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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... Full story

 
 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...

 

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....

 

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