Fountain Valley News - Your Hometown Community Newspaper

Two Fountain-Fort Carson High School Teachers Honored for Their Impact and Dedication to Students

Two Fountain-Fort Carson High School teachers were among a group of standout Colorado teachers recognized by The Boettcher Foundation for their impact and dedication to students. The two instructors...

Nebraska Municipal Power Pool Honors Fountain Utilities Director Curtis Mitchell

Fountain Utilities Director Curtis Mitchell recently received the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool 's Bob Arraj Innovative Service Award at the NMPP's44th Annual Meeting and Conference in Lincoln,...

No Mustangs or Burros Left Behind at Recent BLM Adoption Event

"No Mustang Left Behind" became a reality as all 26 horses and two burros found homes at an adoption event hosted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and an on range volunteer support group for...

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: DEVON MALIK BAILEY is a Black Male, 19 years old,...

Volunteers Needed for County Planning Commission

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Planning Commission. Applications are due by April 29. The planning commission is currently seeking three new associate members....

El Paso County Fair Queen Committee Accepting Applications for Fair Queen

The El Paso County Fair Queen committee is currently seeking applications from candidates interested in becoming the 2019 El Paso County Fair Queen. The El Paso County Fair Queen represents the fair throughout the year with media interviews and a...

El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9 Knox Receives Donation of Body Armor

El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9 Knox has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was...

Fort Carson to Conduct a Full Scale Exercise Next Week

An annual full-scale exercise will take place at Fort Carson on April 17 at the Camp Red Devil Military Operations in Urban Terrain site starting at 9 a.m. The exercise, dubbed Mountain Guardian 19, will test the post’s emergency response and...

Fountain P.D. Offers New "Home Safe" Program That Will Help Locate Cognitively Impaired Residents If They Go Missing

This week the Fountain Police Department announce a new program for the community called “Home Safe.” This program is designed to help assist officers in the event an adult or child with a cognitive impairment goes missing. Children and adults...

State Rep. Landgraf Hosting Town Hall Meeting April 13

State Representative Lois Landgraf will host a town hall meeting Saturday, April 13, for discussion of the Red Flag Bill and the Death Penalty Repeal. The meeting will be at 10 a.m. at the Fountain...

Fountain-Fort Carson's Girls' Soccer Team Defeats Pueblo East

The Fountain-Fort Carson girls’ soccer team recorded an 8-0 shutout win over Pueblo East Thursday on the FFCHS soccer field. For all the photo highlights click the following link:...

Luisjoe Ybarra's Fails to Qualify for USA Olympic Boxing Team Trials: Has Two More Chances

Luisjoe Ybarra Jr., who boxes out of Ybarra's Boxing Club in Widefield, failed in his first attempt to make the 2020 USA Olympic Boxing team trials while participating in the receent Western Elite...

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is April 19 On Friday, April 19, 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...

City of Fountain Spring Clean Up Scheduled for May 18

The City of Fountain Spring Clean Up is set for 7 a.m.-Noon Saturday, May 18 at the Waste Connection’s Landfill (continue past 8900 Squirrel Creek, 2 ½ miles out on Squirrel Creek from Link Rd.) Residents may pay $10 a standard pickup truck load...

Entries Accepted for SPL's Annual Poetry Contest

Entries are now being accepted for Security Public Library’s Annual Poetry Contest. First and second place winners will be chosen in each category. The categories include: 4th - 5th grades, 6th - 8th grades, 9th - 12th grades and adults. The...

Fountain Library Closing for Carpet Installation

The Fountain Library will be closed Monday, April 8, through Friday, April 12, for new...

Potatoes

I recently found a farming story that was not really new to me. I knew that potatoes were a big crop up in the upper Ute Pass area in the 1920s and 1930s. This story goes back to that area in the...

Mobile Hotspots Available for Check Out at Security Public Library

Mobile Hotspots are now available for checkout at the Security Public Library, The hotspot program allows library card holders to access unlimited, high-speed Internet service anywhere a Sprint signal can be received. Persons can connect up to 10...

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...

Friends of Library Book Sale is April 20

The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the library located at 715 Aspen Dr. “Whatever your reading pleasure be it fact or fiction, adult or juvenile, classic or best sellers, the Friends...

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 Library Hosts Senior Event

TOP TEN ESTATE PLANNING MISTAKES Thursday, April 25, 6-7:30 p.m. Rabea Taylor from Lewis, Kuhn, and Swan PC will be speaking on the top ten estate planning mistakes. Ms. Taylor will cover: The Most Common Pitfalls in Estate Planning, Right and...

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

This just in as of Tuesday 4/9/19 our house bill 1279 has been bumped forward to Thursday 4/11/19. I will be sending out emails and doing phone calls like crazy to get as many of you involved and up...

Fire Season is Here

Good morning.  I hope all are well and enjoyed the lovely weather the previous week.  With the warm weather let us not forget that fire season is upon us.  We were reminded of that by...

Families First

We have officially completed 93 days in the legislature and have 27 to go, 549 bills have been introduced. This week we addressed the only activity we are statutorily required to do; we passed the...

Fire Fighting Foam and Equal Pay for Equal Work

As the only legislator drinking from the aquifer contaminated by PFAS it seemed fitting that I'd be part of HB19-1259, the bill trying to bring some transparency to their use. PFAS is shorthand for a...

Sharing Coffee Time with Kolby

Every morning of every day I do the same thing, there is no deviation, it is THE routine. Period. I stumble over the cat to the restroom to do the thing that most of us do first thing in the morning,...

Community Soup Kitchen Open to All

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...

12th Annual "A Bridge to Your Voice" Art Show Reception Saturday

A reception for the 12th annual “A Bridge to Your Voice” Art Show is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. this Saturday at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs. The art show is sponsored by Finding Our Voices, an...

Larry Martinez Jr.

April 7, 1961-October 6, 2018 The family of Larry Martinez Jr. would like to fondly remember him on his birthday (April 7th) and wish him a Happy Birthday celebration in heaven with his parents....

Fountain Valley Baptist Church Offers New Class on "The Armor of God"

A new class will be offered this month at Fountain Valley Baptist Church, on the subject of “The Armor of God.” Anyone interested in attending the class is welcome to visit Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 500 W. Alabama...

HBA Donated Materials to Careers in Construction Program

A semi-truck trailer full of lumber and materials was recently delivered to students in the Careers in Construction program at the Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MiLL). The materials donated by...

Knights Donate Money to WHS Special Education Department

Knights of Columbus Holy Family Council #4636 members Rick Wilson, left, and Chuck Clark recently presented a check for $3,073.76 to Widefield High School Principal Aaron Hoffman for the school's...

FFCHS Baseball Team Fundraiser April 20

Members of the Fountain-Fort Carson High School baseball team will be holding their third annual Cajun Boil fundraiser to benefit the team from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the high school, 900 Jimmy Camp Road. The menu consists of all 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/ Twos & Threes...

Limited Junior Docent Opportunity for Teens Available at Nature Center

Fountain Creek Nature Center's Junior Docent program is a volunteer opportunity for teens (12 and older) who are outgoing, want to develop public speaking skills, learn about nature and will commit...

Rookeries

I got to get out to see our local rookery today! The dictionary definition of "rookery" is "a breeding colony of rooks, typically seen high in a clump of trees. I remember the first time I saw one...

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019

Rendered 04/24/2019 03:34