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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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            

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

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