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Two FFCHS DECA Students Qualify for Nationals

On Sunday, February 25, FFCHS DECA students traveled to the Broadmoor Hotel where they competed in the 2018 DECA State Competition. Students competed for three days in a variation of Marketing...

 

Air Force Official Gives Update at Council Meeting

At the March 13 Fountain City Council meeting, Colonel Eric Dorminey, vice commander from the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, gave an update on what is taking place on base regarding PFOS/PFOA water contamination issues. Col. Dorminey expla...

 

Live Fire Training Determined Cause of Carson Midway Fire

Fort Carson officials have announced a live-fire training started the fire March 16 that burned roughly 400 acres on post and another 2,900 acres off post. Aviation training ignited the fire on Range 155. Two homes were destroyed in the Midway area....

 

Backyard Birding

"The early bird catches the worm" is a well known English proverb used as motivation for success. This proverb was first recorded in a collection of John Ray's English proverbs in 1670-1678 meaning,...

 
 By Geof Clark    Business    March 28, 2018

Local Massage Therapist Expands Her Practice

Looking for a way to relax and unwind or just get rid of those constant aches and pains? Just put your trust in the healing hands of Jennifer Koslowsky, L.M.T., C.N.M.T, owner of Jennifer Koslowsky Ma...

 

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: MICHAEL J. GARCIA is a White Male, 33 years old,... Full story

 

Sheriff's Office Investigating Shooting

At approximately 4:52 a.m. Sunday, El Paso County Sheriff’s Department deputies, along with personnel from other outside agencies, were dispatched to 7393 Bonterra Lane, located near the intersection of Mesa Ridge Parkway and Marksheffel Dr., in...

 

Join us in Wishing Geof a Happy Birthday!

Part of the fun of living in a smaller community is how so many people know each other. Over the last three decades many of you have become familiar with Geof Clark, who has been a member of our team...

 

We Now Have A Signed Agreement With The Air Force On Water Issues

Nearly two years ago, our community was faced with a serious water contamination issue, the result of which came at least in part from the use of firefighting foam on Peterson AFB. Since then, we...

 

Fountain Council-member Sam Gieck Appointed to Board of Health

I hope all are doing well and looking forward to a wonderful Easter weekend.  This week, I'd like to highlight a couple of county updates on committees, announce the upcoming Great American...

 

Easter Prayers In America - We Need It

The gospels of Matthew and Mark identify the place where Jesus prayed shortly before his betrayal by Judas and then later his trial and crucifixion as Gethsemane. Jesus was accompanied by three of...

 

Negativity Breeds, As Does Positivity...

Life is what we make of it and how we spend our time whilst living is of the utmost importance. Negativity breeds, to live your life in all those negative thoughts and emotions leaves you with simply...

 

Chamber's Next Business Breakfast to be April 6 at IHOP

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

 

Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group is April 6

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, April 6, at Sarges’ Grill, 6436 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. The group meets every other Friday. For more information, visit www.faceb...

 

Our Newspaper

Over the years I have done a couple stories about the newspapers of Fountain. Some of you may know that the primary paper here, before we started, was the Fountain Herald. Their office was in the...

 

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...

 

Parish Yard Sale April 14 at St. Dominic Catholic Church

A Parish Yard Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14 at St. Dominic Church, 5354 S. Highway 85/87, Security. The organizers request no early birds. The event is free and open to the public. A spokesperson said, “Looking to sell? There are...

 

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...

 

"Friends" of Security Public Library Planning Spring Book Sale April 21

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....

 

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival is May 11-13

The El Paso County Nature Centers will host the fourth annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival from Friday, May 11, to Sunday, May 13. Join public, private and non-profits for an ecotourism birding and nature festival that promotes...

 

Water Managers to Speak at Republican Club Meeting April 16

All are invited to join the Fountain Valley Republican Club on Monday, April 16, for an update from the water providers on the contamination issue. Confirmed speakers are Curtis Mitchell, Fountain Utilities, and Roy Heald, Security Water. Also...

 

Democratic Club to Hear About Crime Prevention at April 9 Meeting

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr.  Monday, April 9.   Brent Ambuhl, Crime Prevention Coordinator for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, will be the...

 

Free Legal Clinic at Fountain Public Library April 2

A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 3:30-5 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Fountain Public Library at 230 South Main Street in Fountain. In April it will be Monday, April 2. By computer link,...

 

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

 

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