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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...

 

Single Trash Hauler Program Will Help Many

I attended the community meeting held by the Road Focus Group concerning the single hauler trash plan on July 17th.  I listened to the briefing and the concerns raised by those present.  I followed...

 

A Climate of "Let Me Help You" is What Citizens Want and Deserve From City Council

I'm beyond being surprised at the manner in which council speaks down to the citizens.  After a citizen contacted me and shared information about the discussion (and I use the term "discussion"...

 

Now It Will Be Up To Citizens To Pursue Resident Requirement Changes

At the last City Council meeting, I approached City Council asking that they consider initiating a ballot measure relative to the residency requirement, as opposed to having citizens collect...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 15, 2019

Don't Forget Mother Earth

I have never been shy about saying how much I love our beautiful state. Nothing like the smell of the morning air when there might be a smidge of humidity in the air. I love our sunsets and sunrises;...

 

City Should Reveal Who Artist That Will Create Lineman Statue is...

It is unfortunate that all the people who have congratulated me on my letter against the proposed expense to the City of Fountain for a lineman statue aren't able to follow up with a letter of their...

 

The Farce of Macroevolution

I want to say up front that I believe in Microevolution/Speciation/Hybridization. Examples include: varieties of dogs and cats etc... there are no cogs or dats. There are no "missing links."...

 

Ardith Bruce Was Honored as One of Our Hometown Heroes

At a third council meeting, in a row, on April 9th, the issue of the electric lineman statue was brought up. This time Councilman Phil Thomas stated, that I, Fran Carrick, while sitting on Fountain's...

 

Enough is Enough

Far too often I have sat at home quietly fuming about the actions of the Fountain City Council. But now, enough is enough. After their mid-March meeting, I had an occasion to cheer in my heart and...

 

Discussion Closed... Oh Not So Fast!

I attended a Fountain City Council meeting the first part of March when Curtis Mitchell and Carl Christian presented the idea to have a monument erected of an electric lineman to celebrate the 100...

 

My Fence, My Wall

My wife and I migrated here from the semi-arid plains of Wyoming where I had been a school principal and the licensed, volunteer pastor of the only Baptist church in town. The pastoral assignment...

 

Safe Drinking Water and the Expensive Costs to Maintain It

Over the last few weeks our community has been mentioned in many national and local news segments, both in print and television regarding our water contamination. The members of Fountain Valley Clean...

 

Cracks in the Pavement, Sink Holes in the Ditch

Fabled author Harper Lee, in her book To Kill a Mockingbird, emphasized the need for her readers to be able to walk around in another's shoes, to put on their skin to see how it feels, and to view...

 

Infanticide 2019

This isn't about the time before Christ when the Israelites were surrounded by the Canaanites who were Baal worshippers and they sacrificed children to their God, Molech. No, and it isn't about the...

 
 By Jean Smith    Opinion    March 6, 2019

What Can We Live With?

For now there will be no convenience store/gas station on the SW corner of Syracuse at Mesa Ridge Parkway. This development was a bad idea. The proposed lanes only added confusion and danger to...

 

Fountain to be a Sanctuary City?

Recently, I received and completed a survey about Fountain becoming a sanctuary. It asked me what I thought about Fountain becoming a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants. Balderdash and horse...

 

Convenience Store Will Only Add Problems for Widefield Neighborhood

Traffic-traffic-traffic-development, people, cars--traffic... The traffic congestion at the corner of Syracuse and Mesa Ridge Parkway is not unique for this county. Syracuse Street has a history. It...

 

Tell City Council you want a NO ZONE CHANGE vote!

What a snow job- I'm not talking about the weather. That was the presentation Feb. 6, 2019, given by Evergreen Development and Maverick Inc., regarding the proposed building on the corner of Syracuse...

 

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