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Articles from the April 17, 2019 edition

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Harvest Time Redeeming Ministries Hosts Easter Egg Hunt

The Second Annual Harvest Time Redeeming Ministries Community Easter Egg Hunt was held Sunday, April 6, at Metcalfe Park in Fountain. The day started off with an Easter egg hunt for special needs...

 

Reader Inspired By Generosity of Millennial Who Helped Other Shopper

One of our readers shared the following inspirational moment about a Good Samaritan who recently came to the resuce and made the day for a fellow shopper. Yesterday (Sunday, April 7) I was at Walmart on 85/87. The cashier and I were making small...

 

FRRC Hosts Awards Banquet

For all the winners and photo highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/alternate/frrcawards_2019-4-17red.pdf...

 

House Bill 1279 Passes House Environmental Committee

Our House Bill 1279 passed with eight yes votes and two no votes Thursday April 11, in the Energy and Environmental Committee. And at the end this week it will be heard by the Senate, the day will be...

 

Victim in Security Homicide Identified, Man Arrested

On Sunday, April 14, at approximately 2:05 a.m., deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office responded to a Domestic Violence call in the 1900 block of Hallam Avenue.  When deputies arrived on...

 

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: RONNIE FAUBUSH is a White Male, 33 years old, 5'10"...

 

Sheriff's Office Releases March Statistics for Sheriff's Top Priorities

In 2017, Sheriff Bill Elder laid out illegal marijuana enforcement, addressing mental health in the community and reducing the average daily jail population as his top priorities for the next four years of his administration.   In March, we...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    April 17, 2019

Bill Signings and Rule Changes

As we enter the final weeks of the session the flurry of bill signings will only intensify. Some bills are signed into law amid much fanfare and hoopla, others quietly in the governor's office with...

 

TABOR- Will We Be Fooled Again?

Monday, April 15, is Tax Day. So, it seems like a good time to talk about HB 1257, and our Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. This bill was brought by the Speaker of the House, K.C. Becker. If this passes...

 

Ardith Bruce Was Honored as One of Our Hometown Heroes

At a third council meeting, in a row, on April 9th, the issue of the electric lineman statue was brought up. This time Councilman Phil Thomas stated, that I, Fran Carrick, while sitting on Fountain's...

 

Upcoming Spring Activities

Good morning, I hope all are enjoying a wonderful day.  I wanted to again highlight a couple of events that are coming up, and one new opportunity I was updated on last week. First, a reminder that E...

 

Oppose HB19-1278

As your Clerk and Recorder I would like to make you aware of a bill in the State Legislature, HB19-1278 Modifications to Uniform Election Code, which will adversely impact our county and state. The...

 

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/ Chocolate...

 

City of Fountain Spring Clean Up Scheduled for May 18

The City of Fountain Spring Clean Up is set for 7 a.m.-Noon Saturday, May 18 at the Waste Connection’s Landfill (continue past 8900 Squirrel Creek, 2 ½ miles out on Squirrel Creek from Link Rd.) Residents may pay $10 a standard pickup truck load...

 

Friends of Library Book Sale is Saturday

The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. this 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Fountain Valley Historical Society Meets May 13

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, 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...

 

County to Host Veterans Benefit Class April 23 at Mt. Carmel Veterans Center

El Paso County Veteran Services Office will host a Veterans Benefits Class from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Tuesday, April 23, at the Mt. Carmel Veterans Center. A spokepserson stated, “You served your country. Do you know what VA benefits to which you...

 

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...

 

A Problem

It being Springtime, and a bit of rain has been in the area, I thought I would talk a bit about conditions that were fairly common a hundred years ago. This is one of those that bothered many a wife,...

 

Music = Life by Amelia Trulson, written 12-17-18

People often say to me things like, "Why do you spend so much money on her singing?" My answer has always been, "If your child is an athlete, you are going to buy uniforms and go to games. Even if you...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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