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Saturday, August 19, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Healthcare is a basic human right not a political

Healthcare is a basic human right not a political football

By Wim Laven On May 4, 2013, I delivered the eulogy for my 33-year-old brother. I’m not sure that our political representatives understand what this feels like when they make decisions to take healthcare away from people. When innocent civilians are killed for political reasons we usually consider it an act of terrorism or a crime against humanity, but, inexplicably, when political leaders make decisions that only happen to cause those deaths why is it so easy to look away? This ... Full Story

What is a Country For?

What is a Country For?

At the height of the George W. Bush years, a bit of a TomDispatch piece would sometimes be reposted at a right-wing website with a disparaging comment, and I’d suddenly be deluged with abusive emails (many homophobic) that regularly advised me to take my whatever and get out of Dodge. Though I was born in New York City, as was my father (my mother’s hometown was Chicago), the phrase invariably brought to bear was “go back to...” and the only question was where. There were small ... Full Story

Obituary: Alma Irene Krieger 

Obituary: Alma Irene Krieger 

January 10, 1920 - January 7, 2017 Alma Irene Krieger, 96, of Loveland, Colorado died January 7, 2017 at her home. She was born on January 10, 1920 in Anamoose, North Dakota to John and Mollie Starck. Alma grew up in Berthoud, and was a graduate of Bonnie Beauty School in Denver. On October 20, 1945, she married Harry Krieger in Berthoud. Alma owned Alma's Beauty Shop in Berthoud for 35 years. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening, cooking, the outdoors, playing and watching sports ... Full Story

A Fulfilling New Year’s Resolution: Retirement

A Fulfilling New Year’s Resolution: Retirement Planning

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist It’s 2017, and that means you might be one more year closer to retirement. Whether you’re at your very first job or wrapping up a successful career, there are always new things to learn about when it comes to saving for the future. So why not make retirement planning part of your New Year’s resolution! Putting money in a high yield savings account (if you can find one) is always smart, but you can do even more. The U.S. ... Full Story

Family Life Under the Stigma of Undocumented

Family Life Under the Stigma of Undocumented Immigration

by 'Rebecca Schneider  “You have reached the voicemail box of...” “You have reached the voicemail box of…” “You have reached the voicemail box of…” Panic set in.  I was supposed to get dinner with him at Chili’s, my pregnancy cravings running wild for those honey chipotle chicken crispers.  We had just talked about it on the phone less than an hour before.  After a few minutes of waiting in the car, his family saw me, came outside and said, ... Full Story

Obituary: Louise Mary Baker

Obituary: Louise Mary Baker

Louise Mary Baker, 75, of Berthoud, Colorado went to her Lord January 1, 2017 at Pathways Hospice Care Center in Loveland. She was born December 19, 1941 in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada to John and Gladys (Dodge) Chausse. In 1960 Louise graduated high school in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and married Lester Baker in Nevada in 1963. Louise and Lester moved from Southern California to Berthoud, in 1977. Louise was a skilled homemaker who enjoyed shopping, people, cooking and collecting recipes, ... Full Story

Obituary: John Michael “Mike” Parker

Obituary: John Michael “Mike” Parker

John Michael Parker, "Mike," 68, beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on December 27 after a courageous eight-year battle with cancer. Mike was born on April 15, 1948 in Waldo, Arkansas to John I. and Mary Louise (Teague) Parker and four years later joined by a sister, Suzanne. Mike, a brave and fearless soul already at the age of 12, saved his little sister's life when her nightgown caught on fire using his own hands to extinguish ... Full Story

Tweeting while the world comes to its senses

Tweeting while the world comes to its senses

By John LaForge   When Donald Trump Tweeted something about nuclear weapons Dec. 23, I thought he must be deliberately trivializing the Bomb to make it appear small, the way he makes light of sexual assault, punching critics, deporting millions, torturing suspects, and assassinating women and children. About the Bomb, the world’s most famous Tweeter offered, “The US must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses ... Full Story

Obituary: Bertha “Beth” Goodner 

Obituary: Bertha “Beth” Goodner 

    (September 30, 1936 - December 23, 2016)  Bertha “Beth” Goodner 1936 – 2016 Bertha “Beth” Goodner of Loveland, passed away on December 23, 2016. Beth was born in Fort Collins, to Oma and William Watson. Beth and her family moved to Greeley. Her mother Oma Watson passed away in 1940. Bertha almost died of pneumonia at the age of 4. In 1947, her father William Watson married Lucille. Beth graduated from Greeley High School in 1954. In high school, she ... Full Story

Weld County Sheriff Scam Alert

Weld County Sheriff Scam Alert

Multiple community members have notified the Weld County Sheriff’s Office stating that they were contacted by a person who claimed to be a deputy at the Weld County Sheriff’s Office. The caller states that there is a warrant for the citizen’s arrest, and asks for their name and home address. Don’t provide any information about yourself to this individual, to include your name and address. The Weld County Sheriff’s Office will never try to resolve an arrest warrant over the ... Full Story

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