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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...

 

An Assault on the Electoral College

What was the complaint about the last presidential election? The claim that Hillary won the popular vote, but lost the electoral college vote? What was the counterclaim? Massive voter fraud in states...

 

Secure Social Security

Friday and Saturday nights I didn't sleep well at all. I woke up early and couldn't go back to sleep. I'm distressed, upset, and in an ill humor! I've been researching Social Security to try to...

 

Keep Open Space Open!

OPEN SPACE... a concept apparently lost to the Fountain Economic staff and City Council. A development firm presented to City Council a proposal requesting the zoning change of the park/open space...

 

Hmmmm...

At my age I should have life all figured out, but sadly I don't. I still question so many things and wonder why they happen and/or exist. But my biggest questions are always about why we humans do...

 

Question: Why Should Residents of Widefield Attend Fountain City Council meetings?

At the Jan. 8, 2019 meeting, the Fountain City Council voted and changed the zoning of the park/open space land across from Mesa Ridge High School, NW corner, to commercial property. What is being...

 

It's Tradition

It's over... Did you make merry and happy memories? I hope so. Our Christmas this year was a bit different than what we have become accustomed to. When a parent has to celebrate a major holiday...

 

I Resolve to Be a Better Me!

Typically, when I write my column I can write about things in the here and now, the things that are currently on my mind or popping up. Well, with the Holiday Season things at the printer change, gee...

 

Money Spent Reminding Us to Vote Appalling

I was appalled and disgusted at the thought of how much money is spent on political advertising. These numbers can be detailed online. The one that really sticks in my craw however is the relatively...

 

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...

 

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