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Fueling Station Made Possible by Bond Approval Installed at District 3 Transportation Department

A fueling station was recently installed at the Widefield School District 3 Transportation Department. The fueling station will provide convenience for bus drivers allowing them to fuel up onsite. It ...

Run for the Wall Motorcycle Riders Traveling Through Fountain Saturday

At approximately Noon this Saturday, over 500 riders participating in the Run for the Wall motorcycle event will ride into Fountain. Fountain Police Department personnel, in conjunction with El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies, will assist...

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Building Dedication Held for New Salvation Army Fountain Valley Corps Community Center

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and building dedication for the Salvation Army Fountain Valley Corps Community Center was held recently at 208 Cunningham Dr. in Security. The community center had formerly...

Residents Urged to Submit Their I-25 Gap Comments to CDOT

El Paso County residents are reminded that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is currently soliciting official public comment on its proposed plan for widening I-25 through the 18-mile section of roadway from Monument to Castle Rock....

Make Your Vote Count in the Primary

Republican Club to Host County Clerk Monday Meeting Unaffiliated or Independent voter?  You are invited to join the Fountain Valley Republican Club on Monday, May 21, at IHOP to hear from County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman on how to make... 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: PIERRE PLESHEA CLAUSELL is a Black Male, 31 years ...

Congressman Doug Lamborn Named "Taxpayer Hero"

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste named Congressman Lamborn "Taxpayer Hero" with a 99% lifetime rating for fighting waste, fraud, and mismanagement of government funds. Congressman Lamborn received the highest rating of the Colorado...

Colorado House Republicans Report House Democrats Refuse To Help Veterans Seeking Work

Last week, a press release from the Colorado House Republicans announced that nearly every House Democrat voted against legislation that would have allowed private sector employers to give preference to veterans seeking employment. The announcement...

Trojans Take Class 5A Metro League Track Championship

The Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans, winners of The Colorado Springs Class 5A Metro League Track...

Widefield High School Boys Track Team Wins Class 4A CSML Title

The Widefield boys win their second Class 4A Colorado Springs Metro League championship with a total score of 136.5 points. The girls didn't do as well but placed third with a total of 99 points....

Fountain Valley Sports Wrap Up

For 4 full pages of sports action and photos click on the following link: http://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/sports/sports_2018-5-16-18.pdf There was plenty of local high school sports...

Several Local Trackers Qualify for State Meet

Several local tracksters have qualified for the state track meet which opens Thursday in Denver. CLASS 5A Fountain-Fort Carson qualifiers include: Deondre Ritter – 100M Jalen Lyon – 200M &...

Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group set for May 25

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. this Friday, May 25, at Sarges’ Grill, 6436 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. The group meets the second and fourth Friday. For more information, visit...

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Grand Opening May 19 at Eaglesnest Wood & Pottery

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Grand Opening May 19 at Eaglesnest Wood & Pottery A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening is planned for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Eaglesnest Wood & Pottery, 336 Main St., Security, in the Security Shopping...

Runaway Train?

I have told the story of the Great Fountain Disaster, and another train wreck or two, but this story has an unusual twist. For those who do not know, a freight train rolled down to Fountain and...

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 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...

Youth Fishing Derby is This Saturday

I hope all are well and enjoying the spring season, and that you enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day weekend.  We have the county-hosted fishing tournament for kids this Saturday, and the first...

The Most Precious Mother's Day Gifts

When you read this, it will be well after Mother's Day, but as I write it is in fact, Mother's Day 2018. Mother's Day is a special day, always ranking high on the family occasion list, when you all...

2018 Legislative Wrap-up

The 2018 General Assembly opened with positive expectations. Expectations that – finally, this year – our crumbling infrastructure could be addressed and that funding for education could be...

Defenders of Freedom Veterans Recognition Ride Sunday

A Defenders of Freedom Veterans Recognition Ride will travel through Fountain and El Paso County starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Riders will leave from Sarges’ Grill, 6436 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Sarges. A law...

Run for the Wall Motorcycle Riders to Stop in Fountain Sat.

At approximately Noon this Saturday, over 500 riders participating in the Run for the Wall motorcycle event will ride into Fountain. The Run For The Wall® was started in 1989 by James Gregory and Bill Evans, two Vietnam veterans who traveled...

Widefield Running & Walking Club Invites Community to Join 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...

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... Full story

Defenders of Freedom Veterans Recognition Ride is Sunday

A Defenders of Freedom Veterans Recognition Ride will travel though Fountain and El Paso County starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 20. Riders will leave from Sarges’ Grill, 6436 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Sarges. A...

C'MON INN Running Club is Free, Open to All

The C’MON INN Running Club is up and running Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for 5K fun runs/walks. Signup runs from 5-6 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. and 11:30 a.m.-Noon Saturday. C’MON INN is located at 711 Dale St., Fountain. “It’s free to join...

Museum Open House June 2

n open house is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 2 at the Fountain Valley Historical Society’s Museum, located at 114 N. Main in Fountain. There will be tours and attendees will able to explore the museum. “Come and learn about your town’s...

Writers Group Meeting is Monday

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.)...

Betty Hunter McGrew

February 13, 1927-May 3, 2018 Betty Hunter McGrew, 91, of Colorado Springs, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 3, 2018. Betty was born February 13, 1927 in Denver, Colorado. She married TJ McGrew... Full story

John R. Hess, Jr.

John R. Hess, Jr., age 93, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Rocky Mount, Virginia, and Atglen, Pennsylvania, passed away May, 10, 2018 He was the husband of the late Lila Buckwalter Hess, who passed... Full story

Lewis Rodney Moneypenny

May 18, 1931-May 5, 2018 Lewis Rodney Moneypenny, 86, of Fountain Colorado, passed away May 5, 2018. He was born May 18, 1931 to Isa and William Moneypenny in Ritchie County West Virginia. He was one ... Full story

Duane Karl Greenwood

March 13, 1960 - May 12, 2018 Civil engineer, 10-year Widefield resident. Survived by wife Cynde; daughter Eileen Ackermann; sons Karl and Richard; mother Kaye Baxter; sisters Debi Einfeldt, DeAnn Fipps, and DeVon Millet, and brothers Dennis and... Full story

Informational Coffee for Community Bible Study is Tomorrow

An informational coffee for persons interested in Community Bible Study is scheduled for 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at Cheyenne Mountain Presbyterian Church, 4450 Westmeadow Dr., Colorado Springs. “Attention ladies in our community, Community... Full story

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... Full story

Let the Code Wars Begin!

Widefield School District 3's Coding Competition was held recently at Widefield High School. For the full page and additional photos click on the following link: http://www.epcan.c...

District 3 Hosts A Day Without Hate

In April, Widefield School District 3 hosted a district-wide "Day Without Hate." For full page and additional photos click the following link: http://www.epcan.com/home/customer_fi...

Birds of El Paso County

European Starlings are also known as the Common Starling. Starlings have the largest number of all the songbirds in North America. They were first brought to North America in the nineteenth century...

Free Youth Fishing Derby Saturday

Get outside and learn to fish at Willow Springs Ponds in Fountain Creek Regional Park! A free fishing derby is planned Saturday., May 19, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, for children ages 5 to 15. Enjoy fishing demonstrations, fun prizes, and a hot dog...

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 May Activities: Women’s Nature Retreat Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Finally a local nature...

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