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Students and Deputies Team Up To Raise $1,500 at Third Annual Cops Vs. Kids Charity Basketball Game

Students and Deputies Team Up To Raise $1,500 at Third Annual Cops Vs. Kids Charity Basketball Game On April 14, El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) deputies and Widefield School District 3 (WSD3)... Full story

 

Community Mourns Loss of Long-time Leader Robert "Bob" Allgood

Long-time Security resident and community leader Robert "Bob" Allgood entered into eternal life on April 22, in Colorado Springs at the age of 86. He was a Security Volunteer Fireman for 25 years.... Full story

 

9-1-1 Hero Honored by D8 School Board

Braelyn Walker, a third grade student at Patriot Elementary School, was recently recognized by the Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight Board of Education for her courage and being named a... Full story

 

County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez Jr. to Host Town Hall

District 4 El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr. will host a Town Hall Meeting this Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m.at the Airplane Restaurant, 1665 Newport Rd., in eastern Colorado Springs. District 4 includes the Fountain Valley area. El... Full story

 

Veterans Memorial Brick Sales Nearly Complete

Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial brick sales manager Jerry Bryant told the News staff Tuesday morning that brick sales have gone well the last few weeks and the number of bricks available for purchase is limited. Bricks are $35 and will be placed... Full story

 

Fountain Celebrates Arbor Day Saturday

The City of Fountain invites citizens to gather to celebrate 2017’s Arbor Day on Saturday, April 29, at 9 a.m. at Heritage Park (off Winebrook Way). Arbor Day is designated as a special holiday for planting trees and working to keep communities... Full story

 

Security Water District Installing New Pipeline

Security Water District officials expect a new pipeline connection to Colorado Springs Utilities to be complete mid-May. Until then, they are pleading with their water users to conserve water as much... Full story

 

Possible Additional Victims in Sexual Assault Case Sought

In early April, members of the El Paso County's Office Special Victims Unit began an investigation on a Sexual Assault case. According to Jacqueline Kirby, Media Relations Manager/PIO for the... Full story

 

Sheriff's Office Makes Two Arrests in Highway 24 Homicide

At approximately 4:52 p.m. April 8, El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the 21800 block of East Highway 24 regarding a found body. According to Jacqueline Kirby, Media... Full story

 

Welcome Back Janet!!

You may remember Janet Huntington’s past column “Food for Our Table,” which appeared regularly a few years ago. The columns were highly popular and so many readers voiced their sadness when the columns stopped. It wasn’t for me to explain why... Full story

 

Clean up Went Well

I wanted to start off by thanking all those that volunteered and participated in the Great American Cleanup this past weekend.  It was a bit of a wet morning, but it was a great event that helped... Full story

 
 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion    April 26, 2017

April District Work Period

I enjoyed the opportunity to hear from so many constituents during my Town Hall Tour. In three days, I held free and open Town Hall Meetings in each of the five counties of the Fifth Congressional Dis... Full story

 

Persons With Disabilities Sought To Attend Needs Assessment Meeting in Fountain on May 17

If you are living in or around Fountain and have a disability, the Independence Center would like to hear from you! The Independence Center will be conducting a verbal needs assessment with community members, local agencies, and other stakeholders... Full story

 

Fountain Middle School Hosts Future 6th Graders Night May 3

Dr. Dallas, Principal of Fountain Middle School (FMS) is hosting a Future 6th Graders Night on Wed., May 3, to share opportunities available in middle school and stragies to help your child succeed. Teachers from the school will be available to... Full story

 

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

 

Community Market this Friday/Saturday

A Fountain Valley Community Market is scheduled for 2:30-6:30 p.m. this Saturday and from Noon-5 p.m. Sunday inside Dragon Gate Martial Arts, 153 Fontaine Blvd., Widefield (next to Big R) Admission is free. The event will feature local artists and... Full story

 

TREA Chapter's 113 Spring Masquerade Dinner Dance is May 13

TREA Chapter 113’s Spring Masquerade Dinner Dance is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Genesis (formerly Cheyenne Place,) 945 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Colorado Springs. Cocktail hour is at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. The cost... Full story

 

Family Campers and RVers Host Local Membership Drive Booth

“Come Camp with Us” is the motto of the non-profit Family Campers and RVers (FCRV). There are many chapters in Colorado Springs, catering to different styles of camping and people who camp. On May 5 and 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., FCRV will have... Full story

 

Local Family History Stories Sought for Possible Inclusion in New Exhibit

Fountain Creek Nature Center seeks family history stories for a new cultural history exhibit planned for installation in late 2017 or early 2018. The exhibit will be titled, “Fountain Creek is the Pathway of History.” This unique exhibit will foc... 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 Nature Adventures: Owl-ology Thursday, May 4, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-6 with an adult, will...

 

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

 

Chamber After Hours April 27 at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary

Eric Bentley and the staff at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary are hosting the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s April After Hours from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the business located at 6630 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. The event will feature... Full story

 

Poetry Contest

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

 

Free Legal Clinic Will be May 1 at Fountain Branch Library

A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney is scheduled for 3:30-5:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Fountain Branch Library, 230 S. Main St., Fountain. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions; help fill out... Full story

 

Don't Be "That Guy"

One single life can affect so very many. How, is the question. Over 20 years ago my family of four (before our youngest was around) were traveling home in our van. We had been all over town just...

 

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