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Articles from the March 29, 2017 edition

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Moving Time

I was recently talking to one of my readers about things I could write about, and she gave me this idea. I used to hear stories from my grandfather, and my uncles about moving. My... — Updated 3/29/2017


Babies and Dogs

I recently read of a brutal attack by two dogs on a three-year-old girl, March 21, in the Black Forest/Falcon area. The little girl was bitten in the face and body and partially scalped. She faces years of physical therapy and... — Updated 3/29/2017


State Reps. Pabon And Landgraf: Colorado Must Continue To Unleash The Sharing Economy

Originally printed in The Colorado Statesman on March 21, 2017 A few years ago, Colorado triggered a wave of innovation when it became the first state to update its laws so that... — Updated 3/29/2017


Spring is in the Air

As we enter the spring season, I hope all are enjoying the rain and light snow from the past week.  We've been in need of moisture so I am happy that the region has gotten even ju... — Updated 3/29/2017

 By Geof Clark    News

Fountain City Council Hears Presentation on Dumpster Days, Senior Citizen Curbside Service

At the March 21 Fountain City Council meeting, Fountain Deputy City Manager Todd Evans informed councilmembers that Spring Dumpster Days are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May... — Updated 3/29/2017


American Legion Riders Donate Money to Army Veteran Who Lost Everything in a Fire

Members of the American Legion Riders of El Paso County and an ALR group from Northglenn recently donated over $4,000 to Army veteran Robert Dickinson, who, on Feb. 28, lost... — Updated 3/29/2017

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Appreciate The Small Things

Well, it seems Spring has been blowing in. Just like it always does, you can always count on it. How it comes may change from year to year but it does always arrive. I love things... — Updated 3/29/2017 Full story


Fairview Cemetery Cleanup Set For Week of April 10 - 14 Remove Personal Items by April 7

The City of Fountain Parks Department will conduct its annual Fairview Cemetery Cleanup beginning Monday, April 10 and will continue through Friday, April 14. Citizens and grave caretakers are asked to removed all flowers, vases... — Updated 3/29/2017 Full story


Frustrated in Fountain

I find myself a frustrated resident for at least two reasons currently. I’m not sure who makes the final decision on economic development decisions for Fountain, but recent decisions seem ridiculous. When Fountain already has... — Updated 3/29/2017 Full story


Food for Fines in April at Security Public Library

Do you owe fines to Security Public Library? Would you like to clear those fines and do a good deed all at the same time? Now is your chance. For each non-perishable food donation a library patron makes during April, their fine... — Updated 3/29/2017 Full story


Fountain P.D. and Fountain Mesa McDonald's Host "Coffee with a Cop" Event

A "Coffee with a Cop" was held recently at the Fountain McDonald's located on Mesa Ridge Parkway. The event gave local citizens a chance to meet with personnel from the Fountain... — Updated 3/29/2017 Full story


No Goodbyes Allowed With Hero/Friends Like These

Two dear friends are preparing to leave our community, to move to northern Colorado where they will be closer to their family. While we can't begrudge Russ and Irene Lambert that,... — Updated 3/29/2017 Full story


Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

LINDSAY RAE ANDRUS is a White Female, 36 years old, 5'4" tall and 220 lbs., with blonde hair and blue eyes. ANDRUS is wanted for Identity Theft. ROBERT L. GRIMALDO is a White Male,... — Updated 3/29/2017 Full story


Conrad Early Learning Center Opens New Library

It takes a lot of effort, time and books to get a library started. That's just the project Conrad Early Learning Center (ELC) embarked on immediately after opening two years ago,... — Updated 3/29/2017 Full story


Use Your Library Card Contest

In conjunction with National Library Week, a “Use Your Library Card” contest is being held at Security Public Library during the month of April. “Every time you use your card in April, you can fill out a drawing slip and be... — Updated 3/29/2017 Full story


Security Public Library Announces Poetry Contest Winners

The winners of Security Public Library’s Poetry Contest are: 4th-5th grade category: 1st prize winner: Wild Winter by Isabella Bowring 2nd prize winner: Resting Rock by Charlie Reed 6th – 8th grade category: 1st prize winner:... — Updated 3/29/2017 Full story


Vendors Needed for St. Raphael's Summer Arts & Crafts Festival

Vendors are needed for the 18th Annual St. Raphael Church Summer Arts & Crafts Festival scheduled for 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 26 at the St. Raphael’s Place, 1729 Crest Place (Corner of Main Street and Leta Drive in Security) “We... — Updated 3/29/2017 Full story


Good Shepherd Church Hosts Easter Cantata April 9

Mark your calendars for 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 9, and join us at worship to enjoy our chancel choir and a new Easter Cantata under the direction of Jennifer Montgomery and accompanist Julie Seibert. It has been arranged by David... — Updated 3/29/2017 Full story

 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion

Camouflage vs. Yoga

Do you ever have one of those moments when time seems to stop and divine wisdom comes to you? I hope so. I've had a few. Just recently I was stopped mid-nag. My husband, a retired... — Updated 3/28/2017 Full story


Pages of the Past

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Four Additional Suspects Arrested in Double Homicide of Colorado Springs Teenagers

Through investigative efforts, four additional suspects have been arrested in the double homicide of Derek Greer and Natalie Partida, according to Jacqueline Kirby Media Relations... — Updated 3/28/2017 Full story

 By Geof Clark    News

Peakview Windows and Siding Holds Spring Celebration

Shaun and Rosemary O'Laughlin, owners of Peakview Windows and Siding, located at 5520 Highway 85/87 Unit #109 in the Fountain Valley Shopping Center, recently hosted their annual... — Updated 3/28/2017 Full story


Members of the Fountain Community Theater Presenting The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid Friday and Saturday

Members of the Fountain Community Theater are presenting The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid by Lee Blessing at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturdayat the Heritage Event Center, 737 Dale St., Fountain.... — Updated 3/28/2017 Full story


Town Hall with Representative Lois Landgraf will be April 7

Area residents are invited to learn about issues pertinent to veterans- mental health, vets courts, veterans state income tax relief at a special Town Hall meeting hosted by State Rep. Lois Landgraf on Friday, April 7 at 6 p.m. at... — Updated 3/28/2017 Full story


School District 3 Honors Lamberts as Community Legends

The Widefield School District honored Russ and Irene Lambert as Widefield School District 3 "Community Legends" at last week's board of education meeting. See related Patricia's... — Updated 3/28/2017 Full story


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