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When something occurs that is so very, very sad, it becomes almost impossible to think about it and/or to write something, anything about it... We have all, at one point in time, lo... — Updated 12/20/2022

 
 By Amy Fiala    Opinion

Happier holidays with energy savings

The most magical time of the year is here! Coloradans will soon be gathering with friends and family to enjoy turkey and stuffing, decorating our homes and spreading holiday cheer.... — Updated 12/6/2022

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Republicans are blue in Colorado

"Democracy," wrote H.L. Mencken, "is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard." A majority of Colorado voters have made it clear... — Updated 11/29/2022

 

Christmas in your heart

Christmas once started for me when the JC Penny and Sears catalogs came in the mail. They came early in the Fall and I wore them out looking at the toy section. By December the... — Updated 11/29/2022

 

Honoring Alzheimer's caregivers this month

About 3.3% of the U.S. population – over 11 million people – currently serve as volunteer, unpaid caregivers for 6.5 million loved ones living with Alzheimer's disease. In... — Updated 11/23/2022

 

Homeschooling in Colorado thrives, but options in Fountain are lacking

Since January 2020 homeschooling in Colorado has increased from 3.4% to 8.7% (Nationally the average has increased 5.5% - 11.1%). With widespread access to the internet, hundreds... — Updated 11/15/2022

 

United Health Care: Seven tips for choosing health benefits for 2023

By Marc Neely, CEO of UnitedHealthcare in Colorado and Wyoming, and George Young, CEO, Medicare & Retirement, UnitedHealthcare for Colorado and Wyoming  Amid higher inflation,... — Updated 11/1/2022

 

A farewell to one of our best...

Not often on the journey of life do we find kindred spirits, those who we feel like we've known a lifetime. I'm referring to the rare beautiful souls whose presence can easily... — Updated 11/1/2022

 
 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 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

 
 By Mike Alexander    Opinion

Dude, where's my car?

The process of buying a car-new or used-is mostly fun, and can actually be exciting, and when completed, leaves one with a sense of accomplishment. At least it can - sometimes. For... — Updated 8/10/2022

 
 By Glenn Mollette    Opinion

Your new normal and resetting your life

People who have lost their houses and cars and everything they've worked for all their lives may feel like giving up. Some do. After thirty or forty years they don't feel like they... — Updated 8/9/2022

 

Losing everything, what - or who - is most important?

What or who is important to you? The recent devastating flood in eastern Kentucky reminds us all that life can be swept away in a moment. Hundreds of families lost everything. One f... — Updated 8/2/2022

 

Judge grants restraining order against gun control ordinance

Blocks town of Superior's ban on standard capacity magazines and 'Assault Weapons' Ban DENVER – Last Friday, an Obama-appointed federal judge granted Rocky Mountain Gun Owners a... — Updated 7/26/2022

 

More mass killings - What is the answer?

Do parents in America want to spend every school day hoping and praying their children will not be heinously murdered? Do children want to spend their days constantly looking up to... — Updated 5/31/2022

 

County Assessor shares concerns about Polis's Property Tax Cut Bill

The traditional case against high property taxes is that they deter investment, chase people out of their neighborhoods, and make it harder to attract new residents. This is a reali... — Updated 5/24/2022

 
 By Chuck Broerman    Opinion

The Primary Election is Right Around the Corner

The June 2022 Primary Election is fast approaching. The major political parties will conduct Primaries to determine which candidates will represent their party in the November... — Updated 5/24/2022

 
 By GLENN MOLLETTE    Opinion

Be sure to honor Mom while you still can

Celebrate Mother’s Day anyway you can but don’t miss the opportunity to honor mom. The opportunities pass us by. While mom is alive is the time to do something for her. Too... — Updated 5/3/2022

 

Remembering our Vietnam veterans

Sixty years ago on March 16, 1962, Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 (FTLF 739) was on a secret mission sanctioned by President Kennedy, to fly to Vietnam. This secret Vietnam... — Updated 3/22/2022

 
 By Joe Reagan    Opinion

War in Ukraine: a teachable moment

I discuss the topic of leadership a lot in our home. It is not much of a surprise as my wife and I have multiple combat tours between us. Together, we have over 40 years of... — Updated 3/8/2022

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Let's be honest about the state of voting

CAPITOL REVIEW Confidence in elections is paramount to our system of self-government. Those we elect have an obligation to work together to build security and transparency in those... — Updated 2/1/2022

 

Simple methods for saving money for your retirement

2019-2020 Federal Reserve SCF data shows us the average retirement savings by age in the U.S. •   Ages 18-24: $4,745.25 •   Ages 25-29: $9,408.51 •   Ages 30-34:... — Updated 1/18/2022

 

Infrastructure bill is huge for rural Colorado

Infrastructure bill is huge for rural Colorado Coloradans send us to Washington each year to get things done for every corner of the state. Our historic Bipartisan Infrastructure... — Updated 12/28/2021

 

Somehow, some way, let this Christmas be worth remembering

We had difficulties when we were growing up in Martin County, Kentucky but overall, we thought we were doing okay. President Lyndon Johnson came to Inez, Kentucky in 1964 to let us know we weren’t doing very well. He began his... — Updated 12/21/2021

 

What about the other Ethan Crumbleys?

We are unfortunately informed once again of another horrific, senseless school shooting. They don’t stop. When will the next one be? Who will be the next shooter and who will be the next unsuspecting victims?  Once again,... — Updated 12/7/2021

 

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