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Articles from the February 27, 2019 edition

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Residents Give Input and Learn More About Proposed New Recreation Center That Would Serve All of Fountain Valley

Fountain residents Jack Terry (left) and his mother Andria speak to officials at one of the booths set up in the lobby of the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center during Monday night's Recreational...

 

CDC/ATSDR to Assess PFAS Exposure in Communities Near U.S. Military Bases Including Fountain Valley

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced last week they have identified communities to be a part of assessments...

 

Citizen Feedback Prompts Project to Repair Railroad Crossings in Security-Widefield

The bumpy railroad crossings in Security and Widefield are scheduled to be repaired in March. The El Paso County Department of Public Works is collaborating with BNSF Railway to fix the crossings in the Security-Widefield area in response to citizen...

 

El Paso County Board of Health Appoints Public Health Director

The El Paso County Board of Health has unanimously appointed Susan Wheelan as the director of El Paso County Public Health. She replaces former director Dan Martindale, who retired from the position...

 

Jim Reid Named Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management Director

 Jim Reid, the Director of the El Paso County Office of Emergency Management, has been named the Director of the newly-established Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management. Last month, the...

 

County Jail Reaches Critical Population

The El Paso County Jail, located at 2739 E. Las Vegas Street, is at a critical point in managing the inmate population as it reached record highs last week with a jail population of 1,717 and a total inmate population of 1,880.  The last record for...

 

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: MARK CALDWELL is a Black Male, 28 years old, 6'2"...

 

Popular Vote, Sex Ed, Red Flag and Holidays

Starting to see a few more controversial bills making their way through the labyrinth called the Legislature. I'm not complaining, more testimony and discussion should make for a better bill and a...

 

An Assault on Our Founding Father's Intentions

As I write this article it is day 48. We have 72 days left. It is 7 p.m. and we are back on the floor of the house where we have been discussing the bill for the National Popular Vote. Our country was...

 

VA Readiness Initiative

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoying a nice week. I wanted to update everyone on a couple of new initiatives that are moving forward, including one from Senator Cory Gardner. The second is on...

 

What Does it Mean to be Selected by the ATSDR and the CDC?

ATSDR: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is a federal public health agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The agency focuses on minimizing human health risks associated with exposure to hazardous...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

MARCH ACTIVITIES 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.elpasoc...

 

Fountain Theater Presents Murder Mystery

Members of the Fountain Theater are presenting Fond Farewell (A comedy murder mystery by David Moberg) at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28, and March 1 & 2 at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 W. Alabama Ave., Fountain. There is a 2 p.m. matinee March 2....

 

Former WHS Orchestra Teacher Vanda Skadden Looking for Former Students for String Orchestras

Vanda Skadden, former orchestra teacher at Widefield High School for 25 years, is trying to reach former students of the Widefield School District orchestra program. “There is a music organization in the Pikes Peak region for adults who would like...

 

Historical Society Meets March 11

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, March 11, in the downstairs of the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at 382-7625, Vice...

 

PPACG Area Agency on Aging and PPLD Partnership to offer Medicare 101

Retiring adults are experiencing a continual need for correct, accurate information as they transition from employment into active retirement. The PPACG Area Agency on Aging and the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) have partnered together to offer...

 

It's a Time Thing!

Spring is really coming, the proof is in the stores, all that Easter candy is ready and waiting. This will be our second Easter in this house. We are approaching our second year out here. My second 29...

 

FFCHS Class of '69 Planning 50th Reunion Sept. 1-2

Members of the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Class of 1969 are planning a 50th reunion Sunday and Monday, Sept. 1-2, (Labor Day weekend) in Fountain. “Anyone from the class of 1969 (or 1968 or 1970) who is interested in attending or finding out... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is March 1 On Friday, March 1, 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....

 

Security/Widefield Networking Group Meeting Weekly Now

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Friday, March 1, downstairs at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets every Friday of the month now. For more information, visit the...

 

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 physic...

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

For more information about the Silver Key Connections Cafe´, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Silver Key Connections Cafe´, meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde...

 

An Interesting Man

I have become quite amused by an early businessman of the area. There is an interesting twist to the story. Today I want to share this man's story with you. The development of this area by General...

 

Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Held at Fountain Liberty Tax Office

A grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the local Liberty Tax office was held recently at 5195 Fontaine Blvd. The event featured games, a bounce house, face painting and a raffle with proceeds...

 

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