Signal coming to Sneffels

By Karin Hill At almost any given time, the intersection of Mesa Ridge Parkway and Sneffels Street is littered with debris – not trash, but remnants of vehicle accidents. According to the Colorado...

Connor Salter joins Fountain Valley News

The Fountain Valley News recently hired G. Connor Salter to join its staff. Salter will focus on providing news content, as well as managing the paper's sports coverage and assisting with...

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: PATRICK NIGHTENGALE is a White Male, 40 years old,...

Sheriff's Office seeks cop shooter

On Saturday, Jan. 11, at approximately 11:57 p.m., an officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Galley Road and Arrawanna Street....

Proper lawn care for a Colorado winter

"The more you know about your lawn, the better you can take care of it," Joseph Beck says. As owner and operator of the company GrassRoots Irrigation Services, he's seen some surprising things happen...

Sheriff's Office releases 2019 statistics on illegal and black-market marijuana enforcement

On Jan. 1, 2018, House Bill 17-1220 concerning measures to stop diversion of legal marijuana to the illegal market was enacted into law.  One of El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder’s top priorities is to eradicate black-market marijuana and the...

A note to our home-delivery subscribers

The News Office would like to remind subscribers they have the option of paying for their home delivery subscription by the year. This way, customers won’t have to worry about their news carrier trying to catch them at home to collect each month....

Two youths arrested for stealing car, 'porch piracy'

At approximately 11 a.m. Monday, Fountain Police responded to the 11,000 block of Falling Star Road for a report of a stolen vehicle. According to a FPD spokesperson, while officers were taking that report, another call for service, reference theft...

PPACG Releases draft FY 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program

As the Pikes Peak region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization, PPACG is responsible for managing state, local, and federal transportation and transit funds. PPACG manages these funds through a document called the...

Sheriff's Office searching for felon, possibly armed

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit is seeking assistance in locating Daniel Beals.  He has strong ties to Eastern El Paso County in the Ellicott, Yoder, Rush,...

Sports Wrap-Up

BASKETBALL MESA RIDGE GIRLS LADY GRIZZLIES GO 2-1 The Lady Grizzlies defeated Elizabeth 90-13 at home Saturday, lost 51-50 at Sierra Thursday and beat Harrison 56-43 at home last Tuesday in three Class 4A Colorado Springs Metro League games. Mesa...

Fountain's Sam Moon Takes First at Peak2Peak Southern League Regionals

eam members from the Trojan Youth Wrestling Club attended the Peak2Peak Southern League Regionals Saturday at Mitchell High School. Sam Moon took first in the 6U 62lbs weight division while his...

Security/Widefield Networking Next Meeting is Jan. 24

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, downstairs at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month. For more information,...

Next FV Chamber Business Breakfast set for Jan. 17

On Jan. 17 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 month and are open to any interested businesses...

Winter Surprises...

With the winter really upon us, it certainly has been a surprise, all over the US! I want to go back to this time of year in 1891. That winter there was a real surprise in store. This was when they...

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...

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...

PPACG Area Agency on Aging Now Providing Spring Classes

The PPACG Area Agency on Aging (PPAAA) works to help older adults by providing services and supports that empower them by providing information on senior resources, advocacy assistance, Medicare counseling and a variety of educational offering to...

To your good health

By Keith Roach, M.D. Is Overexercise Cause of ‘Knots in the Back’? DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife is 69 and in very good health, exercising at least two hours a day. She has suffered from “knots in the back” for over 10 years. It is extremely...

Sage Advice

Q: My husband has recently developed eczema on his lower legs. A couple of different doctors have given him creams, which haven't helped at all really. Do you have any natural remedy suggestions?...

County encouraging radon testing

Good morning, I hope this week is starting off well for everyone. January is always Radon Action Month for our Public Health Department, so I will be highlighting their annual awareness message this...

Statement on War Powers resolution

Last week, the United States House of Representatives voted on House Concurrent Resolution 83, a War Powers Resolution. On Jan. 3, President Trump ordered a strike killing Qassem Soleimani, commander...

Sage Advice

Hi Everyone! I hope your holidays were joyful and that your New Year has started out great! I’m excited for the new year and what delights it will bring! I am an avid gardener, and anyone who has...

Getting over winter with spring cleaning

We are weeks past the holidays now and I still have lights up outside; oh sure, they don't get lit up anymore at night but they are still there. It is a sad time of year; it feels kind of empty...

So it begins...

As the Second Regular session of the 72nd General Assembly begins let’s take a moment to review what’s been happening since adjournment last May. Lot of churn and more than a few meetings almost...

Don't be fooled by terrorists 

Iran seemed to intentionally avoid killing Americans in their recent airstrike against our American military base in Iraq. Reports indicate it was more about “saving face” with their own people...

Writing workshop meets regularly in Fountain

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...

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 hot meal and great fellowship with neighbors. More groups to help host and prepare meals are sought. The church is located at...

Dementia Caregiver Group Meets at Security Library

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...

Military Widows to meet last Wednesday at PAFB

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...

Alzheimer's Group to meet Jan. 18

The Alzheimer’s Association sponsors a free monthly caregiver support group on the third Saturday of each month at the old Holy Family Church/FUSION, 331 Main St. in Security, from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Enter through the lower level entrance ramp in...

Sweet and salty recipes for a poppin' new year

There's a lot to celebrate in the New Year including National Popcorn Day, Jan. 19, and the Chinese New Year, Jan. 25. The Popcorn Board has new recipes to help celebrate. Visit the Popcorn Board at...

Catholic Daughters to Hold Card and Dessert Party

Members of The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Holy Family #1794, based out of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Security, will be hosting their annual Card and Dessert Party from Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at VFW Post 3917, 4715...

Boat show to promote safety

The 2020 Denver Boat Show, Colorado’s largest boat show, takes place Jan. 17 - 19 at the Colorado Convention Center and Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be there promoting boating safety and responsible water recreation with educational...

In Loving Memory of Robert "Gary" Weaver

February 23, 1948 - January 10, 2020 Robert “Gary” Weaver, 71, died Friday, January 10, 2020 at his Fountain, Colorado home following a long, hard battle with cancer. He was born February 23,...

Pikes Peak Christian offers 're|engage' marriage class

Pikes Peak Christian Church, 4955 Bradley Road, is hosting a new semester of the marriage program “re|engage.” This 16-week course is for couples who want to improve their marriage, whether that marriage is struggling or just needing a spark....

Men's breakfast coming to Calvary Fellowship

Men, you are invited to the Men’s Prayer Breakfast. Make plans now to get together for fellowship and food on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 9 a.m. at Calvary Fellowship. Please bring a side dish. Pancakes, eggs and coffee will be provided. Special guest...

Trusting beyond what you see

By Raymond D. Pettitt, MDiv, BCC Trust, according to Merriam-Webster, is firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. The trust that we encounter is not always in something that we see. This trust is...

GSUMC offers adult class

The congregation of Good Shepherd UMC, 1201 Leta Dr., Security, wishes all the very best NEW YEAR.   All are encouraged to join at worship each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with fellowship to follow. Rev. Russ’ sermon titles for January include: “You...

Widefield School Board committed to every child in district

On behalf of the Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) community, we applaud our school board for their countless contributions to advocating for public education. Our five-member board is committed to...

Fountain-Fort Carson School Board members care about student success

The mission of Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 (FFC8) is to develop generations of world class learners capable of being successful members of society by providing a positive, empowering, and...

Local students honored for college achievements, graduation

Jennifer Zakrzewski of Fountain graduated from Troy University during the Fall Semester/Term 2 of the 2019/2020 academic year. Zakrzewski graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Troy University is a public,...

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...

Go online to reserve El Paso Co. parks

El Paso County Parks online reservation system is now available to reserve park facilities for 2020. Facilities include wedding gazebo, pavilions, tennis courts and archery range. To reserve a playing field, please call the park’s office. For...

Wildlife rehabilitation grants help hurt animals statewide

Nine recipients of Colorado Parks and Wildlife's second annual Wildlife Rehabilitation Grants have been announced. The grants are offered to support wildlife rehabilitation efforts across the state....

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