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Friday, February 12, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

A Fact, Any Fact

A Fact, Any Fact

Dear Friends and Neighbors: I woke up this morning with a hypothetical conversation between me and a voter going through my head. Gordon: You know the people elect the University of Colorado Regents. I’m thinking it might be better if they are appointed by the Governor. Voter: No. Why would I want to give up my right to elect the Regents? Gordon: Okay, tell me one fact about either of the two candidates for CU Regent at-large. Voter: A fact? Gordon: Yeah a fact, any fact, like their name, ... Full Story

To the editor

To the editor

Brian DelGrosso: family man, tireless worker and guardian of our personal rights. Brian has the ability to digest regulations and laws and apply the consequences to the regular guy. He is not interested in cutting deals or making a career out of politics. Brian is a small business owner. He knows what it means to juggle payroll, employees and be successful in spite of heavy government regulations and burdensome taxes. You can tell a lot about a persons character by what they do when they ... Full Story

Obituary: Lisa Lynn Adams

Obituary: Lisa Lynn Adams

Lisa Lynn Adams, 40, of Berthoud, passed away October 6, 2010. She was born on October 26, 1969 in Loveland, Colorado to Sheryl and Brian Adams. Lisa was a Colorado native. She graduated from Loveland High School in 1988. She graduated from North East Junior College, Sterling, Colorado in 1982 where she majored in Music and Theater. She was an Executive Assistant in Real Estate and Food Manufacturing and a Project Coordinator at A.O.R.N. Lisa was a lifetime mascot of the City of Loveland ... Full Story

That’s outrageous!

That’s outrageous!

That's outrageous! The claims made against Senator Kevin Lundberg by 21st Century Colorado, an arm of ActBlue, "the online clearinghouse for Democratic action," in six recent mailings, would have us believe that instead of being a caring, principled family man and state senator, Kevin is a monster better suited to scare us to death at a local haunted house later this month. But each mailing is based on a complete misrepresentation of Kevin and distortions and lies regarding his voting ... Full Story

Ball can get job done

Ball can get job done

Rich Ball should be elected to the Senate District 15 post. He believes in performance-based audits of government departments and incentives for them to stop use-it-or-lose-it spending gimmicks that can be wasteful. Results would have to be proven before budgets are allocated. As a former small-business man, he will help businesses bring jobs to Colorado. He has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Rotary Club and many more. He will take his public-service ethic to the ... Full Story

Smith Has Integrity

Smith Has Integrity

In this campaign season, we’ve been bombarded with questions of integrity, experience, past history. We crave a candidate with integrity, experience, and a history that is open and honest and without skeletons. We have this candidate, Justin Smith for Larimer County Sheriff. Justin Smith is a current high-ranking member of our sheriff’s office. Over the last two decades, he has worked as a deputy, sergeant, and division commander, has worked in Internal Affairs, and has managed to ... Full Story

Obituary: Alma Wilson

Obituary: Alma Wilson

Alma Wilson, 84, of Berthoud, died September 23, 2010 at Loveland Good Samaritan Health Care Center. She was born April 11, 1926 in Berthoud, Colorado to Peter and Margaret (Deines) Ostermiller. She graduated high school in Johnstown, Colorado On June 27, 1948, she married Cleon Wilson in Berthoud, where they continued to live and farm. Alma worked as a homemaker and helped on the farm as needed. She was a member of the Campion Seventh Day Adventist Church, where she served as a Deaconess and ... Full Story

Editorial:The Brothers Koch and AB 32

Editorial:The Brothers Koch and AB 32

Editorial September 20, 2010 The Brothers Koch and AB 32 Four years ago, bipartisan majorities in the California Legislature approved a landmark clean energy bill ... Now a well-financed coalition of right-wing ideologues, out-of-state oil and gas companies and climate-change skeptics is seeking to effectively kill that law ....

Obituary: Harry Bernhardt

Obituary: Harry Bernhardt

Harry Bernhardt July 4, 1920 – September 19, 2010 Harry Bernhardt, 90, of Berthoud, died September 19, 2010 at Longmont United Hospital. He was born July 4, 1920 in Loveland to John and Ann Marie (Bath) Bernhardt. He was raised in Loveland and attended Loveland schools. Harry married Helen “Irene” Hopp on December 2, 1938 in Brighton. He served honorably in the U.S. Army in1945 and 1946. Harry was stationed in the Philippines in the Pacific Theater. Following his discharge, Harry and ... Full Story

Just 3 questions Mr. Tancredo

Just 3 questions Mr. Tancredo

Dear Mr. Tancredo, As concerned citizens and Republican delegates, we were able to meet, interview and vet many of the candidates who respected the caucus process enough to solicit our support in their bid for candidacy. Since you elected not to participate in that process, we feel that the following questions must be answered before you can be deemed worthy of support: 1.     You made a solemn term-limits vow to serve no more than three terms as a Congressman, not once but on numerous ... Full Story

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