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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Roger Lee Gibbons

Obituary: Roger Lee Gibbons

Roger Lee Gibbons, 81, of Berthoud, died on July 12, 2011 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. Roger was born on July 25, 1929 to Theron Clay and Rosa Leora (Stewart) Gibbons in Worland, Wyoming where he grew up on his family’s ranch. He graduated high school in Worland, and then attended and graduated from the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa Oklahoma. Roger’s love of flying led him to the United States Air Force Air Training Command where he served as a civilian flight ... Full Story

Obituary: Gordon Leroy Speicher

Obituary: Gordon Leroy Speicher

Gordon Leroy Speicher, 93, of Loveland, Colorado, died on July 11, 2011 at North Shore Health and Rehab in Loveland. He was born on March 17, 1918 in Wray, Colorado, to Jesse Clay and Mary Viola (Saville) Speicher. He married Rosie Opal Owens on August 20, 1939 in Holyoke, Colorado. She preceded him in death on December 10, 1988. Gordon later married Catherine Louise (Griffin) Ingram on March 17, 1990 in Longmont, Colorado.  She preceded him in death on June 12, 2011. Gordon owned ... Full Story

The Military Industrial Complex: The Enemy from Within

The Military Industrial Complex: The Enemy from Within

      By John W. Whitehead July 11, 2011     “Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”—James Madison   “When a nation becomes ... Full Story

Obituary: Gary G. Olson

Obituary: Gary G. Olson

Gary G. Olson of Berthoud died July 7, 2011 at Hospice Care Center in Louisville, after gallantly fighting colon cancer since the spring of 2004. He was 71. Gary was born in Longmont to Gilman E. and Margaret (Baker) Olson. He grew up and worked on the family farm in rural Mead. Gary attended Mead Schools.  After his high school graduation in 1957, Gary received his Masters degree in 1963 from CSU and his Doctorate in chemistry in 1967 from Oregon State University.  He then returned and ... Full Story

Female Protester Arrested for Attempting to Pass

Female Protester Arrested for Attempting to Pass Through Airport Security Scanner in Underwear

RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C. — The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a North Carolina woman who was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after she stripped down to her underwear at a Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) checkpoint to protest the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) whole body imaging scanners. Police arrested and charged Siobhán Cooke with disorderly conduct as a result of her act of protest at RDU on June 2, 2011. Attorneys for The Rutherford ... Full Story

Bank robbery for health care

Bank robbery for health care

In what can only be described as a new low for the for-profit healthcare system, 59-year-old Richard James Verone held up a bank for $1 with the hopes of going to prison and obtaining prison health care. In Gaston County, North Carolina, Verone showed up at the RBC bank, presented the teller with a note indicating he was robbing the bank in the amount of $1, and after receiving the dollar from the teller, sat down to wait for the police to arrive. The former Coca-Cola delivery driver's ... Full Story

Freemont inmate has questions

Freemont inmate has questions

        Please help me understand. I have a few questions. Why can I send my loved one books from a national vendor, but not food or gifts from a nationally recognized vendor for Thanksgiving and Christmas? How can probation to MRD be provided at your facility, especially since the time spent on this in-house "parole" doesn't count as time served once the inmate is released?  Is that really probation? Why is Fremont keeping inmates who have been ... Full Story

Thank You for the Food

Thank You for the Food

To the Editor:     I would like to thank Berthoud Community Library patrons for their generosity in donating food for the Berthoud House of Neighborly Service as part of our adult summer reading program. Since May 23, you have donated 213 pounds of food. Summer tends to be a time when food banks experience fewer donations, so two years ago the library added, “Bring a Food Donation” to the summer program bingo card in order to help another important community ... Full Story

Obituary: Dorothy Irene Burch

Obituary: Dorothy Irene Burch

  Dorothy Irene (Landolt) Burch, 91, of Mead, died July 4, 2011 at her home. Dorothy was born May 14, 1920 in Longmont, Colorado, the daughter of Melchoir and Maria Brigitha (Caderas) Landolt. She graduated from St. John the Baptist Catholic High School. On November 27, 1945 she married Robert Burch at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Longmont.  They resided all their married life of 62 years on a farm near Mead. She was faithful to the church, and was a member of St. ... Full Story

Don’t Drink and Drive

Don’t Drink and Drive

Please do not Drink & Drive...With the 4th of July holiday rapidly approaching, let's all have a safe 4th. I ask all my fellow citizens to please think before you get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle & under no circumstances... DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE. And if you see a drunk driver report it immediately ... by Dialing *CSP...or calling.the local law enforcement authorities...(Berthoud Police, Or Larimer County Sheriff) Thank you & have a Happy/Safe 4th Joe ... Full Story

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