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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Steven Edward Coseo

Obituary: Steven Edward Coseo

Steven Edward Coseo 57, of Berthoud formerly of Loveland, passed away at University Hospital in Aurora, Colorado on August 26, 2015 after a lengthy illness. He never gave up the fight.Steve was born in Loveland on January 19, 1958 to Donald and Edna (Geist) Coseo. Steve was the oldest of three children. Steve lived most of his life in the Loveland area, moving away a couple times but always coming back home.Steve married Gladys (Bethel) Coseo on June 11, 1977 in Loveland at St. John's Catholic ... Full Story

Obituary: Michael Sneyder Woodiel

Obituary: Michael Sneyder Woodiel

Michael Sneyder Woodiel, 19, of Berthoud, died August 21, 2015. Michael was born in Bogota, Colombia on July 22, 1996. Berthoud became home for Michael, along with his sister Jenny Paola, September 27 2006, by adoption to Bart and Kathy Woodiel. Michael’s family also includes his brother Justin Michael Woodiel and his wife Andrea, sister Stephany Lynn McClure and her husband Matt and two nieces Neveah and Temperance McClure.Michael graduated from Berthoud High School in 2015. Special ... Full Story

Obituary: Carolyn Marie Boettcher-Schultz

Obituary: Carolyn Marie Boettcher-Schultz

Carolyn Marie Boettcher-Schultz, 88, died peacefully at her home in Berthoud, Colorado on August 6 surrounded by her loving family. Carolyn Johnson was born on September 9, 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended one year of college as an art major before marrying Herbert Boettcher in 1946, divorcing after 12 years, raising her sons Jim and Ken as a single mother then moving to Loveland, Colorado in 1978. When hired as a waitress at The Hobnob Restaurant, she became a devoted member of the ... Full Story

Standing Up for Rural Postal Delivery


By Marie Powell, mariep@cfra.org,Center for Rural AffairsPost offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services.The mail service is a national treasure that has been in operation for 240 years. Every day, the Postal Service provides affordable, universal mail service to all—without using taxpayer ... Full Story

Thompson schools don’t need “Reformers”

Thompson schools don’t need “Reformers”

Has the Thompson School District "Reformers" flier, which states it is "Paid for by Americans for Prosperity," appeared on your doorstep ?We should be concerned about how "Reformers" in Thompson are continuing to put "politics first" in our school district. Their flier contains a lot of misinformation.Before the "Reformers" were elected to the board, we already had many choices that met the needs of a diverse student population. They include K-12 programs LISA, IB, STEM and GT, and AP in 10-12. ... Full Story

Wildfires, be prepared

Wildfires, be prepared

To the Editor: I could not believe what I was seeing when I watched the Waldo Canyon fire on TV the night of June 26, 2012, as a wildfire destroyed 346 homes in western Colorado Springs. Given the right conditions -- very high temperatures, very dry vegetation, and strong, erratic winds -- the Waldo Canyon fire could occur here in the Loveland area. Our most vulnerable neighborhood is Namaqua Hills, but a fast-moving grass fire could invade almost any neighborhood around the city's ... Full Story

Obituary: Kevin Hastings

Obituary: Kevin Hastings

Kevin Hastings, of Berthoud, went home to be with the Lord on August 4, 2015 at the age of 54.Kevin was born October 26, 1960 to Lyle and Janice Hastings. He attended Berthoud High School where he graduated in 1979. Kevin is survived by his wife Kari (of 34 years), daughter Tiffany, son Christopher of Berthoud; his parents Lyle and Janice of Longmont, brother Joe (his wife Christy) of San Diego, Calif.; sister Sonya of Berthoud; brother-in-law Randy (wife Barbara) of Johnstown; brother-in-law ... Full Story

Obituary: William “Bill” Wegener

Obituary: William “Bill” Wegener

Chief William Henry "Bill" Wegener of Berthoud was born on November 8, 1938 and went to eternal peace on August 4, 2015 after a short battle with cancer.He was born in Harvey, Illinois, to Thelma Lillian (Brown) and William August Wegener.After high school, Bill joined the United States Air Force in 1956, achieving the rank of Airman 2nd Class as a Weapons Specialist. After being Honorably Discharged in 1963, he moved on to a career in Law Enforcement. Bill's career led to numerous positions ... Full Story

Obituary: Max N Schaal

Obituary: Max N Schaal

He was born Jan 26, 1925 to Newton and Etta Schaal, on a ranch near Limon Colo. Max grew up at the site of the United States Air Force Academy and was a veteran of War II. After being discharged from the Army, he came to Berthoud, and farmed prior to operating a Machining business with Brothers Dale and Jack for fifteen years, doing business with IBM and Hewitt Packard, and later operating a 1600 acre ranch with his Brother Dale at Woodrow, Colo. He married Marjorie Schleiger in 1956 and was ... Full Story

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

By: Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson You’re 85 years old. You’ve had a stroke and you wake up in a nursing home, alone and confused with a lot of questions. It is likely you will spend the rest of your life in this room, although you don’t want to accept that. Where before you took care of all of your needs and affairs, you are now dependent on strangers. Incapacitated and perhaps with some degree of dementia, you are now at increased risk of abuse, fraud and ... Full Story

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