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Articles from the January 2, 2019 edition

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FFCHS Graduate Awarded Prestigious Bronze Star Medal 

First Lieutenant Elika Hauoli' Posey, the daughter of Pamela and First Sergeant Eric Posey (Retired U.S. Army) of Fountain, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal while deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan....

 

SDA Honors Roy Heald from Security Water and Sanitation Districts as a 2018 Manager of the Year Award Winner

Roy Heald, General Manager of the Security Water and Sanitation Districts, was named one of three winners of the Special District Association (SDA) of Colorado’s 2018 Manager of the Year Award. The...

 

John Will Smith

August 31, 1930-December 25, 2018 John W. Smith, 88 of Widefield, met his maker Christmas day 2018. John was born in Ashland, Louisiana August 31, 1930. He had lived in the Widefield area since 1969....

 

David Lynn Meyers

May 8, 1948-December 26, 2018 David Lynn Meyers, originally of Yakima, Washington, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at his home in Fountain. David was born May 8, 1948 in Yakima, Washington...

 

Rito Moreno

August 6, 1935 – December 13, 2018 Rito Moreno, 83, a 45-year resident of Widefield, passed away December 13, 2018. He was a husband, father, grandfather, and Vietnam veteran who retired as a First Sergeant out of Fort Carson. He was also retired...

 

Holiday Light Displays

For more holiday lights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/alternate/christmaslights_2019-1-2-19redopt.pdf...  PDF

 

Local Resident Gives Props to Fountain Valley News Carrier for Going Above and Beyond

Prior to Christmas, Carole Jackson posted the following comments on this newspaper's Facebook page. "Our doorbell rang this evening, my husband answered the door and it was our Fountain Valley...

 

Colorado Springs Youth Sports and El Paso County Host TreeCycle Jan. 5 and 6 for El Paso County Area Residents

Colorado Springs Youth Sports and El Paso County Host TreeCycle Jan. 5 and 6 for El Paso County Area Residents The Colorado Springs Youth Sports annual TreeCycle event is scheduled for Jan. 5 and 6. El Paso County is one of the sponsors of the event... Full story

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: CYNTHIA MICHELLE ANDERSON is a Black Female, 46...

 

Fountain Public Safety Departments Made My Daughter's 47th Birthday Party a Great Success

I want to thank the Fountain Fire Department and EMTs (all of them) and the Fountain Police Department (everyone) who attended my daughter's 47th birthday party along with all the Joyful Home friends...

 

Congratulations Roy!

We are so pleased to be able to share the news this week that Security Water and Sanitation Districts Manager Roy Heald was honored by his peers with the Small Districts Association as Manager of the...

 

We Can All Do Better In 2019

It's easy to be discouraged about the future of America, particularly if viewed through the lens of Facebook and Twitter or described by television talking heads who thrive on conflict apparently...

 

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 Nature Advetures: Nature’s Music Makers Thursday, January 3, 10-11:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6, with an...

 

Fountain Recycling Center Accepting Donations

The Fountain Recycling Center has partnered with a local church food pantry and is accepting donations of non-perishable food items. The recycling center is located next to the Lorraine Center on East Iowa Ave. in Fountain. Only the following... Full story

 

Jackson Automotive Offering Free Winter Readiness Check With Food Donations

Jackson Automotive, 411 Royalty Pl. in Fountain is collecting non-perishable food donations for the less fortunate and anyone who drops them off will receive a free winter readiness check.. Owner Cory Burton and his staff will check wipers, fluids,... Full story

 

Friday Night Community Soup Kitchen Open to All

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

 

The Security Public is going "fine free!"

Why are we doing this? It is just another reason to love your library! It is the mission of the Library to provide equal access to information, services, and opportunities that inform, connect, engage, and empower all users. Fines are a barrier to...

 

It's Tradition

It's over... Did you make merry and happy memories? I hope so. Our Christmas this year was a bit different than what we have become accustomed to. When a parent has to celebrate a major holiday...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is Jan. 4 On Friday, Jan. 4, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, on Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each month. “If...

 

Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group is January 11

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Friday, January 11, in the Aspen Room at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets the second and fourth Friday of each month. For more...

 

A Visit with Emma

Recently I made a trip to Durango and dropped in to see an old friend, Emma Sweeny. Maybe you remember a column I wrote some years back about Emma and her movie roles, or even her stint on the old TV...

 

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...

 

Sports Wrap Up

There will plenty of local high school sports action this week as all teams return to action following the Christmas break. UPCOMING SCHEDULE: BOYS BASKETBALL Thurs., Jan. 3-Woodland Park at Widefield-4PM Sat., Jan. 5-Widefield at Pueblo East-7PM...

 

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