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Apologies are in Order

In last week's paper, I incorrectly identified Widefield School District 3's Superintendent Scott Campbell as someone else in a photo caption that appeared with the Security Lions' Kidspree article....

 

Pushing People Over the Cliff

As a fiscal conservative, I am very aware of the impact I have if I vote for something that spends YOUR money. And this certainly applies to any expansion of benefits. However, there are cases where...

 

Old Pueblo Road Reopens

Hello, I hope all are doing well and enjoyed the past week of unusually warm weather. I want to highlight the opening of Old Pueblo Road this past week, and a new program that focuses on the mental...

 

City of Fountain Strategic Plan 2021

Over the past nine months, the City Council and city staff have embarked on a process to review and update a new City of Fountain Strategic Plan. This document will provide the City Councils' Vision...

 

Thank You To Woman Who Found My Purse And Turned It In

I would like to say thank you to the most honest and wonderful lady who turned my clutch purse in at the Safeway up by Mesa Ridge Parkway on Sept. 5. She wished to remain anonymous, however I hope...

 

12-Year-Old Reports the News

If you are anything like me, you have a favorite news team on your favorite channel of television. You look to them for your information about an accident on a major road or an update of your...

 

From My Perspective

Something has been on my mind for a few weeks now. I feel I have a responsibility to share my perspective on a situation I have witnessed unfolding over the last couple months. Seems there has been...

 

Family Medical Leave... is Colorado ready?

Many people believe that the job of a legislator is part time. Nothing could be further from the truth. During our "break" we spend hours developing legislation for the upcoming session. Working with...

 

Saluting Some Remarkable Women Who Have Worked to Make Our Community a Better Place

Condoleezza Rice once said, "We need to move beyond the idea that girls can be leaders and create the expectation that they Should be leaders." This last week here in Fountain has shown us exactly... Full story

 

Take in the Colors of Fall

Good day to everyone. I hope all are well and enjoying the pleasant weather this week. Take some time to enjoy time with family out in our county and regional parks or take a trip up to the forested...

 

Deepest Apologies to Anyone I May Have Offended

Today, I am so very sorry. Today, I found out that someone called the newspaper office to say my column had angered them. I have been writing this column under the old adage 'no news is good news;' kn...

 

I hope all are well and enjoyed a nice Labor Day weekend

I hope all are well and enjoyed a nice Labor Day weekend, and got to spend some time at the State Fair as well.  I enjoyed some time at the Balloon Lift Off as well as participating in Fountain›s...

 

Medicine, Why Does It Cost So Much?

Both candidates for governor of Colorado have indicated their plans for providing healthcare to Coloradans. In essence, Mr. Polis wants a big government approach with health decisions made by...

 

Not My Kind of Tailgating

We have all had that person ride our bumper as we cruise down the road, almost as if they are trying to push us along. In truth, I am that person that will let off my gas pedal and slow down just to...

 

Taking My Own Advice...

Last week I shared the news that after two frustrating months of waiting for the original roofer who contacted us after the June 13 hailstorm to take care of our building with no success, we were...

 

Lots to do for Labor Day

I hope all are well and having a nice week.  As we celebrate Labor Day this weekend I encourage everyone to enjoy the last couple weeks of our warm weather with time in our regional and local parks,...

 

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES

During the last couple of months, so many people in the Fountain Valley have been affected by ice, fire, wind, flooding and contaminated water that it could have overwhelmed the service people respons...

 

Help for Students with Stuttering Challenges

Dear Editor, It's back to school time-new clothes, new backpacks, new schools and new friends. But for some children, old fears arise. For the student who stutters, the beginning of the school year...

 

What Happened?

Editor's Note: This week we are reprinting one of our favorite columns by Alice Trulson. Watch for a new "Oh My Word" next week. When I look into your eyes, I see love... creation... life......

 

Just Do The Best You Can

What do you do when after two months the roofing company that was "Johnny on the spot" the morning after the June 13 hailstorm still hasn't come to repair hail damage to your roof, despite repeated... Full story

 

Interim? What's That?

Daniel Webster defines the term interim as "a period of time between events." And supposedly your state legislators are in session 120 days, from the beginning of January to early May. Then they have...

 

Public Works Staff Busy With Repairs

Good day to everyone. I hope all have been well and safe and you have been able to recover from the recent storms. Our Public Works crews continue work on various projects and repairs throughout the...

 

Moving Fountain Forward...Live Stream City Council Meetings

What does your day look like? For some single parents it is working, sometimes two jobs, while trying to be an active and present parent, while never feeling like you have enough time. Perhaps your...

 

Sometimes I really do wonder if we are ever truly happy...

We complain when the warm summer days get too hot. We whine when we have to rake the leaves from our lawns in the autumn. We moan at the thought of going into the frigid temperatures of winter....

 

Survivors- That's What You Are!

As my sidekick Danyar and I were out delivering newspapers to some of our carriers last week, we discovered some ccreative ways local residents were trying to protect their vehicles from any more...

 

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