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Continue to Let Your Voice Be Heard!!

As I write this, we are only hours away from the closing of election season. However the election turns out, remember, there is still much more you can do beyond casting your vote! In many ways, that...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    November 7, 2018 

A Day to Honor Our Veterans

On May 13, 1938, Congress, commemorating the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany, passed an Act, (52 Stat. 351, 5 U.S. Code, Sec. 87a), recognizing the 11th of November as a legal...

 

The Tone of Our Free Speech

by Glenn Mollette Words can heal or words can kill. Words can build up or tear down. They can make people glad or make people mad.  We like to be able to use words in America and use them freely....

 

Happy Veterans Day

I pray all are having a nice week and that you enjoy the upcoming holiday.  As an Air Force retiree, I always look forward to Veterans Day and hope you get to commemorate it with your veteran...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    November 7, 2018 

Sir Oreo

Right now, my Annie (our Chiweenie) is cowering at my feet for we have let pure evil into our home. Godzilla (our teacup Chihuahua) is curled up in his bed hoping to remain unnoticed by said pure...

 

Let Your Voice Be Heard!!!

After what has felt like one of the longest campaign seasons in history, the time is now- please let your voice be heard and vote!!! No matter your stance or choice of candidates, now is the time to...

 

Health

As the ranking member of the Colorado State House Committee on Public Health and Human Services, I frequently attend meetings and seminars on related topics. Recently I was at the El Paso County...

 

Please Vote!

Hello, I hope all are well and enjoyed a nice week and stayed warm during the couple of cold, wet days.  I wanted to start this week's article with a last reminder to vote, as well as comment on our...

 

Hair Day

I am three cups into my morning pot of coffee and I am remembering a time this past month where I felt so free, so carefree, so lighthearted, but also so very naked. I get my hair done, as most of us...

 

Seeking Public Comment

Good day.  I hope all are well.  I want to use this week's article to continue to remind everyone to vote, and to also request feedback on county stormwater.        El Paso County is seeking...

 

Thankful For TABOR

By Michael Fields, Colorado Rising Action Executive Director Wonder why ballots are so long in Colorado? Part of the reason is because of the Colorado Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR). This...

 

What Amendment 74 is Really About

By Tony Gagliardi, NFIB Colorado State Director Most people in Colorado don't know the government can take up to 90 percent of the value of your property without compensating you for your loss....

 

Colorful

Oh my word, don't you just love this time of year? I saw a woman on a motorcycle the other day at the gas station in a big fluffy fuchsia tutu and neon green leggings, of course she had a helmet on fo...

 

Local Candidate Profiles to be Featured in Next Week's Issue

It's been announced that El Paso County's ballots for the Nov. 6 election were mailed earlier this week. We certainly hope everyone will take their time to educate themselves about the candidates and...

 

Amendments Y and Z

Both of these amendments are designed to do away with the partisan re-arrangement of voting districts we experience every 10 years. You may have heard the term "gerrymandering." Gerrymandering refers...

 

Ballots are in the Mail 

I hope all are well and enjoying a nice week.  I want to remind everyone to vote in the coming election and am including information this week from our County Clerk & Recorder›s office...

 

Baboons!

When our kids are toddlers we are told to get down on the floor and crawl around to see the world from their perspective and clear away any hazards in your home that they might find. Well, I have...

 

Ballots to be Mailed

I pray all are having a nice week.  I wanted to remind everyone about the great privilege we have to participate in our government, and ask that all participate in voting in our upcoming election on...

 

Vets and Votes- Why It's Important

In the next few weeks two important events will take place. Ballots and Veteran's Day! You should know by now how much work I've done to help our Vets. I honor, respect, and APPRECIATE them every day....

 

CAPITOL REVIEW

Every 10 years, Colorado must redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative district lines to ensure equal population. And every 10 years, Republicans and Democrats wind up in a costly...

 

Fountain-Fort Carson and Widefield School Boards Support Amendment 73

By District 8 School Board President Lori Kimball and District 3 School Board President Charron Schoenberger On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 (FFC8) Board...

 

Hunt He Must...

This morning I woke up at dark thirty and at the dining table sat Old Man sipping a cup of coffee. This is not how our mornings usually look on Saturdays. I am often awake and he sleeps until 7 or 8...

 

"We" are 60!!!

I must say my heart is filled with pride this week as we celebrate the newspaper's 60th anniversary (which is today) and begin our 61st year of serving the Fountain Valley community. I only wish our...

 

Fall Colors

I hope all are doing great and enjoying the cooling climate of fall.  I enjoyed a wonderful time this past weekend checking out the changing colors of the aspen leaves up in the mountains.  It was...

 

THE SPLENDOR OF FALL IN COLORADO...

This past weekend El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez took this beautiful photo of horses taking in the sunshine with a backdrop of changing colors in the trees....

 

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