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Monday, September 22, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Gary Ray Brack

Obituary: Gary Ray Brack

  Gary Ray Brack, 65, of Berthoud, passed away January 2, 2012 after a valiant eight-month battle with glioblastoma cancer. Gary was born to Ray and Betty Brack on October 26, 1946 in Great Bend, Kansas Gary grew up in Fort Morgan, Colorado and graduated from Fort Morgan High School in 1964. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966, and served in Fort Lewis, Washington. He married Janet Isert, his first wife, in September of 1967. Gary had a 41-year career in the gas pipeline ... Full Story

Obituary: Robert L. Brehm

Obituary: Robert L. Brehm

Robert “Bob” L. Brehm, 77, of Berthoud passed away peacefully on January 3, 2012 at his home. He was born December 10, 1934 in Johnstown, Colorado to Adam and Mary (Schafer) Brehm. He graduated from Berthoud High School in 1953, lettering in football and basketball. Bob married Charlene Johnson of Berthoud on February 26, 1956. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1958 and received an honorable discharge. In May of 1959 he retired from Hewlett Packard after 32 years of services. Bob was ... Full Story

Springtime for Toxics

Springtime for Toxics

          Springtime for Toxics By Paul Krugman Here’s what I wanted for Christmas: something that would make us both healthier and richer. And since I was just making a wish, why not ask that Americans get smarter, too? Surprise: I got my wish, in the form of new Environmental Protection Agency standards on mercury and air toxics for power plants. These rules are long overdue: we were supposed to start regulating mercury more than 20 years ... Full Story

Who Would Jesus Vote For?

Who Would Jesus Vote For?

      Should Christians Ask: Who Would Jesus Vote For? By Doug Bandow Evangelical churches long have been called the Republican Party at prayer. The observation might be close to true in Iowa. And that should make American Christians nervous about their future in politics. The relationship of religion and politics has been fraught with controversy since America's founding. In Europe a brutal mixture of church and state harmed both institutions: faith was ... Full Story

Warmonger Wrong on Israel’s ‘Rights’

Warmonger Wrong on Israel’s ‘Rights’

        The Warped Morality of a Warmonger: Why Alan Dershowitz is Wrong on Israel’s ‘Rights’ by Nima Shirazi Renowned torture enthusiast and perennial Israel apologist Alan Dershowitz was in Tel Aviv this month attending an annual business conference sponsored by Globes and, as usual, took the opportunity to equivocate for Israeli espionage, defend war criminals, and warmonger about Iran. During a speech he delivered on Sunday December 11, ... Full Story

Hurt Obama, don’t hire

Hurt Obama, don’t hire

          Tea Party Group Urges Small Businesses ‘Not To Hire A Single Person’ To Hurt Obama By Marie Diamond Congressional Republicans have acted shocked and offended at Democrats’ suggestions that they are intentionally sabotaging the economy to try to win back the White House in 2012. Republicans have refused to pass President Obama’s jobs plan — which experts estimate will create at least 1.9 million jobs — and proposed an ... Full Story

Life’s Outtakes: A Relative Disaster

A Relative Disaster By Daris Howard   The church bulletin carried a notice for a genealogy class that was going to be offered in our local community. A friend of mine joked that I ought to take it to help me find out why I’m so nutty. “Maybe you will learn that you have had squirrels in your family tree.” “Very funny,” I replied. But I must admit that the thought intrigued me. I have some old aunts that work on this kind of thing all of the time. They can tell ... Full Story

Obituary: Thomas McGovern

Obituary: Thomas McGovern

  Thomas McGovern, 48, of Berthoud passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011 at his home. He was born on July 19, 1963 in Denver, Colorado to Kevin and Darlene (Malmquist) McGovern. He graduated from Thornton High School in 1982. He lived in Florida before moving to Berthoud in 1998. Thomas had worked for Pouley Construction since 2004 and at Mastec North America prior to that. He loved the Lord and knew the Lord loved him. He was a loving son, brother, and uncle to his family. He ... Full Story

Obituary: Jason James Olinger

Obituary: Jason James Olinger

Jason James Olinger of Timnath, Colorado passed away on December 17, 2011 at the age of 40. He was born in Bloomington, Illinois to Jack D. and M.J. Olinger. Jason grew up and was baptized in Dubuque, Iowa. Early life found him around family, friends and relatives, where his dad taught him to bowl. At age eight, Jason and his family moved to Westminster, Colorado, where Jason attended Mesa Elementary and Scott Carpenter Junior High. During this time, he became a Boy Scout and was active ... Full Story

Obituary: Fred Anderson

Obituary: Fred Anderson

            Renowned retired senator, Loveland native Fred Anderson dies Thursday By Pamela Dickman Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted: 12/23/2011 10:44:38 AM MST Renowned state senator, water law expert and Loveland native Fred Anderson died of a heart attack at McKee Medical Center on Thursday afternoon.The 83-year-old had just finished shoveling a path from the house to the curb when he began to feel ill and suffered from a ... Full Story

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