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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Raymond E. Dicks

Obituary: Raymond E. Dicks

September 17, 1940 - November 16, 2013 Raymond Dicks, age, 73, passed away on Saturday, November 16, in Eugene, Oregon while exiting Autzen Stadium. He died of a massive heart attack while being tended by many trained people. The following Sunday morning, he became an organ donor. Ray was a resident of Roseburg, Oregon for 51 years. During his career, he served the Roseburg Public Schools. He was born in Berthoud, Colorado, and he was the son of Ray and Hilda Dicks Sr. and brother to ... Full Story

Obituary: Walter Fredrick Meyer

Obituary: Walter Fredrick Meyer

Walter “Pops” Frederick Meyer passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. He was born in Pender, Nebraska, on August 10, 1920, to August and Ida Meyer. He was the youngest of 11 children. He farmed his family’s land until 1962 when he moved to Loveland. In 1970, he married and started a family with Carmen Powell and her four children. Walt worked as a business owner and general handyman for many years. After he retired, he and Carmen enjoyed being campground hosts in the Poudre Canyon, ... Full Story

Obituary: Laurene Louise Ellis

Obituary: Laurene Louise Ellis

Laurene Louise Ellis, 83, of Berthoud, died November 18, 2013. She was born January 12, 1930 in Berthoud to Conrad and Leora (Drieth) Krieger. Laurene grew up in Berthoud and graduated from Berthoud High School in 1948. Shortly after high school, on March 20, 1949 she married Chester Ellis in Berthoud. She was a skilled homemaker, worked as a telephone operator and school secretary in Berthoud. She also worked for a scientific company in Loveland and retired from HP after 22 years of service. ... Full Story

Insurance Industry & the ACA

By Haiko Eichler Fact: The Insurance Industry is the biggest licensed gambling casino in the World! Let me explain: Every time you pay any insurance premium you are placing a bet that something BAD is going to happen to you and the insurance company is accepting your bet in the belief that the odds are that nothing bad is going to happen to you. The Insurance Companies do NOT make any money on the premiums they collect. They make their profits investing your premiums in the money ... Full Story

Rep Coffman a no show to constituents.

FLAT MIKE COFFMAN TO VISIT CD6 DURING RECESS WEEK, URGE CONSTITUENTS TO #GET COVERED   SINCE 3D COFFMAN HAS NO PUBLIC EVENTS, FLAT MIKE WILL HAVE TO “STAND IN”   Denver/Aurora/Brighton - Despite the Congressional recess and an in-district work week, Congressman Mike Coffman has no public events on his calendar to meet with his constituents. As a surrogate, Flat Mike, like Flat Stanley, will be “standing in” for Coffman and urging CD6 constituents to #GetCovered. Thanks to the ... Full Story

Veterans Day Thoughts

  No Glory in War for this Veteran By Andrew Larkin I am a veteran – of the Vietnam era, as are my friends and my brothers. My father, uncles, and an aunt were veterans of World War II. A great uncle was stationed on a battleship during World War I.  A great-grandfather fought in the Civil War, an immigrant in an Illinois regiment who suffered the rest of his life from his bullet wound. Veterans Day on November 11 was formerly Armistice Day, celebrating the end of the Great ... Full Story

Obituary: Donald Eugene Dortch

Obituary: Donald Eugene Dortch

  Donald Eugene Dortch, 89 years old, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, passed away on Oct. 14, 2013. Donald was born in Berthoud Colorado Oct. 3, 1924, to the late Finley and MaryAnn Dortch. Donald graduated from Berthoud High School, joined the army and served in WWII. Donald served in the US Army, receiving the Victory Medal in WWII, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and 4 Bronze Stars for major battles. After being discharged from the ... Full Story

Government shutdown 180 years in the making

Government shutdown 180 years in the making

    Mission Accomplished? Shutdown’s Dirty Southern Roots Began In 1832 John C. Calhoun The Tea Party-led shutdown of the federal government hasn’t opened a new era of paralyzing divisiveness in American government. On the contrary, the recent shutdown simply reconfirms a long-held trend in U.S. history, where certain factions of the country believe they have the right to nullify federal law. It’s no surprise, then, that the Tea Party Nullifiers hail from the ... Full Story

Candidates for Loveland City Council

Candidates for Loveland City Council

  To the Editor, Loveland’s Ward I has two candidates running for City Council.  Which would make the best Councilperson at this time? One candidate is a Loveland native and an attorney with a small, local legal office. He serves on Loveland’s Planning Commission. The other is retired corporate chemist, Irene Fortune, who has worked for British Petroleum (BP) and most recently for DuPont, the American chemical company that has developed such products as nylon, Teflon, ... Full Story

Tea Party’s Biggest Mistake

Tea Party’s Biggest Mistake

The Tea Party Republicans' Biggest Mistake: Confusing Government with Our System of Government By Robert Reich (about the author) Representative Mo Brooks, Republican of Alabama and a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act, has just changed his tune. He now says: "My primary focus is on minimizing risk of insolvency and bankruptcy. There are many paths you can take to get there. Socialized medicine is just one of the component parts of our debt and deficits that put us at financial ... Full Story

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