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Former Security Fire Chief Robert Stambaugh Arrested for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Acting on a tip from Homeland Security officials, Colorado Springs Police announced last week the arrest of long-time Security/Widefield resident and former Security Fire Chief Robert Stambaugh on Wednesday, Oct. 19. An affidavit of probable cause...

Arrests Made in Tranters Creek Way Homicide

At approximately 11:02 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 6400 block of Tranters Creek Way in Lorson Ranch saying multiple shots...

Groundbreaking for New Security Sanitation District Wastewater Treatment Plant

A ground-breaking ceremony for a new Security Sanitation District plant was held Thursday at the location of the current plant, 6510 Southmoor Dr. "The district is embarking on an upgrade of its...

Fundraiser on Sunday Will Benefit Riverside Mobile Home Residents Who Were Scammed

A fundraiser to benefit residents of Riverside Mobile Home in Fountain who were swindled out of thousands of dollars is scheduled for 1-6 p.m. this Sunday at Metcalfe Park in Fountain. There will be a raffle, a Halloween costume contest with prizes...

First Responders Community Tailgate Celebration at FFCHS's Friday Night Game

The 3rd Annual First Responders Community Tailgate event at Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight was hosted on Friday night before the FFCHS-Chaparral football game. Representatives of the City...

Sheriff's Office Hosting Community Events This Weekend

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is hosting several community events in the Fountain Valley area Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, including Coffee with a Cop at I-HOP and a Neighborhood Watch meeting Oct. 19 at the Widefield Community...

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: BLAKE ANGERER is White Male, 27 years old, 5'10"...

House District 21 Democratic Candidate Liz Rosenbaum Receives Party's Rising Star Award

Liz Rosenbaum, candidate for House District 21, was honored with the Rising Star award at Saturday evening's El Paso County Democratic Party's "Everybody Welcome" Annual Dinner. She is pictured above...

Donations Sought for New Flags for the Fountain Valley Veteran's Memorial

“We are looking for donations to help purchase the POW Flag, State of Colorado Flag and the American Flag to fly at the Veteran’s Memorial Wall in Fountain,” said Jerry Bryant, co-chairman for the wall. “We are in dire need to replace our...

Voters Flood Colorado Secretary of State's Office with election questions

With the Nov. 6 general election around the corner, here’s a handy guide to some of the most common questions the Colorado Secretary of State’s office is fielding: When will I get my ballot? County Clerks will begin mailing ballots this...

Fountain-Fort Carson Footballers Improve to 5-3, 3-0 in League

For all the photo highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/sports/sports_2018-10-17-18.pdf Fountain-Fort Carson improved to 5-3, 3-0 in the Class 5A South...

SPORTS WRAP UP

For all the photo highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/sports/sports_2018-10-17-18.pdf CROSS COUNTRY WIDEFIELD SECOND AT CSML MEET By Jonathan Cabrera...

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Grand Opening Held at Fountain's T-Mobile Store

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening were held recently at T-Mobile, 6710 Camden Blvd., Fountain. Members of the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors assisted with the ribbon...

Security/Widefield Networking Group to meet Oct. 26

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26. The group meets the second and fourth Friday at Morning Glory Espresso, 101 Fontaine Blvd., Security. For more information, visit...

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is Oct. 19 On Friday, Oct. 19, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, on Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each month....

A Few Driving Rules

I was in England this last month. Their driving is really different from here. The rules, road signs and traffic to be sure. I have discussed driving here before, but I thought this list I found...

"COATS 4 KIDS" Drive Ends on Friday

The annual “COATS 4 KIDS” Fountain Valley Coat Drive runs through Oct. 19. “Please donate new and gently used coats, gloves and caps or hats,” a spokesperson said. All sizes are needed including: for infants, toddlers, elementary, middle...

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...

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...

Local Candidate Profiles to be Featured in Next Week's Issue

It's been announced that El Paso County's ballots for the Nov. 6 election were mailed earlier this week. We certainly hope everyone will take their time to educate themselves about the candidates...

Ballots are in the Mail 

I hope all are well and enjoying a nice week.  I want to remind everyone to vote in the coming election and am including information this week from our County Clerk & Recorder›s office...

Amendments Y and Z

Both of these amendments are designed to do away with the partisan re-arrangement of voting districts we experience every 10 years. You may have heard the term "gerrymandering." Gerrymandering refers...

Baboons!

When our kids are toddlers we are told to get down on the floor and crawl around to see the world from their perspective and clear away any hazards in your home that they might find. Well, I have...

City of Fountain Hosting Trunk or Treat Next Friday

Once again the City of Fountain is hosting it’s annual Trunk or Treat in the City Hall plaza area and along Main Street. This year’s event will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26. Line up will begin at 4 p.m. New this year, the City Clerk’s...

First-Ever Fountain Creek Nature Center Craft Fair Nov. 10

Crafters and vendors of various earth-friendly products will display and sell their wares at the first-ever Fountain Creek Nature Center Craft Fair scheduled for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the nature center located at 320 Peppergrass Lane,...

Haunted Fall Fest is Oct. 27 at the El Paso County Fairgrounds

The El Paso County Fairgrounds hosts the annual Haunted Fall Fest from 1 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 27, with events and entertainment for the entire family, including hay rides, maze, Trick-or-Treating, live music, chili dinner and bull riding....

Commissioner Mark Waller to speak at Republican Club Meeting Oct. 15

Join the Fountain Valley Republican Club on Monday, Oct. 15, at IHOP in Fountain for Commissioner Mark Waller speaking on the issues on the November ballot. “There are a lot of issues, so join us as we learn about them to begin sorting through on...

The Postman Always Rings Twice Being Presented by Members of the Fountain Community Theater

Members of the Fountain Community Theater will present The Postman Always Rings Twice at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 20 and 27, at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 Alabama Ave, Fountain. The play is...

Sew Time in the Valley Meeting Twice a Month Now Next event is Saturday

The Sew Time in the Valley group is now meeting on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1003 N. Santa Fe in Fountain. Bring your sewing machine, scissors, pins and accessories and...

Friday Night 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...

5th Annual Faith Lutheran Church Craft Fair is Nov. 3

The 5th annual Faith Lutheran Church Craft Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the church located at 315 Security Blvd. There will be greeting cards, home decor, baby items and much more. Lunch and food will be available....

Hanover Community Church Dedication is Saturday, Oct. 20

The public is invited to the Hanover Church for the dedication of its new addition from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The church is located at 17480 S. Peyton Hwy. near the intersection of Hanover Rd. Refreshments will be...

School Districts Host Event Focused on Surviving School Life

Widefield School District, Fountain-Fort Carson School District, and Fountain Communities That Care have teamed up to put on a mental health and wellness event they are calling Surviving School: Tools to Navigate Life Challenges.  The event will...

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 October Activities pumpkin Carving Party Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Carve a pumpkin to leave...

Birds of El Paso County

They are back! Well It’s Blue Jay time again. Not that they really leave us during the summer, they just stay much more secluded. Blue Jays will stay in nesting and breeding areas most of the year...

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