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 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


Some great news!

Our Colorado small-business owners will now see a $50,000 exemption in the Business Personal Property Tax, beginning tax year 2022 payable in 2023. Thanks to (passage of) House... — Updated 3/29/2022

 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


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


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