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District 3 Superintendent Expresses Gratitude for Community's Support of Ballot Issues Approved Last Week

In last week’s election, voters in Widefield School District 3 approved both of the ballot measures presented by the school district. Issue 3A, a $3.5 million Mill Levy Override that would be used to attract, recruit, and retain high quality... Full story

Fountain P.D. Among First to Donate to Senior Center for RAMP Food Program

Upon learning of the Fountain Valley Senior Center's urgent need of donations to continue funding for its vital Rural Area Meal Program (RAMP) that provides delivery of meals to 33 senior citizens... 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: LARRY GENE CAMPBELL is a White Male, 51 years... Full story

U.S. Senator Cory Gardner Meets with Local Water Officials

Last week, Widefield Water and Sanitation District Manager Steve Wilson hosted a meeting of local water officials and elected leaders, state leaders and U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (and some of his... Full story

Commissioners Honor Veterans with Proclamation

During its regular meeting last week, The Board of El Paso County Commissioners honored veterans for their service and in the official Proclamation encouraged all residents to extend the heartfelt... Full story

Sheriff's Office Looking for Colorado Springs' Loaf and Jug Robbery Suspect

At approximately 5:26 p.m. Friday the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a silent alarm coming from the Loaf and Jug, located at 6695 Galley Rd. According to Natalie Sosa, Natalie Sosa Executive Assistant to El Paso County Sheriff...

State Rep. Lois Landgraf Hosting Town Hall Meeting on Water Issues Dec. 4

All are invited to join State Representative Lois Landgraf for a Town Hall meeting on Mon., Dec. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive in Fountain. County Commissioner Longinos Gonzales, along with... Full story

School District 3, El Paso County Voters Approve Ballot Measures

Unofficial results released last week from the Nov. 7 El Paso County Coordinated 2017 Election of local interest are as follows: * El Paso County Ballot Issue 1A passed 67.20% to 32.80%, with a total of 102,022 yes votes and 49,805 no votes.... Full story

State Rep. Lois Landgraf to Speak About Human Trafficking

The Fountain Valley Republican Club would like to invite the community on Monday, Nov. 20, to hear from State Representative Lois Landgraf, who will give a powerpoint presentation on human trafficking. The meeting takes place at the IHOP in... Full story

State Rep. Lois Landgraf to Host "Rep Talk with Lois" Events

All are invited to join State Representative Lois Landgraf at a series of informal gatherings to talk about issues of interest to local residents. Dates/times are as follows: Sat., Nov. 18, 10-11:30 a.m. Weller Fire Station, 15580 Cala Rojo Dr.... Full story

Two Boxers from Ybarra's Participate in Colorado State Silver Gloves Tournament

Two boxers from Ybarra's Boxing Club in Widefield participated in the Colorado State Silver Gloves tournament last weekend in Boulder. Jaxson Robles won the 11-12 years old, 75 lb. division. Victor... Full story

Fountain-Fort Carson Footballers Lose in First Round of Playoffs

The Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans' 2017 season comes to an end Friday following a 35-14 loss to the Eaglecrest Raptors in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs played at Legacy Stadium in Aurora.... 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

Two Local Drop-Off Locations for Gifts for Samaritan's Purseproject Operation Christmas Child Set up

This month, two locations in the Fountain Valley will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purseproject, Operation Christmas Child-joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.... 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

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

UPCOMING EVENTS Fri., Nov. 17- 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

Fountain Fire Department Collecting Toys for Fill the Helmet Holiday Delivery

The Fountain Fire Department is once again collecting new and like-new toys for the annual Fill the Helmet Toy Drive that will take place in December! The holidays will be here before we know!! Please drop off your donations at any of Fountain’s... 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

God's Pantry Collecting Monetary Donations to Provide Families in Need with Thanksgiving Dinner

The staff and management of God’s Pantry in Fountain are collecting monetary donations to help local families in need with Thanksgiving dinner. “For only $13 your family or company will be providing a traditional Thanksgiving meal to a family... Full story

Fountain Valley Singers Still Seeking More Members

The Fountain Valley Singers are still seeking more members for all voice parts. A spokesperson asked, “Where are you, Sopranos?” Rehearsals are held from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Saint Raphael Episcopal Church, 802 Leta Drive, Security. All... Full story

Skelton Ranch

A couple years ago I mentioned the Skelton Ranch, as an early dude ranch. I have just come on a bit more information about the ranch, so today we will hear "The End." The Skelton ranch was a mystery...

Dogs... God's Gift of Pure Love...

I do hope you will take time to read the letter printed below, about Adopt a Senior Pet month. Most who know me know how very precious dogs are to me. I was born and raised in a loving home that... Full story

Love is Ageless

Hi. I'm Crissy. I lived for nine years in a puppy mill, but I was rescued a few weeks ago, and now I'm an official spokesdog for "Adopt-a-Senior-Pet" month. From the moment Theresa Strader from...

Car Thoughts

The other day, my husband and I were driving home. We saw our neighbor's teenage daughter, enjoying her mom's Cadillac, as she drove past us. He mentioned that she liked to drive it more than her own ... Full story

National Adoption Month

Good week to everyone.  I pray all enjoyed a nice Veterans Day Weekend.  The Fountain Valley was host to several events, including a couple at our local American Legion and VFWs, as well as the...

A Mother's "Life is Right" Sigh...

We all have that thing in life that makes us sigh, a sigh of contentment. Yours may be from having accomplished something magnificent at work that took two weeks to finish. Or maybe you are on a...

Sew Time in the Valley: New Sewing Group Formed, Next Meeting is Nov. 25

On Saturday, Oct. 28, 11 interested and energetic individuals showed up prepared to have some "Sew Time in the Valley." They came from Colorado Springs, Lamar and Fountain and were welcomed by Fran... Full story

FV Chamber's Christmas Tree Lighting is Friday

The chamber’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Mayor’s Park located at the corner of Iris Dr. and Dale St. in Fountain. There will be caroling and hot chocolate. There will also be a visit from Santa... Full story

Public Launch for Local Author Ken Lippincott's Newest Book is Friday

There will be a public launch of RESTORING BLAIR HOUSE by Kenneth Lippincott at Sarge’s Grill on 85/87 in Fountain this Friday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. RESTORING BLAIR HOUSE is book two of the Rock Creek... Full story

Second Annual Toy Drive at Security Public Library Nov. 15-Dec. 15

The second annual Security Public Library Toy Drive is scheduled for Nov. 15-Dec. 15 “Help make Christmas brighter for local children in need,” a spokesperson said. “Bring in a new, unwrapped toy anytime during our toy drive. For every toy... Full story

12th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration Dec 5

The 12th Annual Widefield Parks and Recreation Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, on the front lawn of the Widefield Parks and Recreation campus, 705 Aspen Dr. in Security. “This is a great family... Full story

Oscar Carrera

January 23, 1988-November 5, 2017 Siding Construction Worker, longtime Fountain, Colorado resident. Survived by his wife, Laura J. Carrera; sons Diego Carrera and Lukas Adriel Carrera; daughter Daana Carrera; his mother, Macrina Carrera, and a... Full story

Kenton Shaiffer

March 18, 1957 - November 10, 2017 Survived by wife Vicki; children Rick, Sheryl; father, George W.; siblings David, Russell,  Lori, Lynn, Susan, grandchildren.  Visitation, 5:00PM, Thursday, The Springs Funeral Services. Service, 11:00AM,...

Pumpkin-Carving Party and Jack-o-Lantern Trail a hit at Fountain Creek Nature Center

The annual Pumpkin-Carving Party and Jack-o-Lantern Trail was held Oct. 28 at Fountain Creek Nature Center. During the party, participants made different-designed pumpkins and then that night,... Full story

Backyard Birding

Meet the Sharp-shinned hawk. The other backyard songbird terrorizer! There are two common hawks to backyard feeders. I talked about the Cooper's Hawk in a previous column. This week, I will focus on...

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 NOVEMBER ACTIVITIES 2s & 3s Outdoors: Turkey Talk November 9, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Share the joy of your... Full story

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