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Meet Your District 3 School Board Candidates

Editor's Note: The last two months we have been profiling candidates for local offices. This week we are featuring Widefield School District 3 Board of Education candidate Carlos Gonzalez. We hope to...

News Office Welcomes New Delivery Driver Mitch Schmidt

This newspaper is pleased to welcome Mitch Schmidt who joins our staff this week as our new Wednesday newspaper delivery driver, assisting Circulation Manager Geof Clark in delivering newspapers to...

Judy Sherbak Joins the News Office as New Office/Personnel Manager

The News staff would like to introduce and welcome new Office and Personnel Manager Judy Sherbak. She is a former Widefield resident, now living east of Colorado Springs with her husband, Chuck...

Fountain Valley Water Coalition Hosts Council Candidate Forum

The Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition will host a Fountain City Council candidate Debate and forum this Saturday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Fountain Library community meeting room. There will be food catered by Fresh Taste Catering at 6...

Motorcyclist Dies in Collision With Truck East of Widefield

On Sat., October 12, at approximately 2:05 p.m., the Colorado State Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Fontaine and Lamine in El Paso County. The crash location is approximately five miles north of Fountain. Upon arrival, troopers determined a...

Volunteers Needed for El Paso County Citizen Outreach Group

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Citizen Outreach Group. Applications for the open position are due by Oct. 25. The Citizen Outreach Group (COG) serves as a...

MRHS Graduate Alyssa Magalong Participating in MISS COLORADO USA® Competition This Weekend

Alyssa Magalong, daughter of Maria and Felix Magalong Jr., of Security, will participate in the MISS COLORADO USA® competition this weekend in Greeley. This year's state titleholder will receive...

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: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your...

Blood Drive Thurs. at Dynamic Family Medicine in Security

The staff at Dynamic Family Medicine is holding a blood drive this Thursday, Oct. 17, at the business located at 5715 Kittery Dr. in Security (next to the Security Post Office.) The Bloodmobile Bus will be in the parking lot from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To...

Ballots Have Been Mailed!

Secure 24-Hour Ballot Drop Boxes Open - 10 new boxes added The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has mailed* approximately 409,000 ballots to active, registered county voters for the 2019 Coordinated Election.  The ballot—which...

Fountain-Fort Carson Footballers Win League Opener over Douglas County

The Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans improved to 2-5 with an 18-6 homecoming victory against the Douglas County Huskies in their 5A Southern League opener Friday night in Fountain. The Trojans won the...

Sports Wrap Up

SOFTBALL All Three Local Teams Advance to Regionals All three local high school softball teams advanced to double-elimination regional completion Saturday at various places around the state. The top...

Mesa Ridge Softball Team Wins First-Ever CSML Championship

The Mesa Ridge softball team captured its first-ever Class 4A Colorado Springs Metro League championship after defeating Widefield Friday. The Grizzlies finished their league schedule 8-0. Mesa Ridge...

Chamber News

Next Business Breakfast is October 18 On Friday, Oct. 18, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 S. Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each...

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...

Ghost Towns

I recently drove US 85 north to the Wyoming Black Hills. I have driven this route over 50 years. I was a bit surprised this trip by the ghost towns along the way. When I first rode up this way,...

Republican Club to Hear From State Rep. Landgraf

On Monday, Oct. 21, the Fountain Valley Republican Club will hear from guest speaker Rep. Lois Landgraf at its monthly meeting at the Fountain IHOP. “Bring your questions about last session in Denver and we’ll talk about the up coming  2020...

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

For more information about the Silver Key Connections Cafe´, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Silver Key Connections Cafe´, meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde...

Community Soup Kitchen Open to All Every Friday Evening

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...

Junior Achievement Needs Volunteers at Fountain Middle School

I hope all are enjoying a great start to the week.  I want to get the word out for our friends at Junior Achievement who are looking for volunteers to help in Fountain Middle School, as well as to...

We Are Fortunate To Have Someone With Tamara Estes' Strong Roots Running For City Council

I was born in Colorado and raised here in Fountain until around middle school.  In 2017, I returned to Fountain, where I have always thought of as my hometown.  I now live with and take care of my...

A fond farewell...

If I had to choose one word to summarize the past 39 years, well, those who know me by now may be chuckling as you know I cannot pick just one word, ever.... Words have been my forte' for four...

Freedom Of Speech Is Messy

At the October 8th city council meeting, an extremely important question was being asked of our city council. Should the city ban temporary signs in public right of ways or should they be allowed?...

REACH Pikes Peak's 3rd Fountain Family Day is Sat.

REACH Pike’s Peak’s 3rd Annual Fountain Family Day is scheduled for 2 p.m. this Saturday at 501 E. Iowa Ave. in Fountain. There will be face and pumpkin painting, music and family and kid friendly activities and games. There will be prizes...

Friends of Security Library Fall Book Sale is Saturday

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 19, at the library located at 715 Aspen Dr. “Whatever your reading pleasure be it fact or fiction, adult or juvenile, classic or best sellers, the...

Faith Lutheran's Church's 6th Annual Craft Fair Nov. 2

Faith Lutheran Church’s 6th annual craft fair is scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the church located at 315 Security Blvd. There will be greeting cards, home decor, homemade goat soap, baby items and much more. Lunch and food...

Augusta M. Jordan

April 7, 1930-October 8, 2019 Augusta M. Jordan, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grand mother, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2019 in her home in Fountain, Colorado. She was born...

Carolyn Hanagan

April 18, 1946-October 11, 2019 Carolyn Hanagan, a longtime Fountain resident, passed away at home on October 11, 2019. Carolyn was born April 18, 1946 in La Junta, Colorado. She graduated From Swink...

Good Shepherd Carries On UMC Music Tradition

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1201 Leta Dr., Security, is part of a long Methodist tradition in music brought to the west with Circuit Riders. Leading our music program locally is Jennifer Montgomery with our Cancel Choir. Choir members...

Fountain Valley Baptist Church News

Members of Fountain Valley Baptist Church, 500 W. Alabama Ave. in Fountain, welcome all persons to their church. “Our church desires to love Jesus and the people with all that we are,” a spokesperson said. “No matter who you are and where you...

District 3 SchoolBoard Recognizes Local Food Trucks

The Widefield School District 3 Board of Education recognized three local food trucks including Colorado Sno-Balls, Roll Up Food Truck and Go Fish Food Truck at ts board meeting Thursday , September...

My Final Column

It is with much regret that I am making this my final column. I truly don’t even know what to say. Just over two years ago, I was asked by Editor Patricia St Louis if I would be interested in...

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

OCTOBER ACTIVITIES 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.elpas...

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