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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Where have all the heroes gone?

Rev. James L. Snyder In celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of the most horrific events in the history of the United States one cannot help but reflect back on the past decade. We have come a long way, but I am wondering if we have gone the right way. My wife and I were thinking about this the other night and she startled me with a question. Most of the time she just startles me, but this time she had substance in the form of a question. "I wonder," she said rather thoughtfully, ... Full Story

A lull in the debt crisis

A lull in the debt crisis

  Hear that rattling sound? It’s the can being kicked down the road. Congress and the Administration passed the “Budget Control Act of 2011” to avert the immediate debt crisis. The problem is, 70% of the spending reductions in the bill are not scheduled to occur until 2017 to 2021. Will Congressional Representatives, at that time, honor those reductions, or will they override them? Regardless, the reduction in spending will be swallowed-up many times over by Government ... Full Story

Jobs needed

Jobs needed

  To the Editor World War II ended abruptly on August 15, 1945. Across America whistles blew, horns tooted, and people poured into the streets to celebrate the end of our four-year nightmare. What a wonderfully joyous relief! It also was the end of millions of stateside jobs, just when we had eleven million returning troops who would need jobs, and our national debt equaled 156% of GNP (vs 99% today). (Editors note: A balanced budget amendment would have meant we could not ... Full Story

Media choice: Economics or Bachmann’s outfit?

Media choice: Economics or Bachmann’s outfit?

  The election game is back as the media turns away from political economics and towards the banality of politicians.   "]And so it came to pass, as predicted, projected, and warned about, that the economy is about to tank again. No less an authority than Nouriel Roubini, once dismissed as "Dr Doom" for his predictions - entirely accurate - of the 2008 financial crisis, is shaking his head and pointing his finger again. In intellectual circles, there is more and more talk ... Full Story

Obituary: William Geiger

Obituary: William Geiger

  Bill Geiger took his last breath of country air on Sunday August 14 at his home, “The little places west of Berthoud.” He leaves behind his soul mate of 33 years, Danette, 2 children Casie (Ben) and Adam (Jen), Grandma Edna and grandson Drake. As owner of Geiger Associates Plumbing & Heating, Bill took great pride in his work and valued his customers. He was a Colorado transplant from Pennsylvania since 1976, where he was one of 5 children: Dave (Mary Kay), Jim (Joan), ... Full Story

Obituary: Janice W. Ellis

Obituary: Janice W. Ellis

  Janice W. Ellis, 93 of Berthoud, died on August 22, 2011 at The Bridge Assisted Living Center in Longmont where she had spent her last five years surround by a loving, caring staff that she considered as her adopted granddaughters. She was born on July 5, 1918 in Utica, Illinois to Rudolph and Ada M. Worsley. She married Jack Ellis on March 12, 1950 in Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 12, 1998. Janice was a homemaker for most of her life, a loving Mother, ... Full Story

EPA born in the Nixon Administration

EPA born in the Nixon Administration

To the delight of American industrialists and their friends in the GOP, freshman U. S. Representative Cory Gardner (CO – District 4) appears determined to erode as much of the regulatory authority of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency as he is able. The EPA was born during the term of Richard Nixon, based upon an April 1970 memorandum of the President’s Advisory Council on Executive Organization titled ‘Federal Organization for Environmental Protection. ’ If the GOP itself ... Full Story

Obituary: Mildred Greckel

Obituary: Mildred Greckel

  Mildred (Poody) Greckel passed away August 7, 2011 in Berthoud. She was 90 years old. She is survived by Clarence, her husband of 67 years; son Michael Dean of Longmont; daughters Candace Kay Davis (C.L.) of Holcomb, Kansas, Cynthia LaRee Gaiser (Jeff) of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and Julie Ann Hoekstra (Scott) of Westminster. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and a great-great grandson. Mildred graduated high school in 1939 and began her ... Full Story

Obituary: Clyde Raymond Briggs

Obituary: Clyde Raymond Briggs

    Clyde Raymond Briggs April 16, 1951-Aug. 4, 2011   Clyde Raymond Briggs, of Johnstown, died Aug. 4, 2011, surrounded by his family at the North Colorado Medical Center hospice unit, following injuries from a fall Aug. 1. He was 60. A proud Colorado native, Mr. Briggs was born in Leadville on April 16, 1951, to Shirley (Roberts) and Clyde Briggs, Sr. He graduated in 1969 from Arvada High School, and in 1977 from Intermountain Bible College in Grand ... Full Story

Obituary: Gene Ellis

Obituary: Gene Ellis

Gene Ellis went to the arms of his Lord August 4, 2011. He was born in Smith Center, Kan. to Lawrence E. and Thelma Pauline (Rupert) Ellis on September 18, 1938. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1955 and served for 8 years as a sentry dog handler in the air police earning the rank of Airman First Class before he was honorably discharged in 1963. In 1972 he became involved with the Larimer County Search and Rescue. He was married to Jeannie Carr from 1958 to 1979. He married Carol ... Full Story

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