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Friday, August 29, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

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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

Obituary: Edward J. Lempka

Obituary: Edward J. Lempka

Edward J. Lempka, 89, of Berthoud, CO passed away on August 28, 2010.  He was born July 1, 1921 near St. Mary, Nebr. to Lawrence and Anna Kontny Lempka. Following his graduation from Sterling High School in 1941, he trained as an aircraft electrician in Omaha and Baltimore.  In Omaha, just prior to his entry into the Army Air Force in 1944, he met Irene Iwan.  Ed was first stationed in Norfolk, VA where he and Irene were married on February 13, 1945.  Following WWII they ... Full Story

Larimer Humane Society takes 20 rescue cats

Larimer Humane Society takes 20 rescue cats

  Larimer Humane Society Rescues 20 Cats From Wyoming Hoarding Case Fort Collins, Colorado (August 29, 2010) – On Sunday, August 29, 2010, Larimer Humane Society will receive 20 new cats from the Humane Society of the United States as part of an overall effort to save the lives of over 150 cats that were rescued from deplorable living conditions at a Powell, Wyoming residence on August 26. The sheriff’s department in Park County, Wyoming, called upon the Humane Society of the ... Full Story

Brian DelGrosso

Brian DelGrosso

to the Editor; I am pleased to have met and gotten to know Brian DelGrosso and his family over the last year. Brian stepped up last August to fill the vacant House Seat for the people of Loveland. Brian has does an exceptional job for us. He has worked to bring not only common sense to the state house, but fairness too. Brian is a small business owner, he owns a pizza shop. Like all small businesses, he has felt the impact of the economic down turn and has had to make difficult decisions ... Full Story

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