Once and Again, bridal and formal wear, is now open at 358 Main Street, behind the Sonic, at the Security Shopping Center.
From their website:
"Once & Again Bridal and Formal Wear is an affordable alternative to the bridal industry. We offer a variety of new and sample bridal gowns, formal wear gowns, flower girl dresses, mothers dresses, and bridal accessories."
Once and Again is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5:30pm, Saturday 11am to 4:30pm, Monday by appointment only. You can reach them at 719-368-6475. Visit their website at OnceAndAgainBridal.com or find them on Facebook.
Keep M Clean car wash is celebrating their grand opening today with free car washes and coffee and donuts from Dunkin Donuts.
The Chamber of Commerce was on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony as well. In addition to free washes, coffee and donuts, visitors can sign up for other free giveaways as well.
The express wash is located near the corner of Main Street and Bradley Rd in Security. More about the company here.
You can visit them on the web at www.KeepMClean.net
Ice Y Hot is now open at 6912 Mesa Ridge Parkway, behind Peoples Bank at the Markets at Mesa Ridge shopping center in Fountain.
Ice Y Hot features cold and hot treats and drinks, including ice cream, pastries and coffee.
They'll have their official grand opening tomorrow June 15, 2013.
Ice Y Hot is open 7 days/week from 7am to 9pm.
THE STARS AND STRIPES
What is a flag? For what does it stand?
Is it merely an emblem for a given land?
The answer lies in your heart and mind,
And is, for most of us, not hard to find.
Our Flag is more than just some fabric weaved.
It reflects our dreams, our goals achieved.
The countless battles fought to keep us free,
And the peace enjoyed with liberty.
There are those who, behind our freedoms, hide;
Who profane Our Flag, and have often tried
To defame, destroy and desecrate
Those colors our forefathers held so great.
But that Star Spangled Banner has endured these years,
It has been witness to sacrifice, blood and tears.
And as long as the Liberty Bell can ring...
Our Flag will dip to no one, be he man or king.
Yet those colors mean more than just ideals.
They are a symbol of what a patriot feels:
Love for Country, and Honor, and Duty as well.
And they wave in tribute to those who fell.
To the Soldier who bore them up San Juan Hill.
To the Blue and the Grey who lie deadly still.
As they faced each other in our Civil strife,
To save his own dear Flag, each gave up his life.
To those brave Marines who on Iwo Jima fought,
So they could raise Old Glory on that bloodsoaked spot.
To our sons and daughters who raised their hand,
Then bravely served and died for their Flag, their Land.
But as for those who cannot shed a tear,
When Our Anthem sounds out loud and clear;
Or those who will not in silence stand,
To show respect for their Native Land...
For them I am truly sorry, and also sad.
They can't feel as I do: Just so glad,
To have such pride... it lifts me ten feet high,
When The Stars and Stripes go passing by.
Frank J. Montoya
The City of Fountain is requesting applications for the Economic Development Commission. Business owners and managers are sought. The Commission’s role is to advise the City Council on matters important to growing the City’s economy. The Commission’s charter is to create an economically viable and sustainable community through recruiting primary employers, retaining critical employers, and expanding the current business base. Members are appointed by the City Council. Terms are for two years, with a term-limit of four years. The Commission meets the second Monday of every month at 6pm at City Hall.
Applicants must be a registered voter and reside in the City of Fountain. If you are interested in serving, please submit a “Personal Information Form for Candidates for Boards or Commissions” to 116 S. Main Street, Fountain, Co. 80817 or deliver to the City Clerk at the same address. The forms are available at the City Clerk’s Office and on the City’s web page at www.fountaincolorado.org. If you have any questions please call the City Clerk’s Office at 322-2000, or the Economic Development Director at 719-322-2056.
It had long been rumored that the United States and other governments around the world had been monitoring electronic communications of just about everyone. Over the past few weeks those rumors have been confirmed and it's actually more extensive than most people ever imagined. And now that Pandora's box has been opened, there's no closing it.
The United States government collects and stores data on phone calls, emails, social page posts, Internet chats and more. Presumably, they would only use such information to protect innocent people from bad guys. However, the IRS scandal demonstrates that actual human beings don't always follow policy.
Even if you have faith that our own government officials and politicians would never misuse information to their own benefit or for the advancement of an agenda, the fact is, the U.S. has now set the new standard for data privacy: There isn't any.
If the leader of the "free" world is within its rights to monitor the behavior, conversation, thoughts, location of all its citizens, all the time, what would be off limits for the governments and intelligence agencies of China? Iran? Russia? Pakistan? India? We didn't just cede the moral high ground, we excavated and leveled it.
I suppose it may be a good thing to have taken the fiction of benevolent authority off the table. With the awareness that everything you say/do/write can and will be held against you, perhaps people will choose their words and ponder their actions more carefully. Politicians must know as well, that if they can use data to attack their rivals, their rivals can do the same to them, and we the common folk, have access to quite a bit of data ourselves. Maybe everybody being watched by everybody isn't all bad. It seems to work for the casino business. Let's see how it plays out on a global scale.