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To our Mother, with so much love

It is indeed an honor, in this special issue of the paper focused on honoring those superheroes among us who we lovingly refer to as our "Moms," to salute this newspaper's very own... — Updated 5/7/2021 Full story


Wild Whisperings

I have always wanted to watch the sage grouse dance during their spring mating rituals. Recently a friend who lives in northwestern Colorado took me to a location where the greater... — Updated 4/28/2021 Full story


Wild Whisperings

Over the past few years, this newspaper has featured several articles and numerous photos about the wild horses of Sand Wash Basin in Northwestern Colorado. In December 2017, Cindy... — Updated 3/24/2021 Full story


Colorful Colorado

Barr Lake State Park, near Denver, offers the nature enthusiast the opportunity to observe a variety of wildlife. Depending on the season, there are a variety of birds to see. Bald... — Updated 2/17/2021 Full story


Colorful Colorado

The latest edition of Colorful Colorado features the majestic elk found throughout the state. For photos and fascinating trivia, see — Updated 12/2/2020 Full story


Colorful Colorado

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Colorful Colorado

Here are some photo highlights from a trip I took early March to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and the San Luis Valley, located in south-central Colorado. It's... — Updated 4/23/2020 Full story


Ellicott residents gather to make masks for medical personnel, the community

Several Ellicott residents have been busy assembling protective masks for about two weeks now, enlisting the help of family members and friends. Alyssa Cordero started making cloth... — Updated 4/8/2020


Colorful Colorado

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Colorful Colorado: A look at Colorado's deer

Colorado is home to two species of deer: the mule deer and the white-tailed deer. Mule deer, sometimes referred to as "mulies," are indigenous to western North America and can be fo... — Updated 3/2/2020 Full story


Locals pitch in to provide toys, socks, meals to area homeless

Santa's helpers were able to purchase and deliver 100 presents to 30 children at a homeless shelter in Colorado Springs and bring a Christmas dinner and presents to an additional... — Updated 12/31/2019


Fountain Resident Shares His Passion For Tae Kwon Do And How Martial Arts Changed His And His Students' Lives

John Williams of Fountain is one of those caring individuals who is always helping people and giving back to his community, locally, and everywhere he travels. For all the photo... — Updated 8/21/2019


Sombrero Ranch 60th Annual Great American Horse Drive, a Colorado Tradition

Working cowboys and cowgirls, and guest riders moved several hundred ranch horses over 60 miles during the two-day, 60th Annual Great American Horse Drive held May 4 and 5 near... — Updated 8/7/2019


Cars of All Makes and Years Attend Thunder in the Valley Car Show

The annual Thunder in the Valley Car Show was held July 12 and 13 at Metcalfe Park in Fountain. Participants entered over 150 cars spanning from pre-1949 to current models. For... — Updated 7/31/2019


Woman Trekking Across America to Help End Domestic Violence Stops in Fountain

Deirdre "Dee" Fournier is on a mission to raise people's awareness about domestic violence. She is sharing her message as she walks from coast to coast, from California to... — Updated 7/17/2019


Local Artist Sets Up Studio in Fountain

Brian Seal, owner of Sun Children Studios, is a local artist skilled in the use of a variety of art mediums. He has his studio set up in the Heritage Events Center in Fountain (the... — Updated 7/3/2019


Fountain Police, Local School Administrators and Staff Participate in 4th Annual Safety Training

Fountain Police officers and administrators and staff from Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, as well as some staff from Widefield School District 3, participated in the 4th... — Updated 6/19/2019


Volunteers Step Up to Ensure Wild Horses Have Water This Summer and Fall

For the full 3 page photo spread click the following link: — Updated 4/25/2019 Full story


Philippine Bureau of Fire Protection trains with Fountain Fire Department

For 2 full pages of photo highlights click the following link: The Fountain... — Updated 2/19/2019


Three-Day Dog Agility Competition Held in Fountain

Members of the All Colorado Agility Team (ACAT) based out of Pueblo recently hosted a three-day dog trial at Aga Park in Fountain. The trial was sanctioned by the USDAA United... — Updated 10/31/2018


Tiger Rock Martial Arts Academy Has a New Director

Retired Army CPT. Edward Gunderson is the new director and chief instructor at the Fountain Tiger Rock Martial Arts School. For the story with more photo highlights click the... — Updated 10/31/2018


Martial Artists Perform at Aragon Elementary Summer Learning Institute

For highlights of the event click on the following link: Fountain-Fort Carson School... — Updated 8/1/2018


Thunder In The Valley Car Show Benefits Community Groups

Cars of all years, makes, and models in categories from pre-1949 to the present were on display at the annual Thunder in the Valley Car Show July 13 and 14 in Metcalfe Park in... — Updated 7/25/2018 Full story


Ballingers Thank Community Members for Their Support at Benefit Car Show

Ramona "Moni" and J.R. Ballinger of Security want to thank everyone who helped with a benefit car show held June 10 at Metcalfe Park in Fountain. All proceeds from the event went to... — Updated 7/3/2018


City Of Fountain "Toasts" Delivery Of Safe Filtered Ground Water at Special Commemorative Ceremony

Fountain Mayor Gabriel Ortega, Colonel Eric Dorminey, Vice Commander of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base; a congressional delegation from the offices of Congressman... — Updated 6/28/2018


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