Weeds hot topic at City Council

By Karin Hill Last week city staff provided the City Council a lengthy overview of the state of weeds in Fountain, including explanation for why certain areas may seem more... — Updated 10/5/2022

Work on I-25, Charter Oak Ranch Road, South Academy continues to progress

The Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvement Project (MAMSIP) continues to progress on multiple fronts, including the heavily travelled I-25 corridor through Fountain,... — Updated 10/5/2022

Alleged shoplifter runs over Big R worker

A Big R employee in Widefield reportedly was run over by shoplifting suspects who were attempting to flee the scene Thursday afternoon (Sept. 29), according to the El Paso County... — Updated 10/5/2022

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: DEMARAS LASHON ALBRIGHT is a Black... — Updated 10/4/2022

I-25 grass fire leads to arrest

A grass fire off of southbound I-25 south of Pikes Peak International Raceway near Fountain on Thursday resulted in one arrest. Here is a statement from the El Paso County... — Updated 10/4/2022

House party 911 call leads to shots fired arrest

On Friday evening (September 30) just after 8:30 PM, Fountain police officers were dispatched to the 11000 block of Berry Farm Road (near Jimmy Camp and Link roads) for reports of a house party. Witnesses advised the 9-1-1 call... — Updated 10/4/2022

Air Force Penalty

Air Force and four individuals have reached an agreement with NCAA enforcement staff on recruiting violations that occurred within the academy’s football program during the COVID-19 dead period and the appropriate penalties for... — Updated 10/4/2022

Sports Wrap-Up

SOFTBALL MESA RIDGE (MRHS) The Lady Grizzlies won 16-1 when they hosted Coronado High School last Tuesday (Sept. 27), won 14-2 when they hosted Canon City High School Wednesday,... — Updated 10/4/2022

Colorado lawmakers urge VA to authorize Community Care for veterans with TBIs

Washington, D.C. – On Sept. 28, U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet and U.S. Representatives Jason Crow, Diana DeGette, Joe Neguse, Lauren Boebert, Ken Buck, Doug Lamborn, and Ed Perlmutter, sent a bipartisan... — Updated 10/4/2022

Carson Fire Car Show

The first ever Carson Firefighters Association Car Show and Social will be held at FH Beerworks, 2490 N. Powers Blvd., on Oct. 8 from 1-4 p.m. There will be prizes, food, drinks,... — Updated 10/4/2022

El Paso County Veteran Service Officer receives the 2022 Louis Nardini Award

Marshall Bosworth, El Paso County Veterans Service Officer, received the 2022 Louis Nardini Award from the Colorado Veterans Service Officers Association. The Colorado County... — Updated 10/4/2022

VA to Tackle Care for Long Covid

The Department of Veterans Affairs has just published "Whole Health System Approach to Long Covid," a holistic guidebook for the treatment of veterans suffering with long Covid.... — Updated 10/4/2022

Teen to celebrate birthday before leg amputation

A local teen battling bone cancer will celebrate his 16th birthday just before having his leg amputated, and his family is inviting the entire community to help him have a big... — Updated 10/4/2022

Fountain Valley Masonic Lodge makes brothers into Brothers

On Sept. 20, familial brothers Alex Valentin (front row on left) and Daniel Valentin (front row on right) were initiated into the Degrees of Masonry thereby becoming Masonic... — Updated 10/4/2022

Spaghetti dinner to benefit senior center

Faith Lutheran Church, 315 Security Blvd., is having a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Oct. 14, from 5-7 p.m., with all proceeds going to the Fountain Valley Senior Center... — Updated 10/5/2022

Local History: How I came to be in Fountain The Clarence Foster Family

Fountain Valley Historical Society The article in the Fountain Valley News dated September 3, 2022, was about Arthur and Alice Ward, who were my grandparents. This article is about... — Updated 10/4/2022

Fountain gets fame in Fortune ranking

Fortune magazine has named Fountain among the top 25 cities in the country for families. Fountain is the only Colorado city to appear on the list, which was released the morning of... — Updated 10/4/2022

Wag of the Week

Readers, we have a lot of pups who need homes, through both AARF and Tumbleweed Country Kennels. Please call for more info and we'll share if we have it! Also, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS.... — Updated 10/4/2022

Did you know? Columbus Day and Cabrini Day

Colorado, the first state in the nation to celebrate Columbus Day, no longer commemorates it. Instead, the state designates the first Monday of October as Frances Xavier Cabrini... — Updated 10/4/2022

Welcome, Willow!

Meet Willow! She is the newest member of the Fountain Valley News Team. She helps her human deliver the Fountain Valley News to our news carriers around in Fountain, Security and... — Updated 10/4/2022

Donations sought for seniors' Thanksgiving

Silver Key needs your help to fill Bountiful Bags for Thanksgiving throughout the entire month of October! For 26 years, Silver Key has invited the community to help make the... — Updated 10/4/2022

Public safety talk planned at IHOP

The community is invited to an informal discussion of public safety with Fountain Police Chief Chris Heberer and El Paso County Sheriff Candidate John Foley on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 5-7 p.m. The meeting will be in the private... — Updated 10/4/2022

State Patrol wants feedback

Colorado is amazing, and so are the people who live, work and play here. As the Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, I have the honor of leading a statewide law enforcement agency... — Updated 10/4/2022

Enjoy fall, and get ready for the election

Good day, I hope all are doing great and enjoying the recent cool, fall weather. This week I want to highlight the upcoming general election and remind residents of how great a... — Updated 10/4/2022

Fall and Halloween events roundup

Venetucci Pumpkin Fest offers fall fun through October Pumpkin Fest at Venetucci Farm runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 30 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Pumpkins are from... — Updated 10/5/2022

Fall Festival on the Farm

Muddy Little Cowboy Ranch will hold its one-day Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Located at 16810 S. Peyton Hwy. in Hanover, the festival is $30... — Updated 10/4/2022

At Your Library--Security Public Library

News from Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Drive Library Closures and Late Openings Monday, Oct. 10 – Closed for Indigenous Peoples' Day and Columbus Day Scary Story Contest... — Updated 10/4/2022

Cowboy Chili & Pie Cook-off and campfire sing-along

St. Dominic Catholic Church, 5354 Hwy. 85-87, invites the community to bring a favorite chili or pie to compare for prizes, or bring a side dish to share, on Saturday, Oct. 15, at... — Updated 10/5/2022

Craft Fair and Bake Sale at St. Joseph's

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1830 S. Corona Ave. in Colorado Springs, will host a Craft Fair with a variety of vendors and a Bake Sale on Friday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and... — Updated 10/5/2022

Pick-a-Pumpkin Fall Festival

The community is invited to a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Presented by Maximum Elevation Real Estate and Sarah McKinney, Realtor LLC, the event features... — Updated 10/5/2022

Pumpkin patch at petting farm

GingerSnap Rescue Ranch invites you to visit the animals at the petting farm and enjoy the pumpkin patch during the month of October. Hours are 9-5, Wednesday through Sunday. Pumpkins are $7. Trunk or Treat is Oct. 29 from 11... — Updated 10/5/2022

Pumpkin Palooza and Chili Cookoff

Join a block party on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 2-5 p.m. at 9449 Riverton Path, Fountain, featuring food, games, family photos, prizes and free pumpkins while supplies last.... — Updated 10/5/2022

Fountain Community Kitchen

Fountain Community Kitchen will be open to all on Fridays from 4-6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (lower entrance located at the back of the church) at First United Methodist Church (1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. in Fountain). Meals each... — Updated 10/4/2022

Fountain UP presents pumpkin event, Nightmare on Main Street

The Fountain UP events committee has another full schedule of Halloween events scheduled for this year, starting Oct. 14 with an all-day pumpkin carving demonstration by Willy Tuz,... — Updated 10/5/2022

Birds of El Paso County

Follow the link for the full photo page: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/ftnv_10.5.2022_p._14.pdf The beginning of Fall means migrating birds and changing of colors. When... — Updated 10/4/2022

Colorful Colorado

A rainbow of colors is on display near the summit of Monarch Pass on Oct. 1, 2022. Fall colors all around Colorado are abundant now, but the peak will be over... — Updated 10/5/2022

Fall events at Security Nazarene

The community is invited to attend these events this month at Security Church of the Nazarene, located at 800 Hackberry Drive in Security. Oct 15: Ladies Ministry to the Apple Farm — Meet at church at 9 a.m. to carpool to Happy... — Updated 10/4/2022

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, or the Jewish “Day of Atonement,” began the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 4, and lasts through the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 5. Sukkot, or “feast of booths,”begins sunset Sunday, Oct. 9, and ends the evening of... — Updated 10/4/2022

FFCHS to host band competition

Fountain-Fort Carson High School is hosting a Colorado Bandmasters Association sanctioned marching band competition on Saturday, Oct. 8, in the high school stadium. Tickets are $12... — Updated 10/4/2022

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