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Saturday, December 20, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

A Big Thank you to all of the BATs volunteers!

A Big Thank you to all of the BATs volunteers!

Letter to the Editor- A Big Thank you to all of the BATs volunteers! In a recent editorial posted at recorderonline.com, the writer correctly wrote that there are no Transportation Board Members listed on the Town web site. Although they are not listed on the web site there are in fact two current Transportation Board members-Eileen Hoover and Cliff Uber. There has been a hold placed on all Boards until Town Administrator Mike Hart can review Town volunteer board’s membership, ... Full Story

Obituary: Jesse Leo Parrish

Obituary: Jesse Leo Parrish

Jesse Leo Parrish May 3, 1930 – November 29, 2010 Jesse Leo Parrish of Longmont died November 29, 2010 at his home. He was 80 years old. He was born on May 3, 1930 in Carey, Texas, the son of Arthur Leo and Tressie (Williams) Parrish. Jesse graduated from Carey High School. Jesse met the love of his life, Donna Lee Thomas, in Boulder Colorado in 1956 while riding horses when Donna was Pow Wow Queen and Jesse was a calf roper. Their romance grew from there and they ... Full Story

To Smartphone, or not to Smartphone?

To Smartphone, or not to Smartphone?

Practical Money Matters By Jason Alderman My wife decided to upgrade her dinosaur cell phone to a "smartphone" and enlisted my help. Initially, we ran into the brick wall of decisions smartphone shoppers frequently face: How to choose among hundreds of available phones, pick the right service provider and predict which calling and data plan and other options would best fit her needs without breaking the bank? Here are a few things we learned: What's a smartphone? These ... Full Story

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