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More veterans gain access to commissaries

Beginning Jan. 1, the Defense Department has expanded access to commissary, Military Service Exchange and Morale Welfare and Recreation services, and uses an established standard for physical access to military installations. Access has expanded to...

 

Introducing Colorful Colorado, a new feature about Colorado's wildlife

A mountain goat traverses rocky terrain at Mt. Evans last August. Mountain goats and bighorn sheep are a common site in the area. Starting later this month, the Fountain Valley News will have a new...

 

Fountain sales tax rate decreases as of Jan. 1

Officials are reminding businesses and shoppers in Fountain that the local sales tax rate has changed, effective Jan. 1. Sales tax for the city has been lowered from 3.75 percent to 3.4 percent. The decrease is due to the fact that a portion of a...

 

Andrea Wexler joins Fountain Valley News

Andrea Wexler, a veteran of the media and marketing industry, is the newest addition to the Fountain Valley News team. She will assist in a highly anticipated redesign that the staff hopes will...

 

Several I-25 closures scheduled this week

Motorists will see crews working along south Interstate-25 this week between mileposts 134.65 and 135.93 near the South Academy Boulevard exit. This work is required to safely conduct initial bridge replacement surveys. All work will take place...

 

School days extended for WSD3 kids

Students returning to Widefield School District 3 today will stay an extra 10 minutes past the usual release time. This will continue through the school year to make up for several snow days already used before the winter break. Officials say the...

 

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: JERRY FLORES is a Hispanic Male, 48 years old,...

 

Police make arrest in child assault; seek more information from public

Fountain Police have arrested a man on suspicion of sexual assault on a child and are asking the public for information on other possible victims. On Dec. 20, 2019, the Fountain Police Department's...

 

County parks reservations go online

Good morning.  I hope all are enjoying a wonderful day and having a nice start to their year.  I want to put out some information that might be of use going forward in 2020.  The first relates...

 

Motorcycle crash under investigation

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred on NORAD Road on New Year’s Day. The crash resulted in one fatality. A 2007 Harley Davidson, driven by a 31-year-old Donald Fitchett, was eastbound on NORAD...

 

Don't force districts to raise their taxes

By Michael Fields, Colorado Rising State Action Executive Director "Raise your taxes or we'll cut your state funding." That's the message politicians would be sending school districts under a new...

 

Response to strike on Iranian general

On Jan. 2, a U.S. strike killed Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the commander of its Quds Force. General Soleimani was responsible for the death...

 

Calling on Trump supporters to hold him accountable

Dear Editor: Cory Gardner must follow through on his promise to Colorado constituents to support a "bipartisan and fair trial" in Donald Trump's impeachment. As with any trial, this includes calling...

 

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/...

 

Writing workshop for all genres meets regularly 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...

 

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...

 

Catholic Daughters to Hold Card and Dessert Party

Members of The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Holy Family #1794, based out of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Security, will be hosting their annual Card and Dessert Party from Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at VFW Post 3917, 4715 Clearview...

 

Fountain Valley Historical Society to meet Jan. 13

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...

 

Next Military Retirees Meeting set for Jan. 9

The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities Office Holds Luncheon, Council Meeting The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities office holds a luncheon at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. The luncheon is followed by...

 

Dementia Caregiver Group Meets at Security Library

The local Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at Security Public Library. The group is for family or friends who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, at any stage of the...

 

It ain't easy in the Big Easy

I hope your New Year is off to a good start! Mine has been busy and hectic, but good too. I flew with my daughter to New Orleans where I rented a car online to drive to the town my father and his...

 

Next FV Chamber Business Breakfast set for Jan. 17

On Jan. 17 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 and are open to any interested businesses in...

 

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,...

 

This New Year

Now that the year end holidays are finished, how about thinking about the past a bit? In the recent months we have had winter weather to consider. In normal years it is hard to imagine what it was...

 

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