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Man Killed, Fountain Resident Hurt in Three-Vehicle Crash on I-25

A Fountain resident was hurt in a three-vehicle crash at 5:05 p.m. last Wednesday at I-25 Milepost 131 located between the South Academy and Mesa Ridgeway exits. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Bethany Meisner, 26 of Pueblo, was driving a...

Fountain Council Hears From Widefield Resident About Proposed Zoning Change at Open Space

The controversial topic of Fountain City Council changing the zoning designation from Parks and Open Space District to Regional Commercial District for a piece of property located on Syracuse St.,...

Former Owner of Fountain Motel to Celebrate 100th Birthday

Story and photos courtesy of Michelle Cockroft (granddaughter of Ruth and Richard Heikes) For all the photo highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/custome...

City of Fountain Hires New Fire Chief

There is a new man in charge of the Fountain Fire Department. James Maxon was recently hired as the city's new fire chief. He will begin his duties in March. Former Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine...

EPA Region 8 Director to Attend Clean Water Coalition Meeting Tomorrow Night

EPA Region 8 Director Doug Benevento will be at the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition meeting tomorrow night (Thursday, Feb. 21), to break down the EPA’s new national plan (that was announced at a press conference last week) and how it...

Dangerous Fugitive Sought by Fountain P.D.

The Fountain Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a wanted subject known to frequent the Fountain area, specifically the area of Hadley Street. The subject is...

Philippine Bureau of Fire Protection trains with Fountain Fire Department

For 2 full pages of photo highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/alternate/phillipines_train_with_fountain_fire_red.pdf The Fountain Fire Department...

Public Meeting for Discussion About Future Recreation Facility Monday

All Fountain Valley area residents are invited to a public meeting next Monday, Feb. 25, for discussion about a possible future recreation center that would serve the community. The meeting is being hosted by a joint task force that was created to...

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: CHRISTOPHER CHAVEZ is a Hispanic Male, 35 years...

Fort Carson To Conduct Prescribed Burns During Next Several Weeks

Prescribed burns will be conducted on Fort Carson training areas by the Directorates of Emergency Services and Public Works Conservation Branch beginning the week of Feb. 25 and continuing intermittently for the next several weeks. The installation...

Mesa Ridge, Widefield Split Boys/Girls Basketball Doubleheader

For all the sports highlights and photos click the following link https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/sports/sports_2019-2-20.pdf Mesa Ridge and Widefield split a boys/girls Colorado...

STATE WRESTLING PREVIEW CLASS 4A

A total of 10 Mesa Ridge wrestlers qualified for the state wrestling tournament following regional competition last week. The tournament gets underway Thursday at the Pepsi Center in Denver. "This...

Lady Grizzlies Win Metro League Title for Fourth Straight Year

The Mesa Ridge Lady Grizzlies, winners of the Colorado Springs (Class 4A) Metro League championship for the fourth straight year include: (l to r) front row: Synae Almodovar, Eleasia Woolridge, Monet...

Sports Wrap Up

BASKETBALL FOUNTAIN-FORT CARSON BOYS GO 1-1 The Trojans beat Rampart 76-56 at home Friday and lost 66-62 at home to Liberty last Tuesday in two Colorado Springs (Class 5A) Metro League games. Fountain-Fort Carson, which had already captured the...

Five Local Teams Advance to State High School Basketball Playoffs

Both Fountain-Fort Carson teams, both Widefield teams, along with the Mesa Ridge girls’ team, advanced to the state high school basketball tournament which started last night (Tuesday, Feb. 19.) In Class 5A, the Fountain-Fort Carson Lady Trojans,...

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is March 1 On Friday, March 1, 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....

Security/Widefield Networking Group Meeting Weekly Now

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, downstairs at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets every Friday of the month now. For more information, visit the...

PPACG Area Agency on Aging and PPLD Partnership to offer Medicare 101 Classes

Retiring adults are experiencing a continual need for correct, accurate information as they transition from employment into active retirement. The PPACG Area Agency on Aging and the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) have partnered together to...

Big Business

I talked last week about the "crooks" of the early Cripple Creek days, so how about the real big business opportunities of the day. What business would you think was the big money maker of the day?...

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´

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...

Fountain to be a Sanctuary City?

Recently, I received and completed a survey about Fountain becoming a sanctuary. It asked me what I thought about Fountain becoming a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants. Balderdash and horse...

Education Bills Abound

The Governor, the Senate, the House and even the sidewalks around the capital overflow with ideas on how to improve education but it seems like some good ones are getting nowhere. The sidewalks had...

EPA Press Conference Held at Fountain City Hall

I pray all are doing well and were safe during the recent snowstorm.  I enjoyed a nice but quiet Presidents Day, and hope you too were able to enjoy most of the weekend, prior to the cold and snow...

Maternal Mortality and other Issues

One of the questions around the Capitol this week is "Where are all the bills?" We are 1/3 of the way through the 120-day session and only 325 bills have been introduced. I say only because last...

Convenience Store Will Only Add Problems for Widefield Neighborhood

Traffic-traffic-traffic-development, people, cars--traffic... The traffic congestion at the corner of Syracuse and Mesa Ridge Parkway is not unique for this county. Syracuse Street has a history. It...

It's Cookie Time!!!

I am such a sucker for a cute little face, especially if it is speckled with freckles. Those little savvy youngsters wearing accomplishment badges and uniforms, get me every time. I am not a fan of...

Ugh, blanket trolls...

Editor's Note: This week we are pleased to share with you the writing talents of yet another Trulson lady! Below you will find Amelia Trulson's response to one of her mother Alice's recent "OH MY...

Community Prayer Gathering Feb. 22

All are invited to a community prayer gathering this Friday, (Feb. 22) at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at the International House of Pancakes, 6450 South Hwy. 85/87 in Fountain. Arrive early if you want to dine at IHOP before the prayer meeting....

Fountain Riding and Roping Club Announces 2019 Royalty

Submitted by Karen Ager Congratulations to the Fountain Riding and Roping Club Royalty for 2019. Queen Amanda Eastlake, Aide Elizabeth Settle, and Princess Heather Eastlake were recently chosen to...

Friday Night Community 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...

Former WHS Orchestra Teacher Vanda Skadden Looking for Former Students for String Orchestras

Vanda Skadden, former orchestra teacher at Widefield High School for 25 years, is trying to reach former students of the Widefield School District orchestra program. “There is a music organization in the Pikes Peak region for adults who would...

Fountain Theater Presents Murder Mystery

Members of the Fountain Theater are presenting Fond Farewell (A comedy murder mystery by David Moberg) at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 23, 28, and March 1 & 2 at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 W. Alabama Ave., Fountain. There is a 2 p.m. matinee...

Fountain-Fort Carson High School Class of 1969 Planning 50th Reunion Sept. 1-2

Members of the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Class of 1969 are planning a 50th reunion Sunday and Monday, Sept. 1-2, (Labor Day weekend) in Fountain. “Anyone from the class of 1969 (or 1968 or 1970) who is interested in attending or finding...

Lonny and Mary Cupp Celebrate "Golden Anniversary"

Lonny and Mary Cupp of Widefield celebrated their "Golden Anniversary" February 12, 2019. Mary & Lonny were married February 12, 1969 in their hometown of Socorro, NM. They have two children,...

Marcia Jeanette Backstrand

October 9, 1924-February 17, 2019 Marcia Jeanette Backstrand, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, passed away peacefully February 17, 2019, in Colorado...

Balloons Fill the Skies over Talbott STEAM Innovative School in Memory of Beloved Principal Tracy Vsetecka

A balloon release in memory of Talbott STEAM Innovation School Principal Tracy Vsetecka, who died Jan. 31, was held recently outside the school on the basketball court. Staff, students, parents, and...

Fountain Valley's Bald Eagles

Our local Bald Eagles have been busy this week. If you've had a chance to make a drive around Big Johnson Reservoir in the last week or two, you've probably noticed the resident Bald Eagles being...

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

FEBRUARY 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  Julia Archibald Holmes:  the Bloomer Girl on Pikes Peak Saturday, February 23,...

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