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Security house fire reportedly fatal

A home on Cypress Drive in Security caught fire overnight and was extinguished by the Security Fire Department early Monday morning. Reportedly, firefighters found one resident... — Updated 5/17/2021

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Update on Widefield nuisance house

A house directly across the street from Widefield and Discovery high schools has remained an eyesore for the last several months, even after a fire destroyed much of it. Neighbors... — Updated 5/12/2021

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Broadband help for low-income households available

The FCC recently announced the start date of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. As of May 12, eligible households will be able to enroll in the program to receive a monthly... — Updated 5/12/2021

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'Veteran Sheepdogs' a voice for U.S. veterans

It's been said many times that if someone fights for their country, they shouldn't have to fight for necessary treatments or benefits connected with their service. Unfortunately,... — Updated 5/17/2021

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County proposes roundabout for Fountain Mesa intersection

El Paso County is inviting neighbors around Fountain Mesa Road, Caballero Avenue and Fortman Avenue to attend a meeting where they will discuss a proposal to convert that... — Updated 5/12/2021

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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: KEANDRE DEMARRIE BIBBS is a... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Two join county health board

A local physician and the retired chief of the Colorado Springs Fire Department were appointed as new members to the El Paso County Board of Health. Dr. Richard Vu, an internal... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Networking breakfasts at IHOP in person, virtually

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce's next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be held in person and virtually on Friday, May 21, from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 Hwy.... — Updated 5/11/2021

City still soliciting public input on trash hauler issue

UPDATE: The blog feature for resident comments was removed from the main page containing the collection of single-hauler meeting videos and feasibility study. City staff took it down to review all the comments before the May 12... — Updated 5/13/2021

SPORTS WRAP-UP

BOYS BASEBALL MESA RIDGE GRIZZLIES GO 0-2 The Grizzlies lost 7-0 when they played at Falcon last Tuesday (May 4) in a non-league game, and lost 5-4 when they played at Pueblo South in a non-league game on Saturday. They finished... — Updated 5/11/2021

Emergency exercises scheduled

Fort Carson will conduct a full-scale exercise, dubbed Mountain Guardian 21, May 19-20 to test the installation’s emergency response and recovery systems and capabilities. It will include several scenarios including an aircraft... — Updated 5/11/2021

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First Lady meets with military spouses at Fort Carson

First Lady Jill Biden visited Fort Carson last Thursday to commemorate Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Biden spoke to a crowd of service members and spouses, and she took some... — Updated 5/11/2021

VA vaccine clinic gets a thumbs-up

I wasn’t the only one walking down the street toward the Department of Veterans Affairs pop-up vaccine clinic. In fact, there were about six guys who were doing the same thing I was: scoping out the situation before actually... — Updated 5/11/2021

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HUD dollars at work in Fountain

Sometimes big federal budget decisions seem ambiguous, and it's hard to see the effects in real life. One recent allocation of $10 million for affordable housing in Colorado will... — Updated 5/11/2021

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only: medical and food related. Call (719)... — Updated 5/11/2021

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May Carrier of the Month: It's a Tie!

This month we had an unusual situation. We got nominations for several different people, but when we tallied it up we got an equal number of votes for several people. Therefore,... — Updated 5/11/2021

What will we do with our time?

What did we really accomplish this past year? We've had time, certainly, with all these lockdown days, weeks and months, to do any number of things. After reviewing my year of COVID, I realize that I could have done so much more,... — Updated 5/11/2021

Pages of the Past

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Zero Population Growth of the '60s: Green New Deal?

If you were in junior high school or older in the 1960s, you heard about zero population growth (ZPG). It was a fad, or so I thought, but it became a prominent political movement... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Give the county your input

Good day, everyone.  I hope all are well.  This week I have a couple of county public comment opportunities for you to provide feedback to work being done or proposed by El Paso... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Drug Affordability Review Board

The Senate had a long debate last Thursday and Friday on SB-175, the Prescription Drug Affordability Review Board bill. No doubt the sponsors' hearts are in the right place, but... — Updated 5/11/2021

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The discerning listener's guide to on-hold music

The thing about being a journalist is you spend a fair amount of time on the phone. I can do lots of initial research through Facebook and even conduct interviews using Facebook... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Positive Living Series

Do you know the difference between individuals who are positive and those who are negative? People who live a positive life make choices everyday to maintain that lifestyle.... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Replacing toxic foams at fire departments

Hey Friends – Colorado announced an exciting takeback and disposal program for PFAS-containing AFFF foams! The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Regional restaurant job fair this Thursday

A massive restaurant hiring event will be held on Thursday, May 13, 8 a.m.-noon, at the Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St., Colorado Springs.  At least 30 area restaurants will... — Updated 5/12/2021

Peaks N Pines Brewery remembers 'The Blast'

On May 15, Peaks N Pines Brewery in Fountain is commemorating the famous train blast that occurred here in 1888. Fountain Valley Museum members will be at the brewery with artifacts from the famous train blast from 2-6 p.m. A... — Updated 5/11/2021

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El Paso County Recreation Services events coming up

All programs require pre-registration at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com In light of COVID-19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call for current status. El Paso... — Updated 5/12/2021

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. Programs... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Fountain Library to host vaccine clinic on May 19

Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) continues to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics in partnership with Gov. Jared Polis' "Vaccines for All" plan. The second clinic takes place at... — Updated 5/12/2021

High school to present outdoor pops concert

FFCHS Music Department is proud to present the Outdoor Pops Concert on Thursday, May 13, at 6 p.m. The concert will be at the Football Stadium Courtyard. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music from the band and choir... — Updated 5/11/2021

In-person Memorial Day event planned for May 31

The city of Fountain and various organizations are partnering to bring back an in-person Memorial Day ceremony after last year’s hiatus due to COVID-19. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in Mayor’s Park,... — Updated 5/11/2021

Community cleanup group has several events planned

Clean Up Fountain is hosting its next monthly clean-up events at the following locations: Cross Creek Park on May 16 Fountain Creek on June 13 Find out more at Facebook: Clean Up... — Updated 5/11/2021

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National Salvation Army Week celebrated in Fountain Valley

This is National Salvation Army Week (May 10-16, 2021). This week is set aside to remind and inform the community of the comprehensive nature of the services The Salvation Army... — Updated 5/12/2021

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In Loving Memory of Lt. Col. Raymond Harvey Armstrong USAF (Ret.)

Raymond Harvey Armstrong, 83, of Fountain, Colorado, passed away April 28, 2021, at Memorial Hospital. He was born June 14, 1937, to Howard and Edith Armstrong. Raymond joined the... — Updated 5/11/2021

History of the Bible comes to life in new video series

Have you ever wondered how the Bible was translated and assembled? Then make plans now to tune in online for a special teaching series, “History of the Bible,” from Pastor John Bornschein of Calvary Fellowship Fountain... — Updated 5/11/2021

Church food pantry open

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (1201 Leta Drive in Security) is opening its Emergency Food Pantry every Thursday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for anyone in the community who needs food... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Mesa Ridge students power through to get automotive certifications

On April 20, the following Mesa Ridge High School (MRHS) students passed the Automative Service Excellence (ASE) Brake A5 exam: Dominic Dytri, Caden McClements, Travares Lucas,... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Fountain Middle School earns 'Trailblazer' status

Fountain Middle School has won another major honor, this time as a 2021 Colorado "Trailblazer Schools to Watch" as determined by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education... — Updated 5/11/2021

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