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Baseball Sized Hail Wreaks Havoc in Fountain Valley

Last Wednesday in the middle of the night numerous Fountain Valley area residents were awakened by a massive hailstorm with hail as large as baseballs in some places, crashing through skylights,...

Retired Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine Named New Fire Chief for Stratmoor Hills Fire Department

Days after retiring from the City of Fountain Fire Department after a 30+ year career, former Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine was sworn in as the new fire chief for Stratmoor Valley Fire Department. He is pictured at right during that swearing...

City Awarded $25,000 Grant for Water Sustainability Plan

During the June 12 Fountain City Council meeting Siemens Services Sales Manager Oscar Rangel presented the city council and Fountain Conservation and Sustainability Program Manager Katie Helm with a ...

Creative Advertising...

With numerous roofers, window replacement and other contractors and workers calling local residents and business people and going door to door after last week's hailstorm, one company chose to get...

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

DAVID ARAGON is a Hispanic Male, 34 years old, 6'02" tall, and 220 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. ARAGON is wanted for Menacing/Domestic Violence (Multiple). GARY HARGRAVES is a Black Male, 48 ...

Commissioners Proclaim June 17-23 as Juneteenth Week

The Board of County Commissioners, during its regularly scheduled Thursday meeting last week, gave unanimous approval to a Proclamation declaring the week of June 17-23 as "Juneteenth Week" in El...

Voters Urged to Return Ballots Early

Voters are urged to return their ballot early, before Primary Election Day, June 26. The Clerk and Recorder’s Office also strongly recommends voters to return their ballot at one of the 15 ballot drop-off locations after June 20. With a week... Full story

Fish Deaths at Duckwood Pond Could Be from Pond Turnover- a Result of Hailstorm

After Heather Hester shared photos of what she believed were at least 100 dead fish at the Duckwood Active Use area pond on this paper's facebook page, we reached out to County Commissioner Longinos...

Residents Impacted by Hail Storm Can Call 2-1-1 For Help

Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 service is available to assist citizens who need help in the aftermath of the destructive hail storm earlier this week. Residents facing immediate needs as a result of the storm are encouraged to call 2-1-1 for...

Missing ATSDR PFAS Toxicological Study Focus of F.V. Clean Water Coalition Meeting Tomorrow Night

Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Representative and Environmental Engineer David Dorian will speak at the next Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition meeting tomorrow night (Thurs., June 21) at 6:30 p.m. at Security Fire...

Chamber Announces Fall Festival Parade, Booth Applications are Now Being Accepted

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the 49th Annual Fountain Fall Festival will take place on Monday, Sept. 3. This year’s theme is “Best of Fountain Valley.” Parade and booth applications we are now being accepted. The...

Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group set for June 22

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, June 22. The group meets the second and fourth Friday. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/gro...

Chamber's Next Business Breakfast is July 6

On Friday, July 6, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, on Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each month. “If you know a business owner who...

Motor Police

On an interesting story from the Fountain Police in the 1920's, they had furnished Marshal M.O. Askey a new piece of equipment. A motorcycle had been purchased for his use to enforce the town's new...

The Fountain Valley Senior Center recently had the Summer Song Spinners event.

A big thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the evening of food and great entertainment. Performers from the Summer Song Spinners event are shown in these...

Security Public Library Getting New Roof in July; Temporary Library Setup at French Elementary

The Security Public Library will be getting a new roof next month. However, due to safety concerns, the library can’t be open to the public. A temporary location is being set up at French Elementary, 5225 Alturas Dr. The library will be closed...

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...

When the Going Gets Tough, Everyone in City of Fountain Comes Together

Imagine if you will, you're on a family vacation sitting on a cruise ship somewhere off the coast of Alaska and you have been out of touch with things going on at home. Then in the middle of the...

Okay, here we are... Summer!!!

The days are most definitely hotter, the evenings are lit with distant flashing clouds hammering some unsuspecting community with Armageddon like hail and it's just a slight bit cooler for sleeping....

Hail NO!

What a past week it has been. Last Wednesday morning I headed to the office with a bit of nervous anticipation after seeing facebook posts about broken windshields and more left in the aftermath of...

Helping Hail Victims 

I wanted to start this week by writing about the recent hailstorm, which affected many in our Fountain Valley region.  Most of the reported damage from the storm was in the southern portion of El... Full story

Democracy Held Hostage

At the June 12th City Council meeting in Fountain, a group of citizens came to express their opposition to a proposed amendment to the city charter than would allow future police chiefs and fire...

State Rep. Landgraf Deserves Our Thanks for Law That Combats Teen Cough Medicine Abuse

To Whom It May Concern: As an advocate for our children's safety, I am thrilled to learn that our State Representative Lois Landgraf (R) helped pass a law to help combat teen cough medicine abuse....

Natural Disaster Solicitors, aka "Ambulance Chasers"

Shortly after midnight Wednesday, June 13, our city suffered a very destructive hailstorm that lasted just over one hour. It finally ended around 2:30 a.m.. The full scale of destruction became...

All in a Day

We've been preparing for our Velcro-daughter, her army husband and their precious little boys move to Sierra Vista, AZ. Two days ago was moving day. Oh wait. You might not know what a...

Juneteenth

June the 19th marks a special page in our country's history. It is the end of one chapter and the beginning of another in our continuing efforts to see justice fully realized in the world we live in...

Free Float, Food, Flick Event at Pi-Ute Park

A free Float, Food, Flick event is scheduled for Friday, June 22, at Pi-Ute Park, 805 Main St. in Security. Free swimming at the SAA pool begins at 4 p.m. Security Fire Department personnel will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers from 5-7:30 p.m....

Customer Appreciation Day This Saturday at Blue Jay Collectibles

A Customer Appreciation Day is scheduled for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Blue Jay Collectibles, 109 Kiva Rd. in Security (near the intersection of Fontaine Blvd. and Security Blvd.) There will be refreshments, games, raffles, and more. “Join us...

Fountain's Splashpad Open

Fountain's Splashpad, which is located at Aga Park, is now open, offering local residents a place to keep cool from the heat. Admission is free. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m., 7 days as week. The Splashpad will be open until Labor Day...

Widefield Parks and Recreation Splashpark Now Open; New Hours

The Splashpark at Widefield Parks and Recreation, located at 705 Aspen Dr., Security, is now open. Summer open swim hours which include the use of the indoor pool, outdoor pools, and the Splashpark are: Mon.-Sat.-1-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Mon....

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...

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...

Leon Koyle Houtchens

July 18, 1922- June 15, 2018 Leon Koyle Houtchens, born July 18, 1922, went to be with the Lord June 15, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Susan Houtchens and four children, Lonnie Houtchens, Debra...

What's Happening at Fountain Creek

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 June Activities Nature Jam Session with Pepper Grass Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. - Noon Dust off your...

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