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Not Too Neighborly Of Fountain City Council To Go Against Concerns Of D3 Regarding Zoning Change Request

Despite being notified Widefield School District 3 officials were strongly opposed to a proposal to change the zoning of property directly across the street to the west of Mesa Ridge High School, from...

 

Planning Commissioner Should Have His 15 Minutes

First I want to wish one and all a happy and blessed New Year! The past month flew by in a blurr; we had to do so much work ahead of each holiday to meet deadlines (adopting the mindset as if the...

 

Congratulations Roy!

We are so pleased to be able to share the news this week that Security Water and Sanitation Districts Manager Roy Heald was honored by his peers with the Small Districts Association as Manager of the...

 

"Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"

As I have done so for many years now, this week I am pleased to share one of my favorite Christmas tales with you below. It's the response a newspaper editor wrote to a young girl over 100 years ago,...

 

Share Your Favorite Holiday Memories!

You might have seen a related announcement on this week's front page inviting our readers to share your favorite holiday memories, for consideration to be published in an upcoming issue of this...

 

Let Your Holiday Hearts Shine!

Not complaining (although a few slow news weeks sure wouldn't hurt our feelings), but as our community has grown over the last six decades, so has the population; the number of people living and...

 

We are So Thankful for All of You

As another Thanksgiving quickly nears, I wanted to take a moment to express our thanks for all of you... everyone who supports making this newspaper possible by choosing your hometown community...

 

Recycle! (And Let's Keep Our Community Beautiful!)

This Thursday is America Recycles Day. Not that we need a designated day to remind us of the importance of recycling here at the News office.. but if it helps get people motivated to help keep our...

 

Continue to Let Your Voice Be Heard!!

As I write this, we are only hours away from the closing of election season. However the election turns out, remember, there is still much more you can do beyond casting your vote! In many ways, that...

 

Let Your Voice Be Heard!!!

After what has felt like one of the longest campaign seasons in history, the time is now- please let your voice be heard and vote!!! No matter your stance or choice of candidates, now is the time to...

 

Local Candidate Profiles to be Featured in Next Week's Issue

It's been announced that El Paso County's ballots for the Nov. 6 election were mailed earlier this week. We certainly hope everyone will take their time to educate themselves about the candidates and...

 

"We" are 60!!!

I must say my heart is filled with pride this week as we celebrate the newspaper's 60th anniversary (which is today) and begin our 61st year of serving the Fountain Valley community. I only wish our...

 

Lori Brazil Was Always Working Hard To Make Our Community A Better Place

For a couple of weeks now, I have been struggling with writing this tribute in memory of one of our community's most cherished ladies and leaders... Lori Brazil. I don't know if it's because I just...

 

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... Full story

 

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...

 

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