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Sunday, October 26, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Karen Stockley’s true water agenda

As some readers might not have been aware of it, Karen Stockley’s (Democratic candidate for House District 49) recent column was a show of far-left environmentalism pretending to be someone credibly qualified to talk about financial feasibility. Restated, she should just be forthright in that she opposes the proposed Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) purely on environmental grounds instead of using misleading costs and facts to make her point that the project is a fiscal nightmare to ... Full Story

Are We All Ideologues Now?

Are We All Ideologues Now?

Dr. Gillis J. Harp August 04, 2010 New media have shaped our political culture. Some, like talk radio and all-news cable stations, are developments of older, established technologies. Others, like internet blogs, are based on comparatively new technologies. Yet, both venues have provided congenial habitats for that enemy of reasonable, constructive political discourse: the ideologue. What exactly is an "ideologue?" Merriam-Webster defines it as "an often ... Full Story

My fellow liberty loving citizens!

My fellow liberty loving citizens!

Carl Bruning, a close and trusted friend of mine, is running for sheriff of Larimer County with the sole purpose of defending our Constitutional rights from all threats foreign and domestic. He has made a personal promise to me that he will do everything within his power as sheriff to defend our liberties from an ever encroaching federal government. Carl has also been endorsed by the likes of Tom Tancredo, former sheriff Richard Mack, the Republican Liberty Caucus, as well as the Rocky ... Full Story

Habitat Thanks

Habitat Thanks

Berthoud Habitat for Humanity would like to thank Wind Swept Acres for holding the 2nd Annual Car, Truck and Tractor show benefiting Berthoud Habitat. We would like to thank our banner sponsors for their support and our donation sponsors for their gift items. Banner and donation sponsors: High Country Proco, Edward Lacy, Jr. DDS, PC. Integrated Cable Systems, Pinkee’s Rod Shop,  Aspen Heirloom Furnishings, A.J. Storage Specialists, Collins Muffler Shop, Speedy Sparkle Car Wash,  B ... Full Story

Can you afford a new car?

Can you afford a new car?

By Jason Alderman When I was growing up, car manufacturers made a big deal each fall about unveiling next year's models, literally shrouding them in secrecy under tarps in print and TV ads until the launch date. Car-crazy dads would then rush down to the dealer for a test drive. New models now roll out year round – and financing methods have gotten more flexible as well. Back then, many people saved for years in order to pay cash for a new car; today, most people I ... Full Story

“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

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