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Saturday, August 23, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Where does Udall get his money?

Where does Udall get his money?

“So, the Koch brothers are spending millions for Cory Gardner….”  So says a pro-Udall campaign ad.  But look where Udall is getting his money: ActBlue and billionaire Tom Steyer. Remember back on February 19 when Udall, along with Harry Reid, Al Gore and five other Democrat senators went to Steyer’s home in San Francisco to get $400,000 that night and a promise of $100 million more to come?  All he asked was that they block the Keystone pipeline; and they did. According to ... Full Story

Obituary: George Becker Botterill

Obituary: George Becker Botterill

  George Becker Botterill of Loveland, Colorado passed away suddenly at home on August 7, 2014. George was born October 26, 1947 in Denver, Colorado to John Robert Botterill and Helen Josephine (Becker) Botterill. He lived in Denver until 1961 when the family moved to Berthoud, Colorado. After graduating from Berthoud High School in 1965, George entered the U.S. Army and served his country in the Vietnam War. He was an avid sportsman, highly respected heavy equipment operator, loving ... Full Story

Obituary: Darrell Baumer

Obituary: Darrell Baumer

  Darrell “Beaner” Baumer, 83, of Berthoud died July 31, 2014 at the Aspen House in Loveland. He was born August 28, 1930 in Stetsonville, Wisconsin to George and Ella Baumer. In August of 1956 he married Janice Mae Thurston in Hancock, Wisconsin. Darrell and Jan moved to Berthoud in 1982 where Darrell worked for the Berthoud National Bank. He had been in banking from 1956 to 1995. Darrell enjoyed golfing, woodworking, hunting, fishing and remote control airplanes. Darrell is ... Full Story

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

  To the Editor, Republicans in Congress pledge to deal with comprehensive immigration policy just as soon as our borders are secure -- in other words, when pigs fly. Our borders never will be secure enough to satisfy the Republicans, because that's impossible. No matter how many fences we build, troops we deploy, or children we deport, our nation's borders never will be impenetrable. Our borders are huge; they abut Mexico and Canada and curve in and out of thousands of ... Full Story

Obituary: Debbie Lynn Siems

Obituary: Debbie Lynn Siems

  Debbie Lynn Siems, 48, of Berthoud, Colo., formerly of Fremont Nebraska, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s hospital in Denver after a long battle with cancer. Debbie Siems was born Oct. 12, 1965, in Fremont to Dennis and Janice (Swan) Mittelstaedt. She graduated from Fremont Senior High School, then attended Omaha College of Health Careers where she got her degree in dental assisting. She also worked at Hero Sandwich Shop and Oilgear in Fremont, then later at ... Full Story

Good Guy with a gun: Dead

Good Guy with a gun: Dead

It's Really Hard to Be a Good Guy With a Gun     By Adam Weinstein      My wife and I got into an argument last night over a dead man. His name was Joseph Robert Wilcox. He was 31 on Sunday, the day he tried to stop cop-killer Jerad Miller in a Las Vegas Walmart and was shot by Miller's wife Amanda. Wilcox was a good guy with a gun. It cost him his life. What I tried to explain to my wife—who thought Wilcox should have been running in the other ... Full Story

 Drafted by the National Security State

 Drafted by the National Security State

  Posted by William Astore at 8:03am, June 12, 2014. Click on picture for more images of Willie and Joe On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Brian Williams led off NBC Nightly News this way: “On our broadcast tonight, the salute to the warriors who stormed the beaches here in Normandy...”  It’s such a commonplace of our American world, that word “warriors” for those in the U.S. military or, as is said time and again, our “wounded warriors” for ... Full Story

Obituary: Judith Ann Lehn

Obituary: Judith Ann Lehn

Judith Ann Lehn was warmly welcomed into the Universe on April 17, 2014. She transitioned peacefully, with her best friend, Leslie, by her side, along with her devoted husband, Don, and her goddaughter, Analee, as well as many others with her in divine spirit, including her beloved sister, Nancy. Judy's effervescent, loving; quick-witted personality naturally drew everyone to her. Judy cared deeply for all she met. In fact, Judy embodied the ancient meaning behind the word "Namaste" by honoring ... Full Story

Obituary: Betty Helen Bashor

Obituary: Betty Helen Bashor

Betty Helen (Ferry) Bashor, 91, of Berthoud, passed away at the Lemay Long Term Care Center in Fort Collins on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Betty was born in Spokane, Washington on June 4, 1922 to Mildred (Cramer) Ferry and Frank V. Ferry. Betty was married to E. Eugene “Gene” Bashor for 68 years. They made their home farming in the Berthoud/Johnstown area until 1977 when they retired to Berthoud. Gene preceded her in death in July of 2010. Betty was very active in the First ... Full Story

Obituary: Judith Ann Pearce

Obituary: Judith Ann Pearce

Judith Ann “Judy” Pearce of Windsor, Colorado passed away unexpectedly April 15, 2014 at the age 75. Judy was born to Pete and Maxine Baller on June 14, 1938 in Longmont, Colorado. Her ancestors were early pioneers to Longmont and her great grandfather, Amos Millice joined the Chicago Colony helping to form Longmont and was part of the survey crew helping to lay out the town. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandparents and other relatives. Judy is survived by her ... Full Story

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