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Saturday, September 20, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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 ... Full Story

More Romney lies

More Romney lies

        Mitt Romney’s claim of credit for the auto industry turnaround Posted by Glenn Kessler What should we do when a politician keeps repeating a Pinocchio-laden claim — or even makes its worse? We have examined previously the former Massachusetts governor’s claim that he set the course for the managed bankruptcy of the auto industry—and also have examined critically some of President Obama’s claims on the bailout. But clearly it’s time ... Full Story

ALEC and the United States of Oligarchy

ALEC and the United States of Oligarchy

          Today, ALEC Brings Lawmakers And Big Oil Together To Undermine Clean Energy By Rebecca Leber on May 11, 2012 Today, behind closed doors in Charlotte, North Carolina, legislators from 15 states will meet with the oil and gas industry to discuss so-called “model legislation” as part of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The result could be laws that handicap renewable energy targets — while creating loopholes for ... Full Story

Bedrooms and Boardrooms

Bedrooms and Boardrooms

    Of Bedrooms and Boardrooms By Robert Reich The 2012 election should be about what's going on in America's boardrooms, but Republicans would rather it be about America's bedrooms. Mitt Romney says he's against same-sex marriage; President Obama just announced his support. North Carolina voters have approved a Republican-proposed amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage. Minnesota voters will be considering a similar amendment in November. ... Full Story

Obituary: Wendell Wayne Krause

Obituary: Wendell Wayne Krause

  BERTHOUD – Wendell Krause, 89, died Sun. Mar. 18, 2012 at the Pomeroy Care Center in Pomeroy, Iowa. Funeral services were held on Wed. Mar. 21 at Larson Weishaar Funeral Home in Manson, Iowa, with Rev. Mark Galbraith officiating. Wendell’s burial service will be held on Mon. May 14, at 10:00 a.m. at Foothills Memory Gardens north of Longmont. Wendell Wayne Krause was born on May 25, 1922, at Garwin, Iowa. The son of Floyd and Mabel (Ankrum) Krause, graduating from Garwin High ... Full Story

GOP men against protecting victims of abuse

GOP men against protecting victims of abuse

  31 GOP Men Don’t Think Domestic Abuse Victims Deserve Protection by Jessica Pieklo The Senate finally voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) despite months of partisan wrestling over just who was deserving enough to be protected from domestic abuse. In the end the renewal easily cleared the Senate on a 68-31 vote. 15 Republicans joined all members of the Democratic caucus in voting yes. Notably, the 31 Republicans who voted against renewing VAWA are all ... Full Story

Obituary: Vicki L. Smith

Obituary: Vicki L. Smith

                  December 25, 1953 – May 3, 2012 Vicki L. Smith of Berthoud died May 3, 2012 at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado. She was 58 years old. She was born December 25, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri to Jesse and Wilma Jean (Parker) Starns. Her family moved to Boulder, Colorado where she attended Boulder High School. On October 9, 1988, she married James Smith in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They ... Full Story

Exchange Student host family thanks Berthoud Community

Exchange Student host family thanks Berthoud Community

  To the Editor     As the host parents of the exchange student who was recently in the news, we would like to offer our sincere gratitude to the community of Berthoud for their tremendous kindness and support. 
Our exchange daughter had been the victim of a very violent attack in Germany several years ago that was never reported.  She re-enacted that crime here in Berthoud as a cry for help. While we all wish that she had found another way to tell us what she ... Full Story

Romney, computers and pornography

Romney, computers and pornography

        Opinion by David Pakman     During Mitt Romney’s campaign for the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination, he made an interesting comment about pornography. The comment came in Ottumwa, Iowa at the Hotel Ottumwa, where Romney said “I want to make sure every new computer sold in this country after I’m President has installed on it a filter to block all pornography.” This comment is fascinating for a number of reasons, and ... Full Story

Little Thompson Water candidate

Little Thompson Water candidate

To the Editor: I am a candidate from South Loveland for the Little Thompson Water District board to serve as a voice for customers, including seniors, on future water policies and rate-setting including the issue of water for fracking purposes if it comes at the expense of other customers or leads to a rise in rates. Currently I am on the Advisory Board of the Larimer County Office on Aging and “graduated” from Larimer County 101 in 2011, a class run by the county to encourage more ... Full Story

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