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Happy and Safe 4th of July

One the eve of our Independence Day celebration we wanted to wish one and all a happy and safe fourth. Please pay heed to the fireworks bans in place, it's not worth risking injury and worse to watch...

 

Three Cheers for the Storm Heroes!!

Three Cheers for the Storm Heroes!! This week we want to give a special shout-out to some storm heroes who have come to the aid of local residents following the recent hailstorm that left shattered...

 

Hail NO!

What a past week it has been. Last Wednesday morning I headed to the office with a bit of nervous anticipation after seeing facebook posts about broken windshields and more left in the aftermath of...

 

The News We Least Like Printing...

In the news business there is always "good" and "bad" news, and while we work very hard to focus on printing a good deal of positive news about the great things happening locally, sometimes we are...

 

A Special Message for the Class of 2018

On behalf of all the News staff, it is with much pride that we congratulate the Class of 2018 from Fountain Valley's high schools on your graduation and the successful completion of your K-12...

 

Saluting All Moms

This week I have the pleasure of getting to wish all of the moms out there a beautiful and lovely Mother's Day weekend. I hope everyone will take the time to honor and celebrate the special ladies in...

 

From Tragedy Faith Rises

This week I want to thank everyone who has come forward in response to the 117 fire that destroyed homes, barns, vehicles and worse yet- claimed the lives of animals and wildlife in the Hanover area...

 

Colorado Journalism Matters!!!

In observance of Colorado Journalism Week, today I salute all who are dedicated to excellence in journalism, especially everyone who helps make this newspaper possible each and every week! On behalf...

 

Fountain Valley's Bird Whisperer Spreads Awareness, Inspires Others

I should have known that a bit of freezing weather Saturday morning wouldn't stop Fountain Valley's Bird Whisperer Doug Harling, (who is a photojournalist for this newspaper) from leading his first pr...

 

Help Shape the Future By Getting Involved!

Many times over my long career of serving at your hometown community newspaper, I have heard folks commenting, sometimes grumbling, about local government. Often it's about what is or isn't taking...

 

Join us in Wishing Geof a Happy Birthday!

Part of the fun of living in a smaller community is how so many people know each other. Over the last three decades many of you have become familiar with Geof Clark, who has been a member of our team...

 

Is it Spring Yet?

Hope you all survived the "Spring Forward" clock change to Daylight Savings time this weekend. It has its pros and cons, but for me it's one more sign that soon the trees will be budding, birds will...

 

Fountain Valley's Shining Star

This week I have the pleasure of announcing well known Fountain Valley leader Tom Downing has been selected as the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce's new president. Tom brings a great deal of...

 

Citizens Should Always Feel OK About Questioning the Government

At last week's Fountain City Council meeting, 20-year local resident Al Lender spoke to the city council during the public to be heard portion of the meeting, expressing concerns about the state of...

 

Happy 68th Wedding Anniversary to a Very Special Couple

On this Valentine's Day I wanted to extend extra special wishes to a couple who could be role models to us all. Richard and Ina King of Security celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday....

 

ENOUGH!

Today we join with our friends and neighbors in the Pikes Peak region in mourning the loss of an El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy, Micah Flick, who was shot and killed Monday in Colorado Springs. Our...

 

Recognizing Great Customer Service- Thanks for Making My Night, Trinidad!!

What a difference it makes when you enter a business or pull up to a drive-thru window and are greeted by a cheerful person!! Such was the case for me last week on a late-night visit to Fountain's...

 

We Love Printing Positive News!

What a pleasure it is to print the gracious Letter to the Editor (below) this week from Jerrie Nix of Fountain, who recounts how kind strangers came to her aid after breaking her ankle as she was visi...

 

Remembering a Remarkable Woman:

Those who have lived in the Fountain Valley area for many years will likely remember State Senator Ray Powers who represented much of the Fountain Valley for many years. You will also likely remember...

 

Here's to a Great New Year!

It's funny how when you adopt a certain mindset, suddenly everywhere you turn you find reminders of it! I have decided 2018 is going to be a year to focus on myself... on many forms of...

 

Loving Your Lights!!!

I wanted to extend a personal thank you to everyone who has let the holiday in the heart be reflected by your beautiful light displays! Every night going home from work I am amazed at how hard so...

 

Patricia's Point

Time and space didn't permit me to get this column together in time for last week's issue. We rarely close for four-day weekends but every year on Thanksgiving we make it a practice to. Our hard...

 

My Thanksgiving Miracle

For some of our long-time readers, the following story may sound familiar. I have previously written about it in the past; but felt a nudge to do so again this year. The holidays can be a busy time...

 

Dogs... God's Gift of Pure Love...

I do hope you will take time to read the letter printed below, about Adopt a Senior Pet month. Most who know me know how very precious dogs are to me. I was born and raised in a loving home that...

 

Saluting Our Veterans

It is so nice there will be several opportunities this Saturday for local residents to show their support and thanks to our community's veterans. A list of local activities is provided on our front...

 

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