Trails Close for Repair Work around Willow Springs Ponds

El Paso County Parks will be completing repairs and providing additional stabilization to a section of damaged Fountain Creek embankment at the Willow Springs Ponds. During this project, sections of... Full story

Fire Destroys Fountain Home

An early morning fire destroyed a home in Little Ranches in Fountain Tuesday. Fountain Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a fire at approximately 5:30 a.m. at a residence on Flying F...

Street Tax Fails; Council, School Boards See Change

Fountain voters in the Nov. 5 election rejected a ballot initiative that officials say was critical to fixing city streets. They also voted in a few new faces to the City Council - Detra Duncan and...

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: JEREMY SHANE BURROW is a White Male, 43 years old,...

Fountain Public Safety Collecting Toys for Kids

The holidays can be extremely difficult for so many reasons, and the Fountain Public Safety Department knows there are many families in our community who could use a little Christmas magic. We are excited to announce the kickoff of the Fountain...

Grant to Improve Fort Carson Access

Colorado is receiving an $18.35 million federal BUILD grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvement Project (MAMSIP), slated for construction in El Paso County. Officials said it will...

Housing Board Needs Volunteer

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking a community-minded citizen volunteer to serve on the El Paso County Housing Authority Board. Applications for the open position are due by Dec. 6.      The Housing Authority Board is...

Veterans Day 2019

Community and military organizations around the Fountain Valley commemorated Veterans Day with ceremonies and programs on Monday, Veterans Day. For pictures of some of the local highlights click the...

Soldier arrested

On Nov. 5, with the help of U.S. Army C.I.D. officers, 22-year-old Christian Johnson, an active duty solider, was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued by the Fountain Police Department in a...

Dispatch Center Re-Accredited

On Tuesday, Nov 5, , the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received notice it had been awarded re-accreditation with the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. This is the...

Fountain-Fort Carson Footballers Lose in First Round of Playoffs

The Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans ended their 2019 season with a 35-17 loss to Cherokee Trail in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs Friday night in Aurora. The Trojans ended their season...

Sports Wrap-Up

FOOTBALL Both District 3 football teams lost Friday night in their final games of the year. Mesa Ridge fell 28-14 to Grand Junction Central at home while Widefield lost 35-21 to Coronado at Garry...

New York Pizza Now Available in Fountain Valley

Ruffrano’s Hell’s Kitchen Pizza serving New York pizza is now open at 385 Main St. in Security. The building formerly housed the Kwik Inn, a Fountain Valley mainstay for many, many years. It’s...

Chamber News

Business Breakfast 11/15 On Nov. 15 the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 S. Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each...

A Big New Business

I have been asked about this story recently. It all started when the idea of Christmas presents for friends came up. In March, 1939 an announcement for a new business was made. This new industry was...

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...

More Halloween Highlights

Here are some more Halloween Trunk-or-Treat...

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...

How to Host a Friendsgiving Feast

(Family Features) As one of the most popular holiday traditions in the United States, families have celebrated Thanksgiving for decades. However, as more and more hosts look to put a new spin on the festivities, Friendsgiving continues to grow in...

It Pays to Compare Using Medicare's New Plan Finder

(Family Feature) Medicare’s Open Enrollment period gives everyone with Medicare the opportunity to review their options and decide whether they want to keep their current plan or make changes for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2020. You can keep your...

Reflections on Veterans Day; County Announces Volunteer Opportunities

I hope all are having a wonderful day. I enjoyed a great, though cold, Veterans Day this past Monday. There were numerous ceremonies throughout the county giving thanks to all those that have served...

Department of Transportation Awards BUILD Grant for Pikes Peak Region

On Nov. 6, the U.S. Department of Transportation notified Congressman Lamborn that Colorado's 5th Congressional District would be awarded a BUILD grant in the amount of $18,350,000. Congressman...

Thoughts on Veterans Day

Today as I write this it is Veterans Day. Our particular school does not let kids have the day off. Why? I have to wonder. This town is nothing if not military; we have how many stations or bases? I...

Reminder for Widefield Residents

There will be Public Hearing on the 2020 budget at Noon next Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, during the monthly Board meeting for Widefield Water/Sanitation District at the District Office, 8495 Fontaine...

"Made in Colorado" is an International Enterprise

Alongside traffic and coffee, news radio is a staple of my morning commute. As I flip through the stations, I'll sometimes hear a pundit lament that "nothing is made in America anymore." In reality,...

Veterans Deserve a Break

The majority of service members agree, the most difficult aspect of transitioning out of the military is leaving behind its orderly and conventional structure and having to answer the overwhelming question, “What’s next?” For most veterans, a...

Writing Workshop Meets First and Third Mondays

A writing workshop has formed in Fountain and is being facilitated by Julianza Shavin. Workshops will be held at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays at her house on Ermel Road, near the intersection with Link Road. “Calling all writers! The...

Toy Drive at Security Library

Help make Christmas brighter for local children in need by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy now through Dec. 15 for the Security Public Library’s 4th annual toy drive. Presents will be delivered by the Fire Department to local children in the...

Security/Widefield Networking Group to meets Nov. 22 at Security Library

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, downstairs at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month. For more information,...

Dementia Caregiver Support Group Meets Monthly at SPL

The local Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at Security Public Library. The group is for family or friends who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, at any stage of...

Sew Time in the Valley Meets Second and Fourth Saturdays

Sew Time in the Valley meets from 10 a.m.-3ish the second and fourth Saturday of each month at the First United Methodist Church of Fountain, 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. All are welcome. Call Fran Carrick at 382-7019 for more...

Community Soup Kitchen Open to All Every Friday Evening

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...

TREA Chapter 113 Meets 1st Thursday each Month

Members of The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 113 will meet at 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at IHOP, 6450 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. “Are you concerned about your entitlements and about not having them erode away? These...

Military Widows Group Meets Monthly

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...

Group to Discuss Politics of America

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs “Curiosity Unlimited” presents Professor Sarah Hagedorn, Ph.D., Department of Political Science, lecturing on “The Changing American Political Landscape” at December luncheon. Friday, Dec. 13, 11:30...

Good Shepherd Honoring Martin Luther

Members of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church congregation will honor Martin Luther at the 9:30 a.m. worship this Sunday at the church located at 1201 Leta Dr., Security. Martin Luther began the Protestant Reformation. In 1528 he wrote the...

Widefield Gets $750K Grant for STEM Programs

Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) has announced it has been awarded a $750,000 grant by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). The grant will be used toward the science, technology,...

D8 Board, President Receive Recognition from City, State

Fountain Mayor Gabe Ortega and Community Engagement Manager John Trylch (second and third from right) recognized FFC8 for its support of the City of Fountain's First Veterans Fair that was held this...

Mesa Elementary Students Salute Veterans With School Program

Mesa Elementary School second graders presented the production "A Salute to Veterans" on Nov. 6 to a full auditorium. Students sang patriotic songs and presented several scripts that included...

Fountain Creek Nature Center Hosts Annual Pumpkin Carving Party and Jack-O-Lantern Trail

Over 1,600 persons participated in the annual Pumpkin Carving Party and Jack-O-Lantern Trail events held recently at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. The first event featured participants carving...

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 https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ UPCOMING...

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