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Mayor Pro-tem Phil Thomas Honored for Extraordinary Civic Leadership

At the September 26 Fountain City Council meeting, Dr. John Williams (right) representing LaExpose' Productions & Heal the World Mission presented an Award of Civic Leadership to Fountain's Mayor ... Full story

Fountain Police Department Welcomes Newest Employee

Story and Photo By Sergeant D. Scott Gilbertsen, Media Relations Officer/Professional Standards, Fountain P.D. The Fountain Police Department recently welcomed its newest employee, Officer Chad...

City of Fountain Launches New Website Today

The City of Fountain is pleased to announce a major refresh of the city's internet presence today, Oct. 11. The city is proud to launch a brand new website,, and has also... Full story

D-3 Community Walking​ ​for​ ​the​ ​WIN on Saturday to Promote Ballot Measures

The Widefield Information Network (WIN) is hosting a community walk to inform voters about ballot measures 3A & 3B this Saturday. The measures will provide funding for Widefield School District 3. Over 200 volunteers will “Walk for the WIN”,... Full story

Meeting With Researcher Studying Effects of PFCs on Health is Tomorrow

A meeting hosted by the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition has been rescheduled to take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at The First United Methodist Church of Fountain, 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. The meeting was originally set for a date in... Full story

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: CHRISTIAN JOSEPH CASTOPHNEY is a Black Male, 29...

Meeting on Community Partnership Programs set for Oct. 20

Representatives of The Colorado Trust Communty Partnerships will host an informational event on Friday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Fountain Library Community Room, 230 S. Main Street. The Colorado Trust is a private foundation that... Full story

Sports Wrap Up

To see photos of this week's sports wrap up and story click the link below: Full story

Home Buyers Seminar and Credit Repair Workshops offered at Merit Real Estate Co. Inc.

AJ Moore, a realtor with Merit Real Estate Co. Inc., has announced that there will be a home buyers seminar and credit repair workshop at the Merit office located at 6710 S. Hwy. 85/87 on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The credit repair... Full story

Tentative Plans for a More Beautiful and Welcoming Fountain Presented at Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce After Hours/Old Town Social

City of Fountain Economic Development/Urban Renewal Director Kimberly Bailey and City of Fountain Economic Development Specialist Jennifer Stewart, along with Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce...

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS Fri., Oct. 20-Business Breakfast-7 -8 a.m.-Sarges’ Grill, 6436 Hwy 85/87, Fountain. “If you know a business owner who would be interested in joining the chamber, please bring them to the breakfast,” a spokesperson... Full story

Fountain Youth "Booed" with Pumpkin Basket Filled with Halloween-Related Goodies

Kaytlin Kosey, 11, a sixth grader at Fountain Middle School, made an interesting discovery when she recently opened the door after somebody rang the doorbell on her house on Harvest Field Drive in... Full story

Fountain Valley Senior Center News

* Rural Area Meal Program or RAMP, is for individuals age 60 and over who live in El Paso County. This program is for older adults who are not able to get to the nearest congregate meal site. This...

More Military News

The Year 1942 was one to remember. The announcement of the name choice, Camp Carson came in March, but April's news was also a big move. The Army was announcing new camps all over the west. Most of... Full story

Neighborhood Watch Leaders Needed

More street/block captains are needed to fully staff leadership positions before a late October meeting of the Country Club Heights Neighborhood Watch Organization. This 16-year-old organization boasts the lowest crime rate in Fountain, primarily... Full story

Golden Circle Lunch Menu

For more information about the Golden Circle meal program, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Golden Circle meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde Manor, 906 Grinde...

Inaugural Veteran of the Year Honoree is Leo F. Martinez

I pray all are well and enjoyed the first dusting of light snow to our area on Monday.    I am proud to announce that Leo F. Martinez is El Paso County Veterans Service Office's inaugural Veteran of the Year honoree.  His military career...

Our Community (and America) at its Best...

I witnessed something truly beautiful on Saturday, Sept. 29. I was present as our community's military and retired military residents and representatives came to gather to honor a fallen comrade. We...

We Have Survived The Homecoming Drama Of The Female Teenager

The dress, the shoes or boots, the hair style, the right touch of makeup, and of course the right friends to go with. Our daughter had all day rehearsal followed by a wedding performance before she...

What's Happening

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit 2’s & 3’s Outdoors: Batty Bats Oct. 12, 9-10:15 a.m. Share the joy of your 2 or 3 year-old... Full story

Fountain Community Theater Presents "A Night of Dark Intent" Oct. 12-14 and Oct. 20-21

Performers with the Fountain Community Theater will present their fall production of the Thriller "A Night of Dark Intent" by L. Don Swartz at 7 p.m. Oct. 12-14 and 20-21 with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. ...

Public Pumpkin Patch Days at Venetucci Farm

In expectation of a bumper crop, public pumpkin patch days have been scheduled to allow community members to visit the patch and purchase pumpkins for .50/pound. The patch will be open on these days:*Saturdays, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Oct. 15... Full story

VFW Post 3917/Ladies Auxiliary/Canteen News

All activities are open to the public. The post is located at 4715 W. Clearview Dr. in Security. Canteen is open Tues.-Thurs. 1-7 p.m., Fri. Noon-8 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. *Breakfast is served from 8-10:30 a.m. every Sunday.-$6 (eggs to order,... Full story

The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities Office Holds Luncheon, Council Meeting

The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities office holds a luncheon at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. The luncheon is followed by a monthly council meeting at 2:30 p.m. in Building 350, Room 1206. Call... Full story

VFW POST 6461 Activities

Everyone is always welcome at VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe, Fountain. Visit or Facebook: VFW Post 6461 for up-to-date information. The doors open at Noon Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. Sat., and 8 a.m. Sun. Help support our Veteran &... Full story

Friday Night Community Soup Kitchen Schedule

The First United Methodist Church of Fountain soup kitchen from 4-6 p.m. every Friday is open to anybody who would like a bowl of hot soup and great fellowship with neighbors. More groups to help host and prepare meals are sought. The church is... Full story

Friends of Security Library Used Book Sale Oct. 21

The annual “Friends” of the Security Public Library Used Book Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Widefield Community Center Meeting Room, 715 Aspen Dr., Security. Members of the Friends can get in at 8 a.m. Membership... Full story

Harold "Hal" Little

Harold “Hal” Little, 56, died October 6, 2017. He was a beloved son, husband, and father. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. October 14, 2017 at Springs Funeral Home-North, 6575 Oakwood Blvd, Colorado... Full story

Long-time Fountain Valley Resident Roman Belasco Given A Hero's Farewell

The Fountain Valley's military and retired military community came together at the American Legion Post 38 in Fountain on Saturday, Sept. 30 for a Memorial service for Roman Belasco. He was born... Full story

Fountain Valley Singers "Up and Running" at St. Raphael Church

The Fountain Valley Singers musical group is “up and running.” Members of the group meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday nights at Saint Raphael Episcopal Church, 802 Leta Drive in Security. “We need all voices, especially basses and sopranos,”... Full story

Good Shepherd Church Celebrates Laity Sunday

This Sunday, Oct. 15, is Laity Sunday and the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church congregation will celebrate all the helping hands, volunteers and so many in our church who hear the call to serve. The call of God is active, and it compels us to... Full story

Bible Chapel Offering Study on Book of James

Southside Bible Chapel is offering Bible Study on the book of James from 9:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 19-Dec. 12 at the church located at 1725 S. Wahsatch in Colorado Springs (near Southgate.) For more information call 392-3097 and mention... Full story

Glennis Wathan Ballard

December 14, 1929-October 4, 2017 Computer Programmer, U.S. Air Force (Ret.). Survived by wife, Anna Lou, four daughters, seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5-8PM Oct. 10, Funeral Service: 10AM Oct. 11 The Springs Funeral Services. Info at... Full story

Winter Birding Tips

Well fall is slowly changing to winter. It's time to start getting your yard ready for the bitter cold temps. Food and shelter are critical for the birds, but one commonly forgotten and most... Full story

Great Horned Owls of Fountain Creek

To see a variety of photos of the owls of Fountain Creek click the website...  Website

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