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 By Karin Hill    News    February 26, 2020

Thousands see Trump at rally

President Donald Trump's visit to Colorado Springs on Feb. 20 seemed a raging success to the thousands of supporters packed into - and waiting outside of - the Broadmoor World Arena, despite the...

 

Local boy declared 911 Hero

On Jan. 9, El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatcher Mindy Belger answered a 911 call from 12-year-old Andrew Gravil. He proved to everyone he knows how to handle himself when faced with a traumatic...

 

Republican, Democratic caucuses coming up March 7

By G. Connor Salter The Republican and Democratic parties will host their respective caucuses on Saturday, March 7. These events will select nonpresidential candidates for local, state, and national positions. (Colorado selects presidential candidate...

 

Sheriff's Office holding a 10-week citizen academy

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the Spring Citizens' Academy. The Spring Citizens' Academy will begin on Tuesday, March 17, and will be held on Tuesday evenings...

 

TV antenna rescan coming

Broadcast professionals are alerting TV viewers of an important action they will need to take to continue watching by antenna. Multiple TV stations in the Colorado Springs-Pueblo area are changing frequencies between now and March 13, and TV viewers...

 

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

BRELAN JARE BLUNT is a Black Male, 24 years old, 6' tall, and 175 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. BLUNT is wanted for Stalking, Harassment and Violation of a Protection Order x2. NORMAN...

 

FPD acquires new tool

Due to the increasing number of electric cars on the road these days, and the many events the Fountain Fire Department supports at Pikes Peak International Raceway, the department purchased a fire...

 

Shooting suspect arrested

A multi-state effort led to the arrest of a Fountain shooting suspect over the weekend. Authorities in Borger, Texas, arrested 21-year-old Stephen Cruz Sandoval, who was suspected of shooting an adult male Saturday evening on Alegre Circle....

 

Seatbelt, alcohol factors in fatality

A 29-year-old man was killed in a crash on Bradley Road a few miles east of Marksheffel Road early Saturday morning. The Colorado State Patrol responded to the crash, slightly east of Hammer Ranch Road, just before 3 a.m. Troopers determined a...

 

Growing Fountain naturally, securely

Dear Editor, I read your interview with Mayor Ortega in the Feb. 5 issue of the Fountain Valley News. Mayor Ortega is a smart, dedicated, and good man, and I understand his frustration about the...

 

Season of elections, nature events

Good day, I hope all are well. The primary election season is coming fast and Colorado is part of the Super Tuesday Presidential Primary on March 3, so I want to get out additional information on... Full story

 

Prison beds on deadline

The bill didn't start out with any real sense of urgency, but circumstances beyond the legislature's control put it on the fast track. HB20-1019 – Prison Population Reduction and Management started...

 

Voter suppression in El Paso County?

My 2019 Ph.D. dissertation – How Can Truth-Claims of Voter Fraud Influence Public Policy? A Political Discourse Analysis – investigated how former Kansas Secretary of State and de facto leader of...

 

Historical Society to meet; Museum opens Saturdays

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, March 14, in the downstairs of the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. “Stop by and learn about the...

 

Events to commemorate Women's History Month

The following events, organized by the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, will celebrate Women’s History Month. Call 719-385-5990 for more details. Every Saturday in March Downtown Walking Tours:  Women’s...

 

Cheyenne teen program combines tech, nature

Is your 12- to 17-year old interested in the outdoors? What about a career in natural resources? Maybe they are constantly playing a video game and you just want to get them out of the house! If so, Cheyenne Mountain State Park has a great...

 

Community Soup Kitchen Open Fridays

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...

 

Breaking our Disneyland curse

Well, that "Brace Yourself" kind of storm was a total bust...huh? Are you now overloaded with milk and bread? Time for some yummy bread pudding or potato soup, as my son has requested. Yeah, we...

 

Want fries and a senior discount with that?

As people reach or near their retirement years, getting the most out of every dollar becomes more critical than ever. If they aren’t careful, the savings that took decades to accumulate can quickly evaporate. Fortunately, aging comes with at least...

 

No room for lukewarm, secular believers

By John Bornschein Imagine the impact your life can have on society. In his essay “Christian Behavior,” C.S. Lewis writes, “If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who... Full story

 

Blessed are the 'Piecemakers'

Good Shepherd invites all who would like to be part of the friendly folks who meet at 1201 Leta Drive each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Today, we want you to hear more about a small group of women who meet each Thursday at the church. They are known as the...

 

Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side' - symphony style

The Black Jacket Symphony presents: Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety on Sunday, March 8, at Pikes Peak Center located at 190 S. Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs 80903. This show...

 

Sports Wrap-Up

WRESTLING The Mesa Ridge Grizzlies finished seventh with 71 points at the Boys Varsity Wrestling Tournament on Thursday. This is the sixth time in eight years that they've made it into the top 10...

 

STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

Five local high school teams advanced to the state basketball playoffs which began last night (Tues., Feb. 25.) CLASS 4A GIRLS MESA RIDGE, WIDEFIELD PLAYED LAST NIGHT Mesa Ridge and Widefield played first-round games last night. The Mesa Ridge Lady G...

 

Search for Gannon enters fifth week

Monday marked four weeks since 11-year-old Gannon Stauch was reported missing, and authorities continue to search his Lorson Ranch neighborhood as well as nearby communities. "We cannot imagine the on...

 

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