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Monday, July 6, 2015

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Henrietta Skinner-Hale

Obituary: Henrietta Skinner-Hale

  Henrietta Skinner-Hale of Colorado Springs passed away on April 10, 2011 at Brookdale Place after a short illness. Henrietta was born on April 22, 1917 near Longmont, Colorado to the late John and Henrietta (Eckhart) Lebsack Sr. She graduated from Longmont High School and worked for the Bowman Family in Denver. Henrietta married Richard N. Skinner on January 4, 1942 in El Paso, Texas while he was serving in WWII. They moved to Berthoud, Colorado where they owned and operated a TV ... Full Story

Limit Direct Payments in 2012 Farm Bill

  By Brian Depew briand@cfra.org Center for Rural Affairs With Congress hammering out budget cutting legislation and preparing to take up the 2012 farm bill, the next two years emerge as a crucial time for making commonsense cuts to agriculture spending. For federal farm programs, that means placing hard caps on payments made to the nation’s largest farms, subsidies those operations use to drive their smaller neighbors out of business. First, Congress should place a hard limit ... Full Story

Slices of Life-The awkward hug

Slices of Life-The awkward hug

    By: Jill Pertler   Some people are natural-born huggers. I learned this about Mike right from the start – he was a hugging friend. Always glad to run into you and willing to prove his point with a spontaneous and heartfelt embrace. Everyone has a friend like Mike. If you don’t, you should. I can’t say he and I were the closest of friends. He just made me feel that way. That’s how Mike was. So, earlier this year when he showed up on the bleachers ... Full Story

Fund raiser for Zach Dunkelberger

Fund raiser for Zach Dunkelberger

  Friends are hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction to help defray the Dunkelberger's medical expenses. The event takes place on April 16 at the Berthoud Area Community Center. See the poster below for more information      

Obituary: Edith A Nusser

Obituary: Edith A Nusser

Edith Ava Nusser, 93, of Berthoud passed away at the Berthoud Living Center in Berthoud, Colorado on Thursday, April 7, 2011. Edith was born on July 17, 1917 in Fulton, Missouri to Sherman T. and Ava (Strong) Pash.  She married Carl William Nusser, Jr. on May 19, 1967 in Rock Port, Missouri and they moved to Berthoud, Colorado in 1970 from Hancock, Iowa. Edith and Carl managed the Pinederosa Mobile Park in Berthoud for thirty years.  Carl passed away in June 2008. Edith was a devoted ... Full Story

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 ... 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

Slices of Life, Small talk

Slices of Life, Small talk

Small talk not always so small   By: Jill Pertler     I am a small talker. My son christened me with the label yesterday. “Have you ever noticed you make chit chat with everyone you meet?” he asked. His words felt more like an accusation than a question. “You’re a small talker,” he said. I knew he was right. I also knew my blithe banter possesses a power and purpose unknown to non-small talkers. I believe we are in the middle of a ... Full Story

Pakman on GOP candidates

Pakman on GOP candidates

The 2012 slate of Republican candidates is shaping up to be one of the most interesting and bizarre in recent history, and I’m unsure whether I should be hoping the most outrageous candidate, or the most reasonable, makes it to the November 2012 ballot. While the most outrageous candidate would presumably have the smallest chance of winning, the risk is that a last minute October surprise could put them into office. Conversely, the risk of a Republican candidate perceived as more reasonable ... Full Story

Questions we SHOULD be asking about Libya

A response to Fareed Zakaria’s show GPS on CNN April 3, 2011. Dear Fareed, Your insistence, along with many others, on the juicy question: is there Al-Qaida in Libya, is deplorable. I usually have deep admiration for your precise views about current issues, and the same for your respected guests. Your prominent guest today, Dr. Brzezinski stated many important points especially the urgency which the situation in Libya must be dealt with, and the fact that Libya and the rest of the free ... Full Story

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