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Monday, February 20, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: John Michael “Mike” Parker

Obituary: John Michael “Mike” Parker

John Michael Parker, "Mike," 68, beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on December 27 after a courageous eight-year battle with cancer. Mike was born on April 15, 1948 in Waldo, Arkansas to John I. and Mary Louise (Teague) Parker and four years later joined by a sister, Suzanne. Mike, a brave and fearless soul already at the age of 12, saved his little sister's life when her nightgown caught on fire using his own hands to extinguish ... Full Story

Tweeting while the world comes to its senses

Tweeting while the world comes to its senses

By John LaForge   When Donald Trump Tweeted something about nuclear weapons Dec. 23, I thought he must be deliberately trivializing the Bomb to make it appear small, the way he makes light of sexual assault, punching critics, deporting millions, torturing suspects, and assassinating women and children. About the Bomb, the world’s most famous Tweeter offered, “The US must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses ... Full Story

Obituary: Bertha “Beth” Goodner 

Obituary: Bertha “Beth” Goodner 

    (September 30, 1936 - December 23, 2016)  Bertha “Beth” Goodner 1936 – 2016 Bertha “Beth” Goodner of Loveland, passed away on December 23, 2016. Beth was born in Fort Collins, to Oma and William Watson. Beth and her family moved to Greeley. Her mother Oma Watson passed away in 1940. Bertha almost died of pneumonia at the age of 4. In 1947, her father William Watson married Lucille. Beth graduated from Greeley High School in 1954. In high school, she ... Full Story

Weld County Sheriff Scam Alert

Weld County Sheriff Scam Alert

Multiple community members have notified the Weld County Sheriff’s Office stating that they were contacted by a person who claimed to be a deputy at the Weld County Sheriff’s Office. The caller states that there is a warrant for the citizen’s arrest, and asks for their name and home address. Don’t provide any information about yourself to this individual, to include your name and address. The Weld County Sheriff’s Office will never try to resolve an arrest warrant over the ... Full Story

The Diplomacy of Donald J. Trump

The Diplomacy of Donald J. Trump

By Mel Gurtov Oblivious to Tradition and Good Sense Those of us who appreciate the unconventional have to have second thoughts after watching Donald J. Trump in action.  All the more so when it comes to the conduct of foreign affairs, in which Mr. Trump is a novice.  Defying convention, which calls for the president or president-elect to call on the State Department for advice and talking points, and on the intelligence community for daily briefings, Trump at any time might decide ... Full Story

Obituary: Thomas Frederick Bennet

Obituary: Thomas Frederick Bennet

Thomas Frederick Bennett was born in Pennsylvania on Jan. 27, 1942. Husband, father, grandfather, friend and patriot, Tom was loved and respected by all who knew him. There are so many wonderful stories to tell about this great man. He dearly loved his family, his country, God, and maybe especially his adopted home state of Colorado. He and his wife Karen were much more than husband and wife. He often introduced her as his best friend. They enjoyed 52 years of marital bliss. He ... Full Story

The Twelve Sites Of Social Security

The Twelve Sites Of Social Security

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Gathering with family and friends during the holiday season reminds us we’re part of a strong community. And sometimes, in the spirit of the season, we break into song. Our take on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” — a holiday favorite since 1780 — highlights the national community we care for all year long. We call it “The Twelve Sites of Social Security.” For the first site of Social Security, we give to you: our ... Full Story

A DUI In Colorado Is Now Even More Expensive

A DUI In Colorado Is Now Even More Expensive

  Average impaired driver in the state is more than twice the legal limit  DENVER, CO – The financial impact of a DUI is now even higher in Colorado.  The average cost of a first time DUI offense increased to $13,530 in 2016, that’s up nearly a third (32%) from the previous DUI calculation.  The new total comes as holiday parties and celebrations are ramping up, and law enforcement throughout the state is increasing patrols for impaired drivers. A major factor in ... Full Story

Social Security’s Gift to Children is Security

Social Security’s Gift to Children is Security

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist This is the season of caring. No matter your religion or belief, December is also considered a time to focus on the children we love. Whether we’re wrapping Santa’s gifts, buying Hanukkah treats, decorating the house in celebration of Kwanzaa, or volunteering for a toy drive, children add joy to the holiday season. And we at Social Security definitely know a thing or two about helping children. Often overlooked in the ... Full Story

Obituary: Richard E. Schleiger 

Obituary: Richard E. Schleiger 

  July 2, 1936 ~ November 21, 2016 Richard Eugene Schleiger, 80 of Loveland, passed away peacefully at home on November 21, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Richard was born July 2, 1936 in Berthoud, CO to George and Maggie Schleiger. Richard graduated from Berthoud High School and worked his entire career in the Loveland area. Richard married Brenda Hirsch-Milon in February of 1991, they spent 30 wonderful years together sharing their love of camping, fishing and just being ... Full Story

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