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Saturday, April 18, 2015

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Don’t drink and drive

Don’t drink and drive

Dear Berthoud I realize I am by no means a perfect person, however I try to be a good citizen in our community. There is one issue that irritates me beyond belief and that is the number of our fellow citizens who continue to choose to drink and drive in our town. Has everyone forgotten about poor Todd Peeples and the other boy who were killed in the spring of 2003? So, I have zero axe to grind with anyone here in town, but if you drink and drive ... park it ... and yes... call a cab, a ... Full Story

Slices of Life, A message to my favorite child

Slices of Life, A message to my favorite child

    By: Jill Pertler   Every mother has a favorite – or so the saying goes. Before becoming a mother myself, I wondered if this were true. A mother’s love is complete and unconditional, but not perfect. How can a mother love all her children equally? The answer is simple: she can’t. I am here today to come clean with each of my children. Ahem. Pause. Here goes. My dearest first-born child: I have something important to tell you. You suffered ... Full Story

Emission Tests in Larimer and Weld

Emission Tests in Larimer and Weld

If your car was in good working order, would it make sense to have it fixed anyway? The government is trying to fix something that isn't broken by forcing costly and time-consuming vehicle emission tests on residents of Weld and Larimer county. The program is taking money from Larimer and Weld county families to fund government bureaucracies and a business monopoly. If House Bill 1082 becomes law the vehicle emission tests required for gasoline vehicles in Weld and Larimer counties will be ... Full Story

Obituary: Justin Cody Moss

Obituary: Justin Cody Moss

Justin Cody Moss (August 22, 1994 - March 11, 2011)   Justin Cody Moss, 16, of Wiggins, died Friday morning, March 11, 2011 from injuries he sustained in a vehicle accident in Fort Morgan. He was born in Provo, Utah on August 22, 1994 to Steven K. Moss Sr. & Robyn (Leslie) Barton. He lived in Grand Junction and Berthoud before moving to Wiggins three years ago. Justin attended Thunder Mountain Elementary School in Grand Junction, Turner Middle School in Berthoud and at the time ... Full Story

7th grade student suspended for oregano

7th grade student suspended for oregano

Zero Tolerance Alert: School Officials Suspend 7th Grade Honor Student Over Innocuous Possession of Italian Herb, Oregano CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Pointing to yet another instance of zero tolerance policies being misapplied, attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have criticized school officials at Hickory Middle School for grossly overreacting when they suspended a seventh grade honors student over allegations that he was in possession of the Italian herb oregano. Insisting that Adam Grass, ... Full Story

Slices of Life: A love story

Slices of Life: A love story

Bickering: a love story   By: Jill Pertler We were busy bickering – like couples can bicker after two or 12 or 20 years of marriage. He made breakfast five mornings in a row. I folded eight loads of laundry. He fed the dog and took out the garbage. I fed the fish and cleaned the toilets. I made meatloaf. He shoveled the driveway. I helped with homework. He served as field trip chaperone. I packed bagged lunches. He drove the kids to school. Finally, it was Friday and we ... Full Story

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