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 By Fran Carrick    Opinion

Is Fountain respected?

I read the letters to the editor, with great interest regarding the Mayoral/Council election in Fountain and would like to take a moment to offer my thoughts. The City of Fountain deserves strong, vocal, intelligent, caring,... — Updated 12/14/2021

 By Jean Smith    Opinion

Kudos to Fountain City Council

My comments are in response to an article in the Colorado Springs newspaper, The Gazette, on Dec. 4, 2021. The land company La Plata didn’t get what it wanted – water to build more houses. So the company criticized and... — Updated 12/7/2021


Still many unanswered questions about "Cottages"

The meeting with neighbors regarding the proposed Cottages at Mesa Ridge was newsworthy. Their photos brought more questions than answers. They’re not trailers, as they explained; they’re prefabricated homes put on a concrete s... — Updated 11/30/2021


Mountain View Electric Assoc. considering implementing federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates-and they will lose multiple employees

By Caleb F. Brent, an employee of Mountain View Electric As a federal contractor, Mountain View Electric Association (MVEA) has until December 8, 2021, to comply with the Biden... — Updated 11/3/2021


A vote for Duncan is a vote for mankind

It is with great pleasure and honor that I advise everyone in Fountain to throw their full political support behind Detra Duncan, mayoral hopeful. Detra Duncan has watched my... — Updated 10/27/2021


City needs change in governance

I've read the letters to the editor, with great interest regarding the upcoming Mayoral/Council election in Fountain and would like to take a moment to offer my thoughts. The City... — Updated 10/27/2021


Response to reader's property rights question

To Dee A, A Fountain Resident, Thanks for your questions in last week's newspaper. I live in Countryside and share your concerns about the condition of some properties in the... — Updated 10/27/2021


Dental fraud a concern nationwide and here in the Fountain Valley

Dear Editor, I thought I should write this letter to warn my fellow citizens living in the Fountain Valley area of the possibility of DENTAL FRAUD. Back in February, I had a crown... — Updated 10/27/2021


The Best Choice for Fountain

You recently received your ballot in the mail. The choice for Mayor is clear; Sharon Thompson deserves your vote. She has earned your vote. She is the only candidate for Mayor who h... — Updated 10/20/2021


Please clarify property rights stance

To Gordon Rick: Support Individual Property Rights? Meaning an individual can determine how their property is used regardless how it negatively impacts their neighbors or... — Updated 10/20/2021


Thompson has the experience necessary to be mayor

As a military veteran and Ward 1 resident for over 20 years, I am casting my vote for Fountain City Council Woman Sharon Thompson.    Sharon has served in various capacities and... — Updated 10/20/2021


Thompson gets things done

City of Fountain council member Sharon Thompson is a candidate for Mayor of Fountain. SHARON THOMPSON has a remarkable track record, SHE GETS THINGS DONE! Sharon voluntarily worked... — Updated 10/20/2021


Sharon Thompson is a helper and 'real person,' not politician

I've come to learn that it is really important to vote in local elections. Our city council members and mayor play a vital role in what happens in our city.  I met Councilwoman... — Updated 10/20/2021


Detra Duncan will work to get hospital in our part of county

Dear Editor, I am writing to you as a rural Fountain resident who is endorsing Dr. Detra Duncan for Mayor of Fountain. It is imperative we have her at the helm of our city so we... — Updated 10/20/2021


Fountain: This city has come a long way

This letter is complimentary to our City Councils, past and present. I was a newcomer in 1977 and an old-timer 44 years later. In 1977, Fountain resembled a small third world... — Updated 10/13/2021


Should family members serve on the same city council? No!

Over the past couple of weeks you may have heard and seen the names running for City Council. It is my hope that when you saw the name Cory Applegate, you stopped and thought that... — Updated 10/6/2021


Speed trap made I-25 pleasant

I drove the I-25 twice during the multi-agency speed trap and I'd like to say a big Thank You to everyone involved. It was wonderful to see people driving sanely and safely for a... — Updated 10/6/2021


Duncan exhibits several attributes of a leader

I have known Dr. Detra Duncan for over eight years both personally and professionally.  As a friend and colleague, I believe Detra exhibits the most important attributes you want... — Updated 9/29/2021


Fountain city government needs a big change

Dear Editor, I've been living in Fountain since 1992 and I've participated in every aspect of our city government, and I know every one of our local politicians. I truly believe it... — Updated 9/29/2021


Continue progress AND small town feel

Always helpful, always knowledgeable, always upbeat about Fountain. That's how I know Sharon Thompson. I am so happy that she is a candidate for mayor. I like Fountain because... — Updated 9/22/2021


Many here have a long track record of supporting veterans

Dear Editor, As a longtime citizen of Fountain (56 plus years) and a former El Paso County Elected Official (Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight Board of Education- 8 years,... — Updated 9/22/2021


Thompson is proven leader for Fountain

I actively seek out representatives that have a proven record of supporting veterans. As a veteran, I appreciate that Sharon Thompson has stepped up to run for mayor of Fountain! I... — Updated 9/15/2021


Sad update from Community Theater

We would like to express our appreciation to the City of Fountain, the school district, Fountain Valley News, small businesses around the Fountain area, the YMCA, and of course,... — Updated 9/15/2021


Marcia Gieck for Fountain City Council Ward 3

I am running for Fountain City Council Ward 3 because I want to be of service to my community and represent the residents of my Ward. I have the education, experience and longevity... — Updated 9/1/2021


Thank you, Ward 3

First of all, I would like to thank the 35 citizens of Ward 3 that signed my petition to put me on the ballot as a candidate for Ward 3. I really enjoyed meeting with all of you. I... — Updated 9/1/2021


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