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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 5/17/2022

Fountain public safety survey begins

Fountain is launching a Public Safety Funding Survey that goes live Wednesday, May 18, at 2 p.m. The survey is regarding possible new funding for the city's Police and Fire/EMS... — Updated 5/19/2022

Strict burn bans in county, Fountain

Bonfires, certain grills, and cigarettes are among the items currently not permitted to be used outdoors, now that strict new burn bans went into effect Monday in El Paso County... — Updated 5/18/2022

Heroic effort saves lives, buildings in Alturas Fire

Hundreds of homes in Security were evacuated for hours on May 12 as a grass fire raged. Officials said the catalytic converter of a sheriff's deputy vehicle ignited the grass... — Updated 5/18/2022

Council votes on road fees

A series of fees imposed on developers to help pay for roads in Fountain is becoming more comprehensive and formalized with a new ordinance. On May 10, the City Council voted on... — Updated 5/18/2022

County urges Polis to veto collective bargaining bill

All five members of the El Paso Board of County Commissioners are urging Gov. Jared Polis to veto the collective bargaining bill passed by the Colorado General Assembly last week, saying the proposal will lead to cuts in county... — Updated 5/18/2022

911 Authority investigates alerts

The El Paso-Teller County 9-1-1 Authority (Authority) is responding to reports from county residents that emergency alerts for a series of fires last week were not sent correctly.... — Updated 5/18/2022

SFD Station 4 officially under construction

Officials broke ground on the new Security Fire Station 4 on Wayfarer Drive on May 10. Located in The Glen, this station is expected to be complete in six to 10 months,... — Updated 5/17/2022

El Paso County Emergency Services Authority presents grant awards to local fire agencies

The El Paso County Emergency Services Authority (ESA) presented grants totaling $14,289.15 to five local public safety agencies at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 16. In awarding the grants, the ESA considered the... — Updated 5/17/2022

Kum & Go shooting suspect caught

Police have arrested 19-year-old Nickilaus Oakley for an early Sunday-morning shooting outside the Kum & Go convenience store on Fountain Mesa Road that injured at least one.... — Updated 5/17/2022

Sports Wrap-Up

Great job to all the athletes this Spring season! BOYS BASEBALL MESA RIDGE (MRHS) The Grizzlies won 13-2 when they hosted WHS last Tuesday (May 10) in one CSML game. They finished... — Updated 5/17/2022


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The VA Releases Its Equity Action Plan

In response to Executive Order 13985, the Department of Veterans Affairs has now released its Equity Action Plan. The order, signed in January 2021, was intended to bring equity... — Updated 5/17/2022

Homelessness and the law

Balancing the rights of individuals and the needs of the surrounding community is one of the challenges law enforcement agencies face when dealing with homeless people and camps.... — Updated 5/18/2022

South Powers extension study begins with public open house

El Paso County, in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), has initiated a study on a proposed extension of South Powers Boulevard (CO 21). The project... — Updated 5/17/2022

Fountain Youth Council visits State Capitol

Sponsored by State Rep. Mary Bradfield, the Fountain Youth Council was invited to Denver where they witnessed the process of passing legislation, and took a tour guided by... — Updated 5/17/2022

2022 Yellow Book now available for pick-up

The Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging has announced the release of the Annual Senior Information and Assistance Directory (“Yellow Book”). The Yellow Book offers invaluable information on more than 800 services for older adults... — Updated 5/17/2022

Wag of the Week

Hi dog-lovers: Shasta, Buddy, and Paris are still waiting on foster or forever homes. Please share if you can. There are also Tumbleweed dogs for fostering/adopting, from... — Updated 5/17/2022

Rix Quinn - Health Maintenance

Did you ever have a perfect day, 24 hours when everything went right? I had one yesterday, and it scared me. I woke up at seven, feeling great. That’s crazy, because if I breathe normally before my morning coffee, something’s... — Updated 5/17/2022

Travels with Tyrone

Tyrone, a Great Dane who helps his human deliver newspapers on our business route every Wednesday, snaps up some sandwich meat from the guys at SS Subs, 336 Main St. in Security.... — Updated 5/17/2022


The History Channel * On May 18, 1783, the first United Empire Loyalists, known to American Patriots as Tories, arrive in what is now New Brunswick, Canada, to take refuge under the British crown. Loyalist refugees in western... — Updated 5/17/2022

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Regular events (See full event list at the center.) Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30–12:30. There is a suggested donation of $3.50 for Seniors over 60 and a required $7.50 for those under 60. Reservations are... — Updated 5/17/2022

Pages of the Past

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What's the reason for four "no" votes on Kane Ranch?

I attended the Council meeting when there was discussion to de-annex the 2400 acre Kane Ranch property from the City of Fountain. I just read Mr. Gordon Rick's letter to the... — Updated 5/17/2022

Serious and fun updates

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoying the warm weather which is great for getting out. Unfortunately, the warm weather, winds, and lack of moisture have contributed to what... — Updated 5/17/2022

Closing actions of the session

The Senate and the House were going back and forth on the Fentanyl Bill right up until the waning minutes of the 2022 session. Earlier I had recorded a "yes" vote for the Senate... — Updated 5/17/2022

Heritage neighborhood plans community yard sale

The Heritage Neighborhood Yard Sale will be Saturday, May 21, from 8-12. Start at Heritage Park, 730 Winebrook Way, for a map of houses and list of items for sale. Those also will... — Updated 5/17/2022

Pioneers Museum offers summer historical walking tours

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) invites the public to Making Memories Downtown History Stroll on select Saturdays; May 21 and 28, June 18 and June 25, July 2 and 9. From the colorful displays of Hispanic heritage at... — Updated 5/17/2022

Fountain Community Kitchen

Fountain Community Kitchen will be open on the following dates, from 4-6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (lower entrance located at the back of the church) at First United Methodist Church (1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. in Fountain). Meals... — Updated 5/17/2022

Widefield movies in the park summer series begins Friday

Celebrate the start of summer and join Widefield Parks and Rec for a Free Movie in the Park at Grand Mountain School, 11060 Fontaine Blvd., on Friday, May 20. "Encanto" will begin... — Updated 5/17/2022

Memorial Day in Fountain

The city of Fountain’s annual Memorial Day ceremony in Mayor’s Park, 809 Dale St., will be Monday, May 30, at 8 a.m. This event is open to the public and includes a variety of speakers, veterans organizations, and special... — Updated 5/17/2022

At Your Library

News from Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Drive Medicare Classes (Virtual): Medicare can be confusing! Whether you have been on it for years or are starting to explore your options, this series will lay the groundwork for the... — Updated 5/17/2022

Health & Fitness Day coming

Widefield Family Health & Fitness Day is coming June 4 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Widefield Parks and Recreation, 705 Aspen Drive in Security. This event is in conjunction with the National Parks and Recreation Family and Health... — Updated 5/17/2022

Cars and Coffee at The Last Drop

Bring your cool ride and enjoy some coffee this Sunday, May 22, at the Coffee and Cars event at The Last Drop Coffee Shop in Fountain. The hangout will be from 9-11 a.m. at the... — Updated 5/18/2022

Fort Carson Memorial Day ceremony open to public

Fort Carson will honor fallen Soldiers who lost their lives while deployed from the installation in a ceremony at 10 a.m. May 26 at the Mountain Post Warrior Memorial located in Kit Carson Park near Gate 1. Maj. Gen. David Hodne,... — Updated 5/17/2022

GSUMC arts and crafts fair rescheduled to the fall

The Arts & Crafts Festival at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church scheduled for May 20-21 has been postponed. A new date in the fall will be... — Updated 5/17/2022

In Loving Memory of Trevino Michael Flores

In Loving Memory of Trevino Michael Flores July 2, 1971 - April 29, 2022 Trevino M. Flores passed into God's loving arms on April 29, 2022. He was a native of Colorado Springs,... — Updated 5/19/2022

In Loving Memory of John Robert Henderson, Sr.

In Loving Memory of John Robert Henderson, Sr. ~ February 4, 2022 ~ John Robert Henderson, Sr., age 88 of Colorado Springs, CO, entered Heaven on February 4, 2022. John was born in... — Updated 5/17/2022

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