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Monday, December 22, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

To The Editor

I am writing this letter to express my support for Justin Smith and his candidacy for Larimer County Sheriff. I am a retired police officer, 22 years with the Garland, Texas Police Department and 6 years with the Estes Park, Colorado Police Department. During my service with the Estes Park Police Department, I worked in conjunction with several officers of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Department. I found Justin to be an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated member of the Larimer County ... Full Story

Why I Voted Yes — Betsy Markey

Why I Voted Yes — Betsy Markey

Before I was a public servant I was a small business owner, keeping the books in the web development firm my husband and I started together. I crunched numbers, evaluated costs and always looked for solutions that combined good budgeting with good management. Every time we made a major business decision, we evaluated that decision on its own merit. That was the approach I brought to Congress a year and a half ago – weigh costs with results, and make decisions based on the facts – not ... Full Story

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

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