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Monday, May 22, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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 of $40,000 ... 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 in the row in front ... 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 wife and ... 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 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

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