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2015 Subaru WRX AWD Sedan by Stu Wright

Subaru has produced the WRX sedan since 1992, with the lettering denoting “World Rally eXperimental”, and the vehicle existing as a variant of the Subaru Impreza compact sedan.  Greeley Subaru was recently kind enough to loan me a 2015 WRX … 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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reduced mill levy saves Weld residents money

WELD COUNTY, CO – For the 20th year, real property owners in Weld County will receive a reduction in the mill levy from Weld County government. This has resulted in a reduction of $278 million dollars from Weld County tax … Continue reading

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Gypsy “scam” artists turned away from flood roadblock

By Jack Minor –   The Larimer County Sheriff’s office is reporting that it turned away a group from a U.S. Highway 34 roadblock over concerns they could be attempting to “scam” fraud victims.   On a statement posted to … Continue reading

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Fed’s “Recession Index” Trumps Sequester

by Michael McCune —   Attention, class: The word of the day is “Sequester.”   Isn’t it funny how a word you really never heard before 2013 is now threatening to topple our economy? At least it is if you … Continue reading

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Communist Party backs Obama in fiscal cliff negotiations

by Jack Minor – The Communist Party USA, which supported Obama during the 2012 election, has now signed on board with the President’s economic plan and is calling on its members to work with unions to pressure Republicans in Congress … Continue reading

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A message from Senator Mark Udall

by Craig Masters This week Senator Udall sent out an email with the subject line: “Compromise isn’t a dirty word.” His message is that the Republicans need to be reprogrammed into believing that “compromise is not capitulation,” in working with … Continue reading

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Liquified natural gas trucks bring savings to Weld county

WELD COUNTY, CO – As part of its Smart Energy Plan, Weld County is in the process of converting its government fleet vehicles to natural gas vehicles – both Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). On Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Democratic leader willing to send America off financial cliff

by Peter Grady –   A leading Democratic Senator from Washington has said her party needs to be willing to stand firm on extending tax cuts for individuals, including small business owners making over $250,000 even if it means raising … Continue reading

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President tells Coloradoans we are better off…

by Craig Masters The President’s case that you’re better off… Last week, the Fed reported a sharp contraction in the country’s industrial output. The report showed that production from factories, mines, and utilities fell by 1.2 percent last month. This … 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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Unemployment among veterans at 13% as military prepares to cut 500,000 troops

by Jack Minor – The military is preparing to reduce troop strength by nearly 500,000 at a time when unemployment by young veterans is over 13 percent. Recent data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that for the last … Continue reading

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Super committee failure: Bush’s fault

by Matt Lacy– After the “super committee” announced it had failed in its mission to cut $1 trillion from a $15 trillion dollar deficit, both sides started playing the blame game. ABC News ostensibly blamed former President Bush for the … Continue reading

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Obama threatens to veto only plan that could preserve government bond rating

    by Jack Minor   President Obama threatened to veto the only debt-reduction proposal that meets Moody’s criteria for avoiding a negative outlook of the U.S. triple-A rating.   Earlier yesterday, President Obama praised the “gang of six”, a … Continue reading

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President issues ultimatum to Congress: Give me plan to raise debt limit in the next 24-36 hours

              by Jack Minor   President Obama issued an ultimatum today, telling Congress they need to come up with a serious proposal for rasing the debt limit and cutting the budget in the next … Continue reading

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Obama chastises tea party members for holding firm on no new taxes

      by Jack Minor   The president chastised tea party members for not wanting to raise taxes or raise the debt limit saying candidates were “rewarded for saying irresponsible things.”   This morning, the president held a press … Continue reading

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“Government Motors” CEO wants higher gas tax to force consumers into smaller cars

by Jack Minor   The head of General Motors has said he would like to to see the gas tax raised. Raising the gas tax would force consumers to purchase more fuel efficient cars. More sales of fuel-efficient autos will … Continue reading

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Residents sound off on advertising in schools, cuts to athletics

by Jack Minor   The crowd was down at the final community engagement meeting conducted by the school board this school year, but there was no shortage of opinions as they discussed advertising and program cuts.   The District is … Continue reading

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Community input on budget priorities

  The District 6 Board of Education invites the public to a community meeting on Monday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Chappelow K-8 Arts Magnet School, 2001 34th St. in Evans, to have conversations about the district’s … Continue reading

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Ken Buck presses for balanced budget amendment

Story and photo By Jack Minor – Ken Buck, who lost the U.S. Senate race to incumbent Michael Bennet, announced the formation of a non-profit organization to help work with individual states to pass a Constitutional amendment to balance the … Continue reading

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Genghis Khan “green” conqueror?

– By Jack Minor – A new report claims that one of history’s most ruthless conquerors was a “green” warrior who helped reduce global warming. The Carnegie Institute’s Department of Global Ecology conducted a study comparing carbon impacts of a … Continue reading

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Colorado Ballot 2010- Part 5: Tax Reduction Amendments

Story and Photo By Jack Minor The most contentious of the proposals on this year’s ballot are three items that, if passed, will change the way governments raise revenue and budget for items. Supporters say it will force government to … Continue reading

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Fight over immigration laws

If it wasn’t so painful it would be amusing to watch the fight over immigration laws, rights and the political posturing from the various entities. But any American can’t get past the pain to enjoy the show. There are basically … Continue reading

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Full house at public hearing, discussing reduction of transit services

By Jack Minor More than 100 people attended the public hearing to discuss the future of the Greeley-Evans Transit Services. Many in attendance , voiced concerns about possible changes to the current system. The city faces an $80,000 shortfall in … Continue reading

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