Thinking strategically: City begins work on a 2022-24 Strategic Plan

How will Fountain handle future development proposals? What if adequate roads and utilities aren't available when developers want to build? How will public safety personnel be able... — Updated 4/7/2021

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: JACKIE DEMOND ASHLEY is a... — Updated 4/6/2021

Fountain kicks off series of trash hauler meetings

Despite hundreds of comments on the topic circulating on social media, only seven members of the public attended the in-person portion of Monday's meeting about the city of... — Updated 4/6/2021

Sexual exploitation of a child suspect arrested; more victims possible

In January, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office initiated a criminal investigation into numerous reports of illegal activity associated to house parties in the Colorado Springs... — Updated 4/7/2021

Just another day in the life of local emergency crews

No major injuries, thankfully, in what looked like a dramatic scene at the intersection of Fontaine Boulevard and Hwy. 85/87 around noon Monday. Various police, fire and EMS crews... — Updated 4/6/2021

City warns of shady solar sales

City of Fountain Utilities is reporting that there are several solar power companies within the community that are providing information to Fountain Utilities customers that is misleading and not accurate. “We ask that... — Updated 4/6/2021

Clerk and Recorder's Office expands motor vehicle service

The Clerk and Recorder's Office is expanding services for motor vehicle to assist customers in meeting legal requirements for registrations and renewals. The office announced 500... — Updated 4/6/2021

42 crashes a day in CO involve distracted drivers

CDOT campaign highlights public reactions during Distracted Driving Awareness Month  As COVID-19 restrictions ease up around Colorado, more people are driving. Unfortunately, that... — Updated 4/6/2021

Chamber News

Next Business Networking breakfast set for April 16 The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be held virtually on Friday, April 16, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Register at... — Updated 4/6/2021

Golf tourney to benefit local student scholarships on for July

The annual Fountain Valley Scholars (FVS) Golf Tournament will take place this year, and is scheduled for Monday, July 19. The tournament will be held at Cheyenne Shadows Golf... — Updated 4/7/2021

SPORTS WRAP-UP

VOLLEYBALL MESA RIDGE LADY GRIZZLIES GO 1-2 The Lady Grizzlies lost 3-0 when they played at Palmer last Tuesday (March 30), then lost 3-0 when they played at Woodland Park last Wednesday (March 31), and won 3-0 when they hosted... — Updated 4/6/2021

Ruff Rider

By Spc. Kelsey Simmons 14th Public Affairs Detachment "Motorcycles are my top passion," said Spc. Sadie Kinney, showing off her dimpled smile. "Then dogs. Then art." Here's the... — Updated 4/6/2021

Sexual assault awareness month kicks off at Fort Carson

Fort Carson is conducting 2021 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) with a guest speaker, a new training program for leaders and Soldiers and multiple unit events... — Updated 4/6/2021

Ammunition Supply Point expansion opens on Fort Carson

The Fort Carson Army Field Support Battalion hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of new facilities at the Ammunition Supply Point on Fort Carson on March... — Updated 4/6/2021

VA extends deadlines for life insurance

Nobody wants to think about it, but the need for life insurance is a fact of life. And now the cost of life insurance for veterans is dropping, opening the door for more of us to be able to afford it. After separation, we’ve... — Updated 4/6/2021

MP working dog unit named best in FORSCOM

Military working dog teams with the 69th Military Police Detachment, 759th MP Battalion, prepare to accept the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Eagle Award at the unit's kennels... — Updated 4/6/2021

Bronze Star awarded

Sergeant 1st Class Abigail Keller, an operations noncommissioned-officer-in-charge with 1st Space Company, 1st Space Battalion, receives the Bronze Star from Lt. Gen. Daniel L.... — Updated 4/6/2021

Add roasted vegetables to spring meal planning

As a kid growing up in California, most of the vegetables I ate, with the exception of steamed artichokes and corn on the cob in the summer, came from a can. Mom was a good cook,... — Updated 4/6/2021

Annual art show exhibits work by sexual abuse survivors

"The research shows that only one of every 10 childhood sexual abuse survivors will disclose during childhood, and the average age for disclosure is 52," Joyce Aubrey said. "So I... — Updated 4/6/2021

2021 El Paso County Fair Queen

Madyson Buhring from Calhan is the 2021 El Paso County Fair Queen. Madyson is a current student at the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy. She's a former 4-H'er, and she was... — Updated 4/6/2021

Wellness Waggin' visits Fountain

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region's mobile vet clinic, the Wellness Waggin', held a pop-up clinic in the Fountain City Hall parking lot last Thursday. Wellness Program... — Updated 4/6/2021

Vaccinated? COVID advice clear as mud

If you’re confused about COVID vaccine and when our lives are going to change for the better, you’re not alone. We’re considered to be fully vaccinated once two weeks have passed after the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna... — Updated 4/6/2021

Volunteer receives Habitat Award at 'Micah's View Ground Blessing

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) broke ground March 6 on a new three-lot development in Fountain. Construction has begun on the first two houses, one of which has been... — Updated 4/6/2021

Spring onions flavor the season

There's nothing like the intense flavor (or the smell) of an onion. Wild onions were among the first foods that mankind gathered and ate and are one of the first signs of spring.... — Updated 4/6/2021

Somebunny spotted at the Senior Center

The Easter Bunny paid a visit to the Fountain Valley Senior Center last week to help Silver Key personnel hand out lunches to seniors. Silver Key recently increased the... — Updated 4/6/2021

You Guessed It!

Can you guess what this is? It's located somewhere in Fountain, Security or Widefield. The first week of each month we will present you a photo depicting an item or place located... — Updated 4/6/2021

Ag department offers marketing classes

The Department of Agriculture is offering six free virtual marketing webinars this spring to help educate ag and food business owners on state-of-the-art ways to connect with consumers through the latest public relations,... — Updated 4/6/2021

So many ways to get involved!

I hope all are well, enjoyed a lovely Easter weekend and have been able to get outdoors and take in the recent warm weather. This week I will highlight an upcoming job fair, the... — Updated 4/6/2021

SB21-182: Bully Empowerment Bill

The working title is actually CONCERNING SCHOOL DISCIPLINE, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, ADDRESSING DISPROPORTIONATE DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES AND CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM AND SUPPORTING... — Updated 4/6/2021

What makes a good story?

Perhaps the oldest question that writers get is "Where do you get your ideas from?" When someone brings that up, I remember something: When I was 17, my family was camping with... — Updated 4/6/2021

A dog and his jelly bean

I hope you all have recovered from the egg hunts and you have all eggs accounted for. Don't want to have to hunt down some ugly stench somewhere down the line wondering, "What in... — Updated 4/6/2021

Music lovers meet online for virtual listening club

With no concerts going on and not a lot of community gatherings, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Guild is organizing a listening club that will happen each month. Maestro Thomas Wilson will take listeners through a piece of... — Updated 4/6/2021

UC Health offers exercise class for adults 50-plus

Stepping On is a seven-week program that meets for two hours and can host up to eight participants at a time. The classes feature guest speakers and teach participants a home exercise program for strength and balance. They are... — Updated 4/6/2021

Get involved in the Great American Cleanup April 24

The Great American Cleanup is Saturday, April 24. Volunteers can select from 20 different locations within the Pikes Peak Region. To volunteer, register at www.gacppp.com. Designed to aesthetically improve our environment,... — Updated 4/6/2021

Curiosity Club delves into fun topic of 'dead physicists'

“The Secret Lives of Dead Physicists” is the topic of a fun virtual webinar to be given by Robert Camley, Ph.D., Physics & Energy Science., during the April 9 meeting of the Curiosity Club at UCCS. Hidden questions will be... — Updated 4/6/2021

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 4/6/2021

At Your Library

Security Library will be holding the following events in April: In celebration of National Library Week, patrons will be rewarded for using their library card. Every time you visit in the month of April, you will receive a raffle... — Updated 4/6/2021

Geneaology talk to focus on immigration research

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society April 14 virtual meeting will feature the topic “Finding Answers in Naturalization Records” by Amie Bowser Tennant. Immigration research can begin right here in your own back yard. In fact,... — Updated 4/6/2021

Birds of El Paso County

It is time to get ready for the migration. The peak of the migration is still a few weeks away, but I learned a few years ago that "the early bird catches the migration!" I used to... — Updated 4/7/2021

In Loving Memory of Emily Rose St. Louis

Emily Rose St. Louis, 85, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, was reunited with her late husband, Ronald; and a son, James; as well... — Updated 4/6/2021

'Proclaim upon the housetops'

John Bornschein, the pastor at Calvary Fellowship Fountain Valley, took the scriptures literally on Easter Sunday as he preached from the rooftop of the sanctuary for the church's... — Updated 4/6/2021

In Loving Memory of CSM (Ret.) Kermit W. 'KW' Birchfield

Command Sergeant Major Kermit "KW" Birchfield, 81, was called home to join his beloved wife of 53 years on March 15, 2021. KW died at a local hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo.,... — Updated 4/6/2021

WSD3 to offer unique summer courses to keep kids engaged

In a first for Widefield School District 3, students going into grades 6-12 next school year will have the opportunity to select from more than 30 unique topics in the Summer... — Updated 4/6/2021

Abrams principal named Principal of the Year for CO

Fountain-Fort Carson School District Principal Named 2021 Principal of the Year for Colorado Elementary Schools The Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) and the... — Updated 4/6/2021

Local Jiffy Lube scholarship deadline approaching

The "What Drives You?" scholarship program, funded by Colorado Springs, Falcon, Fountain & Canon City area Jiffy Lube franchise group Griffin Fast Lube, LLC, is still accepting... — Updated 4/7/2021

WSD3 refinances to save $2.2 million over 15 years

Widefield School District 3 took advantage of the historically low-interest rate climate and on March 16 refinanced a portion of their 2018 bonds that were used to build Grand Mountain School and other capital projects around the... — Updated 4/7/2021

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