Gov. Polis gives update on COVID-19, issues recommendation for all to wear face masks in public

Gov. Polis today provided an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor discussed what is being done to support the state’s economy, including workers and businesses and called upon all Coloradans to wear cloth face...

Statewide stay-at-home order; issues guidance for police, detention centers

On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Jared Polis issued a statewide stay-at-home order for all Colorado residents. The order will take effect at 6 a.m. Thursday, March 26 and is expected to end April 11....

List of restaurants open in Fountain area as of 3/25/2020

As of press time, the following restaurants were open for take-out or delivery options. Please contact individually for information. None of the restaurants had closed as of press time and had various options for residents. Please support your...

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

THERESA MARIE BORCHARD is a White Female, 41 years old, 5'6" tall, and 158 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. BORCHARD is wanted for Kidnapping and Motor Vehicle Theft. KEITH GOSEY is a Black Male,...

Send in the reinforcements: Fort Carson provides aid to Washington State

Approximately 200 medical personnel from the 627th Hospital Center at Fort Carson left for Washington State Friday morning to help relieve overburdened medical workers battling COVID-19. These troops...

State will pay for essential workers' child care

The State of Colorado is offering financial assistance to essential workers who are finding themselves needing child care while schools and other providers are closed due to COVID-19 shutdowns. Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide executive order,...

The latest update on COVID-19

The big news this week was the “stay-at-home” public health order (PHO) that went into effect March 26. Among other things, this document: • Orders people to stay at home unless they are engaged in certain necessary activities; • Outlines...

IRS releases info on stimulus plan, updates to tax issues, efforts to reduce personal contact

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some...

State campgrounds closed

As the State of Colorado continues taking measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will close all playgrounds, campgrounds, camping and camping facilities (including yurts and cabins) at state parks as well as...

Use caution with cleaning products

With the spread of COVID-19 in Colorado and the concern that surfaces and objects may be contaminated, many new resources and companies may be offering products or services to disinfect businesses and homes. Consumers are reminded to be aware that...

Security/Widefield Networking Group to hold online meetings for now

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, April 9. Until further notice, meetings will be held online due to stay-at-home mandates. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each...

Upcoming chamber events postponed

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce events are on hold until further notice. Staff and volunteers remain accessible by phone and e-mail. Call (719) 382-3190 for more information, or visit www.founta...

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Food for Fountain

All three REACH Pikes Peak physical locations are closed for the safety of staff and community, with staff working remotely and Family Stabilization (FSS) emergency services available remotely....

Silver Key Connections Cafe - Drive-thru only

Thursday, April 2 Pork Pot Roast w/ Onion, Celery, Carrots, Potato Medley, Orange Friday, April 3 Crab Cakes, Broccoli Cheddar Rice, Green Bean Almondine, Applesauce, Raisin Nut Cup Monday, April 6 Mushroom Ravioli w/ Marinara, Broccoli Salad w/...

Connections 4 Life has drive-thru food pantry

Connections 4 Life Center has a food pantry that is stocked and open for business during regular hours with some important changes. Food distribution will be through a drive-up line only. No one will...

Fountain Valley Senior Center News - Transportation

Transportation Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only: medical and food related. Call (719) 600-2643. Connections Café meal sites will have prepared meals available as an option in lieu of congregate meal site dining....

At Your Library

Local public libraries currently are closed until further notice due to coronavirus precautions. Most events are postponed or canceled. Both libraries have numerous resources available online. Also, all materials already checked out should not be...

Senior Center Closed; services available

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed until further notice, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. Executive Director Jolene Hausman released this statement on Monday: “Dear Community Members, “We...

Monthly recipe - Using Millet

Colorado is the No. 1 millet producing state in the nation, with 275,000 acres producing nearly 8 million bushels each year. Millet is a grain that is most often found in birdseed blends; however,...

Perspective on COVID-19

I thought long and hard about writing an article on COVID 19. As an Herbalist, many people and almost all doctors poo poo anything we have to say about anything health related, and I wanted to spare...

Changes

In the 20-some years that I have been doing this column, we have seen a lot of changes. Main Street is just one place that has changed a lot, especially on the south end, but my memories of it go...

Helpful Resources for Covid-19

Recommended for Everyone! I was told this is the best source of information on Covid 19: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/f86qec/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-dr--anthony-fauci---ha...

COVID-19 ... How I loathe you!

I was prepared to deal with Easter being our target day to come skulking out of our hiding spots. I mean, I know we are nowhere near comparable, but imagine Jesus rolling the stone away from his tomb...

Possibly back in session?

Let's start with what may be happening at the legislature in the near future, emphasis on may. Latest rumblings are a short adjournment of 3 days (Senate and House rules help dictate the 3 days)...

Home Country

Home Country By Slim Randles April First … clear wonderful morning … members of the world dilemma think tank down at the Mule Barn coffee shop looked around. “Anyone seen Dud this morning?” “Not me. Haven’t seen Herb, either, come to...

Community Soup Kitchen continuing to serve to-go meals on Friday nights

The First United Methodist Church of Fountain soup kitchen from 4-6 p.m. every Friday is open to anybody who would like a hot meal. Currently, the dine-in area is not open. However, volunteers will bring to-go meals out to vehicles. Various...

Bird festival sign-ups to begin

Early registration for The 6th Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival was initially going to start March 25. Due to COVID-19, early registration has been moved to April 4, and will continue through April 11. According to Bear Creek Nature...

Internet becomes the new stage

As the local arts community adapts to the new limitations on social gathering and public space during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to introduce Peak...

Local churches holding virtual services

Participate in worship online with an area church - the following churches have confirmed online services: Fountain Valley Baptist Church – Video services on the website, FountainValleyBaptist.org, and the Facebook page – www....

Drive-In Church is Here

Across the country, drive-in movies have been replaced by streaming content, but drive-in worship services might be the next big thing at churches due to the Coronavirus. With large groups prohibited...

Covid-19, churches, and the art of shaking hands

In the old days, church pastors frowned on their church members staying home to watch television preachers Rex Humbard, Jerry Falwell or Robert Schuller. The sick and the very elderly were typically...

Encouragement at the right time

By John Bornschein Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through...

Homeschool with fun

This is a personal narrative by Jessica L. James, Director of Communications and Advancement, The Colorado Springs School. She is working from home, along with her husband, and their two children....

Update on burrowing owl situation in south Fountain

Recently the Fountain Valley News reported that wildlife advocate Doug Harling claimed a USDA worker killed two burrowing owls on March 9 while eradicating a prairie dog colony on the corner of...

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