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Evans Senior Center by Betty Grauberger

    Senior Breakfasts are back……and you missed the one last Thursday!!   However, we do have more opportunities on the first Thursday of  each month at 9:00 a.m.   The Pikes do great things cooking for you and the cost is just $4.00 for all you can put in your little tummies……..some of the choices are […]

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Greeley/Evans school board candidate may face jail

by Jack Minor   –   The Gazette has learned that a candidate running for a position on the school board may have violated election laws by having another individual collect petition signatures without signing a circulator’s affidavit.  Jean Daviet is one of four candidates running for a two year seat on the District 6 Board […]

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Evans Senior Center

  Senior Breakfasts are back……and you missed the one last Thursday!!   However, we do have more opportunities on the first Thursday of  each month at 9:00 a.m.   The Pikes do great things cooking for you and the cost is just $4.00 for all you can put in your little tummies……..some of the choices are pancakes, […]

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Greeley pastors are to be involved in politics

On October 2, 2011, pastors and churches will have an opportunity to participate in a rapidly growing movement to regain the relevance of the church. For decades, pastors and churches have wrongly been told they should not participate in the political world, but both the Bible and history show otherwise. Beginning in 1633 and up […]

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Mike McCune is Maaaad !!!!

The market’s wild gyrations continue and not only from the effects of the earthquake. The surges up and down earlier in the week were attributed to the forthcoming words of wisdom from the man with the key to the printing press, Ben S. Bernanke, from Jackson Hole, WY where he is currently consulting with his Board […]

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ACLU wins injunction to stop needy children from attending school of choice

by Jack Minor  — In a ruling that critics say will harm needy children, a Denver District Court judge has blocked Douglas County’s implementation of a scholarship program that would allow parents to send their children to the school of their choice. In the ruling, Judge Michael Martinez said that the rights of individuals opposed […]

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Evans Senior Center by Betty Grauberger -

Dining Around with Dennis and Donna….Sunday, September 18th from the south parking lot at 9:45 a.m.  You will be heading for Dorothy’s Catering Buffe Brunch in Loveland.   Cost $5.00 for transportation……plus your brunch, of course.   If you plan to attend and drive on your own, please notify Dennis/Donna here at the center so we can […]

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Stupid is as stupid does, August 2011

By Mike Bauman  – Two Aurora police officers went afoul of the law in Wyoming last week.  Goshen County  (Torrington) Wyoming Sheriff’s office was notified of a marked Aurora Police vehicle that was speeding, using its emergency equipment to pass other vehicles and throwing trash out of the windows.  Upon contacting the vehicle, which was […]

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Pigeons cause 17,600 residents to lose power

by Vanessa Dominguez  – On July 29, electrical power was out for many Greeley businesses and residents, leaving them wondering, “How long will this last?” General manager Mark, of Del Taco, stated he personally had to turn away thirty drive-through customers and at least that many in the dining area due to a power outage […]

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National Night Out comes to Evans

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011 citizens, community groups, local businesses, local officials, and Law Enforcement Agencies from all over the country will join forces to mark the “28th Annual National Night Out”.  This year, over 34 million people across the country are expected to participate.   National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention […]

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City of Evans amends curfew hours

On July 5, 2011, the Evans City Council amended its municipal code concerning curfew hours for minors, raising the age of minor from 16 years to 18 years. Under the revised ordinance, minors under the age of 18 may be in violation of the new curfew law. The new municipal code states, in part:   […]

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A Strong Central Government Insures Equality, Prosperity for All

 by Craig Masters  – Only a larger, stronger federal government can save the American Dream. This was the message that supporters of the Democratic Party budget plan brought to U.S. House and Senate members’ offices across the country Tuesday, July 26. With only about a week remaining before the advertised default on the “full faith […]

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Evans Senior Center

           Join us, please, for a wonderful western style BBQ right here at the Senior Center on August 17th beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Guaranty Bank will be co-sponsoring this event and it will be a “HOOT”! Heads up you folks traveling with us to Canada….our Pre-trip meeting is scheduled for 9:00 […]

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Study Guide: How to pass emissions test

by Vanessa Dominguez   – Due to new legislation, vehicles in Colorado are subject to an emissions test. Although there is no solution to help you with another tax, oops, ‘fee’ increase, a few self-checks on your vehicle will help assure your vehicle will pass the test the first time. Air Care Colorado provides tips for ensuring […]

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Dog Leaping at Weld County Fair

The Weld County Fair would like to welcome Splash Dogs to this year’s venue. Splash Dogs is a nationally recognized dock jumping organization that will be performing at the Weld County Fair, July 29th through the 31st..   Dock jumping is fast becoming one of America’s most popular outdoor events! Canines compete for distance. Dogs dive […]

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Evans approves 120 foot Anadarko Tower

    by Jack Minor The Evans City Council has approved the installation of a second tower for Andarko Petroleum Corporation.  The 120 foot tall tower, with 7 dishes and antennae, will be built at the southwest corner of 40th Street and Burlington Avenue.  Anadarko currently has a 60 foot tower at another building near the current […]

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When does this Gay Rights insanity stop?

  A constitutional amendment to repeal Colorado’s gay marriage ban and replace it with language saying marriage is allowed regardless of sex could be on the 2012 ballot. Supporters argue that step 1 is for the state title board to review the language of the petitions. That should be step 2! Step 1 is for […]

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Evans Senior Center

 We have suspended our Senior Breakfast for the summer….we will resume on September 1st at 9:00 a.m. with a full load of goodies for your tummy.   In the meantime, follow us weekly as we fill in with other events and activities. We have upgraded our numbers and we can accommodate 2 more folks if you […]

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DOW Insider: Mule Deer 101 Seminar (Plus some tips from Pappa)

by Mike Bauman The Colorado Division of Wildlife will be conducting a seminar on the basics of Mule Deer Hunting later this month (see press release at the end of this article.)  Whether you hunt with a .30-06 or a Canon (camera, not artillary piece) we thought it might be appropriate to add a few tips […]

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Evans places fire tax on ballot

          by James Courant   – In the midst of a nationwide economic downturn, the City of Evans will ask its voters this fall for a property tax increase.  The proposed increase is needed to fund the new Evans Fire Protection District as a replacement for the current city fire department.  The […]

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Evans going green, city to get power from solar energy

  story and photo by Jack Minor         Evans has agreed to let a local alternative energy company install solar panels to provide electricity to the city. Greg Bohan, Chief Investment Officer for Renewable Social Benefit Funds, said the company would install solar panels at eight locations throughout the city and provide […]

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So the kids don’t like to swim…how about dance lessons?

  Berthoud Dance Company  Summer fun activities come in a variety of opportunities, from swimming and amusement parks to painting and pottery, to jazz and ballet dance lessons. David Mineo, Artistic Director of Berthoud Dance Company in Berthoud, Colorado has been overseeing the lessons and growth of Berthoud Dance Company for seven years. Right now, […]

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“Government Motors” CEO wants higher gas tax to force consumers into smaller cars

by Jack Minor   The head of General Motors has said he would like to to see the gas tax raised. Raising the gas tax would force consumers to purchase more fuel efficient cars. More sales of fuel-efficient autos will help GM meet federal standards for gas mileage.  CEO Dan Akerson, in a recent meeting, […]

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Evans Senior Center

   There will be NO SENIOR LUNCH ON JULY 5TH at the senior centers….please make a note and plan to make your reservation for the 12th of July. We have suspended our Senior Breakfast for the summer….we will resume on September 1st at 9:00 a.m. with a full load of goodies for your tummy.   In […]

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Supremes back Arizona, state can now revoke license of employers who willingly hire illegals

by Jack Minor     While the executive branch has opposed efforts in Arizona to combat illegal immigration, the state received support from the U.S. Supreme Court which upheld a law requiring businesses in the state to use a federal database to verify employment.  Before SB 1070 was condemned by the Obama administration and Mexican […]

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Brett Reese: D6 is wasting million$ – Taxes not the answer

  In spite of numerous meetings with the public, my colleagues are continuing their fantastic proclivity to image and politics instead of education.  They have held meetings, collected input and then ignored it all for their own whims.  There does not exist on this board a single business owner who is making their living with that […]

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Political Theatre in the House of Representatives

by Dr. Michelle Bellini Today the US House of Representatives voted down two bills related to the US military intervention in Libya. One bill was sponsored by Democrats to endorse the intervention, the other bill was sponsored by Republicans to strip funding for the operation. Both bills failed. Clearly, the House is ambivalent about this […]

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Greeley Stampede schedule and pricing

by Vanessa Dominguez Admission to the Greeley Stampede is free for children inder six. Children ages 6-12 and attendees over 61 are $2. Anyone else is a flat $5 fee. A family of four would spend $14 in admission and $10 on parking, plus the cost of food, rides, and games. If you’re on a budget, […]

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Police find hundreds of stolen items after arrest

Press Over the past five weeks an investigation into an organized theft ring has been ongoing with initial arrests coming this past weekend resulting in two search warrants and a substantial recovery of property taken in numerous vehicle trespass cases in the Greeley area. The Greeley Police Department Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T.) initiated the investigation […]

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Payday lending laws made last year eliminated the industry in state

by Jack Minor   An executive for a company that owns large numbers of Payday lenders around the country says last year’s legislation intended to regulate the industry in Colorado actually eliminated it.  The law extended the terms of the loans from a few weeks to six months and capped interest rates at 45 percent […]

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School board disallows guns anywhere, usurps state law

by Jack Minor   Members of the District 6 school board passed a rule forbidding citizens legally allowed to carry a firearm from being in any location the school holds an activity,  including museums, parks and other locations.   Under the new policy, anyone who would normally be permitted from carrying a gun will be forbidden […]

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Evans Council expresses concerns with Cave Creek

story and photo by Jack Minor   The Evans City Council expressed deep reservations about the Cave Creek mobile home park’s current compliance of existing regulations as they held a public hearing that would allow more homes into the area.  Under current requirements, new residents must have a home that is no more than four […]

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Scientist and Tea Party candidate: world never in danger from Japanese reactor

by Jack Minor   A controversial scientist who ran as a Tea Party candidate last year says media claims regarding the danger from nuclear power are not based on sound science and the US was never in danger from radiation caused by the Japanese nuclear power plant accidents.  Art Robinson possesses a doctorate in Chemistry […]

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Stay informed when severe weather strikes

Spring and early summer are the most volatile times of the year for severe weather producing tornados and damaging hail and winds. Here are suggestions that can help you be prepared and informed. Most of us  rely on the media and the weather alerts that come from radio and television. This is a good source […]

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D6 employees: “We’ll lose our jobs if we speak out”

Story and photo By Jack Minor  Former and current School District 6 employees spoke out during a town hall meeting held by Brett Reese saying they were afraid to discuss the problems in the district, fearing it might cost them their jobs.  Reese held a town hall meeting as an individual at the Farr library […]

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