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Fountain man arrested for exploitation of children

A Fountain man has been arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of children. On Oct. 14, investigators with the Colorado Springs Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force... — Updated 10/15/2021

Train hits vehicle in Fountain

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, at approximately 10:20 a.m., the Fountain Police Department responded to a call of a vehicle stuck on the train tracks between the Ventana subdivision and... — Updated 10/13/2021

City of Fountain Mayoral candidates

Two members of the Fountain City Council seek the position of Mayor to replace term-limited Gabe Ortega. Detra Duncan is in her first term on the council, as she was first elected... — Updated 10/13/2021

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: KHEAN OSVALDO CABALLERO is a... — Updated 10/13/2021

Pedestrian hit and killed at Fountain Mesa intersection

UPDATE (Oct. 14): The pedestrian/victim in the accident has been identified as 45-year-old Joshua Lueck of Fountain. The driver is identified as 32-year-old Guadelupe Cardenas of... — Updated 10/14/2021

City of Fountain City Council candidate profiles

All candidates for Fountain City Council and Mayor in 2021 were invited to submit video statements, along with written statements that are included in the print issue of the... — Updated 10/13/2021

WSD3 school board candidate profiles

Dave Dock Why is the local school district important to you? Hi, I'm Dave Dock, long time local resident, parent, and grandparent here in Security-Widefield. My wife, Charlotte and... — Updated 10/13/2021

FFC8 school board candidate profiles

Editor's Note: This week we continue the series of responses from local school board candidates. See Oct. 6 issue for Donna Walsh, Dolly Handel and Susan Waller-Graham in WSD3.... — Updated 10/13/2021

Fountain students learn about fire prevention

Members of the Fountain Fire Department treated area elementary students to special presentations last week in recognition of Fire Prevention Week. From demonstrating how a... — Updated 10/13/2021

Fountain PD invites public to join citizens academy

Fountain Police Department’s “Modified” Citizens’ Academy is a series of classes designed to give community members a glimpse into the inner workings of the Fountain Police Department. A broad selection of topics will be... — Updated 10/13/2021

Sports Wrap-Up

SOFTBALL Mesa Ridge (MRHS) The Grizzlies won 16-0 at Harrison last Tuesday (Oct. 5), and won 11-1 at Widefield on Thursday in their last game of the season. They finished the... — Updated 10/13/2021

Hancock wins bronze at world championships

Tracy G’Angelo Hancock, an alumnus of Fountain-Fort Carson High School, won a bronze medal in the World Wrestling Championships on Sunday in Oslo, Norway. Hancock competed in the senior, 97-kilogram division of Greco-Roman... — Updated 10/13/2021

Punishment doesn't fit the crime

One year ago, a federal grand jury indicted a Virginia woman for a whole raft of scams and fraud against veterans. Most disheartening is the fact that she was a former veteran. There was a long laundry list (nine counts) of... — Updated 10/13/2021

Restaurant roundup

The Fountain Valley area is seeing some new eateries spring up, and more are on the horizon. Here is a brief roundup of what's happening. Arashi Sushi Hibachi & Grill, 8035... — Updated 10/14/2021

Fountain Valley Communities That Care looking for local help

Fountain Valley Communities That Care (CTC) is on the lookout for new volunteers or projects to help local youth and promote mental health. Communities That Care (CTC) is a system... — Updated 10/13/2021

Upcoming job fairs: Amazon; places hiring felons

There are two employment opportunities in October at the Marian House Campus, 14 W. Bijou St., Colorado Springs. Amazon Hiring Event – Oct. 19 Amazon personnel will be at the Marian House Campus on Oct. 19 from 10:30 a.m.-1... — Updated 10/13/2021

Silver Key launches new senior services for Falcon/Peyton and Calhan areas

Silver Key is proceeding with the launch of two new service extensions in the eastern part of the county. With funding from El Paso County Economic Development (CDBG-CV grant) and in a unique partnership with the Pikes Peak... — Updated 10/13/2021

Wag of the Week

Never fear – your new best friend is here! Thank you for considering adopting from a local rescue. Adoptable Animal Rescue Force of Colorado has many dogs and puppies of many... — Updated 10/13/2021

Brewing company launches line of beers benefitting Venetucci, other nonprofits

Bristol Brewing Co., known in Colorado for its high-quality beers and community focus, will launch the premiere Benefit Beers 12-pack with a release party to toast three local... — Updated 10/13/2021

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Craft fair fundraiser coming soon The annual holiday craft fair will be on Nov. 13. This is one of the senior center’s major fundraisers. Organizers are now recruiting crafters to sell their goods at the fair. There is a small... — Updated 10/13/2021

The Story of the Bell

I told this tale quite a long time ago, but I have been asked recently about it. I have also been told that it is now gone! Well, read on and get the real answer. When I taught at Aragon Middle School, there was an old bell,... — Updated 10/13/2021

New classes for Alzheimer's caregivers starting Monday at FV Senior Center

The Central Colorado chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a caregiver support group at Fountain Valley Senior Center (5745 Southmoor Drive in Fountain), starting this month. RoseMary Jaramillo, who directs the... — Updated 10/13/2021

Do we really need a booster shot?

Depending on when we went for the COVID vaccine, we could be eligible for the booster now ... or not. Elderly seniors, as well as those in nursing homes and the immunocompromised, were first in line early in the year. The rest of... — Updated 10/13/2021

Fountain: This city has come a long way

This letter is complimentary to our City Councils, past and present. I was a newcomer in 1977 and an old-timer 44 years later. In 1977, Fountain resembled a small third world... — Updated 10/13/2021

Thank you to first responders; opportunities for tech help, art

Good day, I hope all are well and enjoying the cooler weather this week. I'm also praying that this current front brings critically needed moisture to our region. I want to lead... — Updated 10/13/2021

Mobile vet clinic returns to Fountain for pet appointments

The Wellness Waggin’ will return to Fountain on Oct. 20 with its mobile clinic for routine pet vaccinations and other basic services. Operated by the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, the Wellness Waggin’ stops at... — Updated 10/13/2021

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 www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com. Jr. Bird Club... — Updated 10/13/2021

City requesting input on aquatic/pool needs

The city of Fountain is conducting an Aquatic Program Survey to determine the community’s interest and/or need for aquatic programming and a community pool. At this time, the city does not have a community pool. “If the... — Updated 10/13/2021

At Your Library

Friends of the Security Public Library Fall Book Sale starts this Friday The October book sale is almost here! NEW shopping hours for members of the Friends of the Security Public Library: Friday, Oct. 15, from 6-8 p.m. and... — Updated 10/13/2021

El Paso County Recreation Services events

El Paso County Recreation Services has several events planned. Register online: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Scarecrow Contest! Saturday, Oct. 30, 4–5 p.m., Fountain Creek Nature Center Sign up to reserve your family’s... — Updated 10/13/2021

Halloween events

TREA Chapter 1 Trunk or Treat — Saturday, Oct. 16, noon-4 p.m., at 3605 S. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs. Event is free to attend and features door prizes, vendors with candy, kids costume contest at 2 p.m., pet costume... — Updated 10/13/2021

Wild Whisperings

The following photographs are of American White Pelicans that I took from March through September at various locations in Colorado and Wyoming. The American White Pelican is one of... — Updated 10/13/2021

The Wrath and Love of God

Hope for Today by Clint Decker  About Jesus it is written, "whoever does not obey the Son [Jesus] shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him" (John 3:36). Wrath of... — Updated 10/13/2021

In Loving Memory of Ernestine "Tina" Rothgeb

Ernestine "Tina" Rothgeb, 69, passed away peacefully at her home in Falcon on October 2, 2021. Tina was born in Alt, CO on November 10, 1951 to Joe & Nina Fernandez. Tina's... — Updated 10/13/2021

Free college application day extended to three: Oct. 19-21

To  encourage  more Coloradans to continue their education,  Gov. Jared Polis  announced  today  that  all 32 public colleges and universities in Colorado, as well as several private institutions, will allow... — Updated 10/13/2021

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