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Sunday, June 26, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

That’s outrageous!

That’s outrageous!

That's outrageous! The claims made against Senator Kevin Lundberg by 21st Century Colorado, an arm of ActBlue, "the online clearinghouse for Democratic action," in six recent mailings, would have us believe that instead of being a caring, principled family man and state senator, Kevin is a monster better suited to scare us to death at a local haunted house later this month. But each mailing is based on a complete misrepresentation of Kevin and distortions and lies regarding his voting ... Full Story

Ball can get job done

Ball can get job done

Rich Ball should be elected to the Senate District 15 post. He believes in performance-based audits of government departments and incentives for them to stop use-it-or-lose-it spending gimmicks that can be wasteful. Results would have to be proven before budgets are allocated. As a former small-business man, he will help businesses bring jobs to Colorado. He has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Rotary Club and many more. He will take his public-service ethic to the ... Full Story

Smith Has Integrity

Smith Has Integrity

In this campaign season, we’ve been bombarded with questions of integrity, experience, past history. We crave a candidate with integrity, experience, and a history that is open and honest and without skeletons. We have this candidate, Justin Smith for Larimer County Sheriff. Justin Smith is a current high-ranking member of our sheriff’s office. Over the last two decades, he has worked as a deputy, sergeant, and division commander, has worked in Internal Affairs, and has managed to ... Full Story

Obituary: Alma Wilson

Obituary: Alma Wilson

Alma Wilson, 84, of Berthoud, died September 23, 2010 at Loveland Good Samaritan Health Care Center. She was born April 11, 1926 in Berthoud, Colorado to Peter and Margaret (Deines) Ostermiller. She graduated high school in Johnstown, Colorado On June 27, 1948, she married Cleon Wilson in Berthoud, where they continued to live and farm. Alma worked as a homemaker and helped on the farm as needed. She was a member of the Campion Seventh Day Adventist Church, where she served as a Deaconess and ... Full Story

Editorial:The Brothers Koch and AB 32

Editorial:The Brothers Koch and AB 32

Editorial September 20, 2010 The Brothers Koch and AB 32 Four years ago, bipartisan majorities in the California Legislature approved a landmark clean energy bill ... Now a well-financed coalition of right-wing ideologues, out-of-state oil and gas companies and climate-change skeptics is seeking to effectively kill that law ....

Obituary: Harry Bernhardt

Obituary: Harry Bernhardt

Harry Bernhardt July 4, 1920 – September 19, 2010 Harry Bernhardt, 90, of Berthoud, died September 19, 2010 at Longmont United Hospital. He was born July 4, 1920 in Loveland to John and Ann Marie (Bath) Bernhardt. He was raised in Loveland and attended Loveland schools. Harry married Helen “Irene” Hopp on December 2, 1938 in Brighton. He served honorably in the U.S. Army in1945 and 1946. Harry was stationed in the Philippines in the Pacific Theater. Following his discharge, Harry and ... Full Story

Just 3 questions Mr. Tancredo

Just 3 questions Mr. Tancredo

Dear Mr. Tancredo, As concerned citizens and Republican delegates, we were able to meet, interview and vet many of the candidates who respected the caucus process enough to solicit our support in their bid for candidacy. Since you elected not to participate in that process, we feel that the following questions must be answered before you can be deemed worthy of support: 1.     You made a solemn term-limits vow to serve no more than three terms as a Congressman, not once but on numerous ... Full Story

Super PACs’ multiply to sway election

Super PACs’ multiply to sway election

The Supreme Court's ruling to strike down limits on corporate campaign spending fuels a surge in election money Dear Friends and Neighbors: From Ken Gordon Those are the September 9 Bloomberg Business Week headlines. The case that they are referring to is Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission, which says that corporations and unions have free speech rights. And since the Supreme Court in an earlier decision, Buckley v. Valeo, said that money is speech, we now, courtesy of five ... Full Story

Obituary: Crystal Marie Kaler

Obituary: Crystal Marie Kaler

Crystal Marie Kaler, 27, of Berthoud, passed away on September 14, 2010. She was born on July 10, 1983 in San Jose, California to Gary and Debbie Teresi. She married Zach Kaler on September 14, 2002 in Placerville, California. They moved to Berthoud, Colorado from Placerville, California 2 ½ years ago. She worked at Longmont United Hospital. Crystal was a member of Crossroads Church. She loved camping and fishing, church activities and family. Crystal is survived by her husband, Zach Kaler ... Full Story

Obituary: Virginia Marie Stokes

Obituary: Virginia Marie Stokes

Virginia (Ginny) Marie Stokes, 86, of Loveland died September 9, 2010. Ginny was born October 1, 1923 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Gottfried and Molly (Salzman) Bauer. She spent her youth in Lincoln attending Lincoln High. In September of 1942 she married the love of her life, Maynard Stokes. In 1958 she and Maynard moved to Colorado with their two sons, Roland and Arlen. After initially moving to Boulder they lived in Longmont, rural area west of Berthoud, and finally in Loveland. For the past ... Full Story

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