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Saturday, October 25, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Thank you note from the Sabados Family

Thank you note from the Sabados Family

The Sabados Family would like to extend their most heartfelt and sincere thanks to the entire Berthoud Community. The loss of our son Alex has left us heartbroken and deeply saddened. Your spirit, your love, your kindness and outpouring of generosity shows us how much Alex meant to the many lives he touched. Because of this, we feel grateful to have such a wonderful community that has supported us through these difficult times. We will look forward to the hope and healing that the future ... Full Story

Limiting Berthoud Volunteer Membership?

Limiting Berthoud Volunteer Membership?

There are some opinions blowing around Berthoud these days that claim the town needs a voted ordinance that would require a volunteer to have a primary residence within town limits for a year in order to serve on any advisory board or commission, period. I’m worried about this for several reasons. While some statutory requirements exist for commissions such as Planning and Zoning, there are none for other commissions. There’s a good reason for that: Each commission is very different, ... Full Story

Denkai Animal Sanctuary appeal for help

Denkai Animal Sanctuary appeal for help

Denkai Animal Sanctuary is asking the general public for immediate assistance. We have until May 27th, according to the State Veterinarian’s PACFA office paperwork, to bring our 30 year old building up to code. Since Denkai took over the former K-9 Bed & Biscuit facility and all if it’s rescue animals, not only have we been faced with renovating a 30 year old building per our State Veterinarian guidelines, we have also been working non-stop to find homes for the original 60 or so ... Full Story

Protect your personal information on vacation

Protect your personal information on vacation

Practical Money Matters By Jason Alderman This is the time of year when many people finalize their summer vacation plans – confirming travel and lodging reservations, dusting off suitcases and looking for games to occupy the kids on long road trips. Just be sure that when your brain goes into vacation mode, you don’t ignore the same precautions you take during everyday life to protect your personal information. Here are a few safeguards to keep in ... Full Story

Obituary: Gene Kiehn

Obituary: Gene Kiehn

Gene Kiehn (December 1, 1935 - April 26, 2010) Gene Kiehn, 74, of Berthoud died April 26 at the Berthoud Living Center. Gene was born to Fred and Lottie Kiehn on December, 1, 1935 at their farm home east of Berthoud. He was student at Whipple School during his grade school years and considered it a privilege to have attended a rural school where all the farm kids knew each other. He liked to reminisce about walking to school along the country roads with his friends. Gene ... Full Story

Obituary: David and Elizabeth Schump

Obituary: David and Elizabeth Schump

David E. Schump Born in Herrington, Kansas on Apr. 26, 1951 Departed on May 2, 2010 and resided in Windsor, CO. Service: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Cemetery: Resthaven Memory Gardens David E. Schump, 59, died May 2, 2010 in a plane crash near Louisville, KY that also took the life of his wife Elizabeth. They had been playing golf and fishing in Georgia, and had planned to stop in Louisville to visit friends. David was born April 26, 1951, in Herrington, Kansas to Mike and Helen Schump. His ... Full Story

Why illegal immigrants are here to stay

Why illegal immigrants are here to stay

Palm Bay, FL--The U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute today announced the result of a year-long study as part of its How To Save Jobs project that shows that America's 13 million+ illegal immigrants are probably here to stay. According to the study, conducted by David Gewirtz, director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute and author of How To Save Jobs, it would simply cost far too much and be logistically impractical to round up all 13 million people and send them home. David ... Full Story

Obituary: Charles L. “Chuck” Pennell

Obituary: Charles L. “Chuck” Pennell

Charles L. "Chuck" Pennell (February 15, 1945 - May 4, 2010) Charles “Chuck” L. Pennell of Loveland died peacefully at his home on May 4, 2010 surrounded by his family. Chuck was born on February 15, 1945 in Durango, Colorado as the youngest child of Lee and Bessie Pennell. Chuck grew up on the family farm in Ignacio, Colorado. He attended Ignacio High School where he played on Colorado state finalist basketball and football teams and was active in various clubs and ... Full Story

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

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