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Stakeholder Meeting For PFOA/PFOS Regulation is Oct. 23

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will host an open house Monday, Oct. 23, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. to discuss the development of a PFOS/PFOA site-specific groundwater standard in the Security, Widefield and Fountain area.... Full story

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition to Host Follow Up Meeting Oct. 26

To follow up on a meeting that took place Thursday, Oct. 12, the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition will host a meeting Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Fountain Public Library Community Room. Focus will be on discussing what was... Full story

Researcher Shares Plan to Study Health Effects of PFCs on Residents

Last Thursday, Oct. 12, Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition hosted a meeting at the First United Methodist Church of Fountain, at which Dr. John Adgate, Chair of the Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public... Full story

Fountain Police Department Launches U.A.V. "Drone" Program

In 2017, the Fountain Police Department launched its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (U.A.V.) program or otherwise known as a "drone". At the flight controls is Officer Eric Moore, who is the departments...

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... Full story

Stealing And Tampering With Campaign Signs Is Illegal

With election season in full swing, it’s a good time to remind everyone that tampering with campaign signs is illegal. According to Fountain Police Department Sergeant D. Scott Gilbertsen, Professional Standards / P.I.O., CRS 18-4-506 states that... Full story

County Commissioners Proclaim October Communities Month

During its regular Thursday meeting, the Board of El Paso County Commissioners recognized the vital role that safety and security play in the quality of life of County residents, proclaiming October... Full story

Four Boxers from Ybarra's Finish First or Second in Garden City

Four boxers from Ybarra's Boxing Club in Widefield finished first or second at recent competition hosted by the Bad Boyz Boxing Club in Garden City, KS. LuisJoe Ybarra Jr., 16, finished first in the ...

Used Book Sale is Saturday

The annual “Friends” of the Security Public Library Used Book Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Widefield Community Center Meeting Room, 715 Aspen Dr., Security. Members of the Friends can get in at 8 a.m. Membership... 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

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Accident Victim Friday at VFW Post 6461

A benefit spaghetti dinner for Fountain resident Cindy Daugherty, who suffered major injuries in an automobile accident, is scheduled for Friday at VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe Ave., Fountain. The spaghetti dinner with salad and bread will be... Full story

Fountain Valley Crafters Holiday Bazaar Nov. 4 at VFW Post 3917

The Fountain Valley Crafters Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at VFW Post 3917, 4715 Clearview Dr., Security. There will be handcrafted items and baked goods. Admission is free. Lunch will be available. For more... Full story

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Fri., Oct. 20- 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. FVCC Haunted House is... Full story

Meeting on Community Partnership Programs set for Oct. 20

Representatives of The Colorado Trust Communty Partnerships will host an informational event on Friday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Fountain Library Community Room, 230 S. Main Street. The Colorado Trust is a private foundation that... Full story

Spaghetti Dinner to help Raise Funds for Fountain Middle School Washington DC trip is Tuesday

Next Tuesday, Oct. 24, there will be a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Fountain Middle School. “After the basketball game, come join us for some food and fun to help support our kids traveling to Washington, DC over Spring Break,” a spokesperson... Full story

Construction Problems

I ran across another related article about the construction of Camp Carson I thought I might share with you this week. The problems I will discuss, as seen in the spring of 1942 were a bit amusing,...

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

Commissioner's Corner

I pray all are well and will get to enjoy what should be a pleasant week of weather.  I enjoyed a nice weekend filled with a bit of work, attending the Air Force football game (which included a...

Still Some Good Things Happening

How wonderful it would be if we lived in a world of Peace, Love, Joy and Happiness. It would be great waking up to good news every day, or at least more often than what we encounter today. Who do we blame for so much disturbance? How much do we... Full story

We All Say, I Love You...

I love pizza! (not really a huge fan of that pie myself) I love Mexican food! Or maybe you say You love a particular restaurant, like Taco Bell or maybe Applebee's. You may even say you love the team ...

Security Fire Department Auxiliary Hosts Fall Festival and Haunted House Saturday

Security Fire Station 1, 400 Security Blvd., will be the site of the Security Fire Department Auxiliary’s first annual fall festival and haunted house this Saturday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. Events include the haunted house, games, a costume... Full story

Fountain Community Theater Presents "A Night of Dark Intent" 20 & 21

Performers with the Fountain Community Theater will present their fall production of the Thriller “A Night of Dark Intent” by L. Don Swartz at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21 with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 21 at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326... Full story

New Sewing Group to Meet Oct. 28

“Sew Time in the Valley” a new sewing group, will meet for a first get together on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Fountain, 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. “Bring your sewing machine, scissors, pins and... Full story

Fundraising Wine Tasting/Silent Auction Event Nov. 10 at St. Dominic Catholic Church

A fundraiser wine tasting and silent auction event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 5354 S. Highway 85/87, Security. Proceeds go to continuing outreach efforts by church staff. “Admission is free but space is... 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

Bible Chapel Offering Study on Book of James

Southside Bible Chapel is offering Bible Study on the book of James from 9:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 19-Dec. 12 at the church located at 1725 S. Wahsatch in Colorado Springs (near Southgate.) For more information call 392-3097 and mention... Full story

A Closer Look at Widefield School District 3's Ballot Issues

Widefield School District 3 2017 Bond & Mill Levy Proposal Facts 3A & 3B - The Facts There will be two proposals on the 2017 Coordinated Election ballot from Widefield School District 3. Both ballot questions were carefully constructed after... Full story

School District Eight School Board Candidate Profiles

Michelle A. Hopkins Age: 42 Present/Past Employment: Health Promotion Officer & Ready and Resilient Director, Fort Carson & 4ID (2009-Present); Past work experience: Army Community Service-... Full story

School District Eight School Board Candidate Profiles cont.

Loretta (Lori) Kimball (Incumbent) Age: 59 Present/Past Employment: Present-2013-2017 D8 Board member; 2012 Retired from teaching in D8 Past-3 years (1984-1987) Para educator in Elementary Special... Full story

School District Eight School Board Candidate Profiles continued

Rose A. Terrell Age: 65 Present/Past Employment: Special Education Teacher locally and internationally - 35 years; 27 years in Fountain-Fort Carson SD 8 (Carson Middle School) Education: BS... Full story

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

Bats for Beginners Saturday, Oct. 21, 10-11 a.m. Learn how bats use echo location and their critical role in the ecosystem. Join Nancy Prieve, EPC Natural Resources Specialist, to learn all things bat and make a bat craft for the kids. $3 per... Full story

Backyard Birding

Get ready for the adorable Dark-Eyed Juncos to return. There are two species of Juncos in North America, the Yellow-Eyed Junco and the Dark-Eyed Junco. Dark-Eyed Juncos are most common in Colorado.... Full story

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