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Bennet, Gardner and Colleagues Introduce PFAS Action Plan of 2019

Bipartisan Bill Would Designate PFAS Chemicals as Hazardous Substances Under Environmental Protection Laws U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), with a bipartisan group of colleagues, have introduced legislation that would...

 

Repair of Security-Widefield Railroad Crossings Underway

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 requests. The tracks as well as the ties and surrounding pavement have worn out from years of...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Meets March 21

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition will be Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Security Fire Station #1, 400 Security Blvd. The focus will be about the latest ATSDR/ CDC notification about the Fountain Valley community...

 

Zoning Change Request For Site Across From Mesa Ridge High School Stalls At Council Meeting

At the Fountain City Council meeting on February 26, the second reading of a controversial zoning change stalled when no councilmembers made a motion regarding the request. This, after hearing from a...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Member Mark Favors to Testify

Army veteran Mark A. Favors, a member of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition, will testify before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today (Wednesday March 6) on the military’s...

 

Commissioners to Consider Appointment of Amy Folsom as New County Administrator at Meeting on March 14

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners will consider the appointment of Amy Folsom as County Administrator as an agenda item by Commissioners at their meeting on March 14, 2019. "I am extremely...

 

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: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your...

 

Fountain Police Asking Public's Assistance in Locating Armed and Dangerous Man

The Fountain Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an armed and dangerous male known to frequent the Fountain area. According to Lisa Schneider, FPD Public Safety Information Officer, the male subject is Glen Mitchell...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    March 6, 2019

The Oil and Gas Bill  

We heard it was coming and with the Oil and Gas bill - SB 181, having been introduced late Friday and already scheduled for a committee hearing four days later it's pretty obvious Leadership has...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    March 6, 2019

Another Controversial Bill and More Late Nights

It's Friday, 9 p.m. and we are still discussing what is being called the Red Flag Bill, House Bill 1177, "Concerning Creation of an Extreme Risk Protection Order." You've heard about this on the...

 

Railroad Crossing Improvements Underway

Hi.  I hope all are well.  I have a short column this week, but I wanted to put out a reminder regarding the railroad crossing improvements which started this week, and a "save the date"...

 

Infanticide 2019

This isn't about the time before Christ when the Israelites were surrounded by the Canaanites who were Baal worshippers and they sacrificed children to their God, Molech. No, and it isn't about the...

 
 By Jean Smith    Opinion    March 6, 2019

What Can We Live With?

For now there will be no convenience store/gas station on the SW corner of Syracuse at Mesa Ridge Parkway. This development was a bad idea. The proposed lanes only added confusion and danger to...

 

Our Water Contamination Has Made It To Congress

By Liz Rosenbaum and Mark Favors, Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Even though the EPA has not included our specific PFHxS chemical contamination in their National Study, our Congress Senators Bennet and Gardner, are pushing for the chemicals...

 

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...

 

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

 

Residents Living West of Railroad Tracks or in the Country Club Heights Area Invited to Community Meetings on Infrastructure Needs

If you live west of the railroad tracks along US 85/87 and the east track through Fountain or if you live in Country Club Heights, you are invited to attend a meeting designed to gain your input concerning infrastructure needs for your area....

 

DA Dan May to Speak at Fountain Valley Republican Club's Meeting on March 18

District Attorney Dan May will be the speaker at the March 18 meeting of the Fountain Valley Republican Club. Gather at IHOP in Fountain on Hwy. 85/87 at 6 p.m. for eat/greet/meet, 6:30 p.m. when elected officials  share, or 7 p.m. the meeting...

 

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... Full story

 

Friends of the Security Public Library Membership Drive Underway

The Friends of the Security Public Library annual Membership Drive is now underway.  The Friends of the Security Public Library is a non-profit voluntary group which recognizes that excellence in library service enhances the quality of life in our...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    March 6, 2019

25 Years Ago

Twenty-five years ago, I was focused on my young family and how it was growing. We were focused on making our mortgage payments and still being able to buy groceries. We were young and just really...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

On Friday, March 15, 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. “If you know a business owner...

 

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 8, downstairs at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets every Friday of the month now. For more information, visit the...

 

Friday Night Community Soup Kitchen Open to All

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...

 

Tales Of The Buffalo

I was recently asked about this story. Today there are many herds of buffalo, preserved all over North America. Some of the largest are in South Dakota, Wyoming and here in Colorado. The situation...

 

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