to do about Iran

What to do about Iran

        Tomgram: Pepe Escobar, Obama in Tehran? Imagine, for a moment, a world in which the United States is a regional power, not a superpower.  A world in which the globe’s mightiest nation, China, invades Mexico and Canada, deposing the leaders of both countries.  A world in which China has also ringed the Americas, from Canada to Central America, with military bases.  A world in which Chinese officials openly brag about conducting covert ... Full Story

Our Second Little Christmas Angel

Our Second Little Christmas Angel

By Daris Howard We had been foster parents for several years when the opportunity came for us to have a beautiful 19-month-old foster daughter in our home, whom we were told we could possibly adopt. She went by the nickname of Angel, in the foster-care program, and that was what we called her too. She truly was a little angel. She had a round, cherubic face and light blond hair. She had a big smile and a happy disposition. We loved her from the minute she entered our home. We were ... Full Story

Obituary: Sam Macdonald

Obituary: Sam Macdonald

  Frank Samuel Macdonald of Loveland, Colo. died Dec 5, 2012 at Pathways Hospice Care Center. He was born on Dec 24, 1924 in Valverde, a truck farming area west of the South Platte River in Denver, to Frank P. and Lois E. (Merman) Macdonald. Sam attended McKinley Grade School and Grant Jr. High and graduated from South High School in 1942. He was a member of the South Platte Park Pirates softball team. His first paying job was as a caddy at Denver Country Club, he went on to be a ... Full Story

Memorial Service for Sam Macdonald

Memorial Service for Sam Macdonald

    Sam Macdonald of Berthoud passed away at Pathway Hospice on December 5, 2012 at the age of 87. A memorial service will be held on December 13 at 2 p.m. at the Berthoud United Methodist Church. Ninth Street and Lake Avenue, Berthoud. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Berthoud United Metodist Church Building Fund or Good Samaritan, 2101 So Garfield Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537. Obituary is now ... Full Story

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY TIPS… Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition but unfortunately these decorations may increase your chances of fire.  Based on information from the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration an estimated 240 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 150 home fires involving holiday lights occur each year.  Together these fires resulted in 21 deaths and $25.2 million in property damage.  Following are a few safety ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Calls: November 2012

Berthoud Fire Calls: November 2012

  Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident activity for November 2012   Monday, November 5 BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 25 at Mile marker 252. A single vehicle had hit the guardrail. There were no injuries reported. BFPD responded to a reported dumpster fire near a structure on Fifth Street. The fire crew found what appeared to be smoke coming from a vent in a church building. The building was investigated and the source was steam coming from a ... Full Story

Red Feather Fire Final Update

Red Feather Fire Final Update

      Larimer County Sheriff PRESS RELEASE A fast moving fire claimed two summer cabins in Red Feather Lakes early this morning and resulted in 367 evacuation notices being issued for Fox Acres and homes along portions of County Road 67J.  Winds gusting up to 50 to 60 miles-per-hour created 12 spot fires.  A large propane tank near one of the cabins exploded in the fire and went through a building across the street.  The building, owned by the Red Feather ... Full Story

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