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Saturday, October 25, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

Obituary: Crystal Marie Kaler

Obituary: Crystal Marie Kaler

Crystal Marie Kaler, 27, of Berthoud, passed away on September 14, 2010. She was born on July 10, 1983 in San Jose, California to Gary and Debbie Teresi. She married Zach Kaler on September 14, 2002 in Placerville, California. They moved to Berthoud, Colorado from Placerville, California 2 ½ years ago. She worked at Longmont United Hospital. Crystal was a member of Crossroads Church. She loved camping and fishing, church activities and family. Crystal is survived by her husband, ... Full Story

Smith has experience

Smith has experience

Dear Editor: The race for Larimer County Sheriff comes down to experience, plain and simple. It doesn’t matter what political party is involved, it doesn’t matter if no party is involved. What matters is whether the next sheriff is capable, qualified, and ready to lead now. We have three choices, the Republican, the Democrat, and the independent. One has many years of experience as a deputy, a line-level troop; one has some supervisory experience a couple of decades ago; one has ... Full Story

Obituary: Virginia Marie Stokes

Obituary: Virginia Marie Stokes

Virginia (Ginny) Marie Stokes, 86, of Loveland died September 9, 2010. Ginny was born October 1, 1923 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Gottfried and Molly (Salzman) Bauer. She spent her youth in Lincoln attending Lincoln High. In September of 1942 she married the love of her life, Maynard Stokes. In 1958 she and Maynard moved to Colorado with their two sons, Roland and Arlen. After initially moving to Boulder they lived in Longmont, rural area west of Berthoud, and finally in ... Full Story

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