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Saturday, April 19, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Did Magnetar create the mortgage crisis?

Did Magnetar create the mortgage crisis?

Intro by Gary Wamsley Mortgage bankers recently testified before the US Congress that no one saw the impending crisis in sub-prime mortgages and the financial crisis that ensued. That is pretty hard to believe. Either the top financial experts in this country are incredibly stupid or they are lying. Take your pick. There were people who saw it coming, and perhaps even created the crisis and made hundreds of millions of dollars at what turns out to be taxpayer expense. Two reporters for ... Full Story

Obituary: Theodore “Ted” Wacker

Theodore “Ted” Wacker, 86, of Loveland, Colo., passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2010. Ted was born in Berthoud, Colo., on July 23, 1923, to John and Anna Margaret (Schaefer) Wacker. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loveland. Ted attended schools in the Berthoud area and farmed with his family until enlisting in the Army. After his discharge from the Army, he returned to the family farm and also attended a vocational school in Chicago. He married Wilma ... Full Story

CU Law Professor Can Comment on Justice Stevens’

CU Law Professor Can Comment on Justice Stevens’ Retirement

The fourth-longest-serving U. S. Supreme Court justice, John Paul Stevens, has been extraordinarily influential as the leader of the progressive wing of the court and as a canny builder of coalitions among the justices, according to Scott Moss, a law professor and expert in constitutional law at the University of Colorado at Boulder. “Initially seen as a center-right justice because he was a Republican appointee and one of the decisive votes to bring back the death penalty, ... Full Story

IRS Payment Options

IRS Payment Options

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to pay all taxes due by the April 15 deadline to avoid interest and failure-to-pay penalties. IRS Payment Options Include E-pay, Credit Card, Installment Agreements and Offers in Compromise IR-2010-45, April 8, 2010 Filing and Paying on Time Saves Money If you have a balance due and do not pay by April 15, you are subject to a failure-to-pay penalty. If you cannot complete your return and file it by April 15, ... Full Story

State Conducts First Prom Season ‘Heat Is On’ DUI

State Conducts First Prom Season ‘Heat Is On’ DUI Crackdown

DUI Enforcement April 10- May 23 Aims to Keep Teens Safe DENVER, CO – Prom season is upon us and many Colorado teenagers will create memories that will last a lifetime. To help ensure those memories do not turn tragic, law enforcement agencies across the state will conduct a special prom season “Heat Is On” enforcement period beginning Saturday, April 10th through Sunday, May 23rd. The goal is to keep teenagers safe by targeting all impaired drivers, not just students attending ... Full Story

Colorado’s Municipal Election Results

Colorado’s Municipal Election Results

April 8, 2010, Denver, CO Residents in cities and towns across the state voted on candidates and local ballot measures on Tuesday. Following is an overview of ballot results. Fiscal Municipal finance questions did very well Out of 9 sales/use tax questions, 7 passed, including a first of its kind medical marijuana dispensary sales tax in Fruita Moffat’s voters extended the sales tax to food Keenesburg and Superior approved property tax increases Three ... Full Story

Obituary: Robert John Schleiger

Obituary: Robert John Schleiger

Robert John Schleiger, 75, of Loveland died April 3, 2010, at home with his family at his bedside. He fought a courageous battle against cancer. Bob was born to John and Christina Schleiger on June 13, 1934 east of Berthoud, CO. He attended Whipple School east of Berthoud through seventh grade and then graduated from Berthoud High School in 1952. He lived on the farm while growing up and enjoyed working with the land and the animals. He met his wife Arlis Falls during his senior ... Full Story

McCreary announces for HD51

HOUSE DISTRICT 51 CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENT Come Shake Hands with the Best Candidate for Loveland LOVELAND, CO, April 6, 2010 – Bill McCreary will formally announce his Democratic candidacy for the Colorado House District 51 race, Friday, April 9, 2010, The Pulliam Community Building, 545 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland, CO, 80537, 5 p. m. to 7 p. m. Jerry Westbrook, a former School Board President, will formally introduce McCreary on the steps in the front of the building after which McCreary ... Full Story

CSU Researchers, Cities and Farmers Work Together to

CSU Researchers, Cities and Farmers Work Together to Solve Water Challenges

FORT COLLINS - In 2007, Parker Water and Sanitation District, a Front Range water supplier, and Colorado State University joined forces to develop a new approach to meeting Colorado’s water challenges. Growing municipal and industrial water demand has led to the “drying-up” of irrigated farms in Colorado. Farms - and their water rights - are being purchased by municipalities and water rights are transferred from agricultural to municipal purposes. More “buy-and-dry” of irrigated ... Full Story

Colorado Income Tax Owed is Due April 15

Colorado Income Tax Owed is Due April 15

Colorado Extension applies to filing the information, not to payment Denver, CO -- If you can’t file your 2009 Colorado individual income tax return by Thursday, April 15, 2010, you may take advantage of the state’s automatic six-month extension of time to file. There is no form, paper or electronic, to fill out to notify the Department of Revenue that you are taking the extension. The extension applies to filing Colorado income tax information, either on paper or electronically, not ... Full Story

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