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Commissioner's Corner

I pray all are well and will get to enjoy what should be a pleasant week of weather.  I enjoyed a nice weekend filled with a bit of work, attending the Air Force football game (which included a...

 

Still Some Good Things Happening

How wonderful it would be if we lived in a world of Peace, Love, Joy and Happiness. It would be great waking up to good news every day, or at least more often than what we encounter today. Who do we blame for so much disturbance? How much do we... Full story

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    October 18, 2017 

We All Say, I Love You...

I love pizza! (not really a huge fan of that pie myself) I love Mexican food! Or maybe you say You love a particular restaurant, like Taco Bell or maybe Applebee's. You may even say you love the team...

 

Our Community (and America) at its Best...

I witnessed something truly beautiful on Saturday, Sept. 29. I was present as our community's military and retired military residents and representatives came to gather to honor a fallen comrade. We f...

 

Inaugural Veteran of the Year Honoree is Leo F. Martinez

I pray all are well and enjoyed the first dusting of light snow to our area on Monday.    I am proud to announce that Leo F. Martinez is El Paso County Veterans Service Office's inaugural Veteran of the Year honoree.  His military career...

 

We Have Survived The Homecoming Drama Of The Female Teenager

The dress, the shoes or boots, the hair style, the right touch of makeup, and of course the right friends to go with. Our daughter had all day rehearsal followed by a wedding performance before she...

 

Why?

Once again our country has suffered a terrible, senseless, horrific tragedy, leaving us asking why? As we try to wrap our minds around why anyone would seek to harm so many innocent people, why an...

 

Taking A Look Back At How it all Began

This week as we observe this newspaper's 59th anniversary and the beginning of our 60th year of serving the local community, our thoughts turn first to how it all began and to our paper's... Full story

 

Fall Color, Creek Week and the County's Budget

I hope all are well and got to enjoy the few days of sun last weekend.  I did get out to see the turning colors of the aspens in the mountains, and this year I did remember to charge my camera...

 

Holy Cats Batman, it's October!!

I am in love with autumn, the cool crisp mornings and the lovely colors that are appearing all over. I had no idea that some of our prairie grass/weeds also change to a lovely deep burgundy and some a...

 
 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion    October 4, 2017

Rain, Rain Go Away

“Rain, Rain go away” and don’t come back. I imagine that’s what people in the path of Harvey and Irma might be saying. The people in the fire states would love to say, “Rain, Rain come...

 

On the Eve of Our 59th Anniversary

Your hometown newspaper team is excited to celebrate our 59th anniversary next week and the start of our 60th year of serving the local community!! We just wish our co-founders, H. Kay Larson and my...

 

Upcoming Events and Drafting a New Budget

I hope all are well and enjoying the start of autumn.  I wanted to highlight a few county events and our upcoming efforts to draft the new budget. A large portion of our time over the next two...

 

Suicide Prevention Month

The following information is from the Peak Military Care Network newsletter. I received permission from Kate Hatten, a friend and CEO of the organization, to reprint this as it is very important to...

 

Do You Remember When?

In 1977 in Fountain, there was one fire station, across from a store and gas station (now home of Coke’s Diner.) Loaf ‘N Jug was located next to it, near where Family Dollar is. There was a garage/gas station that Rayco took over after a fire or... Full story

 

Maybe There Is A Better Way To Get The Message Heard, Without Disrespecting The Very Symbol

I am recouping from a wonderful trip to Estes Park, what a beautiful haven in the mountains. The Aspens were clapping and flashing their hues of Autumn ever so gloriously. We went with a group of... Full story

 

Thanks for Helping Make YOUR Hometown Newspaper What it is...

I want to start off this week by expressing our thanks to long-time Fountain resident and a dear friend of ours, Barbara Lynette for sharing photos with us Tuesday morning that she took right in... Full story

 

Happy Birthday to the Air Force, Our Constitution

I hope all enjoyed a nice week.  I had a good one, as I commemorated a few historical anniversaries and a birthday.  This past week we acknowledged Constitution Day, and the 70th anniversary of the... Full story

 

Living On The Range...

"Home, Home on the Range, Where the Deer and the Antelope play. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word. And the sky is not cloudy all day." This song rings in my head nearly every day as I look...

 

Opioid Use in Colorado

Opioid related deaths are decreasing in Colorado but not nearly enough. According to a March 2017 report published by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, in 2015...

 

A Journey Into the Life of Colorado's Wild Mustangs

I've been around horses all of my life, as far back as I can remember. When I turned 11, I got my first horse and have had them ever since, to include Appaloosas, Quarter Horses and Paints. My favorit... Full story

 

Tell Congress to Oppose Budget Proposals That Threaten Wild Horses! 

I was lucky enough to have seen a few of Karen Johnson's wild mustang photos through her Facebook page, and I just have to say, her photo journey to visit the wild horses of Sand Wash Basin is beyond... Full story

 

Water Update

Last Thursday I met with Mr. Otis L. Hicks, Director, Environmental Policy & Programs, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Environment, Safety, and Infrastructure to discuss...

 

Let Us Never Forget

This past week, the country united in remembering the events of 9/11. Let us never forget to remember the fallen from that day in 2001, and indeed, an entire nation that was affected. And in light of... Full story

 

Harvey, Irma and 911, We Can Replace the Stuff

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been bad news to all in their paths. Lives have sadly been lost, houses demolished and personal items blown or washed away. Such horrific acts of nature remind us that... Full story

 

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