Posts Tagged ‘company’

2014 Subaru Crosstrek XV AWD Hybrid by Stu Wright

 Last week my wife and I drove a Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid to Vail.   In the past I have tested several Subarus, none with as stunning a paint job as the Touring edition that was brought to the house prior to the trip.  The color was called Plasma Green Pearl metallic, and I became  fond of […]

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High court rules in favor of religious freedom

In a 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that closely held corporations, in this case Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, are excluded from Obamacare’s mandate that employers must provide birth control for their employees. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion which found that the government may not force “closely held” […]

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2014 Lexus RX350 F Sport AWD Crossover by Stu Wright

Several Lexus vehicles have been delivered to me for testing since 2010, and the latest was the RX350 luxury crossover SUV.  It came in Nebula Gray Pearl metallic, and inside it featured the black leather interior with black trim and black carpet.  M.S.R.P. for this car was $55,189.00, and it included a Mark Levinson premium […]

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2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Turbo FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

  The Hyundai Sonata 2.0 Turbo, refreshed for 2014, is currently in its sixth generation configuration and is a sister sedan to the KIA Optima.  KIA is owned by Hyundai, and has been for several years.  Its styling is more cutting edge than that of the KIA, and in fact is more so than most […]

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Anonymous Republican support – bad idea

by Craig Masters As a conservative, gun toting, suv driving, hunter and strong supporter of candidates guided by a working moral compass, I have to report being sad to have received a copy of a publication clearly supporting conservative views on several key issues. The publication included several articles bearing bylines – that was good. […]

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Renewable energy, oil, taxes and – huh!

by Craig Masters The coming campaigns are beginning to take shape.  As I watch the ads on television I have become confused over the basic motivation for some and the whole concept of others. Thinking I might not be the only one, I thought some of the best informed readers in the world might be […]

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2014 Honda Pilot 4WD Touring SUV Review by Stu Wright

Honda’s latest Pilot, unchanged for 2014, is a still-popular midsize SUV that has been marketed by the Japanese company for over ten years.  Sales last year were over 125,000 units, placing it second in sales for Honda behind the CR-V, which happens to be the best seller of any SUV.  The Pilot is manufactured in Lincoln, […]

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Obamacare supporter turned critic now being audited by IRS

In what is either a bizarre coincidence or a malicious attack, a cancer patient who publicly claimed his health insurance was cancelled because of Obamacare has suddenly found himself the subject of an audit by the IRS.   Bill Elliot, who says he is a supporter of President Obama, appeared  on Fox News’ “The Kelly […]

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Magpul vows to continue fight against gun laws despite relocating

A leading manufacturer of firearms accessories has followed through on its vow to relocate from Colorado after the state passed some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation.   Magpul Industries will be moving its business to Texas and Wyoming, which will cost the state over $85 million in lost revenue as […]

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2013 Toyota Camry V-6 XLE FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

The Toyota Camry XLE that I drove last week was painted silver – Classic Silver metallic.  I enjoy the names that this company gives its paint colors, including this one as well as names such as Super White and Attitude Black.  The Toyota Camry is America’s number one selling car, having been so for eleven […]

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Young entrepreneurs “not participating” in economic downturn

While the so-called “Great Recession” ended in the first year of the Obama administration, the effects remain largely unfelt by millions of people around the world, this has caused a new generation of business entrepreneurs to think outside the box and create their own business success stories.   During the 2000 recession, which occurred in […]

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Loan company spurs auto sales by catering to all credit types

All of the major Automakers are currently experiencing record sales and profits for the year, which is shaping up to be one of the best ones ever for the auto industry. However, those who took a hit in their credit scores during the Great Recession may mistakenly feel they cannot get in on the good […]

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2013 Volkswagen Passat SE FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

The Volkswagen automobile manufacturing company, founded in 1937 by the German Labor Front, involved production of an inexpensive car for the German common man, and included state-sponsored financing (“five marks a week you must put aside, if in your own car you want to ride”).  Until then Germans could typically only afford motorcycles, but with […]

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The Rant – Job Market Data Leaves Questions

By Mike McCune —   The No. 1 paradox in the U. S. labor market today is more jobs are being listed by companies but fewer jobs are being filled.   Since June, 2010, the number of listed job openings has risen by 50%. This means for every two jobs listed in June 2010, three […]

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Leprino consolidating string cheese operations in Colorado

Denver-based Leprino Foods Co.  is consolidating its string cheese operations in Colorado, a move that includes the closure of its Ravenna, Neb. facility in early November, the company announced. Much of the consolidation will occur at the Leprino facility in Ft. Morgan. Leprino said the decision to close the Ravenna facility was necessary, driven by technological […]

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Online marketing helping spur economic recovery

As the US economy continues to sputter along, there does appear to be one surprising factor that is preventing it from becoming even worse, online marketing.   With the rise of the internet a new way for companies being able to make their presence known was created. In the past companies would have to advertise […]

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Fort Morgan Cargill plant certified for “tender” meat

Ft. Morgan Times — A new U.S. Department of Agriculture system for rating beef could mean consumers will have a better idea whether or not their meat is tender — and Cargill Meat Solutions is a part of that program. Cargill’s Fort Morgan beef plant has been certified to harvest, fabricate and package officially “tender” […]

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Gardner-Welch bill targets energy efficiency in federal buildings

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) announced bipartisan energy efficiency legislation that would cut the federal government’s energy bill by advancing the use of performance contracts. The federal agencies spend over $6 billion annually on energy.   The Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act would save taxpayer dollars […]

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Local doctor warns Greeley residents of danger from contaminated drugs

A Colorado psychiatrist and talk show host has been warning people that generic  drugs from some foreign sources are having dangerous reactions in patients due to lack quality control standards by manufacturers.   Dr. Russell Johnson, a psychiatrist in Greeley, Colorado along with his business partner Jeff Huff hosts a weekly two hour show, Shrink […]

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2013 Lexus RX350 AWD 5-Door Luxury SUV

Lexus, the luxury line of Toyota automobiles, made headlines this past week with the announcement that the company would begin producing some of itsr product in the United States.   A  plant in Georgetown, Kentucky was selected for the production of the ES line of sedans, and the start date was announced as 2015.  The company wants to produce […]

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Fracking on Loveland Council Agenda

by Craig Masters Illegal activities – not drilling, caused the Dunkard Creek fish kill Fracking, the very word brings out the emotional images of burning water and children writhing in pain from cancer ridden organs. After watching from the sidelines and wondering where in the name of all that is science is the source of […]

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Former CO Sen. files suit against Obamacare abortion drug mandate

A former Colorado Senator from the Reagan era who has already been a party to one lawsuit against Obamacare’s abortion mandate has filed a second lawsuit, this time over a home mortgage company that he owns.   Bill Armstrong, a Colorado senator from 1979-1991, along with members of his and another family co-own the Cherry […]

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Magpul offers help for Coloradoans “inside occupied territory”

A gun magazine company in Boulder has announced a campaign based on the Berlin Airlift to help Coloradoans “trapped inside occupied territory” purchase large capacity magazines before the legislature passes a series of gun control bills next week.   Magpul Industries is a Bolder based company that manufactures magazines and other gun accessories for private, […]

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First Clinton, now Obama move China decades forward with America’s technology

by Craig Masters If the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme was the greatest financial theft in history, the Obama stimulus money for green energy is a close second and closing. The latest losses to American taxpayers is the selling of ‘green energy’ battery leader, A123. Regardless of the outcome of the current round of intense lobbying […]

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2013 Fiat 500T Turbocharged Sport Hatchback

When my brothers and I were growing up (there were four Wright brothers), we had a suite of little plastic cars of all makes to play with.  They were quite small, perhaps 1.5 inches long, and had the names imprinted on the roof, just above the back window.  We referred to one of the cars […]

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2013 Lexus ES350 FWD 4-Door Sedan

    The latest test car in my possession was the new (for 2013) Lexus ES350 sedan that came in Silver Lining Metallic.  The interior included black Nuluxe leather appointed bucket seats up front with three passenger seating in the rear.  This new ES350 design provides a whopping 4” of additional legroom in the rear, perhaps […]

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Obama’s Economy: Hostess to shut doors, lay off 18,500 workers

by Jack Minor –   An American icon announced it will be closing its doors and laying off 18,500 workers as Hostess, the makers of Twinkies and Wonder bread, announced they will be going out of business following a crippling strike by union members.   Hostess is well known to several generations of Americans for […]

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Greeley Police Investigate and Locate Four Missing Girls

GREELEY — The Greeley Police Department has been investigating the disappearance of four girls reported missing at approximately 6:30 p.m. yesterday evening.  All four girls were located together and have been reunited with family members.   The four girls, ages 12, 10, 6 and 5, live in the same apartment complex in the 1900 block […]

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Mitt made him build his own ‘coffin?’ Are you kidding?

by Craig Masters What in the world is that poor fellow talking about when he claims Mitt Romney shut down a thriving paper factory while making $100million? Why is this ad being released with only two weeks to the election? It could well be that the SuperPAC, PrioritiesUSA, hoped the facts that would destroy the […]

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Supremes to hear case that could outlaw garage sales, thrift stores

by Jack Minor –   The United  States Supreme Court is poised to head a case at the end of this month that could essentially shut down garage sales by prohibiting the resale of used goods purchased by a person.   The case involved  U.S. student, Supap Kirtsaeng, who discovered that textbooks used in the college […]

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Business leaders becoming emboldened to speak out on Obama policies

by Matt Lacy –   Following Obama’s crushing debate in last week’s presidential debate business owners appear to now feel they can safely speak out about how the president’s policies are affecting their businesses.   On Monday, David Siegel, owner of Westgate Resorts sent out an email to his employees emphasizing that while he was […]

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The Rant – Not Solyndra-sized But Another Stimulus Black Eye

Solyndra was the first boondoggle of the stimulus. It wasn’t the biggest but it was the first and it demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt why government and business differ–business has a bottom line that must be in the black, government just throws money at things and has no bottom line.   The latest, […]

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Attack ads work – That’s why candidates Outsource Them!

By Craig Masters CoorsTek World HQ – here in Colorado USA There are less than four weeks until the election day. The term “attack ads” is being trivialized to the extreme. Even ‘extreme’ is a word fast becoming meaningless. Is this by design? If nobody cares, neither candidate wins advantage; right? Not true. One or […]

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Greeley to get Verizon 4G service soon

by Jack Minor –   Verizon Wireless customers now have a bit of good news with the announcement that Greeley will have the new 4G LTE service in the coming weeks.   Erica O’Connor, a spokesperson for Verizon Wireless said that Greeley should expect to see the new 4G service in the next several weeks.   […]

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Colorado Chik-fil-A’s to offer free breakfasts

by Jack Minor –   Chik-fil-A restaurants across Colorado and the rest of the country are taking reservations for a free breakfast.   The chain is announcing a free breakfast giveaway starting Monday, Sept. 10 to Saturday, Sept. 15. Customers who make a reservation online  are able to reserve a free breakfast entrée which includes: […]

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