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And the Oscar goes to...

The Fountain Valley News was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism, a statuette in the design of the Oscar award, and a Certificate of Recognition presented to this...

 

Wildlife advocates allege owl poisoning

Wildlife advocates are petitioning authorities to investigate an alleged incident at a vacant lot on the corner of Jimmy Camp Road and Link Road. The advocates, led by Doug Harling, claim that a USDA...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    March 18, 2020

Study ranks Fountain 15th safest CO city

A recent report ranked Fountain the 15th safest city out of 41 cities studied in Colorado. The report only looked at cities with a minimum population of 10,000 and which had submitted complete crime reports to the FBI. The nearby cities of Colorado...

 

Motorcycle crash kills soldier

A Fort Carson soldier was killed March 10 in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Goldfield Drive and Fontaine Boulevard. The Colorado State Patrol reports that Patrick Goble was driving his 2014 Harley-Davidson eastbound on Fontaine when he...

 

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

VERSHAUN EUGENE ALLEN is a Black Male, 25 years old, 5'10" tall, and 162 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. ALLEN is wanted for Robbery x4, Motor Vehicle Theft, Menacing x3, Possession of a Weapon...

 

CRIME NEWS UPDATES

There were updates to two crime stories from last week’s issue. Shooting suspect arrested Authorities arrested a man who reportedly shot at two women while they were driving at Marsheffel Road and Space Village Avenue on March 7. Jamere Williams...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    March 18, 2020

Historic break in session

Given the current Coronavirus pandemic and Governor Polis' State of Epidemic Disaster Emergency the legislature deemed it prudent to adjourn for two weeks, returning on March 30, 2020 to limit the...

 

Paid Family Leave Bill

HB20-1193, GOP House Alternative Family Leave Bill Many Colorado employers are interested in providing a paid leave benefit to their employees for the birth or adoption of a child, for those undertaki...

 

Working to Protect Your Water Sources

By Senator Dennis Hisey (R-Fountain) and Representative Lois Landgraf (R-Fountain) Since the Environmental Protection Agency’s changes in standards in 2016 – our constituents have become some of the most knowledgeable in the country on PFAS...

 

Many county services available online

Good morning. In response to recommendations by the state for social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings in response to COVID-19, El Paso County is encouraging residents to learn more about...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update: USAFA contamination data released

Those of you who attend our monthly meetings know of the work I have continued to do for not only our community but also communities across the county and our state contaminated with PFAS chemicals....

 

Food and Transportation info for Seniors

* 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...

 

Senior Center closed at least through March 31

Fountain Valley Senior Center temporarily closing Mark Bowers, program director for the Fountain Valley Senior Center, announced Monday that the senior center would close as of Tuesday and remain closed until March 31; at that time the closure will...

 

Coloradans 65 and older can renew online with DMV

Driver license online renewal available to some vulnerable populations  On March 10, Gov. Jared Polis announced an emergency order to help Coloradans reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now will allow reside...

 

Dear Dr. Roach: Ulcerative Colitis and Raynaud's questions

By Dr. Keith Roach Does Ulcerative Colitis Preclude Pregnancy? DEAR DR. ROACH: I need some hope. My 24-year-old granddaughter, recently married, came down with ulcerative colitis. Right now, she is getting two Humira injections a month. She has lost...

 

Fountain Theater comedy tentatively scheduled in April

Fountain Theater comedy tentatively scheduled in April Fountain Community Theater will present "The Armadillo Queen" by Dwayne Yancy beginning April 23, pending government mandates concerning group...

 

At Your Library

Both the Fountain and Security public libraries currently are closed until further notice due to coronavirus precautions. There are a few events coming in April that may go on as planned, pending further review of the situation. Security Public Libra...

 

Community Soup Kitchen Open Fridays

The First United Methodist Church of Fountain soup kitchen from 4-6 p.m. every Friday is open to anybody who would like a hot meal and great fellowship with neighbors. More groups to help host and prepare meals are sought. The church is located at...

 

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 www.elpasocountyparks.com ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Certain events...

 

2020 Census Coming Up

The 2020 Census will take place March to May 2020. All United States residents (including those living in Washington, D.C. and United States territories such as Puerto Rico) are required to take part in the census. The census forms will ask 12 simple...

 

Upcoming chamber events postponed

The March 20 Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast will not be held due to coronavirus precautions. Also, the chamber’s “Lunch & Learn” event on March 23 will be postponed. Visit www.fountainvalleychamber.com for more...

 

Easter music practice under way at GSUMC

Music is an important part of every worship service at Good Shepherd UMC at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. We shared our Christmas Cantata with our whole community, and we want you to know that we are working on our Easter Cantata, also to share. Our...

 

Who Will Decide Your Death?

After battling multiple sclerosis for 12 years, my wife was in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital. The care had been good and everyone was attentive. The physician in charge of her care pulled me...

 

In Loving Memory of Kenneth Leo Griffith

Kenneth Leo Griffith beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away on March 10, 2020 in Pueblo, Colo., at the Veterans care center. He was born in Wallace West Virginia on 9/2...

 

In Loving Memory of William Victor "Bill" Dicks

Bill Dicks, of Widefield, CO passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jean, and daughter-in-law, Diane (Russell's wife). Bill is survived by...

 

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