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Saturday, April 19, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Justin Smith experienced lawman

Justin Smith experienced lawman

To The Editor: I’ve taken the last several months to study the Republican candidates for Sheriff. On one side, I see an experienced lawman, Major Justin Smith, who has demonstrated his commitment to public safety and to caring for his community. With experience in all aspects of our Sheriff’s Office, 19 years of dedicated service to our community, a record of fiscal responsibility and a both a bachelors and masters degree in criminal justice, he has obviously prepared himself ... Full Story

Save The Poudre responds to B. J. Nikkel

Save The Poudre responds to B. J. Nikkel

By Mark Easter and Gary Wockner We are writing in response to BJ Nikkel’s recent editorial in the Recorder Online, wherein she supports the hugely damaging Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP/Glade). Let’s be clear –Agriculture and the Poudre River stand to be the big losers if NISP/Glade is built. In their ground-breaking report “Farming on the Edge: Sprawling Development Threatens America’s Best Farmland”, the American Farmland Trust identified the ... Full Story

Water storage is critical to Northern Colorado’s

Water storage is critical to Northern Colorado’s future

By State Representative B.J. Nikkel House District 49 In Northern Colorado, we are able to enjoy the bounty of produce grown on the tens of thousands of acres of farmland in Larimer and Weld Counties irrigated by the precious waters flowing down from our high country. This has all been made possible by the visionaries who preceded and provided for us. These irrigated farmlands provide open space between our growing communities and also allow us to grow top quality ... Full Story

Supporting Carl Bruning

Supporting Carl Bruning

It was great to see Carl Bruning and his wonderful supporters at the many events around Larimer County in recent weeks. They were handing out stickers to children and interacting with the public in a positive way that we all can appreciate. It will be good to have Carl Bruning leading the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office in a positive way in the years ahead. It will be good to have a sheriff bringing a breath of fresh air to the department with a renewed focus on serving "we the people" ... Full Story

Letter to the Editor on Candidate for Larimer County

Letter to the Editor on Candidate for Larimer County Sheriff

Larimer County has a very important election this fall. The current Sheriff is term-limited, so we the citizens must elect a replacement and choose someone not just to protect us, but lead us and effectively run the largest elected office in the county. We need someone who has experience, education and proven dedication to law enforcement. We must determine for ourselves what qualifications each candidate possesses. Do they have actual experience as a peace officer? Have they served in a ... Full Story

Supporting Justin Smith for Sheriff

Supporting Justin Smith for Sheriff

Growing up, my parents always told me that the best way to judge a person’s character was by what they did when no one was looking. As the field of candidates is asking for our support to become our next sheriff, I am asking what have you done for our community when no one was looking? Let me tell you what I learned about republican candidate Justin Smith. Over the last two decades, he has been a member of the Site Improvement Team at Shepardson Elementary School, a member of the Partners ... Full Story

More People Need Help than Ever Before

More People Need Help than Ever Before

United Way of Larimer County Sets Ambitious Fundraising Goal – United Way of Larimer County announced today that the nonprofit organization is increasing its annual fundraising goal by 20 percent for the 2010-2011 campaign, which began Thursday, July 1, because of the increased need in the community. Based on research through United Way of Larimer County supported agencies and programs, the organization needs to set its fundraising goal at $8 million – a 20 percent increase over ... Full Story

Pluto is not a “former planet”

Pluto is not a “former planet”

This is in response to your June 24 article titled: "EarthSky Tonight-June 24: Earth passes between sun and Pluto tomorrow." I wish you had a comments section because I would have posted this in that section. Pluto is not a "former planet." It is a planet. Please do not blindly accept the controversial demotion of Pluto, which was done by only four percent of the International Astronomical Union, most of whom are not planetary scientists. Their decision was immediately opposed in a formal ... Full Story

Art in the Garden Thanks to …

Art in the Garden Thanks to …

The Berthoud Art in the Garden Committee, Citizens First and Berthoud Arts and Humanities Alliance would like to extend thanks and appreciation to those responsible for making the event the grand success that it was on Saturday, June 26. The sponsors of the event: Attorney at Law J. Mitchell Tacy ; Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce; Berthoud Athletic Club;  Berthoud Dance Company; Berthoud Recorder Online; Berthoud Wine & Spirits; EnergyLogic Inc; GrafikNature; Guaranty ... Full Story

Mental health care is vital too

Mental health care is vital too

As our nation and our community continue to study the impact of health care reform legislation, I would like to take this opportunity to share my thoughts about the need to ensure that behavioral health care is central to these conversations. As Vice President of Business Development at Poudre Valley Hospital and a Board Member of Larimer Center for Mental Health (LCMH), I am well-acquainted with the costs and results of untreated mental health and addictive disorders in our ... Full Story

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