One hospitalized after early morning shooting

At about 3 a.m. this morning (June 16), officers with the Fountain Police Department received information of a male who had been shot and was currently at Love's Country Store,... — Updated 6/16/2021

Police looking for bank robber

On June 9 at about 2:30 p.m., Fountain Police officers were dispatched to United Business Bank of Colorado at 410 S. Santa Fe Ave. for a robbery. The suspect was described as a 20-... — Updated 6/16/2021

Widefield daycare owner arrested for baby's death

A local daycare operator has been arrested in connection with the death of a baby in her care. On Feb. 5, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call... — Updated 6/16/2021

Fountain expects $7.7M in federal ARPA funds

At its June 8 meeting the Fountain City Council discussed the $7.7 million in federal aid expected through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Officials also reviewed the city's... — Updated 6/16/2021

Fire burns Heritage home

A fire damaged a home in the Heritage neighborhood of Fountain late Thursday, near the intersection of Hibbard Lane and Descendant Drive. Fountain Fire Department said the fire... — Updated 6/16/2021

Updates to fireworks policy in city, county

The city of Fountain announced it would not allow the sale, use or possession of fireworks in city limits, effective June 10. There is no end date for the ban at this time. “The city will continue to assess the situation... — Updated 6/16/2021

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: NICHOLAS GAGE BRIDGFORD is a... — Updated 6/16/2021

Chamber News

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be held in person and virtually on Friday, June 18, from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 Hwy. 85/87. The speaker will be Fountain Mayor Gabe... — Updated 6/16/2021

Locals score big at Golden Gloves

Ybarra's Boxing Club traveled to Lakewood, Colo., last week to compete in the 2021 Colorado State Golden Gloves Tournament. Caser Burrolla, at left, competed in the 16-17 years,... — Updated 6/16/2021

SPORTS WRAP-UP

BOYS BASEBALL MESA RIDGE GRIZZLIES GO 2-0 The Lady Grizzlies won 11-0 when they played at Widefield last Tuesday (June 8) and won 21-1 when they hosted Palmer in a doubleheader on... — Updated 6/16/2021

Blue Water Navy Agent Orange Claims

One of the first lawsuits brought against the Department of Veterans Affairs for benefits for veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange was in 1986. At issue in Nehmer v. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was the fact that the... — Updated 6/16/2021

Women's Army Corps honors fallen soldiers

Dee Dunlap, Susan Stephens, Dawn Lisbon and Darlene Hurley, members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) Chapter 75, left flags at veterans' graves at Fairview Cemetery on May 29... — Updated 6/16/2021

Widefield Parks & Rec releases plans for facility expansions

Widefield Parks and Recreation (WPR) has released new plans for expanding their center and resources. The expansion plans were announced the week of May 20, and included a video... — Updated 6/16/2021

Widefield High School '60s classes plan reunion

Widefield High School (WHS) classes of the 1960s are invited to a reunion on Friday and Saturday, August 20-21. Sponsored by a committee of volunteers, not a company, the Friday event will take place 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at a venue... — Updated 6/16/2021

Thompson to run for mayor

The race for mayor of Fountain is getting underway, with longtime council member Sharon Thompson being the first to announce her candidacy. She formally explained her decision to... — Updated 6/16/2021

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. (See tentative reopening update below.) Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs... — Updated 6/16/2021

Because you Asked: Potholes

In early June a reader called and asked, "When is the city of Fountain going to start fixing potholes? Is a plan in place yet? By Illinois they are horrible." Answer: Potholes are... — Updated 6/16/2021

Tolerate hot days with a tasty tart

(Culinary.net) Summer days can be long and boring, especially when the kids are out of school and there is nothing to do around the house as a family. When the minutes creep by and... — Updated 6/16/2021

A sizzling summer meal

(Family Features) Summertime, for many, represents an opportunity to enjoy freshly cooked meals while enjoying time outdoors. Taking your dishes from ordinary to extraordinary... — Updated 6/16/2021

New office hours

Starting June 14, the Fountain Valley News office hours have changed. We will be open to the public Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. As always, you may call us at 382-5611. If you reach us outside of... — Updated 6/16/2021

Safe summer driving: ensure your tires are ready for the road

(Family Features) During the warmer months, additional travel and hot roadways can put added stress on your vehicle and its tires, in particular. Normal driving, turning and... — Updated 6/16/2021

Get ready to read this Father's Day

(Family Features) Shopping for Father's Day can be difficult. From tools to tech toys, some gifts are used over and over again, but thoughtful gifts that match your dad's interests... — Updated 6/16/2021

Dollar General seeks to reshape small towns

By Brian Depew, executive director, Center for Rural Affairs Dollar General has become a ubiquitous feature of America's small towns. The discount retailer is opening about 1,000... — Updated 6/16/2021

A new county administrator; nominate veteran of the year

Good day, I hope all are well. This week I'd like to announce the naming of our new County Administrator and two requests for applications and nominations. The Board of El Paso... — Updated 6/16/2021

Let's reframe aging by changing our words

By Janine Vanderburg, Changing the Narrative As we emerge from the pandemic and acknowledge the ageism it exposed, it's time to stop and think: What can we do collectively to end... — Updated 6/16/2021

Legislative session wrap-up

It was an honor representing Senate District 2 at the capitol again this past session. Many bills were passed unanimously, many more in a true bipartisan manner, and unfortunately... — Updated 6/16/2021

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. 2s & 3s... — Updated 6/16/2021

County to offer park concerts, clubs, games, classes

Concerts in the Park El Paso County’s free concert series kicks off June 17. Rock, country, bluegrass, jazz and more – they have it all this summer at the El Paso County Concerts in the Park series. Bring your picnic, lawn... — Updated 6/16/2021

H&H Tire celebrates 40 years serving the community

H & H Tire (5770 Hwy. 85-87 in Security) is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Friday and Saturday (June 18-19), and the public is invited to participate in the fun. A monster truck will be on the property on Friday; Saturday... — Updated 6/16/2021

Fountain Valley Museum plans to reopen June 26

The Fountain Valley Museum, 114 N. Main St., will reopen to the public on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and every Saturday thereafter at the same time. The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and... — Updated 6/16/2021

Fall Festival registrations now open

An annual Labor Day event that draws thousands of participants and spectators to Olde Town Fountain is now ready for registrations. Vendors, parade entries and sponsors for the... — Updated 6/16/2021

Community cleanup group has several events planned

Clean Up Fountain is hosting its next monthly clean-up events at the following locations: Sunday, June 20 at 10 a.m. — Samantha Crutcher Park, 7198 Prado Drive, Fountain (working on Crews Gulch Trail) Sunday, July 25 at 10 a.m.... — Updated 6/16/2021

Security Library offers trivia night, game days and more

Summer reading is in full swing at Security Public Library. Reading programs for all ages, crafts, activities — there is always something fun going on at your library! Join the online Trivia Night Friday, June 18, from 7-8 p.m.... — Updated 6/16/2021

VBS programs in the Fountain Valley

The following organizations are hosting Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) and similar programs this summer. If your church would like to add a listing, email [email protected] Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (1201 Leta Drive in... — Updated 6/16/2021

Getting ready for VBS

This new playground equipment is being installed at Calvary Fellowship Fountain Valley. The equipment was originally located at Star Academy, which was partially founded by a... — Updated 6/16/2021

Church food pantry open

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (1201 Leta Drive in Security) is opening its Emergency Food Pantry every Thursday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for anyone in the community who needs food... — Updated 6/16/2021

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