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Saturday, October 1, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Employers will save 59 percent of Workers’

Employers will save 59 percent of Workers’ Comp premiums with ColoradoCare

  by Ralph Ogden Note: This is in response to recent opinion writing to decry Amendment 69, ColoradoCare, by Pinnacol Assurance Chief Executive Officer Philip Kalin. Ralph Ogden In writing his opposition to Amendment 69 (ColoradoCare), Pinnacol executive Phil Kalin suggests that health providers outside its network of hand-picked physicians somehow care less about curing and relieving symptoms of injured workers than those inside its network. Actually, ColoradoCare will ... Full Story

Obituary: Paul Alan Jones

Obituary: Paul Alan Jones

January 18, 1959 - September 15, 2016 Paul Alan Jones was born on January 18, 1959 and passed on September 15, 2016. Paul passed @ Pathway's Hospice in McKee Medical Center after a month long illness. Paul was born to Thomas C & Joyce N Jones. He attended Berthoud Schools and graduated from Berthoud High School in 1977. He also went to CMC in Leadville and true to the nature of the schools nickname CNSki, he did ski, a lot...there where many powder days. Paul also attended ... Full Story

Obituary: Jason Charles Holden

Obituary: Jason Charles Holden

Jason Charles Holden, “Jay”, a resident of Berthoud, Colorado, died unexpectedly on September 20, 2016 at the age of 43 when struck by a car while road biking in the foothills of Colorado. Jay is survived by his parents, Susan and Charles Holden; his wife, Kari Holden; his children, Sydney Lee and Tyler Jason Holden; and his sisters, Heather and Kedron Holden. Jay was born in Bronx, New York, in August of 1973 and raised on Long Island. He graduated from Colorado State University in ... Full Story

Buzz Sweeney Challenging Perry Buck for Colorado

Buzz Sweeney Challenging Perry Buck for Colorado District 49 House Seat

By Judith Powers Buzz Sweeney is challenging Republican Perry Buck for the District 49 House Seat in the Colorado Legislature. “You deserve a choice,” he says, referring to the fact that his opponent was unopposed in the last election, which gave progressives no choice at all. “I want to be your Representative because you deserve a choice between someone who might or might not represent your values, and me, a social progressive who is an economic conservative,” said Sweeney at ... Full Story

Obituary: Ricardo ‘Rick’ Mendoza

Obituary: Ricardo ‘Rick’ Mendoza

  Ricardo (Rick) Mendoza was born to Rito and Sara Mendoza on April 6, 1955 in New Braunfels Texas, relocating to Loveland/Berthoud area in 1957. Ricardo was raised in Berthoud and attended school there moving to Dacono 25 years ago. He loved his family and children made him smile. He was an avid Bronco fan who loved fishing, playing pool, traveling and spending time with his friends at Jerry D's. Ricardo is survived by his children Steven Martinez (Rebekkah) and Shannon Martinez; ... Full Story

Obituary: George Maxson

Obituary: George Maxson

George Maxson, 70, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016. He was born in La Junta, Colorado on February 24, 1946. George graduated from Wasson High School, Colorado Springs in 1964. He was employed by Safeway where he retired after 34 years. He married the love of his life Margaret (Peggy) Schwab on February 14, 1970. They made their home in Berthoud, Colorado where they raised 3 strong girls. George truly loved his family! George is survived by his wife, Peggy. His daughters, Tracy ... Full Story

Obituary: Joyce Mazelle Wilson

Obituary: Joyce Mazelle Wilson

November 26, 1931 - August 25, 2016 Joyce Mazelle Wilson, 84, of Berthoud passed away in Rock Springs, Wyoming on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Deer Trail Assisted Living Center. She was a resident of Rock Springs for the past year and a resident of Berthoud, Colorado for 55 years. She died following a lengthy illness. Joyce was born in Pritchett, Colorado, the daughter of Bruce B. Kenagy and Mable L. Berner Kenagy on November 26, 1931. Her maternal grandmother was Maze Peak, whose ... Full Story

Obituary: Herbert C. Meeker

Obituary: Herbert C. Meeker

June 15, 1931 - August 1, 2016 Herbert Charles Meeker, 85, of Berthoud, formerly of Irving, TX from 1966- 2000, joined His Lord on Monday, August 1, 2016. He was born June 15, 1931, to Max and Bessie Meeker of Maumee, Ohio. Herb earned a B.S. in Chemistry and Geology at Bowling Green State University. A US Air Force Captain, he served as flight navigator in the 60th Fighter Squadron from 1956- 1961. During his career in Texas, he was an Industrial Engineer for Vecta, Bell ... Full Story

Sweeny for HD 49

Sweeny for HD 49

Dear Editor, Adrian “Buzz” Sweeney is running for Colorado House of Representatives in District 49. He supports equal pay for women and believes in a livable minimum wage. He’s an environmentalist who encourages wind and solar energies, which preserve our rivers and reservoirs. He knows fracking is potentially dangerous to our water supply and that climate change is a serious problem that must be addressed. He wants single payer health care and believes women’s decisions are their ... Full Story

Shipley-Hanning Wedding

Shipley-Hanning Wedding

  Tycee Shipley and Joseph Hanning were married in the gently falling snow on April 20, 2016, at Red Rocks Park in Morrison. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. David Melson of Resurrection Fellowship. The bride is the daughter of David and Jayme Shipley, of Berthoud. She earned her bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. She is employed by British Petroleum in Indiana. The groom is the son of Terry and Sandra Hanning, of Hurricane, W. ... Full Story

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