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Friday Night Community 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... Full story

 

Poetry Contest Underway

Security Public Library’s Annual Poetry Contest is underway, in conjunction with April being National Poetry Month. There will be first and second place winners in each of the following categories: 4th-5thgrade, 6th-8th grade, 9th-12th grade, and... Full story

 

Do You Remember Easter? I do.

I remember Easter as a kid, the baskets and the big fat jelly beans that were almost the size of my thumbs! I don’t remember ham but I do recall, sometimes, a church service. My mother nearly dying...

 

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... Full story

 

PPACG Area Agency on Aging offers Social Security 101

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging is pleased to announce an extension of the traditional Medicare 101 series.  PPACG is partnering with Social Security Administration to provide Social Security 101.  These... Full story

 

Golden Circle Lunch Menu

Thursday April 13 Chicken Alfredo, Squash medley, garbanzo beans and tomato salad, strawberries, milk Friday, April 14 Egg salad sandwich, tossed vegie salad, carrot, parsnip and potato soup, orange, milk Monday April 17 Glazed ham, roasted sweet... Full story

 

Vendors Needed for St. Raphael's Summer 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 are looking for... Full story

 

Holy Week Schedule for Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

While driving to church on Easter Sunday a few years ago, Peggy Key of Portage, MI shared with her children the Easter story. “This is the day we celebrate Jesus’ coming back to life,” Peggy explained. Immediately, her 3-year old son piped up... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Singers Presenting GOING HOME! April 22

Members of The Fountain Valley Singers will present their first concert of the year at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 802 Leta Drive, Security. GOING HOME! is a concert of enjoyable music like: Deep River, River in... Full story

 

Graveside Services for Don Chalmers will be Saturday

Don Chalmers, 94, of Fountain, CO passed away on Thursday, April 6. He was born July 14, 1922. Don is survived by the love of his life, Rena Doncoglu of Fountain. Graveside services will be this... Full story

 

Teddy Harada Westcott

December 16, 1955-April 7, 2017 Teddy Westcott, a longtime Security resident, passed away April 7, 2017 after a long battle with end stage kidney disease. He was born December 16, 1955 in Kumamoto, Japan. He came to Colorado Springs in 1958 and... Full story

 
 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion    April 12, 2017

Advice From an Older Sister

While watching TV, I heard a person ask, "What three things would you take to an island?" My mind wandered and wondered. I'm not normally easily sidetracked but on this day, I was very distracted by...

 

Neighborhood Services Supervisor Addresses Responsibilities of Horse Riders in Fountain

Recently a resident called Fountain Neighborhood Services Department Supervisor Juan Flores about an unpleasant encounter with a horse rider on one of the city’s many trails. The question was, "Does Fountain have ordinances or codes regarding... Full story

 

High School Sports Wrap Up

There was plenty of local high school sports action last week BOYS SWIMMING The Fountain-Fort Carson boys swimming team participated in the Cheyenne Mountain Indian Invite Saturday. Fountain-Fort Carson finished with 129 points. The top 18 placers...

 

Two Charity Basketball Games are Friday at Widefield High School

Two charity basketball games are scheduled for Friday in Bowers Gym at Widefield High School. The first game begins at 5:30 p.m. and will feature eighth-grade students from the three District 3 junior highs against teachers from the same schools.... Full story

 

Registration Underway for Fountain's Recreation Department's Summer Leagues

Registration is underway at The City of Fountain’s Recreation Department for summer baseball/softball leagues. Children from four years old through eighth grade can participate.  Leagues offered include t-ball, coach pitch, machine pitch, player... Full story

 

Trojan Swimmers' Season Continues

The Trojans competed at the Cheyenne Mountain Indian Invitational last weekend. Some of the competitors from FFCHS are pictured.... Full story

 

Fountain-Fort Carson Tennis Team Hosts Tournament Friday and Saturday

Fountain-Fort Carson's #2 Singles Rachel Johnson (pictured) and her teammates will be hosting an eight-team tournament Friday and Saturday on the FFCHS tennis courts. Tennis players from Mesa Ridge... Full story

 

Register Now for Baseball, Softball and T-Ball at Widefield Parks & Recreation

Registration is underway at Widefield Parks and Recreation for youth sports leagues. The leagues include baseball & softball for 1st - 8th graders as well as T-ball for 4 year olds - Kindergarteners (age as of 6/10/17 and grade determined by the... Full story

 

The Bates Ranch

This story dates from the late 1930's when an interesting bit of history was made public. The ranch, near present day Security, had been settled in the early days of the Civil War. J.W. Bates had...

 

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