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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: PATRICK LESLIE BLANCHARD is a... — Updated 1/18/2022

Broadband construction to begin soon in Fountain

Residents in Fountain's electric service area can expect to see construction on a new broadband network beginning soon – the first step in bringing ultra-fast internet to the... — Updated 1/19/2022

Fountain Council discusses variety of issues

During the Jan. 11 meeting, Fountain City Council Member Gordon Rick requested that the council and city staff discuss an update regarding the city's plans for a new recreation... — Updated 1/19/2022

Mask distribution underway

On Jan. 19, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) began offering KN95 and surgical grade masks for free at public libraries, fire stations,... — Updated 1/20/2022

Sproul students injured by car during early morning arrivals

A few students were injured by a vehicle early Thursday morning as people were arriving to Sproul Junior High in Security. They were transported to a hospital with minor injuries, officials said. The driver, who some witnesses... — Updated 1/18/2022

Nunes Partners to speak about healthcare at Chamber breakfast

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be held in person on Friday, Jan. 21, from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 Hwy. 85/87. The speakers will be Brandy and Leo Nunes from Nunes... — Updated 1/18/2022

Public Health officials encourage radon home testing in January

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and El Paso County has been designated as an area with high radon potential, according to the Colorado... — Updated 1/19/2022

Online consumer alert

A Fountain area resident recently used her brand new debit card to order groceries for curbside pickup, and not long after that she received notice that the same card had been used... — Updated 1/18/2022

Widefield Water warns of imposters

Widefield Water and Sanitation District says it has received reports of individuals falsely stating that they are associated with the district to sample water inside of homes. “These people do NOT work for Widefield Water and... — Updated 1/18/2022

Pet safety tips for winter weather

With winter here, it's important for everyone to take the necessary precautions to stay safe – including your pets. Trupanion, a leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs,... — Updated 1/19/2022

WHS freshman is U.S. Junior Champion speed skater

Widefield High School freshman Aiden Meacham was recently named the U.S. Junior Champion for speed skating among his age division. Aiden skates for Colorado Gold and just returned... — Updated 1/18/2022

WHS graduate throws a punch in Mexico

Luis Joe Ybarra Jr, a 2019 Widefield High School graduate, fought his second PRO fight in Agua Prieta, Mexico. Luis was supposed to fight Carlos Enriquez, a pro-debut. However,... — Updated 1/18/2022

Sports Wrap-Up

BASKETBALL MESA RIDGE (MRHS) Girls LADY GRIZZLIES GO 9-3 The Lady Grizzlies won 54-34 when they hosted Coronado High School last Wednesday (Jan. 12), won 46-32 when they played at... — Updated 1/18/2022

Full Education Housing Benefits Extended

If you're in school and were about to lose half of your VA education housing benefits at the end of last month due to remote classes, you're safe. Congress pushed through the... — Updated 1/18/2022

The Best Ranger Competition and Best Sapper Competition

Last week the 4th Infantry Division conducted tryouts for the Best Ranger Competition and Best Sapper Competition on Fort Carson to select the top competitors to represent 4th Inf.... — Updated 1/19/2022

Sgt. Emily Sweeney joins the 2022 U.S. Olympic Luge Team

World Class Athlete Program Soldier-athletes are gearing up for the 2022 Winter Games scheduled for Feb. 4-20 in Beijing. Soldier-athletes will compete in Bobsled, Skeleton, Luge,... — Updated 1/18/2022

Fountain teacher uses 'I Have a Dream' scholarship to advance dreams of others

Western Governors University There's no way that Martin Luther King Jr. could have possibly known the impact decades later of these infamous four words, "I have a Dream." Today,... — Updated 1/18/2022

CDHS announces launch of monthly food box for older adults

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has launched Everyday Eats, a free monthly food box that provides the building blocks to create filling, nutritious meals to older... — Updated 1/19/2022

Peak Vista offers parenting program to the public

First Visitor is a free home visitation program through Peak Vista that provides education and resources to new or expecting parents. The program, unlike many in the area, is... — Updated 1/18/2022

Try Colorado Proud's Recipe of the Month for January: Red Chili

As the temperatures drop, we can look forward to warming up with the many chili recipes available. Start the year off right with a well-rounded meal to cover all your food groups.... — Updated 1/18/2022

Wag of the Week

Taz, a pittie mix, with gorgeous light-brown eyes, is ALL wiggles. I have seriously never seen such wiggles but in one pup I have had – and he's technically an adult, 2 years... — Updated 1/18/2022

Residents invited to WSD3 conversation about growth

Join Widefield School District 3 on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. for a community conversation on D3 Growth. Superintendent Kevin Duren will discuss current and future growth in the district, as well as how residents can be... — Updated 1/18/2022

Quinn Minute – Senior Rings

Do you still have your high school senior ring? I’ll never forget the day our rings arrived. If somebody hadn’t locked me in a toilet stall, I’d have been first in line. Many folks have no idea what happened to their rings.... — Updated 1/18/2022

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Regular monthly events and special activities BINGO—Each Thursday at 1 p.m. Dementia Support Group meets every third Monday of the month at 2 p.m. at the center in the conference room. The public is invited to attend. On Jan.... — Updated 1/18/2022

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On Jan. 19, 1977, President Gerald Ford pardons Tokyo Rose, a Japanese-American woman named Iva Toguri, who broadcast Axis propaganda over the radio to Allied troops during World War II. * On Jan. 20, 1980,... — Updated 1/18/2022

Pages of the Past

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Check home for radon; help a panel

Good morning, I hope all are well today. This week I'd like to highlight our Public Health Department's annual campaign asking residents to test for Radon during the month of... — Updated 1/18/2022

Simple methods for saving money for your retirement

2019-2020 Federal Reserve SCF data shows us the average retirement savings by age in the U.S. •   Ages 18-24: $4,745.25 •   Ages 25-29: $9,408.51 •   Ages 30-34:... — Updated 1/18/2022

Make a colorful sun catcher of kid's favorite things

This month, make these colorful window decorations to brighten your child's bedroom during gloomy winter days. When the glue has dried, these sun catchers will have the look of... — Updated 1/19/2022

At Your Library

News from Fountain Public Library 230 S. Main St. The Falcon Wanderers Walking Club will visit the Fountain Library on Saturday, Jan. 22, to begin a 5K or 10K fellowship walk around Fountain. A group will begin at 9:30 a.m., but... — Updated 1/18/2022

Winter Bird festival this Saturday

Celebrate winter birds on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center at North Cheyenne Cañon, 2120 N. Cheyenne Canyon Road. Enjoy crafts, a scavenger hunt, guided birding walks, and family... — Updated 1/18/2022

Fountain Community Kitchen continues meals in January

Fountain Community Kitchen has announced its hours and dates for the remainder of January. It will be open on the following dates, from 4-6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (lower entrance located at the back of the church) at First... — Updated 1/18/2022

Geneaology for beginners class open

The public is invited to an Introduction to Genealogy class on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 1-5 p.m. The class will be held online only via Zoom. Instructor Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, will provide an exploration of the methods and... — Updated 1/18/2022

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. Jr. Bird Club... — Updated 1/18/2022

How to know what is the right thing to do

Hope for Today How do we know information that we are reading, watching, listening to or being told is accurate? Maybe we will say, "Because it comes from my mom", "It sounds... — Updated 1/18/2022

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