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Wild horses from Sand Wash Basin roundup to be auctioned at online adoption event

Wild Horse and Burro Online Corral adoption event set for wild horses from Sand Wash Basin The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting an online wild horse adoption event of... — Updated 10/19/2022


Sand Wash Basin mustangs still running free

These are a few photos of some of the wild horses I've photographed during my trips to Sand Wash Basin HMA this summer and fall. The Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area (HMA) is... — Updated 10/18/2022


No Commissioner's Corner this week; check back in next week's issue!

Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez is shown at right riding in the Fountain Fall Festival Parade on Labor Day.... — Updated 9/6/2022


The Annual Thunder in the Valley Car Show award recipients

This year's Thunder in the Valley Cruise and Car Show held the weekend of July 8, 9 at Metcalfe Park in Fountain had a record number of participants. Owners of 248 vehicles... — Updated 7/26/2022


BLM hosts Sand Wash Basin wild horse adoption event March 4-5 in Florence

The first adoption event for the Sand Wash Basin wild horses who were rounded up last September will be Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, at Pathfinder Regional Park, 6639 Highway... — Updated 2/23/2022


Wild horse adoption event to be March 4-5 in Florence

Meteor, a well-known pinto palomino stallion still living free in the Sand Wash Basin, is pictured in this photo from January 2022. Many of the wild horses from Sand Wash Basin... — Updated 2/23/2022


Trumpeter Swans

Last year in January, I set a goal to find and photograph swans in the wild. I was fortunate to see Trumpeter Swans in Western Colorado last winter and in Wyoming at several... — Updated 12/28/2021


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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