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Monday, October 23, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Bertha “Beth” Goodner 

Obituary: Bertha “Beth” Goodner 

    (September 30, 1936 - December 23, 2016)  Bertha “Beth” Goodner 1936 – 2016 Bertha “Beth” Goodner of Loveland, passed away on December 23, 2016. Beth was born in Fort Collins, to Oma and William Watson. Beth and her family moved to Greeley. Her mother Oma Watson passed away in 1940. Bertha almost died of pneumonia at the age of 4. In 1947, her father William Watson married Lucille. Beth graduated from Greeley High School in 1954. In high school, she ... Full Story

Weld County Sheriff Scam Alert

Weld County Sheriff Scam Alert

Multiple community members have notified the Weld County Sheriff’s Office stating that they were contacted by a person who claimed to be a deputy at the Weld County Sheriff’s Office. The caller states that there is a warrant for the citizen’s arrest, and asks for their name and home address. Don’t provide any information about yourself to this individual, to include your name and address. The Weld County Sheriff’s Office will never try to resolve an arrest warrant over the ... Full Story

The Diplomacy of Donald J. Trump

The Diplomacy of Donald J. Trump

By Mel Gurtov Oblivious to Tradition and Good Sense Those of us who appreciate the unconventional have to have second thoughts after watching Donald J. Trump in action.  All the more so when it comes to the conduct of foreign affairs, in which Mr. Trump is a novice.  Defying convention, which calls for the president or president-elect to call on the State Department for advice and talking points, and on the intelligence community for daily briefings, Trump at any time might decide ... Full Story

Obituary: Thomas Frederick Bennet

Obituary: Thomas Frederick Bennet

Thomas Frederick Bennett was born in Pennsylvania on Jan. 27, 1942. Husband, father, grandfather, friend and patriot, Tom was loved and respected by all who knew him. There are so many wonderful stories to tell about this great man. He dearly loved his family, his country, God, and maybe especially his adopted home state of Colorado. He and his wife Karen were much more than husband and wife. He often introduced her as his best friend. They enjoyed 52 years of marital bliss. He ... Full Story

The Twelve Sites Of Social Security

The Twelve Sites Of Social Security

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Gathering with family and friends during the holiday season reminds us we’re part of a strong community. And sometimes, in the spirit of the season, we break into song. Our take on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” — a holiday favorite since 1780 — highlights the national community we care for all year long. We call it “The Twelve Sites of Social Security.” For the first site of Social Security, we give to you: our ... Full Story

A DUI In Colorado Is Now Even More Expensive

A DUI In Colorado Is Now Even More Expensive

  Average impaired driver in the state is more than twice the legal limit  DENVER, CO – The financial impact of a DUI is now even higher in Colorado.  The average cost of a first time DUI offense increased to $13,530 in 2016, that’s up nearly a third (32%) from the previous DUI calculation.  The new total comes as holiday parties and celebrations are ramping up, and law enforcement throughout the state is increasing patrols for impaired drivers. A major factor in ... Full Story

Social Security’s Gift to Children is Security

Social Security’s Gift to Children is Security

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist This is the season of caring. No matter your religion or belief, December is also considered a time to focus on the children we love. Whether we’re wrapping Santa’s gifts, buying Hanukkah treats, decorating the house in celebration of Kwanzaa, or volunteering for a toy drive, children add joy to the holiday season. And we at Social Security definitely know a thing or two about helping children. Often overlooked in the ... Full Story

Obituary: Richard E. Schleiger 

Obituary: Richard E. Schleiger 

  July 2, 1936 ~ November 21, 2016 Richard Eugene Schleiger, 80 of Loveland, passed away peacefully at home on November 21, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Richard was born July 2, 1936 in Berthoud, CO to George and Maggie Schleiger. Richard graduated from Berthoud High School and worked his entire career in the Loveland area. Richard married Brenda Hirsch-Milon in February of 1991, they spent 30 wonderful years together sharing their love of camping, fishing and just being ... Full Story

Obituary: James “jimmy” Robert Randall,

Obituary: James “jimmy” Robert Randall, Jr.

James “Jimmy” Robert Randall Jr, born February 7, 1983, left this life in a vehicle accident on November 19, 2016. James was baptized and confirmed in the Missouri Synod Lutheran faith. He attended grade school and high school in Berthoud, and afterwards, obtained his journeymen’s electrical license. James spent time in Iraq, loved his Harley and worked to support his love of hunting. James is survived by his father James Randall of Mead; mother Jeanette Randall of Berthoud, brother ... Full Story

Obituary: Gary Kim Parrish

Obituary: Gary Kim Parrish

    Gary Kim Parrish "Cowboy Grandpa" was the son of the late Juanema Jean Key Parrish and Ewell Vaughn Parrish. This tough but gentle cowboy was born June 1, 1951 in Boulder, Colorado. and died on the ranch in his home November 12, 2016. Gary left Berthoud High School to join the Marine Corps and served in combat in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970 and was honorably discharged. Gary served as a beloved pastor in Crete, Nebraska at the Crete Christian fellowship from 1978 to 1985. ... Full Story

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