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Colorful Colorado: A look at Colorado's deer

Colorado is home to two species of deer: the mule deer and the white-tailed deer. Mule deer, sometimes referred to as "mulies," are indigenous to western North America and can be found throughout the...

Voting in Security

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Friday to induct the new ballot box at the School District 3 Federal Credit Union, 1180 Crawford Ave., Security.El Paso County Clerk & Recorder Chuck Broerman...

Search for Gannon enters fifth week

Monday marked four weeks since 11-year-old Gannon Stauch was reported missing, and authorities continue to search his Lorson Ranch neighborhood as well as nearby communities. "We cannot imagine the...

Thousands see Trump at rally

President Donald Trump's visit to Colorado Springs on Feb. 20 seemed a raging success to the thousands of supporters packed into - and waiting outside of - the Broadmoor World Arena, despite the...

Seatbelt, alcohol factors in fatality

A 29-year-old man was killed in a crash on Bradley Road a few miles east of Marksheffel Road early Saturday morning. The Colorado State Patrol responded to the crash, slightly east of Hammer Ranch Road, just before 3 a.m. Troopers determined a...

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...

FPD acquires new tool

Due to the increasing number of electric cars on the road these days, and the many events the Fountain Fire Department supports at Pikes Peak International Raceway, the department purchased a fire...

Shooting suspect arrested

A multi-state effort led to the arrest of a Fountain shooting suspect over the weekend. Authorities in Borger, Texas, arrested 21-year-old Stephen Cruz Sandoval, who was suspected of shooting an adult male Saturday evening on Alegre Circle....

Republican, Democratic caucuses coming up March 7

By G. Connor Salter The Republican and Democratic parties will host their respective caucuses on Saturday, March 7. These events will select nonpresidential candidates for local, state, and national positions. (Colorado selects presidential...

Sheriff's Office holding a 10-week citizen academy

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the Spring Citizens' Academy. The Spring Citizens' Academy will begin on Tuesday, March 17, and will be held on Tuesday evenings...

STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

Five local high school teams advanced to the state basketball playoffs which began last night (Tues., Feb. 25.) CLASS 4A GIRLS MESA RIDGE, WIDEFIELD PLAYED LAST NIGHT Mesa Ridge and Widefield played first-round games last night. The Mesa Ridge Lady...

Sports Wrap-Up

WRESTLING The Mesa Ridge Grizzlies finished seventh with 71 points at the Boys Varsity Wrestling Tournament on Thursday. This is the sixth time in eight years that they've made it into the top 10...

Next FV Chamber Breakfast March 6

On March 6 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...

Businesses invited to career fair

Area employers are invited to participate in the fourth annual career fair at Fountain-Fort Carson High School on March 17. The details: Set-up: 9:00 – 12:00 (arrive at your leisure) Fair hours:...

Security/Widefield Networking has new meeting time, place

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Beckett Event Center, 6436 Hwy. 85/87 near Fontaine Boulevard. The group will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month. It...

Season of elections, nature events

Good day, I hope all are well. The primary election season is coming fast and Colorado is part of the Super Tuesday Presidential Primary on March 3, so I want to get out additional information on...

Growing Fountain naturally, securely

Dear Editor, I read your interview with Mayor Ortega in the Feb. 5 issue of the Fountain Valley News. Mayor Ortega is a smart, dedicated, and good man, and I understand his frustration about the...

Prison beds on deadline

The bill didn't start out with any real sense of urgency, but circumstances beyond the legislature's control put it on the fast track. HB20-1019 – Prison Population Reduction and Management started...

Breaking our Disneyland curse

Well, that "Brace Yourself" kind of storm was a total bust...huh? Are you now overloaded with milk and bread? Time for some yummy bread pudding or potato soup, as my son has requested. Yeah, we...

Voter suppression in El Paso County?

My 2019 Ph.D. dissertation – How Can Truth-Claims of Voter Fraud Influence Public Policy? A Political Discourse Analysis – investigated how former Kansas Secretary of State and de facto leader of...

Confessions of an Herbalist or, things that can make you consider justifiable homicide!

I remember well when it started. It seems like only yesterday I was a happy-go-lucky herbalist. Learning, experiencing and delving into my love of herbs and all things related. My small home-based...

Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side' - symphony style

The Black Jacket Symphony presents: Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety on Sunday, March 8, at Pikes Peak Center located at 190 S. Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs 80903. This show...

Cheyenne teen program combines tech, nature

Is your 12- to 17-year old interested in the outdoors? What about a career in natural resources? Maybe they are constantly playing a video game and you just want to get them out of the house! If so, Cheyenne Mountain State Park has a great...

Events to commemorate Women's History Month

The following events, organized by the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, will celebrate Women’s History Month. Call 719-385-5990 for more details. Every Saturday in March Downtown Walking Tours:  Women’s...

Multi-faceted fiddle virtuoso to perform in CO

Fiddle virtuoso Eileen Ivers is coming out with a new album next month - and two shows on March 13-14 with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. When Eileen was 18, she walked into a NYC music store...

Historical Society to meet; Museum opens Saturdays

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, March 14, in the downstairs of the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. “Stop by and learn about...

TREA Ch. 113 to meet

Members of The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 113 will meet at 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, at IHOP, 6450 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. “Are you concerned about your entitlements and about not having them erode away? These...

Blessed are the 'Piecemakers'

Good Shepherd invites all who would like to be part of the friendly folks who meet at 1201 Leta Drive each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Today, we want you to hear more about a small group of women who meet each Thursday at the church. They are known as the...

No room for lukewarm, secular believers

By John Bornschein Imagine the impact your life can have on society. In his essay “Christian Behavior,” C.S. Lewis writes, “If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who...

Spelling Bee Champs!

The Widefield Board of Education recognized the winners of the District Spelling Bee at the Feb. 20 board meeting. Graceyn Bonds (right) from Webster Elementary was the fourth-grade winner. Robert...

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/ Trolls in the...

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