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 By GLENN MOLLETTE    Opinion    July 3, 2019

July 4th and the American Spirit

The Fourth of July is here and all Americans hopefully will embrace the day without fear, total liberation and the American spirit.    Nik and Lijana Wallenda on Sunday night, June 23 in crazy,...

 

Celebrate Your Community on Independence Day!

By Quint Studer, author of Building a Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping America As I go about my work of helping communities revitalize and reinvent themselves, I often get t...

 

Teaching 'Intersectionality' Poisons America's Future

For the first time in history, legislators are writing the progressive doctrine of "intersectionality" into Colorado law.  They want our schools to teach that the groups we belong to – our race,...

 

Oppose HB19-1278

As your Clerk and Recorder I would like to make you aware of a bill in the State Legislature, HB19-1278 Modifications to Uniform Election Code, which will adversely impact our county and state. The...

 

Don't Answer The Telephone

In January a Denver couple received a scam phone call from a man who told them he had kidnapped their daughter. The man was very convincing that their daughter was in his possession. In the...

 

We Can All Do Better In 2019

It's easy to be discouraged about the future of America, particularly if viewed through the lens of Facebook and Twitter or described by television talking heads who thrive on conflict apparently...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

CAPITOL REVIEW

Every 10 years, Colorado must redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative district lines to ensure equal population. And every 10 years, Republicans and Democrats wind up in a costly...

 

Contamination Without Representation: EPA Summit Summary, 3rd Stop Of Four Summits

During the EPA Summit Aug. 7 and 8, 2018, community members of Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition (FVCWC) addressed discrepancies and concerns about the PFAS water contamination we all have been...

 
 By Robert Moore    Opinion    August 1, 2018

No Place is Immune to Racism

One of the top movies of the summer will undoubtedly be "BlacKkKlansman" from director Spike Lee. The film is based on a true story of a Colorado Springs police detective named Ron Stallworth who infi...

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion    July 25, 2018

Let's Talk Common Sense And Facts About Guns

In the debates that rage after each highly-publicized mass shooting, one side claims that more restrictive gun laws could prevent future such tragedies while the other side counters that the rights...

 

America Will Get Worse or We Will Become Better... it's up to Each One of us to Decide

My wife and I were walking around the streets of Annapolis, Maryland most of Wednesday. We had been visiting my Navy son who lives up the road, speaking to a church group and taking an afternoon to...

 

A Thank You Letter

May 25, 2018 Today is my last day of work after 32 years of service with the City of Fountain Fire Department. As I retire, I need to send a few genuine thanks. There are so many people, that it is... Full story

 

EPA Chooses to Protect DoD and Industry from "PR Nightmare" Rather Than Protecting People From Poisonous Chemicals in Drinking Water

Recently released EPA emails documented their decision to suppress the truth about PFAS exposure. PFAS are the chemicals in the drinking water supply of over 60,000 El Paso County residents. ATSDR,...

 
 By Glenn Mollette    Opinion    May 2, 2018

When Barbara Bush Said Damn

I've always admired Barbara Bush. Like millions of others I was saddened to hear about her declining health and then recent death. Many television tributes and well deserved accolades have been...

 

Easter Prayers In America - We Need It

The gospels of Matthew and Mark identify the place where Jesus prayed shortly before his betrayal by Judas and then later his trial and crucifixion as Gethsemane. Jesus was accompanied by three of...

 

Senate President Grantham Responds to Fiscal Forecast

DENVER – Following the highly-anticipated release of the 2018/2019 fiscal forecast and the response by Governor John W. Hickenlooper, Senate President Kevin J. Grantham released the following statem...

 

Guns, Opioids, Alcohol, Bad Judgment and Balance 

Every person in America should have the privilege of driving a car if they meet the qualifications.  Requirements involve passing written and driving tests and passing a vision test. Enough...

 
 By Steve Durham    Opinion    March 7, 2018

Landgraf Assisted Efforts to Eliminate Common Core

Dear Editor, For the three years that I have served on the State Board of Education I have  appreciated Lois Landgraf's leadership on education issues. The statements made by her opponent that she...

 

Billy Graham - Shaking His Hand  

I never had the opportunity to shake hands with Billy Graham. A few years back my wife and I were in the Asheville, North Carolina area and had a couple of free hours. We decided to drive to Montreat...

 

Dome to Home:

The Second Regular Session of the 71st General Assembly is officially underway and I am as excited as I am optimistic for what will be my last session before I am termed out. The Colorado Senate... Full story

 

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