Posts Tagged ‘hand’

Voluntary taxes?

Gambling taxes are as voluntary as any tax could possibly be. The idea of allowing people to voluntarily pay taxes for school children sounds so good to so many that amendment 68 might actually have a chance of passing. Supporters are advertising that no one else will have to pay any taxes. The ads say [...]

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2014 Volkswagen Turbo Beetle R-Line

I remember the first time I laid eyes on a Volkswagen Beetle, in Grant, Nebraska in about 1963.  A young man in town named Charlie Brixius had purchased a used one (perhaps a 1959), and made quite a splash driving it up and down Main Street over and over.  We all did that back then [...]

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A WWI vet writes on Gun Control

Questions on GUN CONTROL, an essay by Carl E. Smith History is learned best from those who made it as submitted by Craig Masters Carl E. Smith was born May 19, 1899.  A World War I veteran who served on the German front lines and later served as a German interpreter after the Armistice and Avid outdoorsman, [...]

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2014 Lexus IS-350 AWD F-Sport Sedan by Stu Wright

Lexus, Toyota’s luxury automobile division, has built and sold the IS series of sedans since 2006.  The cars are manufactured in the Tahara plant in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. For 2014, the model underwent an update in body styling, with the drive train carried over from 2013.  I recently tested a new IS350,  equipped with the 3.5-liter, [...]

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In the battle for the economy the consumer is the loser

Rising Markets, Bad Jobs Report Conflict Economy Analysis The American economy has a split personality and that spells trouble for everyone–but most particularly the bureaucratic elitists and those dependent on that system.   In the Red corner there is the soaring stock market, in the Blue corner is the continual employment woes. The market is [...]

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Vegans and athletes can mix

In the latest debate over the vegan versus meat eaters debate one of the lesser known issues is whether athletes are able to live their vigorous lifestyle while forgoing meat, the answer may be surprising.   Battles between vegans and non-vegans have caused some to draw sharp lines. On the one hand there are the [...]

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Muddy Water: Some Pray for it

By Craig Masters Water has overwhelmed us here in Northern Colorado. But in only a few days the millions of gallons and tons of mud will be eastbound and down – toward New Orleans and the salty Gulf. While we will soon be recovering and remembering, the muddy water we are so relieved to see [...]

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Sept. 17 History Fest cancelled

Due to the intense rainfall over the last week, the City of Greeley History Museums has cancelled History Fest for Tuesday, September 17 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The remaining days Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of History Fest will happen as previously scheduled and are not currently affected by the Tuesday cancellation. With over [...]

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2013 Buick Encore Premium AWD Compact SUV

The Buick Encore was unveiled at the 2012 North American International Auto Show 18 months ago and rolled into dealerships early this year.  It is a derivative of the German Opel Mokka and is manufactured in Bupyeong, South Korea.  That German auto name sounds like something that is sold at one of the many Starbucks [...]

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Pets ‘n’ Popsicles at the Plumb Farm Learning Center

Pets ‘n’ Popsicles returns to the Plumb Farm with dozens of furry farm animals.  From August 5 – 18, a variety of domestic animals will be visiting the farm, such as goats, horses, pigs, sheep, ponies and rabbits. The event is open 10 am – 2 pm daily for the whole 2 weeks. Admission is [...]

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Adultery joins list of Democrat approved behaviors.

By Craig Masters Denver, March 22, 2013 The political party that forced into law the mandatory acceptance of the sexual behavior of homosexuals now claims it wants to stay out of people’s bedrooms! Democrats who sponsored the bill to legalize adultery claimed that is their position. But the very opposite seems to be the case [...]

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2013 Lexus LS460 F Sport RWD Sedan

This past week I was presented a 2013 Lexus LS460 F Sport four-door sedan for testing while travelling in and around Phoenix, AZ on a working vacation.  It was painted Starfire Pearl (white) metallic and inside it was trimmed in black perforated leather.  Of course, the car seats five comfortably because the LS is big, [...]

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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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“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, was Larry & Katz (pictured), an establishment a few blocks away from the French Quarter, [...]

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Housing Market Still Shaky, FHA Problems Multiply

by Mike McCune –   Over the past few months the media has been painting a rosy picture of the housing market. The Administration has been suspiciously quiet and reticent about the housing sector though. That means trouble somewhere.   It was the bursting housing market that initiated the economic downturn in October 2007. Those [...]

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Evan Senior Center 7/8/2012

CALLING ALL VETS….Our next meeting will be August 4th at the Golden Corral in Evans/Greeley at 7:30 a.m.   Come and join us for fellowship, fun and breakfast. Since our caterer for Friday lunch will be out of town on the third Friday in July or July 20th to be exact so we will not have [...]

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“Rocky Mountain Driving Experience” – 2012

Author at High Plains Raceway     This last week I had the pleasure of participating in the 2012 Rocky Mountain Driving Experience, which kicked off in Denver, near DIA.  It was the third annual edition of the affair, but my first.  About three dozen journalists from four states attended, and 32 cars and SUV’s were on [...]

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Affinity for Infiniti – 2012 G25x AWD Sedan

I have been presented three Infiniti automobiles for review, and must say I have enjoyed them all.  The least expensive of those three was brought over last week, the G25x all-wheel drive four-door sedan.  Infiniti is the luxury division of Nissan Motor Company, and has been shipping cars to America for a bit more than [...]

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AP head hints at type of campaign coverage to expect in local outlets

by Jack Minor– An analyst with a media watchdog group says the chairman of the Associated Press sent strong signals as to the type of coverage to expect by the majority of media outlets this campaign season. The Associated Press is the major source of news for tens of thousands of media outlets including the [...]

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Evans Senior Center April 8-15

Staff Reports –   by Betty Grauberger   What a wonderful response we have had to our upcoming Fall Color trip to the beautiful ISLE OF COUDRES in the Charlevoix Region of Quebec, Canada in the St. Lawrence Seaway.   If you have never been to this area, we would encourage you to come along especially [...]

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Evans Senior Center 3/20/2012

by Betty Grauberger   New York City participants……your pre-trip meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27th at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the City of Evans Community Complex.   You will need to attend or have someone pick up your paperwork on that day.   Senior Breakfasts are once again on the first Thursday each month here at [...]

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Evans Senior Center 3/7/2012

by Betty Grauberger   New York City participants……your pre-trip meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27th at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the City of Evans Community Complex.   You will need to attend or have someone pick up your paperwork on that day. Senior Breakfasts are once again on the first Thursday each month here at [...]

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Udall, ACLU attempted sleight of hand with opposition to military bill

by Peter Grady – The U.S. Senate passed a bill that the ACLU and Sen. Mark Udall said would allow the military to detain Americans on our own soil. S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization bill was opposed by President Obama, the American Civil Liberties Union and Colorado Sen. Mark Udall. Obama has threatened to [...]

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Potatos rule in Greeley

Saturday, September 10, 2011, Greeley’s Centennial Park will be center of the potato universe. No, the President won’t actually be there in person, but he does send his best wishes to the friends of the Greeley museums, who sponsor this annual event as a major fund raiser. This is an affordable festival the whole family [...]

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General Motors Likely to Regain Number 1 Spot

By Mike Bauman A scant three years after filing bankruptcy and receiving a huge government bailout, General Motors is likely to overtake Japan’s Toyota for the world’s biggest automaker in 2011.  GM’s status was boosted by the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan and disrupted Toyota’s production.  In addition, GM has gained a stronger market [...]

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Board member accused of sexual harassment for complimenting teacher’s wedding ring

Story and Photo By Jack Minor   The District 6 board of education held a closed meeting to discuss actions to take against Brett Reese following an anonymous sexual harassment claim after he complimented an older Winograd first grade teacher on her wedding ring.   The board announced a public business meeting this morning to discuss allegations against Reese that [...]

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Doctors vs Guns: Which is more dangerous?

By Mike Bauman Taken from a recent email: Doctors (A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000. (B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000. (C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171. Statistics courtesy of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Now think about this: Guns (A) The number of gun [...]

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Outlook for Elk Hunters Good this Year

By Mike Bauman According to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (www.Elk101.com), this year should be a good one for Colorado elk hunters. “The past two falls have been cursed with warm weather. In the northwest where many of the bigger bulls roam, elk migration didn’t even begin until after regular rifle seasons were over. Couple [...]

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Things My Grandpa Taught Me: How to Sharpen a Knife

By Mike Bauman There are certain life skills that many young people today don’t have.  They are the things my grandpa taught me.  They include values such as respect and work ethic.  They also include skills like shooting a rifle and building a fire. In this article, we will discuss the skill of knife sharpening.  [...]

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If you love your kids – spank

John Unniawn This is a booklet I have nothing to gain in writing. My motivation to write is weak; in fact I have put it off for months as a non-priority. I should mind my own business. –I know. Disciplining children is like religion; everybody thinks they’re right. As I raise my children, I constantly [...]

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Chevy Cruze Review

Auto Review By Stu Wright I picked up the new 2011 Chevy Cruze at Ghent Motors here in Greeley and immediately headed east on Highway 34. My first impression (of the car) was one of a solid feel, especially for a compact made in Lordsville, Ohio. Quiet, too, with tire noise about all that can [...]

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Eufelio Telesfor Segura

May 7, 1927 ~ January 6, 2011 Eufelio Telesfor Segura of Nunn died January 6, 2011 at his home.  He was born May 7, 1927 in Maes, New Mexico to Juan and Jesusita “Susie” (Sandoval) Segura. Eufelio was reared and educated in New Mexico. He married Lucia Aragon on September 8, 1948 in Wagon Mound, [...]

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Consumers buying used to save money this Christmas

By Mike Bauman As holiday shopping reaches a fevered pitch, many consumers are turning to used items to fill Christmas lists without breaking the bank. A recent check of local pawn shops and second hand stores has revealed some tremendous bargains and trends, especially in the area of video games.  Wii gaming systems, sold new [...]

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Psalm 37: a Reminder

1-2 Don’t bother your head with braggarts or wish you could succeed like the wicked. In no time they’ll shrivel like grass clippings and wilt like cut flowers in the sun. 3-4 Get insurance with God and do a good deed, settle down and stick to your last. Keep company with God, get in on [...]

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Arc makes presentation to Evans city council

Photo and Story By Jack Minor In an evening with a full agenda of items including regulating mobile home parks and changes to the city borders, members of Arc of Weld County greeted the Evans City Council on August 17, thanking the city for their support. Following the swearing in of Jennifer Proctor as the [...]

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