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Police arrest suspect who stole car, rammed FPD officer

A man has been arrested after an eventful morning involving vehicle theft, injuries to a Fountain Police officer, and a pursuit with multiple law enforcement agencies. This morning, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Colorado Springs... — Updated 3/5/2021 Full story

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New mental health unit at Fountain PD gearing up for duty

Sometimes cops wear so many hats during the course of a shift, that being an expert handler in all types of situations is an impossible expectation, Fountain Police Chief Chris... — Updated 3/3/2021 Full story

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Council updates strategic plan; rezoning request coming up

The Fountain City Council voted last Tuesday to adopt several revisions to the city's Strategic Plan, including goals for a possible regional recreation center. The previous goal... — Updated 3/2/2021

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New life springing up at Venetucci Farm

Operators of Venetucci Farm – a place that holds a special place in the memories of many area residents – have announced big plans for the property, including a new wedding and... — Updated 3/2/2021

County lifts fire restrictions

Stage One fire restrictions were lifted for unincorporated El Paso County and the city of Fountain on Monday. The county has various topographical features where some terrain may experience large amounts of moisture but other... — Updated 3/2/2021

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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: JAMES BLAKE BURKETT is a Black... — Updated 3/2/2021

County Administrator Folsom to retire this summer

After over 25 years of service with El Paso County, County Administrator Amy Folsom announced her plans to retire this upcoming summer. “I feel so much gratitude and joy to have served this community for so many years,” said... — Updated 3/2/2021

Chamber News

Upcoming virtual meetings The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Networking Breakfast will be online Friday, March 5, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Chief Chris Heberer of the Fountain Police... — Updated 3/2/2021

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Trojans commit to colleges

On Feb. 3, four football players from Fountain-Fort High School signed their letters of intent. The athletes and their selected colleges were as follows: Q Jones – Dartmouth... — Updated 3/2/2021

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FFC8 varsity boys basketball photo round-up

On Feb. 22 the Trojans won versus Doherty, 73-72, in a nail-biting double overtime game. That left the Trojans 7-1 overall with one more week to go in the regular season. On Feb.... — Updated 3/2/2021

Fountain-Fort Carson Boys' hoops has new Twitter page

The Boys’ Basketball team at Fountain-Fort Carson High School (FFCHS) launched a new Twitter account, “FFC Mens BASKETBALL” (@FFCmenshoops) on Feb. 22. Thus far, the Twitter page has posted links to video highlights of the... — Updated 3/2/2021

CHSAA wrestling regional sites announced

The host schools for the Wrestling Regional Wrestling Tournaments on March 5-6 have been determined. On March 5, starting at 2:30 p.m., the first seven weights will wrestle their full tournament. Then, on March 6, starting at... — Updated 3/2/2021

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SPORTS WRAP-UP

Note: Last week and this week contain the last games of the regular basketball season before the state championships. Some games will be finally reported next week, and slots that... — Updated 3/2/2021

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Fountain native supports seizure of weapons off the coast of Somalia

INDIAN OCEAN – Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Nelson, a native of Fountain, is currently serving aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer, USS Winston S. Churchill, in the Indian... — Updated 3/3/2021

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War Dog Memorial 5K to honor K-9s; registration open through March 5

Celebrate K9 veterans and their handlers during the annual War Dog Memorial Run March 13 at Iron Horse Park on Fort Carson. Ten runners will be released every 5 minutes; runners... — Updated 3/2/2021

Online job fair, employee readiness workshops for military/veterans planned

Hope For The Warriors will be presenting a free virtual employee readiness workshop on March 10, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to help active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses in their search for employment. As a... — Updated 3/5/2021 Full story

'Federal Partners' get vaccine from VA

Who are the Department of Veterans Affairs federal partners? Inquiring minds want to know. A recent VA press release boasted about surpassing the VA’s milestone of administering 1 million doses of the COVID vaccine. That’s a... — Updated 3/2/2021

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After 30 years, witnesses of plane crash still remember

Today, March 3, 2021, marks 30 years to the day that United Airlines Flight 585 crashed into Widefield Community Park. All told, 25 passengers died in the crash (not counting a... — Updated 3/5/2021 Full story

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Flight 585: News over the years

In the days after the United Airlines Flight 585 crash, as well as on various anniversary years, this paper has written many pieces on the subject. The following are selections... — Updated 3/2/2021

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Easy dishes to boost immunity

(Family Features) Staying healthy is important year-round, but especially in the cooler months when temperatures drop, people spend more time inside and germs can spread easily.... — Updated 3/2/2021

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Winter squash is healthy addition to any family meal

Winter squash are prominently displayed at grocery stores in the fall and winter months, but many shoppers pass them by because they don't know how to make them. Winter squash are... — Updated 3/2/2021

Help needed, Blue Books available at senior center

The Fountain Valley Senior Center is looking for a business or group of individuals who would like to participate in a community service project here at the center. We would like to landscape an outside area with artificial turf,... — Updated 3/2/2021

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Add protein and immune health supporting benefits to your coffee

(Family Features) Mornings may look different from the norm for many families but staying on track with healthy choices remains a top priority. While you may not be stopping at... — Updated 3/2/2021

Senior Center shares creative ideas for leaving a legacy to family members

Looking for something to do during COVID-19? Enjoy writing? Here is an idea! How about taking time to write about your childhood and growing up so your children and grandchildren can read about your life. Grab a pen and a... — Updated 3/2/2021

We seniors have financial clout

Have you given any thought to just how much financial clout we seniors have? Not because we necessarily have a lot of money, but because there are so many of us. As a “silver block” we can make some changes. And with every... — Updated 3/2/2021

Macaroni and Cheese With Beef

1 tablespoon light vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium green pepper, chopped 1 pound lean ground beef 2 cans (15-ounce) tomato sauce 3/4 package (16-ounce) mostaccioli or ziti macaroni 1 package (8-ounce, 2 cups)... — Updated 3/2/2021

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Will Joe Biden pay your student loan?

Dr. Glenn Mollette The average college debt among student loan borrowers in America is $32,731, according to the Federal Reserve. The majority of borrowers have between $25,000... — Updated 3/2/2021

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Deadline for grants this Friday

I hope all are well and enjoying a nice day. I want to remind small business owners of this week's deadline to apply for the Small Business COVID-19 relief grants, as well as... — Updated 3/2/2021

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Picking up some steam

This doesn't feel like the second week of the session, or even the third if you count those three days in January. More bills have been introduced in a shorter time than would... — Updated 3/2/2021

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Spring, and hope, are on the way

Hey, it is March! Aren't you feeling a bit of hope for a warmer future? I am! I am so looking forward to anything being green again... Oh my word, this brown we have through fall... — Updated 3/2/2021

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Working for all voters in our district

Before I share with you what my life has been like at the Capitol and the beginning of the 73rd General Assembly, I would like to tell all who voted for me that I am sincerely... — Updated 3/2/2021

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Fight to laugh another day

"Fight to laugh another day" isn't something we normally hear. But this includes two practices that people who experience extraordinary relationships actively do. They know either... — Updated 3/2/2021

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. Programs... — Updated 3/2/2021

'By Grace' Food Pantry open, seeks freezer

By Grace Community Center (located at 737 Dale St. in Fountain) opened August 2020 and has a food pantry operating out of the same location. The pantry is open to the public on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., providing food... — Updated 3/2/2021

Jeanne Robertson, Alton Brown coming to Pikes Peak Center

Humorist Jeanne Robertson is bringing her new event, The Still Rocking Tour, to Colorado Springs. Robertson will perform live at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. Tickets, which range in price... — Updated 3/2/2021

El Paso County's Recreation Services events coming up

All programs require pre-registration. In light of COVID-19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call for current status.   El Paso Pacers Thursday, March 18, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Participating in a walking club... — Updated 3/2/2021

At Your Library

Security Public Library 715 Aspen Drive Schedule an appointment to browse the library or use the computer. Call 391-3196, scan the QR code here, or visit the website to schedule. Spring is just around the corner and so are the... — Updated 3/2/2021

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Birds of El Paso County

March may be one of my favorite times of the year for birding. The big birds are paired up and starting to nest. March is the peak of the nesting season for many owls. Not all... — Updated 3/2/2021

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In Loving Memory of Ramon Sigala

Ramon Sigala passed away Monday, February 15, 2021. He was born in Rocky Ford, Colorado, on June 8, 1955. Ramon is preceded in death by his parents Manual and Martha Sigala,... — Updated 3/2/2021 Full story

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In Loving Memory of Brian Moore

Gone too soon, Brian Moore passed away on February 13, 2021, after a long battle with depression. Survived by family, including his mother Judy, brother Jeff, sister-in-law Sally,... — Updated 3/2/2021 Full story

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In Loving Memory of Phyllis Jean Herndon

Phyllis Jean Herndon, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 25, 2021. She was born on November 13, 1937 to Sam... — Updated 3/2/2021 Full story

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Fountain Middle School honors beloved former teacher

Last week staff and students at Fountain Middle School gathered for the unveiling of a bench outside the FMS Event Center that serves as a memorial to beloved former teacher Jimmy... — Updated 3/2/2021

School districts plan return to in-person after Spring Break

Local school districts recently announced they will return students in middle and high schools to mostly full-time in-person schedules after Spring Break. Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 has students at Fountain Middle,... — Updated 3/2/2021

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WHS student makes All State Choir

Matthew Kimminau, a student at Widefield High School, has been selected for the Colorado 2021 All State Choir. After the announcement, Kimminau said he was "truly elated." "I first... — Updated 3/2/2021

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