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Security Water District Installing New Pipeline

Security Water District officials expect a new pipeline connection to Colorado Springs Utilities to be complete mid-May. Until then, they are pleading with their water users to conserve water as... Full story

Community Mourns Loss of Long-time Leader Robert "Bob" Allgood

Long-time Security resident and community leader Robert "Bob" Allgood entered into eternal life on April 22, in Colorado Springs at the age of 86. He was a Security Volunteer Fireman for 25 years.... Full story

Possible Additional Victims in Sexual Assault Case Sought

In early April, members of the El Paso County's Office Special Victims Unit began an investigation on a Sexual Assault case. According to Jacqueline Kirby, Media Relations Manager/PIO for the... Full story

9-1-1 Hero Honored by D8 School Board

Braelyn Walker, a third grade student at Patriot Elementary School, was recently recognized by the Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight Board of Education for her courage and being named a... Full story

Veterans Memorial Brick Sales Nearly Complete

Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial brick sales manager Jerry Bryant told the News staff Tuesday morning that brick sales have gone well the last few weeks and the number of bricks available for purchase is limited. Bricks are $35 and will be placed... Full story

Sheriff's Office Makes Two Arrests in Highway 24 Homicide

At approximately 4:52 p.m. April 8, El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the 21800 block of East Highway 24 regarding a found body. According to Jacqueline Kirby, Media... Full story

Fountain Celebrates Arbor Day Saturday

The City of Fountain invites citizens to gather to celebrate 2017’s Arbor Day on Saturday, April 29, at 9 a.m. at Heritage Park (off Winebrook Way). Arbor Day is designated as a special holiday for planting trees and working to keep communities... Full story

County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez Jr. to Host Town Hall

District 4 El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr. will host a Town Hall Meeting this Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m.at the Airplane Restaurant, 1665 Newport Rd., in eastern Colorado Springs. District 4 includes the Fountain Valley area.... Full story

Persons With Disabilities Sought To Attend Needs Assessment Meeting in Fountain on May 17

If you are living in or around Fountain and have a disability, the Independence Center would like to hear from you! The Independence Center will be conducting a verbal needs assessment with community members, local agencies, and other stakeholders... Full story

Students and Deputies Team Up To Raise $1,500 at Third Annual Cops Vs. Kids Charity Basketball Game

Students and Deputies Team Up To Raise $1,500 at Third Annual Cops Vs. Kids Charity Basketball Game On April 14, El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) deputies and Widefield School District 3...  Website

Ybarra's Boxing Club's Xavier Montoya Makes Top 15 in Rankings

Xavier Montoya, who boxes out of the Ybarra's Boxing Club in Widefield, recently made the top 15 in the USA Boxing's Junior Men's Rankings. He finished tied for 11th in ... Full story

High School Sports Wrap Up

There was plenty of local high school sports action last week. BOYS SWIMMING Fountain-Fort Carson Loses to Pine Creek The Fountain-Fort Carson boys swim team dropped a 121-65 decision in a dual meet...

Registration Underway for Fountain's Recreation Department's Summer Leagues

Registration is underway at The City of Fountain’s Recreation Department for summer baseball/softball leagues. Children from four years old through eighth grade can participate.  Leagues offered include t-ball, coach pitch, machine pitch, player... Full story

AYSO Results for April 22

Saturday, April 22, was a very moist and chilly day, occasionally the sun would play hide and seek with all of us; plus, it was our picture day. Interesting. Even with the weather, the soccer players were eager to continue the game(s). I guess... Full story

Register Now for Baseball, Softball and T-Ball at Widefield Parks & Recreation

Registration is underway at Widefield Parks and Recreation for youth sports leagues. The leagues include baseball & softball for 1st - 8th graders as well as T-ball for 4 year olds - Kindergarteners (age as of 6/10/17 and grade determined by the... Full story

Several Mesa Ridge High School Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Last Monday, several Mesa Ridge High School students signed National Letters of Intent to further their athletic/musical/performing arts interests at the collegiate level next year. From the left,...

Chamber After Hours April 27 at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary

Eric Bentley and the staff at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary are hosting the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s April After Hours from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the business located at 6630 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. The event will feature... Full story

Local Family History Stories Sought for Possible Inclusion in New Exhibit

Fountain Creek Nature Center seeks family history stories for a new cultural history exhibit planned for installation in late 2017 or early 2018. The exhibit will be titled, “Fountain Creek is the Pathway of History.” This unique exhibit will... Full story

Destroy Records And Personal Documents At "Letter Rip" Event

El Paso County is encouraging everyone who has out-dated records, documents or other personal papers around their home to have them properly destroyed during this year’s "LETTER RIP" event Saturday, May...

Golden Circle Lunch Menu

Thursday, April 27 Crab Cakes, Broccoli Cheddar Rice, Green Beans Almondine, Oatmeal Raising Cookie, Orange, Milk Friday, April 28 Ziti w/ Sausage & Sauce, Italian Vegetable Blend, Caesar Salad, Banana, Milk Monday, May 1 Baked Citrus Tilapia, Rice... Full story

Final Widefield Community Park Master Plan is Now Available

El Paso County Parks invites you to download the final Widefield Community Park Master Plan.  The Master Plan was approved by the Board of County Commissioners on March 30th and is the result of... Full story

Poetry Contest

Security Public Library’s Annual Poetry Contest is underway, in conjunction with April being National Poetry Month. There will be first and second place winners in each of the following categories: 4th-5thgrade, 6th-8th grade, 9th-12th grade, and... Full story

Free Legal Clinic Will be May 1 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

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

The Military Highway

Back in 1940 there were proposals for a new highway across Colorado. The amazing Pennsylvania Turnpike had just opened and the “super highway” was introducing the country to the next generation...

Don't Be "That Guy"

One single life can affect so very many. How, is the question. Over 20 years ago my family of four (before our youngest was around) were traveling home in our van. We had been all over town just...

From "Food for Our Table" to "Up on the Green Side" - It's Good to Be Back

Several years ago, I wrote a food column for this paper, called Food for Our Table. Circumstance took me away, changed who I was and what I could write about. I am back and eager to share again. Up on the Green Side is an expanded version of my old... Full story

Welcome Back Janet!!

You may remember Janet Huntington’s past column “Food for Our Table,” which appeared regularly a few years ago. The columns were highly popular and so many readers voiced their sadness when the ... Full story

April District Work Period

I enjoyed the opportunity to hear from so many constituents during my Town Hall Tour. In three days, I held free and open Town Hall Meetings in each of the five counties of the Fifth Congressional... Full story

Clean up Went Well

I wanted to start off by thanking all those that volunteered and participated in the Great American Cleanup this past weekend.  It was a bit of a wet morning, but it was a great event that helped... Full story

Community Market this Friday/Saturday

A Fountain Valley Community Market is scheduled for 2:30-6:30 p.m. this Saturday and from Noon-5 p.m. Sunday inside Dragon Gate Martial Arts, 153 Fontaine Blvd., Widefield (next to Big R) Admission is free. The event will feature local artists and... Full story

Diabetes Prevention Class May 3

A Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyles: Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Class is scheduled for 6-7:45 p.m. May 3 in the Aspen Room at Memorial Hospital Administrative Center, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Avenue in Colorado Springs. The room is located halfway... Full story

TREA Chapter's 113 Spring Masquerade Dinner Dance is May 13

TREA Chapter 113’s Spring Masquerade Dinner Dance is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Genesis (formerly Cheyenne Place,) 945 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Colorado Springs. Cocktail hour is at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. The... Full story

Curiosity Unlimited To Hear About Chemistry Of Whiskey & Other Concoctions At Lecture/Luncheon May 12

Curiosity Unlimited (CU) meets the 2nd Friday of each month, September through May, with free monthly lecture by UCCS professors, at the University Center, with the exception of selected lunch venues in May and December. The upcoming lecture and... Full story

VFW POST 6461 Activities

Everyone is always welcome at VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe, Fountain. Visit www.vfwpost6461.org 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

Family Campers and RVers Host Local Membership Drive Booth

“Come Camp with Us” is the motto of the non-profit Family Campers and RVers (FCRV). There are many chapters in Colorado Springs, catering to different styles of camping and people who camp. On May 5 and 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., FCRV will have... 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 Historical Society Meets on May 8

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, May 8, in the downstairs of the museum. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at 382-7625, Vice President Sarah Wilson at... Full story

Free Presentation about the Importance of Planning Funeral Arrangements in Advance is May 3 at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary

A free presentation about the importance and benefits of planning funeral and cemetery arrangements in advance is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. The seminar is being presented...

Robert "Bob" Allgood

August 28, 1931-April 22, 2017 Robert "Bob" Allgood of Security entered into life August 28, 1931 in Lisbon, ND to Dewey and Fern (Sheets) Allgood. Bob entered into eternal life on April 22, 2017 in... Full story

Charles "Chuck" Brown

Former County Commissioner Chuck Brown to be Remembered Family, friends and colleagues will honor former El Paso County Commissioner Charles “Chuck” Brown today (Wednesday, April 26) at a funeral service at St. George’s Anglican Church in... Full story

Good Shepherd Proud to Support His House of Hope

We were fortunate to have Dr. Jeff and Elizabeth (Pino) Perry and their family join us recently for our Maundy Thursday Service on April 13. Doctor Perry shared information about their mission work in Africa and the offering collected at this... Full story

FFCHS Seniors Help Beautify Community

Approximately 100 FFCHS seniors went to Fountain Mesa Park on the 2017 Day of Service to clean garbage from natural spaces, cut down fallen trees and limbs for fire mitigation, and ... Full story

Aragon Elementary, District Eight Recognized by Colorado Department of Education

story and photos by Christi McGee, APR, Public Information Officer, Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight On March 1, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) recognized Aragon Elementary with ...

Fountain Middle School Hosts Future 6th Graders Night May 3

Dr. Dallas, Principal of Fountain Middle School (FMS) is hosting a Future 6th Graders Night on Wed., May 3, to share opportunities available in middle school and stragies to help your child succeed. Teachers from the school will be available to... Full story

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 Nature Adventures: Owl-ology Thursday, May 4, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-6 with an adult, will...

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