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Sunday, September 25, 2016

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How to Tell If Congress Is Working Again

How to Tell If Congress Is Working Again

By Lee H. Hamilton There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. They’ve talked about using conference committees more, allowing a more open process for rank-and-file members, enacting separate appropriation bills rather than using omnibus bills, and letting committees lead on legislation rather than hoarding all power in the leadership offices. Perhaps most important, they’ve acknowledged that Congress has many ... Full Story

Obituary: Doris A. Heckert

Obituary: Doris A. Heckert

Doris A. Heckert of Berthoud, Colorado went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 21, 2016. She was born to Wesley B. Heckert and Grace Mason Heckert on April 28, 1926 on a farm in Lenawee County Michigan where she loved the farm life and being close to nature. She graduated from Sand Creek High School, Sand Creek, Michigan in 1944. She continued her education and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Master of Arts Degree from Sienna Heights College ... Full Story

Lundberg January 2016 Newsletter

Lundberg January 2016 Newsletter

Health Exchange Tax Death Penalty Observations on Iowa   Health Exchange Tax The first bill I introduced this year, Senate Bill 2, will require the voters in Colorado to approve the tax imposed on them by the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange. If the exchange wants to tax the people $30,321,000, they should go to the voters and the voters should be allowed to make that decision. TABOR (the Taxpayer Bill of Rights) requires that all new taxes be approved by a vote of ... Full Story

Age-Friendly Larimer County

Age-Friendly Larimer County

By: Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson On November 24, 2015, the Larimer County Board of Commissioners signed a letter of intent for Larimer County to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. We believe this is important because the network helps participating communities become great places for older adults and people of all ages by adopting such features as safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, access to key services, and opportunities for ... Full Story

Obituary: Tom Lee Gapter

Obituary: Tom Lee Gapter

Tom Lee Gapter, 76, of Berthoud passed away at McKee Medical Center on January 18, 2016. He was born on July 11, 1939 in Loveland, Colorado to Doris and Clem Gapter. He graduated from Boulder High School where he was a wrestler in 1958. He was a carpenter and built many houses with his dad in Boulder. He also worked at Gapter Excavating as a backhoe operator for 32 years and Thompson School District in Loveland for 10 years. He married the love of his life Judy Jones on June 28, 1959 and has ... Full Story

Johnson announces for re-election

Johnson announces for re-election

Press Release, January 2016 Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson announced today that he will stand for a final term this November. Johnson was first elected as Commissioner in 2008 and reelected in 2012 without opposition. Prior to that he served for 12 years in the Colorado legislature including two years on the state’s powerful Joint Budget Committee. A 37-year resident of Larimer County, Johnson has an extensive background in the community, including 9 years on the ... Full Story

Obituary: Audenago “Derald” Vigil, Jr

Obituary: Audenago “Derald” Vigil, Jr

Audenago "Derald" Vigil, Jr. 80, of Berthoud, peacefully passed away on January 9, 2016. He was born September 16, 1935 in Rinconada, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, the fourth child out of nineteen born to Audenago Vigil Sr. and Erminia Romero. On September 7, 1957 Audenago married the love of his life, Marie Vasquez. They were later sealed in the Mesa Arizona temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Audenago grew up in Berthoud and was recognized as high point man in ... Full Story

Obituary: Michael David Callies

Obituary: Michael David Callies

Michael David Callies of Berthoud, died January 2, 2016 at Longmont United Hospital. He was 71-years-old. Mike was born October 23, 1944 in Waupaca, Wisconsin to Herbert Callies and Irene Olson Callies. Raised in Stillwater, Minnesota, he was active in cross country, basketball and track in high school. He attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Mike married Roberta Keller on March 30, 1965. He was a volunteer fire fighter with the St. Paul Park fire department until moving to ... Full Story

Obituary: Johanna C. McCarthy

Obituary: Johanna C. McCarthy

Johanna C. McCarthy, 57, of Berthoud, passed away December 29, 2015 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. She was born August 21, 1958 in Livermore, California to Theodore and Betty Manz. She was the youngest of 4 children—April, Mark, Holly and Jo. Jo married Patrick J. McCarthy on January 22, 1980. They laughed and loved and lived for over 36 years. Jo was funny and a little bit crazy. Her greatest treasure was family, especially those 3 grandkids. She was a daredevil, explorer, ... Full Story

Obituary: Dorothy E. Rogers

Obituary: Dorothy E. Rogers

Dorothy E. Rogers, 81, passed away Dec. 13, 2015 at her home in Johnstown surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in November 5, 1934 in Weldona, Colorado to James and Ruth Ellen McHale. Dorothy married Fred A. Rogers on the land in which they both lived and died. She loved the small community and has lived here over 60 years. She was a volunteer at the Senior Center and enjoyed going to Black Hawk and bingo with all of her dear friends. Dorothy had a passion for collecting items, ... Full Story

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