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Articles from the January 10, 2018 edition

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Stephanie Luck Announces Candidacy For Colorado State Senate District 2

Stephanie Luck has formally announced her candidacy for State Senate District 2. The Colorado-native is a small business owner, licensed attorney and Alliance Defending Freedom Blackstone Fellow who... Full story

 

District 3 Seeking Residents for Boundary Committee

Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) is seeking stakeholders who are residents of the district to serve on the district’s Boundary Committee. Parents, staff members, students in grades 10 and 11, and residents of the district who do not currently... 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: MICHAEL DANIELS is a Black Male, 36 years old, 5'8"... Full story

 

Sheriff Elder to Speak at Fountain Valley Republican Club meeting Jan. 15

The Fountain Valley Republican Club’s special guest speaker at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 15 will be El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder.  He will speak on  his goals for 2018 and TOP issues:  Illegal Marijuana Grows, Homelessness in the... Full story

 

Public Health Encouraging Radon Home Testing in January

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and El Paso County has been designated as an area with high radon potential, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless,...

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

I hope all are well and have started January off on the right foot.  I wanted to wish all a nice upcoming MLK Jr. Day and hope that if you are off work that day that you enjoy a great day with...

 

Hurting Our Young Americans' Futures

Millions of Americans in states like California, Illinois and Kentucky are already in peril because of the horrendous government mismanagement of teacher's and state worker's retirement money.... Full story

 

Birds of El Paso County to be New Focus of Bird Whisperer Doug Harling's Column

Starting today, Fountain Valley's Bird Whisperer Doug Harling's weekly column in this newspaper is changing from "Backyard Birding" to "Birds of El Paso County." You can count on his new columns to fo...

 

Couple Grateful to Stranger Who Paid for Their Groceries During the Holidays

It was two days before Christmas at the Fountain Wal-Mart on Highway 85/87. A total stranger stepped in front of me and said, "I want to pay for your groceries." I said, "We can pay for our own... Full story

 

Time to Focus on School Choice in El Paso County and Across America

Later this month, schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals in Colorado and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 education... Full story

 

FVC Class Registration is today

Members of the Fountain Valley Crafters (FVC) will be holding registration for craft classes from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at VFW Post 3917, 4715 W. Clearview Drive, Security. Classes being offered include: Knitting, Ceramics, Needlework,... Full story

 

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 JANUARY ACTIVITIES 2's & 3's Outdoors: Silly Squirrels January 11, 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Share the joy... Full story

 

Friday Night Community Soup Kitchen Schedule

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

 

El Paso County's Treecycle Program Underway

El Paso County’s annual program for recycling Christmas trees, Treecycle has taken place, however one location will continue to accept trees until Jan. 31. Rocky Top Resources, 1755 E. Las Vegas Street. Rocky Top Resources (closed Sundays) will...

 

City of Fountain Announces Tree Recycling

Free Christmas Tree Drop-off site at Metcalfe Park to accept trees through Jan. 31... Full story

 

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group Meeting at Library

The Alzheimer’s Association’s caregiver support group in Fountain has moved to Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. It meets every third Saturday, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Please contact Barb Caudle at 719 266-8773 prior to attending the first... Full story

 

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 a monthly council meeting at 2:30 p.m. in Building 350, Room 1206. Call... Full story

 

Does it Get Any Better?

I sat here last night waiting for my daughter to text me to pick her up from her choir volunteer obligation. I was seated at the island on a stool in the kitchen and could see outside where my...

 

Chamber of Commerce News

UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Jan. 19, - Business Breakfast- 7-8 a.m.-Sarges’ Grill, 6436 Hwy 85/87, Fountain. “If you know a business owner who would be interested in joining the chamber, please bring them to the breakfast,” a spokesperson...

 

Time To Reflect

Now that the year end holidays are finished, how about thinking about the past a bit? In the recent weeks we have had weather to consider. It has been warm for a while, then the real winter will...

 

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... Full story

 

Welcoming in 2018 at the Fountain Valley Senior Center

The Fountain Valley Senior Center's New Year's Eve celebration was enjoyed by family and friends. A spokesperson said, "Thanks to all who attended our celebration!... Full story

 

Golden Circle Lunch Menu

For more information about the Golden Circle meal program, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Golden Circle meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde Manor, 906 Grinde... Full story

 

Jack E. Powell

September 8, 1930-January 3, 2018 Jack E. Powell Sr., 87 of Fountain, CO. passed away January 3, 2018. He was born in Oberlin, Kansas September 8, 1930. Jack graduated from Fountain High. He married... Full story

 

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