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2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Review by Stu Wright

    The 2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0i Sport Premium is the topic of this week’s review.  I recently got to test out a Deep Sea blue pearl 5-door hatchback model with ivory cloth buckets and a “boxer” four cylinder power plant.  It was supplied by Greeley Subaru.  The punch-counterpunch action of the boxer pistons […]

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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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2015 GMC Yukon XL 4WD SLT Review by Stu Wright

General Motors has been building a big body-on-frame SUV for 80 years with the Chevrolet and GMC nameplates affixed to each.  Essentially a station wagon mounted on a light truck frame, the “Suburban” designation was used on all of them until the year 2000, at which time GMC began naming their version, the Yukon XL.  The […]

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AZ reporter reveals White House press briefings staged

By Jack Minor –   It has become a modern staple of American life, the White House daily press briefing where people see the various reporters present attempt to raise their hand in an attempt to be called upon to ask a question. However, a shocking report by a CBS reporter from Arizona reveals that […]

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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 it was loaded to the total of $35,170.00, M.S.R.P.  The base price of $27,670.00 for […]

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Dem lawmakers losing ground in Obamacare ad war

Democrats who voted unilaterally for Obamacare are becoming increasingly uneasy at a non-stop bombardment of television ads reminding voters of their vote for the president’s signature health care plan. As public polls consistently show a majority of American either opposed or leery of the law, democrats have frequently said the primary reason for the American […]

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2014 Buick Verano 1SL FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

Americans in big numbers are getting into Buick sedans; in fact big Americans are getting into Buick sedans.  I recently reviewed the company’s LaCrosse offering, noting that Shaquille O’Neal drives one in television commercials and is a spokesman.  Another Buick spokesman is Denver Bronco Peyton Manning, seen on television at the wheel of a Buick […]

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Financing the 51st State

By Weld County Commissioner Bill Garcia —   When discussing a 51st State, questions arise regarding finances and budgets.  An excellent point from which to begin this discussion is the findings of I-News, an arm of Rocky Mountain PBS, which prepared a study regarding fiscal aspects of a new state’s formation.  This study found the […]

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2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

Volkswagen’s CC is a derivative of the Passat sedan that has existed in one form or another for 40 years.  The CC was introduced as a 2009 model and was first viewed at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  With the same wheelbase as the Passat (106.7”), the CC is an inch […]

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Global Warming Report ‘Facts’ Debatable

By Michael McCune —   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report late last week in which it claims it “was more confident than ever that global warming is man-made.” What the panel does not report is the fact environmentalists engaged in the study have an agenda to continue their economic support by […]

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In Syria, Unknown Facts Abound

by Mike McCune —   The biggest problem in the debate of whether to go to Syria or not is the large amount of known unknown facts. Let’s cut through the chaff and get to the main points.   There are three indisputable facts in the Syrian civil war. First, women and children are dying […]

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By Jack Minor —   Tired of government keeping secrets?   Tired of scandals that never get investigated by government?   Think of how family members of the victims of a shoot-down of a commercial airliner 30 years ago today feel.   On September 1, 1983, Korean Air Lines flight 007 took off from New […]

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Which side will receive U.S. missile strikes?

by Craig Masters Those who would destroy Israel and America are doing nothing wrong – they have their “laws” handed down from their “supreme” being. We Christians have ours. Conflicts result when someone throws out the idea that democracy is the best way for people to choose their leaders. Democracy can not exist in a […]

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Semi hauling ice cream burns on I-25

Coloradoan — A semi-trailer hauling ice cream on southbound Interstate 25 rear-ended another semi-trailer, crashed and then burst into flames Thursday morning. The 11:30 a.m. crash, fire and ensuing diesel fuel cleanup kept southbound Interstate 25 closed for more than three hours. One lane reopened shortly before 3:30 p.m, while the other was reopened minutes […]

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Is this Bizarro World?

by Craig Masters After John McCain making a fool of himself regarding the ouster from power in Egypt of the Muslim Brotherhood, is there anyone who still holds to the belief that the ‘old guard’ republican leadership has not completely sold out to their need to hold their power? Just in case you happen to […]

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The “F-bomb” hit U$ again

by Craig Masters With the Constitution relegated to no more than a footnote in today’s ‘common core’ curriculum textbooks, it might seem out of date to mention another specific example of the Obama administration czars trampling all over our budgets from their perch high above what used to be the law. However, for the sake […]

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Disabled Ft. Collins man disputes police ticket

Ft. Collins Coloradoan – Bulging scar tissue marks the right side of Steven Hodges’ forehead, a place vulnerable to bumps when he collapses into disorienting seizures. It was still taped from a previous injury last May, when the mentally disabled man was walking to a store near his Fort Collins home to get quarters for […]

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“Shiftless in Seattle” 2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD Luxury Crossover

    Just prior to Memorial Day, Ruth and I had a chance to visit the Seattle area and test a new Infiniti JX35.  We drove it from the airport to Port Angeles, WA, for the purpose of catching a ferry to Victoria, BC.  We also circled the Olympic peninsula and its riny beaches and forests.  […]

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“Super Trouper” 2013 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Crossover

Volvo builds the XC60 in Ghent, Belgium, and the car has been the company’s best seller since its introduction in 2008.  It is a compact crossover SUV that was unveiled at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  I tested one this past week both in Denver and in Greeley, and its nimble behavior […]

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Wall Street Thinks Bull Will Continue

by Michael McCune —   There is some amazement among Wall Street observers about how well the market is doing in the face of so many stern headwinds. Their continued amazement is either a sign of stupidity or culpability.   These analysts say there can be no major bear market and that the market has […]

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2013 Lexus RX450h Hybrid Luxury AWD Crossover

Lexus has been in a position to offer the most popular luxury SUV since its introduction in 1998.  My latest test car was the RX450h hybrid model available since 2009.  It came in Stargazer Black metallic paint and featured saddle tan leather seating for five. This was a loaded RX, with an M.S.R.P. of $64,339, including […]

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Patrick Leahy denies he’s “playing games” in gun control committee

by Craig Masters Every trial attorney knows how important the art of questioning is to getting the answers they want the jury to hear. It is the height of gamesmanship in the court room. An example is the popular question: “Mr Witness, have you quit beating your wife”? If Mr. Witness never beat his wife, […]

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GOP Chairman joins panel – fields questions

by Craig Masters The question of just how to add to, and eventually replace, the aging voter base of the republican party in Colorado was the focus of much of the discussion at a meeting hosted by the Longmont Republican Women’s group Sunday evening. According to the flier distributed by the LRW, the special event […]

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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 do not add up, with actual costs to the taxpayer being greater than what is […]

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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 or how the funds were spent.   An elected official, who wishes to remain anonymous, […]

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The Rant — Food Supply Not Keeping Pace with Demand

The United Nations just issued numbers on food inflation that contradicts Federal Reserve Chairman Ben “BS” Bernanke’s assessments. “Hunger Games” may not be just a movie much longer.   The UN food agency reported Friday that food prices are “rising again.” Old BS just began QE3 precisely because there was no movement in the economy and a little inflation couldn’t […]

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Would Martin Luther King have preached this?

by Craig Masters The NEA is ‘teaching’ from the race card Jesse Jackson was a popular chorus leader at least week’s Chicago Teachers’ Union rally. The video available online shows a crowd of people (teachers?) being led in meaningless, senseless chants. Jackson then reverts to his worn out, never ending, decades old rhetoric about the […]

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Obama says Chicago gun policy will work in Colorado?

by Craig Masters No surprise that ‘Berkely.edu’ would spread the wrong ‘facts’ In the “war-torn” city of Chicago, Illinois, hundreds of Americans have been killed by armed criminals this year. But Barack Obama and the Democratic platform repeated, almost verbatim, a plank from their 2008 platform that read, “We believe that the right to own […]

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2012 Nissan Frontier 4×4 Pro4X Four-door Pickup

This past week I received for review a new Nissan pickup, the Frontier 4×4 four-door crew cab.  Nissan, formerly Datsun, has been in business for 98 years (since 1914), and is now the sixth largest vehicle manufacturer in the world.  The company name was derived from the three founders’ initials, DAT.  “Sun” was added 17 […]

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Papa John’s accused of blackmail, extortion for discussing costs of Obamacare

by Jack Minor –   The CEO of Papa John’s pizza unwittingly waded into the “culture wars” for saying on a conference call that Obamacare’s mandates would affect the company’s cost of a pizza.   A new survey reveals that nearly two-thirds of employers expect to see a cost in their health plans when Obamacare […]

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Evans Police locate abducted child

EVANS- The Evans Police Department was able to successfully locate a missing 9 year old who was reportedly abducted Sunday evening.   Police officers in Evans were notified at around 8:30 p.m. that a 9 year old girl had been missing from the 2900 block of Glendale since 8 pm on Aug. 5.   Following […]

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in 5-Door Sedan

    My latest test car was a new Prius Plug-in that came in Clearwater blue metallic paint with dark gray SofTex (leather) seating.  The Plug-in is available in limited quantities and only in certain areas of the United States, and was formally introduced last fall.  The Prius line of cars has been around for fifteen […]

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2012 Nissan Juke SV AWD Sport Cross

The word “juke” has multiple meanings, but in sports parlance, to juke is to feign or fake out, as, for instance, a running back might do.  I suppose that is what Nissan had in mind when naming the mini-crossover that they introduced in 2010.  I had one last week to test, a 2012 “SV” all-wheel […]

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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 to make for this school was an easy decision.  And, as always, The Tribune couched […]

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Supreme Court disapproval reaches new high following ObamaCare ruling

by Matt Lacy –   Following the Supreme Court’s upholding of ObamaCare, negative opinions about the court has reached an all-time high.   When the ruling upholding ObamaCare was upheld, a large segment of the population, including members of the media where shocked by the decision. The split decision was stunning partly because of how […]

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