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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

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

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