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Archive for October, 2013

Veterans Day Thoughts

  No Glory in War for this Veteran By Andrew Larkin I am a veteran – of the Vietnam era, as are my friends and my brothers. My father, uncles, and an aunt were veterans of World War II. A great uncle was stationed on a battleship during World War I.  A great-grandfather fought in the Civil War, an immigrant in an Illinois regiment who suffered the rest of his life from his bullet wound. Veterans Day on November 11 was formerly Armistice Day, celebrating the end of the Great ... Full Story

Obituary: Donald Eugene Dortch

Obituary: Donald Eugene Dortch

  Donald Eugene Dortch, 89 years old, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, passed away on Oct. 14, 2013. Donald was born in Berthoud Colorado Oct. 3, 1924, to the late Finley and MaryAnn Dortch. Donald graduated from Berthoud High School, joined the army and served in WWII. Donald served in the US Army, receiving the Victory Medal in WWII, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and 4 Bronze Stars for major battles. After being discharged from the ... Full Story

Local Gymnasts Compete in Lakewood

  2013 Judges Cup Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies  By Wendy Kenner October 12, 2013 Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies competed in the 2013 Judges Cup in Lakewood, Colorado on October 5, 2013. All three teams did well, with the Level 3 and 5 teams placing 2nd, and the Level 4 team placing 3rd in the team competitions. There were several gymnasts placing in the top 5 for individual events and the All-Around competition for the Level 3 team. The placements were as follows: Level 3 ... Full Story

Park Rangers speak out

Park Rangers speak out

Anonymous Park Rangers Speak Up by Land of Enchantment We have been recently treated to the Congressman who told a Park Ranger in DC that she should be ashamed of herself. (Because of the government shutdown he and his party had worked so hard to bring down upon us all!) She did not have the liberty to mouth off at his small-minded, mean-spirited willful ignorance. The National Parks Conservation Association has just released a video which shares the words of Park Rangers. Turns ... Full Story

Government shutdown 180 years in the making

Government shutdown 180 years in the making

    Mission Accomplished? Shutdown’s Dirty Southern Roots Began In 1832 John C. Calhoun The Tea Party-led shutdown of the federal government hasn’t opened a new era of paralyzing divisiveness in American government. On the contrary, the recent shutdown simply reconfirms a long-held trend in U.S. history, where certain factions of the country believe they have the right to nullify federal law. It’s no surprise, then, that the Tea Party Nullifiers hail from the ... Full Story

Larimer Sheriff assumes command of Berthoud police

Larimer Sheriff assumes command of Berthoud police

  investigates allegations against officers   Unspecified allegations made against police officers in Berthoud have the sheriff’s office running the department and investigating the accusations. A Larimer County Sheriff’s Office sergeant has assumed the duties of Berthoud Police Chief Glenn Johnson, and an unspecified number of the town’s seven police officers is on administrative leave, according to Town Administrator Mike Hart. Hart declined to say what’s been ... Full Story

SWAT Call Out in Lyons, Colorado

At approximately 11:30 am today, Sunday, October 13, 2013, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assigned to the Estes Park area were dispatched to a disturbance at 3500 block of Colard Lane in unincorporated Larimer County near Lyons, Colorado.  A subject identified as an Hispanic male approximately 54 years of age was alleged to have discharged a firearm during the disturbance and had barricaded himself inside his home.  No one was injured during the disturbance with everyone ... Full Story

Candidates for Loveland City Council

Candidates for Loveland City Council

  To the Editor, Loveland’s Ward I has two candidates running for City Council.  Which would make the best Councilperson at this time? One candidate is a Loveland native and an attorney with a small, local legal office. He serves on Loveland’s Planning Commission. The other is retired corporate chemist, Irene Fortune, who has worked for British Petroleum (BP) and most recently for DuPont, the American chemical company that has developed such products as nylon, Teflon, ... Full Story

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory,

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory,

Friday, October 18, 2013 7:30 – 11:00 PM. 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on our website, www.starkids.org). The speakers for this evening will be Cathy and Tim Haven, owners of S&S Optika in Littleton, Colo. The title of  their talk will be “How to select and buy the right telescope for you or your kids” S&S Optika, located at 6579 S. Broadway in Littleton, is the best telescope shop in a five hundred mile ... Full Story

Your Pet and Rabies

Your Pet and Rabies

What Is Rabies? Christina Kellogg, DVM Emergency Intern Many of us are familiar with the disease called Rabies. We were taught to fear animals that are seen frothing at the mouth as they may infected with the deadly disease. We vaccinate our pets against Rabies as it has long been considered a standard of routine health care. But why? How often is Rabies actually seen in Colorado? Should you really be concerned? Prior to 2007, Rabies was only known to be in the bat populations ... Full Story

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