April 2014
S M T W T F S
« Mar    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  
News for Norther Colorado and the world

Saturday, April 19, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Berthoud economics by Trustee Skiles

Berthoud economics by Trustee Skiles

Berthoud Trustee Dave Skiles maintains a blog in which he speaks his mind on various issues. His latest offering is about Berthoud's economic priorities. You may visit his blog by selecting the link below. Berthoud 2011 Economic Priorities By Dave Skiles In focus are needs for positive population changes, economic development, social equity, housing development, transportation, education, health, and environment. To set these objectives into motion, Berthoud will ... Full Story

Obituary: Marjorie Craig

Obituary: Marjorie Craig

Marjorie Craig passed away on Dec. 23, 2010 at the age of 76. She was born Marjorie Nadine Yeager, March 25, 1934 in Longmont, Colorado to William Yeager and Katie Burbach-Yeager. She was the youngest of six children. Her father farmed land south east of Berthoud for 17 years, and this is where Marjorie lived while she was growing up. She attended the same school in Mead all 12 years. She graduated from Mead High School in 1952. Lewis and Marjorie Craig celebrated their 58th ... Full Story

Obituary: Ruth B. Luce

Obituary: Ruth B. Luce

Ruth B. Luce of Longmont, Colo. died December 23, 2010 at the Peaks Care Center in Longmont. She was 86. Ruth was born on September 6, 1924 in Stratford, Connecticut to Hugh S. and Margaret (Spencer) Bailie. After dating all throughout high school, Ruth married William Raymond “Bill” Luce in Elkton, Maryland on February 27, 1943. They celebrated 63 years of marriage before his death in 2006. The couple made their home and raised their family in Stratford until moving to ... Full Story

Obituary: William W. Wendt

Obituary: William W. Wendt

William W. Wendt, 45, of Berthoud, passed away unexpectedly December 20, 2010, in Loveland. Born on August 11, 1965, in Saginaw, Michigan, to William A. and Judy (Bruce) Wendt, he married Barbara Landon on May 23, 1987. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Barb, daughter Alyssa, son Javan, mother Judy, sister Rhonda, nieces, nephews and his many friends and colleagues. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, ... Full Story

Senate votes to repeal “Don’t Ask,

Senate votes to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Udall Successfully Helps Lead U.S. Senate on Final Bipartisan Vote to Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Senate Passes Bill Allowing Department of Defense to Responsibly Implement New Policy Today the U.S. Senate passed a landmark bill, cosponsored by Mark Udall, that will repeal the law known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and will task the U.S. Department of Defense with implementing the new policy in a way that protects our national security.  Earlier in the day, the Senate ... Full Story

Help find these missing children

Help find these missing children

Aging – If it’s not your issue… It will be

Aging – If it’s not your issue… It will be

As one of our senior board members so eloquently stated, “It ain’t for sissies!” Many people are affected by the challenges associated with aging, including: The older adult – Increased physical challenges, healthcare costs, feelings of isolation, reduced mobility, and vulnerability. Children of the aging – Balancing financial & emotional needs. Employers - Increased absenteeism due to employees caring for parents. Our senior population is growing rapidly ... Full Story

Obituary: Shirley Jean Sandlian

Obituary: Shirley Jean Sandlian

Shirley Jean Sandlian, 68 of Berthoud, died December 8, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born in Boulder, CO on October 20, 1942 to Jay D. and Elsie E. Winn. She grew up and went to school in Boulder. Shirley married John Robert Cushman in September of 1961. Together they had five children. John passed away, April 14, 1975. Several years later, Shirley married Donald Eugene Sandlian. Donald passed away January 13, 1997. Shirley lived west of Berthoud for more than 40 ... Full Story

What’s All the Fuss About Top Tax Rates Going Up 4.6

What’s All the Fuss About Top Tax Rates Going Up 4.6 Percent?

By Kenneth Lewis The national conversation on our fiscal health for the past few months has been about whether to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for households with incomes over $250,000, or to allow them to expire on December 31st. To my amazement, lost in all this controversy and discussion has been any mention of what this would really mean for high-income people in the context of historical tax rates. During the 1950s this country was flourishing economically and adding ... Full Story

Is It Illegal to Celebrate Christmas in the Schools?

Is It Illegal to Celebrate Christmas in the Schools?

By John W. Whitehead December 6, 2010 "I think there's something wrong with me. I just don't understand Christmas. I like getting presents, sending cards, decorating trees and all that. But instead of feeling happy, I feel sort of let down."--Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas, 1965 When I was a child in the 1950s, my parents didn't have much money to spend at Christmastime. I remember one Christmas when I wanted a cowboy gun and holster from Santa Claus. I got the toy pistol, but ... Full Story

Page 59 of 92« First...10203040...58596061...708090...Last »