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 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    May 15, 2019 

Apprenticeship Bill

Now that things are not moving quite so fast, we have time to do a little deeper dive in to a bill that passed and was sent to the Governor. First let me say I support apprenticeship programs, there i...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    May 15, 2019 

Legislative Wrap-Up II

I think it's fair to say this was the year for mental health legislation. I was proud to run and pass 4 very important bills. HB19-1160 Mental Health Facility Pilot Program The bill will create a...

 
 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion    May 15, 2019 

Fishing is Fun and More

Good morning.  I pray all are doing great.  I wanted to start off by thanking everyone that came out for the Youth Fishing Derby this past Saturday, and to remind all to save the dates for our...

 

Teaching 'Intersectionality' Poisons America's Future

For the first time in history, legislators are writing the progressive doctrine of "intersectionality" into Colorado law.  They want our schools to teach that the groups we belong to – our race,...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 15, 2019 

Don't Forget Mother Earth

I have never been shy about saying how much I love our beautiful state. Nothing like the smell of the morning air when there might be a smidge of humidity in the air. I love our sunsets and sunrises;...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    May 8, 2019

2019 Wrap Up

In broad strokes here's what the First Session of the 72 General Assembly looked like. Democrats held a majority in both chambers, the Governor's Office and all of the statewide offices. They took...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Legislative Wrap-Up #1

Friday, May 3, was the last day of the 2019 legislative session. During this time many bills have come and gone. With a 41 to 24 majority, Democrat-sponsored bills survived while the Republican- spons...

 

Happy Mother's Day! and Fish On Kids!!

I hope all are well and enjoying your week.  The past two weeks have reminded us we are truly in Colorado, as it has brought us a steady change in weather, from hot to cold, and dry to rain/snow....

 

Year Two Blood Draw and Residential Histories

At its April meeting Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition hosted the PFAS AWARE Study Team of: Adgate, Barton, Higgins, Mass, McDonough and Starling, who presented the next phase of the health...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Guess What?!

I have told you all of our always having "Sunday Family Dinners." We really enjoy getting together and catching up about the week we had. Sadly, Old Man and I do not really have family here in...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Mudpies Taste Better

What happened? I remember playing outside barefoot, riding bicycles, and catching ladybugs and worms. Getting dirty. Using my imagination to make forts and imagine I was a warrior princess fighting...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Election and Voter Bills

As this is being written we have five days left in the session, when the Constitution says 120 days it means 120 days. The final gavel on the first session of the 72nd General Assembly will come down...

 

Update: Tentative Timeline for Railroad Crossing Work in Security 

Good morning. Thanks to all those who came out and participated in the Great American Cleanup this past Saturday.  It was great to see our community come out to help keep our parks and trails clean...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Overreach: Parental and Consumer Rights Under Attack

Every year we see a plethora of good bills and bad. So far, this year, as of day 108, 583 bills have been introduced. Most of those bills are bi-partisan and will pass unanimously. But every once in a...

 

Progress in the Senate this Week

The end of last week and into this week, our HB 1279 to ban toxic firefighting foam has worked its way through the Senate. On Thursday, April 25, local community members were able to testify to the...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    April 24, 2019

Up This Week

Mixed bag of bills coming up early in the week, I have a few on third reading that I would expect to pass with little discussion. One, a transparency bill, requiring a referral agency make...

 

Parental Rights?

Last week the vaccination bill, HV 1312 was heard in the Health and Human Services Committee. The people on the committee started around 2 p.m. in the afternoon and ended after 4 a.m. For 14 hours the...

 

Free Fishing Derby on May 11

I pray all are well and enjoyed a wonderful Easter weekend.  I enjoyed a lovely day attending church service and then joining church friends at the potluck lunch immediately following.  I hope you...

 

City Should Reveal Who Artist That Will Create Lineman Statue is...

It is unfortunate that all the people who have congratulated me on my letter against the proposed expense to the City of Fountain for a lineman statue aren't able to follow up with a letter of their...

 

Topic: We are getting a Health Study!

Our community will finally be getting a health study! Tomorrow, Drs. Adgate and Starling will explain more about the process of this health study during our water coalition meeting at the First...

 

The Farce of Macroevolution

I want to say up front that I believe in Microevolution/Speciation/Hybridization. Examples include: varieties of dogs and cats etc... there are no cogs or dats. There are no "missing links."...

 

I have to tell you, after all of this time, about myself.

I am a Schmexy Beascht! I am the leader of the Chubby Gang and I make no apologies for that; I would love to be thinner but I am done beating myself up about it. If you love me, you love ALL of me....

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    April 17, 2019

Bill Signings and Rule Changes

As we enter the final weeks of the session the flurry of bill signings will only intensify. Some bills are signed into law amid much fanfare and hoopla, others quietly in the governor's office with...

 

TABOR- Will We Be Fooled Again?

Monday, April 15, is Tax Day. So, it seems like a good time to talk about HB 1257, and our Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. This bill was brought by the Speaker of the House, K.C. Becker. If this passes...

 

Ardith Bruce Was Honored as One of Our Hometown Heroes

At a third council meeting, in a row, on April 9th, the issue of the electric lineman statue was brought up. This time Councilman Phil Thomas stated, that I, Fran Carrick, while sitting on Fountain's...

 

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