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Saturday, November 1, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

Dear Editor

Dear Editor

          Cory Gardner is my Representative. I wish I could feel he represents my interests and concerns, but my sense when I contact him is that while his office may listen politely, what I say does not weigh at all in his voting decisions. Cory Gardner has an agenda that excludes those who need responsible representation. This was made even more clear to me when he voted in favor of the “Ryan Budget” and what it would have done to the uninsured, ... Full Story

Cory Gardner Staff rude and condescending

Cory Gardner Staff rude and condescending

    Dear Editor     Today I joined protesters outside Cory Gardner’s Ft. Collins office. Until now, I have limited my civic duty to voting and writing letters to politicians. I stood in a line to speak with a representative for Cory Gardner. Other’s in line complained about the “rudeness” of the representative, however, I would call it a condescending attitude, for I felt we were viewed not as constituents, but as merely uneducated-in- politics ... Full Story

Obituary: Roger Lee Gibbons

Obituary: Roger Lee Gibbons

Roger Lee Gibbons, 81, of Berthoud, died on July 12, 2011 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. Roger was born on July 25, 1929 to Theron Clay and Rosa Leora (Stewart) Gibbons in Worland, Wyoming where he grew up on his family’s ranch. He graduated high school in Worland, and then attended and graduated from the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa Oklahoma. Roger’s love of flying led him to the United States Air Force Air Training Command where he served as a civilian flight ... Full Story

Obituary: Gordon Leroy Speicher

Obituary: Gordon Leroy Speicher

Gordon Leroy Speicher, 93, of Loveland, Colorado, died on July 11, 2011 at North Shore Health and Rehab in Loveland. He was born on March 17, 1918 in Wray, Colorado, to Jesse Clay and Mary Viola (Saville) Speicher. He married Rosie Opal Owens on August 20, 1939 in Holyoke, Colorado. She preceded him in death on December 10, 1988. Gordon later married Catherine Louise (Griffin) Ingram on March 17, 1990 in Longmont, Colorado.  She preceded him in death on June 12, 2011. Gordon owned ... Full Story

The Military Industrial Complex: The Enemy from Within

The Military Industrial Complex: The Enemy from Within

      By John W. Whitehead July 11, 2011     “Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”—James Madison   “When a nation becomes ... Full Story

Obituary: Gary G. Olson

Obituary: Gary G. Olson

Gary G. Olson of Berthoud died July 7, 2011 at Hospice Care Center in Louisville, after gallantly fighting colon cancer since the spring of 2004. He was 71. Gary was born in Longmont to Gilman E. and Margaret (Baker) Olson. He grew up and worked on the family farm in rural Mead. Gary attended Mead Schools.  After his high school graduation in 1957, Gary received his Masters degree in 1963 from CSU and his Doctorate in chemistry in 1967 from Oregon State University.  He then returned and ... Full Story

Female Protester Arrested for Attempting to Pass

Female Protester Arrested for Attempting to Pass Through Airport Security Scanner in Underwear

RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C. — The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a North Carolina woman who was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after she stripped down to her underwear at a Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) checkpoint to protest the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) whole body imaging scanners. Police arrested and charged Siobhán Cooke with disorderly conduct as a result of her act of protest at RDU on June 2, 2011. Attorneys for The Rutherford ... Full Story

Bank robbery for health care

Bank robbery for health care

In what can only be described as a new low for the for-profit healthcare system, 59-year-old Richard James Verone held up a bank for $1 with the hopes of going to prison and obtaining prison health care. In Gaston County, North Carolina, Verone showed up at the RBC bank, presented the teller with a note indicating he was robbing the bank in the amount of $1, and after receiving the dollar from the teller, sat down to wait for the police to arrive. The former Coca-Cola delivery driver's ... Full Story

Freemont inmate has questions

Freemont inmate has questions

        Please help me understand. I have a few questions. Why can I send my loved one books from a national vendor, but not food or gifts from a nationally recognized vendor for Thanksgiving and Christmas? How can probation to MRD be provided at your facility, especially since the time spent on this in-house "parole" doesn't count as time served once the inmate is released?  Is that really probation? Why is Fremont keeping inmates who have been ... Full Story

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