Articles from the January 16, 2019 edition

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Fountain Council Awards $2.8 Million Contract for Completion of Venetucci Blvd. to B Street

At its Jan. 8 meeting the Fountain City Council approved a resolution awarding a contract of $2,816,225 to Wildcat Construction Co., Inc. for construction of a Venetucci Boulevard e... — Updated 1/16/2019


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: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers... — Updated 1/16/2019


Canada Geese Take Flight with Pikes Peak in the Background

A large group of geese fly overhead with Pikes Peak, America's mountain, in the background. In this week's "Birds of El Paso County" column local bird whisperer Doug Harling... — Updated 1/16/2019


Pages of the Past

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Last of the Three

I have related here how our military posts were established. One has been only lightly covered, as I have been searching for an exact date. Recently I found the last bit of... — Updated 1/16/2019


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... — Updated 1/16/2019


Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group is January 25

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, in the Aspen Room at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets the second and fourth Friday of each... — Updated 1/16/2019


El Paso County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting to take place February 2

The El Paso County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at IBEW LOCAL 113, 21050 Naegele Rd., Colorado Springs. “If you are a Precinct Committee person, a district chair or a... — Updated 1/16/2019


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... — Updated 1/16/2019


Faith in Humanity Restored

Sometimes we lose faith in humanity and then something happens and you (all at once) are filled with hope. I received an email last week from my super wonderful and possibly... — Updated 1/16/2019


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 Wolf Moon Hike Saturday, January 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Oooow! How did the different... — Updated 1/16/2019


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.... — Updated 1/16/2019


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... — Updated 1/16/2019


Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Meets at Library

The Fountain Valley’s Alzheimer’s Association’s caregiver support group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. There is no charge to attend. Please call 719-... — Updated 1/16/2019


Republicans to Hear Speaker Focused on Combating Human Trafficking

Join the Fountain Valley Republican Club  January 21 at IHOP in Fountain to kick off the new year in style! Joanne O’Neil will be the speaker on Human Trafficking and what is being done in CO to combat this scourge. Joanne is... — Updated 1/16/2019


Security Public Library Goes "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 a... — Updated 1/16/2019


Not Too Neighborly Of Fountain City Council To Go Against Concerns Of D3 Regarding Zoning Change Request

Despite being notified Widefield School District 3 officials were strongly opposed to a proposal to change the zoning of property directly across the street to the west of Mesa Ridg... — Updated 1/16/2019

 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

The Legislative Session is Off and Running

The first week of the First Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly has come and gone amongst much pomp and circumstance. We had opening day where 65 State Representatives... — Updated 1/16/2019


Next Town Hall Jan. 26

I hope all are well.  We had a few cold days last week but I was happy for the moisture and snow for our region and for Pikes Peak, which looked absolutely beautiful Sunday... — Updated 1/16/2019


Question: Why Should Residents of Widefield Attend Fountain City Council meetings?

At the Jan. 8, 2019 meeting, the Fountain City Council voted and changed the zoning of the park/open space land across from Mesa Ridge High School, NW corner, to commercial... — Updated 1/16/2019

 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion

January 12, 2019

The real news coming out of the Capital this week was the Governors State of the State address. From my point of view it was a mixed bag. So here we go – kind of in the order... — Updated 1/16/2019


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closings

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, all post offices, El Paso County offices, and City of Fountain offices will be closed. Most local financial institutions will be closed. Academy Bank in the Fountain Wal-Mart will be... — Updated 1/16/2019


Windy Weather last Friday

High winds on Friday had this Liberty Tax inflatable doing a backbend near the intersection of Fontaine Blvd. and Hwy. 85/87.... — Updated 1/16/2019


New Cultural History Exhibit Opens Saturday at Fountain Creek Nature Center

The grand opening of the cultural history exhibit entitled “Fountain Creek is a Pathway of History” is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 19, at Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. The event... — Updated 1/16/2019


Clean Water Coalition Meeting Tomorrow to Focus on 2019 Legislation to Ban AFFF

All are invited to the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition’s meeting tomorrow (Thursday, January 17) from 6:30-8 p.m in the basement of the Security Fire Station #1, 400 Security Blvd. Founder of the group Liz Rosenbaum said,... — Updated 1/16/2019


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