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Not Too Neighborly Of Fountain City Council To Go Against Concerns Of D3 Regarding Zoning Change Request

Despite being notified Widefield School District 3 officials were strongly opposed to a proposal to change the zoning of property directly across the street to the west of Mesa Ridge High School, from...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    January 16, 2019 

January 12, 2019

The real news coming out of the Capital this week was the Governors State of the State address. From my point of view it was a mixed bag. So here we go – kind of in the order they came up in the...

 

Question: Why Should Residents of Widefield Attend Fountain City Council meetings?

At the Jan. 8, 2019 meeting, the Fountain City Council voted and changed the zoning of the park/open space land across from Mesa Ridge High School, NW corner, to commercial property. What is being...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    January 16, 2019 

The Legislative Session is Off and Running

The first week of the First Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly has come and gone amongst much pomp and circumstance. We had opening day where 65 State Representatives were sworn into...

 

Next Town Hall Jan. 26

I hope all are well.  We had a few cold days last week but I was happy for the moisture and snow for our region and for Pikes Peak, which looked absolutely beautiful Sunday morning before the clouds...

 

Faith in Humanity Restored

Sometimes we lose faith in humanity and then something happens and you (all at once) are filled with hope. I received an email last week from my super wonderful and possibly practically perfect in...

 

Planning Commissioner Should Have His 15 Minutes

First I want to wish one and all a happy and blessed New Year! The past month flew by in a blurr; we had to do so much work ahead of each holiday to meet deadlines (adopting the mindset as if the...

 

Meet the New Guy

By way of introduction, my name is Dennis Hisey and by the time you read this I will be your newly minted and freshly sworn in state senator from Senate District 2 (SD2). It's fair to expect this to...

 

Fountain Valley Water Concerns

I want to thank everyone in this community who has been so vigilant and concerned about the state of water in the Fountain Valley. We all know that in October 2015 the Environmental Protection Agency...

 

New Property Record Card Now Available!

Good day.  I hope all are well and enjoying the pleasant weather.  I enjoyed some outdoor time and the wonderful weather this past Saturday on the west side of the county as the Bear Creek Nature...

 

I'm Ready!

You have heard of "dooms day preppers", right? I think I might have become one and I did not intentionally set out to become someone who preps for the possibility of "Doom." I am not talking about sta...

 

Congratulations Roy!

We are so pleased to be able to share the news this week that Security Water and Sanitation Districts Manager Roy Heald was honored by his peers with the Small Districts Association as Manager of the...

 

We Can All Do Better In 2019

It's easy to be discouraged about the future of America, particularly if viewed through the lens of Facebook and Twitter or described by television talking heads who thrive on conflict apparently...

 

It's Tradition

It's over... Did you make merry and happy memories? I hope so. Our Christmas this year was a bit different than what we have become accustomed to. When a parent has to celebrate a major holiday...

 

Hoping you are enjoying a lovely Holiday Season

I pray all are enjoying a lovely holiday season and had a great Christmas.  As we finish the year, I wanted to thank a couple of individuals, as well as remind everyone of some recycling resources...

 

I Resolve to Be a Better Me!

Typically, when I write my column I can write about things in the here and now, the things that are currently on my mind or popping up. Well, with the Holiday Season things at the printer change, gee...

 

"Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"

As I have done so for many years now, this week I am pleased to share one of my favorite Christmas tales with you below. It's the response a newspaper editor wrote to a young girl over 100 years ago,...

 

Holiday Closures

Good day and glad tidings. I hope all are well and having a great week leading up to Christmas. I wanted to start off by posting the schedule for holiday closures for the County and then mentioning...

 

Time to Do What's Best for Colorado

In November I was fortunate to win my fourth, and last, election to the Colorado State Legislature. This was possible due to the hours and hours of support and help I received from a core of 12...

 

Christmas 2018

Yeah, Christmas. You made it. I hope it is full of traditions that are passed down through the generations of your family but I also hope that you have made some new ones. What may seem insignificant...

 

Do What is Best for You

I feel I must apologize for my writing absence. I've been dealing with migraines for over 15 years. The last few months doctors have been switching my medications around and it has not been fun....

 

Share Your Favorite Holiday Memories!

You might have seen a related announcement on this week's front page inviting our readers to share your favorite holiday memories, for consideration to be published in an upcoming issue of this...

 

Just Back From Our Nation's Capitol

I hope all are well and enjoying the holiday season.  Christmas and then New Years will be here before you know it. I wanted to start off by highlighting some information from the Colorado Board of...

 

Mental Health Treatment Improvements

The election is over and I want to thank everyone who voted for me. I also want to assure those of you who didn't that I will continue to represent each and every one of you to the best of my...

 

Money Spent Reminding Us to Vote Appalling

I was appalled and disgusted at the thought of how much money is spent on political advertising. These numbers can be detailed online. The one that really sticks in my craw however is the relatively...

 

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