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Convenience Store Will Only Add Problems for Widefield Neighborhood

Traffic-traffic-traffic-development, people, cars--traffic... The traffic congestion at the corner of Syracuse and Mesa Ridge Parkway is not unique for this county. Syracuse Street has a history. It...

 

Maternal Mortality and other Issues

One of the questions around the Capitol this week is "Where are all the bills?" We are 1/3 of the way through the 120-day session and only 325 bills have been introduced. I say only because last...

 

It's Cookie Time!!!

I am such a sucker for a cute little face, especially if it is speckled with freckles. Those little savvy youngsters wearing accomplishment badges and uniforms, get me every time. I am not a fan of...

 

Ugh, blanket trolls...

Editor's Note: This week we are pleased to share with you the writing talents of yet another Trulson lady! Below you will find Amelia Trulson's response to one of her mother Alice's recent "OH MY...

 

Moving to the Transportation and Energy Committee

The first several weeks of the session saw vacancies occurring in the Senate mainly caused by senators leaving to assume other elected and appointed positions. New faces appeared as those positions...

 

Presidents Day    

Hello, I hope all are well and that you will enjoy the Presidents Day weekend.  As a reminder, our county offices will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday.   A bit of background on the...

 

Only 31 New Bills This Week

As far as new bills go, this has been a slow week. Only 31 new bills were introduced in both the House and Senate. We now have 175 bills in the House and 135 in the Senate. For those of you who say...

 

Tell City Council you want a NO ZONE CHANGE vote!

What a snow job- I'm not talking about the weather. That was the presentation Feb. 6, 2019, given by Evergreen Development and Maverick Inc., regarding the proposed building on the corner of Syracuse...

 

An Assault on the Electoral College

What was the complaint about the last presidential election? The claim that Hillary won the popular vote, but lost the electoral college vote? What was the counterclaim? Massive voter fraud in states...

 

Can you smell the chocolate?

Can you see doe eyed girls with expectations of a romantic gesture from the boy they are seeing? Can you see the price of flowers? Yeah, Well, I can! Romance is lovely and we all need it no matter how...

 

Secure Social Security

Friday and Saturday nights I didn't sleep well at all. I woke up early and couldn't go back to sleep. I'm distressed, upset, and in an ill humor! I've been researching Social Security to try to...

 

One Month In

A quarter of the way through my first legislative session and I've had a bill killed in committee, one pass unanimously out of a committee, led the Pledge of Allegiance for a week and offered an...

 

Railroad Crossing Update

Good day.  I hope all are doing well and enjoying a lovely week.  I have an update to some concerns regarding the railroad crossings on Main Street and Fontaine Boulevard, as well as some...

 

You Knew It Was Coming

So far this year, as of the 21st day of the legislature, 278 bills have been introduced, with 168 House bills and 110 Senate bills. Despite Democratic control of both chambers, 110 bills have...

 

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

Editor's Note: This week we are reprinting one of Alice's previous Valentine's week columns. I am enjoying the absolute craziness of the ups and downs of our temperatures and the winds that seem to ac...

 

Clarification: Some Councilmembers Did Wish to Explore Tiny Homes Zoning

In a recent editorial, I expressed my disappointment that Planning Commissioner Gordon Rick was denied a request for 15 minutes at a future council meeting when the City Council planned to further...

 

Squatter Bill 2.0

I assume everyone is aware of the "squatter" problem. Here are a couple of scenarios on how you could find yourself dealing with a squatter in your house or rental property. You are being a good...

 

Teen Vaping- a Public Health Crisis

Hello, I hope all are well and having a lovely day.  I wanted to thank all those that came out to my town hall this past Saturday.  I greatly appreciate the questions, comments and feedback we...

 

Keep Open Space Open!

OPEN SPACE... a concept apparently lost to the Fountain Economic staff and City Council. A development firm presented to City Council a proposal requesting the zoning change of the park/open space...

 

16 Days, But Who's Counting?

We have now completed 16 out of 120 days. As of Friday afternoon, a total of 244 bills have been introduced, 138 in the House, 106 in the Senate. De-Brucing On Thursday, Speaker Becker requested a...

 

Hmmmm...

At my age I should have life all figured out, but sadly I don't. I still question so many things and wonder why they happen and/or exist. But my biggest questions are always about why we humans do...

 

It's Good to be "Home"

Imagine finding out you have about two days to clear out most all you have accumulated over the course of 60 years. That's where we at the News office found ourselves last fall, after learning we...

 

Budget Meeting with the Governor

During a media interview Governor Polis stated "Basically a budget is a statement of your values". The household version of that is you spend money on what is important to you. The Governor...

 

Resources For Those Affected By Federal Shutdown

Good day.  I hope all are well and were safe during the recent days of snow, and were able to enjoy a nice Martin Luther King Jr., Day.   I have received various calls and inquiries regarding the...

 

Week 2...

By the end of week two, 124 bills had been introduced in the House and 82 in the Senate. And they are moving through quickly. During the first meeting of the Energy and Environment Committee I was...

 

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