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Articles from the March 21, 2018 edition

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Fountain's Long-Time Fire Chief Darin Anstine to Retire in May

At its meeting Tuesday, March 13, the Fountain City Council approved a retirement agreement between the city and long-time Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine, for whom Firehouse 1 was named a few...

 

Democratic Candidate Forum is Thursday at Fountain Branch Library

An El Paso County Democratic Candidate Forum is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. this Thursday at the Fountain Branch Library, 230 S. Main St. Note: Last week’s story incorrectly stated the event was planned for Tuesday. The event is being sponsored by Liz...

 

Carson/Midway Fire Destroys Two Homes, Causes Evacuations in Midway Area

The fire that started on Fort Carson last Friday and burned to the Midway area, as seen from Overton Road. Two homes were destroyed and many residents in the area were evacuated. A shelter was set up...

 

Great Blue Herons

Dinosaurs in the sky! If you see something flying that looks like it's out of the Jurassic era, you're probably seeing the Great Blue Herons (GBH) returning for the mating season. Great Blue Herons...

 

Carson Midway Fire Out Except for Tire/Trash Piles Still Burning Monday

On Monday, the El Paso County Sheriff’s office announced the Carson Midway Fire was out except for tires and trash piles that were actively burning and smoking in the 20800 block of Prairie Fire Point. All fire personnel from El Paso County, Pueblo...

 

Marijuana Plants Seized During Carson Midway Fire

On Saturday, as fire personnel were working the Carson Midway Fire, they discovered a marijuana cultivation operation in the 7900 block of Aliyah Way. According to Natalie Sosa, Executive Assistant... Full story

 

All Unincorporated Areas of El Paso County Under Stage I Fire Restrictions

All Unincorporated Areas of El Paso County Under Stage I Fire Restrictions Due to the continued dry conditions and the National Weather Service forecast for continued dry and warmer than normal conditions, resulting in very high to extreme fire... Full story

 

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: MONTRALE DA VAUGHN DRIVER is a Black Male, 33...

 

Fountain Police Investigating Shooting Death, Suspect Identified As Victim's Son

On Monday, March 19, at approximately 10:27 p.m., Officers with the Fountain Police Department responded to a home in the 100 block of Cherry Circle, to investigate a shooting incident. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered an adult male wa...

 

Skunks in Region Test Positive For Rabies

A total of 10 skunks have tested positive for rabies in El Paso County this year, with four of those skunks found close to densely populated urban areas near downtown Colorado Springs and Palmer Park. According to the Colorado Department of Public... Full story

 

Thanks to All Who Worked to Ensure Safety During Carson-Midway Fire

I pray all are well.  We had a difficult week with the Carson-Midway fire to our South, and with the dry and warm conditions which continue throughout the region.  I wanted to thank all those that...

 

Senate President Grantham Responds to Fiscal Forecast

DENVER – Following the highly-anticipated release of the 2018/2019 fiscal forecast and the response by Governor John W. Hickenlooper, Senate President Kevin J. Grantham released the following statem...

 

Fountain's Mayor Endorses State Representative Lois Landgraf

Dear Editor, I’m honored to lend my support to Representative Lois Landgraf.  As a Representative for District 21, she has supported our community by introducing legislation relative to the PPRTA,...

 

Constitutional Carry or Jacket Tax?

As reported by Channel 13 in Colorado Springs on March 8, "A proposal in the Colorado legislature that would allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a permit has passed the Colorado Senate...

 

Fountain Middle Schools Students Headed to Washington, D.C. During Spring Break

Fountain Middle Schools Students Headed to Washington, D.C. During Spring Break Thirty three adults and Fountain Middle School 7th and 8th graders will be traveling to Washington, D.C. next week over Spring Break to experience the nation’s capital...

 

District 3 Invites Community to Participate in Survey

Leaders of Widefield School District 3 are inviting the community to participate in a survey about improving the school district. The survey webpage states, “You have an important voice in Widefield School District 3 (WSD3). Whether or not you... Full story

 

Girl Scouts Donate Cookies to Connections 4 Life Food Pantry

Last week, members of Girl Scouts of Colorado, Troop 40740 of Fountain, and representatives from Connections for Life in Fountain, partnered to bring Girl Scout cookies to the local community food...

 

It's Just A Stinkin' Fish...

Sonny is our fish, not a fish on a wall or a battery operated talking fish, but a real live swimming Beta fish. We got him as a gift when we attended a wedding, he was part of the table's centerpiece...

 

Chamber's Next Business Breakfast is April 6 at IHOP

Friday, April 6, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at it’s new location: IHOP, on Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. “If you know a business owner who would be interested in joining the chamber, please...

 

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 March Activities Chocolate Bunny Egg Hunt March 31, 9-10 a.m., 11 a.m. – Noon, and 1-2 p.m. Meet a...

 

Friends of Security Public Library Membership Drive Underway

Members of the Friends of the Security Public Library are conducting their annual Membership Drive. The Friends of the Security Public Library is a non-profit voluntary group which recognizes that excellence in library service enhances the quality... Full story

 

American Legion Post 38's Easter Party & Egg Hunt Saturday

American Legion Post 38’s annual Easter Party and Egg Hunt is scheduled for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. this Saturday at the post located at 6685 Southmoor Dr. in Fountain. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures. There will be games and prizes for the... Full story

 

"Friends" Planning Spring Book Sale

Members of the “Friends” of the Security Public Library are planning their annual spring book sale scheduled for Saturday, April 21. “Donations of books, especially children’s books, would be greatly appreciated,” a spokesperson said.... Full story

 

Friday Night Soup Kitchen Schedule

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... Full story

 

Women's Army United Chapter 75 to meet March 24

Members of Women’s Army United, Chapter 75 meet at 10:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Sand Creek Division Police Dept. (southeast,) 4125 Center Park Drive, Colorado Springs. For March this will be March 24. Women from all branches of...

 

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