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Saturday, April 19, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary:Georgia Elberta Benson

Obituary:Georgia Elberta Benson

  Born in Berthoud, Colorado on Dec. 28, 1916 Departed on Feb. 27, 2010 and resided in Arvada, CO. Georgia Elberta Windnagel Benson Georgia Benson, 93, died peacefully at Arvada Care Center on Saturday, February 27, 2010, surrounded by her family. Georgia was born in 1916 near Berthoud, CO to Charles and Ida Windnagel. She grew up in the Longmont-Berthoud area and graduated from Berthoud High School. She and Carl E Benson were married on August 15, 1937 ... Full Story

Letter to Editor from The Baldpate Inn

As a business owner in Larimer County for nearly 25 years, I’m asking you to join me in supporting Justin Smith to be our next County Sheriff. I had the pleasure of meeting Justin almost 20 years ago when he was a rookie deputy, patrolling the area around my business. Not only did Justin regularly stop in to make sure things were going okay and respond effectively any time we needed assistance, he’d even stop by after the end of his shift to share a cup of coffee and keep me company as I ... Full Story

Living a full life in their community

Living a full life in their community

By Linda Timmons President and CEO, Mosaic March is National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Month and this year it comes in the midst of an ongoing debate about health care reform and budget challenges. One in 62 Americans has an intellectual disability, and awareness of issues affecting millions of citizens can inform the direction of national and state discussions and create a win-win-win outcome for states, communities, and people with disabilities. The majority of ... Full Story

State Treasurer Cary Kennedy “Treasury

State Treasurer Cary Kennedy “Treasury Notes”

State Treasurer Cary Kennedy Treasury Notes March 2010   Welcome to Treasury Notes A periodic email that I will send to update you about our work at Treasury. 2009 was an extraordinary year and an extremely busy time in the Treasury Department. This Treasury Notes includes a brief update on the state’s investment performance and financial position. Positive Investment Earnings Treasury manages the state’s investment pool with an investment policy that stresses, ... Full Story

To the Editor

My husband and I were constituents of Andrew Romanoff for the last five years we lived in Denver when he was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives. We met and spoke with him on the front porch of our Washington Park home where we had lived since 1970. Not a fancy home, ours, but one that had been built in 1912 and we hadn’t even begun to dream of remodeling. Andrew, nonetheless, asked if we would put a sign for his candidacy in our front yard. What impressed me about Andrew was ... Full Story

Colorado Budget Crisis – How Does it Impact Seniors?

Colorado Budget Crisis – How Does it Impact Seniors?

Press Release Larimer County, Colorado – As the State of Colorado struggles through a severe budget crisis, many senior citizens are wondering how it will impact their lives. The suspension of the Colorado Homestead Exemption is one example of this impact. A forum will be held on Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. The forum is sponsored by: AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Colorado, the City of Fort ... Full Story

Obituary: Gertrude Ellen Beckner

Obituary: Gertrude Ellen Beckner

Gertrude Ellen Beckner, 89 of Bremerton, Washington, Jan. 17, 1921 to March 14, 2010 Gertie passed away March 14th at Ashley Gardens due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease. She was born in Berthoud, Colorado to Herbert and Nellie Peak. She moved to Bremerton as a young girl and graduated from Bremerton High School in 1940. She married the man of her dreams, Millard (Beck) Beckner, in 1941. Gertie worked for F.W. Woolworth in Bremerton for 25 ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary Weyandt Burger

Once upon a time there was a little girl who grew up to be someone special.  From the day she was born, July 23, 1914 to her last day on earth, March 6, 2010, Mary Weyandt Burger left a print on the world.  Along the way she gathered husband Arnold Laurence Burger, 5 children, 5 children in law, 11 grandchildren, 9 grandchildren in law and 20 great-grandchildren for a grand total of 50 human beings whose lives she touched.  She is further also survived by numerous nieces and ... Full Story

Obituary: Edward Dennis

Edward Riley Dennis was born June 22, 1964 to Richard and Shirley Dennis. Edward was raised in the Mini-Casa area in Idaho. He graduated from Minidoka High School and had many friends and family in the area. Eddie was involved in wrestling; he loved to hunt and fish and loved his family. Ed was a Nomadic free spirit. He spent most of his adult life between Idaho and Colorado. He always loved his home in Idaho but couldn’t help being drawn to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. He took pride ... Full Story

No better choice than Andrew Romanoff

There is clearly no better choice than Andrew Romanoff in this year’s U. S. Senate race! I first met Andrew in 2004, shortly before he became Speaker of the State House of Representatives. Since then, I have been consistently impressed with his incisive grasp of complex issues, his ability to discuss them in understandable terms, and his proven commitment to respectful service on behalf of all Coloradans. I also find his sense of humor and his down-to-earth manner refreshing in someone of ... Full Story

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