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 By Geof Clark    News    March 27, 2019

Fundraising for Life-Sized Bronze to Honor 100th Anniversary of Electric Department

The subject of paying for the building of a life-sized bronze statue to honor the 100th anniversary of the City of Fountain's Electric Department was brought up at the Fountain City Council's March...

 

County Assessor, CONO to Host Learning Sessions

El Paso County Assessor Steve Schleiker will host a series of “meet and greet” public forums during April to help the public better understand the impacts they will see during the upcoming 2019 property reappraisal. Schleiker said, “With the... Full story

 

CSM Edward Macias of Fountain Named State Command Sgt. Maj. for Colorado Army National Guard

By SSG VONNIDA, JOSEPH COMMUNITY SUPPORT LIAISON STATE PUBLIC AFFAIRS NCO, JFHQ-CO PUBLIC AFFAIRS At a special change of responsibility ceremony at Buckley Air Force Base on November 3, CSM Edward C....

 

The Perfect Match

By Army National Guard Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs Each day, thousands of people across America are in need of bone marrow transplants. Registering as a marrow donor is as simple as getting a cheek swab, and may...

 

Retiring Planning Commissioners Honored

At the March 12 Fountain City Council meeting, Planning Commissioners Kelli Kennedy (far right) and Marcia Gieck (second from left) were honored for their years of service. They are pictured with...

 

Why MVEA Filed A Lawsuit Against El Paso County For Encroaching On Property Rights

by Jim Herron, MVEA CEO Last week, Mountain View Electric Association, Inc. (MVEA) filed a lawsuit to halt El Paso County government’s attempts to undermine MVEA’s property rights and shift costs onto our electric cooperative members. In legal...

 

Girl Scout Troop 44429 Members Donate Cookies to Security Fire Department

Members of Girl Scout Troop 44429 chose Security Fire Department personnel as their HOMETOWN HEROES for the 2019 cookie selling season. All donations collected during sales were converted to cookies...

 

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

The recent severe blizzard will delay the completion of repair work on a pair of bumpy railroad crossings in the Security area until May. The El Paso County Department of Public Works is collaborating with BNSF Railway to fix the crossings in respons...

 

VFW Auxiliary Americanism Chairman Donates New Flag to Mesa Elementary Classroom

Recently, VFW 6461Auxiliary Americanism Chairman Belinda Skibba donated a new American Flag to replace the old flag in Mesa Elementary Second Grade teacher Jo Glackman's classroom. Above, Skibba...

 

2IBCT honors Veterans of Suoi Tre

A memorial and dedication ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans who fought in the Battle of Suoi Tre will be hosted by the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Thursday at 10 a.m. in the brigade area. This ceremony marks the...

 

Fountain Resident Presented Patriotic Citizen Award

VFW 6461Auxiliary Americanism Chairman Belinda Skibba recently presented Fountain resident Donald Connell the Patriotic Citizen Award for his daily display of the American Flag. Above, Connell...

 

Doii Marie (Hill) Pritchard

April 4, 1937-March 17, 2019 Doii Marie (Hill) Pritchard was born April 4, 1937 to Clifford and Margaret Hill. She entered eternal life March 17, 2019 and joined the love of her life, Robert Eugene...

 

Anneliese Brown

September 22, 1943-March 20, 2019 Anneliese Brown, "Oma",a long-time resident of Fountain, passed away peacefully March 20, 2019. She was born September 22, 1943 in Kaiserslauten, Germany. She was a...

 

Hanover Community Church and Community Park Board to Host Easter Egg Hunt April 13

The Hanover Community Church and the Hanover Community Parks Board are joining together to host a Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 13, from 10-11 a.m. at the Kirk Hanna Park on S. Peyton Hwy., across the street from Hanover Junior/Senior...

 

Fountain Valley Singers Rehearsing for Spring Concert

The Fountain Valley Singers are busy rehearsing for the group’s Spring Concert that will be April 27 at St. Raphael, 802 Leta Drive in Security. “If you have any desire to sing, join us on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m.” said Music Director...

 

Fountain Valley Baptist Church Offers New Class on "The Armor of God"

A new class will be offered this month at Fountain Valley Baptist Church, on the subject of “The Armor of God.” Anyone interested in attending the class is welcome to visit Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 500 W. Alabama...

 

New Planning Commissioners Appointed by Fountain City Council

At the March 12 Fountain City Council meeting, after honoring retiring planning commission members, the council unanimously voted to appoint three new commissioners. Melissa Smith and James Baum...

 

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....

 

New Fountain Fire Chief James Maxon Sworn in by Mayor Gabe Ortega

Fountain Mayor Gabe Ortega, right, swears in new Fountain Fire Chief James Maxon during a special ceremony held recently in the Fountain City Council chambers. Those in attendance included city...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    March 27, 2019

Judge's Ruling and Red Flag

To set the first issue up – all bills are to be read in their entirety twice in each chamber, unless "by unanimous consent" they may be read by title only. This has become the common practice and...

 

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: KENNETH CHARLES BOYD is a White Male, 37 years old,...

 

Tyranny of the Majority

Today, March 24th, is officially the 80th day of the 72nd General Assembly. Today 472 bills have been introduced. At this time, I have 15 bills and I am happy to say all but one of my bills have...

 

Don't Answer The Telephone

In January a Denver couple received a scam phone call from a man who told them he had kidnapped their daughter. The man was very convincing that their daughter was in his possession. In the...

 

Topic: Nevertheless We Are Persisting!

Our monthly Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition meeting last week on Thursday had to be adjusted a bit because the ATSDR guest speaker had to reschedule with our community to another date. So, we...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

APRIL 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...

 

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