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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

The Business Case for Fair Elections

The Business Case for Fair Elections

By David Brodwin This year, the United States Supreme Court reversed years of precedent limiting how corporations may spend money to influence elections. This decision will substantially increase the importance of corporate influence in politics—both in determining who gets elected and how they decide once they are in office. As executives, owners, investors, and business professionals involved in sustainable and socially responsible business, we must ask ourselves: Are we helped by ... Full Story

Getting to the bottom of 60, 61 and 101

Getting to the bottom of 60, 61 and 101

By Mark Hillman The debate over ballot measures 60, 61 and 101 has been anything but illuminating.  According to the propaganda, voters should: • Vote yes to punish government at all levels for more than $1 billion in higher taxes and fees enacted without a vote of the people by Gov. Ritter and statehouse Democrats. • Or vote no because "The Ugly 3" will trigger a "voter-approved recession" and put thousands of people out of work. Frankly, both of those ... Full Story

Obituary: Kenneth M. Kegerreis

Obituary: Kenneth M. Kegerreis

Kenneth M. Kegerreis, wonderful husband, father and friend, passed away peacefully at his home in Berthoud on Oct. 18, 2010, after an extended illness. Kenneth was born Oct. 6, 1933, in Hartford City, Ind., to Wayne and Lena Kegerreis. He went on to proudly serve in the Air Force from 1952 to 1956. Upon his return home, he attended the University of Louisville, Ky., and graduated with a business degree in 1959. He then began a long and distinguished career in the wholesale ... Full Story

Smith is an Enthusiastic Leader

Smith is an Enthusiastic Leader

Letter to the Edtior I have had the pleasure of working with Justin Smith, candidate for Larimer County Sheriff, on many levels in the community since 1991. As the chief executive of the sheriff’s office, the Sheriff will represent this large agency as it coordinates with the other criminal justice agencies in our county, large and small. To represent the sheriff’s office on an equal footing with other respected agencies, the sheriff must be experienced, educated, and committed to ... Full Story

Two Talented Candidates

Two Talented Candidates

To the Editor, Senator Michael Bennet and Congresswoman Betsy Markey are two of the brightest, most dedicated, most thoughtful, and hardest working legislators in Congress today. Both of them are extremely well-qualified, and both have an amazing grasp of the details and implications of the bills they vote on. Bennet and Markey have been in Congress only a short time, but already are known and respected by their colleagues on both sides of the aisle. They are leaders, rather than ... Full Story

Ballot measures explained, letters verses numbers

Ballot measures explained, letters verses numbers

Ballot Measures for Dummies: 2010 “Yes on Letters. No on Numbers. ” The Colorado legislature has done something useful since the last election. All ballot measures in the past were called “Amendments” although some of the measures amended the Constitution, and some amended the statutes. This was confusing. Many people thought if a measure was called an “amendment” it meant that it amended the Constitution. Now, that is in fact, true. If a measure amends the statutes it is ... Full Story

Smith is In-Tune to be Sheriff

Smith is In-Tune to be Sheriff

I have been looking at and listening to the candidates for Larimer County Sheriff. Each represent a different political party, but only one clearly stands out from the other. Justin Smith has nearly 20 years of current experience with our sheriff’s office. Because his experience is current, he is in tune with the current state of law enforcement and the criminal justice field. He has both a bachelor’s and a master’s in criminal justice. Justin Smith has the desire and ability to learn ... Full Story

Dave Skiles on historic preservation

Dave Skiles on historic preservation

Berthoud Trustee Dave Skiles addresses the issue and importance of historic preservation in Berthoud. Visit his blog site by clicking on the link below. Trustee Skiles presents an informative view of the value of Berthoud's heritage. Back to the Future by Dave Skiles

Support Senator Kevin Lundberg

Support Senator Kevin Lundberg

Your vote for Senator Kevin Lundberg is a vote for “common sense in government.” Kevin is against tax increases and the current level of government spending.  He knows that individual citizens make better decisions spending their money than bureaucrats. He knows that citizens are taxed enough already, and he supports the proposed initiatives that would cut fees and taxes on income and property, and limit government borrowing. Kevin strongly supports education, families and our ... Full Story

Obituary:Barbara D. Nelson

Obituary:Barbara D. Nelson

Barbara D. Nelson died Saturday, September 11, 2010 at her home in Greeley. She was born January 11, 1943 in Circleville, Ohio to Ned H. and Jeanne (Thatcher) Barnes. She was baptized on July 9, 1943. Barbara married Fred Nelson on October 8, 1971. They later divorced. Barbara lived in Circleville, Ohio and Arvada, Colorado. She attended Colorado Women’s College and enjoyed a long work history of working in tack shops in Boulder and Berthoud, Colorado. Barbara loved her ... Full Story

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