Articles from the February 28, 2018 edition

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Woman Dies in Roll-Over Accident on I-25

The Colorado State Patrol responded to and is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 25, mile post 125 in El Paso County on Feb. 23, at approximately 2:17 p.m. The crash was approximately eight miles south of Colorado Springs and... Full story


El Paso County Caucuses are Tuesday

El Paso County’s Democrat and Republic parties will host caucuses next Tuesday, March 6, starting at 7 p.m. You may want to get there early, closer to 6:30 p.m. Caucus-goers elect delegates and alternates to various assemblies. These can include... Full story


Widefield High School Student Arrested for Credible School Threat

Widefield High School Student Arrested for Credible School Threat A Widefield High School student was arrested Monday by El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies for a credible school threat. According to Jacqueline Kirby, Media Relations Manager/PIO for...


Research Team to Seek Community Feedback at Clean Water Committee Meeting Tonight

The next Fountain Valley Clean Water Committee meeting is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 28), at the First United Methodist Church of Fountain, 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. Dr. John Adgate and his research team will be in attendance to... Full story


County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez Hosting Town Hall Meeting March 12

District 4 El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez will be hosting a town hall meeting on March 12, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sarges' Grill, 6436 U.S. Hwy. 85/87. He will review 2018 budget highlights and priorities and answer questions from... Full story


District Eight Salutes Law Enforcement on Wear Blue Day

The State Champion Fountain-Fort Carson High School JROTC Rifle Team wore blue on Tuesday, Feb. 13 as part of a district-wide Wear Blue Day promotion to show support to law enforcement officers. They...


City Council Worksession on Strategic Plan Tonight

City of Fountain’s City Council will have a worksession tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 28) from 6-8 p.m. at Fountain City Hall. Fountain’s Community Engagement Manager John Trylch will give a presentation on the city’s Strategic Plan Review. He is...


The Majestic Bald and Golden Eagles of Colorado

Here is a pictorial journey of the many eagles I was blessed to see and photograph during a recent trip through the Colorado mountains and on over to the Western Slope. Enjoy! To view the pages with a... Full story


Fountain Fire Department Personnel Undergo Ice Rescue Training

Fountain Fire Department personnel recently underwent training on the principles and safety of Ice Rescue. The training was conducted by Captain Nate Mascarenas and firefighter/paramedic Jack...


"Building for the Birds" Program Saturday at Fountain Creek Nature Center

Fountain Creek Nature Center is hosting a special “Building for the Birds” program this Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. - Noon. Participants will build a nesting box for common backyard birds, learn who they are and their nesting habits....


Party Chair to speak at next Democratic Party meeting

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Monday, March 12.  Electra Johnson, El Paso County Democratic Chair will be the guest speaker.  She will be discussing... Full story


Tax Cuts Will Boost Colorado Paychecks

Don't just stuff your latest pay stub in a drawer. It should contain a welcome surprise. New IRS tax withholding tables reflecting recently passed federal tax cuts have taken effect. The upshot:...


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: BRYAN L. CARROLL is a Black Male, 59 years old,...


Online Information

I hope all are well.  This week I wanted to highlight a few items on the county's online pages that many might not know about and that might be of interest to residents. The first one I wanted to men...


Fountain Valley's Shining Star

This week I have the pleasure of announcing well known Fountain Valley leader Tom Downing has been selected as the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce's new president. Tom brings a great deal of...


Fountain Transit Adding Saturday Service This Week

City of Fountain Management Assistant Rosa McCormick said the City of Fountain is expanding its transit services in two ways. New Saturday Service is beginning this week. Route times will be 9:25 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. She said there will be one bus... Full story


RE: Our Parks, City, State and Wildlife

How many parks are needed? How many parks does Fountain have? How many national parks are there in the USA? Must we keep up with every state to be satisfied, (I doubt it.) What a shame; we are losing...


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 MARCH ACTIVITIES Nature Adventures: Critters Around the Clock March 1, 9-10:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-6...


Friday Night 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


Fountain Valley YMCA Hosting Teen Night Friday

The Fountain Valley YMCA at 301 E. Iowa Ave. in Fountain, will be hosting a free teen night this Friday, March 2, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. There will be free pizza, life size board game activities, snacks and concessions available for purchase and... Full story


Friends of SPL Membership Drive Starts Thursday

Members of the Friends of the Security Public Library will begin their annual Membership Drive Thursday. The Friends of the Security Public Library is a non-profit voluntary group which recognizes that excellence in library service enhances the...


Fountain Valley Historical Society Meets March 12

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, March 12, in the downstairs of the museum. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at 382-7625, Vice President Sarah Wilson at...


Fountain Community Theater Presenting

Performers with the Fountain Community Theater are presenting the play “One Wife Too Many” March 2 & 3 and 8-10 at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 Alabama Ave, Fountain. Performances will be at 6:30 p.m. each night. There will be a 2...


Have We Lost Our Humanity?

Seventeen hearts no longer beat and we immediately look for the political advantage in the death of beautiful souls no longer able to give comfort to their mother who weeps uncontrollably. Help a...


Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Chamber’s Business Breakfast is Friday at New Location Friday, March 2, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at a new location: IHOP, on Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. “If you know a business owner who...


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