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Kudos to Mayor Ortega for being a "Good Neighbor" to Singer Ranch

While some may not agree (as evidenced by the fact the mayor was alone in voting against denying the Singer Ranch from de-annexing from the City of Fountain) I, for one, support his vote. The Singer...

 

Fall Season/Creek Week Activities

Good day, I hope all are doing great.  I enjoyed a great week and got out to the mountains for the weekend with my sisters who came out for a visit.  I enjoyed a couple days of fishing (no luck...

 

Darrell Couch is the Real Deal!

If you have not yet met Darrell Couch, I would like to introduce you to the Darrell my husband, Ken, and I know. We first met Darrell at a city council meeting many years ago. If you attend city...

 

Cory Gardner is a Trump Sycophant

September 8, 2019 Dear Editor, Cory Gardner reneged on his promise to maintain Colorado's military funding when he voted for Donald Trump's "emergency declaration" to divert funds from foreign and dom...

 

I See a Light!!

You know that moment... You are sitting in the early morning dark; you have a fresh hot cup of coffee steaming up your glasses as you cradle it in both hands just under your nose so it fills up your...

 

Job Fair 

Good day.  I hope all are enjoying the week.  It looks like the hot weather might finally be behind us as Fall starts to roll on in.  I wanted to thank all those that came out and participated in...

 

Get Out and Vote for Better Infrastructure

I grew up in an age when waste not want not was a way of living. If you bought the best you could afford and took care of it you would have it for years. We can't go back in time and make our roads...

 

Lamborn Sells Out Local Military

By Mike Pierson President of the Pikes Peak Democratic Veterans, an initiative of the El Paso County, Colorado, Democratic Party With today's news of Congressm...

 

Water Coalition Update

New Location for our Meetings, Guest Speaker will be David McDivitt Our coalition has grown and we are moving into a new meeting space! We are still sticking to the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and...

 

Big Baby Dog

Well, we survived the Labor Day festivities and now we head into the routines we fall into in autumn, right? Stews and chilis start banging recipes into our heads and our salivary glands begin to beg...

 

Santa's Helper has been Fountain's helper, too

A fond farewell will soon be due to a dear friend and someone who has been a friend to our community for nearly 40 years (or longer if you count her early years attending Widefield School District 3...

 

The 2020 Budget and Labor Day Events

I hope all are doing well and had a wonderful holiday weekend.  As the fall season quickly comes upon us, the county will begin planning next year's budget.  As I have done the past two years, I...

 

Scout Finch Looked From Boo's Porch

Do you remember one of the main points of To Kill a Mockingbird, selected as best novel of the 20th Century by the American Library Association? At the end of the award winning novel, Scout Finch had...

 

Another Contamination in El Paso Countyand New Meeting Location

See Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition FVCWC www.facebook.com/fvcwc for updates Another community in Colorado has been identified as being extremely contaminated by the same PFAS chemical from toxi...

 

Three Cheers for Connie!!!

We are so very pleased the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce selected our dear friend Connie Sanford as this year's Fall Festival Grand Marshal. We have had the pleasure of working with Connie in a...

 

Stop the Medicalization of Marijuana

At the recent National Foundation for Women Legislators Summit on Marijuana, one of the best speakers was Dr. Lynn Perry, AMA Delegate, Colorado Medical Society Chair, Council on Ethical and Judicial...

 

Enjoy Your Labor Day Weekend

I hope all are well.  Summer is coming to a close and I wish all will enjoy a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  Enjoy the outdoors and our regional parks or take in the Fountain Valley Labor Day...

 

It's Grand to be in D3

Like any project you start, there is nothing like seeing the final result. In 2017, we started the project of expanding and making improvements in Widefield School District 3 by going to our voters...

 

Is There Any Rest For America?

By Glenn Mollette Most Americans are tired. Ask most any American and you will hear an array of reasons why we are tired. The answers range from long work hours to too many obligations. Lots of...

 

The View from My Dashboard

As the Neighborhood Watch Community Volunteer for the Fountain Police Department, I used to drive through our city and take note of the condition of our neighborhoods. For me it was implementation of...

 

Wow... Labor Day Weekend Is Here... Summer Is Closing

I know this weekend means so many things to so many people, maybe it means you see hot air balloons or go to Fall festivals. Harvest time is in full swing and the length of the days will become shorte...

 

Marijuana Use Not So Hazy After Passage of New Legislation

Last week I attended the National Foundation of Women Legislator's summit on the Evolution of Marijuana. The event was held in Denver so, as the State Director for the organization and one of the...

 

State Fair Begins This Weekend

Good day. I hope all are enjoying a nice week. I wanted to remind all of the Colorado State Fair which begins this weekend, as well as provide information on a topic that has come up for some...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Visit www.facebook.com/fvcwc for updates This week I'd like to talk about how PFAS (toxic firefighting foam) has affected our children who were very young during the contamination to our drinking...

 

Seriously Losing it Here...

My blood pressure has got to be off the charts... The last couple of weeks I have been beyond stressed. I chase my tail so much that I now know what my backside looks like in any light and at all...

 

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