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 By Karin Hill    News    March 11, 2020

Fountain PD rolls out new D.I.C.E. unit

The Fountain Police Department has formed a new unit that authorities hope will solve more crimes and improve the quality of life for residents. Those lofty goals belong to the Directed Investigations and Community Engagement Unit, or D.I.C.E. Unit ...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    March 11, 2020

Honoring the ultimate sacrifice

Members of the Fountain Electric crew, including Electric Superintendent Carl Christian (right) present flowers to Caela Collette in front of a Gold Star banner on Hwy. 85 at Alabama Ave. that the...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    March 11, 2020

Gannon display growing

Hundreds of items have been placed at a display near the entrance to Lorson Ranch, all for Gannon Stauch who went missing more than six weeks ago and still has not been found. Although an arrest for... Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News    March 11, 2020

Fountain Creek Watershed Greenway project under way

A multi-agency effort to continue and eventually complete an extensive greenway along the Fountain Creek Watershed has kicked into high gear. A stakeholders meeting for various parks and wildlife...

 

Crime Stoppers

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: QUINCY BERNARD BROWN is a Black Male, 38 years...

 

Sheriff's Office arrests Marksheffel shooting suspect

UPDATE: Jamere Williams has been arrested and charged with attempted murder. Authorities are looking for a man who reportedly shot at two women while they were driving at Marsheffel Road and Space Vil...

 

Early morning truck fire

A fully engulfed truck fire led to the partial closure of northbound I-25 between Pueblo County and Fountain near the Pikes Peak International Raceway early Friday morning....

 

Sheriff's Office asks for public's help in 2017 homicide

On Sept. 16, 2017, Palmer Lake Police Department received a call for service of a missing person. A search of the mountainous area of Mount Herman was conducted by members of the community and the El...

 

FPD officer shoots armed car thief

UPDATE: The officer involved has been restored to full duty, and the injured suspect is expected to recover. A Fountain police officer involved in the shooting of a suspect last week is on routine administrative leave pending review of the incident,...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    News    March 11, 2020

One of the climate change bills

Quite a few bills are making their way through the Transportation and Energy Committee now regarding climate change, energy conservation, global warming and green energy. Bear in mind HB20-1155 is...

 
 By Karin Hill    Opinion    March 11, 2020

For Gannon

There almost wasn't a newspaper last week. It was a serious struggle to string words together and figure out how to make things look somewhat decent. Honestly, nothing seemed important anymore....

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update: HB 1119 PFAS bill passed Monday

Great News! House Bill 1119 passed the Energy and Environment Committee on Monday afternoon and is now waiting on finance review. Several amendments were taken out of the bill late last week to...

 

County monitoring the coronavirus

I hope all enjoyed the recent pleasant weather this past weekend and that you will spend a nice St. Patrick's Day as well. This week I want to pass along an update from the County Public Health... Full story

 

Fountain Community Theater hosting auditions March 28

Fountain Community Theater will have auditions/casting call for their production of "The Saloon Keeper's Daughter" by Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey No need to prepare a monologue. You will do a cold read...

 

Landgraf townhall to discuss gas tax, questions/concerns

Join Rep. Lois Landgraf (HD21) for a Town Hall meeting this Saturday, March 14, at 10 a.m. at the Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St. Come hear updates on bills she is running and bring your questions and concerns to share.  Among the topics Landgraf...

 

The hits just keep on coming...

My apologies for all of my sad stuff as of late. Seems like things get rough in phases, don't they ... I had a birthday this week, and let me tell you: At my age, I am just happy to still be here and...

 

Next FV Chamber Breakfast March 20

On March 20 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 and are open to any interested businesses...

 

Security/Widefield Networking Group seeks to build businesses by building relationships

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Beckett Event Center, 6436 Hwy. 85/87 near Fontaine Boulevard. The group will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month. It...

 

All welcome for Lent services at GSUMC

All are welcome; no one is ever turned away. We welcome all at 9:30 a.m. on each Sunday at 1201 Leta Drive in Security. Good Shepherd is a church with members that greet you, offer you a cup of coffee, listen to your concerns, and care about you and...

 

Why pray if my prayers aren't answered?

A few weeks ago my wife Julie and I joined hundreds of others from our community in a field in Lorson Ranch to pray for Gannon Stauch and his family. We listened to prayers from individuals. We heard beautiful prayers that were sung. We spent...

 

In Loving Memory of Michael Anthony Anderson September 8, 1994 - March 1, 2020

Michael Anthony Anderson's sunset was on March 1, 2020. His sunrise was on September 8, 1994 in Fountain, Colorado. He was a lifelong Fountain resident where his son, Michael Orion Barker, and...

 

In Loving Memory of James R. (Jim) Wadkowski October 29, 1938 - February 29, 2020

James R (Jim) Wadkowski, loving Father, Grandfather and Brother passed away Saturday February 29, 2020 at age 81 of heart failure. Jim was born on October 29, 1938 to William and Rita Wadkowski in...

 

Welcome Colorado spring in March with a fun hike at Mueller State Park

DIVIDE, Colo. – What better way to welcome the spring season in March than a hike, or snowshoe adventure, at Mueller State Park. Snow or shine, we will bid farewell to winter and embrace the new season on March 19 with a hike led by Volunteer Natur...

 

SPORTS QUIZ

By Ryan A. Berenz 1. What women’s college basketball team had its streak of 253 straight weeks ranked in the Associated Press poll’s top five snapped on Feb. 17, 2020? 2. Actor Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) was selected in the 11th...

 

State Basketball

CLASS 4A WIDEFIELD LOSES SWEET 16 The Widefield Glads (17-9) lost 54-35 against Longmont (22-3) in their third round game at the Trojan dome last Wednesday (Mar. 4)....

 

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