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Friday, June 23, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: E. Eugene Bashor

Obituary: E. Eugene Bashor

E. Eugene “Gene” Bashor, 89 of Berthoud, passed away at the Berthoud Living Center in Berthoud on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Gene was born in Berthoud, Colorado on October 28, 1920 to Emery Edmond and Belva E. (Turner) Bashor. He attended and graduated from Berthoud High School, class of 1938 and then went to Glendale, California where he attended Glendale City College to obtain a business and music degree. While attending Glendale City College, Gene met Betty H. Ferry and they married on ... Full Story

Vote for Justin Smith for Larimer County Sheriff!

Vote for Justin Smith for Larimer County Sheriff!

Dear Editor: I have seen a great deal of candidates come and go through Larimer County. I am very impressed with Justin Smith, candidate for Larimer County Sheriff, and his credentials to lead the Sheriff’s Office. Justin has the professional experience, education and respect required to be a great sheriff. His career in law enforcement started in 1987, and he has spent nearly 20 years of his career serving the citizens here in Larimer County. Justin is a graduate of the FBI Academy and ... Full Story

Justin Smith only realistic choice

Justin Smith only realistic choice

Dear Editor: Justin Smith is the only realistic choice for Larimer County Sheriff. Justin has worked in local law enforcement for nearly 20 years and has administered the Larimer County Sheriff’s budget, managed the detention center, responded to emergencies and most importantly, patrolled the streets of this community and responded to victims in Larimer County for most of his career. He has achieved numerous law enforcement awards and furthered his professional education at the FBI ... Full Story

Sheriff’s job is local issues

Sheriff’s job is local issues

Dear Editor, In our local race for county sheriff, a few believe that the candidate of choice is one that will stand with people “who plan to protect our nation at all costs” (Jeffry Aufderheide, Wellington, Coloradoan Letter to the Editor, July 3rd). Much is being made of concerns about the power of our federal government, our porous national borders, and our constitutional rights. These are expansive concerns we should all share with our state and national elected officials, those ... Full Story

Findings from Hasan Family Foundation on Plagiarism

Findings from Hasan Family Foundation on Plagiarism Investigation

From Seeme Hasan Chairwoman Hasan Family Foundation It is the finding of the Hasan Family Foundation Board that the work Congressman Scott McInnis performed under the Senior Fellowship was only a fraction of the work he was obligated to perform under the terms of his Fellowship. Of the little work that he did, he has admitted it was neither fully completed by him, nor fully original. In view of the public disclosure by Mr. McInnis as well as by Mr. Rolly Fischer, it is clear that Mr. ... Full Story

House District 49 candidate Karen Stockley on NISP

House District 49 candidate Karen Stockley on NISP

Karen Stockley Candidate, House District 49 Berthoud, CO  Guest Commentary One of the biggest and most complex issues Colorado will be facing over the next 100 years is water. I’m Karen Stockley, candidate for State House District 49, responding to my opponent’s opinion piece glorifying the proposed Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP). I have studied this issue for many years, and I firmly believe the NISP project is one of the most damaging reservoirs ever proposed for Northern ... Full Story

Nikkel and Conway articles nearly identical

Nikkel and Conway articles nearly identical

By Gary Wamsley Since plagiarism seems to be rearing its ugly head, especially where it concerns water issues, I was quite surprised when I read Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway's Guest Commentary about NISP, which appeared in the Denver Post and thought it sounded quite familiar. I looked at the Guest Column submitted to this publication by House District 49 Representative B.J. Nikkel and noted that it was almost identical. Neither of these individuals has made any statement that these ... Full Story

NCWCD Prints Mocking “Save The Poudre”

NCWCD Prints Mocking “Save The Poudre” Bumper Sticker

NCWCD Prints Mocking "Save The Poudre" Bumper Sticker, Steals Name Sticker mocks elected officials, public, scientists, business leaders. Fort Collins, CO -- As their latest desperate ploy to push the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) and its Glade Reservoir forward, the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD) has printed a bumper sticker that mocks anybody who disagrees, including the taxpaying citizens who fund its budget. Additionally, the bumper sticker represents ... Full Story

Supporting Richard Ball for State Senate

Supporting Richard Ball for State Senate

To the Editor, Currently, all of Larimer County except Fort Collins is “represented” by three individuals appointed to their positions by a few conservative Republicans. They support the views of only the most conservative voters. We need broader representation. This year Rich Ball, a lifelong Loveland resident, has stepped up to offer that broad representation. He is running for Senate District 15, which covers all of Larimer County except Fort Collins. Rich was born into a Loveland family ... Full Story

NISP debate heats up

NISP debate heats up

Please accept this letter on behalf of Troy Bredenkamp, Executive Vice President of the Colorado Farm Bureau. In their recent letter about the Northern Integrated Supply Project, Save The Poudre’s leaders Gary Wockner and Mark Easter don’t use facts, but only distorted opinions to suggest NISP is a hazard to agriculture. They make the false claim that they represent the agriculture community in their opposition to this critical water project. It is unfortunate that Wockner and Easter must ... Full Story

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