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Fountain Spring Clean Up Day at Landfill is Saturday

The City of Fountain Spring Clean Up is set for 7 a.m.-Noon Saturday, May 18, at the Waste Connection’s Landfill (continue past 8900 Squirrel Creek, 2½ miles out on Squirrel Creek from Link Rd.) Fountain residents may pay $10 a standard pickup...

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: SHAWN JOSEPH BELL is a White Male, 36 years old,...

Sheriff's Office Has Graduation Ceremony for 19-1 Detentions Academy

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office hosted a graduation ceremony for 18 deputies (pictured above) who successfully completed the 19-1 Detentions Academy.  The graduation ceremony was May 10 at...

Fort Carson Will Honor Fallen During Mountain Post's Warrior Memorial Ceremony

Fallen soldiers who lost their lives while deployed from the installation in the last year will be honored in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Mountain Post Warrior Memorial in Kit Carson Park near Gate 1. Brig. Gen. William L....

Water Coalition Meets Tomorrow Night

The Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition is meeting tomorrow night (Thursday, May 16) at 6:30 p.m. in the backroom at the Fountain IHOP. “We have accomplished so much over the last two and one-half years, it is time to celebrate and enjoy our...

Home Delivery Rate to Increase June 1

Due to rising expenses related to producing this newspaper, effective June 1, the home delivery rate will be increased from $1.50 to $2 per month. This is the first increase since 1994. The News staff has held off such an increase for as long as we...

Mesa Ridge's Matthew Roberds and Widefield's Aaliyah Ricketts Named Scholar Athletes of the Year at Champions 2019

Mesa Ridge's Matthew Roberds and Widefield's Aaliyah Ricketts brought home the Male and Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards at the recent Champions 2019 awards ceremony presented by the Rotary...

Local Tracksters Qualify for State Meet

Several local high school tracksters have qualified for the state track meet Thursday-Saturday at JEFFCO Stadium in Lakewood. Local tracksters qualifying for state include: For all the photo...

Grizzly Track Stars Qualify for State Tournament

Mesa Ridge High School's state track qualifiers include: (l to r) front row: Jayden Heinrichs, Nieko Allgood, Charles Davis III and Jasiah Henderson; middle row, Aaron Roberds, Richie Roberds, Monet...

Sports Wrap Up

For all the photo highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/sports/sports_2019-5-15red.pdf TRACK AND FIELD CLASS 4A Widefield Boys Win Class 4A Title at...

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Tina Gauvin Joins Chamber Board Tina Gauvin, Community Outreach for The Springs Funeral Services and The Springs Funeral Services-North, has joined The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of...

Another Garden Story

I mentioned a few of our crops last week, but I have long known that potatoes were a big crop up in the upper Ute Pass area in the 1920s into the 1940s. This story goes back to that area in the 1890s...

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...

Mobile Hotspots Available at Security Public Library

Mobile Hotspots are now available for checkout at the Security Public Library. The hotspot program allows library card holders to access unlimited, high-speed Internet service anywhere a Sprint signal can be received. Persons can connect up to 10...

Fountain Library Hosts Senior Events

HEALTHY LIVING FOR THE BODY AND BRAIN: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH Wednesday, May 22, 1-2 p.m. For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and...

Food Bank Distribution is Saturday at New Jerusalem Missionary Church in Fountain

Compassion Food Bank representatives will be at the New Jerusalem Missionary Church at 5485 Alegre in Fountain this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to distribute food boxes. Cost is $25 donation and you receive over $150 in groceries. Anyone may...

Scam Alert Classes for Homeowners Part of New and Improved Regional Building Department's Open House

The 2nd Annual Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Open House is this week and everyone is invited to attend any and all of the classes offered. Regional Building has made a few changes this year, including splitting up the days for homeowners...

Fishing is Fun and More

Good morning.  I pray all are doing great.  I wanted to start off by thanking everyone that came out for the Youth Fishing Derby this past Saturday, and to remind all to save the dates for our...

Don't Forget Mother Earth

I have never been shy about saying how much I love our beautiful state. Nothing like the smell of the morning air when there might be a smidge of humidity in the air. I love our sunsets and...

Teaching 'Intersectionality' Poisons America's Future

For the first time in history, legislators are writing the progressive doctrine of "intersectionality" into Colorado law.  They want our schools to teach that the groups we belong to – our race,...

Legislative Wrap-Up II

I think it's fair to say this was the year for mental health legislation. I was proud to run and pass 4 very important bills. HB19-1160 Mental Health Facility Pilot Program The bill will create a...

Apprenticeship Bill

Now that things are not moving quite so fast, we have time to do a little deeper dive in to a bill that passed and was sent to the Governor. First let me say I support apprenticeship programs, there...

Recycling Center Open Three Days a Week and First Saturday of Month

The Fountain Recycling Center located at the Lorraine Center, 301 E. Iowa Ave., in Fountain is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is also open the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1...

WHS Class Of 1969 to Have 50th Reunion Events in June

Deadline to Register is May 15 The Widefield High School Class of 1969 will have its 50th Reunion in June. Activities begin June 21 with a Friday Night Mixer from 6-10 p.m. There is no cover charge and you buy your food and drinks at Old Chicago,...

Auditions for Summer Musical are May 21-22

Widefield Parks and Recreation is excited to offer a Summer Musical program showcasing our amazing local talent! High school and college students can join as actors, stage hands and technicians in the performance of “Little Shop of Horrors...

FFCHS Class of 1969's 50th Reunion Sept. 1-2

Members of the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Class of 1969 are planning a 50th reunion Sunday and Monday, Sept. 1-2, (Labor Day weekend) in Fountain. Anyone from the class of 1969 (or 1968 or 1970) who is interested in attending or finding out...

Fishing Fun

The shores of the Willow Springs Fishing Ponds were lined with youngsters and their families Saturday for the annual Youth Fishing Derby hosted by El Paso County. Shown above with two youngsters is...

Thomas E. Brown Sr.

May 16, 1945-May 9, 2019 Thomas E. Brown Sr. (Opa), a long-time Fountain resident and honored veteran, passed peacefully and joined the love of his life and wife of 51 years, Anneliese, May 9, 2019....

Postlewaits Celebrate 65th Anniversary

Melvin and Jacqueline Postlewait, long-time residents of Fountain, celebrated their 65th anniversary on May 8. They were married at the First Free Methodist Church in Pueblo, Colorado by Daniel...

Community Soup Kitchen on Friday

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...

James Robert Kelley

August 27, 1936-May 2, 2019 James Robert Kelley, age 82, of Fountain, Colorado passed away peacefully Thursday May 2, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. His wife and daughter were by his side....

First United Methodist Church of Fountain Offering Drive Thru Communion Starting May 19

The First United Methodist Church of Fountain is offering Drive Thru Communion from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Sundays beginning May 19 through Sept. 29. “FIUMC Fountain will serve communion, share blessings, and spread God’s love in a drive thru...

Olga Else Dreher Wilson Payne

August 8, 1926-March 30, 2019 Olga Else Dreher Wilson Payne, who had lived in Widefield since 1987, died March 30, 2019. She was born August 8, 1926 in Altdorf, Germany to Otto Dreher and Margarete Hupfer Dreher. Olga married Virgil Wilson and they...

District 3 Students, Teacher Honored At Art Business Education Consortium 40th Anniversary Awards Luncheon

Widefield School District 3 recently had two students and a teacher receive awards at the Art Business Education Consortium 40th anniversary awards luncheon held at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado...

Students, Staff in Schools Districts 3 and 8 Participate in Purple Up! For Military Kids

Students and staff in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 and Widefield School District 3 recently celebrated Purple Up! For Military Kids . The celebrations included students and staff wearing...

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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ MAY...

Burrowing Owls

Owls, owls and owls. I just can’t get enough of them! Owls are such a passion of mine. Look up the American Indian zodiac signs and see if you are an owl. I did and I am an owl. Maybe that’s...

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