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Articles from the May 10, 2017 edition

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Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 to Receive Thriving Schools Mental Health Grant

Monday, May 1, marked the start of Mental Health Month and Colorado health care organization Kaiser Permanente announced a large campaign aimed at fighting the stigma around mental health. At an... Full story


County Commissioners Honor Hispanic Heritage

On April 21 the Board of El Paso County Commissioners unanimously approved a proclamation setting May 1 through 6 as Periodo de Commemoracion Hispana to celebrate the rich and integral Hispanic... Full story


Margueritte Davidson Celebrates 99th Birthday Today

The News staff is pleased to wish our dear friend Margueritte Davidson a very happy 99th birthday today! Margueritte is the mother of former Fountain Mayor Jeri C. Howells and is a long-time resident... Full story


Fountain Resident Dies in Two-Vehicle Accident

A Fountain resident was killed in a two-vehicle crash which occurred at 4 p.m. Monday on Old Pueblo Road near Jordan Road south of Fountain. Jackie Ward, 52, was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Colorado... Full story


Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspects Involved in Several Criminal Trespass Auto Cases

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office officials announced Friday they are seeking the public’s assistance in locating suspects who are believed to have been involved in several criminal trespass auto cases. According to Natalie Sosa, Executive... Full story


Family Displaced Following Fire on Drury Lane in Widefield Monday

A Widefield family was displaced Monday morning following a fire at their home on Drury Lane. According to Security Fire Department Capt. James Chapman, family members were gone and only their pets were in the house when the fire started around 9... Full story


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: TIFFANY FAVORS CLARK is a White Female, 38 years... Full story


Very Best Wishes to Margueritte Davidson on Her 99th Birthday!

It is truly an honor for me to wish a happy 99th birthday today to a dear and sweet lady who has been so kind to me all the years I have known her. I can't quite place a number on how long that is, but I have known her daughter, Jeri C. Howells, for... Full story

 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    May 10, 2017


The 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly could be described in one word: disconnected. The Senate Republicans with a one seat majority generally held together to defeat outrageous, and someti... Full story


Cemetery Update:

I wanted to pass along some updated information regarding the planned Pikes Peak National Cemetery.  The Chairman of the PPNCC, Vic Fernandez, provided an update that the site’s specific address will be 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, CO... Full story

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 10, 2017

Time and Patience Pays Off

After several years of waiting, from 2015 to 2017, nearing completion, Fontaine Blvd. gets new sidewalks. If you live or drive in this area, surely you have noticed how the students had to walk 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... Full story


TREA Chapter's 113 Spring Masquerade Dinner Dance is May 13

TREA Chapter 113’s Spring Masquerade Dinner Dance is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Genesis (formerly Cheyenne Place,) 945 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Colorado Springs. Cocktail hour is at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. The cost... Full story


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. In May the date is tomorrow, May 11. The luncheon is followed by a monthly council meeting at 2:30 p.m. in... Full story


Persons With Disabilities Sought To Attend Needs Assessment Meeting in Fountain on May 17

If you are living in or around Fountain and have a disability, the Independence Center would like to hear from you! The Independence Center will be conducting a verbal needs assessment with community members, local agencies, and other stakeholders... Full story


Food for Fines Extended at Security Public Library

Do you owe fines to Security Public Library? Would you like to clear those fines and do a good deed all at the same time? Now is your chance. For each non-perishable food donation a library patron makes during May, their fine will be reduced by $2.... Full story


Alzheimer's Association Caregivers Group Meets

The Alzheimer’s Association’s caregiver support group in Fountain has moved to Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. It meets every third Saturday, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Please contact Barb Caudle at 719 266-8773 prior to attending the first...


No Child Wet Behind Fundraiser May 21 in Fountain

Jenn Leonard, owner of Colorado Mountain Doulas, is her hosting her first annual 5K fundraiser and diaper drive Sunday, May 21, at 305 N. Santa Fe Ave. in Fountain. Proceeds of the event will benefit No Child Wet Behind. No Child Wet Behind’s...


The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities Office Holds Luncheon, Meeting Tomorrow

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 a monthly council meeting at 2:30 p.m. in Building 350, Room 1206. Call... 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 Twos & Threes Outdoors: Water Wizards Thursday, May 11, 9 - 10:15 a.m. Share the joy of your 2 or 3... Full story

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 10, 2017

My Lifeblood is Coffee!

If you know me, even just a tiny bit, you know that I have a love affair with coffee. I don’t hide it, it’s no secret, I love coffee. It has never failed at pleasing me. I was driving my daughter...


One That Did Not Make It

Not all the railroads dreamed up actually got built, even when the idea came from an experienced railroad man. From October, 1889 comes the story of a railroad that was never built. By 1900 there...


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... Full story


Fountain Valley Senior Volunteers Honored

The Fountain Valley Senior Center recognized its many volunteers at a special luncheon on May 4. Lorraine Holman was voted as our Volunteer of the Year. Congratulations Lorraine! Holman has... Full story


Good Shepherd Church Celebrates Graduates

This week we celebrated our graduates and send them on their way with our prayers, blessings and maybe a few tears in their mother’s eyes. We wish Nathan Graham, Gabi Smith, Natalia Taylor, Kevin Walker, and Renee Young all the best in all they... Full story


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