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The Rant – Detroit: Inevitable Fall

Detroit’s announced bankruptcy proceedings have put the economic-recovery-that-isn’t mantra from Washington in jeopardy. Oh, the periodic pronouncements have always been full of optimistic blather but have been lacking in concrete facts. Detroit is the biggest obstacle yet.   Detroit for … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Voters: Government, not private sector is the solution

by Jack Minor –   America appears to have reached a watershed moment as voters have decided that they want a continuation of president Obama’s policies of trillion dollar deficits and more Americans on social programs over private sector solutions … Continue reading

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Eliminating voter fraud is Easy

By Craig Masters A report issued by a joint project of several Minnesota voters’ groups focuses on the question of why felons are not allowed to vote. The reasons felons are excluded from voting in any election in Minnesota apply … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Social Security Program A Lifetime Expense

by Mike McCune —   In 1975, during a sumptuous dinner with my grandparents, my grandfather was harping about the paltry sum he was receiving for Social Security. That led to a rather spirited argument because I vehemently disagreed with him for … Continue reading

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Govt. solution to flooded basements, pumping OK just not for dying crops

by Jack Minor—   In the latest twist in the issue around Weld farmers requesting to pump groundwater to save their crops and help lower excessively high groundwater levels, a government official said farmers can pump all day long to … Continue reading

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Conway clarifies “no man camp” remarks

by Jack Minor — Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway said previous comments by the media attributing him as saying the county would never allow man camps was a misunderstanding of what he was trying to say. “What I told the … Continue reading

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Obama “accommodation” to religious groups changes nothing

by Matt Lacy — While President Obama says he has announced a solution over a controversial requirement that religious institutions provide contraceptive services regardless of their personal beliefs, in reality nothing has changed. Earlier today, President Obama said he was … Continue reading

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Obama statement on compulsory attendance raise red flag among homeschoolers

by Matt Lacy – President Obama’s call to states to curb dropout rates by forcing students to remain in high school until they graduate has raised concerns among homeschoolers. In the President’s State of the Union message Tuesday evening, Obama … Continue reading

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The Rant

Guest Column: by Mike McCune   As former Yankee great Yogi Berra would say, “It’s deja vu all over again.” Did somebody flip the calendar back three and a half months? Wasn’t this (the debt debate) a raging topic then? … Continue reading

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Greeley/water ‘speak up’ session only attracts 20

By Vanessa Dominguez    – Greeley City Council held a Speak-Up session about water resources and the city’s financial condition. The worry over not having enough water in the future was a topic John Monson has a solution for. John Monson, … Continue reading

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Dem solution to credit downgrade: blame the ones who tried to fix it

    by Jack Minor  — During the debt limit debate, financial institutions warned  that the U.S. stood in danger of having its credit rating downgraded if it did not take steps to reduce its debt. The national debt is … Continue reading

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Study Guide: How to pass emissions test

by Vanessa Dominguez   – Due to new legislation, vehicles in Colorado are subject to an emissions test. Although there is no solution to help you with another tax, oops, ‘fee’ increase, a few self-checks on your vehicle will help assure your … Continue reading

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De-Fund the Department of Education Before its Too Late

 I was doing background research for a completely different article when I happened to open the web site of the National Education Association. I was caught up reading one article after another. Suddenly I found myself writing this open letter … Continue reading

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The Rant

Guest Column By Mike McCune Last Thursday President Obama stated the Justice Department will try to “root out” cases of fraud or manipulation in the oil markets. At a renewable energy plant site in Reno, NV, Obama stated, “We are … Continue reading

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Brett Reese: “Why I do it”

  “I’m Brett Reese” “I know” It’s a little disconcerting to know that most people know who you are before you tell them. Tends to make you a little more polite to everyone you meet. My wife and I have … Continue reading

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Is your husband seeking an affair? – check here!

by Vanessa Dominguez Facebook is now cited as a contributing cause of divorce in Texas in one out of five filings. How many break-ups are caused by online dating sites, including those that encourage infidelity? As previously reported in The … Continue reading

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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 … 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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Putting lives at risk, many do it on a day-to-day basis

By Vanessa Dominguez Have you ever been on a relaxing drive, look in your rearview mirror and notice that someone is just inches away from your bumper? Many wonder, “Should I slow down or speed up?” In most cases, you … Continue reading

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Food stamp program

Our food stamp program needs to look at the model WIC uses to ensure recipients are receiving quality nutritional foods.  WIC restricts and screens retail food outlets allowed to accept WIC payment. In addition restrictions are in place on foods based … Continue reading

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George Metcalf

Within the Greeley, Evans, Weld County area, nearly one thousand units of tax exempt housing exists.  These units are owned by government agencies , charity organizations, and private investors.  Not all units are fully tax exempt, some have a reduced tax rate. … Continue reading

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YOUTH AND FAMILY CONNECTIONS CREATING PATHWAYS AND PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUCCESS

Photo and Story By Jim Frazier Do you know a hero? The Youth and Family Connections center is looking for heroes to recognize at their annual recognition event in October.  “A hero to us is someone who helps kids to … Continue reading

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When that Cold Nose isn’t cold.

Does a “Dry Nose” mean an illness in your dog? Observing your dog’s nose on a regular basis will tell you if a dry nose normal for your dog or something to be concerned about. Many folks think a dry … Continue reading

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The Airport Solution

Here’s a solution to all the controversy over full-body scanners at the airports. Have a booth that you can step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on you. It would be … Continue reading

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