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2015 Toyota Hybrid SE Sedan

Toyota has been building Camrys since 1982.  The car was originally a compact sedan.  It has evolved into a midsize automobile, and year after year the company sells over 400,000 of them.  I drove a new 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid during the past … Continue reading

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2014.5 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid Sedan by Stu Wright

The Toyota Camry Hybrid mid-size FWD sedan was introduced in May of 2006 as a 2007 model.   The current unit is in its second generation iteration.  A 2014.5 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid was brought to me last week for … Continue reading

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TSD Teachers’ behavior criticized by State Senator

by Craig Masters At the March 19, meeting of the Thompson School District Board of Education a notable observer, State Senator Kevin Lundberg, was in the audience. After witnessing first hand the disgraceful behavior of too many district teachers, Senator … Continue reading

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Obama administration decrees part of Obamacare exempt from sequester cuts

By Jack Minor –   While the sequester has forced the military to endure billions of dollars in budget cuts, the Obamacare administration has declared that the mandatory across the board budget cuts will not apply to a portion of … Continue reading

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2013 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid Review by Stu Wright

  Toyota’s Camry Hybrid mid-size sedan has been available since 2006, and has, up until now, been available in its second generation configuration as a 2013 model.  Such a car was delivered to my house last month for testing, and … Continue reading

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Lawlessness – not just fashionable any more.

by Craig Masters It is mandated so we can’t really do anything about it… so say the current and want-to-be school board members all across the country when questioned about the implementation of the federal/socialists’ take over of local education. … Continue reading

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Weld commissioners listen to residents, put 51st state issue on ballot

Striking a defiant tone against critics who have called them foolish, crybabies and other names, Weld County commissioners in Colorado voted unanimously to let the state’s residents vote on whether to pursue the idea of becoming the 51st state.   … Continue reading

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Aurora VA hospital builder claims cost overrun of $1 billion

(Ft. Morgan Times) — The builder of Colorado’s troubled Veterans Affairs hospital says overruns bring the cost above $1 billion, far higher than the red ink already acknowledged, and has asked for the right to quit the project.   The … Continue reading

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2013 Hyundai Elantra FWD SE Coupe

Hyundai, founded in 1967, is the fourth largest auto manufacturer on the planet.  The company owns Kia, and its own Elantra model was chosen North American car of the year in 2012.  The Elantra is the model of Hyundai I … Continue reading

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Tribune calls District 6 students “resources”

Recent revelations that District 6 will be letting nearly 20 percent of their new teachers has caused the Greeley Tribune to blame part of the problem on charter schools by categorizing students as “resources” that the district is losing.   … Continue reading

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Tribune takes Greeley voters to the woodshed over District 6 scores

by Peter Grady –   The head of a local political organization has taken issue with a recent editorial by the Greeley Tribune placing the blame for low test scores on voters.   In a recent editorial, District 6 needs … Continue reading

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Who will speak for Greeley’s children?

by Craig Masters Mired in the muck at the bottom of the learning well, Greeley students continue to suffer while a truly inept superintendent fiddles on her golden fiddle. Why do the parents of district 6 students continue to accept … Continue reading

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District 6 plunges to “priority improvement” status under Lang’s leadership

by Peter Grady –   District 6 announced a shocking bit of news Monday evening when it was revealed that the educational program under Superintendent Ranelle Lang has resulted in the Greeley-Evans school district being dropped to one step from … Continue reading

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Lang defends administrator salary, says they work more than teachers

by Jack Minor –   District 6 Superintendent Ranelle Lang has responded to criticism that a teacher who has been teaching in district classrooms for over 25 years is making less than the new communications director by saying the amount … Continue reading

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Numbers for 3A don’t quite add up

by Jack Minor –   While voters are being asked to approve a tax increase to build a replacement school for John Evans, a closer look at the numbers being given to voters for the cost of the project apparently … Continue reading

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District received funds for asbestos abatement, has no record where funds went

by Jack Minor –   Officials with School District 6 say the district had received funds for asbestos abatement for schools such as John Evans some years ago from a lawsuit, but now there is no record of the settlement … Continue reading

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District 6 has history of not being wise stewards of their finances

by Brett Reese —     I asked the editor of the Northern Colorado Gazette to reprint my letter of Feb 2011 to help us all decide whether or not to trust this administration…   As easy and fun as … Continue reading

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Florida school board policy now lower expectations for blacks than whites

by Peter Grady –   The Florida State Board of Education is coming under fire after it passed a policy that officially declares they have lower academic expectations for black students over others.   Last week, the board passed a … Continue reading

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Young campaign accused of excluding clergy from debates

by Jack Minor –   The House District 50 race took an interesting turn last week when claims surfaced that Democratic Dave Young’s campaign has taken a position that members of the clergy should not be allowed to moderate political … Continue reading

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Weld county to recognize Northern Water’s 75th anniversary

WELD COUNTY — The Weld County Board of Commissioners will recognize the 75th Anniversary of Northern Water at the Wednesday, September 19, 2012, board meeting at 9:00 a.m.   The Commissioners will read a resolution into the record and present … Continue reading

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District 6 goes into campaign mode for 3A

by Jack Minor –   The Greeley/Evans District 6 Board of Education appears to be going into a full blown campaign mode in an attempt to get voters to approve a bond issue this November.   At September’s Parent Teacher … Continue reading

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Bond issue District’s to lose, conservative leader says

by Jack Minor –   A local leader of a conservative group says while he agrees that John Evans Middle School needs to be torn down, if voters do not pass a bond issue this November school board officials will … Continue reading

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TSA lets passenger with explosive residue through security

by Matt Lacy –   Officials with the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) said a woman who tested positive for possible explosive residue was able to pass through security and board a flight for Cleveland.   The woman was at the … Continue reading

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D6 board acknowledges trust issue as ballot language approved

by Jack Minor –   Acknowledging there is a trust issue with the Greeley/Evans District 6 school board and the community, the board approved the official language for a November ballot question asking voters for a bond issue that would … Continue reading

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District, Tribune ignores common sense solutions over John Evans issue

by Brett Reese —   After reading the Greeley tribune story of July 20th about raising property taxes to tear down and rebuild John Evans Middle school, I was convinced the three lattes a year sacrifice each of us would have … Continue reading

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Reese stymies critics by expanding business dealings

by Peter Grady –   A series of attacks by various groups over the years to destroy Brett Reese appear to have backfired as his holdings have actually increased over the past year.   Last week, Pirate 104.7 won the … Continue reading

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Jeffco approves bond measure but money won’t go to students

by Peter Grady –   While Greeley/Evans District 6 has formed an exploratory committee about a bond issue this November, the Jeffco school district has already done so, however critics say very little funding will actually go to benefit students. … Continue reading

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Feds: submit school board to evaluation to get funding

by Jack Minor —   In what some have said is an attempt to assert more local control over local schools, the Obama administration has said individual school districts can now apply for Race to the Top funds if they … Continue reading

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School Board member tells public – it’s none of their business

a commentary by Craig Masters Nancy Rumfelt stepped to the podium at the Wednesday meeting of the Thompson School District Board of Education and the standing room crowd of teachers was dead quiet. The main item on the agenda was … Continue reading

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Thompson School Board needs to hear from Taxpayers Tonight!

By Craig Masters The following e-mail was distributed by the Loveland 9-12. It was titled, “Letter from Nancy Rumfelt regarding tonight’s meeting.” It is reprinted here to illustrate two very important points: 1) there are still people willing to step … Continue reading

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Vindication: Mainstream media discovers Reese right about Broadmoor

by Jack Minor –   Former Greeley/Evans District 6 school board member Brett Reese says a recent story by a Denver television station was a perfect example of the type of fiscal mismanagement he tried to fight while serving on … Continue reading

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School board declined on policy preventing pro-Sharia groups speaking to students

by Jack Minor — The head of a Florida-based pro-family organization said a school board in Tampa has officially declined to adapt a policy that would prohibit officials with a Pro-Sharia group from addressing students in the public schools. Members … Continue reading

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D6 students have chance to “jump ahead” during summer classes

by Jack Minor — Students in Greeley/Evans schools will have an opportunity to advance one full year in a subject area this summer as part of a new program provided by the district this year. The program offers opportunities for … Continue reading

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Crystal Cathedral “comes home” as Rev. Schuller resigns

  by Matt Lacy —   After years of financial struggles, the Crystal Cathedral is finally “coming home” as the congregation will be getting a new name after the facility became the property of the Roman Catholic Church last month. … Continue reading

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Custodians earn trust in schools

By Craig Masters An open letter To all Thompson School District custodial staff, families and friends: In response to dozens of requests since January, two articles have been published to bring attention to the failures of school districts across the … Continue reading

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