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Articles from the January 23, 2019 edition

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Property Owner Tables Zoning Change Request, Proposal Pulled From Fountain City Council Agenda

After last week’s issue of this paper was published, which included a story explaining the Fountain City Council had voted 6-1 (on first reading) to approve a zoning change request for property on...

 

We Are Back "Home!"

The News staff spent much of the past week moving back into our office at 120 E. Ohio Ave., next door to Fountain City Hall. Damages from the two devastating hailstorms last summer prompted a roof... Full story

 

State and County Officials Hosting Town Hall Meeting Saturday in Ellicott

State Senator Dennis Hisey, State Representative Tim Geitner, El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder and El Paso County Public Works Director Scot Cuthbertson will hold a town hall meeting from 2-4 p.m. this...

 

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 Democratic Elected...

 

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: XAVIER DOUCETTE is a Black Male, 21 years old,...

 

It's Good to be "Home"

Imagine finding out you have about two days to clear out most all you have accumulated over the course of 60 years. That's where we at the News office found ourselves last fall, after learning we...

 

Budget Meeting with the Governor

During a media interview Governor Polis stated "Basically a budget is a statement of your values". The household version of that is you spend money on what is important to you. The Governor...

 

Resources For Those Affected By Federal Shutdown

Good day.  I hope all are well and were safe during the recent days of snow, and were able to enjoy a nice Martin Luther King Jr., Day.   I have received various calls and inquiries regarding the...

 

Week 2...

By the end of week two, 124 bills had been introduced in the House and 82 in the Senate. And they are moving through quickly. During the first meeting of the Energy and Environment Committee I was...

 

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 all in our community... Full story

 

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 just for the ladies...

 

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 the following...

 

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. The church is...

 

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 Live Birds of Prey! Saturday, January 26, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Learn about hawks, owls, eagles, falcons,...

 

A "Mama Squeeze" was in Order!

Say what you will about my motherly judgment here, but I thought about it and did it anyway. There is a production of Rocky Horror Picture Show where they play the movie and a shadow cast performs at...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is Feb. 1 On Friday, Feb. 1, 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...

 

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 month. For more...

 

Up At The New Crossing

I have been watching the new crossing of the railroad tracks up on 85, and I think today I will share this with you. This spot has been featured in several of my old columns. This spot is where the...

 

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...

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

Thursday, Jan. 24 Chicken Fajitas w/ Pepper, Onion, Cheese, Sour Cream, Salsa, Tortillas, Spanish Rice, SW Black Beans, Strawberries, Milk Friday, Jan. 25 Meatball Sub, Vegetable Soup, Cauliflower, Orange, Milk, Monday, Jan. 28 Baked Ziti w/ Sausage...

 

Joseph Wesley Tipton

March 1, 1982-January 17, 2019 Joseph Wesley Tipton of Fountain, 36, died January 17, 2019 following a car accident in Colorado Springs. He was born March 1, 1982 at St. Francis Hospital in Colorado...

 

Marjorie Louise Elzie

March 4, 1927-January 14, 2019   Marjorie Louise Elzie (Marge) was born March 4, 1927 in Pomona, California.  She joined her Savior and Lord January 14, 2019 in Fountain, Colorado. She was preceded...

 

William "Bill" Dean

July 12, 1926-January 15, 2019 Long time Security-Widefield resident William "Bill" Dean passed Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. He was 92. Bill was born July 12,...

 

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