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 By Karin Hill    News    January 22, 2020

Fountain nixes signs in public right-of-way

The Fountain City Council tackled two controversial topics last week: a development plan for a proposed new subdivision at Link and Kane roads, and whether to allow signs in the public right-of-way....

 

Event to honor Vietnam soldier

Gloria Martinez will commemorate the 50th anniversary of her brother’s passing this year with a reunion for participants and supporters of a memorial baseball tournament that began in the 1980s....

 

A sight for sore eyes

The long-awaited refilling of Big Johnson Reservoir along Goldfield Road in Widefield has begun. Drivers and hikers around the Bluestem Open Space were surprised to see water this weekend, as the...

 

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: GREGORY ABEYTA is a White Male, 53 years old, 6...

 

Fountain community center presents The ReGifter

This sign for a community theater program was shown as an example of a sign that would not be permitted to be posted in the public right-of-way....

 

Power to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Healthy Choices Bring Powerful Changes

Who might benefit from attending this interactive workshop? Those persons with any of the following diagnoses: pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome; Or those who are at risk for developing diabetes; or their caregivers, family or...

 

Catholic Daughters of Americas, Court Holy Family #1794 Holding Annual Card and Dessert Party Feb. 8

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 3917, 4715 Clearview...

 

Cheyenne Teen Program - January 23

Is your 12- to 17-year old interested in the outdoors? What about a career in natural resources? Maybe they are constantly playing a video game and you just want to get them out of the house! If so, Cheyenne Mountain State Park has a great...

 

January Soup Kitchen

Friday, Jan. 3--FUMC Friday, Jan. 10--Fountain Valley Historical Society Friday, Jan. 17-St. Dominic Friday, Jan. 24-Cross Creek Church Friday, Jan. 31--21st Century Guardians...

 

Free mental health classes for youth caregivers

NAMI Basics – FREE NAMI Basics is a free, six-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. Offered in a group setting so you...

 

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets the Last Wednesday of the Month

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 service, regardless of...

 

Local Dementia Caregiver Support Group Meets the Third Saturday of the Month at SPL

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, at any stage of the...

 

TREA Chapter 113 Meets First Thursday of each Month

Members of The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 113 will meet at 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at IHOP, 6450 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. “Are you concerned about your entitlements and about not having them erode away? These...

 

Divine Selection

Let me paint a picture for you of the kind of people God uses to bring about His will. Moses played one of the most vital roles in the redemption of a nation. But he wasn’t initially willing to assume this role. God had selected Moses from birth...

 

Good Shepherd United Methodist welcomes all on Sundays

Good Shepherd United Methodist welcomes all who enjoy fellowship in the name of Jesus. We will offer you a cup of coffee, greetings, and a chance to make a new friend or re-connect with others who worship each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at 1201 Leta Drive....

 

Commissioner's Corner with Longino Gonzalez

Good morning, I pray all are enjoying a nice day. We had a good week of work last week at the County, and I participated in several events this past weekend including commemorating the birthday of...

 

Curtailing freedom of speech

At the Jan. 14 Fountain City Council meeting, with no advance notice and very little input from the public, the council voted 6-1 to prohibit all signs and banners in the public right of way. Council...

 

MLK's words illustrate his faith, patriotism and desire for unity

Because he was taken from us just before my first birthday, what I know about Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. comes from his speeches and writing. His words provide a stark contrast to so many activists...

 

Session Starting to Shape Up by Dennis Hisey

With 270 bills introduced in the first eight days of the session, it sounds like we left the starting gate at full sprint but in reality, this is how it is supposed to work. By design bills are...

 

Honoring A Great Man

Last Friday, January 17th, the Colorado Legislature honored the birthday of the great Martin Luther King. We all know Martin Luther King as a man who fought for civil rights. And we know that on...

 

Letter: Thanking Fountain residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need

I am writing to thank Fountain residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Fountain and across the...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Sierra Club - Colorado Jimmy Allen, Sonya Lunder, Liz Rosenbaum, Fran Silva-Blayney 2019 Campaign of the Year Award Outstanding Team Achievement Chapter Level - PFAS As a member of Legislative...

 

MLK Unity in the Community

An event celebrating the continuing legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was held Monday at the Dean Fleischer Activities Center in Fountain. This is the first time this type of event has been...

 

Colorado has seen its rate of natural disasters increase by 1350% over the last 4 decades

The Fountain Valley area has experienced some terrible natural disasters in recent years. Two major hail storms in 2018 and the bomb cyclone in 2019 wreaked terrible damage, and may be part of a larger pattern affecting the whole state. According to...

 

A Winter Herbal Medicine Chest

It's that time of year again, and though I love the snow and sunshine in Colorado, I hate being shut up inside with all those germs floating around. Even for the healthiest souls, it's hard to avoid...

 

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