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Sunday, February 14, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Mendacious Mitt

Mendacious Mitt

    Why Does Mitt Romney Like Firing People? Because He Made $20,000 On Every Laid-Off Worker  By Axel Tonconogy Mitt Romney would prefer for you to recall just one number regarding his record at Bain Capital. That would be 100,000 — the number of jobs that the Republican candidate  claims he created during 15 years at the private equity firm. But now there is a more interesting, plausible and relevant number: $20,000. That’s how much money Romney is estimated to have made ... Full Story

Fast and Furious, Post Opinion

Fast and Furious, Post Opinion

          Why ‘Fast and Furious’ is a political loser   Posted by Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake The fight over Operation “Fast and Furious” recommences this week, as Congress returns to Washington today with a contempt vote on Attorney General Eric Holder looming. Darrell Issa (R-CA) before a hearing on "Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice" on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this February 2, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Kevin ... Full Story

Obituary: Marjorie Tysdal

Obituary: Marjorie Tysdal

  Marjorie (Marge) Tysdal of Berthoud passed away at home surrounded by family on June 23, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Marge was born on April 20, 1922 at her family home in Eagle Grove, Iowa and graduated from high school in 1940. She met the love of her life, Tony Tysdal, and they were married in Hampton, Iowa on March 23, 1944. They celebrated 65 years of marriage. Marge and Tony had two children, Gary and Marsha. They moved to Colorado in 1991 to be close to family. ... Full Story

Biosolids Use is Not a Common Agricultural Practice

Biosolids Use is Not a Common Agricultural Practice

        Nitrogen fertilizers have been used for hundreds of years. Cover crops and legumes to enrich the soil, as well as manure have been used for at least a thousand years. But the residuals from waste water treatment plants, located in industrial urban centers, have only recently been applied to land and have caused serious problems beyond nuisance issues. Hundreds of sludge-exposed rural neighbors have gotten sick, some with life-threatening illnesses; entire dairy ... Full Story

Biosolids vs Right to Farm

The previous article on Biosolids was submitted as an informative opinion essay. It is a general information article and does not indicate that Biosolids are, or are not, being used in Larimer County, Colorado. Had it done so, the article would not have been published unless the person(s) using the product also had a chance to respond and give their point of view. However, there are always other points of view and  a local agribusiness operator has requested that we provide a link to the ... Full Story

Thank You for helping kids with special needs

Thank You for helping kids with special needs

        Students and youth with special needs from Loveland, Berthoud and Fort Collins would like to say a huge, "Thank you" to all of the individuals and businesses who donated to this years Adapted Recreation Activities program. A portion of the money was used to give thirty-seven kids full scholarships to ski at the National sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park. Providing opportunities for youth to do healthy, life-long recreational activities improves their ... Full Story

Obituary: Ethel Lukow

Obituary: Ethel Lukow

ALAMOSA—Alamosa resident Ethel Lukow, 86, loving mother and grandmother, was born November 26, 1925 to Harm and Amelia Johnson, Jr. in Ayr, Nebraska. She married Oris Lukow on November 17, 1946. She is survived by six of her children: James (Barbara) of Waterflow, New Mexico, Tom (Hilary) of Berthoud, Colo., Dale (Becky) of Kirtland, New Mexico, Bruce (Rikki) of Alamosa, Colo., Lisa (Craig) Trautwein of Wiggins, Colo. and Mark (Sonia) of Flora Vista, New Mexico. Survivors also include her ... Full Story

Obituary: Marvin E. Gause

Obituary: Marvin E. Gause

  Marvin E. Gause, 1930 - 2012 Business owner, civic leader, loving husband, and great dad, Marvin passed away on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He died in his sleep with members of his family present. Marvin embraced life. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He loved to travel. Ever curious he was an insatiable reader. Marvin was born September 9, 1930 to Erle and Bonita (Sweany) Gause and raised in Rocky ... Full Story

Republicans Want Veterans to Just Trust Them

Republicans Want Veterans to Just Trust Them Because…

    Graphic: Groobiecat Sources: Below No Need to Mention Vets. According to VetVoice--and myriad other news organizations--the GOP budget proposed by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't even mention veterans. Read More at groobiecat                              

Obituary: Dorothy Jean Sterkel

Obituary: Dorothy Jean Sterkel

  Dorothy Jean Sterkel, 81, of Loveland died on May 20, 2012 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. She was born on November 11, 1930 in Berthoud to John and Alice (Schriner) Schleuger. She married Samuel Edward Sterkel on September 5, 1948 in Loveland. Dorothy worked as a homemaker and  for many years as the Head Cook at Berthoud Elementary School.  She also helped her husband Sam, work the family farm. She has lived in Loveland since 1999, moving here from Berthoud. Dorothy was a ... Full Story

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