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Sunday, December 21, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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.

Obituary: Gregory William Haskell

Gregory William Haskell, 49, died April 12, 2010, in Naples, Florida. He was born in Millinocket, Maine, to Albert Haskell II and Sylvia Haskell. Greg lived in Maine, Rochester, N.Y., and San Clemente, California, before moving to Berthoud, Colorado in 1987, where he resided until August 2009, when he moved to Naples, Fla., to be near his mother and sister. Greg was married to Vickey Riley until the mid-’90s. They had one son, Jeffery James. Greg was a welder by trade. He loved ... Full Story

Wall Street will stop at nothing to get what it wants

Wall Street will stop at nothing to get what it wants

The following article by Zach Carter appears in the online news blog Care2. It is yet another view of the actions of the big banks and brokers. It also provides links to other articles on the subject. Click here to read he article.

Jeremy missing, Family asks for help

Jeremy missing, Family asks for help

Dear Editor, On April 11 of this year, Jeremy Griess disappeared from his home in Westminster, Colorado. I am writing to you on behalf of Jeremy and his family in the hope that you will consider this story for publication in your newspaper. Jeremy is a native of Minden, Nebraska. The bond that is shared by this tight-knit community is demonstrated in the outpouring of love and concern that we share for Jeremy; our missing son, brother, and friend. Jeremy has many people ... Full Story

The Great American Debt “Roll”

By Fred A. Kingery Courtesy of Center for Vision & Values Financial markets function to discount the future. Usually, by the time you read about something in the newspaper, financial market pricing has already "discounted" that event weeks, months, or perhaps even years before it hits the front page and becomes evident to everyone else. That’s what it means to “speculate. ” The whole world is beginning to seriously speculate that the Treasury is becoming a deadbeat borrower. ... Full Story

Politicians are pressing the limit

By Gary Wamsley The Recorder Online The political season is upon us and I am inundated with press releases. For a time I was just deleting them. I may be cynical, but is seemed to me that many, if not most, are posturing for the upcoming elections. Incumbents are using the power of their position to get on committees and introduce bills that make themselves look like hometown heroes. Challengers, or would be challengers, tell us how brave and honest they are. I have to be fair and ... Full Story

For Dads, the “Be There for Your Kids”

For Dads, the “Be There for Your Kids” awards

Colorado Fatherhood Council Seeking Nominations For The 2010 Be There For Your Kids Awards Annual awards recognize extraordinary work in the fatherhood field In an effort to recognize and reward outstanding individuals and program service in healthy father involvement with children, families and communities throughout Colorado, the Colorado Fatherhood Council has opened nominations for the 2010 Be There for Your Kids Awards. Nominations must fall into one of the following eight ... Full Story

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

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