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Fountain Valley Lodge #191 Member Richard Stewart is Mason of the Year

The Grand Lodge of Colorado honored a Past Master of Fountain Valley Lodge #191 last month at the annual Grand Lodge Session in Denver. Richard "Dick" Stewart was awarded the Thomas Harvey Cox award...

 

Fountain Creek Nature Center hosting Keepers of the Water Spring Break Nature Camp

This year's Spring Break camp at the Fountain Creek Nature Center will be March 27-31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day for students in 1st-5th grade. Nature camp is a week packed full of adventure, education,...

 

"Coffee with a Cop" Event Set for March 8

A “Coffee with a Cop” event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, from 4-6 p.m. at the McDonald’s located at 6950 Mesa Ridge Parkway. The event will give local residents a chance to meet with Fountain Police Department personnel in a casual...

 

2016 Ride for Heroes Project Film to

A short film about last year’s Ride for Heroes Project will be shown twice this month. The first presentation will be Wed., March 8 at 6 p.m. at the School District Eight Administration building. The public is welcome to attend and view the 25...

 

Junior K9 Officer Dean Niedosmialek Sworn in

Last week, the Fountain Police Department swore in its first-ever Junior K9 Officer, Dean Niedosmialek. Dean had expressed to K9 Officer Shannon Daly that he has always wanted to be a police officer,...

 

Fire Danger Remains High

Smoke from a grass fire burning north of PPIR on Saturday billows easterly, as seen from the Little Ranches neighborhood in Fountain. Approximately 250 acres were burned. Area fire officials are...

 

Police Investigating Bomb Threat at Fountain Walmart

At approximately 4:35 p.m. Monday, an unknown individual called the Walmart store, located at 6310 South Highway 85, in Fountain and made a bomb threat. In accordance with store policy, Wal-Mart employees evacuated the store and promptly notified...

 

Corrections & Clarifications

In last week’s Fountain City Council story, on the subject of the Defenders of Freedom Veterans Recognition Ride, it should have stated that it was long-time local leader Scott Turner who referred Rider founder Brian Wess to Fountain City...

 

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam Using Sheriff's Office Number

The El Paso County Sheriff’s office has received intelligence of another phone scam. In these new cases the caller is asking for money to clear up an arrest warrant using the Sheriff’s office phone number (719) 520-7100. This can be done by...

 

State Of The Fifth District Address

A New Era in Washington “What a difference a year can make! Since the last time I delivered this address, the American people sent a loud and clear collective message to politicians, one of the loudest that I’ve heard in my lifetime. They are...

 

Opportunities For Our Youth

As an educator who has taught the last several years, I wanted to stress the importance of education and scholarship opportunities to the youth of our region, particularly high school seniors. Coming from a farm laborer family, I was was blessed to...

 

"Friends" Need Friends" Membership Drive Begins

On March 1, the Friends of the Security Public Library will begin their annual Membership Drive. The Friends of the Security Public Library is a non-profit voluntary group which recognizes that excellence in library service enhances the quality of...

 

Books Needed for Friends of Security Public Library Spring Book Sale

The annual Friends of the Security Public Library Spring Book Sale is scheduled for April 15 and library officials are asking for book donations for the fund-raising sale. “Children’s books, mysteries, paperbacks, fiction and nonfiction adult boo...

 

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group Meeting at Security Library Now

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...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

Nature Adventures: Wild about Wolves Thursday, March 2, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Children, ages 3-6 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. $3 per person including adults & siblings. Reservations...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    March 1, 2017

Hello, My Name is Alice...

...I have been captive for 52 years 11 months and 21 days…. Or thereabouts. I have been drawn in. No! I have been sucked in... They are so subtle in doing it, just gently calling you from another...

 

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...

 

How Do You Keep Them?

There is an old saying about, How are you going to keep them down on the farm, after they have seen Paris! Which dates from World War One. This story is just about a few boys and their idea as to...

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News

GOOD TIME DAY TRAVELERS- UPCOMING EVENTS: * Harlem Globetrotters: Friday, March 17th at 7:00pm. Dinner at Chili’s before the show. Entrance $29, bus $5. Bus leaves St. Dominic’s at 4:00pm. *Registration deadline is March 1st. * Fountain...

 

DONNA J. ROHDE

Long-time Fountain resident Donna J. Rohde passed away quietly February 23, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Donna was born November 11, 1940 in Sidney, Nebraska to Leona (Loebe) and...

 

DOROTHY MARIE GOONAN

Dorothy Marie Goonan, age 88, of Browntown, WI passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at her home. She was born May 22, 1928 in Milwaukee to William and Agnes (Kleba) Goff. Dorothy was united in...

 

MICHAEL "MIKE" SHEPARD KRAGER

Michael S. Krager passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at his home in Colorado Springs. He was born on October 26, 1941 in Missouri, but was raised in Redlands, California. He moved to Colorado Sprin...

 

JOSEPH G. BERNAL, JR.

Joseph G. Bernal, Jr. went to be with his Savior and Lord Jesus on February 23, 2017. Even though he will be missed, his family is rejoicing in the fact that he is in the arms of Jesus. Joe was born...

 

GRACE CRUSE SAMPLEY

Memorial Services For Long-Time Security Resident And Business Owner Grace Sampley Are Friday Grace Cruse Sampley, age 94, of Colorado Springs, was welcomed into the Lord's house on Friday, February 2...

 

Good Shepherd Enters Into Lent Season

Lent, the period of 40 days before Easter (excluding Sundays), begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Saturday, the evening before Easter. During Lent, we enter into a season of preparation, self-reflection and repentance when we seek...

 

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