Woman arrested in Widefield stabbing case

A man was stabbed in the neck in what authorities believe was a domestic violence incident at the Widefield Apartments on Tuesday afternoon. El Paso County Sheriff's Office said... — Updated 9/15/2021

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: SAMUAL DOMONIC JOHNSON is a... — Updated 9/15/2021

Sheriff's Office looking for additional victims in sexual assault

Authorities have arrested a man on suspicion of sexual assault after he allegedly lured juveniles on the internet. Officials say they are looking for possible additional victims.... — Updated 9/15/2021

Local firefighters join 9/11 Stairclimb

On Sept. 11, several firefighters from Security Fire Department and Fountain Fire Department participated in the 9/11 Stairclimb in Denver. Pictured is a group from Security Fire... — Updated 9/15/2021

Public may submit pro/con comments on TABOR question

El Paso County citizens have until Friday, Sept. 17, to submit pro/con comments for County Question 1A on the Nov. 2 Coordinated Election ballot, in order for those comments to be included in the ballot issue notice (C.R.S.... — Updated 9/15/2021

Key dates for Nov. 2 election

The following are key dates for the upcoming Nov. 2 election: Sept. 18 Deadline to send mail ballots to military and overseas electors. Oct. 1 Last day for the Legislative Council staff to print and distribute the ballot... — Updated 9/15/2021

Fire restrictions for county

Due to the continued dry conditions and the National Weather Service forecast for continued dry and warmer than normal weather resulting in very high to extreme fire danger ratings, Sheriff Bill Elder has ordered Stage I Fire... — Updated 9/15/2021

Chamber News

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be held in person on Friday, Sept. 17, from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 Hwy. 85/87. The speaker will be Todd Evans, deputy city manager of... — Updated 9/15/2021

Ybarra's Boxing Club wins big at Fort Morgan

Ybarra's Boxing Club (located at 30 Widefield Blvd.) traveled to Fort Morgan last weekend to participate in the 911 Boxing Show. Victor Almeida (heavyweight) had a unanimous... — Updated 9/15/2021

Sports Wrap-Up

SOFTBALL Mesa Ridge (MRHS) The Grizzlies won 19-2 on Thursday when they hosted Harrison, won 3-1 against Palmer Ridge and lost 11-2 against Falcon on Friday tournaments. In Saturday tournaments, they won 18-2 against Sand Creek... — Updated 9/15/2021

Fort Carson to host career summit on Thursday

FORT CARSON, Colo. – A "Hiring our Heroes Career Summit" highlighting approximately 90 employers from across the nation will be hosted by Fort Carson and the U.S. National... — Updated 9/15/2021

Local woman honored with county's 2021 Veteran award

A resident of the Fountain Valley community was named the El Paso County "Veteran of the Year" at a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 9. El Paso County's Veterans Service Office and the... — Updated 9/15/2021

Schriever airman drowns

Senior Airman Ricky Teagle, a Schriever Space Force Base Airman, has been identified as the person who drowned Sept. 5 at Rampart Reservoir northwest of Colorado Springs. His body... — Updated 9/15/2021

Military installations remember 9/11

Bagpipes are played at the 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command headquarters on Peterson Space Force Base on Sept.... — Updated 9/15/2021

Mortar testing

Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conduct mortar training and evaluation (MORTEP) certification on Aug. 12... — Updated 9/15/2021

Are you getting all your VA benefits?

Are you taking advantage of all your veterans’ benefits? The Department of Veterans Affairs recently launched a program to bring awareness of the benefits that elderly veterans might be missing. Per the VA’s notice, only... — Updated 9/15/2021

WSD3 parade goes back many years

Ask most Fountain Valley locals about the Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) Community Parade, and they'll tell you it's been going on for a while. However, people are not always... — Updated 9/15/2021

An "Almost" Bad Accident

I recently found an old Colorado Springs newspaper report of an exciting incident which occurred on the Midland line in the Ute Pass in 1890. If you have driven the pass, you know... — Updated 9/15/2021

Fountain residents invited to survey, meeting on food needs of community

The Colorado Trust, a foundation focused on helping residents push for the changes they want to see in their community, is hosting a community meeting to discuss food access in the Downtown Fountain area. The Colorado Trust has... — Updated 9/15/2021

Zucchini contest up and running!

If you have some prize-winners growing in your yard, save one for the Fountain Valley News annual zucchini contest. The contest is open now through Friday, Sept. 17. Each year we... — Updated 9/16/2021

Recreation center shuttered again

Well, that certainly didn't last long. My town's recreation center opened last week for indoor walking only – no classes, no basketball, no anything else – then shut down again just as quickly. It seemed like it would be... — Updated 9/15/2021

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Craft fair fundraiser coming soon The annual holiday craft fair will be on Nov. 13. This is one of the senior center’s major fundraisers. Organizers are now recruiting crafters to sell their goods at the fair. There is a small... — Updated 9/15/2021

9/11 Remembered

A number of Fountain city departments, including Public Safety and Utilities, conducted a drive-by appreciation parade with messages of thanks to military veterans and first... — Updated 9/18/2021

WSD3 Community Parade 2021 in photos

The WSD3 Community Parade was held Saturday, Sept. 18. See our full album of photos on Facebook at https://www... — Updated 9/18/2021

Pages of the Past

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Sad update from Community Theater

We would like to express our appreciation to the City of Fountain, the school district, Fountain Valley News, small businesses around the Fountain area, the YMCA, and of course,... — Updated 9/15/2021

Thompson is proven leader for Fountain

I actively seek out representatives that have a proven record of supporting veterans. As a veteran, I appreciate that Sharon Thompson has stepped up to run for mayor of Fountain! I... — Updated 9/15/2021

Welcome Forward Widefield

Hello, Widefield Community! My name is Kevin Duren, and I am the new superintendent for Widefield School District 3 (WSD3). I have been in the district for 29 years as a teacher,... — Updated 9/15/2021

Get involved in Creek Week

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoyed a nice week. I also hope that all took some time on Saturday to remember 9/11 and those lives lost 20 years ago. This past week I... — Updated 9/15/2021

When even the coffee won't help

Yes, I am still living. I am still doing stuff and burning the candle at both ends. Sadly, that means that anything that needs doing and requires my brain is usually skipped over.... — Updated 9/15/2021

New pump track at Metcalfe Park to open

The city of Fountain will celebrate the grand opening of its new Bicycle Pump Track at Metcalfe Park, at 618 E. Ohio Ave., on Friday, Sept. 17. Come out and enjoy some refreshments starting at 4:30 p.m. Ribbon cutting will take... — Updated 9/15/2021

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 www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com. Creek Week... — Updated 9/15/2021

Aerial gymnast show coming to Pi-Ute Park

Save the date! Join Security Public Library at Pi-Ute Park on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. for a free, all-ages performance by the Dragonfly Aerial Company. This group of talented,... — Updated 9/15/2021

Open House at Fountain Fairview Cemetery

Learn about the Fountain Fairview Cemetery, the history of Fountain and meet the Friends of Fountain Fairview Cemetery Committee during an open house on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m.-noon. Guests also will learn how to clean... — Updated 9/15/2021

El Paso County Recreation Services events coming up

El Paso County Recreation Services has several events planned, including family fun, exercise and volunteer opportunities. Register online: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Tour of the Paint Mines Interpretative Park Saturday,... — Updated 9/15/2021

Clean-up events in Fountain

Keep Fountain Beautiful (formerly known as Clean Up Fountain) is hosting its next monthly clean-up events at the following locations. All are invited to help. Bags provided. Volunteers are asked to wear bright or reflective... — Updated 9/15/2021

In Loving Memory of Tina A. Jenks

Tina A. Jenks passed away on August 26, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer; her loving husband and other family members were at her side. Tina was born in New Hampshire on... — Updated 9/15/2021

In Loving Memory of Erika F. Sullins

Erika F. Sullins, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2021, at 0455 hrs, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born in Schweinfurt,... — Updated 9/15/2021

In Loving Memory of Cheryl Ann Roberson

Cheryl Ann Roberson, Beloved daughter, sister, aunt and great aunt, passed away peacefully on August 30, 2021. Cheryl was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on September 18, 1967... — Updated 9/15/2021

FMS commemorates 9/11

Students at Fountain Middle School placed hundreds of American flags around the entrance to the school on Friday, the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, as they learned about... — Updated 9/15/2021

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