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FFCHS Students Combine Talent to Build Special Bench for Veterans Memorial

Several groups of students from Fountain-Fort Carson High School combined their talents and created a special Veterans Memorial Bench which was delivered Monday to the Fountain Valley Veterans... Full story

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Personnel Respond to Bomb Threat at Fountain Valley School

At approximately 3:10 p.m. last Tuesday, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Fountain Valley School of Colorado that a suspicious “military grade” explosive or incendiary device was found in the cafeteria. According... 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: MICHAEL DASHAWN BLACKFORD is a Black Male, 20... Full story

Grantham Responds to Governor's Decision Not to Call Special Session 

Senate President Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) released the following statement in response to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision not to call a special session:  “I’m glad the governor thought better of it, because I could never quite... Full story

Congressman Lamborn Supports the Thin Blue Line Act

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement in response to the passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act:  “The brave police officers and first responders dedicate their lives to ensuring our safety, and the safety of our neighborhoods... Full story

Memorial Day Activities in the Fountain Valley

Special ceremonies in honor of Memorial Day will be held at several places in the Fountain Valley Monday. American Legion Post 38 A Flag-Raising Ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. at American Legion Post 38, 6685 Southmoor Dr., Fountain. Breakfast... Full story

Memorial Day Closings

In observance of Memorial Day Monday, all City of Fountain offices will be closed. All post offices will also be closed. All local financial institutions will be closed except for Academy Bank in the Fountain Wal-Mart which will be open from 11... Full story

Bat Found at Quail Lake Tests Positive for Rabies

A bat found alive at Quail Lake, has tested positive for rabies. This is the first rabid bat in El Paso County in 2017. The bat was found on Saturday, May 13 at 10:32 a.m. on a dirt path leading to the west shore of Quail Lake, 915 Cheyenne... Full story

Former County Commissioner Dennis Hisey Announces Candidacy for State Senate District 2

Fountain resident and former El Paso County Commissioner Dennis Hisey, a Republican, is announcing his candidacy for Colorado State Senate District 2, replacing Senator Kevin Grantham, a Republican...  Website

Water is Flowing to Security Water Customers Through New Pipeline Now

Security Water District is pleased to report that it began receiving water through its new pipeline connection with Colorado Springs Utilities on Tuesday, May 16. With this new pipeline and the short-term water supply agreement that was approved by... Full story

Trojans are State Track and Field Champions

The 2017 Colorado 5A Boys Track and Field Champions. Front row, Jalen Lyon, left, and Phillip James Thomas. Back row, from the left, Austyn Bazet, Chance Fabian, Phillip Paul Thomas, Sergio Cedano,...

WHS Athletes Named Champions

Several Widefield High School athletes have been named Champions for 2016-2017 and were recognized at a recent banquet. Champions 2017 is an annual event presented by the Rotary Clubs of the Pikes...

STATE TRACK WRAP UP

The Fountain-Fort Carson boys track team brought home the Class 5A first-place trophy from the Colorado State High School Track & Field Championships last weekend in Denver. Fountain-Fort Carson finished with 106 points. Monarch was second with 101...  Website

Two Days of A Championship

In any sport, people who don’t watch the competition in a close game see the end score, but don’t know the ebb and flow of the sport as it unfolds. The great catch or the game saving tackle in football, the steal, missed free throw, or great... Full story

BOYS SWIMMING WRAP UP

Fountain-Fort Carson’s Brenan Bloyd set three school records Class 5A state meet Friday and Saturday in Fort Collins. His new records include: 22.15 in the 50 Free (as lead-off in 200 Free Relay); 47.91 in the 100 Free (prelims) and 54.69 in the... Full story

Free Basic Dental Services June 10 at St. Dominic Catholic Church

Representatives from The Pacific Dental Services Fountain along with representatives from Fountain Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics are partnering with representatives from St. Dominic Catholic Church to provide free, basic dental services to... Full story

Widefield Parks and Recreation Summer Activity Announcements:

Auditions for Summer Musical are May 31 Auditions for the Widefield Parks and Recreation’s production of “Guys & Dolls” are scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 31 in the Mesa Ridge High School choir room. The musical will showcase local...

Grand Opening Monday for Valley Christian School Booster Club Concession Stand at Aga Park

A grand opening for the Valley Christian School Booster Club concession stand is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at Aga Park in Fountain. There will be free otter pops, face painting, performances by the Valley Christian School cheerleaders,... 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

Purely Poetic

Cy Warman was a well known poet of the area a hundred years ago. He was, among other things a railroader, of the type called a "boomer". He worked on various railroads for various lengths of time. In ...

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

Thursday, May 25 Chicken Alfredo, Pasta, Squash Medley, Garbanzo Tomato Salad, Strawberries, Milk Friday, May 26 Beef Chili w/Cheese, Baked Potato, Sour Cream, Tossed Salad with Dressing, Grape Cup, Milk Monday, May 29 Closed- Memorial Day Tuesday,... 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

Frank and Lou Keeser Remembered for Legacy of Giving

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Patricia's Point

Remembering Those We’ve Lost The month of May is a busy one here each year. We start the month focused on Mother’s Day, followed by local graduation ceremonies and the special keepsake we put... Full story

Commisioner's Corner

Memorial Day As we focus on Memorial Day this weekend, I wanted to highlight the memory of those service members that have given their lives for our great country.   While I encourage all to... Full story

County to Host Youth Fishing Derby at Willow Springs Ponds June 3

El Paso County Parks will host a youth fishing derby at Willow Springs Ponds from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, June 3. Celebrate Colorado’s Free Fishing Day at Willow Springs Ponds with a fun fishing derby for children ages 5 to 15. “Some of... Full story

VFW POST 6461 Activities

Everyone is always welcome at VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe, Fountain. Visit www.vfwpost6461.org 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. *May 27-9 a.m.-3?? Buddy... 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

Community Theater Presenting Young Sherlock

Members of the Fountain Community Theater will be performing Young Sherlock by Craig Sodaro at 7 p.m. May 25-27 and June 2 & 3 with a 2 p.m. matinee on June 3 at the Heritage Event Center, 737 Dale St., Fountain. Take a trip back in time to when... Full story

Community Kids Day is June 3

Kingdom Builder’s Family Life Center (KBFLC)in partnership with Solid Rock Christian Center, Fountain Police Department and Fountain Fire Department will be hosting the 3rd Annual Community Day in Fountain to celebrate children. This event will... Full story

Fountain Valley Historical Society Hosting Museum Open House June 10

Members of The Fountain Valley Historical Society are hosting a small-town open house celebration from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the FVHS museum located at 114 N. Main St. in Fountain. “Many Valley residents don’t know there is an... Full story

Good Shepherd Church Memorial Day Prayer

On this upcoming Memorial Day, we pause to reflect upon our blessings as a nation and the high cost of those blessings. We offer our prayers of thanks and intercession. Dear God...Thank you for the freedom we enjoy in this country, for... Full story

Frederick H. Hardman

Frederick H. Hardman October 31, 1941-May 9, 2017 Fredrick H. Hardman passed away on May 9, 2017. Fred was born on October 31, 1941 in Washington to Helen (Uptagrafft) and Ed Hardman. Later, he and... Full story

Robert "Bob" Smith

July 7, 1949-May 8, 2017 Robert "Bob" Smith went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly at his home on May 8, 2017. Bob was born July 7, 1949 to Norman and Margaret Smith in Des Moines, Iowa.... 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 Women’s Nature Retreat Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Finally a local nature retreat for women!... Full story

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