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Articles from the January 1, 2020 edition

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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... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

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... — Updated 12/31/2019

 By Geof Clark    News

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... — Updated 12/31/2019


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


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,... — Updated 12/31/2019


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... — Updated 12/31/2019


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... — Updated 12/31/2019


Pages of the Past

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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... — Updated 12/31/2019


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... — Updated 12/31/2019

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

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 ...... — Updated 12/31/2019


Holiday Harmonies

The Fountain Valley Harmonizers performed Christmas carols at the Fountain Valley Senior Center just before the holiday.... — Updated 12/31/2019


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... — Updated 12/31/2019


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... — Updated 12/31/2019


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... — Updated 12/31/2019


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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpas... — Updated 12/31/2019


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... — Updated 12/31/2019

 By Mark Hillman    Opinion

'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... — Updated 12/31/2019

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

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 Col... — Updated 12/31/2019


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... — Updated 12/31/2019


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:... — Updated 12/31/2019


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... — Updated 12/31/2019


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, The site will... — Updated 12/31/2019


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... — Updated 12/31/2019


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... — Updated 12/31/2019


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