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 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion 

The Connections Expert: Faith. Know. Act.

The West Coast is on fire, and our nation is smelling smoke. What can we do to help? How can we connect with the people who are hurting the most? What can we do about the fires,... — Updated 9/23/2020


Security/Widefield assessment underway

Our ATSDR study is successfully underway! I stopped by the Security Fire Station #1 for a visit, and our scientists were all safely working under a giant white tent to check people... — Updated 9/23/2020


The Bengals and The Browns stood together: a lesson for America?

I haven't watched much professional sports over the last few months. Last Thursday I did tune into the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns football game.  My attention grew... — Updated 9/23/2020

 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

Creek Week and townhall coming up

Good morning. I hope you are well, today. This week, I want to highlight the upcoming Creek Week annual cleanup and a town hall I will be co-hosting this coming Saturday. El Paso... — Updated 9/23/2020


Congratulations to Veteran of the Year

Good morning, I hope all are well. This week I want to provide an update to our Veteran of the Year Award which was presented to Colonel Nanette Brédé Mueller last week, as well... — Updated 9/16/2020


You Said It: Water news is refreshing

I just read the good news in the Fountain Valley News (9-2-20) and the Gazette (9-12-20) that the City of Fountain approved a new standard for water treatment to remove those toxic... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

CAPITOL REVIEW: What it means to be American

One explanation for the contempt and polarization in our country is that many of us never learned what it means to be "American." Unlike citizens of most countries, "Americans" do... — Updated 9/16/2020

 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion

The Connection Expert: Parental Choices

By now, most parents and school boards have made the decision how they will manage COVID-19 and the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. It hasn't been easy on anyone ... — Updated 9/9/2020


Beyond the Typewriter

I've mentioned in a May 27 column that along with managing newspaper carriers, I also deliver papers myself. I make sure that various businesses get a paper each Wednesday, and... — Updated 9/9/2020


You Said It: Letters to the Editor

I don't know what it's going to take to get Soldiers and Airmen to slow down along Hwy. 16! As a Retired Veteran, I've seen the discipline among our young troops seemingly get... — Updated 9/9/2020


Commissioner's Corner: September events coming up

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoyed this past week and stayed warm during the quick drop in temperature Tuesday and Wednesday, which brought a hint of things to come as our... — Updated 9/9/2020


Necessity: the mother of invention

We all know the proverb "necessity is the mother of invention," and it has been defined as: "When the need for something becomes imperative, you are forced to find ways of getting... — Updated 9/9/2020


Yet more grants available!

Good morning. I hope all are well and enjoying the slightly cooler weather that has started off the week. This week I would like to announce the opening of a second wave of block... — Updated 9/2/2020 Full story


Voting should not be one of America's problems

Some of America’s problems can be fixed. Voting in the November election should not be a problem for Americans. Open the polls for at least two days. Every state should open their polls from 6 a.m.- 8 p.m.. Some states already... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Play nice when talking politics

We are getting very close to voting day – you can feel it, see it and hear it all over the place. We will be voting for the biggest and most important office in our country. It... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Dreaming of a brighter tomorrow

Hi there, everyone. I have been busy poking and cattle prodding my family and somehow missed writing a column for a bit. I last told you to stay tuned to our endeavors of acquiring... — Updated 8/26/2020


Most recent PFAS levels in blood samples

Colorado School of Public Health has mailed out the results of the year two PFAS blood levels. Year one results were in 2018, and round two is 2019 but due to COVID (and very busy... — Updated 8/26/2020


Still time for business grants

I hope all are well, today. I want to start off by getting out some information from our Clerk and Recorder on voting, and a reminder about the county small business and nonprofit g... — Updated 8/26/2020

 By Dudley Brown    Opinion

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners: bullies and proud of it

By Dudley Brown In a very odd year, the Boston Bruins won the NHL 2020 abbreviated regular season, taking the Presidents Cup-awarded to the team with the best record in the regular... — Updated 8/26/2020

 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion

The School of Love

Would you say you are a student of your husband, wife or significant other? Do they study you? I was listening to a comedian who said he loves being married and he studies his... — Updated 8/19/2020


Every American has troubles

Everybody has troubles. If you don't believe it then ask any American living in the year 2020. Most of us are accustomed to having troubles occasionally. Some have more than... — Updated 8/19/2020


Apathy is not an American institution

By Betsy Huber  President, National Grange August 18th marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote across the country and enfranchised... — Updated 8/19/2020


County, state offer plenty of help

Good morning. As I mentioned last week, I want to provide an update on the newly implemented phase of COVID-related relief funding from the county. This program allows small... — Updated 8/19/2020


Why I started to and still volunteer

Volunteering is a way to give back to a community that has given so much to you. I used to think that volunteering at REACH Pikes Peak was just come in, after school, and make food... — Updated 8/19/2020


Nonprofit CARES funds available; County opens more testing sites

I hope all are having a nice day. This week I want to provide a couple of updates on CARES Act funding grants for non-profits to directly support individuals as well as a new... — Updated 8/12/2020


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