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Ground-Breaking Ceremony Held for Fountain Sanitation District's New Administration/Operations Building

A ground-breaking ceremony for Fountain Sanitation District's new Administration/Operations Building was held recently at the intersection of Old Pueblo Road and Link Road. Board President Carl...

 

DoD Announces Death of Fort Carson Soldier Who Lived in Fountain

The Department of Defense recently announced the death of a Fort Carson Soldier and Fountain resident who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio,...

 

State Rep. Landgraf Hosting Town Hall Meeting April 13

State Representative Lois Landgraf will host a town hall meeting 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....

 

House Bill 19-1279 is here!

Happy news this week folks! We have an official bill number to ban toxic firefighting foam in the state of Colorado to protect all of the citizens and firefighters. House Bill 19-1279 's primary...

 

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: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    April 3, 2019

Budget and ERPO Passed

The Senate passed the budget this past week - the one thing we are required to do by law. This was the most collegial process the Senate has enjoyed on any major piece of legislation this year.  The...

 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

  I hope all are well and enjoying a nice week.  I have several county updates but wanted to start by mentioning that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month so please keep an eye and ear open for...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    April 3, 2019

Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are

We hear it over and over, it's not guns, it's mental health. And the Republicans, including this Republican, vote against any and all gun regulation. Because we know one thing; people kill people,...

 

Enough is Enough

Far too often I have sat at home quietly fuming about the actions of the Fountain City Council. But now, enough is enough. After their mid-March meeting, I had an occasion to cheer in my heart and...

 

Discussion Closed... Oh Not So Fast!

I attended a Fountain City Council meeting the first part of March when Curtis Mitchell and Carl Christian presented the idea to have a monument erected of an electric lineman to celebrate the 100...

 

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...

 

Historical Society Meets Monday

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, April 8, in the downstairs of the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at 382-7625, Vice...

 

Fountain Valley Democratic Club Meets Monday

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Monday, April 8.  The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a potluck dinner.   Call 382-1015 for more info...

 

Community Soup Kitchen Open to All

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...

 

Free Easter Egg Hunt April 6 at Metcalfe Park

The second annual Harvest Time Redeeming Ministries free Community Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Metcalfe Park in Fountain There will be Easter Egg hunts for special needs children as well as toddlers and...

 

Fountain Library Closing for Carpet Installation

The Fountain Library will be closed Monday, April 8, through Friday, April 12, for new carpet....

 

Friends of Library Book Sale is April 20

The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the library located at 715 Aspen Dr. “Whatever your reading pleasure be it fact or fiction, adult or juvenile, classic or best sellers, the Friends...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    April 3, 2019

Spring Break Memories

When Spring Break is over and the kids go back to school I am usually dealing with rather conflicted feelings. One being, "Yay, they are gone and I get my life back!;" and the other being that I feel...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is April 5 On Friday, April 5, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 S. Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each month....

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News

* Rural Area Meal Program or RAMP, is for individuals age 60 and over who live in El Paso County. This program is for older adults who are not able to get to the nearest congregate meal site. This includes individuals needing assistance due to physic...

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

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...

 

Sports Wrap Up

There is plenty of local high school sports action this week as teams return to action following Spring Break UPCOMING SCHEDULE: BASEBALL Thurs., April 4-Mesa Ridge at Woodland Park-4PM Thurs., April 4-TCA at Widefield-4PM Sat., April...

 

Coal "Ghost" Towns

After last week's story I had a few questions about Franceville and the railroad. Franceville was named for Matt France, an early Colorado Springs man. Not far away was McFerran, named for Judge...

 

Jeff Shrewsbury

October 5, 1971-March 27, 2019 Jeff Shrewsbury, 47, of Fountain passed away March 27, 2019 at home surrounded by family. He was born October 5, 1971 in Colorado Springs to Lynn and Shannon...

 

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