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Colorado State Grange 144th State Session taking place this week at Good Shepherd UM Church

The Colorado State Grange 144th State Session is scheduled for Sept. 21-23 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Security. During the annual meeting, resolutions will be considered and voted on regarding a variety of subjects for the policy... Full story

One Person Shot, Arrested Following High-Speed Chase Which Ends in Fountain

At approximately 2:44 a.m. Tuesday, El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies attempted a traffic stop on a pick-up truck near the Security/Widefield area. According to Lieutenant Howard Black, Public ... Full story

Rabid Skunk Found South of Colorado Springs Airport

El Paso County Public Health officials are urging residents to take steps to protect themselves, pets, and livestock from rabies after a skunk found south of the Colorado Springs Airport has tested positive for rabies. This is the fifteenth... Full story

Researcher Studying Effects of PFCs on Health to Speak at Local Meeting Next Wednesday

The Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition is hosting a meeting next Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. to hear from a researcher who is seeking funding for a health study regarding the health effects of PFC contamination. PFCs are what was found in...

Zucchini Contest Winners Announced

Fountain resident Ken Ham took first in both the heaviest and longest categories in this newspaper's annual Zucchini Contest which ended Friday. Ham's entry (shown at right) weighed 14-½... Full story

City of Fountain Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2017-2018 Biennial Budget

The City of Fountain recently announced it has received the Government Finance Officers Associations (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2017-2018 Biennial Budget. The award... 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: DAKOTA BUCKLER is a White Male, 27 years old, 5'9" ...

State Patrol Investigating Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 12:55 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Mesa Ridge Parkway and Marksheffel Road. According to Sergeant Scott Hophan, a 2007 GMC Acadia, driven by 60-year-old Fidel... Full story

September is National Preparedness Month

Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Luchia Tingley, City of Fountain OEM/Risk/Neighborhood Services Manager for sharing the following information September is National Preparedness Month and we have compiled the following safety tips for you to follow... Full story

Sports Wrap Up

SPORTS WRAP UP FOOTBALL Distric3 3 Schools Go 1-1 District 3 High School football teams went 1-1 during action Friday night. The Widefield Gladiators defeated Cheyenne Mountain 19-9 in their annual homecoming game at C.A. Foster Stadium while the... Full story

Widefield High's Homecoming Queen is Kennedy Thomas

Kennedy Thomas and Cole Munoz were crowned King and Queen during the Widefield High School homecoming dance Saturday night. Miss Thomas is pictured while being introduced to the crowd at halftime of ... Full story

Volleyball/Indoor Soccer Registration Open at Widefield Parks & Rec.

Registration is now open at Widefield Parks & Recreation for the upcoming youth sport leagues. Volleyball leagues for 1st through 6th grade and indoor soccer leagues for 4 year olds through 4th grade are available. Volunteer coaches are needed for... Full story

AYSO Region 1225 Game News for Sept. 16

Saturday was the first soccer games of the fall season. We’re excited to watch our soccer players’ soccer skills / knowledge grow over the next 12 to 16 games. We were super excited to welcome so many new faces to our region as well as... Full story

FFC Footballers Lose to Pine Creek; Fall to 1-2

The Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans fell to 1-2 following a 21-7 defeat by the Pine Creek Eagles Saturday at District 20 Stadium. The Trojans received the opening kickoff but were stalled after three... Full story

Fountain's Robynne Hill Named to US Women's Para Ice Hockey Team for Fifth Straight Year

Fountain's own 21-year-old Robynne Hill was named to the US Women's Para Ice Hockey Team for the fifth straight year following tryouts at a Sled Hockey Development Camp last month in Voorhees, NJ.... Full story

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

UPCOMING EVENTS Fri., Sept. 22- 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... Full story

Open Letter to the Community from Venetucci Farm regarding Food Safety

(August 21) As we prepare for the annual pumpkin give away at Venetucci Farm, we anticipate being asked the question, “can we eat the pumpkins?” While we’ve always encouraged consumption of the petite pie pumpkins in the past, this year... Full story

A Milepost

I have reached an interesting milepost. I have been writing this column for just over 20 years. By my records, the next column I write will be my one thousandth! I had no idea I would get this far...

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

Thanks for Helping Make YOUR Hometown Newspaper What it is...

I want to start off this week by expressing our thanks to long-time Fountain resident and a dear friend of ours, Barbara Lynette for sharing photos with us Tuesday morning that she took right in... Full story

Happy Birthday to the Air Force, Our Constitution

I hope all enjoyed a nice week.  I had a good one, as I commemorated a few historical anniversaries and a birthday.  This past week we acknowledged Constitution Day, and the 70th anniversary of... Full story

Living On The Range...

"Home, Home on the Range, Where the Deer and the Antelope play. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word. And the sky is not cloudy all day." This song rings in my head nearly every day as I look...

Historic Cemetery Tours "Gone, But Not Forgotten"are This Saturday

Hosted by the Friends of Fountain Fairview Cemetery Benevolent Society, the 2017 Historic Cemetery Tour at Fountain’s Fairview Cemetery will take place this Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and the... Full story

Venetucci Farm announces Fall Events

Fall is in the air and the pumpkins are turning bright orange at Venetucci Farm! Soon thousands of area school children will be roaming the patch looking for that perfect orange orb to carry back to the bus. *Scheduled school groups (pre-K, K, and... Full story

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets the Last Wednesday of the Month

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets at 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at Peterson Air Force Base. The Society of Military Widows is open to all military widows of any branch of military service, regardless of... Full story

Benefit Car Show Sept. 23 at Fountain Walmart on Highway 85/87

A car show benefitting Children’s Hospital Colorado is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Fountain Walmart located at 6310 S. Highway 85/87. There is a $10 vehicle entry fee. Prizes will be awarded to the top five finishers. Cash prizes... Full story

Fountain Community Theater Presents "A Night of Dark Intent" in October

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. 12-14 and 20 & 21 with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 21 at the Dean Fleischauer Activities... Full story

Next Free Legal Clinic at Fountain Branch Library set for Oct. 2

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. Walk-ins are welcome and everyone will be seen on a fir... Full story

Carole Hegg

August 16, 1938-September 11, 2017 Carole Hegg of Widefield passed away September 11, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. She struggled with her health these last few months. Carol Arlene... 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

WHS Cabinet Members Volunteer at the Race for the Cure

Members of the Widefield High School Student Cabinet volunteered to help at the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held recently at the Garden of the Gods Park. They arrived at the park at...

First-Ever Friendship Cup Scholastic Marching Band Competition Saturday at FFCHS

The first-ever Friendship Cup Scholastic Marching Band Competition kicks-off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. The show is sponsored by Ascend Performing Arts and the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Band Boosters. Bands... Full story

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES - A Sonic Listening Walk Saturday, September 23, 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Explore the relationship between nature, poetry, music and sound on a playful Sonic Listening Walk with UCCS students and faculty. Experience the... Full story

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