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Friday, October 23, 2020

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Ivar William Larson

Obituary: Ivar William Larson

( June 12, 1941 - April 12, 2020 ) Ivar William Larson, Berthoud, peacefully passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, with Donna, his wife of 57 years, at his side. Ivar lived a full life despite having leukemia since 1977. He is survived by his wife, Donna, Berthoud, son, Gregory Larson and grandson, Landon Larson, Haxtun, Colorado, daughter, Emily Larson, Denver, sister Delaine Carlson (Kennert Andersson), nephew Derek Carlson and Derek’s father, Gary Carlson (Vicki Lis), ... Full Story

Putin forever!

Putin forever!

by Mel Gurtov One trait dictators have in common: They believe in ruling for life. And since they’re dictators, they can count on supporters to echo their ambition and push for laws to ensure eternal control. We’re seeing this scenario play out in Hungary under Viktor Orban, China under Xi Jinping, Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russia under Vladimir Putin. (Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is a wannabe lifer; his case is pending.)  All these men have seized on COVID-19 as an ... Full Story

Obituary: Felix Castillo Lara

Obituary: Felix Castillo Lara

Felix Castillo Lara, 86, beloved husband, father, and friend, left this earth peacefully on February 19th, 2020 while at home with his family. Felix was born in New Braunfels, Texas to Jose and Manuela Lara on January 21, 1934. He met and married Frances Ornelas in Fort Collins, Colorado. They were married 66 years and resided in Berthoud. Felix served in the US Army and was stationed in Japan. Felix worked agricultural farming for many local farmers, built overpasses along the front range ... Full Story

Obituary: Arvid Fredrick ‘Fred’ Peterson

Obituary: Arvid Fredrick ‘Fred’ Peterson

Arvid Frederick ‘Fred’ Peterson, 82, passed away February 9, 2020 at the TRU Hospice Care Center in Longmont. He was born January 27, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois to Eric and Anna (Lindstrom) Peterson. Fred graduated from Senn High School. On August 27, 1960 he married Annely Johnson at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Longmont. Fred earned a degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management from the University of Denver. In 1971 Fred moved to Longmont and purchased the Aspen Buffett. ... Full Story

Obituary: Jennifer Lynne Markham Schlagel

Obituary: Jennifer Lynne Markham Schlagel

Jennifer Lynne Markham Schlagel, 48, of Berthoud, Colorado passed away on January 17, 2020. Jennifer was born July 25, 1971 in Loveland, Colorado to proud parents Bill and Elizabeth Markham of Berthoud, Colorado.  She grew up learning and loving farm life and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Johnstown, Colorado in 1989.  She attended Adams State College and earned a Bachelor's in Psychology.  Education was very important to Jennifer.  She continued on to Colorado State ... Full Story

Letter to the Editor: Impeachment

Letter to the Editor: Impeachment

Dear editor,  After spending 20 years in the US Army defending our Constitution, I feel I must speak out. The upcoming impeachment trial must be fair. Witnesses must be allowed for an honest and fair trial. Senators must base their decisions only on the evidence. The House must be allowed to present its full case -- calling necessary witnesses and allowing all evidence from the impeachment inquiry into the trial record. The American people deserve to see what this administration has done ... Full Story

The Pardoning of Ingrid (LTE)

The Pardoning of Ingrid (LTE)

Governor Polis pardoning Ingrid Encalada LaTorre is a victory and first step, it is not a Christmas miracle. It is the culmination of hard work, perseverance, and faith – emanating from Ingrid and the people she inspired. In three years of living in churches with her two children, she has inspired the dedication of people of diverse faith to help her fight to win the right to stay in the US. As a young immigrant, Ingrid made a mistake. But remember that Ingrid’s crime was simply due to ... Full Story

Serve With Honor, Honor Those Who Serve; Or Support

Serve With Honor, Honor Those Who Serve; Or Support Trump?

by Wim Laven Starting as Armistice Day, celebrated for the first time November 11, 1919--the first anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918—what we now call Veterans Day is the observance of thanks to those who have served military duty. It acknowledges the living and the dead for honorably representing the country during peacetime and war. This year it is imperative that people understand that honor and the name Donald Trump cannot fit in the same sentence. His dishonor to the ... Full Story

Obituary: RaeLynn Petrovich

Obituary: RaeLynn Petrovich

RaeLynn was born on February 27, 1972 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to Richard and Louise Link.  She passed away on October 17, 2019 in Berthoud, Colorado at the age of 47. RaeLynn graduated from Thompson Valley High School in 1990 and went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University in 1996. RaeLynn married Mark Petrovich on September 21, 1996.  Her most treasured accomplishment was being a mother to their daughter, Kayla. RaeLynn is survived by her loving husband ... Full Story

Obituary: Viola (Vi) Marie Franch Cook

Viola (Vi) Marie Franch Cook, age 86, of Berthoud, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 Vi was born January 24, 1933 in Trinidad, Colorado to Peter and Rose (Wegher) Franch, who preceeded her in death. She married Douglas T Cook in 1958. He preceeded her in death in 2006. Vi is survived by son Michael, (Marilyn) of Berthoud, and granddaughters Molly (Nate) and Kate; Daughter Judy (Brad) of Buena Vista, and grandson Craig (Jenni) great-grandchildren Weston, Delaney and Wyatt; Daughter Janet ... Full Story

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