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 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Recommendations on state ballot questions

Here's my plain-and-simple explanation of and recommendation for statewide issues on the Colorado ballot for 2022: Amendment D, New 23rd Judicial District Judges. In 2020, the... — Updated 10/11/2022

 

Key dates in upcoming election

Good day, everyone. I hope your week is starting off well. As I mentioned previously, this week I want to remind all about the upcoming General Election with some dates and voting... — Updated 10/11/2022

 

Enjoy fall, and get ready for the election

Good day, I hope all are doing great and enjoying the recent cool, fall weather. This week I want to highlight the upcoming general election and remind residents of how great a... — Updated 10/4/2022

 

State Patrol wants feedback

Colorado is amazing, and so are the people who live, work and play here. As the Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, I have the honor of leading a statewide law enforcement agency... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Roll Up: Not your typical food truck

Oh My Word!! If you are a regular reader of my column, you know that I don't usually do reviews of restaurants or businesses, just not my style.... Until now. My daughter and I had... — Updated 9/27/2022

 

Big news for water districts around county

I hope everyone is doing great today. I enjoyed a lovely weekend, taking in the Regional Air Show while also getting some important work done for the county the past several days.... — Updated 9/27/2022

 

Get out and enjoy our state!

Good day, I hope this week is starting off well for everyone. I enjoyed a lovely couple days in the mountains for my birthday last weekend and got in some excellent fishing, hiking... — Updated 9/21/2022

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

The Power of Silence

My late father often reprimanded my loquacious tendencies by quoting Proverbs 10:19: "In the multitude of words, sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise." The... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Tumbleweed Recovery

I have to tell you, just between you and me... The coffee I am drinking is so stinking good! It isn't new and I have done nothing different to it to make it taste any different...... — Updated 9/20/2022

 

County budget sessions coming up

Good day, all. I hope all are well and enjoyed the dip in temps and the rain this past weekend. The rain made for an interesting 30th reunion weekend for my Air Force Academy class... — Updated 9/14/2022

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Tumbleweed Festival

Oooo! do you feel the Autumn in the air? I certainly do. I can almost smell it in the breeze and it smells nothing like pumpkin spice latte! I know that it's all the craze right... — Updated 9/13/2022

 

Captured by the 'Rona

Well folks here we are, it is Labor Day Monday and I have finally been captured. I have the Miss Rona, as my daughter calls it. (Corona Virus) Yes, it's Covid season at my house...... — Updated 9/6/2022

 

No Commissioner's Corner this week; check back in next week's issue!

Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez is shown at right riding in the Fountain Fall Festival Parade on Labor Day.... — Updated 9/6/2022

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

First Day of College

Today I am thankful. Not because we are heading into pumpkin spice flavored everything, but because someone has been reading my column. I know they have because a beautiful little... — Updated 8/30/2022

 
 By Carol Vogan    Opinion

Thank you to our trombone rescuer

A giant thank you to whoever found the trombone at the school bus stop on Middle Bay Way last week. It was kind and generous of you to take your time to turn it in to FMS! It... — Updated 8/30/2022

 
 By Kevin Wheeler    Opinion

Wasting police resources on an upset customer

People have a right to disagree with any other person. This should never result in all-out confrontation where the police are called for improper reasons. There is a right way and... — Updated 8/30/2022

 

Enjoy these activities for Labor Day and beyond

Good day. I pray all is great and you've gotten to enjoy a lovely summer so far. This week I want to highlight the upcoming Labor Day weekend and pending announcement of water... — Updated 8/30/2022

 

Consider serving on the Corrections Board

Good day, all. I hope you enjoyed a bit of rain and the cooler weather last week. I was happy to participate in a ribbon cutting for the new Panorama Park grand re-opening. It is... — Updated 8/23/2022

 
 By Glenn Mollette    Opinion

Do what you enjoy while you can

Life and the world are always changing. What you can do today is not guaranteed for tomorrow. Do what you enjoy while you can. None of us want to face every day filled with fear.... — Updated 8/16/2022

 

County questions

Who requested the GIS mapping for ADA compliance? What contracts were submitted? Commissioner Gonzales Jr., when we discussed with the El Paso County Parks Department rebuilding the demolished bridge along Fountain Creek that... — Updated 8/16/2022

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Fairies and house mouse

I am not sure if you know this about me, I have been clear about my love and addiction to coffee, it is not a secret. Also, not a secret, is my love of fairies. It's obvious when... — Updated 8/16/2022

 

A future of excellence in Fountain- Fort Carson School District 8

Students returned to all FFC8 schools the week of August 8 and we are very excited to have them back in our buildings. As we embark on the beginning of a new school year, we look... — Updated 8/16/2022

 

Plenty of Parks events coming up

Good day, I hope you are having a nice week so far. This week I wanted to highlight a few of our Parks events, including one fundraiser this Friday that benefits our two County... — Updated 8/16/2022

 

Prayers for the Peery Family

Good day, all. I hope you've enjoyed a nice week thus far. Today I want to ask for your prayers and support for the family of one of our El Paso County Sheriff Deputies, Andrew... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

There's a story in here, somewhere

I sit here staring at my computer screen and keyboard trying to recall what I was going to entertain us all with in this week's column... but alas, I have forgotten that juicy... — Updated 8/9/2022

 

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