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District 3 Seeks Community Input Sought for Name of New Preschool

The Naming Committee, appointed by Widefield School District 3 Superintendent Scott Campbell, is seeking community input to name the new preschool through eighth grade school in the Lorson Ranch neighborhood. The new school will be a Computer...

 

District Eight School Board's January Recognitions

Featured in this story are the recognitions and photographs from Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight's Board of Education meeting on Jan. 24. Stars of the Month Recognized         ...

 

WHS hosts the 2018 JROTC Invitational Drill, Academic and Field Meet

Junior ROTC units from eight high schools participated in a variety of events at Widefield High School on Saturday, Jan. 27. Competitions included Personnel Inspections of each unit; Color Guard... Full story

 

Long-time Fountain Leader Bobby Phillips Dies

Bobby Edward Phillips, a long-time Fountain resident and local leader, passed away peacefully February 4 at the Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs. Phillips previously served on the Fountain...

 

Slick Roads Made Travel Challenging Tuesday Morning, Cause Closure in School District 3, Delayed Start in School District 8

Monday night's snowfall left behind some icy road conditions Tuesday morning. The intersection of Bradley and Marksheffel roads was extremely icy, likely the cause of this accident (at left) that was...

 

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 Seek Suspect in Sexual Assault on a Child Case

Fountain Police Department personnel are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect wanted for Sexual Assault on a Child, by one in a Position of Trust. According to D. Scott Gilbertsen,... Full story

 

Fountain Police Investigating Two-Car Fatality Accident on S. Highway 85/87

At approximately 10:56 a.m. last Wednesday (Jan. 31) Fountain police officers, firefighters and medical personnel responded to the area of S. Highway 85/87 and Duckwood Road to investigate a two-car traffic accident. According to D. Scott...

 

Utilities Director Says Agreement with Fountain Valley School on New Electric System a "Win-Win"

At its Jan. 23 meeting, the Fountain City Council approved Resolution 18-006, a Dedication and Transfer of Ownership Agreement regarding Electric Secondary Distribution at Fountain Valley School. Utilities Director Curtis Mitchell explained it is a...

 

City of Fountain Extends Condolences to Deputy Flick's family

City of Fountain Mayor Gabe Ortega released the following statement following news of Monday's officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs: "It is with extreme sadness that we are hearing about the...

 

Public Health Items, Honoring Fallen Deputy Micah Flick

I hope all are well this week.  I wanted to highlight a couple of public health items and again remind people of the brave and dangerous work done by our local public safety individuals, as we lost...

 

ENOUGH!

Today we join with our friends and neighbors in the Pikes Peak region in mourning the loss of an El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy, Micah Flick, who was shot and killed Monday in Colorado Springs. Our...

 

It's Tax Time Once Again

Tax Help Colorado offers free tax preparation assistance to individuals who earn less than about $54,000 a year, helping to ease the burden of commercial tax preparation costs on low-wage earners. A...

 

Is Water Still an Issue?

It looks better, tastes better coming directly from my kitchen faucet and through the filtration system in my refrigerator. I've thrown away 10, one-gallon, plastic jugs, which I've traipsed back and...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES Clip ‘n Save 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 Night Sky Program: “What’s Up Tonight & Native American...

 

Friday Night 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... Full story

 

Security Library's Adult Reading Program Underway

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... Full story

 

Democratic Club to hear Betty Field speak

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Monday, February 12th.  Betty Field, candidate for CD 5, will be our guest.  Discussion will be about caucuses and the...

 

Members of VFW Post 6461 to Hand Out Buddy Poppies on Feb. 11 in Front of Safeway

Members of VFW Post 6461 in Fountain will be handing out Buddy Poppies from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in front of Safeway, 6925 Mesa Ridge Parkway, weather permitting. The donations that are given for the poppies will stay in the local area...

 

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...

 

Free Course for Parents of Children Showing Signs of Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Basics will offer a free six-week course for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents showing signs of mental illness. The classes begin Wed., Feb. 21, and meet once a week from 6-8:30 p.m....

 

Chamber of Commerce News

Friday, Feb. 16, - 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

 

The Early Bird Gets The Worm? Really?

Are we talking about a literal worm here or is this a metaphor? I absolutely have no interest in obtaining any kind of squirmy slimy worm. I mean EWWWAH! But is it a metaphor for maybe the first cup...

 

At The Race Track

Well, no, not that race track. Starting in the early 1950’s Colorado Springs had a drag strip. Some of the early racers wanted a safer place to test their cars, off city streets. Now, if you do not know what a drag strip is, I will explain....

 

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