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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

‘Letters to the Editor’ Archives

The voice of democracy

The voice of democracy

AT LAST! The voice of democracy is heard again in our land! Thank you, Mr. President. The U.S. keeps see-sawing between two political philosophies – democracy and plutocracy – so different that we no longer communicate. This takes a toll on our nation. Republicans are the plutocrats. They believe that the wealthy are smarter and more deserving that the rest of us, that they have earned the right to govern, and that government should be run for their benefit. Their golden age was the ... Full Story

Don’t drink and drive

Don’t drink and drive

Dear Berthoud I realize I am by no means a perfect person, however I try to be a good citizen in our community. There is one issue that irritates me beyond belief and that is the number of our fellow citizens who continue to choose to drink and drive in our town. Has everyone forgotten about poor Todd Peeples and the other boy who were killed in the spring of 2003? So, I have zero axe to grind with anyone here in town, but if you drink and drive ... park it ... and yes... call a cab, a ... Full Story

Learn from these young Egyptians?

Learn from these young Egyptians?

To the Editor, I watched in amazement as the young people of Egypt peacefully arose to overturn their country’s dictatorship. They revolted against a system ruled by an elite few, where all the wealth flowed upward, and ordinary people had no opportunity to progress, no matter how bright, skilled or educated they might be. Is Egypt now ripe for theocracy? Not likely. Egyptians have closely watched the Iranian revolution and its aftermath. They see their Iranian counterparts ... Full Story

Family Planning

Family Planning

To the Editor: Dear God, When you told us to “be fruitful and multiply”, did you intend for this multiplying to go on, unchecked, forever? Perhaps it’s time for new orders, like “Stop! Enough with the multiplying! I gave you the brains to figure out family planning. By now you should have had the sense to use it. “You humans are spoiling my beautiful planet. You’re using up all the resources and filling the land and seas with garbage. Your wars ... Full Story

Federal Judge rejects Miller’s challenges in

U.S. District Judge Ralph Biestline today rejected all of Joe Millers claims of election fraud. He also lifted the restraining order on certifying Lisa Murkowski as the winner of the Alaska election. It has been a long road as the Alaskan courts had already ruled against Miller and the federal court said he raised no issues applicable to the federal courts. In spite of the chain of losses, Miller still is contemplating his next step in his legal battle. The Anchorage Daily News has the ... Full Story

Aging – If it’s not your issue… It will be

Aging – If it’s not your issue… It will be

As one of our senior board members so eloquently stated, “It ain’t for sissies!” Many people are affected by the challenges associated with aging, including: The older adult – Increased physical challenges, healthcare costs, feelings of isolation, reduced mobility, and vulnerability. Children of the aging – Balancing financial & emotional needs. Employers - Increased absenteeism due to employees caring for parents. Our senior population is growing rapidly ... Full Story

A Big Thank you to all of the BATs volunteers!

A Big Thank you to all of the BATs volunteers!

Letter to the Editor- A Big Thank you to all of the BATs volunteers! In a recent editorial posted at recorderonline.com, the writer correctly wrote that there are no Transportation Board Members listed on the Town web site. Although they are not listed on the web site there are in fact two current Transportation Board members-Eileen Hoover and Cliff Uber. There has been a hold placed on all Boards until Town Administrator Mike Hart can review Town volunteer board’s membership, ... Full Story

Fund Raiser for BHS “After Prom” event

Fund Raiser for BHS “After Prom” event

Hello Family, Friends, Students, and Community Supporters of Berthoud High School! This Wednesday, December 1, from 4-8 p.m., we will have our first fundraiser for the “After Prom Event” for Berthoud High School. We have decided to start early, as this is a completely non-profit event that is 100% for our students. Our mission is to keep them safe while having a fantastic event that is full of fun, activities, raffles, food, entertainment, games, and much more! With your help and ... Full Story

Health Insurance, what will happen?

Health Insurance, what will happen?

To the Editor, Republicans plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it. If they succeed, their plan will include buying health insurance across state lines. Since that’s already law, what will change? Let’s consider two factors, premiums and appeals. Federal law currently requires insurers to spend at least 80% to 85% of premium dollars on actual health care or quality improvement and to justify premium increases to state regulators and the Secretary of the U.S. ... Full Story

Thompson School District proposed calendar

Thompson School District proposed calendar

The Thompson School District calendar committee has completed work on three proposed calendars for the 2011-2012 school year. Each proposed calendar, and information about each calendar, is available in English and Spanish on the district website, www. thompsonschools.org. Access to the information is from the website bulletin board. From the calendar information page, the community can go to a short survey asking them to select their preference of the three proposed calendars. The calendar ... Full Story

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