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Police Seeking Suspect in Vehicle Break-ins

On June 13, Fountain Police officers were dispatched to the area of Landover Lane and Pinfeather Drive, in the Mesa Ridge Apartments complex to investigate several vehicle break-ins. The suspect is... Full story

Fountain City Council Approves Requests For Special Event Liquor Permits For PPIR's Bike Week That Will Benefit Various Local Charities

At its meeting on June 13, the Fountain City Council approved five different charities' requests for special events liquor permits, related to the Pikes Peak Bike Week activities taking place at PPIR ...

Colorado State Patrol Investigating Fatal Car-Pedestrian Crash on I-25 near Fort Carson

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a car versus pedestrian crash that occurred at 9:20 p.m. Friday on Interstate 25 near milepost 132, near the south entrance to Fort Carson. According to Sergeant Scott Hophan, a 2014 Jeep Cherokee driven... Full story

Rodeo Officials Visit City Council Meeting

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo officials, including 2017 Girl of the West Jamie Tyler of Hanover and her Aide Sierra Silva, recently visited the Fountain City Council at its May 23 meeting to give a... Full story

Fountain P.D., School District 8, host Active Shooter Response Training at Fountain Middle School

An Active Shooter Response Training exercise was held June 7-9 at Fountain Middle School. Agencies participating in the event included City of Fountain Police and Fire Departments, USAF 10th Security ...

Flood Safety Precautions to Keep in Mind

Editor’s Note: Thanks to City of Fountain’s Risk/OEM/Neighborhood Services Manager Luchia Tingley for providing this important information to share with our readers. As local residents know, fast downpours can leave many areas flooded with... 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: TIMOTHY JAMES CROOKS is a White Male, 40 years... Full story

Expansion of Wall of Honor at Veterans Memorial Unveiled at Memorial Day Ceremony

Highlights of the unveiling of the expanded Veterans Memorial Wall at Mayors Park on Memorial Day can be seen at the following link: http://www.epcan.com/... Full story

Recycling Center Hosts Open House on June 28

Fort Carson Girl Scout Troop 41660 invites you to join them for some cookies and punch and a look at their Garden Project on Wed., June 28, from 10a.m. to noon, 301 E Iowa Avenue. Don't forget to... Full story

Mini-Warehouse Facility Being Built in Widefield

In response to readers' inquiries, the News staff investigated what is being built south of Webster Elementary School. The Mesa Ridge Self Storage at 671 Syracuse will be a 5.25 acre storage site,... Full story

Tennis Lessons Offered this Summer by Widefield Parks & Recreation

Tennis lessons are being offered at Widefield Parks & Recreation throughout the summer into early August. “You’ll learn proper stroke mechanics and progress to understanding the fundamentals of singles and doubles games,” a spokesperson said.... Full story

Youth Flag Football & Soccer Season is Moved Up at Widefield Parks & Recreation

Registration is now underway at Widefield Parks & Recreation for the upcoming youth Flag Football and Soccer leagues. The season will now run August through September. Flag football leagues for 4 year olds through 6th grade and soccer leagues for 4... Full story

Nite of Celebration Friday Marking Name Change from Nic & Nak to CJ's MarketPlace

A Nite of Celebration marking the name change of Nic & Nak to CJ’s MarketPlace is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Friday at the business located at 324 Main St. in the Security Shopping Center. There will be door prizes, raffles and refreshments. “Come... Full story

Chamber News

UPCOMING EVENT Fri., June 30-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. For... Full story

Snow Problem

I ran across an interesting snow clearing problem from back in 1889. I have heard of this happening out on the eastern plains of Colorado, and even on the lines south of Denver, about a hundred years ...

Golden Circle Lunch Menu

Thursday, June 22 Pork Loin W/Mushroom Sauce, Black Bean & Lentil Soup, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Pineapple, Chocolate Chip Cookie Friday, June 23 Sloppy Joe, Carrots, Coleslaw, Canned Peaches, Yogurt Blt Sandwich, Italian... Full story

Fountain Valley Senior Center News

An evening of great entertainment provided by The Song Spinners and a delicious meal was enjoyed by all who attended. See related photos. * Rural Area Meal Program, or RAMP, is for individuals age... Full story

All-America City Spirit is Alive and Well!

I was so very pleased to receive the following announcement from Daniel Lewis, (printed at bottom of this column in italics,) who manages the Fountain Community Theater. He and others from the...

A Call For More Civility And Respect

Following is my statement on the June 14 tragic shooting at the Republican's practice for the Congressional Baseball game. "I want to make an appeal to the community at large, to have more civility...

Western Heritage Events, Rabies Concerns

I hope all are enjoying a nice week.  As we continue through a hot and dry week, please remember to be cautious regarding wildfire threats.  Entering the summer season, I also wanted to remind...

PPIR's Bike Week Events Include Daily Events, Nighttime Concerts And More

As part of it’s Bike Week festivities taking place the remainder of the week, Pikes Peak International Raceway will host a wide range of nightly concerts featuring touring acts live on stage starting tonight (Wed., June 21) through Sunday, June... Full story

Fountain's Splash Pad, Widefield Parks & Rec.'s Splashpark Open

The City of Fountain’s Splash Pad located at Aga Park is now open for the season. The Splash Pad is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. every day through Labor Day. Admission is free. The Splashpark at Widefield Parks and Recreation, located at 705 Aspen... Full story

Fountain Valley Scholars Benefit Golf Tournament Seeking Sponsors, Participants

The 2017 Fountain Valley Scholars Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Monday, July 17, at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course. This will be a four-person scramble that will begin at 8 a.m. Cost: $300/team (if pre-registered by June 30) $400/team day of... Full story

Fort Carson hosting Freedom Fest

Fort Carson and 4th Infantry Division will host Freedom Fest July 1 and 2 at Iron Horse Park from noon – 10 p.m. both days. The two-day event will feature a carnival and live music from the 4th Infantry Division band. Park admission is free both... Full story

Republicans to Host Ice Cream Social

The Fountain Valley Republican Club will host its Annual Ice Cream Social on July 17, at 6 p.m. at Metcalfe Park in Fountain.  Ice cream and water will be provided. “We have invited candidates and elected officials from local, state, and federal... Full story

Two Free Movie Nights This Summer at Pi-Ute Park

Two free movies nights are scheduled for this summer at Pi-Ute Park located at the intersection of Holly and Main Streets in Security. The movies are scheduled for Friday July 7 and Aug. 4. The movies will start at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m.)... Full story

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets the Last Wednesday of the Month

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... Full story

Pikes Peak Bike Week Charities

The Following is a list of the Bike Week Charities. WEDNESDAY SHIELD616 | WWW.SHIELD616.ORG Shield616 was formed with the street cop in mind.  The goal of Shield616 is two-fold. First, we want to equip every officer with necessary advanced active... 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

Farmers Markets Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Fountain Farmers Market on Tuesdays Returns Localvore CoOp’s Farmers Market in the City Hall plaza in Fountain is back, held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call (719) 205-8574. Fountain Community Market Hosted Every... Full story

John and Judy Henke Celebrating 50th Wedding Anniversary June 17

John and Judy (Lee) Henke of Security celebrated their Golden (50th) wedding anniversary June 17, 2017. They were married June 17, 1967 in Security. They have two children, Jeff Henke (Robin Conley)... Full story

Joseph Lewis Vialpando

August 20, 1951-June 17, 2017 Joseph Lewis Vialpando of Fountain passed away June 17, 2017. He was born August 20, 1951 to Fidel and Rose Vialpando. He is survived by his mother; his children, Shane, Pam, Sheila, and Darlene; his siblings, Henry,... Full story

Fountain Valley #155 OES Holds Last Meeting Untill September

On June 15, members of Fountain Valley #155 met for their second meeting of the month. A total of 25 members and visitors were present. Our Worthy Matron Gloria Jaeger was not able to be present this ... Full story

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 Crawdad Fishing Saturday, June 24, 9 – 11:30 a.m. After a brief introduction to our “freshwater... Full story

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