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 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    January 15, 2020 

Getting over winter with spring cleaning

We are weeks past the holidays now and I still have lights up outside; oh sure, they don't get lit up anymore at night but they are still there. It is a sad time of year; it feels kind of empty...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    January 15, 2020 

So it begins...

As the Second Regular session of the 72nd General Assembly begins let’s take a moment to review what’s been happening since adjournment last May. Lot of churn and more than a few meetings almost i...

 

County encouraging radon testing

Good morning, I hope this week is starting off well for everyone. January is always Radon Action Month for our Public Health Department, so I will be highlighting their annual awareness message this...

 
 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion    January 15, 2020 

Statement on War Powers resolution

Last week, the United States House of Representatives voted on House Concurrent Resolution 83, a War Powers Resolution. On Jan. 3, President Trump ordered a strike killing Qassem Soleimani, commander...

 

Don't be fooled by terrorists 

Iran seemed to intentionally avoid killing Americans in their recent airstrike against our American military base in Iraq. Reports indicate it was more about “saving face” with their own people af...

 

Sage Advice

Hi Everyone! I hope your holidays were joyful and that your New Year has started out great! I’m excited for the new year and what delights it will bring! I am an avid gardener, and anyone who has...

 

Sage Advice

Q: My husband has recently developed eczema on his lower legs. A couple of different doctors have given him creams, which haven't helped at all really. Do you have any natural remedy suggestions? Besi...

 

County parks reservations go online

Good morning.  I hope all are enjoying a wonderful day and having a nice start to their year.  I want to put out some information that might be of use going forward in 2020.  The first relates...

 

Don't force districts to raise their taxes

By Michael Fields, Colorado Rising State Action Executive Director "Raise your taxes or we'll cut your state funding." That's the message politicians would be sending school districts under a new...

 

Response to strike on Iranian general

On Jan. 2, a U.S. strike killed Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the commander of its Quds Force. General Soleimani was responsible for the death...

 

Calling on Trump supporters to hold him accountable

Dear Editor: Cory Gardner must follow through on his promise to Colorado constituents to support a "bipartisan and fair trial" in Donald Trump's impeachment. As with any trial, this includes calling...

 

It ain't easy in the Big Easy

I hope your New Year is off to a good start! Mine has been busy and hectic, but good too. I flew with my daughter to New Orleans where I rented a car online to drive to the town my father and his...

 

New year, new you? Be realistic!

Tips for healthy living from a certified herbalist Happy New Year! I actually love the New Year. It gives me an excuse to sit down and contemplate the future, take stock of where I was, how far... Full story

 

Tamales, cookies and ... election 2020

Happy New Year!! I hope that 2019 treated you well and that 2020 continues to bring everyone happiness and success. I was able to enjoy a wonderful but short Christmas vacation visiting family. I...

 

Lamborn's Springs, D.C. offices add new staff

Congressman Doug Lamborn announced the following staff changes in his Washington D.C. and Colorado Springs offices: District Director: Joshua Hosler Joshua Hosler has joined the Colorado Springs offic...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We have had a year of many successes: Please go to our Facebook page to read all of the additional information and links: 1. HB 1279 legislation: banning future use and...

 

'Any functioning adult' in 2020?

It seems today that the only thing that unites Republicans is their disdain for Democrats and the only thing that unites Democrats is their hatred of Republicans. Meanwhile, both parties face their...

 

In Other News – 2020

Wow!! 2020... Can you believe it? I mean how many shows and movies did we watch as kids that depicted 2020 as the flying car, robot housekeepers, towering round glass homes and ... Oh wait, that was t...

 

Response to impeachment, spending

On Dec. 18 the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump. Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) released the following statement on the impeachment vote: "Sadly, today's vote...

 

Methane regulation 'rollbacks' actually reduce emissions

By Bob Beauprez President Trump just proposed a small update to methane-emission regulations. But judging by the Democratic candidates' hyperbolic reactions, you'd think he personally assaulted...

 

State Democrats on impeachment

On Dec. 18, with Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette presiding as Speaker Pro Tempore, the House of Representatives considered and voted on two articles of impeachment against President Trump --...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Our meeting last week had a very large turn out, and I'd like to thank our VFW community for welcoming us into their space. Dr. Chris Rey is the director of the ATSDR (Agency of Toxic Substances and...

 

Hold tight to Christmas memories

Make a mental decision that Christmas is going to be great. Our world exists in the space between our ears known as our brains. We can dread or hate something or just decide it’s going to be...

 

Oh, baby!

Alice's column this week was pre-empted due to the birth of her first grandbaby! Violet Aubrey Miller came into this world Friday, Dec. 20, at 3:34 p.m. Alice said, "She tipped the scales at 7...

 

Ahhh, fresh snow

Oh, sure I know how you might feel about snow, I get it. It’s really cold and slick and melts and gets slushy and nobody really likes to drive in it. I feel ya! But really folks, how gorgeous is...

 

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