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Saturday, October 25, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Marchman for Board of Education

Marchman for Board of Education

Dear Editor:  Elections for the Thompson School District Board of Education are fast approaching.  Janice Marchman is a current Board of Education member who is running for re-election.  I am a teacher in Thompson School District and I have had many volunteers in my classroom over the years but never a school board member.  Janice has volunteered her time at our school for the past few years.  She mentored one of my students so I had the pleasure of witnessing first hand, on a regular ... Full Story

HOW TO HELP THOSE AFFECTED BY FLOODING

HOW TO HELP THOSE AFFECTED BY FLOODING IN COLORADO www.HelpColoradoNow.org FINANCIAL GIFTS ARE THE BEST WAY TO HELP! FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO VOLUNTARY AGENCIES RESPONDING TO DISASTERS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO HELP - learn why To make a financial gift to the organization of your choice, CLICK HERE for a list of reputable agencies responding to disasters Cash allows disaster agencies to purchase exactly what is needed Member agencies of Colorado Voluntary Organizations ... Full Story

Obituary: Wally Gene Birkley

Obituary: Wally Gene Birkley

Wally Gene Birkley, 71, passed away at his home in Berthoud on August 29, 2013. Wally was born October 30, 1941 in New Castle, Neb. to Orville and Lyla Anfinson Birkley. Wally moved with his family to Loveland in 1948. He graduated from Loveland High School in 1960. On March 14, 1964 Ruby Dreith and Wally Birkley were married in Astoria, Ore. Wally enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard in February 1963. Wally was stationed aboard the USCGC Mallow in Astoria, Ore. and Honolulu, Hawaii. ... Full Story

Obituary: Kenneth Roy Krieger

Obituary: Kenneth Roy Krieger

Kenneth Roy Krieger, 74, of Berthoud, passed away Monday, September 2, 2013 in Loveland, Colorado from a heart related illness. Kenny was born January 11, 1939 at the family home in Berthoud to Conrad and Leora (Dreith) Krieger. He graduated from Berthoud High School in 1957. This farm boy found his way to Chicago, where he worked for Midway Airlines and met his future bride, Judith M. Petre of East Aurora, NY. They married October 15, 1960 in Chicago then made their first home in Longmont. ... Full Story

Epistle to the Ecotopians

  Best of TomDispatch: Ernest Callenbach, Last Words to an America in Decline Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 4:19pm, August 25, 2013. Thirty-five years later, it was still on my bookshelf in a little section on utopias (as well it should have been, being a modern classic).  A friend had written his name inside the cover and even dated it: August 1976, the month I returned to New York City from years of R&R on the West Coast.  Whether I borrowed it and never returned it or ... Full Story

Responsible Gun Owner of the Day

Responsible Gun Owner of the Day

  Toddler Shoots Self, Gun Owner Immediately Arrested by Kristina Chew Toddlers and guns: you’ve very likely already read one too many reports about a small child finding a gun and killing someone or even her or himself. There have been way, way too many such stories lately, each one more a glaring reminder about the United State’s failed efforts to reform gun control laws.On Sunday, 3-year-old Damon C. Holbrook found a .40-caliber handgun loaded with 15 ... Full Story

Impeachment Would Fix Lots of Problems

Impeachment Would Fix Lots of Problems

by Robert De Filippis What’s wrong with the Republican’s burning desire to impeach the president? If you lived here in the rural heartland, well sheltered from all those liberal, urban and coastal types, you would understand. I do, because recently I was educated by a couple of locals while we sat at the bar of a neighborhood restaurant. The larger topic was American politics. I learned that our most important problem is really Obama, who we all know is a (expletive) socialist ... Full Story

Obituary: Harry Orville Ayars

Obituary: Harry Orville Ayars

Harry O. Ayars, 69, lifetime resident of Weld and Larimer County Colorado, died Saturday, August 10, 2013, at Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital, Johnstown, Colorado, after battling COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) for over 12 years. Born January 19, 1944, in Greeley to Loren Orville and Beulah Lillian (Wickstrom) Ayars, he grew up on the family farm and ranch 18 miles northwest of Grover.  He graduated from Grover High School May 17, 1962 in a graduating class of 16.  ... Full Story

Al Jazeera on Snowden, WikiLeaks and Greenwald

    Snowden, Greenwald and Wikileaks are winning  Americans are becoming more concerned that government 'anti-terror' programmes are actually restricting civil liberties. Last Modified: 07 Aug 2013 11:33 By Mark Weisbrot: Opinion NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden and Sarah Harrison (L), a legal researcher for WikiLeaks, leave Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport after Snowden spent nearly six weeks in hiding there "It is a slap in the face of all Americans," said ... Full Story

The true cost of hunger in America

The true cost of hunger in America

Moyers: 50 Million Go Hungry Each Day Debates on how to address hunger are filled with clichés about freeloaders undeserving of government help. But the documentary "A Place at the Table" paints a truer picture of America’s poor. August 3, 2013  | Here in the richest country on earth, 50 million of us — one in six Americans — go hungry. More than a third of them are children. Debates on how to address hunger – in both Congress and the media — are filled with ... Full Story

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