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Friday, September 19, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

American Police State: Secret Prisons in the U.S.

American Police State: Secret Prisons in the U.S.

By John W. Whitehead May 4, 2010 "The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings."— John F. Kennedy How will you know that you're living in a police state? When law enforcement authorities are empowered to stop and search anyone they deem to be "suspicious," when citizens are being snatched up and made to disappear with no access to the legal ... Full Story

Outdoor Grilling, a word of caution from Berthoud Fire

Berthoud Fire Protection District 275 Mountain Ave PO Box 570 Berthoud, CO 80513 Phone: 970-532-2264 Outdoor Grilling The Berthoud Fire Protection District wants to join in with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in reminding outdoor cooks not to forget about grill fire safety as the peak months for grill fires arrive. People with gas grills should take extra precautions. In 2003-2006, gas-fueled grills were involved in 81 percent of reported home grill fires and ... Full Story

Can you rescue one of these dogs?

This is a little "behind the scenes" look at what Colorado rescues and shelters try so hard to help with. Countless pleas for help unfortunately go unanswered but we do our best to try and save as many as we can. - Sandra Risler, Animal House Rescue, Fort Collins, CO In an effort to try and save a life, I am contacting everyone in hope of help with rescue.  Please see the following list in hopes that someone will have space or a foster available. If you can help, please contact LAMAR ASAP. ... Full Story

Thank you from the After Prom Committee

Dear Editor, The Berthoud High School After Prom Event Committee would like to give a special thank you to all the volunteers for making this year’s APE another successful evening. APE helps to keep our kids safe. In addition to the generosity of long hours that our parents volunteered, many of them made donations of money. Thank you all for the kindness of time and money. We would also like to extend a big thank you to the following organizations and businesses for their donations of ... Full Story

Obituary: Connie J. Golightly

Obituary: Connie J. Golightly

Connie J. Golightly, 59, of Berthoud passed away April 28, 2010 at McKee Medical Center. She fought a brave and courageous fight with lung cancer but other complications ended her almost three-year battle. She was born May 11, 1950 in Longmont, Colorado to Eugene and Naomi Maxine (George) Howell. She attended Lakewood High School for one year, but graduated from Poudre High School in Fort Collins. She married Jan Allan Golightly on June 11, 1970 in Denver. He preceded her in death ... Full Story

“DECIDE” Referred Measure to be Heard in

Parents, educators, citizens, clergy, community leaders to testify on Referred Measure that would ask voters to DECIDE whether to give the legislature tools to invest in education. DENVER, Colo. – Public education supporters will gather at the Capitol on Thursday, April 29 to ask the Senate Education Committee to pass Senate Concurrent Resolution 002, known as the "DECIDE" referendum for "Decide: Education Cuts or Invest in our Democracy and Economy." Last week, the House Education ... Full Story

Will print news survive?

Will print news survive?

It’s the Friday night topic of The Future of News DENVER – (April 28, 2010) – Will print news survive? That be the topic of The Future of News Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m. on Channel 12.1. Host Frank Sesno and Tina Brown, founder of the internet news site The Daily Beast, and Ken Paulson, former editor of USA Today, will discuss whether the Internet is killing print news. Brown, a former editor of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair magazines, and Paulson, one of the ... Full Story

Is a Real Anti-Government Movement Forming?

Is a Real Anti-Government Movement Forming?

by Sheldon Richman Finally some good news. From the Associated Press: “Public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they don't trust the federal government and have little faith it can solve America's ills, the survey found.... About half say they want a smaller government with fewer services. ” The AP also reported, “The survey found that Obama’s policies were ... Full Story

Wall Street Needs Transparency and Accountability

Wall Street Needs Transparency and Accountability

By David Hills and Michael Lent Millions of America’s small business owners suffer from bad practices on Wall Street -- something often given short shrift in debate about creation of a consumer financial protection agency. As owners of a financial advisement firm with offices in Portsmouth, N.H., San Francisco and New York, we focus on financial products with sustainability, values and transparency. And with more than 70 years of collective experience in the financial ... Full Story

Berthoud Trustee starts his own blog

Berthoud Trustee starts his own blog

Newly seated Berthoud Trustee Dave Skiles has started his own blog. The first post was February 15 and he talks about issues on his mind. We applaud this effort to reach out to the people of Berthoud. Each post ends with a poll asking whether you agree ore disagree with his comments. This is a great opportunity to let your opinion be known. You can visit his site by clicking here.

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