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Friday, August 1, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Frances L. Prock

Obituary: Frances L. Prock

Frances L. Prock of Berthoud, died October 26, 2010 at Northern Colorado Acute/Long Term Hospital, Johnstown. She was 73. Fran was born on October 5, 1937 in Great Falls, Montana to Otto Sagebaum and Lillian Laiture Sagebaum. Raised on the family ranch near Stockett, Montana, she was introduced to hard work at an early age. She attended a one room schoolhouse in her young years, graduating from Belt High School where she participated in the band and was on the school newspaper staff. ... Full Story

Outside Front Groups Spend Over $300,000 In Colorado

Outside Front Groups Spend Over $300,000 In Colorado

  Outside Front Groups Spend Over $300,000 In Colorado On Anti-Energy Reform Television Ads WASHINGTON, D.C.—Special interest front groups have spent over $300,000 in Colorado on misleading and fictitious television ads aimed to advance their anti-clean energy agenda and shape the midterm elections, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress Action Fund. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has received funding from multinational oil corporations and ... Full Story

Karen Stockley is the right choice for District 49

Karen Stockley is the right choice for District 49

Letter to the Editor: B. J. Nikkel is not the advocate for taxpayers and children that she claims to be. First of all, you don’t file to sue the Larimer County Sheriff’s office for $10 million putting the screws to the county taxpayers on the expectation that your son’s arrest charges will be reduced. Secondly, you don’t brag about the awards you have received for pointing out deficiencies in social programs that you have worked consistently to de-fund. Third, you don’t vote to ... Full Story

Smith for Sheriff – Even More Certain

Smith for Sheriff – Even More Certain

I knew Justin Smith was the right candidate for Larimer County Sheriff when I first volunteered to work on his campaign. I was first encouraged by mutual friends that attend my church. But, before I agreed, I researched the record for his priorities, beliefs, and values. As a law enforcement officer, Justin’s character traits are important to identify and affirm. As time has passed, I’ve learned more about Justin and his character. He is a visionary with an enthusiastic spirit; a ... Full Story

Vote NO on Prop 102

Vote NO on Prop 102

  Dear Coloradan, We've written about the Bad 3 (60, 61, & 101), and the draconian birth control and abortion ban (62), and the insurance cartel's initiative to nullify the health care reform law (63), but there's another sinister amendment on the ballot being pushed by out-of-state interests that you need to know about. Just under the wire, representatives of a national bail bonds group in Virginia filed signatures for Proposition 102, what we're calling the Bail Bondsmen ... Full Story

Adam Bowen, solid business background

Adam Bowen, solid business background

I support Adam Bowen for County Commissioner. Adam will apply his solid business background to Larimer County. His background started 20+ years ago when he earned his degree in Business Administration. He succeeded in the corporate world in the green economy sector and has vision and understanding of the challenges business face in our community. His business experience will help him lead Larimer County in job creation for this important sector of the economy. I know Adam to be a ... Full Story

ASRM Blasts Colorado Amendment 62

ASRM Blasts Colorado Amendment 62

Urges Voters Reject It on November 2 Denver, CO - The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has called on the residents of Colorado to vote NO on Amendment 62 when they go to the polls November 2. Like a ballot measure defeated in 2008, Amendment 62 would give legal rights to fertilized eggs under the Colorado Constitution, and in doing so, would imperil vital medical care and eliminate or make unsafe important family building options for those suffering from ... Full Story

Markey earns A+ rating from Pinon Canyon Expansion

Markey earns A+ rating from Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition

LAMAR—Betsy Markey has earned a perfect score from the Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition for her efforts to stop the expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site in Southeast Colorado. The Coalition wrote, PCEOC has given Betsy Markey an A+ rating for her efforts to stop the Pinon Canyon expansion. She is a candidate that has put her congressional votes and legislative efforts where her mouth is to keep Pinon Canyon from expanding. Betsy Markey co-sponsored and pushed ... Full Story

3 votes for Mr. Smith

3 votes for Mr. Smith

Smith is a capable leader I have studied the race for county sheriff and researched the candidates thoroughly, because I know that it is important to choose the most prepared and the most qualified candidate to lead public safety in the county. I have to conclude that both of the major newspapers are correct. Justin Smith is the one and only candidate who is capable of leading the sheriff's department. He has the credentials, he is of high character and he has taken the time to learn ... Full Story

Smith is a Good Role Model

Smith is a Good Role Model

As a mother of children being raised in Larimer County their entire lives, I am honored to support Justin Smith for Larimer County Sheriff. He has devoted his entire career to making my children’s future and your children’s future safe in our community. He has been involved with, Shepardson Elementary School, Site Improvement Team; Partners Mentoring Youth, Estes Park, Board of Directors; American Red Cross, Northern Colorado Chapter, Board of Directors; Harmony Presbyterian Church, ... Full Story

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