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Christmas Time

Don't you hate it when you meet up with someone and as a conversation filler this time of year, they ask you if you have gotten all of your shopping done? I always fight the urge to say, "Yeah, everyo...

 

Budget Approved

Good day, I hope all are well.  I wanted to highlight our newly approved budget for 2019 as well as congratulate Fort Carson on receiving a Community Partnership award for their collaboration with...

 

Bush Decency and America's Christmas List

Christmas is coming and wish lists vary. Here are ideas from which most can benefit.  Medical care for all Americans. Congress must sever ties with lobbyists working on behalf of the pharmaceutical a...

 

What a Day!

My ol’ Bessy was due for an oil change and a tire rotation. So I take her to the dealership as I always have all these many years. With my head hung low in embarrassment as I drive in past all the...

 

Let Your Holiday Hearts Shine!

Not complaining (although a few slow news weeks sure wouldn't hurt our feelings), but as our community has grown over the last six decades, so has the population; the number of people living and...

 

Be Safe On The Snow Days! 

Good day.  I hope all enjoyed a wonderful week and Thanksgiving.  I enjoyed a great Thanksgiving with church friends and am looking forward to Christmas and visiting family and old friends next mont...

 

Enjoy Christmas Before It's Over

Christmas is coming fast but try to slow down. Before you know it Christmas will be over.   Most of us live our lives in a hurry. We hurry to finish school, hurry through meals, hurry through the work week and hurry into retirement. In a twinkle...

 

Louisiana

So, you ate over Thanksgiving? Did you overeat? I overate… all stinking week long. I was in Cajun Country and being guided by the best hostess EVER. We ate crawfish nachos, grits every day for breakfast, Tabasco cheesecake, Gumbo, Boudan, frog...

 

We are So Thankful for All of You

As another Thanksgiving quickly nears, I wanted to take a moment to express our thanks for all of you... everyone who supports making this newspaper possible by choosing your hometown community... Full story

 

Happy Thanksgiving

I pray all are well and will get to enjoy a most wonderful Thanksgiving.  I always enjoy this holiday and how it brings family and friends together to remember all the good things in our lives....

 

Thanksgiving and Very Thankful

This Thanksgiving I am thankful to not have cancer. I hope. Six months ago my family doctor sent me for a CT scan because I went in to be checked out for something that felt weird which ended up being... Full story

 

A Cajun Thanks- giving

I am in Louisiana, in a small town where my father and his wife live and have for around 40 years. The trees are green and some are of the "palm" variety, others are the same as you might have at...

 

Recycle! (And Let's Keep Our Community Beautiful!)

This Thursday is America Recycles Day. Not that we need a designated day to remind us of the importance of recycling here at the News office.. but if it helps get people motivated to help keep our...

 

Winter Weather Safety Tips 

I pray all are well and having a good week.  With the recent snowstorm I wanted to use this week's article to put out county recommended winter weather safety information.  Be safe out there. With c...

 

Beyond Crazy in America

The horrendous shooting of 12 innocent people at a country music bar in Twin Oaks, California reminds us that no place in America is safe. If we thought there were some safe sacred zones in our countr...

 

Blanket trolls

We all know that teenagers are just basically blanket trolls. They would sleep until they starved to death if we left them undisturbed. When they do emerge, they should not be talked to, looked at,...

 

Continue to Let Your Voice Be Heard!!

As I write this, we are only hours away from the closing of election season. However the election turns out, remember, there is still much more you can do beyond casting your vote! In many ways, that...

 

A Day to Honor Our Veterans

On May 13, 1938, Congress, commemorating the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany, passed an Act, (52 Stat. 351, 5 U.S. Code, Sec. 87a), recognizing the 11th of November as a legal...

 

The Tone of Our Free Speech

by Glenn Mollette Words can heal or words can kill. Words can build up or tear down. They can make people glad or make people mad.  We like to be able to use words in America and use them freely....

 

Happy Veterans Day

I pray all are having a nice week and that you enjoy the upcoming holiday.  As an Air Force retiree, I always look forward to Veterans Day and hope you get to commemorate it with your veteran...

 

Sir Oreo

Right now, my Annie (our Chiweenie) is cowering at my feet for we have let pure evil into our home. Godzilla (our teacup Chihuahua) is curled up in his bed hoping to remain unnoticed by said pure...

 

Let Your Voice Be Heard!!!

After what has felt like one of the longest campaign seasons in history, the time is now- please let your voice be heard and vote!!! No matter your stance or choice of candidates, now is the time to...

 

Health

As the ranking member of the Colorado State House Committee on Public Health and Human Services, I frequently attend meetings and seminars on related topics. Recently I was at the El Paso County...

 

Please Vote!

Hello, I hope all are well and enjoyed a nice week and stayed warm during the couple of cold, wet days.  I wanted to start this week's article with a last reminder to vote, as well as comment on our...

 

Hair Day

I am three cups into my morning pot of coffee and I am remembering a time this past month where I felt so free, so carefree, so lighthearted, but also so very naked. I get my hair done, as most of us...

 

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