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Monday, November 20, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Eric Scott Koolstra

Obituary: Eric Scott Koolstra

    Eric Scott Koolstra, 44, of Berthoud, Colorado, loving son, husband, and father, died on May 13, 2017. He was born on May 9, 1973 in Boulder, Colorado to Wilbert and Marie Koolstra. He graduated from Berthoud High School in 1992. Eric enjoyed being with his family. He loved to camp, hunt, and especially fish. He liked to spend time outdoors at the lake and the mountains four wheeling or at home being outside with his animals. He was a farmer and took pride in what he did. ... Full Story

Obituary: Sonia Locke

Obituary: Sonia Locke

Our beloved Sonia went to be with the angels after a long and courageous battle against cancer. Sonia passed away at her home in Berthoud surrounded by her family and closest friends. Sonia was the middle child of Ray Johnson and Nancy Brown. Sonia spent almost her entire childhood growing up in Longmont. Sonia was a 1980 graduate of Skyline High School and went on the get her Associates Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Bauder Fashion College in Arlington, Texas in 1982. It was in ... Full Story

Obituary: Ronald “Ron” Halverson

Obituary: Ronald “Ron” Halverson

  Ronald “Ron” Halverson was born in Denver, Colorado on May 5, 1927 to Ralph Halverson and Gertrude Wright Halverson. He was a graduate of Denver West High School. He joined the Marine Reserves while in high school in preparation for service in the Korean Conflict. The war concluded in Korea before he graduated so he remained in the Reserves serving in MACS-23 at Buckley Air Base for the next 9 years. Ron was a union Sheet Metal Worker for 54 years. He served as an apprentice ... Full Story

Obituary: Bertha “Birdie” Griep

Obituary: Bertha “Birdie” Griep

Birdie Griep, 91, of Berthoud was surrounded by family when she passed on peacefully to be with the Lord on April 29, 2017. She was born in Berthoud in 1925 on the family farm north of town, to Dan and Mollie Giebelhaus. Birdie was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Florence, brothers Roland and Reuben Gablehouse, her husband Victor Griep and great-grandson Aaron. She is survived by her three children, Carole Haverland of Berthoud, Clark R. Griep and his wife Joan of Broomfield, ... Full Story

Obituary: Peter Bridgeman

Obituary: Peter Bridgeman

Peter N. Bridgman January 24, 1946 – March 6, 2017 Peter Bridgman passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2017 at his beloved home after eight long years of battling intermittent bouts of cancer. He was born in London, England, the son Ronald and Eleanor Bridgman. He earned his mechanical engineering degree in Manchester, England. He met his future wife Barbara while on a trip to visit his brother Tim, who was living in Denver, Colorado with his family. A two-year “courtship of ... Full Story

No Exit? The NY Times and North Korea

No Exit? The NY Times and North Korea

by Mel Gurtov Three opinion pieces on US policy toward North Korea have appeared in the New York Times in the past week.  They deserve critical comment.  The writers are all very capable people who share a deep concern about Korea’s security and the possibility of a major blowup that would cause enormous human and material losses throughout the Asia Pacific.  As a longtime student of Korean affairs, however, I find that these commentaries—which reflect ... Full Story

Obituary: Jeanne C. Bolton

Obituary: Jeanne C. Bolton

Jeanne C. Bolton 1937 - 2017 Jeanne C. Bolton, born in Sheridan, Wyoming in 1937, left this earth seventy-nine years later on March 6, 2017. She beat the medical odds for the last 15 years of her life, and it will surprise no one who knew her that she left just as she planned ¾  in her home with family attending. During her working career she was a bank teller, a science teacher, a passive solar home designer, a brick salesperson, and an artist's representative. She earned ... Full Story

Obituary: Norman Dave Roush

Obituary: Norman Dave Roush

(November 24, 1943 - March 10, 2017) Norman Dave Roush, “Dave” as he was affectionally known, passed away peacefully, in the loving arms of wife Jean on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dave was born, November 24, 1943 in Newton, Iowa to his parents LaVerne and Frances Roush. The son of a race car driver, Dave and his brother Larry grew up around garages and race tracks, a playground where he honed his mechanical ability and developed his lifelong loves of ... Full Story

Voters? Screw The Voters, Says Sen. Kevin Lundberg

Voters? Screw The Voters, Says Sen. Kevin Lundberg

  by: Colorado Pols                                                                                March 29, 2017 at 12:26 PM MDT   Sen. Kevin Lundberg (R). A story from the Denver Post’s John Frank today that will make your blood ... Full Story

Lundberg: Birthday and Bills

Lundberg: Birthday and Bills

        March 24, 2017 Medical Transparency Bill Estes Park The Long Bill is Ready ______________________________________________________________________________ Medical Transparency Bill Senate Bill 65 passed the House this week. This is my medical transparency bill, requiring doctors, clinics and hospitals to list the prices of their most common practices. After the Senate approves House amendments it will be off to the Governor for his ... Full Story

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