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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Rabies on the Increase along the Front Range

Rabies on the Increase along the Front Range

Experts advise to have horses and farm animals vaccinated in addition to dogs and cats Rabies had not been seen in Colorado horses for at least 25 years A coalition of human and animal health agencies are warning of an increase in rabies along the Front Range of Colorado, taking the new step of urging people to have their horses vaccinated against rabies, as well as reminding pet owners to be sure that their dog and cat rabies vaccinations are up-to-date. They also suggest that people ... Full Story

Obituary: Orlando Franklin Platzek

Obituary: Orlando Franklin Platzek

Orlando Franklin Platzek March 3, 1914 – June 14, 2010 Orlando F. Platzek of Berthoud died Monday, 14 June 2010. He was 96. He was born in Crested Butte on 3 March 1914. He was a World War II combat veteran in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean and his son Ronald. He is survived by his sister Lena James of Claremont, California; his son Roger (Sue) Platzek of Berthoud; and his daughter Rita (Mark) Larsen of Thornton. He also has nine grandchildren and ... Full Story

Mary Beard—Keith Gildenmeister Engagement

Mary Beard—Keith Gildenmeister Engagement

Don and Ilene Beard of Pritchett, Colo., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mary Grace Beard of Berthoud, Colo., to Keith Alan Gildenmeister of Broomfield, Colo., son of Cheryl Gildenmeister of Avon, Ohio, and Daniel and Jane Gildenmeister of Sandusky, Ohio. The couple will exchange vows Aug. 7, 2010, in Windsor, Colo. The reception will be in Berthoud, Colo. The bride-elect is a May 2010 graduate of University of Northern Colorado. She is ... Full Story

Chamber sends thanks

Chamber sends thanks

Thank you to everyone who helped in making Berthoud Day 2010 such a success! To our Sponsors, thank you !!! To our Volunteers, thank you !!! To our Vendors, thank you !!! To everyone who attended Berthoud Day…we couldn’t do it without your efforts and cooperation, every year! A sincere thank you from the Board of Directors at the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.

Tackling your kids’ summer boredom

Tackling your kids’ summer boredom

Practical Money Matters By Jason Alderman With millions of American schoolchildren starting summer vacation, cries of "I'm bored" will soon ring out across the nation. Swimming lessons and trips to the mall can fill only so many hours. Before you give up and hand over the TV remote, consider some activities that can be productive, safe and fun for kids of all ages. Teach practical skills. We've all had friends who somehow reached adulthood never having washed their own socks or ... Full Story

Thanks from Habitat

Thanks from Habitat

Berthoud Habitat for Humanity hopes everyone enjoyed the 5k race and our Berthoud Day booths. We had 260 5k runners and over 60 1k children runners. We would like to thank all the volunteers who were involved with the 5k race and those that volunteered at a booth. We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all our sponsors. God Bless and have a wonderful day. Anne Reichenberg

To the Editor, thank you Senator Lundberg

To the Editor, thank you Senator Lundberg

I would like to thank Senator Kevin Lundberg for helping me with a problem I had with the Colorado Dept. of Revenue which had incorrectly processed my income tax return. I filed my return expecting a small refund, but then received a letter from the DOR stating I owed over $1,700 in taxes plus an assessed penalty. After my tax preparer wrote DOR listing the many errors they had made, I waited over two months for the matter to be corrected. After contacting Senator Lundberg for help with this ... Full Story

Obituary: Marion Kay Jones

Marion Kay Jones, 58, of Berthoud passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family following a valiant struggle against breast cancer. Marion was born in Ellensburg, Wash. to Thomas Lovell and Kay Imogene Gibb. She lived in Southern California, Washington and Oregon, and spent the last 24 years of her life in Colorado. Marion was preceded in death by her parents and first husband, Douglas Allen MacGregor. She is survived by her husband Thomas Jones and children: Michelle Farmer ... Full Story

BLM Director Seeks Input for New Direction in National

BLM Director Seeks Input for New Direction in National Wild Horse and Burro Program

Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey today announced that the agency is taking the Federal Wild Horse and Burro Program in an unprecedented new direction, and is seeking in-depth public comment on a Strategy Development Document implementing Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s Wild Horse and Burro Initiative. “It’s a new day, and we need a fresh look at the Wild Horse and Burro Program, ” Abbey said. “As part of this effort, we want all those with an interest in ... Full Story

America Needs Union Competition

America Needs Union Competition

By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson I agree with President Obama that we need more labor unions. However, I disagree with his approach. Full disclosure: I have been a dues-payer to both the United Auto Workers and the National Education Association unions. My sympathies are heavily tilted toward the interests of the men and women who do the work that makes America go. For that reason, I strongly oppose the dishonestly named “Employee Free Choice Act, ” which aims to deprive ... Full Story

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