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Sports Wrap-Up

Sports Wrap-Up Editor’s Note: Due to errors on the Colorado Springs Metro League and MaxPreps websites, it was incorrectly reported last week that Mesa Ridge, Widefield and Fountain-Fort Carson qualified for the State Tennis Cham... — Updated 9/30/2020


CHSAA OK's fall football, spirit

The CHSAA Board of Directors voted last week (Sept. 16) to approve variances allowing high schools to play field hockey, football and sideline spirit. According to a CHSAA press release, schools can play these sports in Season A... — Updated 9/23/2020


Sports Wrap-Up

Editor’s Note: Due to technical difficulties, the official website for reporting high school sports scores,, is not currently showing the scores or schedules for varsity tennis games. Sports Wrap-Up will continue to... — Updated 9/9/2020


Beyond the Typewriter

I've mentioned in a May 27 column that along with managing newspaper carriers, I also deliver papers myself. I make sure that various businesses get a paper each Wednesday, and... — Updated 9/9/2020


Sports Wrap-Up

CROSS COUNTRY Grizzlies host invitational Mesa Ridge High School hosted its first cross country invitational in 20 years on Aug. 27. Students from Mesa Ridge, Widefield and other... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By G. Conner Salter    News

Because you asked: COVID-19 protocols for residential neighborhoods

A Fountain resident contacted the paper recently after learning a neighbor had COVID-19. The reader was unsure how this impacts people living next to the neighbor, and whether to... — Updated 8/26/2020



All three local high schools have begun their modified fall 2020 sports seasons, with some games taking place last week and others coming up. Some announced games mentioned in previous articles were rescheduled or replaced by... — Updated 8/26/2020

 By G. Conner Salter    News

Neighborhood traffic concern ramping up

The week of Aug. 6, Cynthia Beers' 8-year-old granddaughter was almost hit by a car. The vehicle, which Beers recalls was a white SUV, pulled into Medicine Bow Avenue from a side... — Updated 8/21/2020


Fountain-Fort Carson sports season starts

As noted recently, four sports have begun practices and are preparing for upcoming games (cross country, golf, tennis and softball). Cross country began practice on Aug. 12, boys tennis began practice on Aug. 10, and softball... — Updated 8/19/2020


Veteran in Charge program helps veterans thrive at home

Many veterans struggle to get care for their medical conditions, disabilities or other issues. The problem is especially hard for veterans who want to control their care options... — Updated 8/19/2020

 By G. Conner Salter    News

Hawaiian, Japanese restaurants preparing to open in Fountain

Two restaurants have announced they are opening in Fountain in the next month or so: Arashi Sushi Hibachi & Grill and Hangry Ohana. Arashi Sushi Hibachi & Grill will be... — Updated 8/12/2020 Full story


Veterans cemetery progressing

The newest phase of the veterans' cemetery in Colorado Springs is almost finished. Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, opened its first phase in the fall of 2018, and... — Updated 8/12/2020


MiLL finalist for statewide award

The Colorado Succeeds organization has announced that the Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MiLL) is a finalist for one of its Succeed Prizes. Colorado Succeeds picks 12... — Updated 8/12/2020

 By G. Conner Salter    News

No suspects yet in drive-by

Evidence in last month’s drive-by shooting in Fountain links weapons to other unsolved cases in Colorado Springs, police say. However, no arrests have been made yet. Just before 7 p.m. on July 7, a shootout between two vehicles... — Updated 8/5/2020


Softball, golf and tennis to start practicing soon

By G. Connor Salter The Colorado High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) has announced plans for several sports to start up again this fall. CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green announced Wednesday, July 29, at the CHSAA’s... — Updated 8/5/2020


Beyond the Typewriter: Find that address!

Hello, all. Some of you know that in addition to writing for the Fountain Valley News, I'm also the circulation manager. This is the first installment in what I hope will be a... — Updated 7/29/2020


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