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Articles from the January 18, 2017 edition

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 By Karen Johnson    News    January 18, 2017

City of Fountain to Overhaul Annual Clean Up Project... Because it's "Out of Control"

At Fountain City Council's Jan. 10 meeting, Fountain Deputy City Manager Todd Evans briefed councilmembers on some serious issues that arose during last fall's Annual Clean Up. Councilmember Sam...

 

Celebration of Life/Fundraiser for Beloved Fountain D.A.R.E. Officer Dave Langfels Sr. is Tonight

Long-time Fountain Police officer and D.A.R.E. officer Dave Langfels Sr. will be remembered tonight at a special fundraiser that was planned to help raise funds to assist his family with medical...

 

Fountain Valley's Newest Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez Begins New Term

Last week, several elected officials including newly elected El Paso County Commissioner for District 4 Longinos Gonzalez, received the Oath of Office during ceremonies Tuesday, Jan. 10, in...

 

City Thanked for Support of High Country Toy Run

Jim Wear (center) presented thank you plaques to Mayor Ortega (left) Police Chief Chris Heberer and Fire Chief Darin Anstine (neither of whom is pictured) for their assistance with and service to the...

 

Thunder In The Valley Thanks City For Its Support

Lori Brazil, a representative from the Thunder in the Valley Car Show, thanked the Fountain City Council for the city's generous support and appreciation in making the car show pos...

 

School Bus Involved in Two Vehicle Crash Friday on Grinnell Blvd.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Friday, Colorado State Patrol troopers were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash involving a school bus from Fountain Valley School at the intersection of Grinnell Blvd. and Fountain Valley Rd. in Widefield. According to CSHP...

 

Fountain Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Young Girl

Patrick French of Fountain, a former soldier, has been sentenced to eight years to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a friend’s young child. He was also sentenced to 20 years to life parole, according to Fountain Police...

 

Guns In America and Shooting Back

I’m an advocate of the right to bear arms. I own several nice pistols and a shotgun. I wouldn’t mind adding a couple of more to my collection. I have never shot anybody or aimed a gun at a person. I hope and pray I never feel in such danger that...

 

Happy 2017

Editor’s Note: It is a pleasure to welcome our new County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez to our pages. Below is the first of what will be many columns written by him in an effort to keep constituents informed about county issues of interest. I...

 

Sports Wrap Up

BASKETBALL Mesa Ridge Girls Go 3-0 The Lady Grizzlies won 75-44 at Elizabeth Saturday, won 67-27 at Harrison Friday and won 60-45 at Widefield last Tuesday in three Colorado Springs Class 4A Metro Lea...

 

Sports Wrap Up Continued

100 Butterfly-2. Farmer, 1:16.63, 5. Vera, 1:27.06, 6. Rachel Johnson, 1:38.34 100 Backstroke-1. Engle, 1:19.24, 2. Katie McLaughlin, 1:25.71, 3. A. Clason, 1:32.39 100 Breaststroke-1. Clason,...

 

Fountain-Fort Carson Wrestling

The Fountain-Fort Carson wrestling team dropped a 34-33 on criteria decision to Palmer at home last Wednesday....

 

Registration Underway at WP&R for Girls 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball League

Registration is currently underway at Widefield Parks & Recreation for its Girls 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball League. The season will begin early February and end before Spring Break. “This league is a great opportunity to learn and play in a fun...

 

Registration Underway for AYSO Region 1225 Spring 2017 Soccer Season

Registration is underway for the AYSO Region 1225 Spring Soccer season. The season runs from March 18-May 20. AYSO is for local youth ages 3-18. Two soccer programs are available for participants. The first is the Playground Program for children...

 

Commissioners and Judges Take the Oath of Office During Ceremony at Centennial Hall

Three El Paso County Commissioners, six District Court Judges of the Fourth Judicial District, and three County Court Judges of the Fourth Judicial District received Oath of Office during ceremonies...

 

EPC Office of Emergency Management Secures Food and Slash Disposal Sites for Residents Affected by High Winds

The El Paso County Office of Emergency Management has secured food and slash disposal sites for local residents affected by the strong winds which hit the area Monday. FOOD For residents impacted by the power outage in the southern part of El Paso...

 

Community Mourns Loss of Beloved D.A.R.E. Officer David Langfels Sr

Born in Warren, Michigan, David Lawrence Langfels Sr was an all-around amazing man. He loved to do carpentry as a hobby. His real passion was law enforcement. David was in law enforcement for nearly...

 

Kelleys celebrate 60th Anniversary

James and Martha Kelley of Fountain, CO are celebrating their 60th anniversary on January 26, 2017. The were married in Bad Hersfeld Germany (Hessen). They moved to the Fountain area in 1983. They...

 

Good Shepherd Church Congregation Offers Prayers for our Country

It is inauguration week and this Friday, the 45th President of the United States will be sworn into office. There are many emotions among many of us for our new president, Donald Trump. There is excitement, there is angst, there is uncertainty,...

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News

GOOD TIME DAY TRAVELERS- UPCOMING EVENTS: * Dinner and Philharmonic’s “Diva’s of The 60’s: Friday, Feb.10. Dinner at Village Inn before the show. “Diva’s of The 60’s starts at 7 p.m. Entrance fee is $21, bus donation is $6. Leaving St....

 

Snow

You have probably heard enough about snow, but we are not even halfway through. One of my favorite subjects, after eating places, is what happens to TV weather. I read the old newspapers and it is...

 

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