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Articles from the February 12, 2020 edition

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Gannon Stauch remains missing; benefit planned

Authorities still have no major updates in the case of missing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch. Monday's daily briefing by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said authorities had receive... — Updated 2/13/2020 Full story

 By Diane Kjarland    News

Lost and Found: A Valentine's Day Love Story

I met Randy at a party in January 1977 in southern Minnesota. We caught each other's eye from across the room, and we just knew. I was barely 16 and he was almost 18. Before long... — Updated 2/12/2020


Learn How to Navigate the Medical Care Maze

It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of medical care. When something is wrong, you need to know what it is, and quickly. That didn’t happen with a veteran in New York. For that veteran there was a delay in finding out about... — Updated 2/12/2020


Ask the Herbalist – Heart Health

Since this month is heart month, I'm sharing several Ask the Herbalist questions that I have answered concerning heart health. If you have a question, feel free to contact me via th... — Updated 2/12/2020


A Guide to Heart Health

Happy February! February is not only Heart Health Month, but also the most “romantic” month because Valentine’s Day is in February! So this month, I’m focusing not only on the most important muscle in the body, but also on... — Updated 2/12/2020


Sports Wrap-Up

By G. Connor Salter BASKETBALL MESA RIDGE GIRLS LADY GRIZZLIES GO 1-2 The Lady Grizzlies lost 77-60 at Fountain-Fort Carson Saturday in a non-league game. They then won 73-32 at... — Updated 2/12/2020


Good Shepherd has many opportunities for music

Good Shepherd has many opportunities for music Welcome to church at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday, at 1201 Leta Drive, Security. The service includes singing, a Bible reading, and lots of music. We recently shared our Christmas Cantata... — Updated 2/12/2020


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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpas... — Updated 2/12/2020


Upcoming Fountain Library Events:

Children Every Monday, 3 p.m. – Paws to Read (ages 4-10). Develop your child’s reading skills by letting them read to trained dogs. Every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. – Storytime (ages 3+). Bring your child to hear story and doarts... — Updated 2/12/2020


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, will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the SA Wilson Gymnasium (park in the District 3 Administration... — Updated 2/12/2020


Republican Forum fundraiser Feb. 23

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... — Updated 2/12/2020


Rep. Landgraf townhall on water is Saturday

Join Rep. Lois Landgraf on Feb. 15 at the Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St., 10-11 a.m. to hear from local water providers about water issues and the current state legislation for PFAS. Fountain Water has been confirmed as a... — Updated 2/12/2020


Trump re-election rally at World Arena 2/20

President Donald Trump will be in Colorado Springs for a re-election rally Feb. 20. The event will be at the Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are required and must be reserved through:... — Updated 2/12/2020


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... — Updated 2/12/2020


In Loving Memory of Carmen M. McDowell March 28, 1945 - January 31, 2020

Carmen M. McDowell (74), surrounded by her family, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 31, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. She was born Carmen Carbajal on... — Updated 2/12/2020


Fire in the Yards

Fire in the Yards A hundred years ago the area from 26th to 21st along what is now US 24 was the Colorado Midland railroad yards. Occasionally there were accidents and fires in the... — Updated 2/12/2020


Water Coalition Update

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition will have its regular monthly meeting next week, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain Library in the community room. Our topic this week will Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition will have... — Updated 2/12/2020


Remembering a young man who gave all

Military Appreciation Day has always been a significant event at the Capitol. Previously held in the House Chambers, the benches along the walls would be full of men and women in... — Updated 2/12/2020


Election season under way

Good morning. I hope all are having a nice day. I wanted to start off by reminding everyone that ballots for the 2020 Presidential Primary have been mailed out and you should have... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

NEPA reform will provide boost to CO tourism

There is no question that the economy of Colorado Springs and El Paso County are strongly tied to two things: the U.S. military and tourism. The economic impact of the military is... — Updated 2/12/2020


Police arrest one in fake burglary

Police in Fountain have arrrested a woman in connection with an alleged December burglary, but a male suspect remains at large. On Dec. 17 in the 400 block of Riverside Lane a burgl... — Updated 2/12/2020


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: JAMES CLARK is a White Male, 48... — Updated 2/12/2020


Remember caregivers on Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day can be an especially difficult time for those caring for a spouse or partner living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, as well as for the person living with the disease. It also is a reminder that... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

Mayor Ortega Q&A

Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a question-and-answer style interview with Fountain Mayor Gabriel Ortega. Q: Where is the city in terms of its Strategic Plan, the priorities and... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By G. Connor Salter    News

More ballot boxes open

By G. Connor Salter The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office has installed nine new ballot drop boxes throughout the county, including one in Security, providing new access... — Updated 2/12/2020


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