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Articles from the January 31, 2018 edition

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Fountain Transit Services Expected to be Expanded Soon

The City of Fountain will soon be expanding its transit services in two ways. Coming soon, the city will be providing direct transportation to El Paso County’s Citizens Service Center on Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, which includes...

 

City Reaches Out to New Owner of Townhomes on Behalf of Residents Facing Possible Eviction

After hearing from residents of an apartment/townhome complex on Race Street, including one who spoke at a recent Fountain City Council meeting, Fountain Mayor Gabe Ortega sent a letter to PPF Newco, LLC stating it was the city’s understanding...

 

Fountain Citizens Academy Graduates Honored

Graduates of the City of Fountain's 2017 Citizens Academy were honored at a recent Fountain City Council meeting. Shown, from the left, with Economic Development Specialist Jennifer Stewart are Michel...

 

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: SHAMU JAKKARA CRAIG is a Black Male, 39 years old,...

 

Fountain Police Deal with Two Explosive Device Incidents Saturday

Fountain Police Department personnel had to deal with two explosive device incidents Saturday night. At approximately 6:13 p.m., the FPD Dispatch Center received a call of a suspected explosive device that had been found by an employee at the...

 

Board of Health Recognized, Seeking Volunteer

I hope all are well. I wanted to start off by highlighting a few Board of Health items. I am proud to announce that El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) has been recognized by the National...

 

Recognizing Great Customer Service- Thanks for Making My Night, Trinidad!!

What a difference it makes when you enter a business or pull up to a drive-thru window and are greeted by a cheerful person!! Such was the case for me last week on a late-night visit to Fountain's...

 

Citizens Impacted by PFC Contaminated Water in El Paso County Demand a Seat at the Table

By Susan Gordon, Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Steering Committee (Jan. 12) *See bottom of article for Most Recent Updates Residents in southeastern El Paso County are taking action to...

 

South Santa Fe Avenue Overhead To Underground Power Line Conversion Project

Beginning this week, City of Fountain’s Electric Department will start an Overhead to Underground Power Lspell power lineine Conversion Project in the area of South Santa Fe Avenue between Iris Drive and Alabama Avenue on the west side of the...

 

Fort Carson Conducts Prescribed Burns

Fort Carson directorates of Emergency Services and Public Works Conservation Branch will conduct prescribed burns on installation training areas through April 30. The installation prescribed-burn program is critical in reducing the potential for...

 

Some Old Towns

In the start of the opening of Colorado, when they discovered gold in what is now downtown Denver, there were three little towns that popped up in this area. The first was Colorado City, now part of...

 

Special Delivery

"Remi," a Brittany who is a member of the Harling family of Fountain, brings a recent issue of this newspaper to the door for his family. He has been doing so for about eight years now and took very... Full story

 

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 FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES Clip ‘n Save Nature Adventures: H is for Hibernation February 1, 10 - 11:30 a.m....

 

Security Public Library's Adult Winter Reading Program Runs Through Feb. 25

Security Public Library’s Adult Winter Reading Program entitled “Warm Up With a Good Book” runs through Feb. 25. “For each book you read just fill out a drawing slip and you will be entered in that week’s drawing (every Saturday) for great...

 

Fountain Valley Historical Society Meets Feb. 12

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in the downstairs of the museum. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at 382-7625, Vice President Sarah Wilson at...

 

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Meets Monthly in Security

The Alzheimer’s Association sponsors a free monthly caregiver support group on the third Saturday of each month at the old Holy Family Church/FUSION, 331 Main St. in Security, from 10 - 11:30 am. Enter through the lower level entrance ramp in the...

 

Friday Night Community Soup Kitchen Schedule

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...

 

There is Such Strength in Family

Sunday Family dinners are long gone in most families, but in mine they are ongoing, I so look forward to them. I always had them but we just had five of us, or six if my mom was alive at the table....

 

Chamber of Commerce News

Friday, Feb. 2, - Business Breakfast- 7-8 a.m.-Sarges’ Grill, 6436 Hwy 85/87, Fountain. “If you know a business owner who would be interested in joining the chamber, please bring them to the breakfast,” a spokesperson said. Annual Chili... Full story

 

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...

 

Golden Circle Lunch Menu

For more information about the Golden Circle meal program, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Golden Circle meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde Manor, 906 Grinde...

 

Bessie Mae Washburn

February 25, 1926-January 17, 2018 Bessie Mae Washburn, who was born February 25, 1926, passed away January 17, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Washburn. A memorial service will be held in March of 2018.... Full story

 

Murray "Nicky" Smith

June 7, 1953-January 18, 2018 Murray "Nicky" Smith, 64, passed away January 18, 2018 at his Fountain home (1384 Prado Dr.) He was born June 7, 1953 in Fontain Bleau, France. Murray graduated from... Full story

 

Lead Scientist for Shroud of Turin Research Project to Give Presentation at St. Dominic Catholic Church Feb. 28

In 1978, a team of American scientists travelled to Turin, Italy with one purpose... to test one of the most revered and yet highly controversial artifacts in history, The Shroud of Turin. Now almost 40 years later, you are invited to come and see... Full story

 

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