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Police Suspect Murder-Suicide Following the Discovery of Two Youths Found Deceased in Vehicle South of Fountain

Yesterday morning (Wed., Jan. 15), the El Paso County Coroner’s Office positively identified two bodies found inside a vehicle Tuesday night on I-25 south of Fountain near the Ray Nixon Power Plant. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s...

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: GREGORY ABEYTA is a White Male, 53 years old, 6...

Fountain nixes signs in public right-of-way

The Fountain City Council tackled two controversial topics last week: a development plan for a proposed new subdivision at Link and Kane roads, and whether to allow signs in the public right-of-way....

Fountain Police Department was awarded a $5,000 grant

The Fountain Police Department was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Fountain Walmart, 6310 S. Hwy 85, under their Local Community Grant Program. El Paso County leads the state in traffic fatalities...

Widefield resident seeks info on missing suitcase

Has anyone found a blue suitcase with yellow flowers on it? A Security resident was traveling to the Colorado Springs airport on Tuesday, December 10, and suspects it must have bounced out of her car somewhere along the route. Her trip started on...

CDOT begins sign replacement project on I-25 in El Paso County

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contract partner CC Enterprises have begun the removal and replacement of roadway signs along I-25 near South Academy Boulevard through north Colorado Springs. The work was scheduled to start...

A sight for sore eyes

The long-awaited refilling of Big Johnson Reservoir along Goldfield Road in Widefield has begun. Drivers and hikers around the Bluestem Open Space were surprised to see water this weekend, as the...

Event to honor Vietnam soldier

Gloria Martinez will commemorate the 50th anniversary of her brother’s passing this year with a reunion for participants and supporters of a memorial baseball tournament that began in the 1980s....

County seeks volunteers for Parks board

El Paso County, CO, January 17, 2020 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve as Associate members on the El Paso County Park Advisory Board. Applications are due by March 2, 2020. The...

Recruiting Underway Nationwide for More Applicants in U.S. Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal...

Fountain Valley Wrestling

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SPORTS WRAP-UP

BASKETBALL MESA RIDGE GIRLS LADY GRIZZLIES GO 2-0 The Lady Grizzlies won 76-43 at Woodland Park Thursday and won 62-24 at Mitchell last Tuesday in two Class 4A Colorado Springs Metro League game. Mesa Ridge finished the week 7-3 overall and 4-1 in...

Next FV Chamber Business Breakfast set for Feb. 7

On Feb. 7 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 month and are open to any interested businesses in...

Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center to launch #SMALLBIZREALTALK

El Paso County, CO, January 15, 2020 – The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with local small business owners to launch a new bi-monthly series called #SMALLBIZREALTALK. The goal of the series is to champion small...

Security/Widefield Networking Next Meeting is Jan. 24

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, downstairs at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month. For more information,...

Love Stories for the Fountain Valley News Valentine's Day issue, Feb. 12, 2020

Who doesn't enjoy a good love story? It's that time of year when the lovey-dove stuff is everywhere, and we want to give our readers the opportunity to share their favorite love stories with us. Even...

MLK Unity in the Community

An event celebrating the continuing legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was held Monday at the Dean Fleischer Activities Center in Fountain. This is the first time this type of event has been...

Silver Key Connections Cafe

Thursday Jan. 23 Chicken al a King, Jasmine Rice, Green Beans, Carrot Raisin Salad, Apple, Milk Friday Jan. 24 Meatball Sub, Vegetable Soup, Cauliflower, Orange, Milk Monday Jan. 27 Breaded Chicken Sandwich w/Lettuce & Tomato, California Blend...

Cobweb Express: Statues in the Street

Here is a Colorado Springs problem, we do not have! Statues in the streets downtown. Which was fi rst? One that actually is not there anymore, except as a modem replacement. In 1922, a statue was...

Senior 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 includes individuals needing assistance due to...

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Sierra Club - Colorado Jimmy Allen, Sonya Lunder, Liz Rosenbaum, Fran Silva-Blayney 2019 Campaign of the Year Award Outstanding Team Achievement Chapter Level - PFAS As a member of Legislative...

Commissioner's Corner with Longino Gonzalez

Good morning, I pray all are enjoying a nice day. We had a good week of work last week at the County, and I participated in several events this past weekend including commemorating the birthday of...

A Winter Herbal Medicine Chest

It's that time of year again, and though I love the snow and sunshine in Colorado, I hate being shut up inside with all those germs floating around. Even for the healthiest souls, it's hard to avoid...

Letter: Thanking Fountain residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need

I am writing to thank Fountain residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Fountain and across the...

Honoring A Great Man

Last Friday, January 17th, the Colorado Legislature honored the birthday of the great Martin Luther King. We all know Martin Luther King as a man who fought for civil rights. And we know that on...

Session Starting to Shape Up by Dennis Hisey

With 270 bills introduced in the first eight days of the session, it sounds like we left the starting gate at full sprint but in reality, this is how it is supposed to work. By design bills are...

MLK's words illustrate his faith, patriotism and desire for unity

Because he was taken from us just before my first birthday, what I know about Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. comes from his speeches and writing. His words provide a stark contrast to so many activists...

Curtailing freedom of speech

At the Jan. 14 Fountain City Council meeting, with no advance notice and very little input from the public, the council voted 6-1 to prohibit all signs and banners in the public right of way. Council...

Power to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Healthy Choices Bring Powerful Changes

Who might benefit from attending this interactive workshop? Those persons with any of the following diagnoses: pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome; Or those who are at risk for developing diabetes; or their caregivers, family or...

Free mental health classes for youth caregivers

NAMI Basics – FREE NAMI Basics is a free, six-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. Offered in a group setting so you...

Local Dementia Caregiver Support Group Meets the Third Saturday of the Month at SPL

The local Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at Security Public Library. The group is for family or friends who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, at any stage of...

Fountain community center presents The ReGifter

This sign for a community theater program was shown as an example of a sign that would not be permitted to be posted in the public...

TREA Chapter 113 Meets First Thursday of each Month

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

Cheyenne Teen Program - January 23

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...

January Soup Kitchen

Friday, Jan. 3--FUMC Friday, Jan. 10--Fountain Valley Historical Society Friday, Jan. 17-St. Dominic Friday, Jan. 24-Cross Creek Church Friday, Jan. 31--21st Century...

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets the Last Wednesday of the Month

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets at 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at Peterson Air Force Base. The Society of Military Widows is open to all military widows of any branch of military service, regardless of...

Catholic Daughters of Americas, Court Holy Family #1794 Holding Annual Card and Dessert Party Feb. 8

Members of The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Holy Family #1794, based out of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Security, will be hosting their annual Card and Dessert Party from Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at VFW Post 3917, 4715 Clearview...

Men's breakfast coming to Calvary Fellowship

Men, you are invited to the Men’s Prayer Breakfast. Make plans now to get together for fellowship and food this Saturday at 9 a.m. at Calvary Fellowship, 4945 Cable Lane. Please bring a side dish. Pancakes, eggs and coffee will be provided....

Good Shepherd United Methodist welcomes all on Sundays

Good Shepherd United Methodist welcomes all who enjoy fellowship in the name of Jesus. We will offer you a cup of coffee, greetings, and a chance to make a new friend or re-connect with others who worship each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at 1201 Leta...

Divine Selection

Let me paint a picture for you of the kind of people God uses to bring about His will. Moses played one of the most vital roles in the redemption of a nation. But he wasn’t initially willing to assume this role. God had selected Moses from birth...

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES 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.elpa...

Partners in the Park Recognized for Support

El Paso County Park staff highlighted the support provided by the 2019 Partners in the Park at the Park Advisory Board meeting on Jan. 8. The Partners in the Park program was created in 2009 to...

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