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 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


July 4th - America's Hope

Americans hope they will never be bullied by a police officer. A man or woman with a badge and a gun can be an intimidating figure. If a cop pulls you over and bullies you, what... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Clint Decker    Opinion

Learning from other voices on race 

Clay Center, Kansas – Many generations ago the Jewish King Hezekiah was in the midst of a successful reign when he was threatened with invasion by King Sennacherib of Assyria.  Sennacherib used lies, deceit and fearful... — Updated 6/24/2020


A message from your friendly neighborhood circulation manager

Like everyone on the Fountain Valley News’ staff, I have an interesting mix of responsibilities. As a staff writer, I cover various local events and take pictures. As the designated sports editor, I try to keep on top of... — Updated 6/17/2020


George Floyd, protest violence: how to solve this

The death of George Floyd at the hands of police should never have happened. It was murder and a dark moment in America. The looting, terrorism and burning of American cities by... — Updated 6/10/2020


Hate never solves anything

Some of the nicest people I’ve known have been police officers, from county to state to city cops. I have some dear friends who wear badges, and they are good people. The police officers who killed George Floyd on May 25 in... — Updated 6/3/2020

 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion

Be Hopeful

Don't you love that feeling of anticipation, of hope before Christmas morning? You expect or trust something will be amazing in the box covered with bright colored wrapping paper.... — Updated 5/27/2020


Delivering news and strange fashion

It perhaps goes without saying that COVID-19 has created many awkward or simply unusual situations for people. Since I not only write for the Fountain Valley News but also deliver... — Updated 5/27/2020


Making the best of Mother's Day

By Dr. Glenn Mollette I wish mom were still here so I could take her out to Sunday dinner. The problem with Sunday dinner this Mother's Day is that most of the restaurants either... — Updated 5/6/2020


Walking in the wilderness

Most of America has been addled from our normal lifestyle. Today, we aren't for sure what normal is anymore. Covid-19 has been and is like a walk in a wilderness where we have... — Updated 4/29/2020


Healthcare - this feeling has to change

Americans need options for healthcare and every American needs healthcare. Too many Americans are walking around hoping they don't have to go the hospital. A friend recently said... — Updated 3/18/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update: USAFA contamination data released

Those of you who attend our monthly meetings know of the work I have continued to do for not only our community but also communities across the county and our state contaminated... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Karin Hill    Opinion

For Gannon

There almost wasn't a newspaper last week. It was a serious struggle to string words together and figure out how to make things look somewhat decent. Honestly, nothing seemed... — Updated 3/11/2020


Voter suppression in El Paso County?

My 2019 Ph.D. dissertation – How Can Truth-Claims of Voter Fraud Influence Public Policy? A Political Discourse Analysis – investigated how former Kansas Secretary of State and... — Updated 2/26/2020

 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

MLK's words illustrate his faith, patriotism and desire for unity

Because he was taken from us just before my first birthday, what I know about Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. comes from his speeches and writing. His words provide a stark contrast to... — Updated 1/22/2020


Don't be fooled by terrorists 

Iran seemed to intentionally avoid killing Americans in their recent airstrike against our American military base in Iraq. Reports indicate it was more about “saving face” with... — Updated 1/15/2020


Don't force districts to raise their taxes

By Michael Fields, Colorado Rising State Action Executive Director "Raise your taxes or we'll cut your state funding." That's the message politicians would be sending school... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

'Any functioning adult' in 2020?

It seems today that the only thing that unites Republicans is their disdain for Democrats and the only thing that unites Democrats is their hatred of Republicans. Meanwhile, both... — Updated 12/31/2019


Hold tight to Christmas memories

Make a mental decision that Christmas is going to be great. Our world exists in the space between our ears known as our brains. We can dread or hate something or just decide it’s... — Updated 12/24/2019


Proposed Senate Drug Plan Brings Death and Taxes

By Stacy Washington The Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act would stall future drug development and deprive Americans of lifesaving cures -- all without reducing patients'... — Updated 12/11/2019


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... — Updated 12/4/2019


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.... — Updated 11/27/2019


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