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Clydesdale training program heading up and moving out

By Mike Bauman   – For decades, Fort Collins’ Anheuser-Busch Brewery has played  a pivotal role for some truly international celebrities.  Sadly, later this year, that will no longer be the case.   The Clydesdale training program that has been housed … Continue reading

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Proof of paranormal??? Some say “Maybe”

By Mike Bauman There is a Youtube sensation going around that some contend provides proof of the existence of the supernatural.  The clip, which was taken from a broadcast of the Larry King Live television program, claims to show a … Continue reading

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Executive Pay Increases Despite Recession

By Mike Bauman According to an executive compensation research firm, chief executives’ pay in S&P 500 businesses  increased 24 percent in 2010.  These increases included salaries, bonuses, stock options, and other perks. These increases were due to increased corporate profits … Continue reading

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Fannie Mae Loses $8.7 Billion in First Three Months of 2011

By Mike Bauman On Friday, April 6, 2011 Fannie Mae reported to the government that it has lost $8.7 billion in the first three months of the year.  These losses were due to the large numbers of loan defaults on … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Redneck Fishing

By Mike Bauman A redneck with a bucket full of live fish was approached recently by a game warden in  Central Mississippi  as he started to drive his boat away from a lake. The game warden yelled at the man, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Things My Grandpa Taught Me: Work

By  Mike Bauman  – There are some things my grandpa taught me that seem to be missing from some of our kids’ education these days. Here’s what he said about work: 1)      Be on time.  If you’re going to take … Continue reading

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Northern Colorado Fishing Report: April 2011

By Mike Bauman The following fishing conditions for Northern Colorado Lakes have been reported by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. (Source: http://Wildlife.state.co.us) Antero Reservoir: This 2200 acre impoundment is located north of US Highway 24 between Antero Junction and the … Continue reading

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Unemployment Up Unexpectedly

By staff reports  – New applications for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly last week.  Initial claims for state benefits rose to 412,000, up 27,000, for the week ending April 9th.  In addition, claim numbers for the previous week were revised by the … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Crack Seal

By Mike Bauman You have likely seen crews around town grinding lines in the pavement then filling them in with some black tar-like substance. These workers are conducting “crack sealing” on the streets in question.  The greatest threat to an … Continue reading

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Congress Considers National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

By Mike Bauman Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) have introduced legislation that would allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry while traveling outside their home states. H.R. 822 would require that lawfully issued carry permits be recognized … Continue reading

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How to get a home energy audit

By Mike Bauman It is a little known fact that Xcel Energy has a program that will, for a small fee, conduct an energy audit on your home to find areas of concern.  This will allow you to fix these … Continue reading

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How will Surging Gas Prices Effect the Economy

By Mike Bauman  As gasoline prices approach $4 a gallon, many people are wondering what the effect will be on the economy.  According to Mark Zandi, chief economist Moody’s Analytics, there is cause for concern.  Zandi recently told the AP, … Continue reading

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Japan Nuclear Disaster Rated as Bad as Chernobyl

By Mike Bauman  On Tuesday Japan raised its estimation of the radiation leaked from its crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant. New measurements  showed more radiation than had previously been thought had leaked during the early days following the earthquake and tsunami.  … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Magma Pool Bigger than Originally Thought

By Mike Bauman In case you missed it, Yellowstone National Park is sitting on an enormous time bomb – albeit a very slowly ticking, naturally occurring time bomb. The amazing scenery that prompted Yellowstone’s designation as a national park is … Continue reading

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District 6 Cutting Popular Programs, Still Spending Suspiciously

By Mike Bauman While proposing radical cuts in popular programs such as sports, D6 continues to spend money on seemingly non-essential items.  The following February expenditures were found on the District 6 check register as recorded at http://www.greeleyschools.org/site_res_view_template.aspx?id=a850f58f-a068-42a2-8133-bc7bb5661091. DOMINOS PIZZA … Continue reading

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Could Japanese Radiation Reach the US?

By Mike Bauman With the flow and direction of the jet stream, some are asking if radiation leaked from Japanese nuclear reactors could contaminate the United States. Experts with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NCR) stated on Sunday that it … Continue reading

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Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police Get Number Wrong in Position Paper

by Mike Bauman In a recent statement opposing HR1205, “no permit concealed carry,” the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, asserted, “Approximately 1,200 persons applied last year for concealed carry permits AND WERE TURNED DOWN!” However, information obtained by the … Continue reading

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Swiss Model of Gun Control and Military Service

By Mike Bauman Switzerland has long been viewed by many in America as being “soft” or “weak” for its stance of neutrality during the past two world wars.  However, this belief could be misguided.  A review of the Swiss military … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal with the Debt?

By Mike Bauman The national debt has been a political football for years.  It seems no national politician has been elected in the past decade without addressing, and usually promising to solve, this issue.  But what is the debt?  How … Continue reading

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Will China Over-take the US’s Economy

By Mike Bauman It has made great news and the public is listening-  China is now the world’s second largest ecomony.  In fact, a recent poll indicated that 44% of Americans believe China is the world’s top economic power. However, … Continue reading

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Wyoming Passes “Vermont Style” Concealed Carry

By Mike Bauman On Wednesday, March 2nd, Wyoming Governor, Matt Mead, signed a law permitting Wyoming residents to carry concealed handguns without obtaining a permit.  Wyoming is now the fourth state to allow what’s commonly known as “Constitutional” or “Vermont … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Higher Gas Prices

By Mike Bauman Analysts are predicting that the price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline will reach $3 per gallon before the end of spring on the front range of Colorado. According to Colorado AAA, Colorado has been enjoying some … Continue reading

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The New CPR

By Mike Bauman The American Heart Association has announced a new procedure for conducting cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  The old procedure encouraged CPR trained individuals in an ABC technique.   The first step was to Ensure an open airway.  The next was to … Continue reading

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Excellence in Education: Sue Bridgman

By Mike Bauman Parents and students of Mountain View Academy will tell you one of their favorite imports from Canada is not a product, but a person; fourth grade teacher, Sue Bridgman. A naturalized US citizen, Bridgman is one of … Continue reading

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City of Greeley Ends Dance Classes

By Mike Bauman As of January 1, 2011, dance students are no longer able to enroll in the Greeley Recreation Academy of Dance Arts (GRADA).  Greeley Rec will no longer be offering dance classes.  Have no fear, however, dance classes will … Continue reading

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Excellence in Education: William Osentoski

By Mike Bauman This week the Greeley Gazette recognizes William Osentoski of  Ann K. Heiman Elementary School. Mr. O, as his students affectionately call him, has long been a favorite at his school.  However, this fact is not what impresses us … Continue reading

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The Shootout: Illegal Immigration – What’s the best solution?

By Mike Bauman Perhaps one of the most hotly debated issues facing the nation is  illegal immigration.  According to the website http://www.illegalimmigrationstatistics.org/, the fiscal impact of illegal immigration is as follows: $113 Billion – This year’s cost of US illegal … Continue reading

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The Shootout: Conservatives should; 1)Compromise with the President; 2)Stick to their guns

By Mike Bauman What is the best course for conservatives over the next two years, compromise or stick to their guns*? *  By “stick to their guns” we do not mean actual firearms or any form of gunplay or violence. … Continue reading

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The Shootout: Healthcare Bill Unconstitutional?

By Mike Bauman With the courts seemingly split, we want your opinion.  Is the individual mandate in the healthcare reform bill unconstitutional?  Please support your answer. Share on Facebook

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The Shootout: Support a tax increase or not?

By Mike Bauman School Board members have suggested District 6 must have a tax increase in order to continue to offer its current level of service.  Would you be willing to support such an increase?  If not, what should the … Continue reading

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The Shoot Out: State of the Union- Invest or Stop Spending?

By Mike Bauman “The Shoot Out” will be an on-going column asking for reader opinion on topics of the day.  Let’s have an on-topic debate about the issues, NOT your fellow posters. Today:  In last night’s State of the Union Address, President … Continue reading

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The Shootout: Did Justin Sasso Perjure Himself?

By Mike Bauman In open court KFKA owner, Justin Sasso, testified under oath that he had never heard the term “shoot out” used in a sports context.  Should his ignorance be grounds for permanent legal restrictions?   Do you think … Continue reading

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