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Saturday, December 3, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Melvin ‘Buddy’ Steele

Obituary: Melvin ‘Buddy’ Steele

On May 14, 2016 Buddy Steele was called home surrounded by his children and loving wife LaVelle. Buddy was born in Englewood, Colorado on June 15, 1939. He lived in the surrounding areas his entire life. He was the son of Lester and Ruth Steele and the second oldest of seven boys. In August of 1957 Buddy married Marilyn Smith and from this union they were blessed with three children. They were married forty-one years before Marilyn's passing in February 1999. Buddy was a proud and lifelong ... Full Story

Hastert Dysfunctional as Speaker

Hastert Dysfunctional as Speaker

Now, Dennis Hastert Seems an Architect of Dysfunction as Speaker On Washington By CARL HULSE MAY 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — The book jacket for J. Dennis Hastert’s 2004 memoir, “Speaker,” proudly notes how little known he was by the public despite being one of the most powerful people in America. “Not because he has anything to hide,” it says, “but because he doesn’t care who gets the credit.” It turns out that John Dennis Hastert did have something to hide, something ... Full Story

Another choice for Senator from Colorado

Another choice for Senator from Colorado

Meet The Senate Candidate Challenging The Corporate Takeover Of Democracy MINNEAPOLIS — The ballots may say Democrat or Republican, but this election cycle, it’s felt more like “imperialist neocon” or “racist fascist.” The corporate-aligned, two-party duopoly is dominating airwaves and screens. And in turn, the corporate-funded mainstream media is selling only candidates whose agendas don’t disrupt commercial fundraising. Donald Trump has turned out to be an ... Full Story

Lundberg letter: May 2016

May 3, 2016 Immunization Exemption Forms Senate Bill 150--What it is, What it is Not _____________________________________________________________ State Health Department Makes Laws Without the Legislature House Bill 1164, a bill that would have required parents to register immunization exemptions for their children online was killed on second reading in the House on April 25. This bill was a bad idea for many reasons. To read more, click here. One might breathe a sigh ... Full Story

Kirby Carpet Cleaning Scam?

Kirby Carpet Cleaning Scam?

  I just want to alert people to a carpet cleaning scam here in the Loveland/Berthoud area. The caller said that they were a new carpet cleaning company getting started in Northern Colorado and wanted mouth to mouth referrals. The offered to clean a room to demonstrate their service. When they arrived, the first gentleman came into the house to see what room was to be cleaned. He went out to the car and he and another man came in with a new Kirby vacuum cleaner in a box. They then ... Full Story

Obituary: Clarence “CR” Svendsen

Obituary: Clarence “CR” Svendsen

Clarence “CR” Svendsen, 90, died April 23, 2016 at his home in Berthoud. He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Anna Svendsen, sister-in-law Edna (Svendsen) Papik and brothers Howard, Laverne and Earl Svendsen. He is survived by sons Brian Svendsen of Larkspur, Colorado and Mark Svendsen of Castle Rock; grandchildren Kathryn (Svendsen) Adams, Tasha Svendsen and Nicole Svendsen. Clarence served in the Merchant Marines then went to college, graduating from The University of ... Full Story

Obituary: Samuel Edward Sterkel

Obituary: Samuel Edward Sterkel

January 27, 1926 ~ April 18, 2016 Samuel Edward Sterkel 90 of Loveland, Colorado died on April 18, 2016 at Mirasol Green House Homes in Loveland. He was born in his home of 73 years in Berthoud, Colorado to John and Kathryn (Wildt) Sterkel. He married Dorothy Jean Schleuger on September 5, 1948 and were married for 64 years til her death on May 20, 2012. Sam was a very hard worker who loved farming and caring for all his animals. He also worked at Hewlett Packard for a number of years and ... Full Story

The underbelly of Berthoud politics

The underbelly of Berthoud politics

Berthoud Mayor-elect discusses resignation   BY PETER R. COWDIN Guest Columnist I am writing to thank the citizens of the Berthoud community for the tremendous outpouring of support and gratitude that I received during my campaign to be your next mayor and now, unfortunately, your tremendous concern for my personal well-being. I sincerely apologize formy sudden departure that may have led to the extra expense of a special election. It was certainly not my intention. ... Full Story

Obituary: Norma Jean Huffaker

Obituary: Norma Jean Huffaker

Norma Jean Swanson Huffaker, age 78, passed away at Pathways Hospice - McKee Medical Center in Loveland, on April 8, 2016. She was born on August 27, 1937 in Longmont, Colorado, to parents Carl M. Swanson and Frances Edmondson Swanson. She graduated from Berthoud High School as Class Valedictorian in 1955. After graduation, she attended Parks Business School in Denver and began what would become a long career in accounting, real estate and business management. On February 16, 1957, she ... Full Story

Green Party candidate for US Senate

Green Party candidate for US Senate

I’m Arn Menconi and I am a candidate for U.S. Senate for the Green Party. I am running, because as a dad of two young children, our generation must take back democracy back. I want to represent the people, not corporations and the top 1%. I will fight to end the military industrial dominance of our government with it's endless greed and killings, end our dependence on fossil fuels by 2050, providing single payer healthcare for all as a right not as a privilege and break up the Big Banks ... Full Story

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