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Friday, November 24, 2017

‘Guest column’ Archives

When does home remodeling make financial sense?

When does home remodeling make financial sense?

Practical Money Matters By Jason Alderman My wife and I survived two major home remodeling projects and we’ve got the battle scars to prove it. Like most people feeling cramped for space – thanks to two growing children in our case – we weighed the plusses and minuses of remodeling versus moving to a larger home. Because we live in a great neighborhood with strong local schools, we ultimately decided to stay put and remodel, but everyone’s case is different. Here are a few ... Full Story

Think Before You Ink

Think Before You Ink

Signing Petitions is Not Necessarily a Civic Duty The League of Women Voters of Larimer County encourages its members and the public to be cautious when asked to sign initiative petitions. Especially as election season approaches, voters will be asked to sign a variety of initiative petitions “just to get it on the ballot so people can vote on it. ” This reasoning is inadequate; your signature should be considered at least as valuable as your vote. Far fewer signatures are required to ... Full Story

With Father, Through the Valley of Death

With Father, Through the Valley of Death

By Dr. Paul Kengor  The Center for Vision & Values “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me. ” (Psalm 23:4) My family and I drove aside the Mall in Washington, DC, creeping along Independence Avenue in search of a parking spot. We were beyond the Washington Monument, further south near our ultimate destination: the Lincoln Memorial. It was part of an educational field trip to teach our children about the Civil War, and ... Full Story

America Needs Union Competition

America Needs Union Competition

By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson I agree with President Obama that we need more labor unions. However, I disagree with his approach. Full disclosure: I have been a dues-payer to both the United Auto Workers and the National Education Association unions. My sympathies are heavily tilted toward the interests of the men and women who do the work that makes America go. For that reason, I strongly oppose the dishonestly named “Employee Free Choice Act, ” which aims to deprive workers of secret ... Full Story

Protect your personal information on vacation

Protect your personal information on vacation

Practical Money Matters By Jason Alderman This is the time of year when many people finalize their summer vacation plans – confirming travel and lodging reservations, dusting off suitcases and looking for games to occupy the kids on long road trips. Just be sure that when your brain goes into vacation mode, you don’t ignore the same precautions you take during everyday life to protect your personal information. Here are a few safeguards to keep in mind: Guard your itinerary. In ... Full Story

American Police State: Secret Prisons in the U.S.

American Police State: Secret Prisons in the U.S.

By John W. Whitehead May 4, 2010 "The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings."— John F. Kennedy How will you know that you're living in a police state? When law enforcement authorities are empowered to stop and search anyone they deem to be "suspicious," when citizens are being snatched up and made to disappear with no access to the legal system, and ... Full Story

“DECIDE” Referred Measure to be Heard in

Parents, educators, citizens, clergy, community leaders to testify on Referred Measure that would ask voters to DECIDE whether to give the legislature tools to invest in education. DENVER, Colo. – Public education supporters will gather at the Capitol on Thursday, April 29 to ask the Senate Education Committee to pass Senate Concurrent Resolution 002, known as the "DECIDE" referendum for "Decide: Education Cuts or Invest in our Democracy and Economy." Last week, the House Education Committee ... Full Story

Will print news survive?

Will print news survive?

It’s the Friday night topic of The Future of News DENVER – (April 28, 2010) – Will print news survive? That be the topic of The Future of News Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m. on Channel 12.1. Host Frank Sesno and Tina Brown, founder of the internet news site The Daily Beast, and Ken Paulson, former editor of USA Today, will discuss whether the Internet is killing print news. Brown, a former editor of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair magazines, and Paulson, one of the earliest editors to put ... Full Story

Berthoud Trustee starts his own blog

Berthoud Trustee starts his own blog

Newly seated Berthoud Trustee Dave Skiles has started his own blog. The first post was February 15 and he talks about issues on his mind. We applaud this effort to reach out to the people of Berthoud. Each post ends with a poll asking whether you agree ore disagree with his comments. This is a great opportunity to let your opinion be known. You can visit his site by clicking here.

Wall Street will stop at nothing to get what it wants

Wall Street will stop at nothing to get what it wants

The following article by Zach Carter appears in the online news blog Care2. It is yet another view of the actions of the big banks and brokers. It also provides links to other articles on the subject. Click here to read he article.

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