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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: NICOLE ANN BARRIOS is a White Female, 28 years... Full story

New School Year Begins for Fountain Valley's Youth

Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 students began the new school year last Thursday while Widefield School District 3 students headed back to school yesterday. Public safety officials remind everyone... Full story

Fountain Firefighters Respond to Early Tuesday Morning Blaze

Tuesday morning, Fountain firefighters finished fighting a fire which started in a barn on property on Rustique Dr., just off of Comanche Village Drive in Fountain. Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine...


It's important to think about safety for our community and your family. School is back in session and a lot of children walk to school. In Fountain there are several schools zones drivers need to be... Full story

Sheriff's Office Announces Fall Citizens' Academy, Accepting Applications Until September 11

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the Fall Citizens’ Academy. The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, October 3, and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6 to 9 p.m. The Academy will be conducted... Full story

Fountain City Council Approves Ban on Aggressive Solicitation

Fountain City Council voted to approve Ordinance No. 1699 on first reading at its Aug. 8 meeting. The ordinance bans aggressive solicitation in order to keep residents of Fountain safe and free from...

Newest Member of Fountain Park and Recreation Advisory Board is Dawn Harnick

At its meeting last week, the Fountain City Council unanimously voted to appoint Fountain resident Dawn Harnick to the Fountain Park and Recreation Advisory Board, filling a vacancy created by the... Full story

Four Seats Open on District 3 School Board

For Widefield School District 3, three directors will be elected for four-year terms presently held by President Charron Schoenberger, Vice President Susan Graham and Treasurer Theresa Watson, all of whom can seek re-election; and one director will... Full story

Two Seats Open on District 8 School Board

Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight will have two seats open for Board Director – 4-year terms. Incumbent Board Vice President Lori Kimball’s position will be open and the incumbent can seek re-election; while Board President Suzanne... Full story

Register For The Emergency Notification System To Receive Important Alerts From 9-1-1

The Emergency Notification System is used by the seven 9-1-1 dispatch centers in El Paso and Teller Counties to notify the public of incidents that could pose a threat to life or property. Just recently, the Emergency Notification System (ENS) was... Full story

Fountain Woman Trying to Reclaim Spot on National Para Ice Hockey Team

Four years ago, Fountain resident Robynne Hill had the distinction of being the first Colorado resident to make the USA National Women's Sled Hockey (now known as Para Ice Hockey) Team. After taking ...

Registration Underway for City of Fountain's Fall Soccer Program

Registration is now underway for the City of Fountain’s Fall Soccer program. The program is area youth four years old through sixth grade. The registration fee is $40 for the first child of a family who registers and $35 for each additional... Full story

Local High School Sports Wrap Up

Three local high school teams see action this week as the Fall Sports Season continues its first week of play. THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE: BOYS GOLF Mon., Aug. 21-Fountain-Fort Carson and Widefield at Cheyenne Mountain Indian Invitational at the County... Full story

Widefield Running & Walking Club Invites Community to Join the Fun

The Widefield Running & Walking Club, led by Erik Nelson, Cross Country Coach for Widefield High School, is looking for participation from the local community. The newly formed club has a diverse group of runners and walkers. The club meets every... Full story

AYSO Region 1225 Fall 2017 Soccer Registration Underway

Registration is underway for the AYSO Region 1225 fall soccer season. AYSO is for players between the ages of 5 and 18. There is a special program for children between ages 3 and 4, known as Playground. The region’s fall season will run from... Full story

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

UPCOMING EVENTS Fri., Aug.18- 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.... Full story

The Grand Announcement

In mid-July 1941 an announcement came from Washington, DC that Colorado Springs, and the Pikes Peak Region was about to see a change that is still important to everyone in this area. A large Army... Full story

Children's Literacy Center Seeks Volunteers

Join Children's Literacy Center in providing free individual tutoring to children reading below grade level in our community. To get involved or to sign your child up to be tutored, visit or call (719)... Full story

Free Legal Clinic the First Monday of the Month at Fountain Branch Library

A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney is scheduled for 3:30-5:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Fountain Branch Library, 230 S. Main St., Fountain. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions; help fill... Full story

Golden Circle Lunch Menu

Thursday, Aug. 17 Chicken Parmesan, Pasta w/ Marinara, Minestrone Soup, Italian Vegetables, Tomato Basil Salad, Garlic Bread, Orange Friday, Aug. 18 Yankee Pot Roast w/Gravy, Potato Medley, Maple Glazed Carrots, Mandarin Oranges w/Yogurt, Monday,... Full story


Fountain Creek Veterinary Clinic Salutes Pet Heroes and Their Owners: With the rain in the Fountain area comes some concerns for our pets. One such concern is Leptospirosis. This is a bacterial disease that can affect dogs. It is rare in cats....

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... Full story

Nothing Negative Intended in Last Week's Article

I must apologize for failing to cite the references I used in my recent article on education. The ratings I used came from a site called Niche. You can check them out at https:www.... Full story

We Have Stopped Being the UNITED

When I look into your eyes, I see love... creation... life... forgiveness... immeasurable pain... immense joy... I may even see God in your eyes. But never have I looked in another soul's eyes and...

Reflecting on Charlottesville and Chicago, All Lives Are Created Equal

On Monday, Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on violence in Charlottesville, Va. And Chicago, Ill. over the weekend: A thirty-four year old usher at the Friendship Baptist Church in Chicago...

Favorites Things

How do you know something is your favorite thing? What dictates it? Is it Fad? Fashion? Media? The cool kids? Famous people? Availability? Peers? Will it endure through the years? Who or what...

City of Fountain's Community Night in the Park to be September 19

Please join the City of Fountain for an evening of fun at the city’s annual Community Night in the Park on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 4-7 p.m. The event will be at Metcalfe Park, 704 E. Ohio Avenue. “We will be showcasing what the city and other... Full story

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group meets August 19

The Alzheimer’s Association’s caregiver support group in Fountain has moved to Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. It meets every third Saturday, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Please contact Barb Caudle at 719 266-8773 prior to attending the first... 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

VFW Post 3917 and Ladies Auxiliary and 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

Fountain Farmers Markets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Fountain Farmers Market on Tuesdays 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 in City Hall Plaza Open... Full story

Free Movie Night in the Park Hosted by City this Friday

The last free summer movie night hosted by the City of Fountain will be Friday, Aug.... Full story


An Arabian and All Breed One-Day Horse Show, sponsored by the Southern Division of the Colorado Arabian Horse Club, is scheduled for Sat., Sept. 2, starting at 9:00 a.m. at Latigo Trails Equestrian Center, 13710 Halleluiah Trail in Black Forest. A... 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

Jean Ware- Cunningham

April 16, 1942-August 14, 2017 Jean Ware-Cunningham of Fountain died August 14, 2017 in Colorado Springs. She was 75. She was born April 16, 1942 in Belzoni, Mississippi to Percy and Marie Grant. She ... Full story

18th Annual St. Raphael Episcopal Church Arts and Crafts Fair to Take Place on Aug. 26

The 18th Annual St. Raphael Episcopal Church Arts and Crafts Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at corner of Main Street and Leta Dr. in Security, a half block from the church. There will be crafters, food and activities.... Full story

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