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Friday, December 9, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Amendment 69: Opportunity for Change

Amendment 69: Opportunity for Change

To the editor: I support ColoradoCare-Amendment 69 because it will provide access to affordable, quality healthcare for all Coloradans. This matters to the families of Coloradans who die each year because they don’t have health insurance; to those declaring bankruptcy because they can’t pay medical bills; to those who pay ever higher premiums for increasing deductibles and more limited benefits; to healthcare providers who deal with more paperwork and red tape to provide patients the ... Full Story

Buzz Sweeney for District 49

I am running for Colorado House of Representatives District 49 because you deserve a choice. Two years ago my opponent ran unopposed.  The differences between us is like night and day. I am absolutely sure women should receive equal pay for equal work and make their own health care decisions. Science, not intuition, tells me why the polar ice is melting and why our trout streams are warming. In 2004 Colorado adopted the forward thinking goal of 30% of our electrical power coming ... Full Story

Obituary: Henry ‘Pat’ DeGooyer

Obituary: Henry ‘Pat’ DeGooyer

Henry “Pat” DeGooyer, 82, of Berthoud, Colorado died October 3, 2016 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. He was born July 29, 1934 in Hyde County, South Dakota to Anton and Grace (Karns) DeGooyer. Pat was a graduate of Highmore High School in South Dakota and served in the U.S. Army at the end of the Korean War. On April 6, 1954 he married Vivian Rohm in Custer, South Dakota. Before moving to Berthoud, in 2002, Pat lived in Wyoming for eight years and Rapid City, South Dakota ... Full Story

Employers will save 59 percent of Workers’

Employers will save 59 percent of Workers’ Comp premiums with ColoradoCare

  by Ralph Ogden Note: This is in response to recent opinion writing to decry Amendment 69, ColoradoCare, by Pinnacol Assurance Chief Executive Officer Philip Kalin. Ralph Ogden In writing his opposition to Amendment 69 (ColoradoCare), Pinnacol executive Phil Kalin suggests that health providers outside its network of hand-picked physicians somehow care less about curing and relieving symptoms of injured workers than those inside its network. Actually, ColoradoCare will ... Full Story

Obituary: Paul Alan Jones

Obituary: Paul Alan Jones

January 18, 1959 - September 15, 2016 Paul Alan Jones was born on January 18, 1959 and passed on September 15, 2016. Paul passed @ Pathway's Hospice in McKee Medical Center after a month long illness. Paul was born to Thomas C & Joyce N Jones. He attended Berthoud Schools and graduated from Berthoud High School in 1977. He also went to CMC in Leadville and true to the nature of the schools nickname CNSki, he did ski, a lot...there where many powder days. Paul also attended ... Full Story

Obituary: Jason Charles Holden

Obituary: Jason Charles Holden

Jason Charles Holden, “Jay”, a resident of Berthoud, Colorado, died unexpectedly on September 20, 2016 at the age of 43 when struck by a car while road biking in the foothills of Colorado. Jay is survived by his parents, Susan and Charles Holden; his wife, Kari Holden; his children, Sydney Lee and Tyler Jason Holden; and his sisters, Heather and Kedron Holden. Jay was born in Bronx, New York, in August of 1973 and raised on Long Island. He graduated from Colorado State University in ... Full Story

Buzz Sweeney Challenging Perry Buck for Colorado

Buzz Sweeney Challenging Perry Buck for Colorado District 49 House Seat

By Judith Powers Buzz Sweeney is challenging Republican Perry Buck for the District 49 House Seat in the Colorado Legislature. “You deserve a choice,” he says, referring to the fact that his opponent was unopposed in the last election, which gave progressives no choice at all. “I want to be your Representative because you deserve a choice between someone who might or might not represent your values, and me, a social progressive who is an economic conservative,” said Sweeney at ... Full Story

Obituary: Ricardo ‘Rick’ Mendoza

Obituary: Ricardo ‘Rick’ Mendoza

  Ricardo (Rick) Mendoza was born to Rito and Sara Mendoza on April 6, 1955 in New Braunfels Texas, relocating to Loveland/Berthoud area in 1957. Ricardo was raised in Berthoud and attended school there moving to Dacono 25 years ago. He loved his family and children made him smile. He was an avid Bronco fan who loved fishing, playing pool, traveling and spending time with his friends at Jerry D's. Ricardo is survived by his children Steven Martinez (Rebekkah) and Shannon Martinez; ... Full Story

Obituary: George Maxson

Obituary: George Maxson

George Maxson, 70, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016. He was born in La Junta, Colorado on February 24, 1946. George graduated from Wasson High School, Colorado Springs in 1964. He was employed by Safeway where he retired after 34 years. He married the love of his life Margaret (Peggy) Schwab on February 14, 1970. They made their home in Berthoud, Colorado where they raised 3 strong girls. George truly loved his family! George is survived by his wife, Peggy. His daughters, Tracy ... Full Story

Obituary: Joyce Mazelle Wilson

Obituary: Joyce Mazelle Wilson

November 26, 1931 - August 25, 2016 Joyce Mazelle Wilson, 84, of Berthoud passed away in Rock Springs, Wyoming on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Deer Trail Assisted Living Center. She was a resident of Rock Springs for the past year and a resident of Berthoud, Colorado for 55 years. She died following a lengthy illness. Joyce was born in Pritchett, Colorado, the daughter of Bruce B. Kenagy and Mable L. Berner Kenagy on November 26, 1931. Her maternal grandmother was Maze Peak, whose ... Full Story

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