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Staff from Fountain Creek and Bear Creek Nature Centers Receive 2016 El Paso County Innovation Award

Fountain Creek Nature Center Supervisor Nancy Stone Bernard, along with Interpretive Program Coordinator, Ian Wilson, at Fountain Creek Nature Center, and Mary Jo Lewis and Maria Petkash from Bear...

 

Town Hall Meeting With State Representative Lois Landgraf will be Friday Evening

Area residents are invited to learn about issues pertinent to veterans- mental health, vets courts, veterans state income tax relief at a special Town Hall meeting hosted by State Representative Lois... Full story

 

Garrett Carneal Honored as Carrier of the Month for Giving Exceptional Customer Service

Garrett Carneal has been selected as this newspaper's Carrier of the Month for March. One of his customers, Claudia Shirley, had this to say about Carneal, "He is such a nice young man. He always... Full story

 

Fountain's Fairview Cemetery Cleanup to be Next Week (April 10-14)

The City of Fountain Parks Department will conduct its annual Fairview Cemetery Cleanup beginning Monday, April 10 and will continue through Friday, April 14. Citizens and grave caretakers are asked to removed all flowers, vases and other items no... Full story

 

Fountain-fort carson school district 8 board of education meeting highlights

These are highlights from the Feb. 22, Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 Board of Education meeting....

 

Four Additional Suspects Arrested in Connection With Double Homicide

Last week, the number of suspects arrested in connection with the double murder of Derek Greer and Natalie Partida grew as four additional suspects were arrested. The bodies of Greer and Partida were... 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: SCOTT BAKER is a White Male, 44 years old, 6'1"... Full story

 

Fountain Police Investigating Damage and Thefts from Vehicles

In the early morning hours Friday, Fountain Police officers responded to several vehicle break-ins and a motor vehicle theft in the Countryside neighborhood, in southeast Fountain. Several personal items were taken from vehicles that were parked at... Full story

 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Help Identifying Identity Theft Suspect

At approximately 9:03 and 11:32 a.m. Friday, there were two transactions made with a School District 3 debit card, both for exactly $70 at the Fountain Walmart located at 6310 South Highway 85/87.... Full story

 

Water Update

In preparation for the upcoming summer months I wanted to take a moment to go over a few key items we are working towards as it pertains to the current water situation and how we fit into the big...

 

Reforming the Department of Youth Corrections

The dramatic rise in violence in Colorado's Division of Youth Corrections (DYC) was the subject of a report published this February by the Colorado Child Safety Coalition titled "Bound & Broken,...

 

Pikes Peak Great American Cleanup to be April 22

Good day.  I was happy to see additional rain and snow to the region this past week, as we have been in need of moisture to combat recent fire dangers.  I also hope that those that got some time...

 

The Chiyo Watanabe Miles Memorial Scholarship Soon To Award Scholarship for Third Year to Fountain- Fort Carson High School Senior

The Chiyo Watanabe Miles Memorial Scholarship Foundation, established in 2015 by her children in honor of their mother’s loving memory, will soon be awarding a $10,000 scholarship to a deserving Fountain-Fort Carson High School Senior on May 24, as...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Surviving Spring Break

Why is it that "The Great Powers That Be" insist on making bad weather for this break that the kids look so forward to having? I mean, HELLO... it is SPRING break! The season of blooming flowers and...

 
 By Geof Clark    Business    April 5, 2017

Auto Tech Plaza in Security Reopens Under New Ownership, Management

After being closed for three months, Auto Tech Plaza, located at 225 Main St. in Security, recently reopened under new ownership and management. Prior to the abrupt closing, the business has been... Full story

 

Free Investment Workshop Offered April 20 at SPL

A free investing workshop entitled “Money counts!— How to begin investing” is scheduled for 6-7:30 .m. April 20 at Security Public Library. The event will feature a short presentation about common invest‑ment types and concepts. It will be... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

UPCOMING EVENT Fri., April 7- 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... Full story

 

County Commissioners Approve Widefield Community Park Master Plan

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners gave its approval Thursday, March 30, for a plan that could bring restroom renovations, playground expansion, trail improvements, Pickleball courts, picnic and event pavilions, improvements to the disc golf... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

Skunk In Black Forest Tests Positive For Rabies

El Paso County Public Health officials reported last week that a skunk has tested positive for rabies in Black Forest. El Paso County Public Health is urging residents to protect themselves by never touching or feeding wild or stray animals, and... Full story

 

High School Sports Wrap Up

There’s plenty of local high school sports action as teams resume play following Spring Break. UPCOMING SCHEDULE: BASEBALL Thurs., April 6-Widefield at Elizabeth-4PM Thurs., April 6-Mitchell at Mesa Ridge-4PM Thurs., April 6-Fountain-Fort Carson...

 

LuisJoe Ybarra Jr. Named #1 125lbs USA Junior Men's Top Ranking Boxer

LuisJoe Ybarra Jr., who boxes out of Ybarra's Boxing Club in Widefield, was named as the #1 125lbs USA Junior Men's top Ranking Boxer after the recent 2017 Western Elite Qualifier snf Regional Open... Full story

 

Registration Underway for Fountain's Recreation Department's Summer Leagues

Registration is underway at The City of Fountain’s Recreation Department for summer baseball/softball leagues. Children from four years old through eighth grade can participate.  Leagues offered include t-ball, coach pitch, machine pitch, player... Full story

 

Arden L. Roth-Churchill

June 15, 1930-April 1, 2017 Arden L. Roth-Churchill, 86, of Via Christi Village in Manhattan, KS joined our Lord April 1, 2017. Arden was born June 15, 1930 in Los Angeles, CA, but spent most of her... Full story

 

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