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Nothing Negative Intended in Last Week's Article

I must apologize for failing to cite the references I used in my recent article on education. The ratings I used came from a site called Niche. You can check them out at https:www.... Full story

 By Rick Manning    Opinion    August 16, 2017 

Reflecting on Charlottesville and Chicago, All Lives Are Created Equal

On Monday, Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on violence in Charlottesville, Va. And Chicago, Ill. over the weekend: A thirty-four year old usher at the Friendship Baptist Church in Chicago...

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    August 16, 2017 

We Have Stopped Being the UNITED

When I look into your eyes, I see love... creation... life... forgiveness... immeasurable pain... immense joy... I may even see God in your eyes. But never have I looked in another soul's eyes and...


Favorites Things

How do you know something is your favorite thing? What dictates it? Is it Fad? Fashion? Media? The cool kids? Famous people? Availability? Peers? Will it endure through the years? Who or what influenc...


Colorado Education; Then and Now

I've taken a long break from legislative duties this summer attending graduations in Illinois, a family reunion in Myrtle Beach and three weeks at the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education for... Full story


Preparing For A New School Year

As we start to reach the end of summer and we see the start of a new school year, I hope most of, if not all of you were able to enjoy some summer fun locally, or on vacation with your friends and... Full story


Mamma Funk (A Mother's Woes)

It is a bleak Monday morning. Kind of drizzly and wet. My youngest girl child started her first day as a sophomore. It made my gut feel funny as I said goodbye to my grown young woman who just...

 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion    August 9, 2017

The Days of Summer

It's happening. Summer vacation is getting shorter and shorter. I remember when summer vacation started Memorial Day* weekend and went through Labor Day. Yes, I am showing my age. I think it is time... Full story


Saluting our Purple Heart Recipients!!

Please join us, as we join with the Fountain City Council, in honoring all of our local Purple Heart recipients this coming week. At last week's city council meeting, the council proclaimed Aug. 7 as... Full story


Update on Local Water Issues

I hope all are having a good week.  As I mentioned last week, I wanted to provide an update on the PFOS/PFOA drinking water situation.  I'll start by highlighting that since last year, all water... Full story


The Story of My Life...

As I sit there this morning, the sun is just beginning to lend itself to the day and it is stunning. All sunrises in Colorado are, and I have come to expect nothing less than this amazing beauty on a...


Congrats to our "Crown Jewel" on its 25th!

It is hard to believe our beloved Fountain Creek Nature Center, referred to by many here as the Fountain Valley's "crown jewel," is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week! It is certainly a... Full story


Commissioner's Corner

Good day.  I hope all are enjoying a nice week.  El Paso County is inviting everyone to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fountain Creek Nature Center at a free open house on Saturday,... Full story

 By Jim Skadden    Opinion    July 26, 2017

An Open Letter about Rampart Range Sertoma to the Friends of the Pikes Peak Region

An Open Letter about Rampart Range Sertoma to the Friends of the Pikes Peak Region Rampart Range Rotary Club loves this area and we work to make it better. We need your help. We give dictionaries to third graders in many schools in our area. Their... Full story


Thanks for Community Services You Provide

I want to say “Thank You” to our “Hometown Community Newspaper”! You keep us informed on what is going on with many different things and events in our area. Also, many do not know that regarding the “What’s Happening” segment, you... Full story

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 26, 2017

Alaska's Revenge

To see all the pictures related to this story click the highlighted link below: Well, we are all...


Update About Local Well Water Issues And Related Open House

Good day, I hope all are enjoying a nice week thus far.  I wanted to get out information regarding an update on the PFOS and PFOA issues with our local well water.   El Paso County, local... Full story


Update on Fountain's Current Water Situation

I wanted to give you a brief update on our current water situation. I also want to stress that if it wasn’t for the forward thinking by previous leadership both on staff and council we would be in... Full story


An Open Letter from School District Eight

To the Fountain Community, We very much appreciate the partnership and collaboration between the school district and our local paper. The Fountain Valley News is critical to our community and helps support our students by keeping you informed of... Full story


GROW Act Prevents Water Mismanagement

I issued the following statement regarding H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act: "As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water, Power & Oceans, I am pleased to see that this... Full story

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 19, 2017

Miss Doris and Bus Driver...

Editor's Note: This week we are printing one of our favorite "Oh My Word" columns from last summer. While my son was home on leave we decided to run away with him to the Royal Gorge in the RV and... Full story


112th El Paso County Fair

Good day.  I wanted to highlight the County Fair in Calhan this week.  I am looking forward to enjoying another great week of activities like I have the past several years, but this will be my firs...


Supporting the 2018 NDAA

June 30, 2017 I recently participated in the 14-hour markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which then was to be sent to the full House for consideration. "The NDAA is the main...

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 12, 2017

You Would Think My Phone Service Has To Come From Australia

Well, the stories from Australia keep coming in. Spiders the size of an adult hand. Pancakes on the beach. Holding a koala bear. Along with a gazillion pictures of flowers, kangaroos and joeys,...


Vaudeville I

Sometimes, it doesn't pay to get out of bed, and last week was a perfect example. After several years of dealing with Parkinson's Disease (PD's) twisted sense of humor, I'm used to the way it messes...


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