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A closer look at crime in Fountain

Crime is up everywhere, and Fountain residents certainly are not immune to it. In fact, the steady rise in crime has prompted Fountain Police Chief Chris Heberer to request four... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Property tax exemptions for seniors and veterans funded for tax year 2021

El Paso County Assessor Steve Schleiker has good news for local seniors and qualifying military veterans: The senior citizen and disabled veteran property tax exemption was funded... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Police search for shooting suspect considered 'armed and dangerous'

The suspect in a June 16 shooting has been identified as 41-year-old Steven Hober. He is considered armed and dangerous and has made threats towards law enforcement, a Fountain... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Suspect arrested after standoff

Residents near Pi-Ute Park in Security were on edge for several hours last Thursday evening as Sheriff's Deputies tried to get a wanted man out of a home in the 900 block of... — Updated 6/23/2021

Man arrested after bomb threat

A man was arrested last Friday after a section of the Lorson Ranch neighborhood was evacuated due a bomb threat. Ultimately, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deemed the area clear and arrested Anderson Lee Aldrich, 21, who... — Updated 6/23/2021

Colo. Redistricting Commissions plan statewide tour prior to public hearings

The Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions will hold public hearings on the preliminary maps for the state’s eight congressional districts, as well as the 65 state house and 35 senate districts. These hearings will... — Updated 6/23/2021

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PPRBD office has re-opened to the public; plan review continues by appointment only

The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department re-opened its doors to the public as of Monday.   "With COVID numbers trending down and vaccination numbers continuing to increase,... — Updated 6/23/2021

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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: BERNARD JOSEPH EICHENSEHR is a... — Updated 6/23/2021

Chamber News

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce is accepting registrations for the 2021 Fountain Fall Festival, which has the them “Dancing through the Decades.” Vendors, parade floats and sponsors can get signed up through the... — Updated 6/23/2021

CO cracking down on seat belts

As summer travel picks up again, the Colorado Department of Transportation and 63 law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado partnered for the largest statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement period of the year, May 24-June 6.... — Updated 6/23/2021

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FFCHS announces new head coaches

Anthony Hoover is the new head boys' tennis coach. Hoover has been an assistant girls' tennis coach for two years at FFCHS, where he also teaches various science classes. Hoover... — Updated 6/23/2021

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SPORTS WRAP-UP

BOYS SWIMMING FOUNTAIN-FORT CARSON, WIDEFIELD PLAY SOUTH DIVISION Fountain-Fort Carson hosted the PPAC South Division Championships on Thursday (June 17). Widefield and... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Space Delta 2 at Peterson AFB changes command

Story and photo by U.S. Space Force Senior Airman Andrew Bertain Space Delta 2 - Space Domain Awareness held its change of command June 14 at Peterson Air Force Base. U.S. Space... — Updated 6/23/2021

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USASMDC Soldiers take high ground in Best Warrior Competition

By Staff Sgt. Zach Sheely, 100th Missile Defense Brigade Public Affairs Office Seven Soldiers representing U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command elements from across the... — Updated 6/23/2021

Fake dog trainer nailed for scamming veterans

I’ll admit, after reading about so many Department of Veterans Affairs-related crimes over the years, this is a new one. A judge has sentenced a Texas resident to 10 years in prison for scamming the VA out of a lot of money ... — Updated 6/23/2021

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A little mystery at local middle school

Recently as Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 staff were helping to prepare the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center (DFAC) on West Alabama Avenue for the new Fountain Valley... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Life Network now open in Widefield

A new pregnancy resource center has opened its doors in the Fountain Valley, bringing new life to a building that previously served women, infants and children through the county's... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Widefield High School '60s classes plan reunion

Widefield High School (WHS) classes of the 1960s are invited to a reunion on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20-21. Sponsored by a committee of volunteers, not a company, the Friday... — Updated 6/23/2021

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New YMCA nearly ready for opening

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region will hold the grand opening of the new Fountain Valley YMCA on Saturday, July 17, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the... — Updated 6/23/2021

Because you Asked: Fountain employee salaries

Recently a reader requested to know how much city employees in Fountain are paid. The News staff submitted a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Request to the city clerk for this information, and below are the results. On a side... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Celebrate Dairy Month with Colorado ingredients

June is National Dairy Month, honoring one of Colorado's most important agricultural commodities.  What better way to celebrate than with some cheese on a grilled pizza, just in... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Senior Center announces re-opening plans for July-August

After more than a year of closed doors and socially distanced events, the Fountain Valley Senior Center (located at 5745 Southmoor Drive in Fountain) has an official reopening... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Take a Book – Share a Book

Celestina (1), Elzie (2 1/2), and Raphaela (4) Combs check out books at one of three new Little Free Libraries installed by Security Public Library and Colorado Center and... — Updated 6/23/2021

'Engage' with county code enforcement

Join El Paso County’s public engagement series with the newest topic, Code Enforcement, on Wednesday, June 30, 1–2:30 p.m. The meeting will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams. County experts will walk residents through... — Updated 6/23/2021

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. (See tentative reopening update below.) Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Coming up: business loans, county fair

Good morning. I hope all are well today. This week I wanted to provide an update on the re-opening of an El Paso County business loan program. Additionally, we will be following up... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Simple ideas to nurture meaningful connections

Play comes in multiple forms, and it all starts with connection. We "play" on social media, for example, by liking and engaging with updates from friends and family. Yet, within... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Sweet, sweaty summer

Good, summer!! It is officially summer. Sweaty, sticky, and so disgustingly hot was all just our spring... Oh, you do have to wonder what is in store. I, for one, cannot wait. ... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Invest in yourself

The best investment you can make is in yourself.  You can work, invest, save and accumulate wealth but what good is it if you ignore yourself? A friend of mine once said, "If I... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Local newspapers need your help

Newspapers were hit hard during the pandemic, just like other businesses. Advertising revenue, which was already in decline, dropped significantly. While more readers turned to... — Updated 6/23/2021

Library seeks circulation assistant

Security Public Library is hiring for a part-time circulation assistant. The job is 20 hours a week, $15 per hour, Monday-Thursday 4-7 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. High school graduate or the equivalent and some previous... — Updated 6/23/2021

Pioneers Museum offers many summer programs

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., has several July events. For more information, contact 719-385-5990 or www.cspm/org. Food Truck Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, July–August — 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Colorado Springs... — Updated 6/23/2021

Save the Dates

Gather Mountain Blooms will host a grand opening of the flower farm at Venetucci Farm on July 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The farm store will be open, visitors will have places to sit and picnic, and there will be music and other... — Updated 6/23/2021

County to offer concerts, clubs, games, classes

Archery Camps at Bear Creek Regional Park Join one of the fastest growing outdoor sports! Bear Creek Regional Park has a series of archery camps for youth and adults. USA certified archery coaches will lead a fun interactive camp... — Updated 6/23/2021

Maker's Market to feature regional items

Shop the Front Range Maker’s Market on Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Held outdoors at Lewis Palmer High School, there will be more than 75 makers, artists, boutique, vintage and food vendors. The event is free to... — Updated 6/23/2021

Fountain Valley Museum to reopen

The Fountain Valley Museum, 114 N. Main St., will reopen to the public on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and every Saturday thereafter at the same time. The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and... — Updated 6/23/2021

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. 2s & 3s... — Updated 6/23/2021

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In Loving Memory of Ollie (Skip) B. Price

Ollie was called home to be with his Lord after a valiant battle with COVID-19 in December of 2020. A memorial service will be held on July 1 at 10 a.m. at Pikes Peak Christian... — Updated 6/23/2021

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GSUMC summer events

Join the Ohana Summer Series at Good Shepherd UMC's Children's Church. Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m., 1201 Leta Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80911. No Children's Church on July 4th.... — Updated 6/23/2021

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In Loving Memory of Heather M. Krietemeyer

Heather M. Krietemeyer, beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 15, 2021, at her home in Fountain, Colorado. She was... — Updated 6/23/2021

Vacation Bible School

The following organizations are hosting Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) and similar programs this summer. If your church would like to add a listing, email [email protected] The Salvation Army Fountain Valley Corps (208 Cunningham... — Updated 6/23/2021

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Celebration of Life for Dave Schoenberger

Dave Schoenberger's celebration of life will be this Saturday, June 26, 1-3 p.m., at Pi-Ute Park Pavilion in Security. Join us to share memories of... — Updated 6/23/2021

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