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New Community Garden Opens at Fountain's Recycling Center

Girl Scouts from Fort Carson Troop 41660 welcomed the public to an open house at the Fountain Recycling Center Garden to tour their new Community Garden Project on Wednesday, June 28, and offered... Full story

Family of Onesimo Vigil Want Their Father's Death Not To Be In Vain...

Family members of Onesimo "Oney" Vigil spoke to the Fountain City Council last week, seeking the city's support to have something done at the dangerous intersection at Fountain Mesa Road and...

Long-time Fountain Volunteer Kathy Manley Bids Farewell

The Fountain Recycling Center recently held a small farewell ceremony for Kathy Manley. Fountain Recycling Center Manager Juan S. Flores presented a "Thank You" cake and Certificate of Appreciation... Full story

Nomination Petitions for November's Fountain City Council Election to be Available August 8

Just this week, Fountain City Clerk Silvia Huffman has announced that soon nomination petitions will be available to candidates for office for Fountain's City Council election in November. The City... Full story

Project Connecting Mesa Ridge Parkway to Marksheffel Road is Complete

El Paso County and Widefield Investment Group celebrated their partnership last Thursday afternoon and opened a new 1.3-mile stretch of Mesa Ridge Parkway that will allow southern El Paso County travelers another way to access Interstate 25 and the... Full story

Fountain City Council's July 25th Meeting To Start An Hour Late

The July 25th Fountain City Council meeting will commence at 7 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. This is so the council will have the opportunity to be present for an Open House the Air Force is having at Janitell Jr. High starting at 5 p.m. (about... Full story

Fountain Police Respond to Fatal Shooting Sunday

At approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, Fountain Police officers were dispatched to the area of Royalty Place and Ridge Avenue in regard to a shooting. According to Lt. Jess Freeman, upon arrival, officers located the victim seated in a vehicle with an... Full story

Fountain's Mayor Ortega to Seek Re-Election in November for One Last Term

After serving as the City of Fountain's Mayor for nearly four years now, fifth generation Fountain resident Gabe Ortega, 43, has decided he will seek re-election for one final term. He follows in the ...

County Planning and Development Unveils Website to Help Foster Transparency

At the Tuesday, July 11 regular Board of El Paso County Commissioners meeting yet another step was unveiled in an ongoing County-wide effort to give residents easier access to data and improve transparency. Craig Dossey, the County’s Executive... 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: CAMILLO ARELLANO is a Hispanic Male, 56 years old, ... Full story

Registration Underway for City of Fountain's Recreation Flag Football Leagues

Registration is underway for The City of Fountain’s Recreation Department’s flag football leagues. The leagues are for all youth four year old through sixth grade. Games will begin Aug. 12 and end Sept. 16.  Each team will play eight games. ... Full story

Tennis Lessons Offered this Summer at the 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

Rampart Range Rotary Club's 27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament is July 28

The Rampart Range Rotary Club’s 27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for July 28 at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course on Fort Carson. Check in is at 7 a.m. A shotgun start is at 8 a.m. It’s a Texas Scramble format. Team prizes include... 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

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

LuisJoe Ybarara Jr. Holds Onto No. 1 Ranking

LuisJoe Ybarra Jr., an 11th grader at Widefield High School, who boxes out of Ybarra's Boxing Club in Widefield has held USA Boxing's No. 1 position in the 125-pound division Junior Men's rankings... Full story

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held for Fountain's Dunkin' Donuts

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fountain's newly-opened Dunkin' Donuts was held Saturday at the business located at 6650 Mesa Ridge Parkway. The ceremony was conducted by Fountain Chamber of Commerce... Full story

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

UPCOMING EVENTS Fri., July 21- The next Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast will be Fri., July 21 from 7-8 a.m. at Sarges’ Grill, 6436 Hwy 85/87, Fountain. “If you know a business owner who would be interested in joining the chamber, please... Full story

Lotion Bar Cafe Hosts "719 Rocks!" Painting Party

There is a new craze spreading cheer and kindness around the Fountain Valley, Colorado Springs and elewhere in the nation. If you haven't heard of it yet, there's a good chance you have been "living...

Passing of a Legend

All over America there are people who remember this lady, thanks to Ft. Carson's ever-rotating families; and that is what even brought her here. Now who could this be? When I started teaching at... Full story

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... Full story


I was walking through a parking lot a couple of weeks ago and something caught my eye. As I walked closer, I saw a husky dog forcing its nose into the 2 inch crack in the window. I can only assume the owner thought they were providing adequate... Full story

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

Update About Local Well Water Issues And Related Open House

Good day, I hope all are enjoying a nice week thus far.  I wanted to get out information regarding an update on the PFOS and PFOA issues with our local well water.   El Paso County, local... Full story

GROW Act Prevents Water Mismanagement

I issued the following statement regarding H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act: "As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water, Power & Oceans, I am pleased to see that this... Full story

Update on Fountain's Current Water Situation

I wanted to give you a brief update on our current water situation. I also want to stress that if it wasn’t for the forward thinking by previous leadership both on staff and council we would be in... Full story

An Open Letter from School District Eight

To the Fountain Community, We very much appreciate the partnership and collaboration between the school district and our local paper. The Fountain Valley News is critical to our community and helps support our students by keeping you informed of... Full story

Miss Doris and Bus Driver...

Editor's Note: This week we are printing one of our favorite "Oh My Word" columns from last summer. While my son was home on leave we decided to run away with him to the Royal Gorge in the RV and... Full story

Back 2 School Health Fair July 29 at Fountain Peak Vista Health Center

A Back 2 School Health Fair is scheduled for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Peak Vista Health Center, 350 Lyckman Dr., Fountain. No appointment is necessary. The event is for youths ages 3-18 and they don’t have to be enrolled at Peak Vista... Full story

Fountain Library's Summer Adventure Party is This Friday

The Fountain Branch Library will be hosting the Pikes Peak Library District’s Summer Adventure South Party this Friday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at Metcalfe Park, 704 E. Ohio Ave in Fountain. “There will be crafts, games, activities and... Full story

Fountain Community Theater Will Present Their Summer Production of Cyrano de Burgershack (A Pop Musical)

Fountain Community Theater will present their summer production of Cyrano de Burgershack (A Pop Musical) by Jeremy Desmon at the theater’s new location, the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 W Alabama Ave., Fountain. Show dates are July 27,... 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

Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyles: Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Class Aug. 2

A Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyles: Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes class is scheduled for 6-7:45 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Aspen Room at Memorial Administrative Center, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Avenue. The room is halfway down the main hallway. Cost of the... 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

Karen Rebitski

Karen L. Rebitski departed this world April 27, 2017 in Colorado Springs where she called home for more than 40 years. She ultimately lost the battle after a short fight with brain cancer. Karen was ... Full story

Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp July 31-Aug. 4 at Faith Lutheran Church

Pastor Rick Mensing and the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church in Security invite children and youth from churches throughout the Fountain Valley to participate in a Bible-based Day Camping Week. With a goal of 100 campers, Faith Lutheran... Full story

Fountain Creek Nature Center's 25th Anniversary Celebration is July 29

For a quarter of a century El Paso County’s award winning Fountain Creek Nature Center has connected tens of thousands of people to their natural and cultural resources and has inspired them to become stewards of our parks and our environment... Full story

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

Twos & Threes Outdoors: Kids Love Mud! Thursday, July 20, 9 - 10:15 a.m. Share the joy of your 2 or 3 year-old child’s discovery as he or she enjoys a story and an exploration hike outdoors. $3 per person including adults & siblings. Reservations... Full story

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