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Articles from the January 1, 2020 edition

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 By Karin Hill    News    January 1, 2020

From Detroit to Fountain PD

Frank Lewis's story began in Germany in 1963 when he was born to an African-American father and a German mother. He grew up mostly in racially tense Detroit, Michigan, eventually getting into police...

 

Holiday Closings for New Year's Day

In observance of the New Year’s holiday, the news office will be closed on New Year’s Day. It will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2. OTHER CLOSINGS In observance of the New Year’s holiday, all post offices and financial institutions will be...

 

Fountain Valley News to add 'Sage Advice'

Editor's note: This week we introduce a new weekly column called "Sage Advice," featuring information for your health and well-being from a master herbalist. Karen Mallinger lives right here in...

 
 By Geof Clark    News    January 1, 2020

Fountain Valley Chamber experiences growth

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce is experiencing a renaissance, and it aims to bring new energy to both its members and the community at large. "We have worked really hard to build a...

 

Yard waste fees up $5

Rocky Top Resources has partnered with El Paso County to provide free residential dumping of yard waste with donations to Care and Share Food Bank for more than 20 years. Since 2001, there has been more than 3.2 million pounds of food donated to...

 

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 two families, just...

 

Christmas tree recycling sites

El Paso County, Colorado Springs Utilities, Rocky Top Resources, Colorado Springs Gazette, and Colorado Springs Youth Sports will be operating a TreeCycle event to reduce landfilled tree waste, provide free mulch and support youth sports. For a...

 

Colorado unveils new voter resource website

With the pivotal 2020 elections right around the corner, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold has announced a new web address for the Colorado Secretary of State’s online voter resources, GoVoteColorado.gov. The site will include online voter...

 

Tamales, cookies and ... election 2020

Happy New Year!! I hope that 2019 treated you well and that 2020 continues to bring everyone happiness and success. I was able to enjoy a wonderful but short Christmas vacation visiting family. I...

 

Lamborn's Springs, D.C. offices add new staff

Congressman Doug Lamborn announced the following staff changes in his Washington D.C. and Colorado Springs offices: District Director: Joshua Hosler Joshua Hosler has joined the Colorado Springs offic...

 

'Any functioning adult' in 2020?

It seems today that the only thing that unites Republicans is their disdain for Democrats and the only thing that unites Democrats is their hatred of Republicans. Meanwhile, both parties face their...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We have had a year of many successes: Please go to our Facebook page to read all of the additional information and links: 1. HB 1279 legislation: banning future use and...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit www.elpasocountyparks.com ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Fountain Creek...

 

Community Soup Kitchen Open to All Every Friday Evening

The First United Methodist Church of Fountain soup kitchen from 4-6 p.m. every Friday is open to anybody who would like a hot meal and great fellowship with neighbors. More groups to help host and prepare meals are sought. The church is located at...

 

Fountain Valley Historical Society to meet Jan. 13; museum open Saturdays

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in the downstairs of the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. “Stop by and learn about the...

 

TREA Ch. 113 meets first Thursday

Members of The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 113 will meet at 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, at IHOP, 6450 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. “Are you concerned about your entitlements and about not having them erode away? These...

 

Writing workshop for all genres meets in Fountain

A writing workshop has formed in Fountain and is being facilitated by Julianza Shavin. Workshops will be held at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays at her house on Ermel Road, near the intersection with Link Road. “Calling all writers! The...

 

Holiday Harmonies

The Fountain Valley Harmonizers performed Christmas carols at the Fountain Valley Senior Center just before the holiday....

 

In Other News – 2020

Wow!! 2020... Can you believe it? I mean how many shows and movies did we watch as kids that depicted 2020 as the flying car, robot housekeepers, towering round glass homes and ... Oh wait, that was t...

 

First Business Breakfast of 2020 will be Jan. 3

On Friday, Jan. 3, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 S. Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each month. Fountain Valley News Editor Karin...

 

Security/Widefield Networking Next Meeting is Jan. 10

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, downstairs at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month. For more information,...

 

Prisoners On Peak Summit

With the Winter we are having I thought this April, 1927 story of opening the railroad up Pikes Peak would be interesting. I started working on the railway just before they started running year...

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News

* Rural Area Meal Program or RAMP, is for individuals age 60 and over who live in El Paso County. This program is for older adults who are not able to get to the nearest congregate meal site. This...

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

For more information about the Silver Key Connections Cafe´, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Silver Key Connections Cafe´, meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde...

 

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