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Widefield Water and Sanitation Builds $2.5 Million Dollar PFC Treatment Plant Without Rate Increase To Customers

In May of 2016, the EPA lowered and combined the Health Advisory Limits on specific types of Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs), putting almost half of Widefield Water and Sanitation District's (WWSD)... Full story

One Person Killed in Motorcycle-Vehicle Accident

One person was killed in a motorcycle-vehicle accident Thursday at the intersection of Fountain Mesa Road and Fortman Ave. According to Sgt. D. Scott Gilbertsen, Public Information Officer for the Fountain Police Department, at approximately 6:50... 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: PAUL AMEL DRAKE is a White Male, 53 years old, 6'... Full story

Grantham Responds to Talk of Special Session 

Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) released the following statement last week in response to Gov. John Hickenlooper's threat to call a special session, due to an alleged lack of... Full story

HB17-1322 Gives Victims of Domestic Violence Greater Access to Healthcare

New Law Will Expand Options For Victims Needing Medical Care For Injuries Resulting From Domestic Violence DENVER - House Bill 17-1322 , which has passed out of both chambers of the Colorado General Assembly, with bipartisan support, is now on its... Full story

Community Hero: School District 3 Delivery Driver Assists Motorist Suffering Stroke

Last Wednesday, Widefield School District 3 Warehouse Driver Jared Gilbreth was in the right place at the right time and helped prevent what could have become a potential deadly situation. Gilbreth...  Website

Mock DUI Crash Staged to Teach Students About Safe Driving

During a mock fatal DUI crash/ training event at Fountain-Fort Carson High School last week, Fountain Fire Department personnel prepare to transport an injured patient to the hospital, as numerous...  Website

Trojans Host Metro League Swim Championships

To see related story and photos go to the following web link posted below: http://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/sports/ftnv_5.17.17_p.14swimoptred.pdf The Fountain-Fort Carson Trojan swim... Full story

Former Mesa Ridge Coach Paul Mileto Takes Over FFCHS Head Coaching Position

Former Mesa Ridge High School boys' head basketball coach Paul Mileto has taken over similar duties at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. Mileto, who has taught at Fountain Middle School for 18...

High School Sports Wrap Up

To see related photos and story go the following web link posted below: http://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/sports/opttrackredopt.pdf BOYS SWIMMING Fountain-Fort Carson Finishes Fifth at CSML; Fowler Named Diver of the Year The...

Fountain Valley Scholars Benefit Golf Tournament Seeking Sponsors, Participants

Mark your calendars! The 2017 Fountain Valley Scholars Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Monday, July 17, at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course. This will be a four-person scramble that will begin at 8 a.m. Cost: $300/team (if pre-registered by June... Full story

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENT

Fri., May 19- 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. For more information,... Full story

Golden Circle Lunch Menu

Thursday, May 18 Yankee Beef Pot Roast, Potatoes/Gravy, Maple Glazed Carrots, Mandarin Oranges w/Yogurt, Raisin Nut Cup, Milk Friday, May 19 Pepper Steak, Brown Rice, Succotash, Roll, Strawberries, Yogurt, Milk Monday, May 22 Chicken Sandwich... Full story

A Daring Robbery

I ran across this little tale in the 1889 newspapers and thought I would share it. Today the town is normally quiet, but this tale is right out of an old western movie. Florissant, a little city on...

News For Seniors

* 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

Budget Week at the Capitol

(Editor's Note: This column should have preceded last week's column, which was inadvertently published out of order.) Budget week in the House of Representatives took place a couple of weeks ago.... Full story

A New Chapter Is Beginning For This Old Bird...

Mornings like this set my heart to skipping. No, I am not stroking out, I am skipping happily along. Beautiful morning with Pikes Peak Mountain watching over us, with the peak still so white with...

You Said It

Dear Editor: Families who care about animals want no part of circuses that force them to perform. But instead of modernizing by featuring only willing human performers, Jordan World Circus clings to...

Participants in The Run For the Wall Passing Through Fountain Saturday

Motorcyclists participating in The Run For the Wall (RFTW) will be traveling through Fountain Saturday. The motorcyclists will be enter into Fountain at approximately 12:30 p.m., exiting 1-25 at exit 128 and then head north on Santa Fe Ave.... Full story

Fountain Community Theater Presenting Young Sherlock

Members of the Fountain Community Theater will be performing Young Sherlock by Craig Sodaro at 7 p.m. May 25-27 and June 2 & 3 with a 2 p.m. matinee on June 3 at the Heritage Event Center, 737 Dale ... Full story

3rd Annual Community Kids Day in Fountain

Kingdom Builder’s Family Life Center (KBFLC) in partnership with Solid Rock Christian Center, Fountain Police Department and Fountain Fire Department will be hosting the 3rd Annual Community Day in Fountain to celebrate children. This event will... Full story

Widefield Parks and Recreation Summer Activity Announcements:

Auditions for Summer Musical are May 31 Auditions for the Widefield Parks and Recreation’s production of “Guys & Dolls” are scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 31 in the Mesa Ridge High School choir room. The musical will showcase our amazing... 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

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

No Child Wet Behind Fundraiser May 21 in Fountain

Jenn Leonard, owner of Colorado Mountain Doulas, is her hosting her first annual 5K fundraiser and diaper drive Sunday, May 21, at 305 N. Santa Fe Ave. in Fountain. Proceeds of the event will benefit No Child Wet Behind. No Child Wet Behind’s... Full story

William J. Schottdorf

December 16, 1916-May 9, 2017 William J. Schottdorf, 100, a long-time Widefield resident, passed away May 9, 2017 in Colorado Springs. He was born December 16, 1916 in Altoona, PA. He married Daisy... Full story

Ardys Lorraine Fisher

June 23, 1938-May 11, 2017 Ardys Lorraine Fisher, who was born June 23, 1938 to Floyd and Helen Moen in Lake Wilson, MN, departed this life on earth May 11, 2017. Ardys is survived by her spouse,... Full story

Jacqueline Jean Thorson

March 13, 1930-May 1, 2017 Jacqueline Jean Thorson, a former Security resident, passed away May 1, 2017 in Colorado Springs. She was 87 years young. She was born March 13, 1930 in Elk Point, SD to... Full story

Good Shepherd Church Summer Music Schedule Kicks Off June 4

Sunday, June 4, is the beginning of our summer music schedule at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. While the chancel choir takes a break, we are looking for our members and friends who play an instrument or can sing a tune to provide and bless... Full story

Vendors Needed for St. Raphael's Summer Festival

Vendors are needed for the 18th Annual St. Raphael Church Summer Arts & Crafts Festival scheduled for 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 26 at the St. Raphael’s Place, 1729 Crest Place (Corner of Main Street and Leta Drive in Security) “We are looking for... Full story

Colorful Colorado

This month in our Colorful Colorado special feature, photojournalists Karen Johnson and Danyar Volkov share photos of mountain wildlife observed this winter and early spring. To see more of this... Full story

Third Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival Friday-Sunday, May 19-21

Discover new birds when you register for the local festival that promotes conservation and education, building upon the natural and agricultural heritage resources of the Pikes Peak Region. Choose from over 30 field trips and activities. Register...

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