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Local Soup Kitchen Warms Body & Soul

For more than a decade, locals and travelers alike have been coming in to a Friday night soup kitchen in Fountain. Some come for the warm meal, others for the company. It really doesn't matter who...

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: WILLARD WADE DODD is a White Male, 53 years old,...

Thanksgiving is Leading Day for U.S. Home Cooking Fires

More than three times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day as on a typical day of the year. That’s according to the latest U.S. Home Cooking Fires report recently released by the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA),...

Mary Bradfield Seeks State House District 21 Seat

Mary Bradfield, a long-time Colorado Springs resident and educator, announces her campaign for State Representative, House District 21.  She is running to replace State Rep. Lois Landgraf who is...

Alabama Family Reconnects with Fountain Roots

Recently Mary Alisa Wagner, a 16-year-old from Alabama, and her family visited Colorado to learn about their family history. She is the great-great-great granddaughter of Barbara and Mathias Lock,...

Council decides budget increases, carport penalties

The Fountain City Council voted on Nov. 12 to implement a formal notice system for carports that continue to be out of compliance after new regulations were adopted earlier this year. City Attorney...

County Addresses Concerns About Willow Springs Ponds, Visitor Access

Editor’s note: The following was provided by Tim Wolken, Director, Community Services Department, El Paso County, in response to inquiries about conditions at Willow Springs Ponds. Please see letter to the editor on P. 4 on this topic. The...

Fire Officials Give Update on Recent Fires, Offer Safety Tips

Fire officials from Security and Fountain Fire Departments announced causes for some of the recent house fires their firefighters have battled in recent weeks. Contrary to speculation by some curious...

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam Using Sheriff's Employee Names

The Sheriff’s Office has received a report of another phone scam.  The caller advised the victim of a missed court date and a citation would need to be paid in excess of $4,000.00.  In these most recent cases, they are using the name of an...

C.O.P Talent Showcase at DFAC last Saturday

Participants and judges in the C.O.P. (Community Orienting Partnership) Talent Showcase are shown during the program on Nov. 16 at DFAC-Fountain Middle...

Luisjoe Ybarra Jr.'s Olympic Boxing Dream Comes to End

Widefield resident Luisjoe Ybarra Jr's bid and his lifelong dream to make the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team cane to an end at the last of four 202 USA Boxing Olympic Trails Qualifying Series events,...

Security/Widefield Networking Group Meets Nov. 22

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, downstairs at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month. For more information,...

Chamber News

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast scheduled for Dec. 6 has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. The next meeting will be held from 7-8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at IHOP, 6490 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts...

Getting Crafty!

Talbott Elementary School hosted a Holiday Artisan and Craft Fair at Watson Junior High School last Saturday, Nov. 16. Over 450 visitors and 57 vendors attended the event. Proceeds from vendor booth...

An Interesting Gift

Some of you may remember that another former teacher here in Fountain and I wrote a book on Phantom Canyon. Students from Fountain Middle School may remember the enthusiastic Mrs Wolfe. We shared an...

Signups for Thanksgiving Baskets Underway

Signups for Thanksgiving Baskets are now underway at the Fountain REACH Pikes Peak office located at 501 E. Iowa Ave. The baskets contain all the fixins for a Thanksgiving meal. Please note you must sign up for baskets by calling REACH Pikes Peak...

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...

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...

County budget nearing final approval

I hope all are enjoying a nice day.  I was able to enjoy a short trip over the weekend to visit my cousins and godson in Arizona, and it was a wonderful chance to spend brief but wonderful time...

Ponds Deserve Attention

Willow Springs Ponds has had a damaged bridge removed, and the remains are still piled up along the edge of Cruz Gulch irrigation ditch. This bridge gave access across the ditch to anyone using the...

Fountain: 1 Out of 7

In reviewing results from the Colorado election November 5, 2019, I found seven communities offered their local voters an opportunity to fix their streets by passing a sales tax increase to finance...

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

The next three meetings are going to be the ones you all will want to attend so you can gear up for our five-year health study by the ATSDR (Agency of Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, part of...

Response to veterans bills, impeachment

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement after the passage of nine bills that will benefit America's veterans: "I was pleased to vote for these important bills and will continue to urge my...

Well, I just had a blast!!

I am not a staff member of our lovely paper, but I am considered a contributor, I think. As often happens, the newspaper is given tickets for promotional purposes and so on. When these tickets are...

Salvation Army Serves Meals at Thanksgiving, Christmas

Again this year, volunteers with the Salvation Army will be providing free community Holiday Meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas at four locations including the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Fountain. The meals will be served...

Fountain Tree Lighting Happening Friday

The City of Fountain annual tree lighting ceremony will be Friday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. in Mayor’s Park, at the corner of Hwy. 85/87 and Iris Drive. Festivities are open to all, and will include caroling, an appearance by Santa Claus, and hot...

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...

Toy Drive at Security Library

Help make Christmas brighter for local children in need by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy now through Dec. 15 for the Security Public Library’s 4th annual toy drive. Presents will be delivered by the Fire Department to local children in the...

Local Dementia Caregiver Support Group Meets Third Saturdays at Security Library

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...

Military Widows Group Meets Monthly

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...

Widefield Tree Lighting Set for Dec. 3

Widefield Parks and Recreation Department is having its 14th annual holiday tree lighting celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 705 Aspen Drive in Security. The free community event will feature crafters/vendors, hayrides, kids...

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 the First United Methodist Church of Fountain, 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. All are welcome. Call Fran Carrick at 382-7019 for more...

Writing Workshop First and Third Mondays in Fountain

A writing workshop has formed in Fountain and is being facilitated by Julianza Shavin. Workshops will be held at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays at her house on Ermel Road, near the intersection with Link Road. “Calling all writers! The...

Fountain Public Safety Collecting Toys for Kids

The holidays can be extremely difficult for so many reasons, and the Fountain Public Safety Department knows there are many families in our community who could use a little Christmas magic. We are excited to announce the kickoff of the Fountain...

GSUMC Holding Special Thanksgiving Service Sunday

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1201 Leta Dr in Security, is proud to be part of Care & Share. So far this year, the Southern Colorado agency has distributed over 14 million pounds of food in 31 counties.   Through many partner agencies...

Are Americans Still "One Nation, Under God?"

We must examine ourselves as a nation. Aside from party affiliation, the election was clearly a revelation of the voter’s values. Abraham Lincoln, quoting from Mark 3:24, boldly stated that “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The...

WSD3 MiLL Students Glimpse Career Opportunities at Fair

Industry Days at the Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MiLL) is showing students career opportunities in the trades industry. "I've learned there are a lot of positions within a company. You can...

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/   Fountain...

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