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 By Geof Clark    News    April 12, 2017

Construction Begins on Addition to Wall of Honor at FV Veterans Memorial

Construction began last week on an addition to the Wall of Honor located at the Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial in Fountain. Construction is projected to be finished within two weeks. A limited... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial Selected for Tour of Honor

The Tour of Honor announced last week the selection of the Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial as one of the sites in the 2017 edition of the Tour of Honor event. Riders from across the U.S. and Canada will visit seven memorials in Colorado between the... Full story

 

Great American Cleanup is April 22

The Pikes Peak Great American Cleanup is Saturday, April 22, starting at 9 a.m. at 22 locations across El Paso County from Falcon to Fountain, from Manitou Springs to Monument and from Calhan to downtown Colorado Springs. In conjunction with Earth...

 

Fountain's Fairview Cemetery Cleanup This Week

The City of Fountain Parks Department is conducting its annual Fairview Cemetery Cleanup this week. Citizens and grave caretakers were asked to remove all flowers, vases and other items no later than Friday, April 7, to enable City crews to clean up... Full story

 

Sheriff's Office Notifying Local Residents Sexually Violent Predator has Moved into the Area

In accordance with Colorado law, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office is notifying the Fountain Valley community that Juan Carlos Sanchez has moved to an address in the El Paso County Sheriff's Office... Full story

 

Fire Ban/Restrictions Lifted for Fountain

On Thursday, Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine lifted the fire ban / restrictions that were in place for the city. Below are the normal fire ban / restrictions for Fountain, which are now currently in effect. City of Fountain Fire Department...

 

County Wide Stage One Fire Restrictions Lifted

Jacqueline Kirby, Media Relations Manager for El Paso County Sheriff’s office stated, ”We request you contact your local fire protection district or department before engaging in any open burning that has been allowed in the past. Our county has...

 

Fountain Police Investigating Shooting of Child

At approximately 5:01 p.m., Sunday, Fountain police officers were dispatched to a home in the 700 block of Progress Drive,, to investigate a shooting. According to Sergeant D. Scott Gilbertsen, Public Information Officer for the FPD, officers... Full story

 

Suspicious Death Upgraded to Homicide

On Saturday, April 8, at approximately 4:52 p.m., El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 21800 block of East Highway 24 regarding a found body. When deputies arrived on scene they located a deceased male. Through the course of... Full story

 

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: JACOB JOSEPH GOMEZ is a Hispanic Male, 23 years... Full story

 

Dome to Home: HB17-1242: Transportation Funding

Here is the latest installment in the ongoing effort to keep you informed about critical issues here at Dome to Home. One of the most pressing issues is transportation funding as addressed in HB 17-12... Full story

 

Congratulations to Jim and Kathy Coke for Being Honored as 2016 Volunteers of the Year

Dear Editor, I want to take this opportunity to belatedly add my congratulations to Jim and Kathy Coke on their selection, by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, as the 2016 Volunteers of the Year. They are the perfect couple for this award:... Full story

 
 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion    April 12, 2017

Lamborn's Ledger

Statement on the Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court April 7 Following is my statement I released following the Senate's confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to sit on the United States Supreme... Full story

 

Colorado Governor Signs COHVCO Bill Into Law

Denver – A bill introduced at the behest of the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition was signed into law April 6, by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Sponsored by Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling), Rep. Lois Landgraf (R-Colorado Springs) and Rep. Jeni... Full story

 

Commissioners Celebrate Libraries

The El Paso County Commissioners celebrated the ever-expanding role that local libraries play in the region when they delivered a proclamation at last Thursday’s regular meeting, announcing Library Week 2017 that begins Sunday, April 9 and runs... Full story

 

Books Needed for Spring Used Book Sale

The annual “Friends” of the Security Public Library Spring Used Book Sale is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m April 15 and library officials are asking for book donations for the fund-raising sale. “Children’s books, mysteries, paperbacks, fiction... Full story

 

Food for Fines in April at 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 will be reduced by $2.... 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 entered in to a...

 

Free Investment Workshop Offered April 20 at SPL

A free investment workshop entitled “Money counts!— How to begin investing” is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. on Thurs., April 20 at Security Public Library. The event will feature a short presentation about common investment types and concepts. It... Full story

 

The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities Office Holds Luncheon, Council Meeting

The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities office holds a luncheon at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. This month it will take place tomorrow, April 13. The luncheon is followed by a monthly council meeting at... Full story

 

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Meets This Saturday

The Alzheimer’s Association’s caregiver support group in Fountain has moved to Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. It meets every third Saturday, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. This month it will be this Sat., April 15. Please contact Barb Caudle... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Republican Club meets on April 17

The Fountain Valley Republican Club invites all to its meeting Monday, April 17, at IHOP in Fountain for an evening with El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr. as he shares about his first 100 days in office. As always, 6 p.m. is... Full story

 

VFW Post 3917 and Ladies Auxiliary and Canteen News

All activities are open to the public. The post is located at 4715 W. Clearview Dr. in Security. Canteen is open Tues.-Thurs. 1-7 p.m., Fri. Noon-8 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. *Breakfast is served from 8-10:30 a.m. every Sunday.-$6 (eggs to order,... Full story

 

VFW POST 6461 Activities

Everyone is always welcome at VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe, Fountain. Visit www.vfwpost6461.org or Facebook: VFW Post 6461 for up-to-date information. The doors open at Noon Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. Sat., and 8 a.m. Sun. Help support our Veteran &... Full story

 

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 Twos & Threes Outdoors: Rambunctious Rabbits Thursday, April 13, 9 - 10:15 AM Share the joy of your 2... Full story

 

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