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God bless America.

I hope all had a great Independence Day last week. I enjoyed a full day of fun events including starting the day at the Security Fire Department's 4th of July pancake breakfast. It is always great to... Full story

 

Old Man and the Mountain... The Stuff of Legends...

You have heard of legends before, Big Foot, Nessie, Chupacabra. Then there are the fun ones of a fella who breaks into your house while you are sleeping and leaves toys and candy for little kids...

 
 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion    July 10, 2019 

Unmet Expectations

Unmet expectations are most often the root of all anger. I heard Dr. Phil give that as a definition of anger years ago and it stuck with me. Unstated, Unmet Expectations I would go one step further...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    July 3, 2019

Facts About the 4th You May Not Have Known

Every year we celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, parades, picnics and barbecues. Each year, approximately 150 million hot dogs and 700 million pounds of chicken are consumed on this day. And...

 

Western Heritage Events 

I hope all are well and enjoy a great Independence Day. This week I want to mention two upcoming, and much loved, Western Heritage events occurring in July.  First up is the 79th annual Pikes Peak or...

 
 By GLENN MOLLETTE    Opinion    July 3, 2019

July 4th and the American Spirit

The Fourth of July is here and all Americans hopefully will embrace the day without fear, total liberation and the American spirit.    Nik and Lijana Wallenda on Sunday night, June 23 in crazy,...

 

Celebrate Your Community on Independence Day!

By Quint Studer, author of Building a Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping America As I go about my work of helping communities revitalize and reinvent themselves, I often get t...

 

Topic: Human Biosolid Waste Contaminating the Soil

This week I want to tell you about a coalition leader I met in Boston at the 2nd National PFAS Conference. An Amazing Coalition Leader (name withheld for privacy) who lives in Alabama where they are...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 3, 2019

Our Guests Had a Great Visit...

Our guests from Illinois with the silent "s" have come and gone. We went to the Royal Gorge, and to the summit of Pikes Peak (yes, the donuts are SOOO good!) We also took them to some of our favorite...

 
 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion    July 3, 2019

Extraordinary is in the Details

Extraordinary is in the details not the grand gestures. I love a romantic movie where the hero slays a dragon to save his beautiful princess and they fall madly in love. Que the sunset scene. But . ....

 

Let's Be "Fire Safe"

I hope all are doing great this week. I have just a couple of short updates, but wanted to make sure I got the reminders out again this week. As I mentioned last week, work has indeed started at the...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 26, 2019

So Many Thoughts...

As I sit here to write I am flooded with subject matter and my brain is struggling to sort it out enough to pick one and only one to tell you about... Or can I let you see my crazy? Can I trust you...

 
 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion    June 26, 2019

Creating Excellence

"How can I change my relationship from ordinary to extraordinary?" The young woman asking the question was sincere, but I wondered would she appreciate the answer and be willing to implement changes...

 

Input Sought for El Paso County Master Plan Revision

I hope all are having a nice day, and all the dads out there enjoyed a wonderful Father's Day this past Sunday.  God bless you for all you do for your families and our community.     I wanted to...

 

Dog Dude!

Uggggg, one of the worst things an editor can do is spell someone's name wrong, or refer to them incorrectly. We strive so hard to be correct and have our information right in the news we bring you....

 

A Climate of "Let Me Help You" is What Citizens Want and Deserve From City Council

I'm beyond being surprised at the manner in which council speaks down to the citizens.  After a citizen contacted me and shared information about the discussion (and I use the term "discussion"...

 

Monthly Meeting is Thursday: Guest Speakers to be from CDPHE

Our next meeting is this Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. sharp, (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Security Fire Station #1, 400 Security Blvd., in the basement (usual location.)  Our guest speakers are...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 19, 2019

Happy Birthday to My Pink Baby Girl

It is the wee early hour of Tuesday The 18th of June as I write this. The sky has a lovely blue and pinkish hue to it as the moon gives way to the sun. I am both reminiscent and grateful as I sip on...

 

Bless You Dog Guy!

The last two weeks has been one of the hardest times of my life, since losing my precious doggie Micah. I wrote about losing him in part of an editorial and received such an overwhelming response...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    June 12, 2019

Harmful to Colorado? You Decide!

As in most things in life, legislation, being good or bad, is in the eye of the beholder. Or, more appropriately, the voter. Below are bills that passed that I think are especially bad for Colorado....

 

Recent Events

I hope all are well and enjoying a nice day.  I wanted to highlight a couple of events I attended this past week and also provide an update on the Old Pueblo Road bridge repair project (I'll update...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 12, 2019

My Songbird Went to the Big Apple

So, my little girl went to New York City and had a great time... She saw all the things one expects to see while visiting The Big Apple. She saw the Broadway production of Lion King and afterwards...

 

Way to Go Ladies!!!

This week, it is my pleasure to salute some very special lady grads from the class of 2019!! I have watched the first two (Rayshel and Jaya) grow and blossom into beautiful young ladies since they...

 

Bills That Didn't Make It to the Governor's Desk, Part 2

As promised, below are the last three bills that the legislature killed this session. We may see these come back in a different form this next session so keep your eyes open. First was the Cigarette...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 5, 2019

My Songbird

These past few weeks have been just plum crazy around my neck of the woods. My teenage daughter, as I have mentioned before, sings with Colorado Springs Children's Chorale (CSCC) in the Summit...

 

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