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Monday, April 21, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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 ... 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, ... Full Story

Firefighters begin to pick up the pieces

Boulder County Fire Fighters Association Though firefighting activities are winding down on the Four Mile Canyon Fire, twelve Firefighters are beginning to think about their own next steps and where they are going to take them. While trying to preserve the life and property of others affected by the most destructive, and costly, wildfire in Colorado history, these twelve firefighters lost almost everything they had. Together with their families these firefighters are faced with the task ... 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, ... Full Story

Smith has experience

Smith has experience

Dear Editor: The race for Larimer County Sheriff comes down to experience, plain and simple. It doesn’t matter what political party is involved, it doesn’t matter if no party is involved. What matters is whether the next sheriff is capable, qualified, and ready to lead now. We have three choices, the Republican, the Democrat, and the independent. One has many years of experience as a deputy, a line-level troop; one has some supervisory experience a couple of decades ago; one has ... 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 ... Full Story

Small Business Groups Backing Nikkel in HD 49

Small Business Groups Backing Nikkel in HD 49

Press Release State Rep. B.J. Nikkel’s commitment to getting Colorado’s economy moving again has earned her the endorsement the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI) and a rating of 100% by the Colorado chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). “I am honored to have received the endorsement of these important groups who collectively represent thousands of small business owners across the state, ” Nikkel said. “These groups know best ... Full Story

In support of Lundberg

Dear Editor: Our state is on the brink of a financial meltdown. Colorado has mirrored our federal government by spending more money than we have available. In our state Senate, we have a fiscal conservative, Kevin Lundberg, who has done everything in his power to put a stop to the undisciplined spending we have witnessed recently. He is one of the few who works tirelessly to get our state on a solid financial footing. Each of us must stay within our budgets; should be expect anything less ... Full Story

Smith Best Qualified for Sheriff

Smith Best Qualified for Sheriff

Dear Citizens of Larimer County: The office of sheriff requires minimum standards to perform the duties successfully, just as any other organizational leader should have. Education, professional experience, personal experience, and the respect of peers are some of those minimum standards. The leader of a sheriff’s office in this century should have years of law enforcement experience, management experience, leadership experience, educational experience, and the respect of peers ... Full Story

Obituary: Pauline Steving

Nov. 9, 1916 — Sept. 6, 2010 Pauline Steving, 93, of Greeley, formerly of Loveland and Longmont, passed away at Fairacres Manor in Greeley on Monday, September 6, 2010. Pauline was born in Berthoud, Colorado, on November 9, 1916, to John Henry and Christina (Urbach) Giebelhaus. Pauline married Fred Steving in Fort Collins, Colorado, on September 12, 1937. They farmed in the Longmont area and upon retirement moved in to Longmont. Fred preceded Pauline in death on January 14, ... Full Story

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