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You Said It: Water news is refreshing

I just read the good news in the Fountain Valley News (9-2-20) and the Gazette (9-12-20) that the City of Fountain approved a new standard for water treatment to remove those toxic... — Updated 9/16/2020


You Said It: Letters to the Editor

I don't know what it's going to take to get Soldiers and Airmen to slow down along Hwy. 16! As a Retired Veteran, I've seen the discipline among our young troops seemingly get... — Updated 9/9/2020


Why I started to and still volunteer

Volunteering is a way to give back to a community that has given so much to you. I used to think that volunteering at REACH Pikes Peak was just come in, after school, and make food... — Updated 8/19/2020


Introducing leadership, vision, for House District 21 Democrats

Hello! I'm your Democratic State House District Chair. It's a critical time to be involved in our community, and I'm here to help! There are many things you can do, and I need help... — Updated 7/22/2020


Response to letter by K. Cross

On behalf of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition, I'd like to respond by saying the Widefield Aquifer has been and will forever be contaminated by PFAS Per- and... — Updated 6/10/2020


These aren't the good ol' days

Our tap water could rot your innards. You will never see the good ol’ Fountain water we had from 1977 - 2016. Not after the fire retardant incident. It’s a real sad time for those of us who have enjoyed the good neighbors of... — Updated 6/3/2020


Memorial Day is a reminder to repair our national parks

As another Memorial Day has come and gone, it's worth remembering that our national parks continue to honor and recognize those who have died serving our country.   In fact, nati... — Updated 5/27/2020


Unsung heroes in custodial services

Dear Editor: Working from home may be the new normal for many; but for a talented segment of the workforce it is not an option. Now, more than ever, professionals with disabilities... — Updated 4/29/2020


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... — Updated 2/26/2020


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... — Updated 2/19/2020


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... — Updated 1/22/2020


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... — Updated 1/22/2020


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,... — Updated 1/8/2020


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... — Updated 12/24/2019


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... — Updated 12/24/2019


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... — Updated 11/20/2019


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... — Updated 11/20/2019


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?... — Updated 11/13/2019


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... — Updated 11/13/2019


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... — Updated 10/30/2019


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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

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,... — Updated 10/23/2019


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... — Updated 10/16/2019


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... — Updated 10/16/2019


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.... — Updated 9/25/2019


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