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Fountain PD Seeks Publics Assistance in IDing Theft Suspect, Vehicle

The Fountain Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the theft suspect, or vehicle involved in the theft of packages from houses. According to Lisa Schneider, Media...

City Council Considers Military Appreciation Banner Program

At its April 10 meeting, the Fountain City Council heard from Councilmember Sharon Thompson about a special program that would allow for the display of military appreciation banners around the city....

City of Fountain Honors Lineworkers

If the power is on where you are reading this, you have a lineworker to thank. Today (Wednesday, April 18) is "Lineworker Appreciation Day," honoring the serious and vital work carried out by...

Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamed by City Council

A Proclamation designating the month of April as "Child Abuse Prevention Month" was passed unanimously by the Fountain City Council at its meeting last week. Representatives of El Paso County's...

Meeting About Fountain Streets April 25 at Fountain City Hall

A City Hall meeting on the topic of “City Streets and City Street Projects” is planned at 5:30 p.m. next Wednesday, April 25, in the council chambers at Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St. The event is being hosted by members of the Fountain...

Sheriff's Office Investigating Double Homicide in Eastern El Paso County

At approximately 1:52 a.m. Saturday, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 13500 block of Hobby Horse Lane in reference to a check the welfare. According to Natalie Sosa, Public Information Officer for the sheriff’s... Full story

Criteria Loosened For Applicants for Study of Exposure to PFAS from Water Contamination

Criterial has been loosened for a study that will look into exposure to poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), related to possible local drinking water contamination. Initially, those with certain chornic diseases like cancer, diabetes or... Full story

CCH Neighborhood Watch Meeting April 25

Residents of Country Club Heights subdivision are urged to attend a special meeting of the CCH Neighborhood Watch Wednesday, April 25, at 6 p.m. for dinner with the meeting agenda beginning at 6:30 p.m. Location: IHOP community room on US 85/87 by... 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: BRYAN L. CARROLL is a Black Male, 59 years old,...

Six Fountain-Fort Carson Students Sign Letters of Intent

Six Fountain-Fort Carson High School students signed letters of intent to continue their endeavors at the collegiate level next year. The are pictured at...

Sports Wrap Up

There was plenty of action in the pool, on the tennis courts and on the track for local sports teams last week. For more photos and story click the following link: http://www.epcan...

Four Widefield High School Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Four Widefield High School student/athletes signed letters of intent last Wednesday to continue their athletic endeavors at the collegiate level next...

Lady Trojans Win Trojan Tennis Invite; Lose Against Rampart

Prior to winning their own tournament Friday and Saturday, the Fountain-Fort Carson girls' tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to Rampart last Tuesday on its home courts. For more photos click the...

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Presentation on City of Fountain’s New Online Business License Process to be Given On Friday, April 20, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, on Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. Joney Carneal from...

Another Look at Movies

I recently talked about a local spot used in a movie. I spent nearly four years in the Air Force, mainly near a little town in Wyoming. I know nearly everyone has heard of it, but as I go along here ...

FFCHS JROTC Hosting Blood Drive

the Fountain Fort Carson High School JROTC program and Bonfils Blood Center are partnering up again this year to host the annual Blood Drive, April 25-26 in the small gym from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. To donate blood or platelets, you must...

Friends of Library Book Sale is Saturday

The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the library located at 715 Aspen Dr. “Whatever your reading pleasure be it fact or fiction, adult or juvenile, classic or best sellers, the Friends...

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...

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...

Colorado Journalism Matters!!!

In observance of Colorado Journalism Week, today I salute all who are dedicated to excellence in journalism, especially everyone who helps make this newspaper possible each and every week! On behalf...

The Wind Had Better Leave My Hair Alone!

Did you survive the wind machine mother nature sent to us this past week? Was that crazy or what? Out here we have no trees or buildings to slow the blow, it just hits us at full speed and we...

Committed to Veteran's

I was honored to receive the United Veteran Committee's (UVC) "State Distinguished Legislator" award at their annual banquet on April 8th. At this same event Senator Lambert (R) of Colorado Springs,...

Thanks to Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine for Years of Dedicated Service to the Community

I wanted to start this week off by thanking Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine for his decades-long leadership and dedication to our Fountain Valley community.  Chief Anstine has announced he will be ...

Security/Widefield Networking Group Meets this Friday

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, April 20, at Sarges’ Grill, 6436 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. The group meets every other Friday. For more information, visit www.face...

Fountain Middle School's Drama Club Presenting Free Play Thursday

Fountain Middle School Drama Club members will be putting on a free 45-minute performance entitled “15 Reasons not to be in a Play” at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 W Alabama Ave., Fountain (across from the... Full story

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...

Rita Ochoa

August 6, 1945-April 14, 2018 Rita Ochoa, 72, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away April 14, 2018. She was born August 6, 1945 in Rocky Ford, Colorado. Rita L. Covarrubias graduated from Rocky... Full story

Evelyn Pippins

July 17, 1929-April 7, 2018 She was born July 17, 1929 to Collin George Lockabey and Nora Roberts Lockabey of Belton, Texas. She married Odis Pippins January 22, 1947. She was preceded in death by...

Gateway Prayer Garden Staff Members Volunteer to Support Fountain Police

Gateway Prayer Garden Staff Members Volunteer to Support Fountain Police Four staff members of the planned Gateway Prayer Garden in Fountain attended a ceremony supporting local police at the El...

Over 7' Tall "Fisher of Men" Bronze Statue Currently in Residence at St. Raphael's Episcopal Church in Security

This over seven-foot tall, 650-pound bronze replica of Jesus called "Fisher of Men" is currently in residence at St. Raphael's Episcopal Church, 802 Leta Dr. in Security. After being on display at...

Victoria C. Murdock

April 11, 1980-April 11, 2018 Victoria C. Murdock 38, of Widefield, went to be with our Lord and was welcomed by her grandparents, John and Patricia Nettie, April 11, 2018 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. She was born April 11, 1980 at Fort Carson. She...

Fountain Valley Baptist Church Invites All to Visit

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...

Parish Yard Sale at St. Dominic Catholic Church Rescheduled

The Parish Yard Sale that was scheduled for April 14 at St. Dominic Church, 5354 S. Highway 85/87, Security has been rescheduled to July 16. A spokesperson said, “Looking to sell? There are limited spaces for $10. Hurry and reserve yours now.”...

Ronald Eugene Cellars

September 11, 1968 - April 9, 2018 Chef, Fountain resident. Survived by wife Michele Cellars; daughters Mea Cellars and Alicia Clayton; stepdaughter Taychele Motton; brothers Charles Daniels, and Bruce Cellars, and sisters Antionette and Kelly...

Fountain Valley Singers Presenting Spring Concert Sunday at St. Raphael's Episcopal Church

Members of the Fountain Valley Singers will present their Spring Concert, directed by Judy Westcott, at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 802 Leta Drive in Security. They will have two guest accompanists from the choir: Greg...

Birds of El Paso County

Well, migration is starting to pick up. From the end of April into the middle of May will be the best time to spot migrating birds in El Paso County. One of my favorites and the first bird that got...

Colorful Colorado

For the entire photo spread click the following link: http://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/cranes_2018-4-18-18.pdf Every year over 20,000 Sandhill Cranes stop at the Monte Vista Wildlife... Full story

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival is May 11-13

23 Field Trips Take You From The Prairie To The Mountains The El Paso County Nature Centers will host the fourth annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival from Friday, May 11, to Sunday, May 13. Join public, private and non-profits for an...

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

April Activities S’mores Quest April 20, 6 - 8 p.m. Solve puzzles and complete challenges around the nature trail to earn s’mores supplies. Then enjoy gourmet s’mores around a campfire. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. $4 per...

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