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Saturday, April 25, 2015

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

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

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

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

Water Plagiarism Expands

Water Plagiarism Expands

Plagiarism by Elected Officials Deceives Public in Northern Colorado Press Release by Save the Poudre (July 13, 2010) Fort Collins, CO --  The Denver Post revealed that gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis plagiarized water writings from Gregory Hobbs who is now a Colorado Supreme Court Justice.  McInnis was paid $300,000 for the plagiarized writings. Similar plagiarism has occurred by currently elected officials in northern Colorado.  Three separate officials ... Full Story

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