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 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion    November 13, 2019 

Department of Transportation Awards BUILD Grant for Pikes Peak Region

On Nov. 6, the U.S. Department of Transportation notified Congressman Lamborn that Colorado's 5th Congressional District would be awarded a BUILD grant in the amount of $18,350,000. Congressman...

 

Reflections on Veterans Day; County Announces Volunteer Opportunities

I hope all are having a wonderful day. I enjoyed a great, though cold, Veterans Day this past Monday. There were numerous ceremonies throughout the county giving thanks to all those that have served...

 

"Made in Colorado" is an International Enterprise

Alongside traffic and coffee, news radio is a staple of my morning commute. As I flip through the stations, I'll sometimes hear a pundit lament that "nothing is made in America anymore." In reality, t...

 

Reminder for Widefield Residents

There will be Public Hearing on the 2020 budget at Noon next Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, during the monthly Board meeting for Widefield Water/Sanitation District at the District Office, 8495 Fontaine...

 

Thoughts on Veterans Day

Today as I write this it is Veterans Day. Our particular school does not let kids have the day off. Why? I have to wonder. This town is nothing if not military; we have how many stations or bases? I...

 

Veterans Deserve a Break

The majority of service members agree, the most difficult aspect of transitioning out of the military is leaving behind its orderly and conventional structure and having to answer the overwhelming question, “What’s next?” For most veterans, a...

 

More Perspective on Marijuana

Once again, Mr. Lippincott, You are Right! I am writing this evening in response to Mr. Lippincott's guest editorial. I consider both Lippincotts good friends, honorable people who are always well...

 

Veterans Day, Nature Center Activities

I hope all are doing great this week.  As we approach Veterans Day, I want to take this week to thank all our veterans, and to also ask for volunteers for one of our County boards. As an Air Force...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

The last few weeks there really hasn't been much information to share about upcoming events or movement in relation to new developments for our coalition. So, I'd like to start off with a compendium...

 

Christians and Donald Trump

CAPITOL REVIEW It's a question thrown about frequently in social media debates: "How can anyone who claims to be a Christian vote for Donald Trump?" The questioner usually recites examples of Trump's...

 

Halloween, Christmas and a Dog

Are you still sneaking into your kid's Halloween candy?... Stop it! As we have few visitors and not a single trick-or-treater in this neck of the plains, I, along with another student's mother,...

 

Marijuana as a Funding Source?

In minor social media sources, I've read rumblings of individuals advocating the use of marijuana tax revenue as a funding source for the City of Fountain. Balderdash...is my response, especially...

 

Citizen Encourages a Yes Vote on Prop CC

Dear Editor, As a retired faculty member at a Colorado Community College, I have first-hand knowledge of the ways in which increased tuition has made attaining a college degree more difficult for stud...

 

Support For Tamara Estes

Dear Editor, I'm proud to support Tamara Estes for Ward 2 City Council seat - a seat that I formerly held.  I have known Tami all her life and ask that you vote for her along with me.  Tami was...

 

County Updates

Good morning.  I hope all are staying warm during this early winter cold snap.  I enjoyed a wonderful dedication ceremony this past weekend and have a couple of updates regarding County initiatives...

 

Updates from Lamborn

Washington D.C. - One month ago, on Sept. 24, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats announced their intent to launch a formal "impeachment inquiry" against President Trump. Since then,...

 

Housing as a Social Determinant of Health

  This week, Oct 30, was the first annual Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference that took place in Denver. Industry experts and state policy makers from across the state came together, al...

 

A Halloween Horror Story for Everyone

Oh my word!! The snow came like they said it would. I pride myself on not being one of those folks that need to run to the market as soon as I hear there is a storm approaching in a state of panic to...

 

Halloween Events, 2020 Budget Process

I hope all are doing great and enjoying the week. As we near the back end of this spooooky month, I wanted to put out some information on local, family fun Halloween events. And, remember to get your...

 

CAPITOL REVIEW

Colorado voters will soon be asked to approve Proposition CC, an innocent-sounding ballot measure asking us to "just trust" state government to spend our tax dollars without limitation. Prop CC reads...

 

Nothing is Impossible 

A lot of us are faced with the impossible. We may have what seems to be impossible debts, physical illnesses, human relationships and vocational pressures.   Too often we hear someone say, “Nothin...

 

Congressman Lamborn Cosponsors Bills to Sanction Turkey

On Monday, it was announced Congressman Lamborn cosponsored two bills to sanction Turkey for their unprovoked aggression against our Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) partners, issuing the following statement: "While I am hopeful about the temporary...

 

Well, here I am again…

I want to apologize for not having a column last week. I live out here in nowhere and our newest neighbors just finished building their house and were so excited to be there, finally, and sink their...

 

Junior Achievement Needs Volunteers at Fountain Middle School

I hope all are enjoying a great start to the week.  I want to get the word out for our friends at Junior Achievement who are looking for volunteers to help in Fountain Middle School, as well as to...

 

We Are Fortunate To Have Someone With Tamara Estes' Strong Roots Running For City Council

I was born in Colorado and raised here in Fountain until around middle school.  In 2017, I returned to Fountain, where I have always thought of as my hometown.  I now live with and take care of my...

 

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