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Growing Fountain naturally, securely

Dear Editor, I read your interview with Mayor Ortega in the Feb. 5 issue of the Fountain Valley News. Mayor Ortega is a smart, dedicated, and good man, and I understand his frustration about the...

 

Is legislation the answer to our water situation?

I read the Jan. 29, 2020 editorial titled "Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update," as clean water is necessary to all the area residents. Now I ask, what good will these people do? I'm not...

 

Curtailing freedom of speech

At the Jan. 14 Fountain City Council meeting, with no advance notice and very little input from the public, the council voted 6-1 to prohibit all signs and banners in the public right of way. Council...

 

Letter: Thanking Fountain residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need

I am writing to thank Fountain residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Fountain and across the...

 

Calling on Trump supporters to hold him accountable

Dear Editor: Cory Gardner must follow through on his promise to Colorado constituents to support a "bipartisan and fair trial" in Donald Trump's impeachment. As with any trial, this includes calling...

 

Methane regulation 'rollbacks' actually reduce emissions

By Bob Beauprez President Trump just proposed a small update to methane-emission regulations. But judging by the Democratic candidates' hyperbolic reactions, you'd think he personally assaulted...

 

State Democrats on impeachment

On Dec. 18, with Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette presiding as Speaker Pro Tempore, the House of Representatives considered and voted on two articles of impeachment against President Trump --...

 

Fountain: 1 Out of 7

In reviewing results from the Colorado election November 5, 2019, I found seven communities offered their local voters an opportunity to fix their streets by passing a sales tax increase to finance...

 

Ponds Deserve Attention

Willow Springs Ponds has had a damaged bridge removed, and the remains are still piled up along the edge of Cruz Gulch irrigation ditch. This bridge gave access across the ditch to anyone using the...

 

Reminder for Widefield Residents

There will be Public Hearing on the 2020 budget at Noon next Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, during the monthly Board meeting for Widefield Water/Sanitation District at the District Office, 8495 Fontaine...

 

Veterans Deserve a Break

The majority of service members agree, the most difficult aspect of transitioning out of the military is leaving behind its orderly and conventional structure and having to answer the overwhelming question, “What’s next?” For most veterans, a...

 

Citizen Encourages a Yes Vote on Prop CC

Dear Editor, As a retired faculty member at a Colorado Community College, I have first-hand knowledge of the ways in which increased tuition has made attaining a college degree more difficult for stud...

 

Support For Tamara Estes

Dear Editor, I'm proud to support Tamara Estes for Ward 2 City Council seat - a seat that I formerly held.  I have known Tami all her life and ask that you vote for her along with me.  Tami was...

 

Well, here I am again…

I want to apologize for not having a column last week. I live out here in nowhere and our newest neighbors just finished building their house and were so excited to be there, finally, and sink their...

 

We Are Fortunate To Have Someone With Tamara Estes' Strong Roots Running For City Council

I was born in Colorado and raised here in Fountain until around middle school.  In 2017, I returned to Fountain, where I have always thought of as my hometown.  I now live with and take care of my...

 

Freedom Of Speech Is Messy

At the October 8th city council meeting, an extremely important question was being asked of our city council. Should the city ban temporary signs in public right of ways or should they be allowed? In...

 

Fran Carrick's Platform: Fountain residents FIRST!

Let me tell you about a cold day almost two years ago. I was a little anxious to meet a woman whom a mutual friend encouraged me to meet and I had heard so many great things about. At the time I was...

 

Darrell Couch is the Real Deal!

If you have not yet met Darrell Couch, I would like to introduce you to the Darrell my husband, Ken, and I know. We first met Darrell at a city council meeting many years ago. If you attend city...

 

Cory Gardner is a Trump Sycophant

September 8, 2019 Dear Editor, Cory Gardner reneged on his promise to maintain Colorado's military funding when he voted for Donald Trump's "emergency declaration" to divert funds from foreign and dom...

 

Get Out and Vote for Better Infrastructure

I grew up in an age when waste not want not was a way of living. If you bought the best you could afford and took care of it you would have it for years. We can't go back in time and make our roads...

 

Lamborn Sells Out Local Military

By Mike Pierson President of the Pikes Peak Democratic Veterans, an initiative of the El Paso County, Colorado, Democratic Party With today's news of Congressm...

 

Scout Finch Looked From Boo's Porch

Do you remember one of the main points of To Kill a Mockingbird, selected as best novel of the 20th Century by the American Library Association? At the end of the award winning novel, Scout Finch had...

 

The View from My Dashboard

As the Neighborhood Watch Community Volunteer for the Fountain Police Department, I used to drive through our city and take note of the condition of our neighborhoods. For me it was implementation of...

 

Re: Carports... I Have Deep Misgivings About Authoritarian Restrictive Leadership

We had a carport issue with El Paso County when Dennis Hisey was County Commissioner. We took pictures of other carports in our area. The local fire department wrote a letter that stated the carport...

 

There Was A Time When We Were More Caring And Less By-The-Book

For those of you who were not in attendance at the July 23 City Council meeting, you may have missed a systemic issue in Fountain which has long been a concern. Recently in an attempt to 'fall in...

 

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