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 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion    May 23, 2018 

Memorial Day Activities

I wanted to start off by reminding everyone about the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.  Let us keep in our prayers those brave men and women service members who have given their lives for our country t...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    May 23, 2018 

Memorial Day. Flags and Poppies

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was first celebrated on May 5, 1868 to honor those Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. At that time the Grand Army of the Republic, a...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 23, 2018 

Rural Roads and Wildlife

As many of you know, I live rather rurally and as a result I share my property with many critters. I also share the dirt roads with most of them as well. I have shared with you about the jackrabbits...

 

Are We Going To Wait Till It's Our Kids?

ANOTHER SCHOOL SHOOTING, WHY ARE METAL DETECTORS NOT IN OUR SCHOOLS??? I had a BIG sign in the front door of my business starting the day of the Florida High School Shooting... it Read: MAKE OUR...

 

Duane Greenwood Was A Public Servant of the Old-School Type

I was saddened to read in a very short obituary of the recent death of Duane Greenwood. It seemed like so little notice for a man who had served our community with integrity and in a true spirit of...

 

EPA Chooses to Protect DoD and Industry from "PR Nightmare" Rather Than Protecting People From Poisonous Chemicals in Drinking Water

Recently released EPA emails documented their decision to suppress the truth about PFAS exposure. PFAS are the chemicals in the drinking water supply of over 60,000 El Paso County residents. ATSDR,...

 

Youth Fishing Derby is This Saturday

I hope all are well and enjoying the spring season, and that you enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day weekend.  We have the county-hosted fishing tournament for kids this Saturday, and the first constructi...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    May 16, 2018

2018 Legislative Wrap-up

The 2018 General Assembly opened with positive expectations. Expectations that – finally, this year – our crumbling infrastructure could be addressed and that funding for education could be...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 16, 2018

The Most Precious Mother's Day Gifts

When you read this, it will be well after Mother's Day, but as I write it is in fact, Mother's Day 2018. Mother's Day is a special day, always ranking high on the family occasion list, when you all...

 

Saluting All Moms

This week I have the pleasure of getting to wish all of the moms out there a beautiful and lovely Mother's Day weekend. I hope everyone will take the time to honor and celebrate the special ladies in...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

This May 13 many of you will take the day to honor your Mother. Others of us will remember our Mothers and recall holidays spent together. But how many of us will know why? While we recognize...

 

Water Updates $25 Million Appropriated for Local Water Issues

I hope all are well and get to enjoy a wonderful Mother’s Day this Sunday.  This week I wanted to provide a couple of local water updates I have recently received.   Last week I attended a PFOS/PFOA update to Senator Bennet regarding the...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 9, 2018

I do love Saturdays.

This past Saturday was particularly booked, the "Mom Has No Life And No Option Taxi Service" had a full day scheduled and as the sole owner and operator I had to gear up. I woke early as my men of...

 
 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Reconciliation Takes Two

Forgiveness takes one. Reconciliation takes two. Recently, I unintentionally hurt someone. They brought it to my attention and I immediately apologized. All of this happened via email. What an awful...

 
 By Glenn Mollette    Opinion    May 2, 2018

When Barbara Bush Said Damn

I've always admired Barbara Bush. Like millions of others I was saddened to hear about her declining health and then recent death. Many television tributes and well deserved accolades have been...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    May 2, 2018

Fort Carson's Response to Fires

After the first of the recent fires in our area, I contacted the Ft. Carson garrison commander's office to find out what they were doing to mitigate fires that result from live-fire exercises on the...

 

Town Hall for Hanover area Tentatively set for May 14

I hope all are well and had a nice weekend. I was able to attend the baptism of a friend's son on Saturday and enjoyed the beautiful weather on Sunday with a pleasant afternoon walk. I am hopeful we...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 2, 2018

Sing on Baby Girl!

Oh my word!! I have a 15-year-old daughter who is turning 16 this summer. Do you have any idea what that has meant? This is the same daughter who went to Australia last year and is going to be going...

 

From Tragedy Faith Rises

This week I want to thank everyone who has come forward in response to the 117 fire that destroyed homes, barns, vehicles and worse yet- claimed the lives of animals and wildlife in the Hanover area...

 

Fire Danger

I unfortunately begin by having to again highlight our dangerous fire season.  I and our community give thanks to all those firefighters, regional and state partners, and volunteers who combated the...

 

A Day Full of Traditions

This May 5, people from all over the world will flock to Louisville, Kentucky to celebrate the longest continuously run sporting event in the United States. Known as "The Greatest Two Minutes in...

 

Hail the American Meal!

Do you remember the scene in A Christmas Story where Ralphie's little brother shows his mom 'how the piggies eat'? Well, right before that scene he is grumbling, "Meatloaf, beetloaf, ucky yucky meatlo... Full story

 

Colorado Journalism Matters!!!

In observance of Colorado Journalism Week, today I salute all who are dedicated to excellence in journalism, especially everyone who helps make this newspaper possible each and every week! On behalf...

 

Committed to Veteran's

I was honored to receive the United Veteran Committee's (UVC) "State Distinguished Legislator" award at their annual banquet on April 8th. At this same event Senator Lambert (R) of Colorado Springs,...

 

Thanks to Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine for Years of Dedicated Service to the Community

I wanted to start this week off by thanking Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine for his decades-long leadership and dedication to our Fountain Valley community.  Chief Anstine has announced he will be...

 

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