Millions of stimulus payments coming by debit card

 WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are sending approximately 8 million second Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card. These... — Updated 1/12/2021

Man arrested for child exploitation

A man arrested in Fountain on Thursday was charged with sexual exploitation of a child. The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) said members of the CSPD Internet Crimes Against Children Unit executed a search warrant on Old... — Updated 1/12/2021

Icy ponds no place for children and pets

It's perhaps the best-known parental warning in winter: "Don't walk on the ice." However, in spite of the obvious dangers, children are frequently seen walking on frozen ponds in... — Updated 1/13/2021

Two arrested for sex assault

Two individuals have been arrested in what authorities describe as an alcohol-induced sexual assault, but investigators believe there may be more victims that have yet to come... — Updated 1/12/2021

Law enforcement warns of unemployment scam

Over the course of the last year, there has been an overwhelming increase in unemployment fraud throughout the United States. Locally, it appears thus far that the illicit activity cannot be tied to any specific group but is... — Updated 1/12/2021

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: SHANE NORMAN CARTY is a White... — Updated 1/12/2021

Shooting suspects sought

Authorities are asking for the community's help in identifying suspects from a Dec. 15 armed robbery in Widefield during which a homeowner was shot. The incident occurred on De La... — Updated 1/12/2021

Pikes Peak Region has busiest building year in a decade

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry in the Pikes Peak region was booming in 2020, leading to a record breaking year at the Pikes Peak Regional Building... — Updated 1/12/2021

New Payroll Protection Program rolls out this week

With the new $284 billion Congressional appropriation for small business relief, the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) re-opened this week for new borrowers and certain... — Updated 1/12/2021

County unveils new vaccine info web page

El Paso County Public Health announced the launch of a new vaccine web page to provide information about accessing COVID-19 vaccines. The “How will I get the vaccine?” page offers contacts for vaccine providers, details about... — Updated 1/12/2021

CHSAA announces Season B sports

The Colorado High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) has announced the guidelines for Season B sports. Here are the guidelines for basketball, water sports and wrestling: BASKETBALL Athletes must wear masks during play. Regular... — Updated 1/12/2021

Announcement to move Space Command upsets officials

An announcement by the Department of the Air Force today that U.S. Space Command will move from Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Ala., has local and state leaders upset. Officials... — Updated 1/13/2021

The COVID vaccine is coming for vets

The COVID vaccine is currently being distributed to 37 VA locations around the country. The logistics to move 300 million doses to where they need to be (Operation Warp Speed) are overwhelming, but the Department of Veterans... — Updated 1/12/2021

Military Roundup

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Transform photo cards into a game for young kids

Turn holiday photo cards into a matching game for toddlers and preschoolers. They'll enjoy playtime trying to pair up the faces and settings in your colorful pictures that you cut... — Updated 1/13/2021

COVID-19 vaccine information for seniors 70 and up

For Coloradans ages 70 and older, here's where you can find the links to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine with hospitals. Health officials expect even more options will come... — Updated 1/12/2021

#FountainValleyFriday

No, that # in the headline isn't a typo - it's a sign of the times. Called a "hashtag" on social media, it allows the post to be linked to others with the same topic. Recently,... — Updated 1/13/2021

2021 Social Security 101 classes for older adults

The PPACG Area Agency on Aging and the Social Security Administration are partnering for the fifth year to present Social Security 101, “Understanding Your Social Security Benefits.” As people begin to approach Social... — Updated 1/12/2021

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. Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only: medical and food related. Call (719)... — Updated 1/12/2021

Art: unlocking your creativity

Creating art can be emotionally healing and freeing. Who among us can’t use a little of that nowadays? Once you get started, you’ll wonder why you didn’t begin sooner. Here are some ideas: • Collage Wish Board: Collect... — Updated 1/12/2021

AARP tax prep events at the senior center

The AARP tax preparation events at the Fountain Valley Senior Center that were mentioned in last week’s newspaper are undergoing some changes. Details on the program are not available as of press time. Please check back for any... — Updated 1/12/2021

Pages of the Past

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Domestic terrorism hits too close to home

Last week on Monday, Jan. 4, I heard a news story on KKTV News 5 that the Midway Substation was the intended target of a domestic terrorist attack. This was extremely alarming to... — Updated 1/12/2021

Thankful for helicopters

To the woman who complained about the low flying and noise from Fort Carson helicopters. If it wasn't for an Army helicopter in Vietnam, my brother would be dead. The pilot may... — Updated 1/12/2021

Let's put 2020 to bed!

I can't remember another year I've been so happy to see in the rearview mirror than 2020. This has been one for the books to be sure. Our entire country has been turned upside down... — Updated 1/12/2021

Many kinds of opportunities

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoyed the snow this past weekend. It is moisture that is greatly needed. This week I want to highlight expanded operating hours at sites for... — Updated 1/12/2021

A little noise? No big deal

I am replying to the person who complained about aircraft flying too low at least one time a week, which annoyed the person. Yes, I have seen and heard them also, but I watch and... — Updated 1/12/2021

73rd Legislative Session Oulook

This from Senate Leadership: Gavel in on January 13, take care of some constitutional duties, pass a few/some/many bills that are deemed time sensitive and critical. That's a... — Updated 1/12/2021

Commitment

The year 2020 was rough on relationships. Life changed and we had to adapt. Our schedules were wrecked, and we had to find a new normal. Simply said ... life was not the same. I... — Updated 1/12/2021

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. Programs... — Updated 1/12/2021

El Paso County Recreation Services offers classes, outdoor activities

All programs require pre-registration. In light of COVID-19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call (719) 520-6977 for current status. Register: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.   First Aid, CPR, AED Classes... — Updated 1/12/2021

Security Library's Adult Winter Reading Program now open

Relax with a good book (or two) as we explore the Danish concept of “hygge” (pronounced hoo-gah). This state of being is all about taking pleasure in the simple things in life: a hot beverage, comfy socks, a soft blanket,... — Updated 1/12/2021

Colorado Spirit offers support group for parents, caregivers

Colorado Spirit, a counseling team working in conjunction with AspenPointe to provide crisis counseling services during COVID-19, is offering a free weekly support group where parents and caregivers can discuss family challenges... — Updated 1/12/2021

University hosts COVID vaccine town hall

Join the University of Colorado Anschutz Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement on Thursday, Jan. 14, 5:30–7:30 p.m. for the COVID-19 Vaccine Community Town Hall: Real Talk for Black and Brown... — Updated 1/12/2021

In Loving Memory of Buddy Loehr

Buddy Loehr, 60, of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away January 1, 2021, after a short illness. A private family gathering will be held this summer.  Buddy was born August 25,... — Updated 1/12/2021

In Loving Memory of Ruth Keys Powell

Ruth Keys Powell took her journey to eternal life on December 24, 2020. Native to Fountain, Colo., she was born to Jessie and Zettie on September 21, 1933. Ruth and her husband,... — Updated 1/12/2021

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 1/12/2021

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