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Saturday, April 19, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

New Pioneers

New Pioneers

By Sarah van Gelder For the American Forum Americans are facing a troubling reality. The economic recovery they were promised has not materialized. There’s growing talk about a “new normal”—a new way of life to take us through a long period of failed recoveries. There are, indeed, good reasons to believe we won’t go back to the old ways. But this new normal doesn’t have to be a time of chaos and decline. Instead, many Americans are building stronger families ... Full Story

Obituary: Marlene Faye Foster

Obituary: Marlene Faye Foster

Marlene Faye Foster, 72, of Longmont, died September 1, 2010 at The Vista’s of Longmont. . She was born December 13, 1937 in Bartley, Nebraska, the daughter of Jesse John and Gladys Alice (Turpen) Frank. She graduated from Bartley High School in 1955. On August 9, 1956 she married Byron “Barney” Foster in Bartley, Nebraska. They were blessed with two daughters: Regena “Gena” and Tara. Marlene touched many lives while working for the St. Vrain Valley School District as a ... Full Story

Animal House Receives Second Chance

Press Release After asking the community for a second chance, Animal House received an overwhelming influx of community support. “No words can truly express how deeply we are affected by the recent outpouring of support from our community,” exclaims Executive Director, Sandra Risler. Within 24 hours, the small Fort Collins shelter received close to 100 donations to their website and countless people visiting the shelter to help. Animal House has saved close to 1,500 homeless animals ... Full Story

Practical Money Matters

Practical Money Matters

Slash your phone bills By Jason Alderman Sometimes I miss the days before cell phones, email and voicemail. Sure, they've simplified our lives in many ways – remember how frustrating it was trying to reach people before answering machines? On the downside, though, not only do we often feel compelled to be accessible 24-7, but it's expensive. After factoring in Internet service and cable or satellite TV, you might be paying thousands of dollars a year to keep your family wired and ... Full Story

News you can use

The Bull's -eye: Straight Shooting From the Sheriff: The Larimer County Sheriff submits the 2011 budget One of the major issues facing the county is the looming expiration of the Jails Sales Tax. Sales tax revenue is already insufficient to meet operating expenses and will expire in a few years leaving a huge deficit.  Addressing this issue is perhaps the biggest challenge facing the county.  This problem is followed by the need to expand the jail in the foreseeable future, ... Full Story

State Treasurer announces website achievement award

State Treasurer announces website achievement award

  STATE TREASURER CARY KENNEDY ANNOUNCES WEBSITE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Denver: Colorado State Treasurer Cary Kennedy today announced that Colorado Tax Tracks, a new feature on her state treasury website, has received an award for excellence. The Digital Government Achievement Awards, given by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government, cited Colorado Tax Tracks as a winner in its Government-to-Citizen State Government category. “Since I took office, our focus has been on making ... Full Story

Statewide campaign to defeat Amendment 62

Statewide campaign to defeat Amendment 62

  Broad-based coalition kicks off statewide campaign to defeat Sneaky 62 Press Release DENVER – A broad-based, bipartisan coalition of doctors, nurses, medical researchers, faith and religious leaders, community groups, attorneys and health advocacy organizations joined forces at the steps of the state capitol today, vowing to defeat Amendment 62. Amendment 62 is a dangerous and deceptive ballot proposal that seeks to extend legal and constitutional rights to a ... Full Story

The 50th Anniversary of an Historic Speech

The 50th Anniversary of an Historic Speech

By Dr. Gary Scott Smith This September 12 marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s historic speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association in which he countered religious objections to his candidacy and promised to honor the separation of church and state. This speech played an important role in Kennedy winning the closely contested 1960 election and helped set the stage for reducing religious prejudice in politics. To understand Kennedy’s ... Full Story

Who is behind 60, 61 and 101

Who is behind 60, 61 and 101

Dear Neighbor, Who is behind the Bad 3? They are trying very hard to make sure you don't know. And they're trying very hard to make sure you don’t know what damage 60, 61, and 101 would do to Colorado. Reporting this week in the Denver Post opened a window on the backers of these intentionally misleading, job killing measures as they attack the process of creating the "Blue Book," the state-prepeared voter guide. The only backer of these initiatives who will speak refuses to do so ... Full Story

Obituary: Zachary Matthew Joseph

Obituary: Zachary Matthew Joseph

Zachary Joseph was born on April 22, 1986 in Denver, Colorado, he passed away on August 28, 2010 in Cripple Creek, Colorado. He was a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Tina Marken, daughter, Gabrielle Lavergne; father, Garry (Renee) Joseph; Mother Angela (Todd) Hansen; step-brothers Rob and Dan Hoben; Grandparents Willard (Glenna) Joseph; Glenna Hofer; Dwaine and Marlene Hinkle; ... Full Story

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