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Articles from the April 19, 2017 edition

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Fountain City Council Approves Water Rate Increase to Fund Treating Contaminated Wells

The Fountain City Council unanimously approved second reading of a water rate increase at its April 11 meeting. There was a lot of discussion on this matter, with Fountain Utilities Customer Service...


Barn-Raising Fundraisers for Hanover Community Church This Week

Two fundraising events for a barn-raising for Hanover Community Church are planned this week. First there will be a donated goods sale including baked goods, lunch, household items and more this... Full story


Great American Cleanup is Saturday

In conjunction with Earth Day, the Pikes Peak Great American Cleanup is this Saturday, April 22, starting at 9 a.m. at 22 locations across El Paso County from Falcon to Fountain, from Manitou Springs to Monument and from Calhan to downtown Colorado... Full story


Veterans Memorial Brick Sales Nearly Complete

Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial brick sales manager Jerry Bryant told the News staff Tuesday morning that brick sales have gone well the last few weeks and the number of bricks available for purchase is limited. Bricks are $35 and will be placed... Full story


FMS Students, Staff Sign "Top Out" Beam for New Middle School Building

Prior to Spring Break, students and staff at Fountain Middle School had the opportunity to sign a steel "Top Out" beam which will be used during the construction of the new middle school... Full story


giant gladiator still stands strong 30 years after it was built

Charlie, the 15-foot gladiator outside of Widefield High School, is turning 30 years old. The statue, made entirely out of chrome car bumpers, still stands strong today and celebrated its milestone...


Springtime Snow Makes for Fun Time

Children in Kathy Moberly-Taylor's daycare in Widefield welcomed in Springtime earlier this month by building and painting snowpeople. Snow had blanketed much of the Pikes Peak region providing much... 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: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your a... Full story


Man Arrested in Road Rage Incident

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a road rage incident which occurred at 12:20 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in Security. According to the Colorado State Patrol, two vehicles were southbound... Full story


Highway 24 Homicide Victim Identified

On Saturday, April 8, at approximately 4:52 p.m., El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 21800 block of East Highway 24 regarding a found body. When deputies arrived on scene they located a deceased male. The victim has been... Full story


The Best Gift Of Life Is Love

If you have the luxury of living a long life, hopefully it is spent learning and growing and especially loving. Also teaching others what you have learned from your own life's journey. I try to learn... Full story


Attracting New Businesses to Our City

Of all the changes that impact a growing community, perhaps none is as visual or interesting to the public as new businesses coming to town. Whether it is a favorite restaurant, a new clothing retaile...


County programs available in the Fountain Valley

I hope all enjoyed a wonderful week and Easter Sunday.  The weather made for a nice weekend and I got to enjoy a church potluck after Easter services.  Later, I took advantage of the great day by... Full story


A Pro-Life Victory

April 13: I released the following statement last week in response to the President signing House Joint Resolution 43: "H.J. Res. 43 is an important step for pro-life values. This resolution reverses... Full story


Efficiency Standards Costing Me over $11,000

Please consider this an open letter to the community to make you aware of what my family is experiencing. I have sent this letter to Congressman Doug Lamborn. The current mandated hot water efficiency standards are costing me over $11,000. I live in... Full story


FFCHS JROTC Hosts Blood Drive

On April 25 and 26, the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Junior ROTC program will host its annual blood drive held in the school gymnasium. This blood drive is open to the public and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. You must be at... 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


Future of District 3 Focus of Community Meeting Tonight

Widefield School District 3 is hosting a meeting tonight (Wed., April 19) at 6 p.m. at Watson Junior High, 136 Fontaine Blvd. Superintendent Scott Campbell will discuss a new school, facility upgrades and a mill levy/bond. For more info. call... Full story


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... Full story


Free Legal Clinic Will be May 1 at Fountain Branch Library

A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney is scheduled for 3:30-5:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Fountain Branch Library, 230 S. Main St., Fountain. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions; help fill out... Full story


VFW Post 3917/ Ladies Auxiliary & Canteen News

All activities are open to the public. The post is located at 4715 W. Clearview Dr. in Security. Canteen is open Tues.-Thurs. 1-7 p.m., Fri. Noon-8 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. *Breakfast is served from 8-10:30 a.m. every Sunday.-$6 (eggs to order,... Full story


VFW POST 6461 Activities

Everyone is always welcome at VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe, Fountain. Visit 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 &...


Chamber After Hours April 27 at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary

Eric Bentley and the staff at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary are hosting the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s April After Hours from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the business located at 6630 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. The event will feature... Full story


What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

Great American Clean-up Saturday, April 22, 9 AM Join the community in this effort to complete cleanup projects at parks, trails, creeks, and roadways. To volunteer, please visit All ages welcome! Girl Scout Day Saturday, April 29, 9... Full story


Food for Fines in April at Security Public Library

Do you owe fines to Security Public Library? Would you like to clear those fines and do a good deed all at the same time? Now is your chance. For each non-perishable food donation a library patron makes during April, their fine will be reduced by $2.... Full story


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