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Your Best Christmas Gift?

I hope all are doing great and enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family this past week.  I ate far too much cheesecake but will strive to work off those extra calories prior to...

 

Choosing A Holiday Strategy

The holidays can be glad, sad or bad. Take your pick and choose a direction.  I choose glad. Who wants to be sad and who needs bad? I don't want either one and neither do you. There is enough in...

 

Christians and Donald Trump

CAPITOL REVIEW It's a question thrown about frequently in social media debates: "How can anyone who claims to be a Christian vote for Donald Trump?" The questioner usually recites examples of Trump's...

 

Marijuana as a Funding Source?

In minor social media sources, I've read rumblings of individuals advocating the use of marijuana tax revenue as a funding source for the City of Fountain. Balderdash...is my response, especially...

 

CAPITOL REVIEW

Colorado voters will soon be asked to approve Proposition CC, an innocent-sounding ballot measure asking us to "just trust" state government to spend our tax dollars without limitation. Prop CC reads...

 

Nothing is Impossible 

A lot of us are faced with the impossible. We may have what seems to be impossible debts, physical illnesses, human relationships and vocational pressures.   Too often we hear someone say, “Nothin...

 

Budget input welcomed

Good morning, I hope all are well. This week I want to highlight our budget process through the end of the year and invite the community to provide your input. Also, we announced our El Paso County Ve...

 

Is There Any Rest For America?

By Glenn Mollette Most Americans are tired. Ask most any American and you will hear an array of reasons why we are tired. The answers range from long work hours to too many obligations. Lots of...

 
 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

 

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