Articles from the May 1, 2019 edition

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 News    May 1, 2019

Pinwheels Promote Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Fountain City Council declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month during its April 23 meeting. They are pictured with El Paso County Department of Human Services Child, Youth and Family...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Home Delivery Rate to Increase June 1

Due to rising expenses related to producing this newspaper, effective June 1, the home delivery rate will be increased from $1.50 to $2 per month. The News staff has held off such an increase for as long as we possibly could and hope that local...

 

New Mustang Foal Named Marvel

The new wild foal pictured with its mother at Sand Wash Basin in northwestern Colorado has a most fitting and timely name - Marvel. This newspaper's Assistant Editor/Advertising Salesperson Geof...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Fountain Spring Clean Up Day at Landfill 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.) Residents may pay $10 a standard pickup truck load...

 

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...

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

Thursday, April 25 Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce, Broccoli, Tossed Salad, Peaches, Raisin Nut Cup Friday, April 26 Sloppy Joe, Carrots, Coleslaw, Pineapple, Sugar Cookie Monday, April 29 Baked Ziti w/ Sausage & Marinara, Cauliflower, Caesar...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Mudpies Taste Better

What happened? I remember playing outside barefoot, riding bicycles, and catching ladybugs and worms. Getting dirty. Using my imagination to make forts and imagine I was a warrior princess fighting...

 

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 of each month....

 

Curiosity Unlimited Meets at Briarhurst in May

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

 

Auditions for Widefield Parks & Recreation Summer Musical Set for May 21-22

Widefield Parks and Recreation is excited to offer a Summer Musical program showcasing our amazing local talent! High school and college students can join as actors, stage hands and technicians in the performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” this...

 

Community Soup Kitchen on Friday Evenings 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...

 

Recycling Center Open Three Days a Week

The Fountain Recycling Center located at the Lorraine Center, 301 E. Iowa Ave., in Fountain is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for more details....

 

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...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

MAY ACTIVITIES 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/...

 

Why is Your Mom Your Hero?

This week we are inviting readers of all ages to tell us about your mother and why she is your hero! A few of the submissions (as space allows) will be printed in our next issue, just in time to surprise her for Mothers Day! Please email your “My...

 
 News    May 1, 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: LOREN SEBASTIAN ALLEN is a White Male, 18 years old...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Gunshot Victim From Homicide Investigation Identified

The El Paso County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased male who was found with a gunshot wound on April 21, in the 6400 block of Hwy. 85/87. The Fountain Police Department reported the victim was identified as Cordell Marquiz Rosenberg,...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Citizens Urged to Complete County Master Plan Survey

Whether you live in Black Forest, Colorado Springs, Falcon, Fountain, or anywhere else in the County, Planning and Community Development Executive Director Craig Dossey has one simple plea: Take Our Survey! “El Paso County is launching an initiativ...

 
 By Dennis Hisey    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Election and Voter Bills

As this is being written we have five days left in the session, when the Constitution says 120 days it means 120 days. The final gavel on the first session of the 72nd General Assembly will come down...

 

Update: Tentative Timeline for Railroad Crossing Work in Security 

Good morning. Thanks to all those who came out and participated in the Great American Cleanup this past Saturday.  It was great to see our community come out to help keep our parks and trails clean...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Overreach: Parental and Consumer Rights Under Attack

Every year we see a plethora of good bills and bad. So far, this year, as of day 108, 583 bills have been introduced. Most of those bills are bi-partisan and will pass unanimously. But every once in a...

 

Progress in the Senate this Week

The end of last week and into this week, our HB 1279 to ban toxic firefighting foam has worked its way through the Senate. On Thursday, April 25, local community members were able to testify to the...

 

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 500 W. Alabama...

 

retired Fountain Police Chief Richard Ritchey Dies at 92

February 10, 1927-April 21, 2019 Richard Adair Ritchey, born February 10, 1927 in Denver, Colorado, passed away April 21, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. Richard's parents were Oliver and Adalade...

 

Wood?

We do not often think that our major product might be wood. The first building material for Denver was from the Pike's Peak Region's forests. Not only that but it came from Black Forest. Early rancher...

 

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