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Articles from the February 19, 2020 edition

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Library takes on ambitious history project of Security-Widefield area

Security Public Library is collecting information about the Security-Widefield area. The project seeks images, oral histories, stories and memorabilia (including yearbooks). The library will record...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition: Trip to the Co School of Mines

The evening of Jan. 29 many members of our Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition traveled together by bus to School of Mines to listen to Rob Bilott and others discuss contaminations by PFAS forever...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    February 19, 2020

Fountain to pursue broadband partnership

Fountain officials have decided to pursue a partnership with a commercial provider to install and operate broadband throughout the city's utility service area. The decision came after a workshop Feb....

 

Robocalls hit Colorado hardest of all states

Robocalls (automated phone calls made by robots) are on the rise across the United States – and data show that Colorado phones have been ringing off the hook. But, a new law in effect just over...

 

Some unaffiliated ballot return envelopes have misprints

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is notifying 1,044 Unaffiliated voters of a vendor misprint on their return ballot envelope. The voter’s ballot is not affected and may be voted and returned. On the return envelope the voter’s...

 

17-year-olds may vote in Primary

A change in state voting protocol will allow some 17-year-olds to vote in both the Presidential Primary on March 3 and the State Primary Election on June 30. Colorado is one of just 17 states that allow this added level of accessibility. The Clerk...

 

Voting for withdrawn candidates

Presidential Primary ballots, which were mailed to voters last week, will include names of candidates who have withdrawn from the primary race. Candidates who did not withdraw before the ballots were certified on Jan. 3 will appear on the ballot....

 

Subway robber arrested

Fountain Police have arrested one suspect alleged to have robbed a Subway restaurant twice in the last month. The Subway at 6871 Mesa Ridge Parkway was robbed on Jan. 20 and Feb. 10. At the time 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: TIMOTHY JAUAN BARRON is a Black Male, 25 years...

 

Is legislation the answer to our water situation?

I read the Jan. 29, 2020 editorial titled "Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update," as clean water is necessary to all the area residents. Now I ask, what good will these people do? I'm not...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    News    February 19, 2020

Abuse of public trust by an educator

They tell you not to "marry a bill" but to "carry a bill." Makes perfect sense given the number of things that can derail a perfectly good bill. Furthermore, it seems there are always people that are...

 

Remembering one of our county's greatest

I hope all are doing well today, and that you enjoyed a nice Presidents' Day weekend. In addition to remembering that holiday I also want to mention the passing of one of our county's veteran heroes f...

 

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...

 

Fountain Valley Democrats set 2020 planning meeting

On Monday, Feb. 24, the Fountain Valley Democrats and Liz Rosenbaum will meet from 6-8 p.m. to discuss plans for revitalizing the group and generate plans and goals for the year. The meeting will be held at 728 Rye Ridge Road, Fountain. Visitors are...

 

Military Widows to meet last Wednesday at PAFB

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets at 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at Peterson Air Force Base. The Society of Military Widows is open to all military widows of any branch of military service, regardless of...

 

Thank a Vet event this Saturday at Mt. Carmel

The Colorado Women for Trump 2020 group is holding its Thank a Vet event this Saturday at the Mt. Carmel Veterans Center in Colorado Springs from 5:30-8 p.m. Participants will pack gift bags for veterans, filling them with toiletries, food,...

 

At Your Library

Fountain Library 230 S. Main St. 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...

 

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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Trolls in the...

 

Chamber After Hours at Rocky Mountain Bank and Trust

Many members of the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce gathered at Rocky Mountain Bank and Trust on Feb. 12 for the chamber's first After Hours event of 2020. This event marked a resurgence of...

 

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. 27, 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...

 

Next Fountain Valley Chamber Breakfast Feb. 21

On Feb. 21 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...

 

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...

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe Lunch Menu

Thursday, Feb. 20 Roast Turkey w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, California Vegetables, WW Bread, Apple Friday, Feb. 21 Stuffed Pasta Shells w/ Meat Sauce, Green Beans, Carrot Raisin Salad, Garlic Bread Stick, Pears Monday, Feb. 24 Chicken Tacos w/ Sour...

 

Behavioral health task force seeks input

The state Behavioral Health Task Force (BHTF) wants to hear from individuals about their experiences accessing behavioral health services to help direct improvements, and is leading an event Feb. 26 in El Paso County to collect public testimony....

 

Medicare, Social Security classes offered by PPAAA

The PPACG Area Agency on Aging (PPAAA) works to help older adults by providing services and supports that empower them by providing information on senior resources, advocacy assistance, Medicare counseling and a variety of educational offering to ass...

 

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