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Articles from the January 15, 2020 edition

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Connor Salter joins Fountain Valley News

The Fountain Valley News recently hired G. Connor Salter to join its staff. Salter will focus on providing news content, as well as managing the paper's sports coverage and... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

Lamborn announces plans for re-election

Congressman Doug Lamborn has announced his candidacy for re-election to the office of U.S. Representative for the Fifth Congressional District of Colorado. "It is a tremendous... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Getting over winter with spring cleaning

We are weeks past the holidays now and I still have lights up outside; oh sure, they don't get lit up anymore at night but they are still there. It is a sad time of year; it feels... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Signal coming to Sneffels

By Karin Hill At almost any given time, the intersection of Mesa Ridge Parkway and Sneffels Street is littered with debris – not trash, but remnants of vehicle accidents.... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Statement on War Powers resolution

Last week, the United States House of Representatives voted on House Concurrent Resolution 83, a War Powers Resolution. On Jan. 3, President Trump ordered a strike killing Qassem... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

County encouraging radon testing

Good morning, I hope this week is starting off well for everyone. January is always Radon Action Month for our Public Health Department, so I will be highlighting their annual... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion

So it begins...

As the Second Regular session of the 72nd General Assembly begins let’s take a moment to review what’s been happening since adjournment last May. Lot of churn and more than a fe... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

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 1/15/2020

 

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 1/15/2020

 

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.elpas... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

Security/Widefield Networking Next Meeting is Jan. 24

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, downstairs at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month. For... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

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... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

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,... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

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... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

Military Widows to meet last Wednesday at PAFB

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets at 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at Peterson Air Force Base. The Society of Military Widows is open to all military widows of any branch of military... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

Writing workshop 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... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

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 1/15/2020

 

Alzheimer's Group to meet Jan. 18

The Alzheimer’s Association sponsors a free monthly caregiver support group on the third Saturday of each month at the old Holy Family Church/FUSION, 331 Main St. in Security, from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Enter through the lower level... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

New Year's DUI totals up in state

While some Coloradans rang in 2020 safely with friends and family, others started the year off on the wrong foot — with a DUI arrest. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

Sheriff's Office releases 2019 statistics on illegal and black-market marijuana enforcement

On Jan. 1, 2018, House Bill 17-1220 concerning measures to stop diversion of legal marijuana to the illegal market was enacted into law.  One of El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder’s top priorities is to eradicate black-market... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

Sheriff's Office searching for felon, possibly armed

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit is seeking assistance in locating Daniel Beals.  He has strong ties to Eastern El Paso County in the... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

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: PATRICK NIGHTENGALE is a White... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

Up, up and away

Hot air balloons graced the skies on the northwest side of Security-Widefield early Saturday morning, providing a pop of color over the aptly-named Painted Sky at Waterview... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

CO to join state-to-state ID verification system

On Monday, Jan. 27, Colorado is expected to implement the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators’ (AAMVA) State-to-State (S2S) information sharing program, joining 26 other participating states. “By joining the... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

A note to our home-delivery subscribers

The News Office would like to remind subscribers they have the option of paying for their home delivery subscription by the year. This way, customers won’t have to worry about their news carrier trying to catch them at home to... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

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