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What Amendment 74 is Really About

By Tony Gagliardi, NFIB Colorado State Director Most people in Colorado don't know the government can take up to 90 percent of the value of your property without compensating you for your loss....

 

Colorful

Oh my word, don't you just love this time of year? I saw a woman on a motorcycle the other day at the gas station in a big fluffy fuchsia tutu and neon green leggings, of course she had a helmet on fo...

 

Fountain-Fort Carson and Widefield School Boards Support Amendment 73

By District 8 School Board President Lori Kimball and District 3 School Board President Charron Schoenberger On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 (FFC8) Board...

 

Hunt He Must...

This morning I woke up at dark thirty and at the dining table sat Old Man sipping a cup of coffee. This is not how our mornings usually look on Saturdays. I am often awake and he sleeps until 7 or 8...

 

Please Be Sure Your House Numbers Are Visible in Case of Emergency

Many citizens are having a lot of repair work done on their homes and during the painting or stuccoing process their house numbers are being taken down with no way to identify the address.   I want...

 

Thank You To Woman Who Found My Purse And Turned It In

I would like to say thank you to the most honest and wonderful lady who turned my clutch purse in at the Safeway up by Mesa Ridge Parkway on Sept. 5. She wished to remain anonymous, however I hope...

 

Help for Students with Stuttering Challenges

Dear Editor, It's back to school time-new clothes, new backpacks, new schools and new friends. But for some children, old fears arise. For the student who stutters, the beginning of the school year...

 

Moving Fountain Forward...Live Stream City Council Meetings

What does your day look like? For some single parents it is working, sometimes two jobs, while trying to be an active and present parent, while never feeling like you have enough time. Perhaps your...

 

What is Your Typical End of the Day Conversation?

Ours is when everyone gets home from work or school, which I just cannot believe is starting back up again, and I always ask, "How was your day?" Now it depends who I ask it of, as to what the answer...

 

Community Policing?

Has the broken window theory been set aside? You know, the idea that if small problems have been addressed, we wouldn't have the bigger ones. If that had happened, then why and was it on purpose? I lo...

 

Democracy Held Hostage

At the June 12th City Council meeting in Fountain, a group of citizens came to express their opposition to a proposed amendment to the city charter than would allow future police chiefs and fire...

 

State Rep. Landgraf Deserves Our Thanks for Law That Combats Teen Cough Medicine Abuse

To Whom It May Concern: As an advocate for our children's safety, I am thrilled to learn that our State Representative Lois Landgraf (R) helped pass a law to help combat teen cough medicine abuse....

 

Natural Disaster Solicitors, aka "Ambulance Chasers"

Shortly after midnight Wednesday, June 13, our city suffered a very destructive hailstorm that lasted just over one hour. It finally ended around 2:30 a.m.. The full scale of destruction became...

 

Support of Tour of Colorado Cycling Event Appreciated

Thank you to the City of Fountain and El Paso County and its residents for being such a tremendous host for the Tour of Colorado cycling event on Saturday, May 12. We had nearly 125 cyclists from...

 

Are We Going To Wait Till It's Our Kids?

ANOTHER SCHOOL SHOOTING, WHY ARE METAL DETECTORS NOT IN OUR SCHOOLS??? I had a BIG sign in the front door of my business starting the day of the Florida High School Shooting... it Read: MAKE OUR...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 2, 2018

Sing on Baby Girl!

Oh my word!! I have a 15-year-old daughter who is turning 16 this summer. Do you have any idea what that has meant? This is the same daughter who went to Australia last year and is going to be going...

 

Fountain's Mayor Endorses State Representative Lois Landgraf

Dear Editor, I’m honored to lend my support to Representative Lois Landgraf.  As a Representative for District 21, she has supported our community by introducing legislation relative to the PPRTA,...

 

Constitutional Carry or Jacket Tax?

As reported by Channel 13 in Colorado Springs on March 8, "A proposal in the Colorado legislature that would allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a permit has passed the Colorado Senate...

 

EPC Sheriff Endorses State Rep. Lois Landgraf

I have worked with Lois Landgraf for a number of years, both in her position as a city Council woman in Fountain and now as our HD21 Colorado state representative. She is a stalwart conservative...

 

RE: Our Parks, City, State and Wildlife

How many parks are needed? How many parks does Fountain have? How many national parks are there in the USA? Must we keep up with every state to be satisfied, (I doubt it.) What a shame; we are losing...

 

Why elect Ray Garcia to House District 21?

My name is Raymond Garcia, and I am running for the Colorado State House of Representatives in District 21.  I come from a Colorado Pioneer family with Native American roots.  I am a solid Conservat...

 

Weddings are a Beautiful Thing!

My family was invited to a wedding this weekend in Central City, Colorado. We were so happy for the couple and could not wait. We did not bring our son as he had plans for a bit of Valentine fun...

 
 By Jim Snare    Opinion    February 14, 2018

Yes, Water is Still an Issue!

Yes, Water is Still an Issue! Re: Ken Lippincott letter of 2/7/2018 Is Water Still an Issue? You bet it is!! As villages, towns, and cities grow the need for potable water increases. As villages,...

 

Conservatism vs. Pragmatism

My wife's opponent for Republican Representative to the Colorado State Legislature for House District 21 has announced that he is the only Conservative running for the position. He uses the...

 

Is Water Still an Issue?

It looks better, tastes better coming directly from my kitchen faucet and through the filtration system in my refrigerator. I've thrown away 10, one-gallon, plastic jugs, which I've traipsed back and...

 

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