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A vote for Duncan is a vote for mankind

It is with great pleasure and honor that I advise everyone in Fountain to throw their full political support behind Detra Duncan, mayoral hopeful. Detra Duncan has watched my... — Updated 10/27/2021 Full story


City needs change in governance

I've read the letters to the editor, with great interest regarding the upcoming Mayoral/Council election in Fountain and would like to take a moment to offer my thoughts. The City... — Updated 10/27/2021 Full story


Response to reader's property rights question

To Dee A, A Fountain Resident, Thanks for your questions in last week's newspaper. I live in Countryside and share your concerns about the condition of some properties in the... — Updated 10/27/2021

 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

Opportunities for job seekers

Good day, everyone. I hope the week has started off well for all. Today I want to remind residents to get their votes in before the Nov. 2 election deadline. All elections are... — Updated 10/27/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion 

Pondering the not-so-obvious

I am sitting in the dark of the morning and pondering all the stuff one ponders – like who thought to call it "pondering"... It's thinking, isn't it? I don't have the answers for... — Updated 10/27/2021


Dental fraud a concern nationwide and here in the Fountain Valley

Dear Editor, I thought I should write this letter to warn my fellow citizens living in the Fountain Valley area of the possibility of DENTAL FRAUD. Back in February, I had a crown... — Updated 10/27/2021


The Best Choice for Fountain

You recently received your ballot in the mail. The choice for Mayor is clear; Sharon Thompson deserves your vote. She has earned your vote. She is the only candidate for Mayor who h... — Updated 10/20/2021


Please clarify property rights stance

To Gordon Rick: Support Individual Property Rights? Meaning an individual can determine how their property is used regardless how it negatively impacts their neighbors or... — Updated 10/20/2021


Thompson has the experience necessary to be mayor

As a military veteran and Ward 1 resident for over 20 years, I am casting my vote for Fountain City Council Woman Sharon Thompson.    Sharon has served in various capacities and... — Updated 10/20/2021


Thompson gets things done

City of Fountain council member Sharon Thompson is a candidate for Mayor of Fountain. SHARON THOMPSON has a remarkable track record, SHE GETS THINGS DONE! Sharon voluntarily worked... — Updated 10/20/2021


Opportunities for job seekers

Good day, I hope all are well. This week I will highlight a Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC) training and credentialing opportunity for residents, as well as a couple of... — Updated 10/20/2021


Sharon Thompson is a helper and 'real person,' not politician

I've come to learn that it is really important to vote in local elections. Our city council members and mayor play a vital role in what happens in our city.  I met Councilwoman... — Updated 10/20/2021


Detra Duncan will work to get hospital in our part of county

Dear Editor, I am writing to you as a rural Fountain resident who is endorsing Dr. Detra Duncan for Mayor of Fountain. It is imperative we have her at the helm of our city so we... — Updated 10/20/2021

 By Liz Rosenbaum    Opinion

EPA finally regulating, enforcing PFAS limits in water

On Monday, Oct. 18, the White House and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is moving beyond "advisory" levels of PFAS in drinking water to a robust enforceable... — Updated 10/20/2021


Thank you to first responders; opportunities for tech help, art

Good day, I hope all are well and enjoying the cooler weather this week. I'm also praying that this current front brings critically needed moisture to our region. I want to lead... — Updated 10/13/2021


Fountain: This city has come a long way

This letter is complimentary to our City Councils, past and present. I was a newcomer in 1977 and an old-timer 44 years later. In 1977, Fountain resembled a small third world... — Updated 10/13/2021


Celebrate fall and help raise funds for our nature centers

I hope all are enjoying a nice week so far. The weather has been great, and I did get to enjoy a drive up in the mountains to see the splendor of the aspens turning color. I think t... — Updated 10/6/2021


Should family members serve on the same city council? No!

Over the past couple of weeks you may have heard and seen the names running for City Council. It is my hope that when you saw the name Cory Applegate, you stopped and thought that... — Updated 10/6/2021


Speed trap made I-25 pleasant

I drove the I-25 twice during the multi-agency speed trap and I'd like to say a big Thank You to everyone involved. It was wonderful to see people driving sanely and safely for a... — Updated 10/6/2021


4 Children's Books for All Ages

One thing I've learned as I grow older is that there's no reason to stop enjoying all my favorite books from childhood. There are many books that transcend age. These books hold a... — Updated 9/29/2021

 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion

Steps to Connect with People

Who do you connect with? People from different walks of life or only your tribe? These days with the strife our country is experiencing it's important to be a connector not a... — Updated 9/29/2021


County has more ARPA grants available for certain industries

Good day, I hope all are well. I was pleased to have been able to spend some time with my sister who was visiting from out of state the other week. We were able to enjoy some time... — Updated 9/29/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Is the RV all it's 'cracked' up to be?

It is fall. The leaves are changing in town now (out here, the grass is brown). There was even a day or two where the temperatures were an indication that autumn was here. Time for... — Updated 9/29/2021


Duncan exhibits several attributes of a leader

I have known Dr. Detra Duncan for over eight years both personally and professionally.  As a friend and colleague, I believe Detra exhibits the most important attributes you want... — Updated 9/29/2021


Fountain city government needs a big change

Dear Editor, I've been living in Fountain since 1992 and I've participated in every aspect of our city government, and I know every one of our local politicians. I truly believe it... — Updated 9/29/2021


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