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Thursday, May 26, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Udall Continues Fight for Bark-Beetle Mitigation

By Senator Mark Udall If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound? How about an entire forest? Every spring and summer, the bark beetle epidemic in Colorado’s forests takes on added dimensions. Rather than the green and gold we’ve used as backdrops to family portraits and souvenir postcards, receding snows reveal new swaths of rust-red forest that have succumbed to bark beetles. Colorado is ground zero for the bark beetle epidemic, which has left millions of acres of dead and dying ... Full Story

ACE-Loveland: What do all the announcements mean?

ACE-Loveland: What do all the announcements mean?

  By Brian Willms President, Loveland Chamber of Commerce This past Tuesday brought a new level of excitement to the city of Loveland, and for good reason! After a three month process where the city of Loveland worked with the Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology (CAMT) to consider the Agilent Campus for the Aerospace Clean Energy (ACE) project, it was confirmed that the Agilent Campus has been chosen as the sole existing space left in the running along with two ... Full Story

Why Gaddafi is an Imminent Threat to America

By: Anonymous Feb17 Contributor Editors' note: Feb 17 is the online publication of the Libyan Youth Movement: Link to article and comments Nearly 25 years ago, then President Ronald Reagan sent 45 planes to drop 300 bombs and shoot 48 missiles at seven locations throughout Libya in order to take out Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who he labeled the “mad dog of the Middle East.” Reagan’s actions were not ordered as a result of a bogus report on weapons of mass destruction.  They were not ... Full Story

Obituary: Stephen Gerard Sanford

Obituary: Stephen Gerard Sanford

Stephen Gerard Sanford met his heavenly father face to face on March 28, 2011, as he peacefully passed away at the Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, after a hard-fought five-year battle with leukemia and lymphoma. He was born November 29, 1963 in Kingston, New York to Edward and Barbara Sanford. In 1965 the family moved to Boulder, Colorado and in 1971 moved to Berthoud, Colorado. Steve was raised on a small farm and became an active 4-H member, raising pigs, sheep and dairy ... Full Story

Death of Steve Sanford

This from Jeff Goody this evening: (March 28)   A very good person passed away today. Steve Sanford left this earth. To my knowelge, he was the 1st person we lost from the Berthoud class of 82. Please say a prayer for Steve as he left a wife and 2 children. He will be missed

Slices of Life, Doggone good advice from the Cat

Slices of Life, Doggone good advice from the Cat

By: Jill Pertler Meow. It’s me again, the Cat. You may remember my discourse from a previous occasion. Today I’ve brought my vast cat intelligence to fill your ordinary day with a dose of feline insight. Lucky you. I’ll let you in on a little secret: I have the universe at my whiskertips and I’m not afraid to say so. Cats rule the world. Oh sure, humans pay the rent, but we control the house – and all the contents therein. Including the dog. Take my dog (and I mean that in the literal ... Full Story

Imperfect Justice in Snyder v. Phelps

Imperfect Justice in Snyder v. Phelps

By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson On March 2, the Supreme Court issued a decision in the case Snyder v. Phelps that illustrates the difficulty of balancing competing claims to rights and justice in our judicial system. The court overturned a lower court’s $5 million tort judgment against Pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, for invasion of privacy and inflicting emotional distress on the Albert Snyder family. In case you haven’t heard, Phelps and his little band ... Full Story

New Granddaughter for Bob and Lisa Rue

New Granddaughter for Bob and Lisa Rue

    Rylan Marie Nee was born at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center in Salida, Colorado on March 11 at 9:06 a.m. Rylan weighed 6 pounds, 10.5 ounces and measured 20 ½ inches long. Rylan’s parents are Lawrence and Sarah Nee of Buena Vista, Colo. Grandparents are Bob and Lisa Rue of Berthoud, Colo., and Joe and Carrie Nee of Ellicott, Colo. Great-grandparents are Ron Rue of Denver; Roberta Rue of Denver; Bill and Della Link of San Diego; Tom Keith ... Full Story

Killing Civilians in Afghanistan is Terrorism

By Pat Kennelly Afghans expect Americans to see the terrorism they bring to this poor country in the name of fighting terrorism. In Kabul, on the same day that Der Spiegel released photos documenting American soldiers posing with the bodies of civilians they murdered, the Transitional Justice Coordinating Group (TJCG, the umbrella organization for NGOs in Afghanistan that are pursuing transitional justice), gathered Afghan, Australian, American, and German peacemakers to discuss methods to ... Full Story

Obituary: Nicole Kay Bauer

Obituary: Nicole Kay Bauer

February 14, 1997 to March 18, 2011   Private Services will be held. Please make memorial contributions to: Nicole Bauer Memorial Fund, c/o Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry Street, Longmont, CO 80501. There are no online donations. For Condolences and Tributes, visit In Memory of Nicole Kay Bauer at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel     Please join with Berthoud CARES in supporting the Bauer Family. We should have information up soon on how you can help this family in the days ahead. Our ... Full Story

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