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 By Karin Hill    News    February 5, 2020

Where is Gannon?

It has been more than a week since 11-year-old Gannon Stauch went missing from his Lorson Ranch home. With each passing day, there seem to be more questions about what could have happened to him....

 

Fort Carson identified as Corona Virus housing spot

Fort Carson is preparing to house up to 250 quarantined Coronavirus patients, if needed. The Army base has been identified by the Department of Defense to support the Department of Health and Human Services’ request for facilities to house up to...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    February 5, 2020

Q&A with Mayor Ortega

Editor's Note: This is the first installment of a question-and-answer style interview with Fountain Mayor Gabriel Ortega where we cover a wide variety of topics. The series will continue in next...

 

Identity Protection PIN from IRS now available nearly nationwide, including Colorado

DENVER – The Internal Revenue Service Monday announced it was expanding its voluntary Identity Protection PIN program to taxpayers in 20 locations – including Colorado – a step toward making the program nationwide. The IP PIN is a six-digit...

 

Clean-Up Fountain event planned

Clean-Up Fountain will be a once a month event to clean up of city streets and parks. Planned events will happen on the third Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. This month’s event will be held on Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the corner of...

 

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: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your a...

 

Suspects wanted for Hibbard Park Armed robbery

On Wednesday at approximately 4:15 p.m., Fountain Police Officers were dispatched to Hibbard Park, 787 Ridgebury Place, for a report of a robbery involving firearms. The suspects had contacted parties in a vehicle, brandished weapons, and took items...

 

Fatal crash claims life of Fountain woman

A 27-year-old Fountain woman was killed in a crash Saturday around 7:20 p.m. on I-25 near Mesa Ridge Parkway. Colorado State Patrol said Jacqueline Ryden’s Subaru Impreza was northbound merging onto I-25 when she swerved to the right and traveled...

 

First major bill of the session

Repeal of the Death Penalty Debate No doubt you already know the Repeal of the Death Penalty bill passed the Senate and has moved on to the House. While not typically a topic for polite conversation...

 

Many opportunities for civic duties

I hope all are well and were safe driving during the recent snow. This week I will highlight new ballot drop off points for the upcoming Presidential Primary and 2020 elections, and also provide...

 

PFAS in artificial turf, everywhere

In October of 2019 many of us may have read about PFAS in artificial turf and didn't think much more after that because we rarely, if at all come in contact with it. As I am writing this article, I...

 

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...

 

OH MY WORD!

I suppose there was a winner of the SUPER bowl. Who was it again? I do not follow football, and so it was not a priority of my Sunday activities. In past years, if the Broncos were playing, we would...

 

At Your Library

Security Public Library 715 Aspen Drive Teen events: TAB is a group of motivated teens who volunteers their time, ideas, and abilities to create and/or execute exciting and fun programming at SPL. If you would like to participate (and earn volunteer...

 

Cheyenne Mountain Republican Forum to hold dessert & drinks fundraiser

The Cheyenne Mountain Republican Forum will hold its third annual Champagne, Cabernet and Chocolate Fundraiser on Feb. 23 from 2-4 p.m. at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts. The event features conversations with candidates and elected officials as...

 

Next FV Chamber Business Breakfast set for this Friday

On Feb. 7 the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 S. Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each month and are open to any interested businesses in...

 

Democrat club to hear about Recreation Center

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have Gordon Rick, Fountain Planning Commission chairperson, at the next meeting.  He will address the need for a Recreation Center for the Fountain Valley communities.  The meeting will be at the Fountain...

 

Widefield resident seeks lost suitcase

Has anyone found a blue suitcase with yellow flowers on it? A Widefield resident was traveling to the Colorado Springs airport on Dec. 10, and suspects it bounced out of her car somewhere along the route. Her trip started on Raemar Drive to Fontaine...

 

Next Military Retirees Meeting set for Feb. 13

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...

 

Security/Widefield Networking has new meeting time, place

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Beckett Event Center, 6436 Hwy. 85/87 near Fontaine Boulevard. The group will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month. It is...

 

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...

 

Cobweb Express: Down the Creek

When General Palmer was starting to build the Denver and Rio Grande, he built south from Denver toward Mexico. He hired a number of surveyors to look at various routes. He had traveled the area only...

 

Support bill for parks maintenance

Colorado's national parks are seeing record visitation, but unreliable funding over the years means their infrastructure desperately needs to be repaired. That's why I am encouraged by a bipartisan pr...

 

Church collecting for homeless shelters

All are welcome at Good Shepherd where we greet everyone and bid you join us!!  On this coming Saturday, the Men’s Group of Good Shepherd will meet for breakfast at 7:30 a.m.in Cooper Hall, where they will provide fellowship and a program. They...

 

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