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Monday, July 28, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

Obituary: Leslie Clyde Nielsen

Obituary: Leslie Clyde Nielsen

Leslie Clyde Nielsen, 55 of Berthoud, died at his residence on March 20, 2010. Leslie was born June 16, 1955 in Ft. Collins, Colorado to Irma (Niemoller) Nielsen and Donald Nielsen. He worked in construction, then later for the Larimer County Parks Department as a Park Ranger, and then for the Longmont Parks and Recreation Department. He enjoyed camping, fishing, biking, cooking, gardening and socializing. He is preceded in death by both of his parents and survived by his two sons, ... Full Story

Third Street a city dump?

What can be done about the mess Jones has on Third Street? It looks like a city dump. Why can't he put a fence up? It is getting worse. Guess we all can just use our yards for a junk pile. Lee Esterbrook tax payer in Berthoud

Saturday mail delivery may end next year

PRC to Consider if Ending Saturday Mail Delivery is OK Public Comment Invited Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today established Docket N2010-1 to thoroughly review whether the U. S. Postal Service plan to eliminate Saturday delivery should be implemented. The Postal Service is required to ask the Commission for an Advisory Opinion on any change in nationwide service it proposes. This is one of the most significant changes the Postal Service has ever presented to the ... Full Story

From Alex’s Cub Scout Leader

Greg Carter add these notes as a comment to Alex Sabado's obituary. I thought it appropriate to give his remarks a place on the main page. Nearly every seat in the beautiful sanctuary at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church was filled on Saturday morning. Family, friend, classmates, scouts in uniform, BMX riders and more turned out to say goodbye to Alex. Here is a remembrance by Greg Carter: “If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run ... Full Story

To The Editor: Justin Smith

The choice is obvious! Looking at the candidates for Sheriff, Justin Smith has my vote. Not only has he demonstrated his commitment to the community as a deputy over the last 20 years, he has gained the support and respect of his peers in the public safety community. In talking with Justin, here are some of the things that I found out. Justin has been a guest panelist for Leadership Ft. Collins, preparing future leaders for our community. Justin is routinely an invited panelist for the State ... Full Story

Distracted Driving Summit

Distracted Driving Summit

Saturday, March 27th from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. FORT COLLINS—On Saturday, Congresswoman Betsy Markey will host a Distracted Driving Summit at the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus in Ft. Collins. The Summit will being together local and national leaders in transportation safety to discuss putting an end to distracted driving. WHERE: Cherokee Ballroom Lory Student Center Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado   WHO: U.S. ... Full Story

Obituary: Alex Sabados

Obituary: Alex Sabados

Alex Sabados, 14, died March 24, 2010 at his home following a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 26, 1996 in Boulder to David and Julia (Stepniowska) Sabados. Alex attended Berthoud Elementary school and was currently in the 8th grade at Turner Middle School in Berthoud. Alex was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Longmont, the Boy Scouts of America Troop 6 in Berthoud, and RMR BMX Team in Berthoud. A wonderful, fun loving and ... Full Story

Letter to the Editor — Justin Smith is the right man

Justin Smith is the right man at the right time. I have known him for sixteen years and I can assure you that he is a man of character and conviction. Justin is a former neighbor of mine and I know firsthand about his commitment to the community and his experience. The Justin that I met in 1994 was a K-9 officer at the time. I had the opportunity to do a few ride-alongs with him and was very impressed by his commitment to service and the compassion that he showed for crime victims. Larimer ... Full Story

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