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Saying goodbye to our hometown newspaper

Perhaps because it is so very personal to me (and our staff), I/we are feeling this deeper than most will. But I truly don't think many in our community fully realize what they are... — Updated 12/28/2022

 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

Stay in touch with the county

Good day, everyone. I hope all enjoyed a great Christmas and that 2023 brings you a wonderful year. I want to take this last column to thank Fountain Valley News for all their... — Updated 12/28/2022

 By Karin Hill    Opinion 

Say goodbye, but never say never

Last week when the Fountain City Council presented the Fountain Valley News with a Spirit of Fountain award, I explained to members of the council and audience that I was not... — Updated 12/28/2022

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion 

Farewell to Oh My Word

Here we are... The final episode. The finale'. And I have nothing, the words just are not flowing. How does one say goodbye? It hurts, and so we avoid doing it. In this case no one... — Updated 12/28/2022


Wishing you a blessed holiday season

I hope all are well and enjoying the holiday and Christmas season. I just want to highlight a couple of county notes and wish all a wonderful Christmas. First, I am pleased to annou... — Updated 12/20/2022


Our hometown newspaper

When something occurs that is so very, very sad, it becomes almost impossible to think about it and/or to write something, anything about it... We have all, at one point in time, lo... — Updated 12/20/2022

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Christmas 2022

I write these columns on Monday mornings typically and I woke up at 3:30 a.m. this morning, just not able to sleep any longer. I also knew my daughter had to get up to start her... — Updated 12/20/2022


County addresses Q shooter's past case

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 8 released a lengthy statement responding to questions and complaints aired in the public arena recently following the revelation that the alleged Club Q shooter previously was... — Updated 12/13/2022


This newspaper gave me my start in journalism

It was with great sadness that I read the news that the Advertiser and News would cease publication. Although I moved from the Fountain Valley more than three decades ago, it is a newspaper that has had a great impact on my life.... — Updated 12/13/2022


I will miss the perfect hometown newspaper

To the Fountain Valley News, When I found out that the Dec. 28, 2022 issue will be your last publication, I was so saddened with tears in my eyes. I have enjoyed this newspaper for many years. It was just a perfect hometown... — Updated 12/13/2022


Goodbye will not be easy

We are so close to Christmas that I can smell it, feel it, or maybe even dread it depending on your perspective. It's a wonderful time of year indeed, for most of us anyway. We... — Updated 12/13/2022

 By Amy Fiala    Opinion

Happier holidays with energy savings

The most magical time of the year is here! Coloradans will soon be gathering with friends and family to enjoy turkey and stuffing, decorating our homes and spreading holiday cheer.... — Updated 12/6/2022


Commissioner schedule changes

ood day, all. I hope you are enjoying a nice week. This past board meeting the commissioners remembered Pearl Harbor Day with a proclamation and approved the final budget for 2023.... — Updated 12/6/2022


Thanksgiving 2022

It took me longer to recover than I had anticipated from all of the busy-ness of our house over Thanksgiving. I am very aware, especially recently, how precious time is and to... — Updated 12/6/2022

 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Republicans are blue in Colorado

"Democracy," wrote H.L. Mencken, "is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard." A majority of Colorado voters have made it clear... — Updated 11/29/2022


Christmas in your heart

Christmas once started for me when the JC Penny and Sears catalogs came in the mail. They came early in the Fall and I wore them out looking at the toy section. By December the... — Updated 11/29/2022


Holiday happenings abound

Good day, everyone. I hope all are well and enjoying the week so far. Today I have a short update on our budget process, and then some parks and fair events you might be interested... — Updated 11/29/2022


Honoring Alzheimer's caregivers this month

About 3.3% of the U.S. population – over 11 million people – currently serve as volunteer, unpaid caregivers for 6.5 million loved ones living with Alzheimer's disease. In... — Updated 11/23/2022


Have Thanksgiving every single day

Thanksgiving always comes and goes too fast. We often think, "We need more time to focus on the Thanksgiving holiday." For many, it seems that Thanksgiving gets sandwiched between... — Updated 11/22/2022


Let's strive to be great neighbors

Good morning, I hope all are well. Unfortunately it has been a difficult past several days. Many in our Colorado Springs and El Paso County community are mourning the loss of life... — Updated 11/22/2022

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

A devastating loss

This past weekend our part of Colorado made the news again, for yet another mass shooting. I would so love to write about something quirky or some silly thing in regards to my... — Updated 11/22/2022


County activities abound for all ages

Good morning, everyone. I hope you enjoyed a nice, if cold, Veterans Day. I was pleased to be the guest speaker for Miami-Yoder School's Veterans Day program on Friday and then... — Updated 11/15/2022

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Coffee is No. 3

You know some days that first cup of coffee just hits your senses different, better. Now that is not to say that on other mornings it is bad, because we all know that is not at all... — Updated 11/15/2022


Homeschooling in Colorado thrives, but options in Fountain are lacking

Since January 2020 homeschooling in Colorado has increased from 3.4% to 8.7% (Nationally the average has increased 5.5% - 11.1%). With widespread access to the internet, hundreds... — Updated 11/15/2022


State of the Region Address

Good day. I hope all are looking forward to Veterans Day later this week. I enjoyed this past weekend's Veterans Day Parade in Colorado Springs and was pleased to see that my alma... — Updated 11/8/2022


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