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Planning Commission Chair Gordon Rick to run for City Council at Large

This November, there are two openings for City Council at Large positions presently held by term-limited Councilmember Jim Coke and incumbent Richard Applegate. Among those seeking to win one of...

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: BRYAN ANTHONY BATTS is a Black Male, 32 years old,...

Two Suspects Occupying Stolen Vehicle Arrested

On Aug. 13, at approximately 9:23 p.m, officers with the Fountain Police Department observed a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of Wal-Mart located at 4425 Venetucci Blvd. The vehicle was reported...

FFCHS Student Kristina Anthony Joins News Staff

The News staff is pleased to welcome intern Kristina Anthony. She is a student at Fountain-Fort Carson High School and aims to accomplish her childhood dream of becoming an author when she finishes...

Book's Automotive Holding 80th Anniversary Celebration Saturday

For 80 years, three generations of the Book family have been handling the car care needs of local residents at the same location, 111 N. Santa Fe Ave., Fountain To celebrate the 80th anniversary of...

Connie Sanford to be Honored as Grand Marshal for Fall Festival and Parade

The deadline to submit applications for a booth at Metcalfe Park, in conjunction with the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce's 50th Annual Fountain Fall Festival, scheduled for Labor Day, Monday,...

Fountain Voters Will Be Asked To Consider Sales Tax Increase On November's Ballot for Street Improvements

At the Fountain City Council meeting on Aug. 13, the council unanimously approved Resolution No.19-048 which will place a question asking for a sales tax increase on the Nov. 5 ballot for voters in the City of Fountain. The increase is for funding...

Police Investigating Burglary at Fountain Albertaco's

At approximately 3:30 a.m. Monday, two masked subjects burglarized Albertaco's Mexican Food located at 5710 S. Highway 85/87 in Fountain. Several items were taken, according to Public Safety...

Three Fountain City Council Positions Open in November Election

There will be three positions open on the Fountain City Council this November. Mayor Pro-Tem Phil Thomas and City Councilmember Jim Coke are both term limited and as such, their positions will be open. Councilmember Richard Applegate will be...

Police Seeking Witnesses To Shooting on Blossom Field Road

In the early morning hours of Aug. 14, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Blossom Field Road for reports of gunshots. Upon investigation fired shell casings were located and one residence was struck with bullets. No injuries were...

Fountain Resident Shares His Passion For Tae Kwon Do And How Martial Arts Changed His And His Students' Lives

John Williams of Fountain is one of those caring individuals who is always helping people and giving back to his community, locally, and everywhere he travels. For all the photo highlights you can...

Mesa Ridge Football Players Donate, Deliver School Supplies to Local Elementary Schools

Recently, the Mesa Ridge football team hosted a kickoff party to kickoff the season which begins Thurs., Aug. 29, at home against Canon City. Head Coach Rob Braaten asked his players to bring a...

Grand Opening Celebration for Fountain's First Brewery, Peaks N Pines, is Saturday and Sunday

It's been a long time coming but Fountain will be getting its first-ever brewery when Peaks N Pines Brewing Company holds a grand opening for its second location Saturday and Sunday at 212 W....

Security/Widefield Networking Group Meeting Weekly Now

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:45-4:45 p.m. Friday, August 23, downstairs at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets every Friday. For more information, visit the group’s FB page....

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...

A Night of Excitement

In March, 1933 the talk of Fountain was not only the weather, but of what happened to Clare Peebles. The friendly young man discovered a pair robbing the Phillips 66 gas station, on Main across from where Aragon is now. He had a gun, and got the...

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 includes individuals needing assistance due to...

State Fair Begins This Weekend

Good day. I hope all are enjoying a nice week. I wanted to remind all of the Colorado State Fair which begins this weekend, as well as provide information on a topic that has come up for some...

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Visit www.facebook.com/fvcwc for updates This week I'd like to talk about how PFAS (toxic firefighting foam) has affected our children who were very young during the contamination to our drinking...

Marijuana Use Not So Hazy After Passage of New Legislation

Last week I attended the National Foundation of Women Legislator's summit on the Evolution of Marijuana. The event was held in Denver so, as the State Director for the organization and one of the...

Seriously Losing it Here...

My blood pressure has got to be off the charts... The last couple of weeks I have been beyond stressed. I chase my tail so much that I now know what my backside looks like in any light and at all...

Fountain Valley Historical Society Meets Sept. 9

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 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 the...

Mental Health First Aid Training Class Open to All

A free eight-hour class teaching laypeople to respond to signs of mental illness and substance use is set for Thursday, Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is open to anyone 18 years and older. It will take place at AspenPointe-Jet Wing, 1795 Jet Wing...

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...

Colorado Arabian Horse Club Hosts Horse Show on August 31

An Arabian and All Breed One-Day Horse Show sponsored by the Southern Division of the Colorado Arabian Horse Club will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, beginning at 9 a.m., at Latigo Trails Equestrian Center, 13710 Halleluiah Trail in Black Forest. There...

Two Members of The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Holy Family #1794 in Security Elected State Officers

Two Members of The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Holy Family #1794 in Security Elected State Officers Two members of The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Holy Family #1794 in...

Luciana Montoya

September 22, 1931-August 16, 2019 Luciana Montoya, 87, of Peyton and formerly of Fountain, died Friday, August 16, 2019. She was born September 22, 1931 in Trieste, Italy to Olga Zannnotti and...

First United Methodist Church of Fountain Offering Drive-Thru Communion This Summer

The First United Methodist Church, 1003 N. Santa Fe in Fountain is now offering Drive Thru Communion from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Sundays through Sept. 29. Bikes and travelers can roll on through. The conventional worship is at 10 a.m. inside. For more...

Lt Col Gerald Kozak, USAF, (Ret.)

January 15, 1934 – August 16, 2019 Graveside, 9:00AM, Friday, August 23, Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road. Remembrance Gathering, 6:00PM-8:00PM, August 23. The Springs Funeral Services-North, 6575 Oakwood Boulevard. Full obituary...

Barbara D. Smith

October 31, 1945-August 14, 2019 Barbara D. Smith, a resident of Yoder, Colorado, went home to be in Heaven at 5:36 a.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2019. She had retired from Miami-Yoder School where she...

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church News

Ten members of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Security congregation will be participating in the church’s annual Mission trip Aug. 25-31. The mission involves traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah, to work in the United Methodist...

Teresa Wright Seeking Re-election to School District Eight Board of Education

This November there are three positions open on the Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight school board. Dale Terrell is term limited, and incumbents Don Grubbs and Teresa Wright can seek...

School Districts 3 and 8 Have Positions Open in November Election

In Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight there will be three positions open. Dale Terrell is term limited. Both Don Grubbs and Teresa Wright are completing their first terms and can seek re-election. For Widefield School District three there...

The Heat Is On

Extreme weather is one of the leading causes of death in wildlife. Just like with humans, the youngest and the oldest are the most at risk. This week, the temperatures in parts of El Paso County have...

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

AUGUST 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.elpaso...

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