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Articles from the May 2, 2018 edition

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 By Geof Clark    News    May 2, 2018

Local Middle School Student Sets Up Donation Box for Fire Victims at Fountain's Family Dollar Store

Kaytlin Koesy, a sixth grader at Fountain Middle School, wanted to help victims of the recent #117 Fire. She asked the staff at the Family Dollar located near the intersection of North Santa Fe and...

 
 By Patricia St. Louis    News    May 2, 2018

Council Moves Forward With Putting Proposed Residency Requirement Change for Police and Fire Chiefs on Ballot

At its meeting Tuesday, April 24, the Fountain City Council gave approval to city staff to move forward with creating a proposal for November’s ballot that will ask citizens to consider changing...

 

Migrating White-faced Ibis Stop Over in Fountain Valley

This past weekend a flock of long-legged wader birds was observed feeding in an irrigated pasture east of Fountain on the ranch owned by long-time local veterinarian Georgette Goonan. These birds...

 

Fountain Creek Family Fun Day Festival is Saturday

Fountain Creek Nature Center is hosting it’s annual Family Fun Day Festival this Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Explore over 20 outdoor activity stations including live animals, dinosaur fossils, bug sweeps, kite making, pond critters,... Full story

 
 News    May 2, 2018

County Assessor's Office Completes Damage Assessment for 117 Fire

The El Paso County Assessor’s Office has completed its official Fire Damage Assessment for the 117 Fire. Here is a summary of both residential and non-residential improvements either damaged or destroyed by the fire: Number of properties:   Improv...

 
 News    May 2, 2018

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: SEAN MICHAEL COOK is a White Male, 26 years old,... Full story

 
 By Glenn Mollette    Opinion    May 2, 2018

When Barbara Bush Said Damn

I've always admired Barbara Bush. Like millions of others I was saddened to hear about her declining health and then recent death. Many television tributes and well deserved accolades have been...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    May 2, 2018

Fort Carson's Response to Fires

After the first of the recent fires in our area, I contacted the Ft. Carson garrison commander's office to find out what they were doing to mitigate fires that result from live-fire exercises on the...

 

Town Hall for Hanover area Tentatively set for May 14

I hope all are well and had a nice weekend. I was able to attend the baptism of a friend's son on Saturday and enjoyed the beautiful weather on Sunday with a pleasant afternoon walk. I am hopeful we...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 2, 2018

Sing on Baby Girl!

Oh my word!! I have a 15-year-old daughter who is turning 16 this summer. Do you have any idea what that has meant? This is the same daughter who went to Australia last year and is going to be going...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Grand Opening May 19 at Eaglesnest Wood & Pottery A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening is planned for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Eaglesnest Wood & Pottery, 336 Main St., Security, in the Security Shopping...

 

Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group set for May 11

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. this Friday, May 11, at Sarges’ Grill, 6436 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. The group meets the second and fourth Friday. For more information, visit...

 
 News    May 2, 2018

Commissioners Recognize Small Business Week

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners at its regular meeting Thursday recognized as April 29 through May 3, 2018, Small Business Week with a Proclamation. "National Small Business Week recognizes...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

May Activities Nature Adventures: Playful Prairie Dogs May 3, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Children, ages 3-6 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. $3 per person including adults & siblings. Prepaid...

 

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival is May 11-13

23 Field Trips Take You From The Prairie To The Mountains The El Paso County Nature Centers will host the fourth annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival from Friday, May 11, to Sunday, May 13. Join public, private and non-profits for an...

 

Congressional Candidate to Speak at Democratic Club

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr.  Monday, May 14. Dr. Stephany Rose-Spaulding will be the speaker.  She is the Democratic Candidate for Congressional...

 

Free Youth Fishing Derby May 19

Get outside and learn to fish at Willow Springs Ponds in Fountain Creek Regional Park! A free fishing derby is planned Saturday., May 19, from 9:30 a.m. to nooon, for children ages 5 to 15. Enjoy fishing demonstrations, fun prizes, and a hot dog... Full story

 

C'MON INN Running Club is Free, Open to All

The C’MON INN Running Club is up and running Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for 5K fun runs/walks. Signup runs from 5-6 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. and 11:30 a.m.-Noon Saturday. C’MON INN is located at 711 Dale St., Fountain. “It’s free to join...

 

Historical Society Meets May 14

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, May 14,, 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...

 

St. Dominic Church Yard Sale is June 2

A Parish Yard Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2 at St. Dominic Church, 5354 S. Highway 85/87, Security. The organizers request no early birds. The event is free and open to the public. A spokesperson said, “Looking to sell? There are...

 

Friday Night 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...

 
 By Mel Mcfarland    Community    May 2, 2018

An Old Trail To The Mountain

I get asked regularly how the soldiers who worked at the weather station up on Pikes Peak got there. I am also asked how Katharine Lee Bates got to the top. Curiously, about the same way. It also incl...

 

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...

 

Golden Circle Lunch Menu

For more information about the Golden Circle meal program, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Golden Circle meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde Manor, 906 Grinde...

 

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