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Democrat Ryan Lucas seeks Lamborn's seat

Colorado Springs resident, Democrat Ryan Lucas, has announced his candidacy for the November 2020 election for Colorado's Fifth Congressional District against Doug Lamborn. "For nearly 20 years, Ryan...

 

Colorful Colorado

In this month's Colorful Colorado, we feature an animal that is commonly seen in open fields and grassland, especially along Goldfield Drive, Fontaine Boulevard and Powers Boulevard. The American...

 

Driver's License

In about 1910 there were enough automobiles around that the idea of a driver's license started here in Colorado. It would take another eight or nine years before they thought they needed to make it...

 

District 8 seeks historical school photos

By G. Connor Salter When Mike Maiurro started working with the Fountain Branch Library to collect historic photographs of Fountain's schools, he assumed it would be simple. Now, he says it's turned in...

 

School Board Appreciation Month

January is School Board Appreciation Month. Local schools wanted to share with our readers the significance of the their school boards. Not only do school board members carry a great responsibility...

 

Regional fire airbase announced

On Friday the City of Colorado Springs and the USDA Forest Service announced plans to build a permanent airtanker base and new ramp at the Colorado Springs Airport – a move that will support aerial firefighting efforts in the Rocky Mountain Region...

 

MiLL now offers welding

A new program is taking place at the MiLL (Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab) located in Widefield School District 3 (WSD3). In addition to the manufacturing and construction programs, high school...

 

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: TIMOTHY JAUAN BARRON is a Black Male, 25 years...

 

Police arrrest suspect in coffee shop ordeal

Authorities have arrested a woman accused of pulling a knife on employees of a local coffee shop and a food truck last week. On Tuesday, Jan. 21 at approximately 10:10 a.m., the El Paso County...

 

Tackling budget for CO roads

It seems that everyone in Colorado agrees we need to do more to improve the condition and capacity of our roads. After that the unity begins to crack as people talk about funding and priorities. The...

 

Many opportunities for civic duties

I hope all are doing well today. I want to remind everyone about a couple of volunteer opportunities and how to learn more about our county parks and activities. And, in just a couple of weeks the pre...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

State legislation to watch This week I'd like to give a brief explanation of upcoming state legislation concerning our PFAS / PFHxS contamination. As this new Bill passes along, our coalition will be...

 

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 service, regardless of...

 

Fighting crime intelligently

Hello fellow citizens of the Fountain Valley. Starting this glorious new year off right, we at the Fountain Police Department would like to keep everyone more informed of what is going on with your...

 

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 church is located at...

 

Galentine's Movie Night for all women coming Feb. 13

The first-ever Galentine’s Movie Night , sponsored by Widefield Parks and Recreation and the Security Public Library, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the SA Wilson Gymnasium (park in the District 3 Administration Building Parking...

 

Brewery fundraiser to benefit Fountain firefighters

Peaks N Pines Brewing Co. is holding a fundraiser in conjunction with Shield616 for the Fountain Fire Department this Friday and Saturday. Organizers said $1 from every beer sold will go toward the purchase of new protective gear for local...

 

Historical Society meets 2/10, museum opens Saturdays

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the downstairs of the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. “Stop by and learn about the...

 

Fort Carson job fair on Feb. 4 open to public

A hiring event hosted by Fort Carson Morale, Welfare and Recreation will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 4 at Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs. The hiring event is free and open to the public. DFMWR has several positions within... Full story

 

Broken bones topic at Curiosity Club

The Curiosity Club is holding a lecture by UCCS Professor Todd Bredbenner, Ph.D., Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Lab: “Bone Fractures: Moving Away from One-Size-Fits-All Prevention & Treatment,” on Friday, Feb. 14. Skeletal fractures associated...

 

Catholic Daughters plan 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 3917, 4715 Clearview...

 

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.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Nature...

 

TREA Ch. 113 meets first Thursday

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

 

Fort Carson offers free tax prep

The Fort Carson Tax Center, hosted by the Fort Carson Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, will open Feb. 4 in building 1358 on Barkley Avenue. The center will offer free income tax preparation services for both state and federal returns to all...

 

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 writers! The...

 

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