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Articles from the March 25, 2020 edition

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 By Karin Hill    News    March 25, 2020

Discovery of Gannon's body leads to increased charges against Letecia

By Karin Hill Authorities announced Friday that a body found in Florida a few days earlier is believed to be that of missing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch. Lead prosecutor Michael Allen said new evidence...

 

Impostors posing as Fountain utility workers

Fountain Utilities has been informed that there are several impostors posing as utility workers within our community. These impostors were last reported wearing red shirts, going door-to-door, and stating they require access to properties in order...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    March 25, 2020

Area military bases report several cases of COVID-19

In the last week, Fort Carson has seen its first four cases of COVID-19 and has made significant changes in protocol and scheduling to prevent further spread of the illness. Other military installatio... Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News    March 25, 2020

County up to 7 deaths from COVID-19; bases impacted

UPDATE: March 26 El Paso County now has seven deaths related to COVID-19 El Paso County Public Health has reported three more deaths related to COVID-19 in the county in the last week, bringing the total to four. The second fatality was a male in... Full story

 

Burns at Fort Carson planned as of April 1

Prescribed burns will be conducted on Fort Carson training areas and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site by the Directorates of Emergency Services and Public Works Conservation Branch beginning the week of April 1 and continuing intermittently until April...

 

County voting totals for presidential primary final

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office has completed the official Canvass of the 2020 Presidential Primary Election. "We are extremely pleased with the efficiency, accuracy and organization...

 

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...

 

Sheriff's Office message about COVID-19

“As the global COVID-19 information continues to develop, the Sheriff’s office is working diligently in collaboration with El Paso County Public Health and other County leadership to prepare for the spread of COVID-19. The situation is rapidly...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    March 25, 2020

Falling revenue forecast

The real news is COVID-19. You are all more current on rising numbers, social separation, self-quarantine, shelter in place and business closures than could be covered in this space, especially...

 

Assistance for small businesses

Good morning, I pray all are well today. I want to thank everyone for your patience as we continue to work diligently for our residents during this period of precaution because of COVID-19. This week...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    News    March 25, 2020

The virus is real

By now you've heard enough about the coronavirus to last a life time. Every day there are more details, more rules, and, now, fines and jail time for disobeying those rules. Every day you can see...

 

At Your Library

Local public libraries currently are closed until further notice due to coronavirus precautions. Most events are postponed or canceled. Both libraries have numerous resources available online. Fountain: ppld.org/fountain-library Security:...

 

Community Soup Kitchen continuing to serve free to-go meals on Friday nights

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. Currently, the dine-in area is not open. However, volunteers will bring to-go meals out to vehicles. Cross Creek... Full story

 

Connections 4 Life food pantry offers drive-thru pick-up; young volunteers wanted

Connections 4 Life Center has a food pantry that is stocked and open for business during regular hours with some important changes. Food distribution will be through a drive-up line only. No one will be allowed into the building. During last... Full story

 

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/ All events at...

 

Volunteer ideas for youth

At this time of uncertainty, parents may be wondering how to keep their kids busy while they are currently out of school. This may be the perfect opportunity to teach your children to serve in their own community and keep them from too much screen...

 

Sharing is caring, even with TP

Here we are in the middle of a pandemic crisis named after a beer... I would imagine that beer lovers are not too pleased with the name. I know if it were named after coffee, I would be highly upset;...

 

Upcoming Fountain chamber events postponed

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce events are on hold until further notice. Staff and volunteers remain accessible by phone and e-mail. Call (719) 382-3190 for more information, or visit www.fountainvalleychamber.com....

 

Security/Widefield Networking Group to hold online meetings for now

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, March 26. It will be held online due to coronavirus mandates. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. It is open to all business...

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News - Senior Center Closed but services available

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed until further notice, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. Executive Director Jolene Hausman released this statement on Monday: “Dear Community Members, “We...

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe- Drive Thru Only

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...

 

Animal foster help needed

The Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA), a program administered by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), has passed a temporary emergency rule exemption in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.  The rule, passed during a...

 

Sheltering in place? How to spend time with a person living with Alzheimer's

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is requiring many adjustments in people’s lifestyles. For the 256,000 Coloradans providing care for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease, the need to observe appropriate social distancing means that many of the...

 

Worship modification in the 21st century

Who are we if we don’t gather for worship on Sunday morning? Church leaders have been asking that question for about a decade as family priorities include less and less Sunday worship as an imperative. To strengthen believers every day of the...

 

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