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Thursday, May 26, 2016

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The underbelly of Berthoud politics

The underbelly of Berthoud politics

Berthoud Mayor-elect discusses resignation   BY PETER R. COWDIN Guest Columnist I am writing to thank the citizens of the Berthoud community for the tremendous outpouring of support and gratitude that I received during my campaign to be your next mayor and now, unfortunately, your tremendous concern for my personal well-being. I sincerely apologize formy sudden departure that may have led to the extra expense of a special election. It was certainly not my intention. ... Full Story

Presidential Politics and the American Soul

Presidential Politics and the American Soul

By Robert C Koehler When I want to believe that America is a democracy — indeed, to feel so deeply this is so that my soul trembles — I turn to Martin Luther King, who gave his life for it. He cried out for something so much more than a process: a game of winners and losers. He reached for humanity’s deepest yearning, for the connectedness of all people, for transcendence past hatred and the demonization of “the other.” He spoke — half a century ago — the words that ... Full Story

WAAAHHHH…but we don’t wanna get arrested!!

WAAAHHHH…but we don’t wanna get arrested!!

By Mike Ferner As the macho, gun-toting, testosterone-addled cowboys who took over the wildlife refuge in Oregon call it quits, their pitiful whine can be heard all the way to Florida: “Waaahhh…but we don’t wanna get arrested…” So much for the rugged-individualists and badass proponents of personal responsibility. Let’s see what happens as their armed insurrection winds down.  How will the system treat the militant bullyboys? Will they get pepper-sprayed in the face as ... Full Story

Lundberg Report – February 2016

Lundberg Report – February 2016

    Assisted Suicide Bill  Senate Bill 11 Why is the Speaker so outspoken against life?  The Peter Falk Act.  _____________________________________________________________________ Assisted Suicide Bill The Senate State Affairs Committee heard the Assisted Suicide bill on Wednesday. Proponents of this bill advocate for a medical professional, a physician who has sworn to do no harm, to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs for a patient who wants to end his or her life. ... Full Story

Age-Friendly Larimer County

Age-Friendly Larimer County

By: Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson On November 24, 2015, the Larimer County Board of Commissioners signed a letter of intent for Larimer County to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. We believe this is important because the network helps participating communities become great places for older adults and people of all ages by adopting such features as safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, access to key services, and opportunities for ... Full Story

Colorado’s 4 Seasons: pre-winter, winter,

Colorado’s 4 Seasons: pre-winter, winter, post-winter, construction!

  By: Rusty McDaniel – Assistant County Engineer forLarimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III You’ve probably heard of the 4 seasons we have here in Colorado: almost winter, winter, just past winter and construction! All over Larimer County both inside and outside city limits we encounter road construction. It’s frustrating for everyone and there are many questions we all ask. Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III asked Assistant County Engineer Rusty McDaniel to ... Full Story

Newsflash: Socialism Makes Your Life Better Every

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This Morning, 7th Church Near Ferguson Burned Down In

This Morning, 7th Church Near Ferguson Burned Down In Wave of Arson

By Sabrina Joy Stevens Predominantly black churches in North St. Louis, Missouri, which is near Ferguson, have been targeted by one or possibly more arsonists in the past 11 days. St. Louis and the surrounding region have been home to a resurgence of new-era Civil Rights organizing in the wake of the 2014 killing of Mike Brown by Ferguson police. The Ferguson uprising is credited with launching the nationwide #BlackLivesMatter movement. This recent string of arsons is the second wave ... 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 exploitation This ... Full Story

The County Commissioners Column

The County Commissioners Column

April is National County Government Month By: Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III People often are unaware of the roles county government plays in their everyday lives. Often people think cities and counties perform the same functions, and in some areas they do, however there are many functions counties provide both inside and outside city limits. As county commissioners we have heard people tell us they don’t live in the county, they live in one of our wonderful cities or towns. This ... Full Story

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