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Apologies are in Order

In last week's paper, I incorrectly identified Widefield School District 3's Superintendent Scott Campbell as someone else in a photo caption that appeared with the Security Lions' Kidspree article....

 

From My Perspective

Something has been on my mind for a few weeks now. I feel I have a responsibility to share my perspective on a situation I have witnessed unfolding over the last couple months. Seems there has been...

 

Taking My Own Advice...

Last week I shared the news that after two frustrating months of waiting for the original roofer who contacted us after the June 13 hailstorm to take care of our building with no success, we were...

 

Just Do The Best You Can

What do you do when after two months the roofing company that was "Johnny on the spot" the morning after the June 13 hailstorm still hasn't come to repair hail damage to your roof, despite repeated...

 

Survivors- That's What You Are!

As my sidekick Danyar and I were out delivering newspapers to some of our carriers last week, we discovered some ccreative ways local residents were trying to protect their vehicles from any more...

 

Pride

As with all things, the ebb and flow of life affects our "newspaper family," too. The "newspaper family" I refer to is made up of the many special people who spent time with our staff, contributing...

 

Good to See Rise in Grassroots Citizen Activity

I have personally witnessed something quite encouraging over the last couple of months. I have watched as caring citizens banded together with friends, neighbors and other local residents to make it...

 

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...

 

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