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Articles from the January 11, 2017 edition

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Hurricane-Force Winds Ravage Front Range Areas

Residents in the Pikes Peak Region and beyond suffered the consequences of high winds (some hurricane-force) on Monday that brought down trees, knocked over semi-trailers on the interstate, blew over...

 

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Officer Dave Langfels Sr.

A special fundraiser is set for Wednesday Jan. 18 from 5-7 p.m. at FFCHS to raise funds to assist beloved Fountain Police Officer Dave Langfels Sr. (a long-time D.A.R.E. Officer) who has been...

 

Senior Center Hosts New Year's Bash

These ladies were just a few of the local residents who welcomed in 2017 at a special party at the Fountain Valley Senior Center. From the left are, Alma Gallmon, Lisa Deager, Mae Boerem, and Hazel...

 

Order Your Bricks for "Wall Of Honor" at Veterans Memorial Soon

The number of available spaces left for the additional Wall of Honor at the Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial is decreasing. Anyone wishing to purchase a brick in honor or in memory of a veteran is urged to do so now. Order forms are available at...

 

D-8 Superintendent Releases Message to Parents/Staff Regarding Unique Weather Events Monday

The following message was sent to Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight parents and staff members from Superintendent Dr. Keith Owens regarding Monday,s weather events. I wanted to reach out at...

 

Winds cause closure of County's Judicial Complex Monday

El Paso County officials reported Tuesday morning they hoped to do an initial assessment of the roof damage and make temporary repairs with the goal of re-opening the Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex...

 

Fountain Police Investigating Shooting/Assault

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Jan. 3, Fountain Police Department officers responded to 11359 Justamere Dr. in reference to a check welfare. According to FPD Sgt. Mark Cristiani, a child in the home had called 911 and was attempting to give information...

 

Hurricane-Force Winds an Eye-Opener!

Just when "we" thought we had seen and experienced "it all," along came Monday's Hurricane-force winds that were more ferocious than anything this Colorado native has ever experienced before in my 53...

 

Please Join Us In Supporting One Who Has Done So Much for Our Community

Many of us all remember some aspect of our childhood and growing up. Special events that occurred as you were growing up, like moving from elementary school to junior high. Maybe you remember a...

 

First Regular Session of the Seventy-first General Assembly

The First Regular Session of the Seventy-first General Assembly will convene Wednesday, Jan. 11. Although that is the official start date we have all been working hard during the break to develop bills for this session, sitting on interim...

 

Not Something You See Everyday... Winds Wreak Havoc Around the Fountain Valley

Carole Jackson captured this photo of a storage shed sitting in a southbound lane of Highway 85/87 Monday morning, near the intersection of Main Street and the Fountain Valley Shopping Center....

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closings

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, all post offices, El Paso County offices, and City of Fountain offices will be closed. Most local financial institutions will be closed. Academy Bank in the Fountain Wal-Mart will be open from 11 a.m.-4...

 

Free Computer Classes Offered at Security Public Library in January and February

Free computers classes are being offered the next two months at Security Public Library. A Laptop Computer Basics Class Part II is being offered from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. “This class is for those persons who have rarely or never used a...

 

Republicans Meet Monday at Fountain IHOP

Members of The Fountain Valley Republican Club invite interested persons to join them Monday, Jan. 16, at IHOP in Fountain for the first meeting of the year Chuck Broerman, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, will be the speaker. He will speak on...

 

Fountain Valley Crafters Registration is Jan. 11

Members of the Fountain Valley Crafters will be registering for craft classes from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at VFW Post 3917, 4715 W. Clearview Dr., Security. Classes include Knitting, Ceramics, Needlework, Quilting, Crochet, Oil Painting,...

 

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 &...

 

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...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

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 Twos & Threes Outdoors: The Three Bears Thursday, Jan. 12, 10 - 11:15 AM Share the joy of your 2 or 3 ye...

 

Welcoming 2017 With Some Precious Family Moments

Well, I hope your New Year is starting on positives notes and happy beginnings. Mine has been eventful and fulfilling as well as heartbreaking and profound and I thought about not telling you about...

 

A Wanden Story

You may not remember Wanden La Farge, who during World War II was mayor of Fountain. I remember her quite well, as I had her granddaughter, who also carried the name Wanden, at Fountain Middle...

 

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...

 

New Year's Celebration Welcomes in 2017 at the Senior Center

The Fountain Valley Senior Center invited the community to welcome in 2017 at a special New Year's Eve party. The new year was welcomed at "Rio de Janerio time" (8 p.m.) The center's own Mr. Nicky...

 

Girls on the Run Club Concludes First Season

Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight's only Girls on the Run Club recently concluded its first season....

 

District Eight Musicians Selected for Colorado Springs Youth Symphony

School District Eight congratulates Hunter Jones (11-flute) and Cheyenne Goddard (9-trombone) for their selection into the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony! These students were selected after an...

 

County Office of Emergency Management Issues Safety Reminder: Downed Power Lines Can Be Dangerous 30 Or More Feet Away

The El Paso County Office of Emergency Management is reminding everyone to stay away from downed power lines. Ongoing hurricane force winds have broken tree branches, toppled signs, turned over vehicles and pulled down power lines countywide. Downed...

 

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