Monthly Archives: July 2017

A Voice of Colorado No. 211 Version 5.0:

Historical subdivisions established in Loveland, CO. include the Kilburn’s West Side Addition, first platted in 1883, and replatted in 1902 and 1904.

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A Voice of Colorado No. 210 Version 5.0:

This is the State of Colorado. This is the Colorado Fishing Atlas:

https://ndismaps.nrel.colostate.edu/index.html?app=FishingAtlas

A Voice of Colorado No. 209 Version 5.0:

By the 1920 many jobs commonplace in Loveland, CO. that included blacksmith, liveryman, and farmer gave way to other occupations, including those associated with the automotive industry and tourism. One example was the Lawrence E. Osborne family, who lived at 218. W. 5th Street. After Rocky Mountain National Park was established in 1915 Mr. Lawrence Osborne, along with his father, Daniel, and his brothers William and Otto, established and operated the Rocky Mountain Transportation Company, which boasted that it was the first automobile line to Estes Park, Co. The famed “Stanley Steamers”, invented by F.O. Stanley, were used by the Osbornes for their business.

A Voice of Colorado No. 208 Version 5.0:

The decision by THE AP STYLEBOOK to submit to partisan politics and require supposedly professional journalists to do the same demonstrates the corruption commonplace in much of the news media. But in this unfortunate decision and willingness to sacrifice credibility there exists the opportunity to introduce and follow a more objective and professional editorial standard.

THE AP STYLEBOOK, which is published by The Associated Press, in making this decision, has made it clear: It is not a professional document, nor is it objective. Examples of the bias motivated by partisan politics, included in the 2017 edition of the stylebook, include the following instruction: Writers are not use words or phrases deemed unacceptable and include “pro-life”, ‘migrant’, ‘refugee’, ‘Islamist’, and ‘terrorist’.

According to critics of AP such directions favor language that promotes social and political liberalism, and cite additional examples to make their argument. Writers are to use phrases such as “anti-abortion” instead of ‘pro-life’; ‘lone wolf’ or ‘attacker’ instead of ‘terrorist’ or ‘Islamist’.

Although some professional journalists may take offense to what amounts to censorship if they want their writing to appear in mainstream media they will submit to the policy and practice. Where the Associated Press and THE AP STYLEBOOK are concerned, bias takes precedent over professionalism.

Effectively immediately this blog will no longer consult or reference the Associated Press or THE AP STYLEBOOK, and will establish a stylebook and related guide which is undeniably more objective and professional than either the Associated Press or THE AP STYLEBOOK.

A Voice of Colorado No. 207 Version 5.0:

Washburn Station, established in 1864 by settler John Washburn, served as the beginnings of a new settlement in northern Colorado. In 1867, because of the settlement, John Douty built a flour mill near the stage station, and the new town was known as “Old Saint Louis” or ‘Big Thompson’. In 1874 a plat was filed for the community, with the name “Winona” – for John Washburn’s daughter, Winona.

The stage station did not last long because in 1869 The Transcontinental Railroad was undertaken and the need for long distance travel by stagecoach and wagon was eliminated.

“Old Saint Louis” remains within the boundaries of present-day Loveland, CO., by way of a street name.

A Voice of Colorado No. 206 Version 5.0:

As the cost of higher education in the State of Colorado continues to rise some efforts are being made to control or reduce relevant costs. But a recent decision by the University of Colorado College of Arts and Sciences has caused many to cry “foul” for more than one reason.

The University of Colorado is supposedly the flagship university in the State of Colorado, but decisions in recent years have provided reason for many to question its worth and value: The unrealistic expectation that student fees should continue to fund the athletic department, specifically the football team, now embroiled in yet another sex scandal involving a former coach for the football; the costs of programs which do not bring much if any credibility to the university overall, and relationships with organizations which have damaged the reputation of the university almost beyond repair.

IF the university wants to recover from its missteps it should either eliminate the athletic department entirely from the university or make it self-sustaining program of its own, funded through merchandising, broadcast rights, and ticket sales, and not dependent in any form or manner on funds derived of fees that otherwise burden students intent on getting a formal, proper, and worthwhile education.

IF the university wants to return to its original purpose it will shut down degree programs which do not contribute to the basic function of learning and acquisition of knowledge. For example, the College of Media, Communication and Information, which includes in its holdings the failed journalism program; discontinued previously because it was demonstrated to be a waste of resources – and which should be discontinued again because the failure that it is only serves to provide reason for defunding the entire university overall. As to the lofty title of the college – The College of Media, Communication and Information – it could easily be subtitled: Anti-American partisan political propaganda made easy. A subtitle supported by the relationship the University of Colorado has with Digital First Media, through its subsidiary, Prairie Mountain Media, whose C.E.O., is known for his undeniable hatred of America, as demonstrated by the anti-Semitism, racism, bigotry, prejudice, and hate speech that he allows on the Social Media platforms of the newspapers he oversees.

Because it is unlikely that the University of Colorado will divest itself financially of its athletic programs; because it is unlikely the University of Colorado will terminate and dismantle the College of Media, Communication and Information; and because the University of Colorado has chosen to pursue partisan politics instead of learning and knowledge which serve to advance and better humanity, the proposal to redefine higher education through the College of Arts and Science, framed currently with vagueness and an undeniable absence of specifics, must be considered suspect and questionable, and every decision made from today in every element and aspect of the University of Colorado must be approached with appropriate suspicion and doubt.

Until such time that the University of Colorado returns to its basic purpose and function where higher education is concerned, and until such time a clear explanation of the proposal in the College of Arts and Sciences is provided to student, faculty, and taxpayer in Colorado there is no reason to redefine, reorganize, or fund the University of Colorado in any form or manner.

A Voice of Colorado No. 205 Version 5.0:

In 1864 a stage station and bridge were established by John Washburn on his homestead, located roughly two miles downstream of Namaqua Station on The Big Thompson River – near the intersection of the river and present-day United States Highway 287. The name of the station was expected – Washburn Station.