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Deputy and female resident killed in Security

A female resident and an El Paso County Sheriff's deputy were killed in a shooting Sunday evening, Aug. 7, in Security, followed by the apparent suicide of the suspected gunman.... — Updated 8/10/2022 Full story

Funeral, procession to honor deputy Monday

A funeral for El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Peery, who was killed in the line of duty during an Aug. 7 shooting in Security, will be held Monday, Aug. 15, at New Life... — Updated 8/14/2022 Full story

Public Safety funding meetings scheduled

Fountain residents will have several opportunities to hear from city leaders and employees about a ballot initiative that would increase property taxes to provide more funds for... — Updated 8/14/2022 Full story

FPD seeks help ID'ing suspects

Fountain Police Department is seeking to identify the pictured individuals in connection with the trespass of a motor vehicle and subsequent use of a victim's credit card on July... — Updated 8/9/2022

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: SHAUREB ALAM is a White Male, 26... — Updated 8/9/2022

TABOR refunds arriving in mail

Colorado Cash Back checks are on their way! The state is sending residents these TABOR refunds now instead of next year, so be on the lookout for these white envelopes from the... — Updated 8/9/2022 Full story

Shield 616 donates armor

Several Fountain Police Department officers are shown with some of the body armor donated to FPD by Shield 616 on July 28 in City Hall. Thanks to this generous donation, 20... — Updated 8/10/2022

Chamber News: Fountain-Fort Carson H.S. to host Business After Hours this Thursday

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce's next Business After Hours event will be Thursday, Aug. 11, from 4-6 p.m. at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. Participants will meet in... — Updated 8/10/2022

Event to remember those lost in Global War on Terror

The public is invited to a Ceremony on Aug. 24 at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, put on by Task Force Tribute, to honor and remember all those lost as part of the Global War on... — Updated 8/10/2022

Concert to benefit military, veterans

Home Front Military Network (HFMN), a local nonprofit that assists service members, veterans and their families, will host a benefit concert at The Boot Barn Hall featuring... — Updated 8/10/2022 Full story

Could it be PTSD?

Do you ever wonder if you possibly have PTSD? The Department of Veterans Affairs has created a very short PTSD screening webpage designed to see whether any symptoms you have... — Updated 8/9/2022

Ivy's Best Soldier and NCO named

In search of the 4th Infantry Division's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the year, Soldiers across the Ivy Division competed for the title. The Soldiers had to balance work... — Updated 8/9/2022

Embrace the Ruck

From left: U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Benjamin Tuck, special technical operations chief for the JTF-SD; U.S. Space Force Senior Master Sgt. Lance Thibault, senior enlisted leader for... — Updated 8/9/2022

Wag of the Week

Kody is our feature this time. A lab/shepherd mix, he's great with kids and other pets (though I'm not sure about kitties). He loves walks and lots of exercise and is about 50... — Updated 8/12/2022 Full story

Underline continues installation of fiber, eyeing end of year for some Fountain homes to access it

Local residents have been seeking updates on the status of Underline's project in the city of Fountain, which the company has said will "bring ultra-fast internet at affordable... — Updated 8/10/2022 Full story

The Fountain Valley Museum holds its annual Open House

The Fountain Valley Museum held its annual Open House last Saturday, August 6. Members held a scavenger hunt and provided lunch for visitors. The museum is open Saturdays from 10... — Updated 8/10/2022

City gives Link Road update

Portions of Link Road have been closed for much of the summer. Since the expected reopening date has passed, the city of Fountain provided this update on the situation, which was posted online Aug. 5: “With the school year... — Updated 8/9/2022

FMT bus rides free in August

During the entire month of August, Fountain Municipal Transit (FMT) is offering zero fares as part of the Zero Fare for Better Air initiative. During this time, passengers will not... — Updated 8/9/2022

Fountain Valley Masonic Family hosts first responders for the annual picnic

Fountain Valley Lodge #191 and Order of Eastern Star Chapter #155 held their annual picnic Sunday, Aug. 7, in Aga Park across the street from the Masonic Temple. As is tradition,... — Updated 8/9/2022

Back to School!

A father and daughter pose for a back-to-school photo on Aug. 8, the first day of classes for some grades in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. See more photos from the first... — Updated 8/9/2022

Rix Quinn - Baby Boomer TV

I don’t sleep as much as I used to. Why? I watch television well past ten p.m. And after my mid-evening nap (about one hour), I can cruise show choices into the wee hours. I told my younger neighbor that when I had a child, I... — Updated 8/9/2022


The History Channel * On Aug. 10, 1776, news reaches London that the Americans had drafted the Declaration of Independence. Until the Declaration of Independence formally transformed the 13 British colonies into states, the... — Updated 8/9/2022

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special Events Movie Day Aug. 10 featuring “Belfast” and snacks, 1 p.m. Cripple Creek Run — Got an itch to go up the hill and hear the slot machines? This month’s bus trip to Cripple Creek is Aug. 20. Bus leaves the... — Updated 8/9/2022

Dude, where's my car?

The process of buying a car-new or used-is mostly fun, and can actually be exciting, and when completed, leaves one with a sense of accomplishment. At least it can - sometimes. For... — Updated 8/10/2022

Prayers for the Peery Family

Good day, all. I hope you've enjoyed a nice week thus far. Today I want to ask for your prayers and support for the family of one of our El Paso County Sheriff Deputies, Andrew... — Updated 8/9/2022

Your new normal and resetting your life

People who have lost their houses and cars and everything they've worked for all their lives may feel like giving up. Some do. After thirty or forty years they don't feel like they... — Updated 8/9/2022

WSD3 thriving through challenging times

Editor's Note: We asked Widefield School District 3 Superintendent Kevin Duren to share his thoughts on various topics as the school year gets under way. WSD3 students return the... — Updated 8/9/2022

There's a story in here, somewhere

I sit here staring at my computer screen and keyboard trying to recall what I was going to entertain us all with in this week's column... but alas, I have forgotten that juicy... — Updated 8/9/2022

Happy Trails BBQ Fundraiser to benefit nature centers

Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers will host the 13th Annual Happy Trails BBQ Fundraiser to benefit the county's nature centers. Join El Paso County Nature Centers for an... — Updated 8/10/2022 Full story

VFW Post in Security offers Open House to community

Security-Widefield Cheyenne Mountain VFW Post 3917 Post Commander Jerry Bryant announced the development of the 2022 Open House for the entire community. “The opportunity for the Veterans of Foreign Wars to offer this event to... — Updated 8/11/2022

El Paso County Parks hosts special events

Family Cornhole and Ladder Ball Tournament Fountain Creek Regional Park Saturday, Aug. 27, starts at 10 a.m. Come to Fountain Creek Regional Park to try Cornhole and Ladder Ball!... — Updated 8/10/2022

Fountain's Community Night in the Park coming Sept. 20

Fountain's Community Night in the Park is set for Sept. 20 from 4-7 p.m. at Metcalfe Park. The free event sponsored by the city features city and local nonprofit resources, with... — Updated 8/10/2022

Time-saving weeknight meal solutions

(Family Features) Whether it's long days at the office, calendars full of social commitments or evenings spent enjoying your little ones' extracurricular activities, it's easy to... — Updated 8/9/2022

Ideas for Family Meals That Deliver Flavor and Nutrition

(Family Features) As kids and parents return to busy schedules full of sports, homework and weeknight activities, building a plan for nutritious and easy meals can be challenging.... — Updated 8/9/2022

How to build friendship skills for back-to-school success

(Family Features) When thinking about back-to-school season, most people naturally think of academics. However, it's just as important to focus on social and emotional skills.... — Updated 8/9/2022

Make weeknight meals a breeze

(Family Features) After a long day in the classroom or at the office, it's tough to top bringing the family together with a home-cooked meal. When evenings are busy with homework... — Updated 8/9/2022

Fountain Creek Nature Center babies

You just never know what you'll spot during a visit to the Fountain Creek Nature Center and surrounding trails, like this nest of baby birds spotted on Aug. 4 in the ceiling of a... — Updated 8/9/2022

Three appointments to add to a Back-to-School list

With the back-to-school season in full swing and COVID-19 restrictions loosening in Colorado and elsewhere, the start of this academic year may feel relatively routine. That likely... — Updated 8/9/2022

Rose Lucille (Cheesman) Howell

Rose Lucille (Cheesman) Howell July 29, 1930 - July 26, 2022 Rose Lucille Howell, 91, passed July 26, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Rose leaves her four sons and spouses:... — Updated 8/9/2022 Full story

What COVID and inflation reveal about us

Clay Center, Kansas – When a society is used to living with a certain lifestyle, then suddenly it changes due to events beyond their control, it is revealing. It reveals the true... — Updated 8/9/2022

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