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Nebraska Municipal Power Pool Honors Fountain Utilities Director Curtis Mitchell

Fountain Utilities Director Curtis Mitchell recently received the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool 's Bob Arraj Innovative Service Award at the NMPP's44th Annual Meeting and Conference in Lincoln,...

 

Two Fountain-Fort Carson High School Teachers Honored for Their Impact and Dedication to Students

Two Fountain-Fort Carson High School teachers were among a group of standout Colorado teachers recognized by The Boettcher Foundation for their impact and dedication to students. The two instructors...

 

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....

 

El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9 Knox Receives Donation of Body Armor

El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9 Knox has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was...

 

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: DEVON MALIK BAILEY is a Black Male, 19 years old, 5...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    April 10, 2019

Fire Fighting Foam and Equal Pay for Equal Work

As the only legislator drinking from the aquifer contaminated by PFAS it seemed fitting that I'd be part of HB19-1259, the bill trying to bring some transparency to their use. PFAS is shorthand for a...

 

Fountain P.D. Offers New "Home Safe" Program That Will Help Locate Cognitively Impaired Residents If They Go Missing

This week the Fountain Police Department announce a new program for the community called “Home Safe.” This program is designed to help assist officers in the event an adult or child with a cognitive impairment goes missing. Children and adults...

 

Families First

We have officially completed 93 days in the legislature and have 27 to go, 549 bills have been introduced. This week we addressed the only activity we are statutorily required to do; we passed the bud...

 

Fire Season is Here

Good morning.  I hope all are well and enjoyed the lovely weather the previous week.  With the warm weather let us not forget that fire season is upon us.  We were reminded of that by...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

This just in as of Tuesday 4/9/19 our house bill 1279 has been bumped forward to Thursday 4/11/19. I will be sending out emails and doing phone calls like crazy to get as many of you involved and up i...

 

Volunteers Needed for County Planning Commission

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Planning Commission. Applications are due by April 29. The planning commission is currently seeking three new associate members. T...

 

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/ Twos & Threes...

 

No Mustangs or Burros Left Behind at Recent BLM Adoption Event

"No Mustang Left Behind" became a reality as all 26 horses and two burros found homes at an adoption event hosted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and an on range volunteer support group for... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

Limited Junior Docent Opportunity for Teens Available at Nature Center

Fountain Creek Nature Center's Junior Docent program is a volunteer opportunity for teens (12 and older) who are outgoing, want to develop public speaking skills, learn about nature and will commit...

 

Fountain Library Closing for Carpet Installation

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

 

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...

 

Entries Accepted for SPL's Annual Poetry Contest

Entries are now being accepted for Security Public Library’s Annual Poetry Contest. First and second place winners will be chosen in each category. The categories include: 4th - 5th grades, 6th - 8th grades, 9th - 12th grades and adults. The poems... Full story

 

Sharing Coffee Time with Kolby

Every morning of every day I do the same thing, there is no deviation, it is THE routine. Period. I stumble over the cat to the restroom to do the thing that most of us do first thing in the morning,...

 

Mobile Hotspots Available for Check Out at Security Public Library

Mobile Hotspots are now available for checkout at the Security Public Library, The hotspot program allows library card holders to access unlimited, high-speed Internet service anywhere a Sprint signal can be received. Persons can connect up to 10...

 

12th Annual "A Bridge to Your Voice" Art Show Reception Saturday

A reception for the 12th annual “A Bridge to Your Voice” Art Show is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. this Saturday at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs. The art show is sponsored by Finding Our Voices, an...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is April 19 On Friday, April 19, 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...

 

Potatoes

I recently found a farming story that was not really new to me. I knew that potatoes were a big crop up in the upper Ute Pass area in the 1920s and 1930s. This story goes back to that area in the...

 

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...

 

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