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Saturday, November 29, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Magical Thinking

Magical Thinking

Dear Friends and Neighbors: Let me ask you a question. I want you to make a choice. Gas can cost either $2.50 a gallon or $4.75 a gallon. In order to have gas cost the lower amount, it costs 5601 American military deaths in the Middle East, and 39,991 wounded. Are you willing to pay this fee for lower gas costs? Did any of your elected officials ever ask you the question in this way? Let me ask you another question. You can have the government services that you are accustomed to. ... Full Story

Smith best choice for sheriff

Smith best choice for sheriff

Dear Citizens: The Larimer County Sheriff faces an upcoming budget crisis like no other before him. This budget crisis is based on reduced revenues, limited growth, and pending tax cuts. The current Commissioners have identified the need to cut 5% of the sheriff’s office budget for 2011 should certain circumstances prevail. The bottom line is that the budget for the sheriff’s office, along with all other county departments will be cut over the next few years without ... Full Story

Obituary: Alma Wilson

Obituary: Alma Wilson

Alma Wilson, 84, of Berthoud, died September 23, 2010 at Loveland Good Samaritan Health Care Center. She was born April 11, 1926 in Berthoud, Colorado to Peter and Margaret (Deines) Ostermiller. She graduated high school in Johnstown, Colorado On June 27, 1948, she married Cleon Wilson in Berthoud, where they continued to live and farm. Alma worked as a homemaker and helped on the farm as needed. She was a member of the Campion Seventh Day Adventist Church, where she served as a ... Full Story

Would you like some salmonella with those eggs?

Would you like some salmonella with those eggs?

In recent congressional hearings, the people responsible for this year's major salmonella poisoning of at least 1600 people were questioned about the unsanitary practices at their farm. As usual, they tried to play down their responsibility. The FDA reports, available online as pdf files outline the disgusting filth at these "farms." A recent article in Care2, an online semi-news source gives a good rundown on the situation. This is a prime example of unbridled, unrestrained capitalism ... Full Story

Editorial:The Brothers Koch and AB 32

Editorial:The Brothers Koch and AB 32

Editorial September 20, 2010 The Brothers Koch and AB 32 Four years ago, bipartisan majorities in the California Legislature approved a landmark clean energy bill ... Now a well-financed coalition of right-wing ideologues, out-of-state oil and gas companies and climate-change skeptics is seeking to effectively kill that law ....

Obituary: Harry Bernhardt

Obituary: Harry Bernhardt

Harry Bernhardt July 4, 1920 – September 19, 2010 Harry Bernhardt, 90, of Berthoud, died September 19, 2010 at Longmont United Hospital. He was born July 4, 1920 in Loveland to John and Ann Marie (Bath) Bernhardt. He was raised in Loveland and attended Loveland schools. Harry married Helen “Irene” Hopp on December 2, 1938 in Brighton. He served honorably in the U.S. Army in1945 and 1946. Harry was stationed in the Philippines in the Pacific Theater. Following his ... Full Story

Smith equals leadership

Smith equals leadership

I watched the news and read the newspapers over the last couple of weeks for the fire west of Carter Lake. This fire came on the heels of the tragic Boulder County fire. I noted the extensive presence and involvement of our Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. I was impressed with the professionalism and poise of Major Justin Smith, who assisted with command duties at the fire. Smith spoke with the media representing the Sheriff’s Office and their significant role in the fire ... Full Story

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

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