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Fountain Named Most Patriotic City in Colorado

Military service is an American tradition: Since the founding of the Continental Army in 1775, patriotic Americans have been serving the country in uniform, both in peacetime and at war. This tradition of service comes at a high cost,...

Retiring Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine Honored by Fountain City Council

Fountain's long-time Fire Chief Darin Anstine was honored by City of Fountain Mayor Gabe Ortega and the Fountain City Council at the May 22 council meeting. Mayor Ortega said he always had known...

Fountain Officials Have Groundbreaking Ceremony for East Extension of Duckwood Rd.

City of Fountain officials had a groundbreaking ceremony last Wednesday to officially launch the first phase of the Duckwood Road Crossing Project, part of the city's Moving Fountain Forward...

Town Hall Meeting This Friday Focuses on Legislation for Veterans

State Representative Lois Landgraf and El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez are hosting a Town Hall from 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Fountain Public Library, 230 S. Main St. The main topic will be “What did the Legislature Do for our...

New Pikes Peak National Cemetery Dedicated at Ceremony May 25

A veterans cemetery will soon be opening on the southeast side of Colorado Springs, in the 10,000 block of Drennan Rd. near south Marksheffel Rd. A dedication ceremony was held Friday, May 25 at the...

American Legion Post 38 Kicks Off Memorial Day Events in Fountain

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City of Fountain Personnel Wear Red Noses to Support Programs Which Help End Child Poverty

City of Fountain personnel recently donned red nosesin honor of Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is run by the non-profit Comic Relief Inc., and aims to end child poverty by raising awareness and money....

VFW Post 6461 Remembers Fallen on Memorial Day

VFW Post 6461 Fontaine Qui Bouille Post in Fountain hosted a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 28. Post Commander Russell Wilcox shared how those who made the ultimate sacrifice, fought for...

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: DEREK DYE is a Black Male, 37 years old, 5'9"...

Community Gathers at Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial

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Chamber of Commerce Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Eaglesnest Wood and Pottery

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration were held recently at Eaglesnest Wood and Pottery, 336 Main St. in the Security Shopping Center. Members of the Fountain Valley Chamber of...

Chamber's Next Business Breakfast is June 15

On Friday, June 15, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, on Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each month. “If you know a business owner who...

School Shootings

As an former teacher, I think long and hard with every shooting I hear about in the news. I do not have to wonder long about, "What would I Do?" This may come as a surprise to many of you, but...

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...

Fountain Valley Writers Meet First & Third Mondays

Members of the Fountain Valley Writers (in search of a catchier name) meet from 6:30-8:30 (or later) p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the home of group facilitator Julie Shavin, 8435 Ermel Road, Fountain (just east of Link Rd.)...

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 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...

Congrats to the Grads!

What a busy time of year for the Fountain Valley! As you all know we are ending another good school year and I want to extend a Congratulations and Best Wishes to all the Graduates from the Class of ...

Flag Day

You're a grand old flag, You're a high-flying flag And forever in peace may you wave. Flag day is one of the least celebrated nationally recognized holidays. There are no greeting cards, no exchange...

Come Out and Support Veterans at Warrior Games

Hi, I hope all had a nice week. I am encouraging everyone, if you have the chance, to support veterans participating in the Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy this week. Events continue through...

My Baby Girl is Headed to Japan and I am Ready for a Vacation!

My youngest child leaves today for Japan. Wow, my 16-year-old baby girl leaves to see the world... such a strange feeling. She went to Australia last summer and had a blast. This is Japan though and...

A Thank You Letter

May 25, 2018 Today is my last day of work after 32 years of service with the City of Fountain Fire Department. As I retire, I need to send a few genuine thanks. There are so many people, that it is...

Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group set for June 8

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

Widefield Parks and Recreation Splashpark Now Open;

The Splashpark at Widefield Parks and Recreation, located at 705 Aspen Dr., Security, is now open. Summer open swim hours which include the use of the indoor pool, outdoor pools, and the Splashpark are: *Mon.-Sun.-1-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m. *Mon....

Fountain's Splashpad Open for Summer

Fountain's Splashpad, which is located at Aga Park, is now open, offering local residents a place to keep cool from the heat. Admission is free. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m., 7 days as week. The Splashpad will be open until Labor Day...

Flag Retirement Ceremony June 16 at American Legion Post 38

A flag retirement ceremony is scheduled for Noon Saturday, June 16, at American Legion Post 38, 6685 Southmoor Dr., Fountain. The ceremony is being conducted by members of the post and Boy Scout Troop 911. The ceremony marks the dedication of the...

Rural Area Meal Program Coordinator April Leary to Speak at Democratic Club Monday

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. on Monday, June 11.  The guest speaker will be April Leary.  She is the Program Coordinator for the Rural Area Meal Program...

Chamber Announces Fall Festival Parade, Booth Applications are Now Being Accepted

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the 49th Annual Fountain Fall Festival will take place on Monday, September 3. This year’s theme is “Best of Fountain Valley.” Parade and booth applications we are now being accepted. The...

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...

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church - 3,848 and Counting

Did you know that since 2004, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church has provided 3,848 relief kits to UMCOR? WOW! Our highest year was 2010 when we sent 466 kits. Here’s a breakdown of the kinds and numbers of kits we have sent in the past 14...

Birds of El Paso County

The Northern Flicker is in the woodpecker family. There are two variants of this bird in North America. To the East, you'll find the yellow shafted Northern Flicker and to the West, you'll find the...

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 JUNE ACTIVITIES * Summer Night Sky Program with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society Friday, June...

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