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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Lavina “Jean” Alaback

Obituary: Lavina “Jean” Alaback

Lavinia “Jean” Alaback, 90, of Loveland passed away peacefully on the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2014.  Jean was born on June 13, 1924, in Oak Park, Ill, to Thomas and Gladys (Lavinia) Elliott.  She grew up in Elmhurst, Ill, and attended Stevens College in Columbia, Missouri. Jean was married to Glenn James “Jim” Alaback for 62 years. They lived in the Chicago area, and then moved to San Diego in 1986 when Jim retired. She moved to the Loveland area in 2010 to be close to her son's ... Full Story

The end of Berthoud Downtown?

The end of Berthoud Downtown?

Will Berthoud’s Rapid Dispersed Development be the End of  Small Business in Berthoud’s Downtown?   Until recently I had no idea the amount of development that Berthoud has already approved and seemingly has plans to approve in the near future. As part of their comprehensive plan Berthoud anticipates a 4.8% annual growth rate. The Prairie Star development, which is under construction has multifamily housing and 300+ single family residences, with 1000-2000 people which represents a ... Full Story

Obituary: Bonnie H. Carter

Obituary: Bonnie H. Carter

        Bonnie H. Carter (August 1, 1923 - December 30, 2014)   Bonnie Helen MacBride Durbin Carter died Tuesday, December 30, 2014, in Denver, Colorado. She was born August 1, 1923, in Berthoud, to Charles and Lila (Bateman) McBride, the youngest of seven children. She grew up in Berthoud and graduated from Berthoud High School where she was a cheerleader and Homecoming Queen. She attended college in Glendale, California, and married her high school sweetheart, Edgar ... Full Story

Obituary: Jerry Joseph “Papa” Sladek

Obituary: Jerry Joseph “Papa” Sladek

  Jerry Sladek passed away in his home on the morning of Saturday, November 22, 2014. Jerry was born to Georgia and Jerry Sladek on November 20 1934. Jerry was preceded in death by his sister Margie, and survived by his brother Ralph. Jerry is survived by his wife Dorothy. Jerry and Dorothy spent 56 years together after meeting at Arvada High School. They have two children Joseph and Tina Sladek. Jerry served in the U.S. Army for 2 years. Jerry was a loyal Broncos fan and adamant ... Full Story

Women vote: 2014

Women vote: 2014

Dear Editors: Have you noticed that all the while opposite-world conservative republicans are demeaning and patronizing women voters with insulting ads connecting their candidates' names to wedding dresses, or instructing young women not to vote, that they're also hiring women to do all the mud-slinging and fear-mongering in their political ads. But then conservatives have always made women do their dirty work - literally. And obviously want them to continue to do so. Maybe they think they're ... Full Story

Obituary: Lyle Dean Ellis

Obituary: Lyle Dean Ellis

November 9, 1921 – September 1, 2014 Lyle Dean Ellis quietly passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at the age of 92 at home surrounded by family. Lyle was born in Norton County, Kansas on November 9, 1921 to Mary Velma Higgins and John Elmer Ellis. He lived in Norton with his parents and his brother Chester “Chet” and his sister Lucille. The family moved north of Anton, Colorado in 1930. Lyle attended the Arickaree School and was raised on the family farm where he learned to farm, tend ... Full Story

SOAP BOX EDITORIAL

SOAP BOX EDITORIAL

Angela Myers, Larimer County Clerk & Recorder 498-7852 Election Day is Fast Approaching We are approximately one month from the November 4th General Election. Ballots are due to be mailed the week of October 13th. An important part of administering elections is keeping you informed and providing you insight into how the process works. Formal “Notice of Election” pieces can be found in nearly all local papers this time of year, but I wanted to provide you with some additional ... Full Story

Obituary: Harold Roland Eckhardt

Obituary: Harold Roland Eckhardt

    Harold Roland Eckhardt, 87, of Berthoud passed away on September 22, 2014 at the Medical Center of the Rockies. He was born February 16, 1927 in Greeley, Colorado to Pauline Eckhardt and Henry Meyer. He married Earlene Faye Nicks on June 11, 1950 in Johnstown, Colorado. Harold worked for Kerchoff Construction a few years and Pinkard Construction as a Superintendent for 33 years. He was a member of the Loveland Elks, a member of Sweetheart Sam's Camping Club, and a board member of ... Full Story

My hero is a Farmer

My hero is a Farmer

Mama, My Hero Didn’t Grow up to Be a Cowboy, He Grew Up to be a Farmer by Nancy Meyer Saturday, Sept 27 I attended the Harvest The Hope Concert nine miles north of Neligh, Nebraska.  This wasn’t any ordinary music concert.  It was a benefit headlined by none other than Neil Young and Willie Nelson, on behalf of a handful of grass-roots groups fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline in my home state of Nebraska. The event was massive.  Over 7000 tickets were sold and many acres of cornfield ... Full Story

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

  Keystone XL could be a terrorist target. Keystone XL Won't Lower Gas Prices, It Might Raise Them By Tim Worstall There’s two things we can say about the effect of the Keystone XL pipeline on gas prices. One is that it will, if built, have no effect at all upon gas prices and the other is that it might actually raise them. Which ends up being the final effect depends upon quite what you want to believe about the way the market operates at present. The standard view ... Full Story

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