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What's the reason for four "no" votes on Kane Ranch?

I attended the Council meeting when there was discussion to de-annex the 2400 acre Kane Ranch property from the City of Fountain. I just read Mr. Gordon Rick's letter to the editor,... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

Serious and fun updates

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoying the warm weather which is great for getting out. Unfortunately, the warm weather, winds, and lack of moisture have contributed to what... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion 

Closing actions of the session

The Senate and the House were going back and forth on the Fentanyl Bill right up until the waning minutes of the 2022 session. Earlier I had recorded a "yes" vote for the Senate... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

What's a little raw meat between family? And other windy tales...

Temperatures are rising and you would think we are well on our way to some beautiful spring and summer days full of garden prepping and planting. We should be able to linger on our... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

Clarification on vote for Kane Ranch de-annexation

My background is in business.  I was in businesses for 22 years.  And in businesses you deal with a lot of contracts.  A contract is between two parties that states what each... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

Dr. Kelly the best qualified candidate for coroner

During my time as a chaplain assistant in the Army, I had the honor of being part of the healing process for many families of fallen soldiers. I looked grieving mothers and widows... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Liz Rosenbaum    Opinion

Accountability, not compromise

Six years ago, a major crime was discovered in our communities, a crime that had been occurring since the 1970s when the chemical companies lied to consumers about the... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

I'm available, and council meetings are always open

I felt the need to respond to Gary Rasmussen's letter ("Council members should pound the pavement," May 4, 2022). The quote was taken out of context. The discussion was about... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

Busy Parks Department

Good day. I hope all are enjoying a nice start to your week. I enjoyed a great time helping to co-host lunch (along with prime food sponsor that day, Papa Murphy's) at the Family... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion

Environmental regulations on building construction

HB-1362 BUILDING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, as in how buildings and building products affect greenhouse gas emissions. This bill, when passed, imposes state requirements on what has... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

Lamborn statement on Roe v. Wade draft decision

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Doug Lamborn issued the following statement in response to unconfirmed reports Monday from the Supreme Court indicating that a majority of Supreme... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Let me paint you a picture

As if by magic... as I sat down to write, it started sprinkling for a few minutes... any little bit is so needed right now! My week has been dry and beige as usual, with one... — Updated 5/3/2022

 

Many questions about the PFAS discovered in ponds

The Colorado Sun published a story April 22 about the PFAS chemical that was found in Willow Springs water. According to the story the water was tested in the summer and fall of... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By Gary Rasmussen    Opinion

Council members should pound the pavement

Twenty-thousand of city of Fountain taxpayers' money will be sent to have a stranger come to your door to ask you about Fountain ballot issues. Because a Fountain City Council... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By Mary Bradfield    Opinion

Rebuttal to Water Coalition

In response to the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition, I am still on HB22-1345 and it has moved to the Senate after passing in the House. Sorry to have missed the 15 lobbyists fr... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By Liz Rosenbaum    Opinion

Some shameful news to report

Up until last week the combined efforts of young children, six environmental advocacy groups, and several trips to our Denver Capitol by local residents to ban PFAS in consumer... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By GLENN MOLLETTE    Opinion

Be sure to honor Mom while you still can

Celebrate Mother’s Day anyway you can but don’t miss the opportunity to honor mom. The opportunities pass us by. While mom is alive is the time to do something for her. Too... — Updated 5/3/2022

 

Cooking up some fun!

Good day, all. With all this recent wind and warm weather, I encourage all to be extra vigilant in practicing smart fire safety in our outdoor activities. This week I want to let... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion

Collective bargaining for county employees

A big bill that hasn't received much public attention but of great interest to your county commissioners, sheriffs and the rest of the county elected officials is SB22-230. With a... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion

Good bills that should have passed (but didn't)

As we approach the final rush of bills, this might be a good time to look at a few that died a quick and undeserved death. In the good bill that should have passed category was my... — Updated 4/26/2022

 

County taking PFAS seriously

Good day, I hope all are well. This week I want to focus on just one topic, related to a state-sponsored report regarding one of our local ponds (three ponds throughout the state... — Updated 4/26/2022

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Royal bean juice!

I don't know if you have noticed like I have, that certain brands of coffee have been missing sporadically from grocery store shelves. I have no answers for you, it is merely an obs... — Updated 4/26/2022

 
 By Ken Lippincott    Opinion

Pray for Snow!

Absolutely! Pray for snow...pray that we get a substantial amount of moisture between now and mid-June. Pray that our water storage will be at capacity before summer. This includes... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion

Update on the numbers, fentanyl bill, and a resolution honoring veterans

Three weeks until the end of the session; yes, we are all counting, and for good reason. The bill count changes daily, but as of last Thursday a total of 574 bills had been... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Still waiting on that tax refund

You survived the Easter festivities and now we wait for the next thing, school being out for summer? Taxes... Yes! They are supposed to be done, right? Ours aren't; normally the... — Updated 4/19/2022

 

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