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A Voice of Colorado No. 253 Version 5.0:

One of the best known architects in the Larimer County, CO. area in the latter part of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was Montezuma Fuller, whose output was prolific.

Among his credits was The Halley House, at 302 East Magnolia Street in Fort Collins, CO., which was built in in 1901.

A Voice of Colorado No. 248 Version 5.0:

The Ward II City Council race in Loveland, CO. has taken form with the seat being vacated by Joan Shaffer. At least one candidate has announced intentions to pursue the position, another has expressed interest, and a third said that she may withdraw to support another candidate – if they choose to run.

Business owner Jacki Marsh, who previously announced her plan to run, has made it known that she will withdraw her candidacy to support Kathi Wright if Wright chooses to run – an announcement she has not publically made to date.

Gail Snyder, who describes herself as pro-business and a fiscal conservative, may then have competition for the elected position from Kathi Wright, who describes herself as more liberal on most issues.

Snyder announced her candidacy August 8, 2017, and submitted completed petitions the following day. The signatures were verified August 9, 2017, and Snyder subsequently accepted the nomination. Her presumed opponent, Wright, has said she has begun collecting signatures, but has not completed an affidavit of candidacy and has not turned in required petitions.

Gail Snyder and her husband, Bob Snyder, own the Bob Snyder Insurance Agency, a Farmer’s Insurance office, in Loveland, and have done so for seventeen years. In their business much effort has been committed to understanding the Affordable Healthcare Act – an attribute she says demonstrates her ability to find solutions to complex problems. She has also made it known that she wants to retain the individuality of Loveland and not become another Boulder or Fort Collins.

Kathi Wright, who may run for the same position, has worked for the City of Loveland for thirteen years. She moved to Loveland in 1978 and has several reasons for her possible run, citing diversity, alienation by a growing number of people who live in Loveland, jobs and housing, and children.

Currently Jacki Marsh is running for the Ward II seat, but has made it known she will step aside if her friend, Kathi Wright, runs. Marsh, the owner of Rabbask Designs in Loveland, had completed the requirements to run for office before learning of Wright’s possible intentions. If Wright does not run she will continue her pursuit, with an emphasis on accountability.

A Voice of Colorado No. 247 Version 5.0:

Montezuma Fuller, born November 13, 1858 in King’s County, Nova Scotia, was an American architect known in Fort Collins, CO. in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries for his work, much of which remains intact and in use, with many listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places, including:

• The Peter Anderson House, at 300 South Howes Street in Fort Collins, CO.
• The First United Presbyterian Church, at 400 East 4th Street in Loveland, CO.
• The Montezuma-Fuller House, at 226 West Magnolia Street in Fort Collins, CO.
• The Kissock Block Building, located at 115-121 East Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins, CO.
• The McHugh-Andrews House, at 202 Remington Street in Fort Collins, CO.
• The Mosman House, at 324 East Oak Street in Fort Collins, CO.

Additional projects include structures throughout Larimer County, CO.:
• The D.M. May House, in Ault, CO. (Built in 1903)
• The August and Alvina Koeper Farmhouse on the Bingham Homestead, in the vicinity of Bellvue, CO. (Built in 1903)
• The United Brethren Church, in Berthoud, CO. (Built in 1904)
• Remodeling of a barn into a lab and science classroom on the campus of the Fort Collins Colorado Agricultural College (Now known as Colorado State University). (The project took place in 1883, and was eventually demolished.)

Fuller acquired much of his knowledge and experience by working for local contractors, starting in 1880. From this he became known as a carpenter and builder, and developed a sound reputation as an architect, despite the lack of formal training in the field.

Montezuma Fuller died in 1925 from stomach cancer.

A Voice of Colorado No. 173 Version 5.0:

In 1965, as the population of Loveland, CO. and surrounding areas continued to grow and the demand for electricity exceed capability Loveland, Fort Collins, Longmont, and Estes Park joined together to establish a generation and transmission facility, forming The Platte River Municipal Power Association. It would be renamed the Platte River Power Authority.

A Voice of Colorado No. 156 Version 5.0:

Shortly after I starting writing for this blog and having made my presence known, I received an e-mail from an individual who wrote that they lived in northern Colorado, and wanted to know if I had plans to “show the big boys how it should be done”, meaning was it my intention to provide competition to the newspapers in northern Colorado.

I politely responded that my plan and intention were to write about the State of Colorado from the perspective of a Coloradan, and do so within the context of a blog. In other words: The expressing of subjective opinion on a variety of subjects, topics, and issues relevant to Colorado.

Despite this declaration a growing number of e-mails have come to me asking that I go head-to-head with the newspapers referenced as well as others in Colorado which have failed to do their jobs properly.

As some followers and supporters of this effort know a change was recently made regarding the output: The number of posts published increased from one to two a day. It will remain at two posts per day until such time that the number of followers reaches a specific benchmark. I will not reveal that number, but should it be reached the numbers of posts published daily will increase to four per day.

Like many others I am a consumer of information, gleaned from a number of resources. Through trial and error I have determined which sources can be relied on to provide credible, valuable, and worthwhile information. Like some I keep a list of outlets to consult and a list of outlets not to consult in order to make the most of time committed to the undertaking. By way of this record-keeping practice I have come to the conclusion that a growing number of supposedly professional news organizations in the State of Colorado cannot and should not be relied upon for the presentation of Colorado-oriented news. Again, my opinion is an opinion shared by many others, who daily send e-mails asking that I write and publish more about stories in Colorado because much of the news media in the Centennial State have failed to do their jobs properly.

The requests made have been noted, and as resources – time – allow I will address them here.

On the subject of changes made here starting today another change will be implemented. As many followers of this blog have noted Social Media has great potential, but overall, like much of the news media, has failed to realize its potential. Therefore, in order to make the most of Social Media today begins a new chapter where Social Media is concerned: Social Media platforms that include Facebook, Twitter, Disqus that allow their technologies to be used for the detriment of humanity will be blocked at the individual level. Social Media platforms that are used for the advancement, betterment, and fulfillment of the human race will be championed and showcased. The simple method for the distinction will be achieved by way of the block function all of them offer.

Theoretically, like lists kept this practice should result in more worthwhile information sources and content.

Today is Independence Day in the United States of America. Today a declaration for independence for the individual, freedom from anti-American rhetoric perpetuated by the not-so objective news media is made.

A Voice of Colorado No. 121 Version 5.0:

The settlement St. Louis, which preceded Loveland, CO., was considered for the county seat of Larimer County, but lost out to Fort Collins, then a military camp established to protect, among other interests, the Overland Stage Line.

A Voice of Colorado No. 71 Version 5.0:

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