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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

School Choice

School Choice

To the Editor, Wednesday night our Board of Education argued over whether the word "choice" should be defined before inclusion in a policy for evaluating the superintendent. Board President Kerrigan insisted on moving ahead without a definition, but in the end, the Board voted to first define the word. Why such a fuss over one word? Do the Board majority and minority really perceive the word "choice" so differently? What does it mean to you? You might ask: Does choice mean choosing ... Full Story

Why Civility Matters

Why Civility Matters

By: Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson I’m getting to the age where I can look back on several decades of public service and talk about the “good old days.” Old lawmakers love to talk about what the legislature used to be like when they served. A favorite topic is the lack of civility in today’s government and public discourse. While the lack of civility certainly isn’t new, we ought to be concerned about it today because it hampers progress on difficult issues and has a ... Full Story

News from Progress Now Colorado

Gardner votes against recognizing human role in climate change http://kdvr.com/2015/01/21/gardner-votes-against-recognizing-human-role-in-climate-change/ After campaigning successfully last year as a “different kind of Republican,” Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner is under fire from conservationists for voting Wednesday against an amendment stating that humans contribute to climate change, something 69 percent of his constituents believe to be a fact. Fifteen Senate Republicans, including ... Full Story

Obituary: Amber Tina Brooks

Obituary: Amber Tina Brooks

  Amber Tina Brooks June 5, 1982 – January 11, 2015 Amber Tina Brooks passed away January 11, 2015 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. She was 32 years old. Amber was born on June 5, 1982 in Corona, California to Jeff Shepherd and Karen Dampier. She was raised in California until the age of 7, when she moved to Colorado with her mom. She graduated from Berthoud High School in 2000; and became certified as a C.N.A. through Front Range Community College. On ... Full Story

Obituary: William Fagler

Obituary: William Fagler

William Fagler of Berthoud passed away on January 10, 2015. A Colorado native, he was born near Longmont to Adam and Anna Katherine Fagler in September 1930. He lived in the Longmont/Berthoud area all his life. He farmed with his dad before entering the Army during the Korean War in August 1951. Upon his honorable discharge in May 1953, he began his career as a truck driver. First working for Fred Harsch Lumber Company in Longmont. He completed his driving career by working for St. Vrain Block ... Full Story

Death Notice: Tina Brooks

Death Notice: Tina Brooks

Amber Tina Brooks, 32, of Berthoud, passed away January 11, 2015.  Memorial service will be at 10:00 am, Monday, January 26, 2015 at LifeBridge Christian Church, Longmont.  Full obituary to appear later.

Obituary: Lavina “Jean” Alaback

Obituary: Lavina “Jean” Alaback

Lavinia “Jean” Alaback, 90, of Loveland passed away peacefully on the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2014.  Jean was born on June 13, 1924, in Oak Park, Ill, to Thomas and Gladys (Lavinia) Elliott.  She grew up in Elmhurst, Ill, and attended Stevens College in Columbia, Missouri. Jean was married to Glenn James “Jim” Alaback for 62 years. They lived in the Chicago area, and then moved to San Diego in 1986 when Jim retired. She moved to the Loveland area in 2010 to be close to her son's ... Full Story

The end of Berthoud Downtown?

The end of Berthoud Downtown?

Will Berthoud’s Rapid Dispersed Development be the End of  Small Business in Berthoud’s Downtown?   Until recently I had no idea the amount of development that Berthoud has already approved and seemingly has plans to approve in the near future. As part of their comprehensive plan Berthoud anticipates a 4.8% annual growth rate. The Prairie Star development, which is under construction has multifamily housing and 300+ single family residences, with 1000-2000 people which ... Full Story

Obituary: Bonnie H. Carter

Obituary: Bonnie H. Carter

        Bonnie H. Carter (August 1, 1923 - December 30, 2014)   Bonnie Helen MacBride Durbin Carter died Tuesday, December 30, 2014, in Denver, Colorado. She was born August 1, 1923, in Berthoud, to Charles and Lila (Bateman) McBride, the youngest of seven children. She grew up in Berthoud and graduated from Berthoud High School where she was a cheerleader and Homecoming Queen. She attended college in Glendale, California, and married her ... Full Story

Obituary: Jerry Joseph “Papa” Sladek

Obituary: Jerry Joseph “Papa” Sladek

  Jerry Sladek passed away in his home on the morning of Saturday, November 22, 2014. Jerry was born to Georgia and Jerry Sladek on November 20 1934. Jerry was preceded in death by his sister Margie, and survived by his brother Ralph. Jerry is survived by his wife Dorothy. Jerry and Dorothy spent 56 years together after meeting at Arvada High School. They have two children Joseph and Tina Sladek. Jerry served in the U.S. Army for 2 years. Jerry was a loyal Broncos fan and adamant ... Full Story

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