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A Voice of Colorado No. 381 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 accomplishments was the Chris and Alice Thompson House, in Fort Collins, CO., which was built in 1924 – 1925.

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A Voice of Colorado No. 380 Version 5.0:

The (Un)Affordable Health Care Act continues to take its toll on residents in the State of Colorado, specifically in eastern Colorado, which will see an average increase of thirty-four percent increase across all individual health insurance plans. Some eastern Colorado counties will see increase on the few plans offered there accurately described as “massive” or ‘obscene’: In Logan County the eleven plans offered will see an average increase of fifty-one percent. The reason for the dramatic increase is because the six bronze plans offered will go up fifty-five percent in 2018.

Not a word of explanation from elected officials in the State of Colorado or at the federal level. Not an indication from any elected official at the federal or state level for this inexcusable increase and expression of failure and incompetence.

Logan County residents are not alone. In Phillips County individual health insurance plans will see an average increase of 40.4 percent across the twelve plans offered. In Washington County there will be an average increase of 53.7 percent across the ten plans offered. Yuma County will experience an average increase of 37.6 percent for the twelve plans offered.

Meanwhile politicians that include Democrat John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennett propose self-serving solutions that are nothing more than variations on the existing failure. Mr. Hickenlooper is term-limited. Mr. Bennett is not, and should be removed from office immediately through recall or impeachment.

A Voice of Colorado No. 379 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 accomplishments was the N.C. Garbutt House, located at 703 West Mountain Avenue, in Fort Collins, CO. It was built in 1901.

A Voice of Colorado No. 378 Version 5.0:

A group in Longmont, CO., which calls itself “Sustainable Resilient Longmont”, wants the city leaders to commit to making the city become 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. The organization is asking the current mayor, Dennis Coombs – who will be leaving office come the November 7, 2017 election – to leave a legacy by proclaiming that the city will have a 100 percent renewable energy commitment.

Mr. Coombs was quoted as saying that he will not sign such a commitment on the behalf of the city because of the cost passed on to ratepayers in order to achieve such a goal. He was also quoted as saying that it may be possible for the city to achieve a goal of having 70 to 80 percent of the city’s energy requirement come from solar, wind, and hydroelectric resources at some point in the future. But a goal of 100 percent is unrealistic because the other shareholders in the Platte River Power Authority (P.R.P.A.), which include Fort Collins, Estes Park, and Loveland, would have to pay five to ten times more than what they are currently paying for electricity. A cost neither private citizen or business can readily afford.

It was also noted that Mr. Coombs, as mayor, does not have the legal authority to commit the city to such a goal. Such authority would have to come from the seven-member Longmont City Council..

Mr. Coombs, also a member of the Platte River Power Authority board of directors, indicated he would sign the proclamation to satisfy interested parties but it would lack legal and contractual elements to make it valid or binding. The leader of the Sustainable Resilient Longmont’s effort said the signature would be the first step toward realizing their desired goal, and would save long term.

Alternative energy sources have a place in the overall energy portfolio, but attempting to make them primary sources instead of existing sources such as gas, coal, and oil is not a realistic undertaking.

A Voice of Colorado No. 377 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 accomplishments was the George Oschner House in Fort Collins, CO., which was built in 1920.

A Voice of Colorado No. 376 Version 5.0:

Health insurance plans on Colorado’s individual market will be, on average, thirty-four percent higher in 2018 than they were in 2017. The Denver area and eastern Colorado will see the highest increases. It is an undeniable fact that that the (Un)Affordable Health Care Act is a failure and a disaster with far-reaching consequences.

And not one elected official in the State of Colorado or at the federal level of government has done anything to date to stop this from happening and has done nothing to offer a realistic solution to the problem that continues to grow.

That said, as many Coloradans look for ways to cut costs and save money to pay for health insurance premiums for policies that are all but worthless and useless, a curious event is taking place: People are cancelling subscriptions to newspapers in Colorado and turning to resources such as this one.

To each and every one of you I say: Hello, and thank you for your support. I will work hard to make this blog worth your time.

A Voice of Colorado No. 375 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 accomplishments was the B.F. Hottel House, located at Remington and East Magnolia, in Fort Collins, CO., which was built in 1901.