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Catholic Daughters Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Members of The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Holy Family #1794, in Security are celebrating the court's 60th Anniversary Feb. 1. The group was instituted Feb. 1, 1959. The celebration...

 

Thunder In The Valley Organization Donates $6,000 to Community Organizations in 2018

The Thunder in the Valley organization not only hosts one of the most popular annual car show weekends in the Fountain Valley, they also believe in giving back to the local community. Thunder In The... Full story

 

We Are Back "Home" at Our News Office!!

The staff of this newspaper is pleased to announced we have returned “home” to our News office at 120 E. Ohio Ave., next door to Fountain City Hall. Damages from the two devastating hailstorms last summer prompted a roof replacement and numerous...

 

Sheriff Warns of Phishing Scam Using Sheriff's Email

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has received intelligence of a “phishing” scam that is going around using the email address of the Sheriff’s office Crime Prevention Coordinator. The email message states that a contract is in the process o...

 

Fountain PD's K9 Phoenix Receives Donation of Body Armor

Fountain Police Department's K9 Phoenix has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored...

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

NICOLLETTE GHEILER is a White Female, 25 years old, 5'2" tall, and 135 lbs., with black hair and green eyes. GHEILER is wanted for Probation Violation. EDGAR MARQUEZ aka JAVIER ESTRADA is a White Male...

 

Clarification: Some Councilmembers Did Wish to Explore Tiny Homes Zoning

In a recent editorial, I expressed my disappointment that Planning Commissioner Gordon Rick was denied a request for 15 minutes at a future council meeting when the City Council planned to further...

 

Squatter Bill 2.0

I assume everyone is aware of the "squatter" problem. Here are a couple of scenarios on how you could find yourself dealing with a squatter in your house or rental property. You are being a good...

 

Teen Vaping- a Public Health Crisis

Hello, I hope all are well and having a lovely day.  I wanted to thank all those that came out to my town hall this past Saturday.  I greatly appreciate the questions, comments and feedback we...

 

Keep Open Space Open!

OPEN SPACE... a concept apparently lost to the Fountain Economic staff and City Council. A development firm presented to City Council a proposal requesting the zoning change of the park/open space...

 

16 Days, But Who's Counting?

We have now completed 16 out of 120 days. As of Friday afternoon, a total of 244 bills have been introduced, 138 in the House, 106 in the Senate. De-Brucing On Thursday, Speaker Becker requested a...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES 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 Nature Adventures: Backbone Bonanza Thursday, February 7, 10-11:30 a.m. Children age...

 

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...

 

TREA Chapter 113 Meets First Thursday of Month

Members of The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 113 meet at 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at IHOP, 6450 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. For February this will be on Feb. 7. “Are you concerned about your entitlements and about not...

 

The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities Office Holds Luncheon, Council Meeting

The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities office holds a luncheon at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. The luncheon is followed by a monthly council meeting at 2:30 p.m. in Building 350, Room 1206. Call...

 

Hmmmm...

At my age I should have life all figured out, but sadly I don't. I still question so many things and wonder why they happen and/or exist. But my biggest questions are always about why we humans do...

 

Financial Peace University Offered in Fountain

More than 5 million people have positively changed their financial future through Ramsey Solutions’ Financial Peace University (FPU). Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, the nine-lesson digital course provides families and individuals with...

 

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 you know a business owner who...

 

Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group is February 8

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 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...

 

In the Summertime

We have a bit of time to go before we can get away from cold weather, but I thought I would share a bit of a story about Summer weather. We can do without the problems we had last summer , but this...

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

Friday, Feb. 1 Sweet & Sour Pork, Jasmine Rice, Asian Vegetables, Mandarin Spinach Salad, Apple, Peach Cobbler, Milk Monday, Feb. 4 Chicken Tacos w/Lettuce, Tomato, Salsa & Sour Cream, Tortillas, SW Black Beans, Orange, Milk Tuesday, Feb. 5 Stuffed...

 

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...

 

Sports Wrap Up

Mesa Ridge/Widefield Split Basketball Doubleheader For all the photos and sports highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/sports/sports_2019-1-30red.pdf Dist...

 

AYSO Region 1225, Spring Soccer Registration Begins

AYSO Region 1225’s spring soccer season is right around the corner. Games will be played March 23-May 18 at Cross Creek Park. Registration is opened to all children between ages of 4 and 14. “Register online first at www.ayso1225.org then come...

 

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