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Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Obituary: Kevin Wykoff

Obituary: Kevin Wykoff

Kevin Wykoff of Berthoud passed away at his home February 10, 2016 of natural causes. He was born in Longmont, Colorado to Ellis and Pearl Wykoff on July 19, 1956. He graduated Berthoud Jr./Sr. High School in 1974 and then went to work for Kodak, however factory work was not for him. He later worked at Kronenburg Lumber for many years. Kevin enjoyed woodworking, the great outdoors, his family, his daughters, his grandchildren and loved life, family and friends. Kevin was preceded in death by ... Full Story

WAAAHHHH…but we don’t wanna get arrested!!

WAAAHHHH…but we don’t wanna get arrested!!

By Mike Ferner As the macho, gun-toting, testosterone-addled cowboys who took over the wildlife refuge in Oregon call it quits, their pitiful whine can be heard all the way to Florida: “Waaahhh…but we don’t wanna get arrested…” So much for the rugged-individualists and badass proponents of personal responsibility. Let’s see what happens as their armed insurrection winds down.  How will the system treat the militant bullyboys? Will they get pepper-sprayed in the face as ... Full Story

Lundberg Report – February 2016

Lundberg Report – February 2016

    Assisted Suicide Bill  Senate Bill 11 Why is the Speaker so outspoken against life?  The Peter Falk Act.  _____________________________________________________________________ Assisted Suicide Bill The Senate State Affairs Committee heard the Assisted Suicide bill on Wednesday. Proponents of this bill advocate for a medical professional, a physician who has sworn to do no harm, to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs for a patient who wants to end his or her life. ... Full Story

How to Tell If Congress Is Working Again

How to Tell If Congress Is Working Again

By Lee H. Hamilton There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. They’ve talked about using conference committees more, allowing a more open process for rank-and-file members, enacting separate appropriation bills rather than using omnibus bills, and letting committees lead on legislation rather than hoarding all power in the leadership offices. Perhaps most important, they’ve acknowledged that Congress has many ... Full Story

Obituary: Doris A. Heckert

Obituary: Doris A. Heckert

Doris A. Heckert of Berthoud, Colorado went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 21, 2016. She was born to Wesley B. Heckert and Grace Mason Heckert on April 28, 1926 on a farm in Lenawee County Michigan where she loved the farm life and being close to nature. She graduated from Sand Creek High School, Sand Creek, Michigan in 1944. She continued her education and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Master of Arts Degree from Sienna Heights College ... Full Story

Lundberg January 2016 Newsletter

Lundberg January 2016 Newsletter

Health Exchange Tax Death Penalty Observations on Iowa   Health Exchange Tax The first bill I introduced this year, Senate Bill 2, will require the voters in Colorado to approve the tax imposed on them by the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange. If the exchange wants to tax the people $30,321,000, they should go to the voters and the voters should be allowed to make that decision. TABOR (the Taxpayer Bill of Rights) requires that all new taxes be approved by a vote of ... Full Story

Age-Friendly Larimer County

Age-Friendly Larimer County

By: Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson On November 24, 2015, the Larimer County Board of Commissioners signed a letter of intent for Larimer County to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. We believe this is important because the network helps participating communities become great places for older adults and people of all ages by adopting such features as safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, access to key services, and opportunities for ... Full Story

Obituary: Tom Lee Gapter

Obituary: Tom Lee Gapter

Tom Lee Gapter, 76, of Berthoud passed away at McKee Medical Center on January 18, 2016. He was born on July 11, 1939 in Loveland, Colorado to Doris and Clem Gapter. He graduated from Boulder High School where he was a wrestler in 1958. He was a carpenter and built many houses with his dad in Boulder. He also worked at Gapter Excavating as a backhoe operator for 32 years and Thompson School District in Loveland for 10 years. He married the love of his life Judy Jones on June 28, 1959 and has ... Full Story

Johnson announces for re-election

Johnson announces for re-election

Press Release, January 2016 Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson announced today that he will stand for a final term this November. Johnson was first elected as Commissioner in 2008 and reelected in 2012 without opposition. Prior to that he served for 12 years in the Colorado legislature including two years on the state’s powerful Joint Budget Committee. A 37-year resident of Larimer County, Johnson has an extensive background in the community, including 9 years on the ... Full Story

Obituary: Audenago “Derald” Vigil, Jr

Obituary: Audenago “Derald” Vigil, Jr

Audenago "Derald" Vigil, Jr. 80, of Berthoud, peacefully passed away on January 9, 2016. He was born September 16, 1935 in Rinconada, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, the fourth child out of nineteen born to Audenago Vigil Sr. and Erminia Romero. On September 7, 1957 Audenago married the love of his life, Marie Vasquez. They were later sealed in the Mesa Arizona temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Audenago grew up in Berthoud and was recognized as high point man in ... Full Story

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