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Local Well Owners Now Have New Resource to Have Their Water Tested for Contaminates

Two professors at Colorado College have recently founded the Fountain Valley Water Study, a non-profit organization formed to help local well owners determine if their water has been affected following the recent findings of contaminated water in...

Cross Creek Church and REACH Pikes Peak Team Up to Giveaway Thanksgiving Baskets

Volunteers from Cross Creek Church in Fountain partnered with REACH Pikes Peak's Fountain location to give away 46 Thanksgiving baskets prior to the holiday. Fountain Middle School students collected...

Sheriff's Office Seeks Assistance in Identifying Burglary/Fraud Suspects

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a burglary that occurred in the 500 block of Holly Drive in Security. According to Natalie Sosa, Assistant Public Information...

Initial Results of Blood Tests Focus of Next Clean Water Coalition Meeting

At its next meeting Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5-8 p.m. the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition will host Dr. John Adgate chair of Colorado School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, who will speak about the...

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: LEONEL HERNANDEZ is a White Male, 25 years old,...

Fountain Landfill Donates Items for God's Pantry Food Baskets

Prior to Thanksgiving, staff and management at the Fountain Landfill conducted a food drive to collect items for God's Pantry Thanksgiving Baskets which were distributed to local families right...

3rd Annual Toy Drive at Security Public Library

The Security Public Library’s third annual toy drive is underway and runs through Dec. 15. “Help make Christmas brighter for local children in need,” a library spokesperson said. “Bring in a new, unwrapped toy. Presents will be delivered by...

Sports Wrap Up

There was plenty of local high school sports action last week. For all three pages of sports highlights and photos click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_fil...

Next Business Breakfast is Dec. 7

On Friday, Dec. 7, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, on Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each month. “If you know a business owner who...

Security/Widefield Networking Group to meet Dec. 14

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14. The group meets the second and fourth Friday at Morning Glory Espresso, 101 Fontaine Blvd., Security. For more information, visit...

American Legion Riders Post 38 Deliver Thanksgiving Baskets to Local Families  

Prior to Thanksgiving, members of American Legion Riders Post 38 in Fountain, with the help of Fountain Police Department personnel, delivered 100 food baskets to local families just in time for the...

The Story Gets Good

Last week I left you with Deputy Harry Galbraith bringing three men to the Fountain Jail. He had rounded up the man from Oklahoma and his two sons at their camp out on Sand Creek. He was carrying...

Share Your Favorite Holiday Memories!

This month we invite readers to share your favorite holiday memories, for consideration to be published in an upcoming issue of this paper! Tell us about your most exciting or memorable Christmas... send your Holiday Tale (a related photo can go...

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...

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

Friday, Dec. 7 Baked Ziti w/ Sausage &, Marinara, Cauliflower, Caesar Salad, Orange, Raisin Nut Cup, Milk Monday, Dec. 10 Manicotti w/ Marinara, Bahama Vegetables, Broccoli Sunflower Salad, Apple, Raisin Nut Cup, Milk Tuesday, Dec. 11 BLT, Black...

Budget Approved

Good day, I hope all are well.  I wanted to highlight our newly approved budget for 2019 as well as congratulate Fort Carson on receiving a Community Partnership award for their collaboration with...

Bush Decency and America's Christmas List

Christmas is coming and wish lists vary. Here are ideas from which most can benefit.  Medical care for all Americans. Congress must sever ties with lobbyists working on behalf of the pharmaceutical...

What a Day!

My ol’ Bessy was due for an oil change and a tire rotation. So I take her to the dealership as I always have all these many years. With my head hung low in embarrassment as I drive in past all the...

Holiday Open House Saturday Features Work of Our Photojournalists

Drop by this newspaper's temporary office location at 713 Dale Street this Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to meet with and see the work of two of this newspaper's nature/wildlife...

Santa Claus to visit Security Fire Station Saturday

Security Fire Department will be hosting a visit with the jolly old elf himself - Santa Claus this Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 400 Security Blvd. It’s also the fire station’s annual open house and there will be a...

Historical Society Meets Dec. 10

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the downstairs of the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at 382-7625, Vice...

Fountain Fire and Police Merge Toy Drives to Host Winter Wonderland Party for Families This Year

The Fountain Fire and Police Departments are joining together this year to do one large toy drive for local children this holiday season. In past years the fire department and its auxiliary conducted the Fill the Helmet toy drive and the police...

Fountain Community Theater to Present "On The Thirteenth Day of Christmas"

Members of the Fountain Community Theater will present “On The Thirteenth Day of Christmas” by Dwayne Yancey in several shows in December at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 W. Alabama Ave., Fountain. Showtimes are at 6:30 p.m....

Democratic Club to host Christmas Dinner December 10

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club’s annual Christmas Dinner  will be Monday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Fountain Valley Senior Center.     “Bring the family and have fun!” a spokesperson said. “Meat and beverages will be...

Stratmoor Hills Fire Department Collecting Toys for Hospitalized Children for the Holidays

This year Stratmoor Hills Fire Department and Fill the Helmet have joined forces to brighten the holidays for hospitalized children. In past years, representatives from Fountain Fire Department distributed any extra donations received as part of...

Friday Night Soup Kitchen Open to All

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...

TREA Chapter 113 Meets First Thursday of each Month

Members of The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 113 meet at 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at IHOP, 6450 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. For more information, contact Jerry Bryant at 391-9879 or Lanny Eller at...

Janette Hendryx

April 18, 1944-November 26, 2018 Janette Hendryx, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at the age of 74. Janette was born April 18, 1944 in Centralia, Illinois to...

Diane Louise Knapp

August 1, 1952-November 29, 2018 Diane Louise Knapp, a long-time Fountain resident, was called to Heaven and eternal peace November 29, 2018. Diane was born August 1, 1952 in Brooklyn New York to...

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Announces Christmas Schedule

Mark your calendars and join the congregation at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1201 Leta Dr. in Security this Christmas Season as we prepare for the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. We would love to see you fill our sanctuary and help us...

Fountain Valley Singers Presenting "The Joy of Christmas" Dec. 15

The Fountain Valley Singers will present “The Joy of Christmas,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 15, at, St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 802 Leta Drive in Security. The concert is free. Cash donations, non-perishable food and miscellaneous items...

District Eight Students Makes Sure Fellow D8 Families

On Thursday, Nov. 15, Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 )FFC8) students gave out hundreds of turkeys and meals to FFC8 families in need for the holiday season. Thousands of items of food were...

Birds of El Paso County

Talons are the sharp claw at the end of a birds toe. Where we have fingernails or toenails, birds have talons. Talons are used for different purposes on different birds. The main purpose on all birds...

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 2s and 3s Outdoors: Sensory Safari Thursday, Dec. 13, 10-11:15 a.m. Explore nature with your 2 or 3...

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