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Saying goodbye to our hometown newspaper

Perhaps because it is so very personal to me (and our staff), I/we are feeling this deeper than most will. But I truly don't think many in our community fully realize what they are... — Updated 12/28/2022

 By Patricia St. Louis    News 

Community was No. 1 priority for newspaper

In October, 1958 Carl H. Wiese and Helen Kay Larson co-founded a small community newspaper, then known as Security Advertiser, serving the communities of Security, Widefield and... — Updated 12/28/2022


A few of my favorite "Fountain Valley" holiday memories

Having been blessed to be a part of the Fountain Valley community for more than 40 years, and with the paper's impending closure, I have been reminiscing more than normal about our... — Updated 12/20/2022


A farewell to one of our best...

Not often on the journey of life do we find kindred spirits, those who we feel like we've known a lifetime. I'm referring to the rare beautiful souls whose presence can easily... — Updated 11/1/2022


Barber Isaac McKinney doing what he loves in his hometown

Local barber Isaac McKinney said many visitors are surprised when they first meet the 19-year-old (he turns 20 this month), that they don't expect to see someone his age doing what... — Updated 10/4/2022


Zenner Yoga to raise funds, provide resources for addiction recovery

Zenner Yoga & Healing studio, 107 E. Ohio Ave. in Fountain, is hosting a fundraiser class on Sept. 18 at 8:30 a.m., with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support people in r... — Updated 9/7/2022


Security Lions help WSD3 kids shop for school clothes

Members of the Security Lions Club and a small army of volunteers comprised of Widefield School District 3 teachers, counselors, principals, superintendents and others willing to... — Updated 8/16/2022


Underline continues installation of fiber, eyeing end of year for some Fountain homes to access it

Local residents have been seeking updates on the status of Underline's project in the city of Fountain, which the company has said will "bring ultra-fast internet at affordable... — Updated 8/10/2022


Grocery store planned for Link Road in South Fountain

Community advocate Fran Carrick didn't give up the fight to bring a grocery store to Fountain and is thrilled that LaGree's will be building a store near Countryside. A new grocery... — Updated 7/22/2022


Jim Coke deserves a fitting memorial here for all he did to improve Fountain

Larger than life. That is how I will remember my friend Jim Coke. Not because he was a big guy in stature, but because he did so much for our community, much more than most... — Updated 11/23/2021


Take your Mother-in-law to lunch

When you are young, it feels like there is so much time ahead of you to accomplish all that you wish to. You don't realize that time literally does fly so quickly that you will go... — Updated 5/4/2021


A fond farewell...

If I had to choose one word to summarize the past 39 years, well, those who know me by now may be chuckling as you know I cannot pick just one word, ever.... Words have been my... — Updated 10/16/2019


Fountain City Council Rejects Request From Singer Ranch to De-Annex From City 4-1

At its September 10 meeting, the Fountain City Council voted 4-1 (with Mayor Gabe Ortega opposed) to deny a request from Singer Ranch to disconnect (de-annex) a 275+ acre portion of the ranch from the City of Fountain. Some... — Updated 9/18/2019


Kudos to Mayor Ortega for being a "Good Neighbor" to Singer Ranch

While some may not agree (as evidenced by the fact the mayor was alone in voting against denying the Singer Ranch from de-annexing from the City of Fountain) I, for one, support... — Updated 9/18/2019


"Breadwinner" Dave Thomas Retires After 44 Years

For the story and photo highlights click the following link: Many might associate the... — Updated 9/11/2019


Scouts Earn Badge by Attending Council Meeting ask council about water contamination,

Vanessa Thomas, Fort Carson Girl Scouts Brownie and Junior Leader of Troop 4262, brought several of her girls to visit the Fountain City Council meeting... — Updated 9/4/2019


Santa's Helper has been Fountain's helper, too

A fond farewell will soon be due to a dear friend and someone who has been a friend to our community for nearly 40 years (or longer if you count her early years attending Widefield... — Updated 9/3/2019


After 38 years in Business Ink Fountain Owner/"Valley Girl" Sandie Comstock is Ready to Head to the Hills

A local icon, Sandie Comstock, long-time owner/operator of Ink Fountain Printing, has announced she plans to retire and is selling the popular business located in Fountain at 721... — Updated 9/3/2019


Three Cheers for Connie!!!

We are so very pleased the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce selected our dear friend Connie Sanford as this year's Fall Festival Grand Marshal. We have had the pleasure of... — Updated 8/28/2019


Connie Sanford Named 2019 Fall Festival Grand Marshal

For two pages of photo highlights click the following link: Long-time City of Fountain... — Updated 8/28/2019


Fountain Voters Will Be Asked To Consider Sales Tax Increase On November's Ballot for Street Improvements

At the Fountain City Council meeting on Aug. 13, the council unanimously approved Resolution No.19-048 which will place a question asking for a sales tax increase on the Nov. 5 ballot for voters in the City of Fountain. The... — Updated 8/21/2019


Long-Time Fountain Resident/Community Leader Fran Carrick Announces She Will Run For Fountain City Council At Large

If you have been in Fountain for a while, you quite likely already know long-time community volunteer, leader and activist Fran Carrick. A regular at Fountain City Council... — Updated 8/14/2019


Business/Community Leader Tom Downing Announces Intent to Seek Re-Election to School District Eight Board of Education

Former District Eight School Board President Tom Downing announced last week his intention to seek re-election to the Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight Board of Education.... — Updated 8/14/2019


Single Hauler Garbage Concept Presented to Public

City of Fountain officials with representatives of CONO hosted a meeting on July 17 to gather feedback from local residents about the concept of considering a single hauler garbage and recycling service program in Fountain. Many... — Updated 8/7/2019


Local Vietnam Vet Rick Clements Surprised with Patriotic Quilt of Valor

As more and more family members arrived at his home one recent evening, Fountain resident and community volunteer Rick Clements couldn't quite figure out what was happening. When I... — Updated 8/7/2019


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