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 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    March 13, 2019 

Needles, YES! Straws, NO!

Every day, I get hundreds of emails telling me how to vote on various issues. These are usually the issues that make the news; Sex Education, National Popular Vote and The Red Flag Bill, to name just...

 

NACo Conference

I hope all are having a good week.  I was in Washington DC last week for our National Association of Counties Legislative Conference and wanted to give a quick summary.   The NACo conference...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    March 13, 2019 

Repeal the Death Penalty, Paid Family Leave, Oil & Gas

SB-182 - Repeal of the Death Penalty has been introduced, it appears to be pretty straight forward. Colorado has been back and forth on this issue. In 1859 we had the first legal execution, in 1897...

 

Safe Drinking Water and the Expensive Costs to Maintain It

Over the last few weeks our community has been mentioned in many national and local news segments, both in print and television regarding our water contamination. The members of Fountain Valley Clean...

 

Cracks in the Pavement, Sink Holes in the Ditch

Fabled author Harper Lee, in her book To Kill a Mockingbird, emphasized the need for her readers to be able to walk around in another's shoes, to put on their skin to see how it feels, and to view...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    March 13, 2019 

Snow- mageddon

Well, here we are, bracing for what is being said to be "a big winter event" today anyway (Monday)... by Wednesday it might be a flurry and all the kids planning for a 'snow day' mid-week will be so...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    March 6, 2019

The Oil and Gas Bill  

We heard it was coming and with the Oil and Gas bill - SB 181, having been introduced late Friday and already scheduled for a committee hearing four days later it's pretty obvious Leadership has...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    March 6, 2019

Another Controversial Bill and More Late Nights

It's Friday, 9 p.m. and we are still discussing what is being called the Red Flag Bill, House Bill 1177, "Concerning Creation of an Extreme Risk Protection Order." You've heard about this on the...

 

Railroad Crossing Improvements Underway

Hi.  I hope all are well.  I have a short column this week, but I wanted to put out a reminder regarding the railroad crossing improvements which started this week, and a "save the date"...

 

Infanticide 2019

This isn't about the time before Christ when the Israelites were surrounded by the Canaanites who were Baal worshippers and they sacrificed children to their God, Molech. No, and it isn't about the...

 
 By Jean Smith    Opinion    March 6, 2019

What Can We Live With?

For now there will be no convenience store/gas station on the SW corner of Syracuse at Mesa Ridge Parkway. This development was a bad idea. The proposed lanes only added confusion and danger to...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    March 6, 2019

25 Years Ago

Twenty-five years ago, I was focused on my young family and how it was growing. We were focused on making our mortgage payments and still being able to buy groceries. We were young and just really...

 

Popular Vote, Sex Ed, Red Flag and Holidays

Starting to see a few more controversial bills making their way through the labyrinth called the Legislature. I'm not complaining, more testimony and discussion should make for a better bill and a...

 

An Assault on Our Founding Father's Intentions

As I write this article it is day 48. We have 72 days left. It is 7 p.m. and we are back on the floor of the house where we have been discussing the bill for the National Popular Vote. Our country was...

 

VA Readiness Initiative

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoying a nice week. I wanted to update everyone on a couple of new initiatives that are moving forward, including one from Senator Cory Gardner. The second is on...

 

What Does it Mean to be Selected by the ATSDR and the CDC?

ATSDR: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is a federal public health agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The agency focuses on minimizing human health risks associated with exposure to hazardous...

 

It's a Time Thing!

Spring is really coming, the proof is in the stores, all that Easter candy is ready and waiting. This will be our second Easter in this house. We are approaching our second year out here. My second 29...

 

Education Bills Abound

The Governor, the Senate, the House and even the sidewalks around the capital overflow with ideas on how to improve education but it seems like some good ones are getting nowhere. The sidewalks had...

 

EPA Press Conference Held at Fountain City Hall

I pray all are doing well and were safe during the recent snowstorm.  I enjoyed a nice but quiet Presidents Day, and hope you too were able to enjoy most of the weekend, prior to the cold and snow...

 

Fountain to be a Sanctuary City?

Recently, I received and completed a survey about Fountain becoming a sanctuary. It asked me what I thought about Fountain becoming a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants. Balderdash and horse...

 

Convenience Store Will Only Add Problems for Widefield Neighborhood

Traffic-traffic-traffic-development, people, cars--traffic... The traffic congestion at the corner of Syracuse and Mesa Ridge Parkway is not unique for this county. Syracuse Street has a history. It...

 

Maternal Mortality and other Issues

One of the questions around the Capitol this week is "Where are all the bills?" We are 1/3 of the way through the 120-day session and only 325 bills have been introduced. I say only because last...

 

It's Cookie Time!!!

I am such a sucker for a cute little face, especially if it is speckled with freckles. Those little savvy youngsters wearing accomplishment badges and uniforms, get me every time. I am not a fan of...

 

Ugh, blanket trolls...

Editor's Note: This week we are pleased to share with you the writing talents of yet another Trulson lady! Below you will find Amelia Trulson's response to one of her mother Alice's recent "OH MY...

 

Moving to the Transportation and Energy Committee

The first several weeks of the session saw vacancies occurring in the Senate mainly caused by senators leaving to assume other elected and appointed positions. New faces appeared as those positions...

 

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