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This newspaper gave me my start in journalism

It was with great sadness that I read the news that the Advertiser and News would cease publication. Although I moved from the Fountain Valley more than three decades ago, it is a newspaper that has had a great impact on my life.... — Updated 12/13/2022


I will miss the perfect hometown newspaper

To the Fountain Valley News, When I found out that the Dec. 28, 2022 issue will be your last publication, I was so saddened with tears in my eyes. I have enjoyed this newspaper for many years. It was just a perfect hometown... — Updated 12/13/2022


Vote Yes on Amendment F

For more than 70 years, Colorado's nonprofit organizations, including the Mountain States Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America ("MSCPVA"), have relied on revenue generated from charitable bingo games to help fund their... — Updated 10/26/2022


Another good reason to vote For Dennis Hisey

Long ago, when the world was young, my fourth grade students were studying our beautiful Jimmy Camp Creek. They learned about the plant life, wild life, water quality, insects that... — Updated 10/25/2022


Vote Yes on 2B!

I'm old, sometimes crusty. I'm opinionated ... with good reason. Sixty years married, my wife and I have lived in the same house in Country Club Heights nearly 30 years. We've... — Updated 10/25/2022


Some of the reasons I AM voting for Fountain's 2B!!!

With the closest hospital being 13 miles away and limited access to urgent care facilities serving a Fountain Valley population of over 100,000, it is critical that we come... — Updated 10/25/2022


Vote Yes for your neighbors, whole community

Hello Fountain. It is that time of year again, and if you attended the Labor Day Parade, a community meeting or community event, you might have been handed a brochure with... — Updated 10/18/2022


Support 2B to better pay, retain first responders

I think it is safe to say that the crime in Fountain has increased in the last several years. It is disheartening to see the things happening in our little town. With the threat of... — Updated 10/18/2022


Our officers deserve nothing less than our support on 2B

As I read a story in The Gazette yesterday about a lockdown at Harrison High School due to fears of violence in that school I remind myself that I have a lot to be thankful for when... — Updated 10/18/2022


Police, fire departments need the right personnel, equipment

My name is Sylvester Houston (Ret. Navy/ Army), and my wife Melissa (Ret. Marine/Army) and I are Veterans. Throughout our military career we had a job to do but we couldn't do it... — Updated 10/18/2022

 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

Recommendations on state ballot questions

Here's my plain-and-simple explanation of and recommendation for statewide issues on the Colorado ballot for 2022: Amendment D, New 23rd Judicial District Judges. In 2020, the... — Updated 10/11/2022


Former mayor urges "yes" vote on ballot initiative 2B

I support the Public Safety Ballot Measure 2B as proposed by the city council, which offers badly needed help for our Public Safety Department. Our city has grown exponentially... — Updated 10/11/2022


State Patrol wants feedback

Colorado is amazing, and so are the people who live, work and play here. As the Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, I have the honor of leading a statewide law enforcement agency... — Updated 10/4/2022

 By Carol Vogan    Opinion

Thank you to our trombone rescuer

A giant thank you to whoever found the trombone at the school bus stop on Middle Bay Way last week. It was kind and generous of you to take your time to turn it in to FMS! It... — Updated 8/30/2022

 By Kevin Wheeler    Opinion

Wasting police resources on an upset customer

People have a right to disagree with any other person. This should never result in all-out confrontation where the police are called for improper reasons. There is a right way and... — Updated 8/30/2022


County questions

Who requested the GIS mapping for ADA compliance? What contracts were submitted? Commissioner Gonzales Jr., when we discussed with the El Paso County Parks Department rebuilding the demolished bridge along Fountain Creek that... — Updated 8/16/2022


Thank you Fran Carrick

Long-time Fountain resident Fran Carrick who IS NOT on Fountain City Council or Fountain's Urban Renewal Authority Board, (but is a Fountain resident as stated), took her time to ta... — Updated 8/2/2022


Why do we need a new study for South Powers?

I read today 5/19/22 in The Gazette that another million-dollar study is taking place on the proposed Southern Powers extension. My wife and I were participants in the same type... — Updated 5/24/2022


What's the reason for four "no" votes on Kane Ranch?

I attended the Council meeting when there was discussion to de-annex the 2400 acre Kane Ranch property from the City of Fountain. I just read Mr. Gordon Rick's letter to the editor,... — Updated 5/17/2022


Clarification on vote for Kane Ranch de-annexation

My background is in business.  I was in businesses for 22 years.  And in businesses you deal with a lot of contracts.  A contract is between two parties that states what each... — Updated 5/10/2022


Dr. Kelly the best qualified candidate for coroner

During my time as a chaplain assistant in the Army, I had the honor of being part of the healing process for many families of fallen soldiers. I looked grieving mothers and widows... — Updated 5/10/2022


I'm available, and council meetings are always open

I felt the need to respond to Gary Rasmussen's letter ("Council members should pound the pavement," May 4, 2022). The quote was taken out of context. The discussion was about... — Updated 5/10/2022


Many questions about the PFAS discovered in ponds

The Colorado Sun published a story April 22 about the PFAS chemical that was found in Willow Springs water. According to the story the water was tested in the summer and fall of... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Gary Rasmussen    Opinion

Council members should pound the pavement

Twenty-thousand of city of Fountain taxpayers' money will be sent to have a stranger come to your door to ask you about Fountain ballot issues. Because a Fountain City Council... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Ken Lippincott    Opinion

Pray for Snow!

Absolutely! Pray for snow...pray that we get a substantial amount of moisture between now and mid-June. Pray that our water storage will be at capacity before summer. This includes... — Updated 4/19/2022


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