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El Paso County's first rabid bat of 2022 found in the Fountain Valley

El Paso County Public Health is urging residents to keep pets up to date on rabies vaccination and to avoid wild animals after a bat found in a home in the Fountain Valley tested... — Updated 6/23/2022

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: AMBER ROSE HANEY is a White Female,... — Updated 6/21/2022

Fiery crash ejects 3

On Thursday, June 16, at 7:38 p.m., Fountain Police and Fire responded to the area of Squirrel Creek Road and Shumway Road in reference to a traffic accident. Upon officers' and... — Updated 6/21/2022

PFAS study results to be discussed at meetings

Beginning next week there will be a series of information sessions to review the results of a recently completed PFAS Exposure Assessment. In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control... — Updated 6/22/2022

Fireworks prohibited in Fountain, county

While moisture levels have been rising a little, the city of Fountain and El Paso County still have fire restrictions in place. Currently, both are at Stage 1, which prohibits... — Updated 6/22/2022

Dog lost in accident

This pup, Ember, went missing when the vehicle she was in was in an accident on the east side of I-25 near the Loves travel stop and Mesa Ridge Parkway in Fountain on June 11. She... — Updated 6/22/2022

Shooting deemed accidental

On June 16, Fountain Police Department responded to a shooting in 700 block of Harvest Field Way (near Fountain Mesa Road and Lake Avenue). Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The... — Updated 6/21/2022

Security/Grand Boulevard closure planned

There will be a road closure at the intersection of Security Boulevard and Grand Boulevard in Security from Monday, June 27, through Friday, July 1, for the... — Updated 6/23/2022

Oh Deer!

Officer Hammill of the Fountain Police Department carries away a young fawn that had been hit by a car on Mesa Ridge Parkway just east of Safeway on Friday morning. The mother deer... — Updated 6/22/2022

EPSO issues scam warning

New scam alert: Someone is calling people claiming to be from EPSO and asking for donations for Police Week. For credit card info, etc. We do NOT ask for money or personal info... — Updated 6/21/2022

First female commander at Purple Heart chapter

Sgt. E5 Niki Gibson was elected and sworn in as commander of Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 423 in Fountain. Gibson is its first female commander. She served with the... — Updated 6/21/2022

Step Up to Help Your Fellow Vets

What are you doing this summer? If you have spare hours or days, consider stepping up to help your fellow veterans. Stand Downs are a good place to start. Stand Downs were started... — Updated 6/21/2022

Celebrating the Army's 247th birthday with some cake!

Happy 247th birthday to the... — Updated 6/21/2022  Website

Connections 4 Life provides food for body, mind, soul

Connections 4 Life Center (C4L) provides services to local families that offer nourishment for both mind and body. While the center is best known for its stocked food pantry, other... — Updated 6/22/2022

Wag of the Week

Dog lovers, we have three dogs to share, who need homes: Hairy, who is actually, I found out, Prince Hairy; the article last week featured him, and spoke about doodles; Chad, black... — Updated 6/21/2022

Widefield High School early 80s reunion planned

Widefield High School 40th Reunion Class of 1982 plus 1980, 1981, 1983 & 1984 is coming soon, with tickets available through July 5. About this event Saturday August 6, 2022 at... — Updated 6/22/2022

Campaign for grocery store submits 600-plus signatures

An elderly couple in their 90s drives from their home in the Olde Town Fountain area up Hwy. 85-87 to Walmart for groceries every week, despite consensus of neighbors that it was... — Updated 6/22/2022

John Williams' indomitable spirit brings him to the Hall of Fame

"The United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame is not just based on what you did inside the ring; it's what you do outside the ring and making a difference in others' lives." Many... — Updated 6/23/2022

4th of July celebrations planned

There are numerous activities in celebration of Independence Day coming up around the region. Locally, the Security Fire Department Station 1 will once again host the annual 4th of... — Updated 6/22/2022

Rix Quinn - Fears

One positive trait I acquired during the pandemic was ultra-cleanliness. I bathe lots more, and yesterday I washed my hands 19 times, not including the time I spilled sanitizer on my hairbrush. My knuckles look like... — Updated 6/21/2022

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events “Happy Birthday America” Dinner and Dance - Saturday, July 2. Come celebrate with us an evening of good food, friends and dancing to the sounds of the “Front Range Big Band.” Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at... — Updated 6/21/2022

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On June 22, 1964, Dan Brown, author of the “The Da Vinci Code,” is born in New Hampshire. Brown’s bestselling novels are known for symbols, conspiracies and secret societies. * On June 23, 1992, Mafia... — Updated 6/21/2022

Pages of the Past

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My very bestest friend

I went to bed thinking about you so much. I was filled with anticipation about holding you the next day. The scent of you was playing in my mind and enticing my senses. I couldn't... — Updated 6/21/2022

Get your ballots in early

Good morning, I hope all are doing super. This week I'd like to remind everyone that is eligible to vote to get their primary ballots cast as well as to highlight a transportation... — Updated 6/21/2022

Liz Rosenbaum on PFAS

Liz Rosenbaum attended the 3rd National PFAS Conference in Wilmington, North Carolina, last week. There the EPA announced new stricter limits on PFAS in drinking water nationwide... — Updated 6/21/2022

Music festival coming to Venetucci

On June 25, Gather Mountain Blooms at the historic Venetucci Farm will host Rocky Mountain Flower Fest – a festival celebrating music and flowers. Rocky Mountain Highway, the... — Updated 6/23/2022

'Air Power Leads the Way' remembers Normandy invasion

Operation Overlord, the June 6, 1944, Allied invasion of France, was the ultimate event on the western front during WWII. The invasion, inclu... — Updated 6/22/2022

Olympic festival starts Friday

Join the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum for a celebratory Hall of Fame Festival June 25-27 in downtown Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA for Team USA fans of all... — Updated 6/22/2022

Peterson SFB hosts Patriot Fest

Peterson Space Force Base will host Patriot Fest on June 24 at the former Peterson golf course. The Family Fun Zone opens at 4 p.m. with food trucks and attractions for all ages including a mechanical bull, climbing wall,... — Updated 6/21/2022

Widefield movies in the park series continues Friday

Join Widefield Parks and Rec for a free movie in the park at Windmill Mesa Park, on Friday, June 24, for a showing of “Space Jam.” It will begin at dusk. Food trucks and other activities will be available. Future movie nights... — Updated 6/21/2022

Beer festival tickets on sale

Field of Drinks Beer Festival is happening at Metcalfe Park in Fountain on July 2 from 1-5 p.m. This new beer festival features numerous Colorado Springs breweries with beer... — Updated 6/21/2022

At Your Library

News from Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Drive Are you the “Smartest in Security?” Join us at Roll Up (301 Main St.) for our first ever LIVE Trivia Night! Work together as a team or fly solo as you compete for prizes to... — Updated 6/21/2022

Fountain Community Kitchen

Fountain Community Kitchen will be open on the following dates, from 4-6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (lower entrance located at the back of the church) at First United Methodist Church (1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. in Fountain). Meals... — Updated 6/21/2022

Aga splash pad shut for repair

The Splash Pad at Aga Park is temporarily closed until further notice. The main feature pump and soft star went out; due to supply chain issues, the estimated time of arrival is 4 to 6 weeks. “We apologize for any inconvenience... — Updated 6/21/2022

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. All programs require preregistration. Call (719) 520-6745 or visit... — Updated 6/21/2022

In Loving Memory of Rae Carl DeFoor

In Loving Memory of Rae Carl DeFoor November 30, 1960 - June 11, 2022 Rae C. DeFoor, age 61, a Security resident, died on June 11, 2022, at his home. He is survived by his mother,... — Updated 6/21/2022

Prayer classes open

Faith Lutheran Church offers a class, “Exploring Aspects of Prayer,” Sundays 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church, 315 Security Blvd. This study is open to the community at no charge, and all interested adults are encouraged to... — Updated 6/21/2022

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