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Attorney Who Took on DuPont Over Water Contamination and Won to Visit Tuesday

Last week, the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition announced Rob Bilott, the attorney who took on DuPont and won (over PFAS contamination in Parkersburg, West Virginia), will appear and speak at... Full story


El Paso County Public Health and CSU Extension offering Workshop for Water Well/Septic Owners

El Paso County Public Health and Colorado State University Extension are offering a Workshop for Water Well and Septic Owners.  Do you get your water from an underground well?  Do you have concerns about the quality of water your well is...


Meeting About Fountain Streets April 25 at Fountain City Hall

A City Hall meeting on the topic of “City Streets and City Street Projects” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the council chambers at Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St. The event is being hosted by members of the Fountain...


Fire Burns 2,800 Acres Alongside I-25

A fire on Sunday that was believed to have been started by gunfire at the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex off Charter Oak Ranch Road, burns alongside I-25. High winds fanned the flames along...


Fountain Valley's Bird Whisperer Shares Passion for Raptors in Class at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The April 7th owl and raptor hike at the Fountain Creek Nature Center was a success. In spite of the cold weather, everyone showed up and made the day a fun time. A few extra layers of clothes, a hot... Full story


Grand Opening Week for God's Pantry Second Location Begins Monday

The grand opening week for God's Pantry's second location begins Monday at 30 Widefield Blvd. Suite A (behind Big R) in Widefield. The event runs through Saturday, April 21. Hours are Monday through... Full story


CCH Neighborhood Watch Meeting April 25

Residents of Country Club Heights subdivision are urged to attend a special meeting of the CCH Neighborhood Watch Wednesday, April 25, at 6 p.m. for dinner with the meeting agenda beginning at 6:30 p.m. Location: IHOP community room on US 85/87 by...


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: SCOTT ALEXANDER is a White Male, 50 years old,...


One Person Arrested Following Shooting in Security

One person was arrested following a shooting Thursday night in the 1800 block of Main Street in Security. According to Jacqueline Kirby, Media Relations Manager/PIO for the El Paso County Sheriff's Of... Full story


Fountain Valley's Bird Whisperer Spreads Awareness, Inspires Others

I should have known that a bit of freezing weather Saturday morning wouldn't stop Fountain Valley's Bird Whisperer Doug Harling, (who is a photojournalist for this newspaper) from leading his first pr...


Orange Crush, Purple Drank, Skittles, Getting Your Lean On, Sizzurp!

Have you heard any of these terms? I should ask if you've heard of a finished drug product with dextromethorphan (DXM)? In fact, you've probably purchased it. You would know it as cough syrup. Plain,...


Citizens College, On-going Fire Threats, Great American Clean Up

I hope all are well.  This week I wanted to invite residents to learn about an upcoming county-sponsored Citizens College as well as continue my highlighting of concerns about fire threats, and...

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion    April 11, 2018

Giving our Troops a Pay Raise

As a Member of Congress, I believe providing for the common defense of our country is the primary role of the federal government. For far too long we have piled missions and responsibilities on our...


I Am Back On "Mission Mode"

This week, we have had the honor of hosting a young man who is serving our country in the Navy. He is a smart and intelligent fella. He and my son went to high school together and along with another c...


Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Wayne King/Century 21 Curbow Realty Host Chamber Social Wayne King and the team at Century 21 Curbow Realty hosted the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours Social last week,...


What's Happening at 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 2’s & 3’s Outdoors: Hooray for Hatchlings April 12, 9- 10:15 a.m. Share the joy of your 2 or 3 year-... Full story


Parish Yard Sale at St. Dominic Catholic Church Rescheduled

The Parish Yard Sale that was scheduled for April 14 at St. Dominic Church, 5354 S. Highway 85/87, Security has been rescheduled to July 16. A spokesperson said, “Looking to sell? There are limited spaces for $10. Hurry and reserve yours now....


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...


23 Field Trips Take You From The Prairie To The Mountains

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... Full story


Water Managers to Speak at Republican Club Meeting April 16

All are invited to join the Fountain Valley Republican Club 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 invited...


C'MON INN Running Club Up and Running

The C’MON INN Running Club is up and running Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for 5K fun runs/walks. “It’s free to join with drink specials and a free t-shirt after the 10th run,” a spokesperson said. Signup runs from 5-6 p.m. Tues. &...

 By Kaylee Everett    News    April 11, 2018

FFCHS JROTC Hosting Blood Drive

The Fountain Fort Carson High School JROTC program and Bonfils Blood Center are partnering up again this year to host the annual Blood Drive, April 25-26 in the small gym from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. To donate blood or platelets, you must be... Full story


Next Meeting of the Fountain Valley Writers is April 16

The next meeting of The Fountain Valley Writers (in search of a catchier name) is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 (or later) p.m. Monday, April 16, at the home of group facilitator Julie Shavin, 8435 Ermel Road, Fountain (just east of Link Rd.) Members of...


Friends of Library Book Sale is April 21

The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 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... Full story


At The Cafe

In some of our towns one of the first businesses was a cafe, or some place to get a meal. I have traveled the great plains from Canada to Texas, and have this image of a typical plains town of the...


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