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Jim and Kathy Coke Honored as 2016 Volunteers of the Year

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce recently honored long-time Fountain residents Jim and Kathy Coke, owners of Coke's Diner in Fountain as the 2016 Volunteers of the Year, for their many years...

Fountain City Council Welcomes New Event

At its Feb. 14 meeting, the Fountain City Council approved a Special Event Permit and Sponsorship Request for the Defenders of Freedom Veterans Recognition Ride to be held in Fountain on May 21 from...

Fountain Community Leaders Aim To Prevent Youth Substance Use

Leaders in Fountain are taking important steps to prevent youth substance use, and are the first in the county to implement Communities that Care (CTC), a process that has proven to reduce alcohol and tobacco use, crime, and violence among youth....

"Coffee with a Cop" March 8 at McDonald's on Mesa Ridge Parkway

A “Coffee with a Cop” event is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. March 8 at the McDonald’s located at 6950 Mesa Ridge Parkway. The event will give local residents a chance to meet with Fountain Police Department personnel in a casual setting. Attendees...

Three Arrested After Break-Ins at Fountain-Fort Carson High School

At approximately 7 a.m. Feb. 8, Fountain-Fort Carson High School (FFCHS) School Resource Officers (SROs) were notified that motion and door alarms at the school had been set off at approximately 12:10 a.m. that morning. According to Fountain Police...

Section of Marksheffel Road from US 24 to CO 94 Closed

Marksheffel Road between U.S. Highway 24 and State Highway 94 will be closed to all traffic starting Feb. 19, to allow workers to complete critical safety and capacity improvements along this section of roadway. Detours will be in place routing...

District Eight Schools and Fountain Police Aim to Pioneer Model Partnership: We Dare to Care

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 (FFC8) and the Fountain Police Department (FPD) are pioneering a model partnership for other regions across the state. Both organizations have committed to develop leadership in the region and across the state...

Firefighters from Five Departments Respond to Grass Fire

Firefighters from five departments responded to a grass fire at about 11:54 a.m. Saturday in a grassy area near the intersection of Grinnell and Powers Blvds. Security Fire Department personnel and units were first on scene. Then units and...

Basketball Playoffs Preview Five Local Teams Advance to State Tournament

Five local high school teams advanced to the state basketball tournament which gets underway this week. Both Mesa Ridge and Widefield teams advanced in Class 4A while in Class 5A the Fountain-Fort Carson boys advanced. CLASS 4A Both Mesa Ridge...

Basketball Playoffs Preview

GIRLS On the girls' side, the Lady Grizzlies, 19-4, and winners of their second straight Colorado Springs (Class 4) Metro League title, received a first-round bye and will host a second-round round...

All-Star Cheer Team from Kinetic Gymnastics in Widefield Raising Money to Attend Summit Competition

An all-star cheer team from Kinetic Gymnastics in Widefield recently qualified for Summit competition May 12-14 at Disney World in Orlando and team members and coaches are looking for business...

Sports Wrap Up

BASKETBALL There was plenty of action on the hardwood last week as local basketball teams wrapped up their regular seasons and got ready for the playoffs (Please see playoff preview on this page)...

JIM AND KATHY COKE HONORED AS 2016 VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce has a long-standing tradition of honoring volunteers each year. For 2016, they recognized long-time Fountain residents and business owners Jim and Kathy Coke,...

Life Just Keeps Keeping On And The Speed Just Baffles Me...

Well my flowers are fading and beginning to flop over a bit, oh you know, the ones I got for Valentine’s Day. The Old Man got me and our daughter matching boxes of chocolates and each of us a...

Heard of Wild Horse Park?

I have known of Wild Horse, Colorado for many years, out toward Eads. I also know of another just north of Buena Vista. This one is new to me. While reading a 1939 newspaper there was a story about...

An Important Vote for the Sanctity of Life

February 17, 2017 Congressman Doug Lamborn released the following statement after his vote in support of House Joint Resolution 43: “In December of 2016, the Obama Administration implemented a rule ...

Big Johnson Reservoir Being Drained for Repair Work, Dredging and Removal of Silt

I hope everyone was able to enjoy Presidents Day. I’d like to thank our local fire departments, Wildland Fire, and our County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for their hard work this past...

Dome to Home: First Quarter Report in the State Senate

SB-45: Construction Defect Claim Allocation of Defense Costs The first in a package of many construction litigation reform bills, this is one of my main focuses this session. This bill will help lower insurance costs in the construction industry by...

Update From The House

After much thought and research I’ve decided to support Representative Thurlow’s TABOR Tune-Up bill. HB-17-1187. I want to give the citizens of Colorado a chance to decide. The bill modifies the...

God's Pantry Next Bag Day is Saturday

The next Bag Day at God’s Pantry is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting, at 102 N. Main St., Fountain. “Buy a bag at the door for $5 and fill it as full as you can,” a spokesperson said.”Anything too big to fit in the...

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...

Fountain Valley Senior Center News

GOOD TIME DAY TRAVELERS- UPCOMING EVENTS: * Harlem Globetrotters: 7 p.m. Friday, March 17. Dinner at Chili’s before the show. Entrance $29, bus $5. Bus leaves St. Dominic’s at 4 p.m. *Registration deadline is March 1. * Fountain Community...

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