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Two suspects arrested for Longhorn Point shooting

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men believed to have been involved in a multi-person shooting that took place south of Fountain this summer. On Aug. 23, just... — Updated 12/1/2020


New campaign promotes mental health during COVID

With the pandemic producing plenty of stress, anxiety and other mental health issues have increased dramatically. Mental health professionals are creating special efforts and... — Updated 12/2/2020


County, state election results now finalized

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office has completed the official Canvass of the 2020 General Election. Final official results are approved by a bipartisan Canvass Board... — Updated 12/1/2020

Study: County grants saved nearly 12k jobs

The El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund (RBRF) saved up to 11,789 jobs and protected $1.1 billion in local economic output, according to a report just released by Summit Economics. The El Paso Board of County... — Updated 12/1/2020

Safeway joins online SNAP EBT retailer list

As Coloradans continue to navigate life during the COVID pandemic, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) wants to remind residents of grocery options available to families participating in the Supplemental Nutrition... — Updated 12/1/2020


Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

EDGAR OMAR DELAROSA is a White Male, 28 years old, 5'7" tall, and 210 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. DELAROSA is wanted for Murder 2 – Heat of Passion (att.), Assault 2-... — Updated 12/1/2020

Chamber News

The next networking breakfast for the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce is set for Dec. 4 from 7-8 a.m. All breakfast meetings will be held virtually via Zoom until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions. The speaker is... — Updated 12/1/2020

Special $300 tax deduction helps most people give to charity this year – even if they don't itemize

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers of a special new provision that will allow more people to easily deduct up to $300 in donations to qualifying charities this year. Following special tax law... — Updated 12/1/2020


Fountain-Fort Carson loses to Palmer Ridge

The Trojans lost 28-12 when they hosted Palmer Ridge on Nov. 28 in the second round of the state varsity play-offs. This marks the end of the fall 2020 season for the Trojans, the... — Updated 12/1/2020

VA Expands Video Health Care Access

Afraid to go into a doctor’s office right now because of COVID? You’re not the only one. Or maybe the nearest facility is far away, or transportation is a problem. The Department of Veterans Affairs knows this and is stepping... — Updated 12/1/2020


Fountain Together spreads native flowers, awareness

Susan Kircher, organizer for local advocacy group Fountain Together, is encouraging Fountain residents and city officials to plant local wildflower seeds. She spoke to the... — Updated 12/2/2020


Spreading holiday cheer... one light at a time

Tanner Dowdell with Fountain Electric installs a decorative holiday light to a utility pole outside the News Office on East Ohio Avenue last Tuesday. The utility adds these... — Updated 12/1/2020


Cumberland Green marks milestone of achievement

Newer residents of Cumberland Green may not know about the tough times this metropolitan district has behind it. But people who have worked tirelessly to keep it solvent recollect... — Updated 12/2/2020


Natural skin care

OK, let's take a little quiz before we start. What is the largest organ of the body? Tick, Tick, Tick. (Think the final "Jeopardy" song!) Time's up! Who had the skin? Gold stars to... — Updated 12/1/2020


Five tips for winter travelers

(Family Features) Because of the pandemic, fewer Americans are taking to the skies, but a significant number likely plan to hit the roads to visit friends and family during the... — Updated 12/1/2020


Get your home ready for work and school this winter

(Family Features) Although preparing your home for winter is a fairly consistent process year-to-year, many homes have seen significantly more use this year due to COVID-19... — Updated 12/2/2020

Are mercury fillings in teeth safe?

DEAR DR. ROACH: After reading your recent column on mercury, I wonder how dangerous mercury amalgam for cavity fillings is. I’d guess that the amount of metallic mercury ingested is insignificantly small and of no consequence... — Updated 12/1/2020


Because you asked...

Back in early December of last year, the county announced the installation of temporary barricades and a narrowing of the road at a bridge on Goldfield Drive (pictured at right).... — Updated 12/1/2020


A fall housing boom

New home construction around the county has been unusually busy this fall, with permit numbers for October outdoing the 15-year high set in September. Pikes Peak Regional Building... — Updated 12/1/2020

Keeping busy this winter

Winter is fast approaching, but at least we’re no longer getting those constant election phone calls, and the endless calls about signing up for a Medicare Advantage Plan have ceased. The one thing that hasn’t gone away is... — Updated 12/1/2020


Kudos all around!

Thanks to Liz Rosenbaum, we have water that is safe to drink in the Fountain Valley. Thanks to Ken Lippincott, we can say "No!" to Smart Meters radiating in our yards. Thanks to... — Updated 12/1/2020


Hello leftovers; goodbye 2020

Does your house still smell like turkey? Mine does. There were only three of us here and I still had a 24-pound turkey. What is wrong with me? My word, I will end up freezing a... — Updated 12/1/2020


Strange new friends

"Well, that was odd," I thought. I was standing on a cold concrete sidewalk outside my local library, 13 or 14 at the time, and had just attended my first writer's group. My... — Updated 12/1/2020


Fort Carson holiday celebrations

The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in Iron Horse Park Dec. 4 from 5:45-6 p.m. via Facebook Live on the Fort Carson MWR page. This event is not open to the public.... — Updated 12/1/2020

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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at Programs require... — Updated 12/1/2020

At Your Library

A message from Security Public Library Due to El Paso County entering Red COVID-19 restrictions, we have temporarily suspended all in-person library use. We will continue to offer curbside services including materials pick up as... — Updated 12/1/2020

Mannheim Steamroller sets 2021 concert date for Colorado Springs

Mannheim Steamroller has announced a November 2021 performance at the Pikes Peak Center, and tickets will go on sale this Friday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. While 2020 was the first year the group was unable to tour in 35 years, 2021... — Updated 12/1/2020

TSO plans live online performance

In August, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) was forced to make the heartbreaking announcement that, for the first time in more than 20 years, the group will not be able to tour during the holiday season. Its annual performance at... — Updated 12/1/2020


Colorful Colorado

The latest edition of Colorful Colorado features the majestic elk found throughout the state. For photos and fascinating trivia, see https://ww... — Updated 12/2/2020


Church to collect toys and shoes

During this holiday season many citizens in the community of Colorado Springs are eager to contribute donations toward those around them who may be suffering from the effects of... — Updated 12/1/2020


Upcoming Christmas events

Gold Hill Theaters to show 'The Heart of Christmas' film Film screenings of "The Heart of Christmas" musical production on will be held at the Gold Hill Theaters in Woodland Park... — Updated 12/2/2020


In Loving Memory of Minnie Fay Gestes

M. Fay Gestes, 88, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 21, 2020. She was a resident of Security, Colorado, for 64 years and prior to that was a... — Updated 12/1/2020


Red Kettle goes virtual

Although The Salvation Army still has traditional bell ringers collecting donations at some locations, many of their efforts have gone online this year due to COVID-19... — Updated 12/1/2020

Church opens food pantry

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (1201 Leta Dr. in Security) is opening its Emergency Food Pantry every Thursday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for anyone who needs food... — Updated 12/1/2020

Christmas concert at Calvary

If you love the Christmas classics, then come out a special night of music and fellowship, Friday, Dec. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Calvary Fellowship Fountain Valley (4945 Cable Lane). Snacks will also be available.... — Updated 12/1/2020

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