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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

“When They Dropped the Bomb”

“When They Dropped the Bomb”

"When They Dropped the Bomb," Remembering August 1945 By Dr. Paul Kengor This week marks 65 years since the United States dropped the atomic bomb. On August 6, 1945, President Harry Truman delivered a “rain of ruin” upon Hiroshima, Japan, with Nagasaki hit three days later, killing 100,000 to 200,000. Truman’s objective was to compel surrender from an intransigent enemy that refused to halt its naked aggression. The barbarous mentality of 1940s Japan was beyond ... Full Story

Take Reporting Ethics 101 over again

Take Reporting Ethics 101 over again

Dear Editor, As a newspaper you all should be ashamed of your article on the Sheriff's report. You advertise the opponent's website to ballot issues 60, 61 and 101 and reference to the Post's slanted articles but nothing at ALL for the proponents. Do you always aim to show only one side of issues? As journalists you should present both sides or find another job as bloggers. Visit www.cotaxreforms.com to see how moderate and modest the three proposals are. Phased in ... Full Story

“Save the Poudre” responds to Club 20

“Save the Poudre” responds to Club 20 support

This morning NCWCD sent out a press release saying that Club 20 had taken a position in support of NISP. I just got off the phone with Mr. Reeves Brown, directior of Club 20. Two things: 1. I asked Mr. Brown why his organization took a position without talking to us. He said he was not aware that we existed -- "never heard of you," he said. He was not aware there was opposition to the project. 2. I asked Mr. Brown if he knew that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement clearly ... Full Story

NCWCD stops distributing, printing “Save The

NCWCD stops distributing, printing “Save The Poudre” bumper sticker

Fort Collins, CO – Today, the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD) has sent an email to Save the Poudre: Poudre Waterkeeper stating that NCWCD has stopped distributing and printing the extremely controversial "Save the Poudre: Store it in Glade" bumper sticker. That email exchange is below. "We greatly appreciate that NCWCD has stopped distributing and printing this bumper sticker," said Gary Wockner of Save the Poudre: Poudre Waterkeeper. "We respectfully thank the ... Full Story

Carl Bruning is the best candidate

Carl Bruning is the best candidate

Dear editor, There is no question in my mind that Carl Bruning is the best candidate for Larimer County Sheriff. With a $43 million budget, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office needs a leader with strong expertise in business administration. In addition to being a distinguished U. S. Air Force pilot commander, Carl has obtained a Master of Business Administration degree, and has successfully managed multi-million dollar budgets, dealt with financial crises, and provided ... Full Story

Obituary: Richard Vives

Obituary: Richard Vives

Richard Vives born Feb 19, 1979, died July 22, 2010 in Berthoud, Colorado. Richard was a graduate of Parkland High School, El Paso, Texas, class of 2000. He was born in Puerto Rico and raised in El Paso. He was a wonderful person, loving and loyal! He was a great friend, always happy and had the biggest smile! He will be missed dearly!! He is survived by his children: sons, Richard, Angel and Andy Vives; daughters, Haley and Tatyana Vives; his parents, Gladys Schuetta and Dionisio Vives; ... Full Story

Missing the Point

Missing the Point

By Ken Gordon Dear Friends and Neighbors: I went hiking in the mountains recently with friends from college, (University of Michigan--class of 71--Go Blue!). The forecast was for rain. I said to Joe while buying rain gear, “I am not particularly superstitious, but it seems that the more preparations you make, the less likely it will rain. ” Joe said, “That isn’t superstition. That’s a proven fact. ” We were up at Crater Lake in the ... Full Story

Listen to the Military Leadership on the START Treaty

Listen to the Military Leadership on the START Treaty

By John Castellaw President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev recently signed the New Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty (START), a measure designed to mutually and verifiably reduce U. S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. Specifically, it would reduce U. S. and Russian warheads by approximately one third and would continue and strengthen the verification regime that has allowed the inspections and surveillance that have informed U. S. intelligence about Russian ... Full Story

Statement by Colorado Republican Chairman on Tom

Statement by Colorado Republican Chairman on Tom Tancredo’s minor party candidacy for governor

Press Release Dick Wadhams Chair Colorado Republican Committee I am terribly disappointed in Tom Tancredo's announcement that he has made a backroom deal with a minor political party to run for governor. Tom Tancredo used the Colorado Republican Party to get elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in the 1970's, to work as a political appointee in the Reagan administration in the 1980's, and to get elected to Congress from 1998 to 2008. But now it appears he wants ... Full Story

Election a turning point in Law Enforcement

Election a turning point in Law Enforcement

This election is a turning point in Law Enforcement in Larimer County. This is why we must elect a Sheriff who puts the Law first. Al Ohms is not that man. Campaign finance reporting and open campaign finance records are vital to the democratic process. Both the Colorado Constitution and Colorado Statutes recognize that it is important to for the electorate to see who is funding our candidates. County candidates were required to file their first campaign finance report on July 20, ... Full Story

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