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Second Phase of Project to Repair Railroad Crossings in Security-Widefield Delayed

El Paso County officials announced earlier this week the recent severe blizzard will delay the completion of repair work on a pair of bumpy railroad crossings in the Security-Widefield area until May. The El Paso County Department of Public Works is...

 

State Rep. Landgraf Hosting Town Hall Meeting April 13

State Representative Lois Landgraf will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, April 13, for discussion of the Red Flag bill and the Death Penalty Repeal. The meeting will be at 10 a.m. at the Fountain Library...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Meets Tomorrow

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Security Fire Station #1, 400 Security Blvd. At presstime we learned the scheduled speaker from the ATSDR who was going to speak about the the Fountain...

 

Shopping Center to be Torn Down

Fencing recently went up around the Fountain Valley Shopping Center that previously was home to Valley Bowl and a strip mall filled with businesses, which have closed and/or relocated. According to...

 

Commissioners Approve Pro-Second Amendment Resolution

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners voted on March 12 to adopt a resolution showing support for the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and opposing House Bill 19-1177 (also known as “the Red Flag bill”). The resolution is...

 

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: CHRISTOPHER CHAVEZ is a Hispanic Male, 35 years...

 

Sheriff's Office Releases Monthly Statistics on Sheriff Elder's Top Priorities

In 2017, Sheriff Bill Elder laid out illegal marijuana enforcement, addressing mental health in the community and reducing the average daily jail population as his top priorities for the next four years of his administration.  The Sheriff’s Office...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    March 20, 2019

Bills on Our Calendar:

While the marquee (controversial) bills get the attention, the majority of the bills going through the Legislature focus more on some detail or clarification that should or perhaps should not be...

 

Two Lost During Storm

I hope all are well and recovered from the high winds and snowstorm last week. It is with grief that I ask for prayers for the Colorado families of two killed during that blizzard; a state trooper...

 

Friends for the Future of Colorado

A few years ago, I, along with several other legislators, former legislators and political activists, started talking about our Republican party and how far it's moved from Ronald Reagan's big tent....

 

My Fence, My Wall

My wife and I migrated here from the semi-arid plains of Wyoming where I had been a school principal and the licensed, volunteer pastor of the only Baptist church in town. The pastoral assignment...

 

Clerk and Recorder's Office Warns of Vehicle Renewal Website Scam

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is warning citizens of several imposter websites involving online vehicle renewals. Websites claiming to be authentic Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) sites are being used to obtain personal and credi...

 

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...

 

Tryouts are This Week for Fountain Community Theater's production

Auditions/casting calls for the Fountain Community Theater’s production of Some Enchanted Evening The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein are scheduled for 5-7 p.m. this Thursday and Friday at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 W. Alabama...

 

Southern Colorado Retiree Chapters of FCVR Accepting New Members Saturday

The Southern Colorado Retiree Chapters of the FCRV (Family Campers & RVers), a non-profit camping group, will be accepting new members from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. this Saturday at the Transwest Truck Trailer RV of Fountain, located west of the Tomahawk Truck...

 

Fountain Valley Historical Society Meets April 8

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, April 8, 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...

 

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...

 

Society of Military Widows meets the Last Wednesday of the Month

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets at 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at Peterson Air Force Base. The Society of Military Widows is open to all military widows of any branch of military service, regardless of...

 

Snow- mageddon, Part 2

Well, last week started off like any other week. It's March and it meant that Old Man was going to go on his annual trip to Monarch for skiing. Oh boy, some fresh snow was predicted so he was really...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is April 5 On Friday, April 5, 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....

 

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...

 

Fountain Library Hosts Senior Events

MEDICARE 101 Wednesday, March 27, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Are you thinking about retiring in the next few years? Are you unsure about how health insurance and Medicare will affect you once you turn 65? Join us to learn about Medicare and your health...

 

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