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Saturday, December 20, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Jerry Joseph “Papa” Sladek

Obituary: Jerry Joseph “Papa” Sladek

  Jerry Sladek passed away in his home on the morning of Saturday, November 22, 2014. Jerry was born to Georgia and Jerry Sladek on November 20 1934. Jerry was preceded in death by his sister Margie, and survived by his brother Ralph. Jerry is survived by his wife Dorothy. Jerry and Dorothy spent 56 years together after meeting at Arvada High School. They have two children Joseph and Tina Sladek. Jerry served in the U.S. Army for 2 years. Jerry was a loyal Broncos fan and adamant ... Full Story

Take care of America

Take care of America

  To the Editor, "Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without." This rhyme epitomizes the way we are treating our nation. Cute, but it leaves out the most important part -- TAKE CARE OF IT! Our forefathers acquired the healthiest, most beautiful land anywhere on this earth -- beautiful mountains and valleys filled with native trees and grasses, rich soils, clean and abundant waters, clean air, and thriving wildlife. And they built a great nation, providing us with prosperous ... Full Story

Women vote: 2014

Women vote: 2014

Dear Editors: Have you noticed that all the while opposite-world conservative republicans are demeaning and patronizing women voters with insulting ads connecting their candidates' names to wedding dresses, or instructing young women not to vote, that they're also hiring women to do all the mud-slinging and fear-mongering in their political ads. But then conservatives have always made women do their dirty work - literally. And obviously want them to continue to do so. Maybe they think ... Full Story

Betsy Markey: Most Qualified

Betsy Markey: Most Qualified

To the Editor, I worked with Betsy Markey as a volunteer for over a year and was amazed by this knowledgeable, inspiring woman. Volunteers are difficult to motivate, but she can do that, with good results, like nobody else I know. She must be a whiz with paid employees. With a degree in finance, Markey started two private businesses, one local and one national -- both successful. She represented Senator Salazar in northern Colorado, served as Congresswoman for CD4, and then worked for ... Full Story

Obituary: Lyle Dean Ellis

Obituary: Lyle Dean Ellis

November 9, 1921 – September 1, 2014 Lyle Dean Ellis quietly passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at the age of 92 at home surrounded by family. Lyle was born in Norton County, Kansas on November 9, 1921 to Mary Velma Higgins and John Elmer Ellis. He lived in Norton with his parents and his brother Chester “Chet” and his sister Lucille. The family moved north of Anton, Colorado in 1930. Lyle attended the Arickaree School and was raised on the family farm where he learned to farm, tend ... Full Story

SOAP BOX EDITORIAL

SOAP BOX EDITORIAL

Angela Myers, Larimer County Clerk & Recorder 498-7852 Election Day is Fast Approaching We are approximately one month from the November 4th General Election. Ballots are due to be mailed the week of October 13th. An important part of administering elections is keeping you informed and providing you insight into how the process works. Formal “Notice of Election” pieces can be found in nearly all local papers this time of year, but I wanted to provide you with some additional ... Full Story

Obituary: Harold Roland Eckhardt

Obituary: Harold Roland Eckhardt

    Harold Roland Eckhardt, 87, of Berthoud passed away on September 22, 2014 at the Medical Center of the Rockies. He was born February 16, 1927 in Greeley, Colorado to Pauline Eckhardt and Henry Meyer. He married Earlene Faye Nicks on June 11, 1950 in Johnstown, Colorado. Harold worked for Kerchoff Construction a few years and Pinkard Construction as a Superintendent for 33 years. He was a member of the Loveland Elks, a member of Sweetheart Sam's Camping Club, and a ... Full Story

15 Things You Should Never Say To An Atheist

15 Things You Should Never Say To An Atheist

By Jonathan Lenhardt Hop on over to YouTube one of these days and do a quick search for “15 things to NEVER say to an atheist.”  You’ll come across this video aptly titled 15 Things to NEVER Say to an Atheist. The video comes courtesy of The Atheist Voice and features Hemant Mehta of friendlyatheist.com. The premise is really rather simple: what are things Christians shouldn’t say to atheists? Let’s take a look at each one of these fifteen items where I’ll not only quote ... Full Story

My hero is a Farmer

My hero is a Farmer

Mama, My Hero Didn’t Grow up to Be a Cowboy, He Grew Up to be a Farmer by Nancy Meyer Saturday, Sept 27 I attended the Harvest The Hope Concert nine miles north of Neligh, Nebraska.  This wasn’t any ordinary music concert.  It was a benefit headlined by none other than Neil Young and Willie Nelson, on behalf of a handful of grass-roots groups fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline in my home state of Nebraska. The event was massive.  Over 7000 tickets were sold and many acres of ... Full Story

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

  Keystone XL could be a terrorist target. Keystone XL Won't Lower Gas Prices, It Might Raise Them By Tim Worstall There’s two things we can say about the effect of the Keystone XL pipeline on gas prices. One is that it will, if built, have no effect at all upon gas prices and the other is that it might actually raise them. Which ends up being the final effect depends upon quite what you want to believe about the way the market operates at ... Full Story

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