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 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion 

Positive Living Series

Do you know the difference between individuals who are positive and those who are negative? People who live a positive life make choices everyday to maintain that lifestyle.... — Updated 5/11/2021

 

Replacing toxic foams at fire departments

Hey Friends – Colorado announced an exciting takeback and disposal program for PFAS-containing AFFF foams! The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will... — Updated 5/11/2021

 
 By G. Connor Salter    Opinion 

The discerning listener's guide to on-hold music

The thing about being a journalist is you spend a fair amount of time on the phone. I can do lots of initial research through Facebook and even conduct interviews using Facebook... — Updated 5/11/2021

 

Give the county your input

Good day, everyone.  I hope all are well.  This week I have a couple of county public comment opportunities for you to provide feedback to work being done or proposed by El Paso... — Updated 5/11/2021

 

Zero Population Growth of the '60s: Green New Deal?

If you were in junior high school or older in the 1960s, you heard about zero population growth (ZPG). It was a fad, or so I thought, but it became a prominent political movement... — Updated 5/11/2021

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion 

Drug Affordability Review Board

The Senate had a long debate last Thursday and Friday on SB-175, the Prescription Drug Affordability Review Board bill. No doubt the sponsors' hearts are in the right place, but...... — Updated 5/11/2021

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion

Budget reconciliation and new bills

The budget came back from conference committee this past week, and as always many of the amendments placed on the budget during hearings in the Senate and House had been stripped... — Updated 5/5/2021

 

Work on memories for Mother's Day

Plan your telephone call to say hello to mom this Sunday. Better yet, if possible, make a visit with a card or even some flowers or maybe some brownies or a special treat. Moms... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

Fire safety reminders

I hope all are doing well and enjoyed the nice, warm weather before the colder rainy weather. (As is often said here in Colorado, if you don't like the current weather, just wait... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

You have medical rights

Dr. Glenn Mollette You don't have to stay in the nursing home if you don't want to. If you can manage to get out and have a place to go, then it's your life. Even if you want to... — Updated 4/27/2021

 

First responders and Alzheimer's

As unsettling as it may be to watch the video of the recent arrest of Karen Garner, a 73-year-old Loveland woman with Alzheimer's, it may lead to a more positive outcome for other... — Updated 4/27/2021

 

Experience a piece of history

Good day, I hope all are well. This week I want to highlight the memory of one of our local county heroes whose memorial exhibit is now located at East Library, Colorado Springs.... — Updated 4/27/2021

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion

Mental health bills worth the effort

You may have seen or heard that the governor signed two mental health bills this past week. Mental health bills are nothing new; we've seen them every year in my tenure in the... — Updated 4/27/2021

 

Can I get a refund for my canceled wedding rental?

The COVID-19 outbreak cancels Mike Feehrer's wedding. But Relics Rental, a wedding rental business, wants to keep the $3,534 he paid. Can it do that? Q:  I need your help getting... — Updated 4/21/2021

 

Do your kids make you curse?   

By Dr. Glenn Mollette  Kirk Dewayne Franklin is an American choir director, gospel musician, singer, songwriter and author. He is best known for leading urban contemporary gospel... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Sea sickness on an RV is real

Hello, I am in my RV in a cute place called Ellensburg, Washington. We are camped for the night alongside the Yakima River; it is so green and pretty here, not beige like home.... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
 By Mary Bradfield    Opinion

Bill lowering murder charges is concerning

I am grateful for an opportunity to speak to the entire community about what is happening in the Capitol. The last several weeks have had their share of successes and... — Updated 4/21/2021

 

Harper Lee was correct!

Black Lives Matter, Antifa, Cancel Culture, Wokites and radical Berkeley students have at least one thing in common: They do not tolerate opposing ideas. Instead, they are rude,... — Updated 4/21/2021

 

Local youth fishing derby returns

I hope all are doing well today. I am pleased to announce that our annual free fishing derby for youth is back this year, and that we are encouraging residents to nominate their... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion

Updates at session's halfway mark

Good news: SB-182, the bill that would not allow law enforcement on school grounds except for the most serious crimes died in committee. The sponsors realized there was more wrong w... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion

3 C's of extraordinary relationships

Compassion. Celebration. Choices. Each of these core principles deserve their own space; however, I'm at the end of my Top 10 Core Principles of Extraordinary Relationships Series... — Updated 4/14/2021

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Go West, young Atticus!

Our big dumb baby dog is finally two! Happy birthday, Atticus! Who would have thought that the both of us would have survived this long, but we have. My fear, though, is this...... — Updated 4/14/2021

 

How to fix any kind of customer service problem

In a perfect world, caring employees would quickly fix your customer service problems. We don't live in a perfect world. That's the reason I started writing Problem Solved, a... — Updated 4/14/2021

 

Free shredding event scheduled

Good day. I hope all were able to enjoy the lovely weather last week before this week's cool off and moisture. This week I want to highlight a couple of county events to include... — Updated 4/14/2021

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion

Budget Week, or how to spend $34.1B

Remember that this time last year we were all watching the COVID graph climb higher each day and listening to experts take their best guess as to what the future held. So last year... — Updated 4/14/2021

 

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