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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: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals...

Sheriff's Office Honors 9-Year-Old Jordahl Student as a 911 Hero

Jordahl Elementary student Angelia Rose was presented with the El Paso County Sheriff's Department's 911 Hero Award during a special ceremony Monday at the school. Rose, 9, is a fourth grader at the...

Research Team to Seek Community Feedback at Fountain Valley Clean Water Committee Meeting Feb. 28

The next Fountain Valley Clean Water Committee meeting is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the First United Methodist Church of Fountain, 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. John Adgate and his research team will be in attendance to get feedback...

Fountain Fire Department Helps Honor Fallen Hero Micah Flick

City of Fountain FD Engine 212 and CSFD Engine 20 displayed a large American flag over the bridge at Powers Blvd. and Woodmen Rd. Saturday during the funeral procession for fallen hero El Paso...

Motorists Rewarded for Wearing Seat Belts During Buckle Up For Safety and Lives Week

For the fifth year in a row, the Fountain Police Department has teamed up with Dr. Kevin Young of Young Chiropractic in Colorado Springs to sponsor the Buckle Up for Safety and Lives Campaign. Last...

Applications Accepted for Spanish Speaking Citizens' Academy

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) and the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) are now accepting applications for our Spring Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Academy. The Academy will begin Thursday, March 8, and will be held every...

New Bean Bag Toss Boards Designed for Welte Education Center

The Fountain Police Department Explorer Program wanted to create bean bag toss boards for Welte Education Center so that they would have their own customized set, similar to the set often seen at...

Public Health Launches New Online Tool for Reporting a Foodborne Illness

Have you ever become ill after eating at a potluck or restaurant and wondered what made you sick? El Paso County Public Health is launching a new online system to help investigate those illnesses that may have come from food. The new online...

Presidents' Day Closings

In honor of Presidents’ Day Monday, all post offices, El Paso County offices, and City of Fountain offices will be closed. Most local financial institutions will be closed. Academy Bank in the Fountain Wal-Mart will be open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m....

County Will Return Federal Grant for 2013 Flood Project

El Paso County will be returning a $1.3 million federal grant designated to complete a channel re-alignment project in Fountain Creek.  County staff recommended return of the CDBG-DR (Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery) grant...

Sports Wrap Up

To see lots of sports photos athletes signing letters of intent included with this article click the following link: http://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/sports/sports_20...

Early Registration Underway for AYSO Region1225 Spring Soccer Season

The AYSO Region 1225 Spring season runs from March 17-May 19. Early registration is through March 1. “Spring time is almost here and so is our soccer season,” a spokesperson said. “It’s time to register, your kids, to play soccer with the...

Mesa Ridge Finishes as Runner-Up at Class 4A Regional

For the fifth straight year, the Mesa Ridge wrestling team finished as runner-up at a Class 4A regional. Kneeling, from the left, Isaiah Brown, Coltin Doyle, Devin Lueck, and Caleb Davis. Standing,...

Registration Underway for Widefield Parks & Recreation Spring Programs

Widefield Parks and Recreation is offering out of the park prices for their Spring Adult Softball Leagues. The cost is only $200 per team for an eight game season (no player or ball fees)! Coed leagues will play Monday evenings and Men’s leagues...

Chamber of Commerce News

Friday, Feb. 16, - 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 said. Annual Chili...

Down The Road

Down The Road I recently was given a box of old newspaper clippings by one of my readers. Some of these were 50 years old. In going through them I was reminded of several stories I have done before,...

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 includes individuals needing assistance due to...

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...

PPACG is asking for input on long range transportation priorities

As we continue to recover from the news of last week's loss, I did still want to wish all a nice Presidents' Day next week and also comment on a couple of county items in today's article. I mentioned ...

Happy 68th Wedding Anniversary to a Very Special Couple

On this Valentine's Day I wanted to extend extra special wishes to a couple who could be role models to us all. Richard and Ina King of Security celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary on...

Yes, Water is Still an Issue!

Yes, Water is Still an Issue! Re: Ken Lippincott letter of 2/7/2018 Is Water Still an Issue? You bet it is!! As villages, towns, and cities grow the need for potable water increases. As villages,...

For Whom the Road Tolls

Stealing a title from Ernest Hemingway is easy. Deciding how to solve the traffic problem between Colorado Springs and Castle Rock is not. My own motto is "Toll for Four" or "No toll without Four." I ...

Conservatism vs. Pragmatism

My wife's opponent for Republican Representative to the Colorado State Legislature for House District 21 has announced that he is the only Conservative running for the position. He uses the...

Ride Your Wave, Don't Be Afraid of It!

A few things have happened since I last wrote my column. This is what I took from last week. I love how life flows and ebbs and we learn to ride the waves as they wash us to shore or spit us out on...

PPACG Announces Classes for Those Approaching Retirement

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has announced the Area Agency on Aging has events happening this spring at its PPACG offices, located at PPACG (14 S. Chestnut St, Colorado Springs 80905).  All of these have events created on the PPACG...

Society of Military Widows meets Feb. 28

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets at 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at Peterson Air Force Base. The Society of Military Widows is open to all military widows of any branch of military service, regardless of...

Women's Army United to Meet Feb. 24

Women’s Army United, Chapter 75 held at Sand Creek Division Police Dept. (South East) 4125 Center Park Drive Colorado Springs, meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. Women from all branches of the military are welcome. Contact...

Rising Stars Girls Basketball Club Host Huge Yard Sale This Saturday

Please come and support your local Rising Stars Girls Basketball Club team (formerly Lady Rebels) as they host a HUGE yard sale starting at 8 a.m. Sat., Feb. 17, 408 Fountain Mesa Rd. The team consists of girls in 9th and 10th grades. There will be...

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Now Meeting in the Afternoon at Security Public Library

The Fountain Valley’s Alzheimer’s Association’s caregiver support group is now meeting from 1-2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. There is no charge to attend. Please call 719-...

Security Library's Adult Reading Program Concludes Feb. 25

Security Public Library’s Adult Winter Reading Program entitled “Warm Up With a Good Book” runs through Feb. 25. “For each book you read just fill out a drawing slip and you will be entered in that week’s drawing (every Saturday) for...

Free Course for Parents of Children Showing Signs of Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Basics will offer a free six-week course for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents showing signs of mental illness. The classes begin Wednesday, Feb. 21, and meet once a week from 6-8:30...

Friday Night 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...

Lead Scientist for Shroud of Turin Research Project to Give Presentation at St. Dominic Catholic Church Feb. 28

In 1978, a team of American scientists travelled to Turin, Italy with one purpose... to test one of the most revered and yet highly controversial artifacts in history, The Shroud of Turin. Now almost 40 years later, you are invited to come and see...

Kings celebrate 68th Wedding Anniversary

Richard and Ina King of Security celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 10, with family and...

Ash Wednesday at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness...

Morris and Brigitte Bealmer Celebrating 50th Wedding Anniversary

Morris and Brigitte Bealmer of Fountain are celebrating their 50th anniversary Feb. 16, 2018. They were married Feb. 16, 1968 in Heidelberg, Germany. They moved to the Fountain area in 1976. They have one child, Tanya Bealmer, and no grandchildren....

Everyone Welcome at Fountain Valley Baptist Church

Members of Fountain Valley Baptist Church, 500 W. Alabama Ave. in Fountain, welcome all persons to their church. “Our church desires to love Jesus and the people with all that we are,” a spokesperson said. ‘No matter who you are and where you...

Fountain Valley Scholars Seek Community Support in Providing Scholarships to Local Students

For more than 25 years, Fountain Valley Scholars (FVS) has awarded students in Widefield School District 3 and Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 with college scholarships. FVS is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships...

District 3 Seeks Community Input for Name of New School

The Naming Committee, appointed by Widefield School District 3 Superintendent Scott Campbell, is seeking community input to name the new preschool through eighth grade school in the Lorson Ranch neighborhood. The new school will be a Computer...

Birds of El Paso County

In honor of Valentine's Day, I've decided to focus on one of my favorite mating birds and this is the perfect time to talk about them. This is the time of year that the Great Horned Owls pair up for...

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit www.elpasocountyparks.com FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES Clip ‘n Save Family Nature Camp Day February 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Kids, grab...

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