Whatever it Takes...

Local residents have become creative in making sure their vehicles don't suffer further hail damage after devastating storms and giant hailstones have wreaked havoc in the Fountain Valley over the...

Pikes Peak Regional Building Warns of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department is asking area residents to protect themselves and their families from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning as they work to recover and rebuild from recent hailstorms. Buildings throughout the Pikes... Full story

Fountain Man Dies in Pedestrian vs Auto Accident Monday Night

On Monday, August 13, at approximately 9 p.m., personnel from the Fountain Police Department, the City of Fountain Fire Department and the Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Team, responded to the intersection of Fountain Mesa Road and...

It's Back to School Week in the Fountain Valley

Monday was the first day of school for Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 students. District 3 students start school today. Above, Elazaria Sandoval-Scott, left, daughter of Chris and Sarah...

Update on Old Pueblo Road Repairs

Monday afternoon, the El Paso County Public Information Office provided a quick update on the work to repair the section of Old Pueblo Road that was washed out during a torrential thunderstorm last month. The statement sent Monday reads, “We...

Local Author Looking For Historic Fort Carson Photographs for New Book

Local author Angela Thaden Hahn is co-authoring another book to follow two others she wrote for the Images of America series—Fountain (2012) and Security-Widefield (2014). The current project will be titled Fort Carson. She is inviting local...

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: QUENTIN DASHAWN BATES is a White Male, 22 years old, 5’7” tall, and 130 lbs., with brown hair...

Uninsured Damages to Public Infrastructure Helps Determine Whether Federal Emergency Assistance Will Be Available Locally

Regarding getting any federal assistance because of the recent hailstorms and damage, Fountain City Manager Scott Trainor told the News staff, "from what has been described by the county experts, the totals are calculated from uninsured damages to...

Windshield Repair Grace Period Extended until End of September

After more storms hit the area last week, the Fountain Police Department announced they had recieved questions about a grace period on driving with broken windshields. "We understand many of you are still working at getting repairs done from the...

Registration Underway for the AYSO Fall 2018 Season

The season runs from Sept. 8 –Nov. 3. Potential participants can start the registration process online at www.ayso1225.org. Then, they can sign up at one of the following registration nights. *Chick-fil-A, 7925 Fountain Mesa Rd -5-8 p.m.- Fri.,...

Security/Widefield Networking Group will meet Aug. 24

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24. 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

On Friday, August 17, 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. “If you know a business owner who...

Fuzzy Fruit a Colorado Favorite

August is Colorado Proud Month. Celebrate by enjoying a variety of fresh local produce, including peaches. Colorado ranks sixth in the nation for peach production, growing nearly 28 million pounds each year. Choose peaches with firm, fuzzy skins... Full story

Golden Circle Lunch Program

For more information about the Golden Circle meal program, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Golden Circle meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde Manor, 906 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 includes individuals needing assistance due to...

Trip to Town

My grandfather grew up on a farm in what is now part of Monument. He told us many stories about growing up there. One of my favorites was about going to the big city! A trip into town was like...

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... Full story

Thank You, President Trump

President Trump is well known, especially in the media, for his inappropriate tweets and comments. What is not well know are his accomplishments. As with any administration, it's easy to find fault....

Contamination Without Representation: EPA Summit Summary, 3rd Stop Of Four Summits

During the EPA Summit Aug. 7 and 8, 2018, community members of Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition (FVCWC) addressed discrepancies and concerns about the PFAS water contamination we all have been...

Thanks to El Pomar

I hope all are enjoying a nice week and that students have started their new school year well. I wanted to highlight a few items of community support. This past week, the El Pomar Foundation donated...

Mommy Wars

Did you know Moms are at War? I'm unsure when the Mommy War was declared or who decided we should have one. In fact, I was so clueless I didn't even know we went to war until recently when I was...

Survivors- That's What You Are!

As my sidekick Danyar and I were out delivering newspapers to some of our carriers last week, we discovered some ccreative ways local residents were trying to protect their vehicles from any more...

Be Present in Your Life and in the Lives of Those You Love

How do you spend your time, with your family, driving, or at the dinner table? I love my social media. I use Facebook and I love seeing that family in other states are faring well and have...

Deadlines to Enter Fall Festival and Parade Nearing

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the 49th Annual Fountain Fall Festival will take place Monday, Sept. 3. This year’s theme is “Best of Fountain Valley.” Parade and booth applications are now being accepted. The deadline... Full story

Fountain Valley Writers Meeting First & Third Mondays

Members of the Fountain Valley Writers (in search of a catchier name) meet from 6:30-8:30 (or later) p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the home of group facilitator Julie Shavin, 8435 Ermel Road, Fountain (just east of Link Rd.)...

Supporters of HD 21 Candidate Liz Rosenbaum to Meet Saturday For a Day of Door Knocking and Talking to Fountain Valley Residents

Supporters of House District 21 Candidate Liz Rosenbaum welcome volunteers to join them Saturday, Aug.18 at 9 a.m. at MoGlo Coffee Shop in Widefield. From there the group will head out into the community to canvas neighborhoods and talk to...

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Offers Free Course For Family Caregivers of Individuals With Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering a special Family-to-Family free 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with mental illness. The class is led by NAMI-trained family members and meets once weekly. Classes begin...

Fundraisers for Aragon Elementary School Continue at Fountain Community Market

Fundraisers to gather school supplies for students attending Aragon Elementary School in Fountain are continuing during August at the Fountain Community Market, which is held every Wednesday in front of Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St. The...

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows Meets the Last Wednesday of the Month

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...

Deadlines to Enter Fall Festival and Parade Near

The chamber has announced the 49th Annual Fountain Fall Festival will take place Monday, Sept. 3. This year’s theme is “Best of Fountain Valley.” Parade and booth applications are now being accepted. The deadline to submit a parade...

Charles Joseph Katalenas

October 22, 1931-August 7, 2018 Charles Joseph Katalenas, 86, a father, brother, uncle, combat Veteran, and friend, passed away peacefully at his home August 7, 2018. Charles was born October, 22,...

Patricia L. Hunter

October 7, 1946-August 10, 2018 Patricia L. Hunter passed away August 10, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Born October 7, 1946 in Laramie, Wyoming, Pat was the first child of Warren and Ethel...

Dale & Rose Terrell celebrate 45th Wedding Anniversary

Dale & Rose Terrell celebrated their 45th Wedding Anniversary on August 11, 2018 Dale and Rose Terrell were married August, 11, 1973 in Alma Center, Wisconsin while Dale was on leave from the...

Back to School Prayer from Good Shepherd United Methodist

As Fountain Valley families start their back to school routines, the congregation from Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Security sends out a prayer to all for a safe, fun, productive new school year. Learning is a gift from God. As we begin... Full story

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 August Activities ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoc...

Rock Pigeons

Not the most exotic bird, the Rock Pigeon can vary so much in color they are sure to catch the eye. Next to Sparrows, you probably see more Rock Pigeons around your yard and on your house than any...

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