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Venetucci extension to 'bridge' gaps in access

Before dawn Monday morning, six 125-foot concrete bridge girders were delivered to a work site near Sam's Club in north Fountain. Their job will be to support the new extension of Venetucci Boulevard...

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

SAMUAL JACKSON is a Black Male, 22 years old, 5’11” tall, and 200 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. JACKSON is wanted for Attempted Escape. OSEMEKE UWADIBIE is a Black Male, 29 years old,...

Light 'em up!

Just prior to Thanksgiving, City of Fountain Electric Department personnel were busy putting up holiday decorations on light poles throughout the Fountain Valley. The decorations light up at night,...

Historical Society Presents Joe Kenda's Homicide Hunters/Murder Confession Dec. 12 at Fountain Library

Members of the historical society are showing a presentation of Joe Kenda’s Homicide Hunters/Murder Confession at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Community Room of the Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St. The story concerns a confession found in a...

Goldfield Bridge Work to Impact Lanes

A bridge on Goldfield Drive located between Bradley Road and Fontaine Boulevard and adjacent to the Big Johnson Reservoir requires repair. Temporary barricades were installed on Dec. 2, resulting...

Would-be robber arrested

On Nov. 25, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Fountain police officers were dispatched to High Spirits Liquor, 301 S. Santa Fe Ave., for a report of a robbery. The suspect entered the store, stated he had a weapon, and demanded cash from the clerk. Two...

Fountain Valley Historical Museum Open Saturdays

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club’s annual Christmas Dinner will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Fountain. Please bring a favorite holiday dish or treat and a wrapped gift (minimum...

Dazzle us with the best lights

Don’t you just love this time of year? I’ve got to be honest. The only thing keeping me cheerful with the inundation of cold and snow lately has been Christmas music on the radio and the beginning of light displays going up in neighborhoods and...

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

The Colorado Department of Transportation is joining with local programs to observe Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 2-6, 2019. The goal of the program is to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation for...

Sports Wrap-Up

Local high school sports get into full swing this week as all teams see action. UPCOMING SCHEDULE: BOYS BASKETBALL Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 5-7-Fountain-Fort Carson hosts Trojan Classic-Dec. 5-FFC vs. Cheyenne Mountain-6:30 p.m.; Dec. 6-FFC vs. Sunrise...

Security/Widefield Networking Group Meets Dec. 13

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, downstairs at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month. For more information,...

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

For more information about the Silver Key Connections Cafe´, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Silver Key Connections Cafe´, meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde...

Salvation Army Thanksgiving

A total of 262 Thanksgiving meals were served by Salvation Army personnel and volunteers Thursday at the Fountain Valley Senior Center (pictured above left). A total of 140 meals were served in house...

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...

An Old Story

I sort of got into this last week, but I want to talk today about Old Pictures. I have a thing about old pictures. I have enjoyed looking at pictures all of my life. The curiosity of what story goes...

Invitation to Town Hall Meeting, Holiday Events

I hope all are doing great and enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family this past week.  I ate far too much cheesecake but will strive to work off those extra calories prior to...

Plucking away at the neverending turkey

Whew! Does your house still smell like turkey? Mine does. I even still have drippings from said turkey on my oven door – good housekeeping award ... I will never win!! I still have leftovers, and I...

Your Best Christmas Gift?

I hope all are doing great and enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family this past week.  I ate far too much cheesecake but will strive to work off those extra calories prior to...

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

I'd like to start off with being thankful for our unified community members who are making such a positive and significant change to not only our home but also across the U.S. Based on news reports...

The Grinch's Heart Problem

BY RICH LOWRY I’m not a Dr. Seuss fan. When it comes to children’s books, I’m more a Curious George or Peter Rabbit guy. I generally don’t like the doggerel or the illustrations in Seuss, which doesn’t leave much to admire. But “How the...

Community Soup Kitchen Open to All Every Friday Evening

The First United Methodist Church of Fountain soup kitchen from 4-6 p.m. every Friday is open to anybody who would like a bowl of hot soup and great fellowship with neighbors. More groups to help host and prepare meals are sought. The church is...

Fountain Community Theater Presenting "The ReGifters"

Performers with the Fountain Community Theater are presenting “The ReGifters” by Robert Lynn at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 12, 13 and 14 with a 2 p.m. matinee Dec. 7 at the Dean Fl, 326 W. Alabama Ave., Fountain. When a couple “regifts” a... Full story

TREA Chapter 113 to Meet Dec. 5

Members of The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 113 will meet at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5, 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?...

Open House with Santa Dec. 14 at Security Fire Station 1

An open house with special guest Santa will be held from 10 .m.2- p.m. Saturday, Dec .14, at Security Fire Station No. 1, 400 Security Blvd. There will be refreshments and Santa will be on hand to listen to children’s Christmas wishes. “Every...

Sew Time in the Valley Meets Second and Fourth Saturdays

Sew Time in the Valley meets from 10 a.m.-3ish the second and fourth Saturday of each month at First United Methodist Church of Fountain, 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. All are welcome. Call Fran Carrick at 382-7019 for more...

Local Democratic Club Annual Christmas Dinner Set for December 9

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club’s annual Christmas Dinner will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Fountain. Please bring a favorite holiday dish or treat and a wrapped gift (minimum...

Military Retirees to Meet Dec. 12

The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities Office Holds Luncheon, Council Meeting The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities office holds a luncheon at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. The luncheon is followed... Full story

Bonnie Lucille (Hardin) Williamson

July 17, 1922-November 16, 2019 Bonnie Lucille (Hardin) Williamson joined her heavenly family on November 16, 2019 at the age of 97 at home surrounded by her family. She was born July 17, 1922 in...

The path you may have to go

Ever wondered what direction that you must go in your life? Isn’t it interesting that Google maps can lead you in the proper direction as long as it knows the direction? But, what is the direction? Which way should you go? What job should I take?...

Fountain Valley Singers Choir Presents Winter Concert 12/14

Members of The Fountain Valley Singers’ Community Choir will present their Winter concert, “A Feast of Carols,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 802 Leta Drive, Security. “Come and bring your family, friends...

Good Shepherd Has Ideas for a Meaningful Christmas

All are invited to check out the decorations for Christmas at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1201 Leta Dr., Security. The church service on Dec. 8 will include the Good Shepherd Ringers performing “A Christmas Lullaby” and the...

District 8 Board Recognitions

Marijana Jokicic (center), a Fountain-Fort Carson High School student from Serbia, displays the Serbian flag in observance of International Education Week (November 18-22, 2019). She is pictured with...

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/ DECEMBER...

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