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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: SAMUAL DOMONIC JOHNSON is a... — Updated 9/22/2021

Charter Oak Ranch Road, I-25 projects to get under way

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor SEMA Construction, Inc. will begin construction in late September on two primary segments of the Military... — Updated 9/22/2021

'Person of interest' identified in shooting near Widefield High

A shooting on Saturday afternoon shortly after the conclusion of the Widefield vs. Mesa Ridge football game marred an otherwise happy Community Day in Widefield School District 3.... — Updated 9/22/2021

Youth council moves into second year

The Fountain Youth Council (FYC) is gearing up for another year of learning and activities, and local teens are encouraged to join. In April 2020, the Fountain City Council voted... — Updated 9/22/2021 Full story

City Council tackles budget, water and roads plans in Fountain

The Fountain City Council is in the final stages of working through the budget for 2022. "We are in our second year of our two-year budget cycle," Mayor Gabe Ortega said, noting this year's planning is less intense than when the... — Updated 9/22/2021

Public Health launches mobile outreach van 

Last weekend El Paso County Public Health launched its mobile outreach van to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines at locations across the county. The van made its first stop... — Updated 9/22/2021

Woman arrested for Sept. 14 stabbing

A man was stabbed in the neck in what authorities believe was a domestic violence incident at the Widefield Apartments on Sept. 14. El Paso County Sheriff's Office said the woman... — Updated 9/22/2021

Townhall for people in eastern county

El Paso County Commissioner Carrie Geitner invites the public to attend a community Town Hall on Saturday, Sept. 25, 10–11 a.m., at Mountain View Electric Association, 11140 E. Woodmen Road, Peyton. The purpose of the meeting... — Updated 9/22/2021 Full story

Coordinated Election Ballots Sent to Military and Overseas Voters

The Office of the Clerk and Recorder has sent 6,171 ballots for the Coordinated Election to voters classified under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). These voters with special circumstances include... — Updated 9/22/2021

District 8 breaks ground on new Trojan Arena

Fountain-Fort Carson High School students and staff joined district officials to break ground on the new Trojan Arena. Located off Jimmy Camp Road, behind and east of the... — Updated 9/22/2021

Sports Wrap-Up

SOFTBALL Mesa Ridge (MRHS) The Grizzlies won 5-4 when they hosted Widefield last Tuesday (Sept. 14), and won 18-2 at Canon City on Thursday. Fountain-Fort Carson (FFCHS) The... — Updated 9/22/2021

2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment reunion

Veterans of the 77th Field Artillery Regiment visit Soldiers of Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Regiment... — Updated 9/22/2021

3-61 CAV takes top honors

U.S Army Staff Sgt. Holmes and Sgt. 1st Class Hinkle pose after winning the Army Emergency Relief Fort Carson Commanding General's Cup, Sept. 15, on Fort Carson. The Commanding... — Updated 9/22/2021

VA thieves never learn

Criminals just can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to stealing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. What they haven’t figured out is that they will eventually get caught. In a despicable scheme, a New Jersey man... — Updated 9/22/2021

New Fountain Creek Corridor restoration projects completed

In order to improve flood conveyance and clear out invasive species, the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control & Greenway District led projects to restore the Fountain Creek... — Updated 9/22/2021 Full story

More than a recycling center

Sometimes you don't know something is nearby until someone draws your attention to it. A great example is the Lending Library shed at the Fountain Recycling Center (301 E. Iowa... — Updated 9/22/2021 Full story

Oh my gourd!

For over 20 years, this newspaper has proudly hosted the Zucchini Contest. It began as an annual event hosted by a local garden center; after it went out of business, this paper... — Updated 9/22/2021

WSD3 Community Parade

Residents of Security-Widefield gathered for the annual Widefield School District 3 Community Day Parade on Saturday. See more photos here: https://www.epcan.com... — Updated 9/22/2021

Fountain Valley Harmonizers seek singers

The well-known performing group the Fountain Valley Harmonizers are back to rehearsing after a long break because of Covid, and are seeking new members who enjoy singing (and playing instruments). Long-time member and leader... — Updated 9/22/2021

Silver Key, AARP Foundation partner to empower low-income older adults

to remain in their homes as they age Silver Key Senior Services announced it has joined AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide to help low- and moderate-income older adults get money back on their homes by helping Colorado Springs... — Updated 9/22/2021

Damage by washouts

I ran across this item in a Pueblo newspaper of the 1890s. It reminds us that not all of our summers have been dry! It seems that the railroads were suffering from greater than... — Updated 9/22/2021

Budget to stay busy, not bored this winter

This winter is not going to be a repeat of last year, at least not at my house. COVID will no doubt keep raging around the world, limiting our options for activities, canceling plans that were made with fingers crossed. But here... — Updated 9/22/2021

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Craft fair fundraiser coming soon The annual holiday craft fair will be on Nov. 13. This is one of the senior center’s major fundraisers. Organizers are now recruiting crafters to sell their goods at the fair. There is a small... — Updated 9/22/2021

Pages of the Past

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Many here have a long track record of supporting veterans

Dear Editor, As a longtime citizen of Fountain (56 plus years) and a former El Paso County Elected Official (Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight Board of Education- 8 years,... — Updated 9/22/2021

Continue progress AND small town feel

Always helpful, always knowledgeable, always upbeat about Fountain. That's how I know Sharon Thompson. I am so happy that she is a candidate for mayor. I like Fountain because... — Updated 9/22/2021

A New Possible in Education

By Corey Edwards, Northwest Region and Colorado Director, and Dr. Mark David Milliron, SVP and Executive Dean, WGU Teachers College The rain fell for nearly a week, causing massive... — Updated 9/22/2021

Venetucci pumpkin patch to open Oct. 2

It's almost October – and that means it's time for the pumpkin patch at Venetucci Farm in Security. The patch will be open Thursday through Saturday, 10-2. Visitors can get... — Updated 9/22/2021

Open House at Fountain Fairview Cemetery

Learn about the Fountain Fairview Cemetery, the history of Fountain, and meet the Friends of Fountain Fairview Cemetery Committee during an open house on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9... — Updated 9/22/2021

Clean-up events in Fountain

Keep Fountain Beautiful (formerly known as Clean Up Fountain) is hosting its next monthly clean-up events at the following locations. All are invited to help. Bags provided. Volunteers are asked to wear bright or reflective... — Updated 9/22/2021

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. Creek Week... — Updated 9/22/2021

Aerial gymnast show coming to Pi-Ute Park

Join Security Public Library at Pi-Ute Park on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. for a free, all-ages performance by the Dragonfly Aerial Company. This group of talented, gravity-defying aerial gymnasts simply cannot be missed! Bring... — Updated 9/22/2021

El Paso County Recreation Services events coming up

El Paso County Recreation Services has several events planned, including family fun, exercise and volunteer opportunities. Register online: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Tour of the Paint Mines Interpretative Park Saturday,... — Updated 9/22/2021

Save the Date!

Widefield Parks & Rec will hold its Fall Family Fun Day Picnic on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Parks & Rec Red and Green Fields. The free event will feature food, games and prizes! More info to... — Updated 9/22/2021

El Paso County Delinquent Real Estate Taxes & Special Assessments Notice, Mobile Homes Notice and Personal Property Notice

Included with this issue is the El Paso County Treasurer's Office annual Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and Special Assessments payable in 2021 Notice. It is published for three weeks: Sept. 15, 22 and 29. Also included this week... — Updated 9/22/2021

Legal Notices

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