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Articles from the April 24, 2019 edition

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Jon Karroll honored by Fountain City Council

Long-time News Anchor Jon Karroll (who recently retired from serving at KRDO-TV for many years) was honored by the Fountain City Council at its April 9 meeting. Mayor Pro-Tem Phil... — Updated 4/24/2019


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: ROBERT ADAM ANDREWS is a White... — Updated 4/24/2019


Fountain Valley Baptist Church Offers New Class on "The Armor of God"

A new class will be offered this month at Fountain Valley Baptist Church, on the subject of “The Armor of God.” Anyone interested in attending the class is welcome to visit Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at... — Updated 4/24/2019


Sophie M. San Nicolas

July 5, 1946-April 18, 2019 Sophie M. San Nicolas, 72, a long-time resident of Fountain, Colorado, passed away peacefully at her home April 18, 2019. She was born July 5, 1946 in... — Updated 4/24/2019


Fountain Library Hosts Senior Events

HEALTHY LIVING FOR THE BODY AND BRAIN: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH Wednesday, May 22, 1-2 p.m. For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. Join us to learn about research in the areas of... — Updated 4/24/2019


Spring Clean Up:City Offering Curbside Pickup for Seniors

In conjunction with the annual Spring Clean Up, the City of Fountain and the City of Fountain Street Division is offering curbside pickup for senior citizens (ages 65 and over.) in May. Loads will be limited to one standard pickup... — Updated 4/24/2019


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... — Updated 4/24/2019


Pages of the Past

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An Organized Sport?

I was recently reminded of this story and thought I would repeat it for you. One of the most exhilarating sports known in the west a hundred years ago was hunting Jack Rabbits! Such... — Updated 4/24/2019


FFCHS JROTC Hosts Blood Drive Today/Tomorrow

by Kaylee Everett Today and tomorrow, April 24 and 25, the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Junior ROTC program will host its annual blood drive held in the school gymnasium. This blood drive is open to the public and will take... — Updated 4/24/2019


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... — Updated 4/24/2019


Curiosity Unlimited Meets at Briarhurst in May

“Curiosity Unlimited Club holds its annual May Luncheon at the Briarhurst Manor-Conservatory, Manitou Springs, on Friday, May 3, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Kathryn Andrus, Instructional Technologist at the Faculty Resource... — Updated 4/24/2019


Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is May 3 On Friday, May 3, 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... — Updated 4/24/2019

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

I have to tell you, after all of this time, about myself.

I am a Schmexy Beascht! I am the leader of the Chubby Gang and I make no apologies for that; I would love to be thinner but I am done beating myself up about it. If you love me,... — Updated 4/24/2019


The Farce of Macroevolution

I want to say up front that I believe in Microevolution/Speciation/Hybridization. Examples include: varieties of dogs and cats etc... there are no cogs or dats. There are no... — Updated 4/24/2019


Topic: We are getting a Health Study!

Our community will finally be getting a health study! Tomorrow, Drs. Adgate and Starling will explain more about the process of this health study during our water coalition meeting... — Updated 4/24/2019


Clean Water Coalition Meets Tomorrow Night

Drs. Adgate and Starling will explain more about the process of a new health study for the Fountain Valley, during the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition meeting tomorrow evening (Thurs., April 25) at 6:30 p.m. the First United... — Updated 4/24/2019


Free Fishing Derby on May 11

I pray all are well and enjoyed a wonderful Easter weekend.  I enjoyed a lovely day attending church service and then joining church friends at the potluck lunch immediately... — Updated 4/24/2019


City Should Reveal Who Artist That Will Create Lineman Statue is...

It is unfortunate that all the people who have congratulated me on my letter against the proposed expense to the City of Fountain for a lineman statue aren't able to follow up with... — Updated 4/24/2019

 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Parental Rights?

Last week the vaccination bill, HV 1312 was heard in the Health and Human Services Committee. The people on the committee started around 2 p.m. in the afternoon and ended after 4 a.... — Updated 4/24/2019

 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion

Up This Week

Mixed bag of bills coming up early in the week, I have a few on third reading that I would expect to pass with little discussion. One, a transparency bill, requiring a referral... — Updated 4/24/2019


Fountain Police Investigating Late Night Sunday Shooting That Left Man Dead

At approximately 10:15 p.m. Sunday, officers with the Fountain Police Department responded to the 6400 block of South Highway 85/87 on a reported shooting. According to FPD Public Safety Information Officer Lisa Schneider, upon... — Updated 4/24/2019


Memorial Service is Today for Long-time Security Resident Ruth Sinnes

February 3, 1928-April 17, 2019 Long-time Fountain Valley resident Ruth Alena Sinnes, who was born February 3, 1928, in Aurora, Illinois to the late James and Doris Morrell, died... — Updated 4/24/2019


April 30 and May 2 County Commissioners Meetings Canceled

The regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meetings for Tuesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 2, have been canceled because most Commissioners will be representing El Paso County at the annual Colorado Springs Chamber &... — Updated 4/24/2019


Fountain Spring Clean Up is 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.) Fountain residents may pay $10 a... — Updated 4/24/2019


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