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Saturday, December 20, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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; ... 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

Kill gays and non-virgins?

Kill gays and non-virgins?

            By David Pakman       For years, I’ve been discussing common propaganda techniques used by conservative media to influence audience opinion in ways more reminiscent of brainwashing and indoctrination than informing and reporting. AlterNet’s Cynthia Boaz wrote a riveting exposé of 14 of these techniques, and every single one is easily recognizable a regular basis on Fox News, in conservative media of ... 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 ... Full Story

Don’t give me that … biosolid

Don’t give me that … biosolid

            By Scott J. Crossen, May, 2012     Welcome to rural America, where people travel from afar to absorb the vistas, views and fresh fragrances of wide-open spaces. This is country life and the air is filled with the aroma of hay, wildflowers, livestock fertilizer and … sewage sludge. Sewage sludge? Yes, otherwise known as biosolids. In the spring and fall, perhaps while running, biking or driving down a county ... Full Story

A Catholic responds

A Catholic responds

        I received an email from my relative regarding our Catholic faith. The email contained a paid political advertisement produced by church members entitled "Test of Fire: Election 2012". I want to share my response: I believe, as our forefathers did, that you do not mix politics and religion. If you do, then the religious institution is indulging in political persuasion and should be taxed. I find it incredible in today's society that the church ... 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 ... 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 ... 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                              

Facebook IPO: How Wall Street Robbed America

Facebook IPO: How Wall Street Robbed America

The Tragedy of Facebook: How Wall Street Robbed Main Street America By Eric Bleeker I couldn't believe my eyes. How could someone who didn't know the simplest aspect of investing -- how to buy a stock! -- be looking to put her entire fortune into a single risky Internet stock? That's insane! ... Read More            

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