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National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook With Blizzard and High Wind Warnings

On Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook that included blizzard and high wind warnings that included portions of central, east central, south central and southeast Colorado, including the Colorado Springs vi... Full story

 

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...

 

Road/Railroad Crossing Closure at Widefield extended

El Paso County officials released the above photo with an update on Monday that reads "Due to forthcoming inclement weather, the Fontaine railroad crossing (at Highway 85/87) in the...

 

FFCHS Athletes Running After Their Dreams

By Ashley Mangin Two of Fountain’s local teens have qualified to run Track and Field events in Australia this summer. Sakara Harrison and Raekyiah Williams, juniors at Fountain-Fort Carson High...

 

It's a Snow Dog

Kathy Moberly-Taylor of Widefield created this happy snow dog after the last recent snowfall. She said it was 18 degrees out and it took about 18 minutes to create....

 

Public Safety Dodgeball Tournament Saturday at Fountain-Fort Carson High School

A public safety, double elimination dodgeball tournament benefiting Special Olympics Colorado is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. this Saturday in the Fountain-Fort Carson High School gymnasium. Competing teams will consist of members from the...

 

Child Dies in Three-Car Crash Monday on I-25 Witnesses sought

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a three-vehicle crash that occurred about 3:45 p.m. Monday on Interstate 25 near milepost 134 (between the S. Academy and Mesa Ridge Parkway exits.) The crash resulted in one fatality. According to the...

 

Police Seek Information About Man Arrested for Failing to Register as Sex Offender

On February 27, at approximately 6 a.m., members of the Fountain Police Department's Rapid Response Team (RRT) executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Royalty Place in an attempt to apprehend a...

 

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...

 

Needles, YES! Straws, NO!

Every day, I get hundreds of emails telling me how to vote on various issues. These are usually the issues that make the news; Sex Education, National Popular Vote and The Red Flag Bill, to name just...

 

NACo Conference

I hope all are having a good week.  I was in Washington DC last week for our National Association of Counties Legislative Conference and wanted to give a quick summary.   The NACo conference...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    March 13, 2019

Repeal the Death Penalty, Paid Family Leave, Oil & Gas

SB-182 - Repeal of the Death Penalty has been introduced, it appears to be pretty straight forward. Colorado has been back and forth on this issue. In 1859 we had the first legal execution, in 1897...

 

Safe Drinking Water and the Expensive Costs to Maintain It

Over the last few weeks our community has been mentioned in many national and local news segments, both in print and television regarding our water contamination. The members of Fountain Valley Clean...

 

Cracks in the Pavement, Sink Holes in the Ditch

Fabled author Harper Lee, in her book To Kill a Mockingbird, emphasized the need for her readers to be able to walk around in another's shoes, to put on their skin to see how it feels, and to view...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Residents Living West of Railroad Tracks or in the Country Club Heights Area

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...

 

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...

 

FFCHS Class of '69 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...

 

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...

 

Snow- mageddon

Well, here we are, bracing for what is being said to be "a big winter event" today anyway (Monday)... by Wednesday it might be a flurry and all the kids planning for a 'snow day' mid-week will be so...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is March 15 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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