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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

Planning Will Help You See Green In Retirement

Planning Will Help You See Green In Retirement

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, Colorado Social Security has been a cornerstone of financial security for over 80 years. As you might already know, a lifetime of measured discipline can ensure a comfortable retirement. Social Security can help you plan, save, and see plenty of green in your golden years. Social Security is part of the retirement plan of almost every American worker. If you’re among the 96 percent of workers in the United States ... Full Story

Obituary: Stanley William Linnertz

Obituary: Stanley William Linnertz

Stanley William Linnertz, 81, of Berthoud, Colorado, passed away on March 20, 2017 in Loveland, Colorado. Stanley was born in Minot, North Dakota to Marget Alvida Linnertz (Lee) and William Linnertz on April 1, 1935. He married Nancy Kay Nebelsick on June 6, 1965 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He attended Minot State Teachers College where he was the President of the Mu Sigma Tau Fraternity. Stan was larger than life and his long and winding career included railroad brakeman, US Forest Service ... Full Story

When Is A Good Time To Start Receiving Social Security

When Is A Good Time To Start Receiving Social Security Benefits

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, Colorado Enjoying a comfortable retirement is everyone’s dream. For over 80 years, Social Security has been helping people realize those dreams, assisting people through life’s journey with a variety of benefits. It’s up to you as to when you can start retirement benefits. You could start them a little earlier or wait until your “full retirement age.” There are benefits to either decision, pun ... Full Story

Mad About THAAD: An Untimely Decision

Mad About THAAD: An Untimely Decision

  by Mel Gurtov   The US decision, supported by the South Korean government, to deploy an antimissile system known as THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) may be one of the most thoughtless strategic moves in a generation. The official US argument is that close-in defense against North Korean missiles is necessary. But the deployment has resulted in the following: an argument in China for increasing its nuclear weapons stockpile; an incentive in North Korea for moving ... Full Story

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