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District 3 Holds "Wear Blue" Day to Honor Law Enforcement Personnel

With the recent officer-involved tragedies in Colorado and across the country, members of the Widefield School District 3's Positive Action Team felt it was imperative to recognize the men and women...

Large Marijuana Grow Seized in Fountain

On Thursday, members of the Fountain Police Department's tactical team aided detectives from the Metro Vice, Narcotics, & Intelligence Division (MVNI) and deputies from the El Paso County...

News Staff Welcomes WHS Student Jonathan Cabrera Santos

The News Staff would like to welcome Jonathan Cabrera Santos to our staff. He has expressed an interest in working in the journalism field after finishing school and will be submitting stories and...

Council Declares Feb. 18 to 24 as Engineers Week

At a recent meeting, the Fountain City Council approved a proclamation declaring Feb. 18 through 24 as "Engineers Week" to raise public awareness and appreciation of the engineering profession. A...

New Economic Assistance Site Opens in Fountain at Peak Vista Health Center

Residents in the Southern part of El Paso County will have a lot less traveling to reach economic assistance resources, especially when they need help with their EBT card. The El Paso County Department of Human Services is now co-located at the...

Scam Alert: IRS Urges Taxpayers to Watch Out for Erroneous Refunds; Beware of Fake Calls to Return Money to a Collection Agency

The Internal Revenue Service has warned taxpayers of a quickly growing scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into their bank accounts. The IRS also offered a step-by-step explanation for how to return the funds and avoid being...

City Of Fountain Studying Option of Providing Fiber and Broadband Services To Residents

At the Feb. 13 Fountain City Council meeting council heard a presentation from representatives of HR Green, a professional engineering and technical consulting firm, to explore options and...

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: ROBERT RAY CAVAZOS is a White Male, 36 years old, 5’10” tall, and 153 lbs., with brown hair and...

Research Team to Seek Community Feedback at Fountain Valley Clean Water Committee Meeting Tonight

The next Fountain Valley Clean Water Committee meeting is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the First United Methodist Church of Fountain, 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. John Adgate and his research team will be in attendance to get feedback...

Sports Wrap Up

There was plenty of action on the hardwood last week as local high school teams wrapped up their regular seasons. MESA RIDGE GIRLS GO 2-0; WIN THIRD STRAIGHT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP The Lady Grizzlies...

Widefield Blows by TCA

The Widefield Glads beat their fellow Class 4A Colorado Springs Metro League Conference team, the TCA Titans, 67-57 at home Tuesday. With this win Widefield improved to 18-4 overall and 13-2 in their ...

Playoff Preview

For the first time in recent memory, all six local high school teams will be playing in the state basketball tournament which gets underway Tuesday. CLASS 4A BOYS WIDEFIELD HOSTS GAME SATURDAY The Glads received a first-round bye and hosts the...

State Wrestling Tournament Highlights

To see more photos from the State Wrestling Tournament click the following link: http://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/sports/sports14-15...

Grizzlies Place Fourth at State

The Mesa Ridge Grizzlies finished fourth at the state wrestling tournament. It was the school's third straight top-10 finish. Wrestlers and coaches included, from the left, Coach Tyler Herbst,...

Registration Underway for Widefield Parks & Recreation Spring Programs

Widefield Parks and Recreation is offering out of the park prices for their Spring Adult Softball Leagues. The cost is only $200 per team for an eight game season (no player or ball fees)! Coed leagues will play Monday evenings and Men’s leagues...

Early Registration Underway for AYSO Spring Soccer Season

The AYSO Region 1225 Spring season runs from March 17-May 19. Early registration is through March 1. “Spring time is almost here and so is our soccer season,” a spokesperson said. “It’s time to register, your kids, to play soccer with the...

Chamber of Commerce News

Friday, March 2, - 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. Annual Chili...

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...

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...

A Winter to Remember

Since we have had a pretty pleasant winter so far, I thought I would talk about the Winter of 1899. That was a pretty rough winter, even by Colorado standards. It all started with a big blizzard in...

Citizens Should Always Feel OK About Questioning the Government

At last week's Fountain City Council meeting, 20-year local resident Al Lender spoke to the city council during the public to be heard portion of the meeting, expressing concerns about the state of...

Why elect Ray Garcia to House District 21?

My name is Raymond Garcia, and I am running for the Colorado State House of Representatives in District 21.  I come from a Colorado Pioneer family with Native American roots.  I am a solid...

The Caucus is Coming, The Caucus is Coming

Just as Paul Revere rode through Boston to warn the colonial militia that the British were coming, it is time to warn all of you that the Caucus is Coming! Yes, once again it's time for the two major ...

El Paso County Services Available in the Fountain Valley

I hope all enjoyed a nice Presidents' Day weekend and will be having a nice week.  As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I wanted to highlight El Paso County services available in the Fountain Valley....

Weddings are a Beautiful Thing!

My family was invited to a wedding this weekend in Central City, Colorado. We were so happy for the couple and could not wait. We did not bring our son as he had plans for a bit of Valentine fun...

Fountain Community Theater Presenting "One Wife Too Many" March 2 & 3, 8-10

Performers with the Fountain Community Theater are presenting the play "One Wife Too Many" March 2 & 3 and 8-10 at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 Alabama Ave, Fountain. Performances ...

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...

Women's Army United to Meet Feb. 24

Women’s Army United, Chapter 75 held at Sand Creek Division Police Dept. (South East) 4125 Center Park Drive Colorado Springs, meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. Women from all branches of the military are welcome. Contact...

Society of Military Widows meets Feb. 28

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 group is open to all military widows of any branch of military service, regardless of the spouses’ rank....

Judy McGarvey Myra

Judy Myra, 59, of Louisville passed into the arms of her heavenly father February 13, 2018. She was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all. She was born in Colorado Springs, ...

Roland Durden

Roland Bernard Durden, 91, passed away Thursday, February, 8, 2018. He leaves to cherish his memories his daughter, Danelle Kelly; son-in-law Michael Kelly; son Anthony Durden; granddaughters...

Pastor Mike Paschall is New Pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Fountain

Pastor Mike Paschall is the new pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Fountain. "We are delighted to Welcome Pastor Mike Paschall as our newly appointed pastor," a church spokesperson said....

Everyone Welcome at Fountain Valley Baptist Church

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...

Lead Scientist for Shroud of Turin Research Project to Give Presentation at St. Dominic Catholic Church Feb. 28

In 1978, a team of American scientists travelled to Turin, Italy with one purpose... to test one of the most revered and yet highly controversial artifacts in history, The Shroud of Turin. Now almost 40 years later, you are invited to come and see...

Western Meadowlarks

Western Meadowlarks are very common here in El Paso County. If the brilliant yellow chest doesn't give them away, the flute like song will. There are two kinds of meadowlarks, the Eastern and the...

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 FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES Kritter Karavan February 24, 10 a.m. - Noon Do you LOVE animals? Meet Kathy Beers...

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