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Fountain City Council Approves Application For Liquor Sales Room For Blue Pine Brewery That Will Open In Fountain,

At its meeting May 14, the Fountain City Council unanimously approved a liquor sales room application for Blue Pine Brewery, LLC, doing business as Peaks N Pines Brewing Company, located at 212 W. Illinois Ave. The company made the application with...

Congressman Lamborn Comments on the Future of U.S. Space Command in Colorado Springs

On Tuesday, May 14, the Air Force officially released its six candidates for the newly-reconstituted U.S. Space Command as a functional Unified Combatant Command. The six official bases, selected through the Air Force strategic basing process, are:...

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: JADE LIPSCOMB is a White Female, 24 years old,...

Sheriff's Office Releases Annual DUI Statistics

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has been working to increase enforcement of impaired drivers, as El Paso County is leading the state in impaired driver traffic related fatalities.  As part of these ongoing efforts, the El Paso County Sheriff's...

Memorial Day Closings Announced

In observance of Memorial Day Monday, all City of Fountain offices will be closed. All post offices will also be closed. All local financial institutions will be closed. The Security Branch Library and The Fountain Branch Library will be closed....

Home Delivery Rate to Increase June 1

Due to rising expenses related to producing this newspaper, effective June 1, the home delivery rate will be increased from $1.50 to $2 per month. This is the first increase since 1994. The News staff has held off such an increase for as long as we...

Athletes Sign Letters of Intent to Continue Sports Careers at Colleges

For athlete signing photos form all three local high schools and the sports wrap up click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/custo...

State Track Wrap Up

Several local high school tracksters received medals at the Colorado Track and Field Championships last week in Lakewood. The top nine placers in each event received medals. For lots of photo...

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is June 7 On Friday, June 7, 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 month....

One Indian's Wife

Chief Ouray was almost the most well known chiefs of the Uncompahgre Utes at the start of the 20th century. When Ouray was striving to settle some of the Ute tribe's difficulties, Chipeta, his wife...

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...

Chamber Announces 2019 Fall Festival Theme

Chamber Announces 2019 Fall Festival Theme “The Golden Harvest” Celebrates 50th Anniversary Applications are now being accepted for parade entries and booths at Metcalfe Park in conjunction with the 50th Annual Fountain Fall Festival, sponsored...

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...

Recycling Center Open Three Days a Week and First Saturday of Month

The Fountain Recycling Center located at the Lorraine Center, 301 E. Iowa Ave., in Fountain is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is also open the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1...

Now It Will Be Up To Citizens To Pursue Resident Requirement Changes

At the last City Council meeting, I approached City Council asking that they consider initiating a ballot measure relative to the residency requirement, as opposed to having citizens collect...

Memorial Day.  It is a time to observe and remember those that have died serving in our Armed Forces. 

Good day.  I wanted to use this week's article to highlight Memorial Day.  It is a time to observe and remember those that have died serving in our Armed Forces.  From the founding of this great...

We Remember...

It's hard to believe May is almost over already. Graduations have or will take place and soon it will be summertime and families will be planning their vacations and more. As we go about living our...

Stranded!

Editor's Note: Monday's storm left Alice and her daughter stranded in Colorado Springs, so we are sharing what she posted on Facebook about their experience with the Spring snowstorm that blanketed...

Local Memorial Day activities on Monday, May 27

Local Memorial Day activities on Monday, May 27 The American Legion Post 38, 6685 Southmoor Dr. in Fountain has a flag raising and free breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe Ave. in Fountain has a Memorial Day ceremony...

Historical Society's Open House is June 1,

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, June 10 in the downstairs of the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at 382-7625, Vice...

Fountain-Fort Carson High School Class of 1969 Planning 50th Reunion Sept. Aug. 31-Sept.2

Members of the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Class of 1969 are planning a 50th reunion Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 (Labor Day weekend) in Fountain. “Anyone from the class of 1969 (or 1968 or 1970) who is interested in...

Community Soup Kitchen on Friday

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...

Mobile Hotspots Available at Security Public Library

Mobile Hotspots are now available for checkout at the Security Public Library. The hotspot program allows library card holders to access unlimited, high-speed Internet service anywhere a Sprint signal can be received. Persons can connect up to 10...

Alfred Joseph Rivera Sr.

October 22, 1939-May 2, 2019 Alfred Joseph Rivera Sr. peacefully went home to our Savior May 2, 2019. He was born October 22, 1939 to Felix Aguero and Ana Tenorio Rivera Castro on the beautiful...

Terry (Norma) Daniels

September 9, 1934- May 20, 2019 Terry (Norma) Daniels of Widefield passed away May 20, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born September 9, 1934. She is survived by her children,...

Lieselotte "Lotte" Carlisle (née Strasser)

July 11, 1942-May 12, 2019 Lieselotte "Lotte" Carlisle (née Strasser) died peacefully, surrounded by family, May 12, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the age of 76. She was born July 11, 1942...

First United Methodist Church of Fountain Now Offering Drive Through Communion

The First United Methodist Church of Fountain is now offering Drive Thru Communion from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Sundays through Sept. 29. “FUMC Fountain will serve communion, share blessings, and spread God’s love in a drive thru fashion,” a...

Public Safety Dodgeball Tournament Held at Fountain-Fort Carson High School

A public safety, double elimination dodgeball tournament benefiting Special Olympics Colorado was held recently in the Fountain-Fort Carson High School gymnasium. For more photo highlights click the...

Mesa Ridge Students Receives Colorado School of Mines Award

Mesa Ridge High School student Joseph Hunter was recently awarded the "Mines Medal of Achievement in Math and Science" from the Colorado School of Mines. This honor is given only to 11th grade...

Sombrero Ranch 60th Annual Great American Horse Drive, a Colorado Tradition

Working cowboys and cowgirls, and guest riders moved several hundred ranch horses over 60 miles during the two-day, 60th Annual Great American Horse Drive held May 4 and 5 near Maybell, Colorado. 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/ Junior Docent...

Lots of Young Anglers Turn Out for Youth Fishing Derby at Willow Springs Fishing Ponds

The annual Youth Fishing Derby for ages 5-15 was held recently at the Willow Springs Fishing Ponds in Fountain. For the complete story and all the photo highlights click the following link:...

The Orioles Did Not Disappoint !

Migration season is almost over. I did a column a few weeks ago on the Bullock's Orioles and how to be ready for their migration. Well, they didn't disappoint! I had a record year with them this...

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