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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Judith Ann Lehn

Obituary: Judith Ann Lehn

Judith Ann Lehn was warmly welcomed into the Universe on April 17, 2014. She transitioned peacefully, with her best friend, Leslie, by her side, along with her devoted husband, Don, and her goddaughter, Analee, as well as many others with her in divine spirit, including her beloved sister, Nancy. Judy's effervescent, loving; quick-witted personality naturally drew everyone to her. Judy cared deeply for all she met. In fact, Judy embodied the ancient meaning behind the word "Namaste" by honoring ... Full Story

Obituary: Betty Helen Bashor

Obituary: Betty Helen Bashor

Betty Helen (Ferry) Bashor, 91, of Berthoud, passed away at the Lemay Long Term Care Center in Fort Collins on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Betty was born in Spokane, Washington on June 4, 1922 to Mildred (Cramer) Ferry and Frank V. Ferry. Betty was married to E. Eugene “Gene” Bashor for 68 years. They made their home farming in the Berthoud/Johnstown area until 1977 when they retired to Berthoud. Gene preceded her in death in July of 2010. Betty was very active in the First ... Full Story

Obituary: Judith Ann Pearce

Obituary: Judith Ann Pearce

Judith Ann “Judy” Pearce of Windsor, Colorado passed away unexpectedly April 15, 2014 at the age 75. Judy was born to Pete and Maxine Baller on June 14, 1938 in Longmont, Colorado. Her ancestors were early pioneers to Longmont and her great grandfather, Amos Millice joined the Chicago Colony helping to form Longmont and was part of the survey crew helping to lay out the town. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandparents and other relatives. Judy is survived by her ... Full Story

Obituary: David “Wayne” Harris

David “Wayne” Harris, 78, of Berthoud passed away on May 11, 2014 in Berthoud, CO. Wayne was born on November 15, 1935 in Fincastle, Virginia to Russell and Naomi (Rucker) Harris. He grew up in Fincastle and graduated from Fincastle High School. On July 28, 1969, Wayne married Kaye Short in Goodland, Kansas. Wayne spent time as a truck driver before working as a Pipeline Superintendent in the late 1970’s for the Dale Bruntz Construction Co. and the Kelran Construction Co. for over 20 ... Full Story

More Benghazi, you’ve got to be kidding

More Benghazi, you’ve got to be kidding

  The Already Asked-And-Answered Questions Fox Wants To Know From The Benghazi Select Committee May 7, 2014 4:03 PM EDT OLIVIA KITTEL, MICHELLE LEUNG, & SAMANTHA WYATT Fox News has pushed reset on many of its favorite Benghazi myths that have already been put to rest in the wake of the recently released Rhodes email and the House GOP's announcement of the formation of a Select Committee to investigate the attacks. QUESTION: Who Changed The Talking Points? QUESTION: Why ... Full Story

Obituary: Pauline Sterkel

Obituary: Pauline Sterkel

  Pauline Sterkel, 102, formerly of Berthoud, died April 26 at the Wakefield Care Center in Nebraska. She was born August 29, 1911, in Norka, Russia, to John and Elizabeth Rothermel Kaiser. At the age of 2, she came to the United States with her parents. She married Henry Sterkel on November 25, 1936. He preceded her in death in 1992. She and her husband spent most of their married life in Denver and then their retirement living in Berthoud. She is survived by her half-sister Lorene ... Full Story

“No Labels” And Cory Gardner–Is This A Joke?

“No Labels” And Cory Gardner–Is This A Joke?

  Senate candidate Cory Gardner’s campaign sent out a press release on Monday claiming endorsement by the non-partisan ‘No Labels’ group. Foul, calls ColoradoPols.com, saying, “UPDATE: Hold everything, it looks like Gardner wasn't completely honest about this little "endorsement," press release from Gardner’s campaign : “Bipartisan “No Labels” group endorses Cory Gardner.” But a spokesman for the group later explained to FOX31 Denver that it is “an implied ... Full Story

More ugly campaigns thanks to Supreme Court

More ugly campaigns thanks to Supreme Court

  To the Editor Here they come again, those dark, ugly, negative, dishonest and disgusting political campaign ads that everyone professes to hate. Two recent Supreme Court decisions may make them worse. According to an article in the March 3 issue of Time Magazine, political parties are passé.   Campaigns from now on will be decided principally by billionaires, dueling Super PACs, and paid mercenaries and spies. Their campaign contributions will go to candidates who support ... Full Story

Inequality in America

Inequality in America

Inequality Nation; The American Dream Isn’t Dead, But It’s Dying by Progressive Populist By Brad Hennigan We’ve seen the stats. Wage growth for 70% of American workers has stagnated or declined over the last decade, while productivity has dramatically increased. During the same period, income growth for top earners, particularly the top 1%, has grown to the point that since the Great Recession, 95% of all new wealth generated in the U. S. has gone to 1% of its population. But ... Full Story

Christian conservatives think they’re above the law

Christian conservatives think they’re above the law

Cliven Bundy syndrome: Why Christian conservatives think they’re above the law From Hobby Lobby to the Nevada rancher, members of the far right share a dangerous, anarchic pathology Amanda Marcotte, Alternet The situation with Cliven Bundy of Nevada should be a no-brainer for people from both the left and the right. Bundy has been stealing from the taxpayers for years, illegally grazing his cattle on federal lands while refusing to pay for the privilege. Both liberals and ... Full Story

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