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2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

Two years ago I wrote of Al Hirt, famed New Orleans trumpeter and bandleader, owning a bar on Bourbon Street in the 60’s, and that I was sure that I had been in it at some point while serving in the … Continue reading

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by Craig Masters Take a $20million combat proven aircraft that can fly more than one and one-half times the speed of sound, handles more than nine times the force of gravity, carries a laundry list of weapons, and some of the … Continue reading

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Syrian conflict – Is U.S. on both sides?

by Craig Masters On April 23, the Gazette published an article which included this statement: Israeli security forces have determined with what they describe as nearly 100% certainty that the Syrian government forces, under the direction of President Bashar al-Assad, … Continue reading

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“No atheists in foxholes” article by chaplain re-posted on Air Force website

by Jack Minor —   Refusing to give in to demands to punish an Air Force chaplain who posted an essay on a famous quote, the military service has instead reposted the article in the chaplain’s section of the base … Continue reading

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We’re hiring help for prison breaks too

by Craig Masters A search for an update on the status of the American Marine Jon Hammer – being held in a Mexican prison for ransom – revealed an article posted on the New York Times web site that I believe was dated … Continue reading

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2013 Scion FR-S 2-Door RWD Coupe

When I was in the Air Force and living in Florida, I owned a 1968 Fiat 850 Spider roadster, a reclamation project that was pretty rusty when I bought it and had it painted.  I rammed up and down the … Continue reading

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4×4

    Jeep has been building off-road and sport utility vehicles since 1941 (civilian vehicles since 1945), making it the country’s oldest SUV brand.  They were originally provided for the U. S. military during World War II, specifically light 4-wheel drives … Continue reading

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“Java” – 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SV 4-Door Sedan

    Al Hirt, famed New Orleans trumpeter and bandleader, owned a bar on Bourbon Street in the 60’s, and I’m sure I was in it at some point while serving in the Air Force nearby.  My favorite watering hole, however, … Continue reading

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America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President

When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization … Continue reading

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China engaging in military buildup while US cuts forces

by Matt Lacy – An expert on Communist China says the United States could be making a grave mistake by cutting back on defense spending while China is doing just the opposite. Beijing recently announced a new defense budget of … Continue reading

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AF cancels contract following media scrutiny

  by Matt Lacy — Following widespread criticism and scrutiny in several media outlets, the Air Force set aside a contract it awarded to a Brazilian owned company citing what it called issues with the “quality of the documentation supporting … Continue reading

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Did Air Force decision to remove “God” from patch make phrase better?

by Matt Lacy – While a group of Republican lawmakers is urging the Air Force to put the word “God” back into a service patch, one retired officer says he believes the new motto still references the divine and is … Continue reading

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Food police confiscate 4-year old’s lunch, bill parents

by Peter Grady – A pre-school in North Carolina has created a stir around the country after it was reported that officials forced a child to eat a school lunch and billed the parent because her lunch brought from home … Continue reading

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Wichita, Kansas becomes collateral damage in war against Boeing.

A Statofortress overshadows the little Warthog By Craig Masters The announcement came this week that the historic 97 building complex covering over 2 million square feet of aircraft manufacturing and support facilities in Wichita, Kansas will be shuttered by Boeing. … Continue reading

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Air Force Academy apologizes for e-mail promoting toy drive

    by Jack Minor –   The Air Force Academy has issued an apology after cadets sent an e-mail promoting a toy drive for children.   The e-mail, which was not coercive, was sent by cadets to other cadets … Continue reading

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Nebraska veteran discharged over Obama eligibility issue wants to conduct church revivals

  by Jack Minor – An Air Force enlisted man who was quickly discharged after he began questioning Obama’s eligibility to be president has said he would like to go around the country conducting revival meetings in churches regarding America’s … Continue reading

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Dear American Taxpayer

For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country.  I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242 thousand dollars for my vacation in Spain . My daughter Sasha, several … Continue reading

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Neil Downing Bostick

  March 29, 1935 ~ April 11, 2011   Neil Downing Bostick of Evans, Colorado died Monday, April 11, 2011 at his home.  He was born on March 29, 1935 in Birmingham, Alabama to James Thomas and Juanita (Cherry) Bostick.  … Continue reading

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Ronald (Ronny) Edmund McGee Sr.

Ronald (Ronny) Edmund McGee Sr., October 6th, 1935-April 17th, 2011.  Resident of Greeley, Colorado. Ronny passed away peacefully Sunday surrounded by loving family.  Ronny was born in Brooklyn, New York, but was raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  He enlisted in the … Continue reading

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Tancredo says Obama eligibility will be issue in 2012 campaign

by Jack Minor   Former Congressman and candidate for Governor Tom Tancredo said he believes the eligibility issue will play a part in the 2012 presidential campaign but the issue will come from the alternative media rather than any of … Continue reading

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Government software tricks social networks

  by Jack Minor   As part of the war on terror the Air Force has contracted  for the creation of software that will give government agencies the ability to generate multiple identities on social networking sites and appear as real … Continue reading

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Wikileak’s information may affect ban on gays in military

By Jack Minor While the lame-duck session of Congress persists in attempts to repeal a Revolutionary War era ban on homosexuals serving in the military, some have used the Wikileaks controversy as proof the ban should be upheld. Supporters of … Continue reading

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Harold C. Werner

September 3, 1921 ~ October 13, 2010 Harold C. Werner of Greeley died on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at his home.  He was born on September 3, 1921 in LaSalle to Simeon H. and Susanna (Wagner) Werner. Harold graduated from … Continue reading

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Walter Leon “Poppy/Daisy” Coffman

Walter Leon “Poppy/Daisy” Coffman, 92 11/12th’s, of Apache Junction, AZ joined The Lord on Oct. 4, 2010. He was born in Eaton, CO, Nov. 1, 1917 to Walter S. Coffman & Nancy “Nannie” Susan (Gibson). Walter was #2 of 5 … Continue reading

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Donald Charles Shankweiler Sr.

October 15, 1930 ~ October 3, 2010 Donald Charles Shankweiler Sr. of Greeley died Sunday, October 3, 2010 at North Colorado Medical Center. He was born October 15, 1930 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to LeRoy and Margarette (Devers) Shankweiler.  He was … Continue reading

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Retired JAG Officer Says Judge’s Ruling Against Discovery for Lakin Could Derail Case Based on Legal Precedent

  By Jack Minor A retired JAG officer with over 23 years of experience, says the military judge who ruled against discovery for a Greeley Army officer may have derailed the government’s case based on precedent from another high profile … Continue reading

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Chase E. “Buck” Rinehart

Chase E. “Buck” Rinehart of Greeley passed away at his home on Monday, July 12, 2010.  He was born March 19, 1940 in Prairie City Iowa.  He grew up in Prairie City and graduated from Prairie City High School.  He … Continue reading

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Harvey Leigh Hunteman

Harvey Leigh Hunteman, 81, of Evans died at his home on Thursday, July 8, 2010.  He was born in Sterling, CO on February 18, 1929 to John F. and Johanna M. (Olthoff) Hunteman. He graduated from Kersey High School in … Continue reading

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Albert William “Bill” Cole

Albert William “Bill” Cole, 87, of LaSalle died Monday, June 28, 2010 at Bonell Good Samartian Center.  He was born June 17, 1923 in LaSalle to Albert Randolph and Nellie Mae (Pierce) Cole. Bill graduated from Greeley High School.  He … Continue reading

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Richard E. Davis, Sr.

Richard E. Davis, Sr. February 13, 1930-June 23, 2010 Residence:  Greeley Richard was born in Waterville, Kansas to Lewie and Lily Davis.  His early years were spent in Waterville until the family moved to Topeka, Kansas, where Rich graduated from … Continue reading

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Linnea Cunningham

Linnea Cunningham October 19, 1937 ~ May 20, 2010 Age: 72 Residence: Greeley, Colorado Linnea Joyce (White) Cunningham passed away Thursday, May, 20, 2010 in Cameron, Missouri.  She was born on October 19, 1937 in Los Angeles, California to Robert … Continue reading

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Paul Victor Apodaca

Paul Victor Apodaca December 10, 1934 ~ June 2, 2010 Paul Victor Apodaca of Evans died June 2, 2010 at the age of 75. He was born in Denver on December 10, 1934 to Guadelupe and Elisa G. Apodaca. He … Continue reading

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Charles J. Willey

Charles J. Willey Charles J. Willey, 91, of Greeley CO died May 25, 2010 of natural causes. Charles, son of Charles E. and Hazel Willey was born January 7, 1919 in Humbolt County, Iowa. He was raised and educated in … Continue reading

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Victor Rangel Sr.

Victor Rangel Sr. of Greeley died May 20, 2010 in Greeley.  He was born March 23, 1916 in Waco, Texas to Victor Rangel and Eugenia (Frausto) Rangel. Corporal Rangel served with the United States Air Force from March 6, 1942 … Continue reading

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