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 By Liz Rosenbaum    Opinion

Domestic terrorism hits too close to home

Last week on Monday, Jan. 4, I heard a news story on KKTV News 5 that the Midway Substation was the intended target of a domestic terrorist attack. This was extremely alarming to me... — Updated 1/12/2021

 

Thanks for the memories

Editor's Note: The following statement was released by the office of Dan May, the outgoing district attorney for the Fourth Judicial District, after four decades in the profession.... — Updated 1/5/2021

 
 By Brynt Parmeter    Opinion

Walmart shares plans to support veterans and military spouses 

Walmart has a rich history of supporting our veterans over the years, starting with our first veteran, founder Sam Walton. Earlier this year, we announced that we had achieved our... — Updated 1/5/2021

 

Studying the COVID math

We are very fortunate in rural Colorado to have young people who have been raised to use common sense, to be honest and to tell it like it is. Two of our high school students in NE... — Updated 12/15/2020

 

Making sure carriers get their tips

I have had the privilege of working here at the Fountain Valley News for seven months, and in that time I have had many wonderful conversations with our subscribers. One of my many... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

Special session: Polis agenda

Despite Colorado's desperate need of economic relief during this pandemic, the state legislature did not convene for the promised "special session" through the spring, summer, or... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

Thanksgiving government overreach

My Sunday morning was a picture-perfect day on the Colorado Plains: warm sun, hot coffee, and my beautiful wife, Vonnie. Imagine my concern when the shocking tones of an emergency... — Updated 11/25/2020

 

One of 300 defending 300 million

Every morning I sit in my office preparing for another day of meetings, briefings, endless taskers, and a multitude of emails that never stop arriving. Just over a month ago, my off... — Updated 11/17/2020

 
 By Michael Fields    Opinion

Colorado Republicans need a "Contract with Colorado"

Action Executive Director By the time 1994 rolled around, Republicans had been out of power in the U.S. House of Representative for 40 years. And in politics, 40 years is an... — Updated 11/17/2020

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Social media is tearing us apart

We live in a truly strange and unsettling time in America.  Never before have I seen ordinary, hard-working Americans so on edge, so angry, so spoiling for a fight - about... — Updated 11/4/2020

 
 By Glenn Mollette    Opinion

Biden or Trump: follow your heart AND your mind

Typically, the heart leads us and keeps us in various places throughout life. Most of the time people marry because at that moment that's where their hearts have led them to be.... — Updated 10/28/2020

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Senate should confirm Barrett

CAPITOL REVIEW In any other context, it would be fairly unusual to have such an intense political debate about the appointment of an obviously-qualified candidate for the Supreme... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
 By Chuck Broerman    Opinion

Elections in El Paso County

Colorado's election system is the envy of the nation and is touted as the Gold Standard. Since being established in 2013, we have conducted 12 elections, using this model of voting... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Lucas Hale    Opinion

An update from Widefield Water and Sanitation District

I am Lucas Hale, district manager for Widefield Water and Sanitation District (WWSD). My family and I live in Widefield along with our two Great Pyrenees dogs, Nimi and Hunter. We... — Updated 10/13/2020

 
 By Dennis Lennox    Opinion

The truth about Prop. 113

Coloradans deserve an open and honest discussion on Proposition 113, aka the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Unfortunately, they are not getting it. Opponents continue to... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

Security/Widefield assessment underway

Our ATSDR study is successfully underway! I stopped by the Security Fire Station #1 for a visit, and our scientists were all safely working under a giant white tent to check people... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

The Bengals and The Browns stood together: a lesson for America?

I haven't watched much professional sports over the last few months. Last Thursday I did tune into the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns football game.  My attention grew... — Updated 9/30/2020

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Prop 113's election scheme: bad for Colorado, worse for rural voters

CAPITOL REVIEW By Mark Hillman Proposition 113 on this year's ballot is a rare example of Colorado citizens rising up to say "STOP!" when the State Legislature allows partisan... — Updated 9/30/2020

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

CAPITOL REVIEW: What it means to be American

One explanation for the contempt and polarization in our country is that many of us never learned what it means to be "American." Unlike citizens of most countries, "Americans" do... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Necessity: the mother of invention

We all know the proverb "necessity is the mother of invention," and it has been defined as: "When the need for something becomes imperative, you are forced to find ways of getting... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Voting should not be one of America's problems

Some of America’s problems can be fixed. Voting in the November election should not be a problem for Americans. Open the polls for at least two days. Every state should open their polls from 6 a.m.- 8 p.m.. Some states already... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Polis, Hancock fiddle while Denver descends into chaos

Once known as The Queen City of the Plains or the Gateway to the Rockies, Denver is rapidly descending into a cesspool of violence and filth. 15 years ago, if I met a friend for... — Updated 8/5/2020

 

Update from last week's Water Quality meeting

As many of you read the Coalition's column from last week, the outcome is that we have blazed the trails with game-changing policies, getting our local community better control of... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition:

UPDATE: After this publication went to print, the coalition received news that the Water Quality Control Commission denied the motion to vacate. "Not a single commissioner... — Updated 7/15/2020

 

Life is a puzzle

 — Updated 7/8/2020

 

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