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Imposters pretend to be Fountain Utilities' workers

These imposters were last reported wearing red shirts, going door-to-door, and stating they require access to properties in order to inspect or replace a utility meter. The City of Fountain is not performing any home meter inspections or... Full story

Colorado governor issues statewide stay-at-home order; issues guidance for police, detention centers

On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Jared Polis issued a statewide stay-at-home order for all Colorado residents. The order will take effect at 6 a.m. Thursday, March 26 and is expected to end April 11.... Full story

List of restaurants open in Fountain area as of 3/25/2020

As of press time, the following restaurants were open for take-out or delivery options. Please contact individually for information. None of the restaurants had closed as of press time and had various options for residents. Please support your... Full story

Area military bases report several cases of COVID-19

In the last week, Fort Carson has seen its first four cases of COVID-19 and has made significant changes in protocol and scheduling to prevent further spread of the illness. Other military... Full story

County up to 7 deaths from COVID-19; bases impacted

UPDATE: March 26 El Paso County now has seven deaths related to COVID-19 El Paso County Public Health has reported three more deaths related to COVID-19 in the county in the last week, bringing the total to four. The second fatality was a male in... Full story

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

VERSHAUN EUGENE ALLEN is a Black Male, 25 years old, 5'10" tall, and 162 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. ALLEN is wanted for Robbery x4, Motor Vehicle Theft, Menacing x3, Possession of a...

Discovery of Gannon's body leads to increased charges against Letecia

By Karin Hill Authorities announced Friday that a body found in Florida a few days earlier is believed to be that of missing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch. Lead prosecutor Michael Allen said new evidence...

Most tax deadlines extended

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Colorado has extended its deadline to July 15, too, and county property... Full story

Burns at Fort Carson planned as of April 1

Prescribed burns will be conducted on Fort Carson training areas and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site by the Directorates of Emergency Services and Public Works Conservation Branch beginning the week of April 1 and continuing intermittently until April...

County voting totals for presidential primary final

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office has completed the official Canvass of the 2020 Presidential Primary Election. "We are extremely pleased with the efficiency, accuracy and organization...

Fountain-based mobile yoga teacher opens virtual studio to accommodate social distancing guidelines

ZENner Mobile Yoga owner Jennifer Clark plans to return to Fountain this summer and open a yoga studio. However, the U.S. military recently froze members from moving during the COVID-10 crisis, which...

COVID-19 puts baseball, other sports on hold until April

As reported in last week’s edition, the CHSAA has announced that all spring sports are being postponed until April 18. This decision not only affects state tournaments (such as the recently canceled state basketball games) but also the upcoming... Full story

SPORTS QUIZ

By Ryan A. Berenz 1. What business executive was chairman of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and served as the sixth commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1984 to 1989? 2. In February, 42-year-old Zamboni driver David Ayres...

Upcoming Fountain chamber events postponed

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce events are on hold until further notice. Staff and volunteers remain accessible by phone and e-mail. Call (719) 382-3190 for more information, or visit www.founta...

Security/Widefield Networking Group to hold online meetings for now

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, March 26. It will be held online due to coronavirus mandates. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. It is open to all...

Community Soup Kitchen continuing to serve free to-go meals on Friday nights

The First United Methodist Church of Fountain soup kitchen from 4-6 p.m. every Friday is open to anybody who would like a hot meal. Currently, the dine-in area is not open. However, volunteers will bring to-go meals out to vehicles. Cross Creek... Full story

Reach Pikes Peak held a food distribution event

Reach Pikes Peak held a drive-up food distribution for those in need at their Fountain office on Monday morning. Reach Pikes Peak Fountain Emergency Services Counselor Michael Rafferty is pictured...

Fountain Valley Senior Center News - Senior Center Closed but services available

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed until further notice, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. Executive Director Jolene Hausman released this statement on Monday: “Dear Community Members, “We...

Silver Key Connections Cafe- Drive Thru Only

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...

Connections 4 Life food pantry offers drive-thru pick-up; young volunteers wanted

Connections 4 Life Center has a food pantry that is stocked and open for business during regular hours with some important changes. Food distribution will be through a drive-up line only. No one will be allowed into the building. During last... Full story

At Your Library

Local public libraries currently are closed until further notice due to coronavirus precautions. Most events are postponed or canceled. Both libraries have numerous resources available online. Fountain: ppld.org/fountain-library Security:...

Ferments – and a recipe!

You may have heard me talk about ferments in this column. For those of you who don't know what ferments are and why you should care, here's a short article and a recipe for you to try. So what is...

Herb of the Month: Dandelion

I'm going to start a new section called herb of the month. All herbs have medicinal value and I think if all of you knew more about the herbs that are available, you may start incorporating them...

Sheltering in place? How to spend time with a person living with Alzheimer's

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is requiring many adjustments in people’s lifestyles. For the 256,000 Coloradans providing care for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease, the need to observe appropriate social distancing means that many of the...

Assistance for small businesses

Good morning, I pray all are well today. I want to thank everyone for your patience as we continue to work diligently for our residents during this period of precaution because of COVID-19. This week...

Falling revenue forecast

The real news is COVID-19. You are all more current on rising numbers, social separation, self-quarantine, shelter in place and business closures than could be covered in this space, especially...

Sharing is caring, even with TP

Here we are in the middle of a pandemic crisis named after a beer... I would imagine that beer lovers are not too pleased with the name. I know if it were named after coffee, I would be highly upset;...

God! Our only answer to the corona virus  

Hope for Today by Clint Decker  Sunday, March 14, is when the coronavirus pandemic flipped the religious world upside down.  Tens of thousands of churches suddenly closed their doors to worship services and moved to online platforms.  Many... Full story

In Loving Memory of Iva Ruth Strong

Iva Ruth Strong, a lifelong resident of Fountain, Colorado, went to be with the Lord on March 18, 2020. She was born in Virginia in February 1926. The daughter of Charlie Calhoun and Maude Davis... Full story

In Loving Memory of Cheryl Abeyta

Cheryl Abeyta passed away at home on March 17, 2020. Survived by a daughter, Reannon Abeyta (Tommy Covey); 2 grandsons, Thomas Covey and Warren Covey; Father, Al Abeyta; 2 sisters, Renee' Abeyta... Full story

Coronavirus, taking life for granted

The Coronavirus is a pandemic that most of us don’t understand, but we are learning. This disease has taken over 9,000 lives and made over 220,000 more people sick. We’ve heard via television about it starting in China and its impact even...

Worship modification in the 21st century

Who are we if we don’t gather for worship on Sunday morning? Church leaders have been asking that question for about a decade as family priorities include less and less Sunday worship as an imperative. To strengthen believers every day of the...

D8 STEM Challenges

Students from all over Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 recently participated in a STEM competition at Fountain Fort Carson High School. Students from elementary through high school...

Superintendents support decision to extend school closures

To help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Colorado, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Colorado Governor Jared Polis ordered that all public and private schools across the state suspend in-person learning from March 23 to April 17. The...

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 https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ All events at... Full story

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