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Dennis Hisey Begins New Role as State Senator

Former long-time El Paso County Commissioner and Fountain resident Dennis Hisey officially begins his new role as State Senator for District 2 this week. Dennis and his wife, Kathy, are shown with...

 

To Kick Off 2019, National Speaker Manny Scott Inspires D-8 Teachers/Staff

Motivational Speaker Manny Scott recently visited School District Eight to share with staff about his experiences growing up and the teachers who had a positive impact on his trajectory to adulthood....

 

Wal-Mart Donates $5,000 to Thunder In The Valley

Daniel Jackson, manager of the Fountain Wal-Mart Supercenter located on South Highway 85/87, and store co-manager Aaron Smith recently presented a check for $5,000 from the business to members of the...

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

ikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: SAVINO BENJAMIN ANCENO is a White Male, 20 years...

 

Planning Commissioner Should Have His 15 Minutes

First I want to wish one and all a happy and blessed New Year! The past month flew by in a blurr; we had to do so much work ahead of each holiday to meet deadlines (adopting the mindset as if the...

 

Meet the New Guy

By way of introduction, my name is Dennis Hisey and by the time you read this I will be your newly minted and freshly sworn in state senator from Senate District 2 (SD2). It's fair to expect this to...

 

Fountain Valley Water Concerns

I want to thank everyone in this community who has been so vigilant and concerned about the state of water in the Fountain Valley. We all know that in October 2015 the Environmental Protection Agency...

 

New Property Record Card Now Available!

Good day.  I hope all are well and enjoying the pleasant weather.  I enjoyed some outdoor time and the wonderful weather this past Saturday on the west side of the county as the Bear Creek Nature...

 

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 Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count Saturday, January 12, 8:30-11 a.m. Beginning to advanced birders are...

 

Historical Society Meets Jan. 14

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the downstairs of the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at 382-7625, Vice...

 

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... Full story

 

Free Women's Night Out Jan. 24 at French Elementary

A free Women’s Night Out, sponsored by Widefield Parks & Recreation and the Security Public Library, is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at French Elementary, 5225 Alturas Drive, Security. “Join us for an evening made just for the ladies...

 

Security Public Library is going Fine Free

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 that access. Eliminating that barrier opens doors to all in our community...

 

I'm Ready!

You have heard of "dooms day preppers", right? I think I might have become one and I did not intentionally set out to become someone who preps for the possibility of "Doom." I am not talking about sta... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

On Friday, Jan. 18, 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 you know a business owner who... Full story

 

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, Jan. 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...

 

New Cultural History Exhibit Opens Jan. 19 at Nature Center

The grand opening of the cultural history exhibit entitled “Fountain Creek is a Pathway of History” is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. The event is free and open to the...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

The Mill

I recently was asked about this building when I was up at Penrose Library reading the old newspapers. Since we have had a typically cold winter I thought I would tell this story again. I have done man...

 

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 includes individuals needing assistance due to physic...

 

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 was plenty of local high school sports action last week as teams resumed action following the Christmas break. BASKETBALL CLASS 5A FOUNTAIN-FORT CARSON LADY TROJANS GO 1-0; IMPROVE TO 7-1 The Lady Trojans won 59-40 at Pine Creek in their...

 

Fountain Valley Baptist Church Invites All to Visit

Members of Fountain Valley Baptist Church, 500 W. Alabama Ave. in Fountain, welcome all persons to their church. “Our church desires to love Jesus and the people with all that we are,” a spokesperson said. ‘No matter who you are and where you... Full story

 

John David Belford

June 21, 2017-December 29, 2018 It is with heavy hearts that the parents of John David Belford announce his unexpected passing December 29, 2018 at the age of 18 months. John was born June 21, 2017...

 

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