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 News    May 3, 2017

District 3 and 8 Communications Staff win Awards

Both Christy McGee and Sam Briggs, communications directors for Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 and Widefield School District 3 (respectively), were recently recognized for communications effor... Full story

 

District 3 Positive Action Team Donates Computers, Money to Senior Center

Members of Widefield School District 3's Positive Action Team recently presented the Fountain Valley Senior Center (FVSC) with 12 Chromebooks and a check to help purchase more technology. PAT members... Full story

 
 By Julie Jones    Sports    May 3, 2017

FFCHS Alum Kevin Davis Signs with LA Rams

Fountain-Fort Carson High School alumnus Kevin Davis will join fellow FFCHS graduate Morgan Fox on the NFL's Los Angeles Rams' defensive unit. Davis was signed as an undrafted free agent shortly...

 
 By Patricia St. Louis    News    May 3, 2017

Fountain City Council Hears from Fountain Community Theater Members and Supporters

The Fountain City Council Chambers were filled with members of the Fountain Community Theater and many of their supporters in hopes of receiving the City of Fountain's support in securing a new and... Full story

 
 By Patricia St. Louis    News    May 3, 2017

City Council Approves Creation of New Community Engagement Position

At its April 25 meeting, the Fountain City Council unanimously approved creation of a new position to focus on Community Engagement, in a 5-0 vote. Mayor Gabe Ortega and Councilmember Jim Coke were not in attendance. Mayor Pro Tem Phil Thomas ran... Full story

 
 News    May 3, 2017

Spring Dumpster Days to be May 5 and 6

The City of Fountain recently announced Spring Dumpster Days are planned on Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6. (Friday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Fountain residents can bring truckloads of acceptable... Full story

 
 News    May 3, 2017

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 P.D. Uses NARCAN to Revive Unconscious Person

Since the deployment of NARCAN in 2016, the Fountain Police Department has used NARCAN several times with favorable results. The latest use came on Sunday, (April 30) when officers from the Fountain Police Department responded to an unconscious and... Full story

 
 News    May 3, 2017

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: GLENN LEE ASHWORTH is a White Male, 48 years old,... Full story

 

Water Challenges, Family Fun Day at the Nature Center, Free Fishing

I hope all are well. Although we had a cold weekend, I am happy for the needed moisture from last week's snow and rain. This past week I got to participate in the Arkansas River Basin Water Forum... Full story

 

Family Campers & 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

 

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

 

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

 

TREA Chapter 113 Meets First Thursday of each Month

Members of The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 113 meet at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Sarges’ Grill, 6436 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. “Are you concerned about your entitlements and about not having them erode away? These... 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

 

FV Democratic Club Meets Monday

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Monday, May 8. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a potluck dinner. Call 382-1015 for more information....

 

God's Pantry Next Bag Day is Saturday

The next Bag Day at God’s Pantry is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting, at 102 N. Main St., Fountain. “Buy a bag at the door for $5 and fill it as full as you can,” a spokesperson said.”Anything too big to fit in the... Full story

 

Fundraiser to Support New Playground at Abrams Elementary School is Thursday

Help Abrams Elementary raise some money this Thursday! A portion of ALL sales at McDonald’s on Mesa Ridge on May 4 will go to the school. The school has just been awarded a KaBOOM! playground grant, to be partially funded by The Home Depot, but... 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... Full story

 

Food for Fines Extended to May at Security Public Library

Do you owe fines to Security Public Library? Would you like to clear those fines and do a good deed all at the same time? Now is your chance. For each non-perishable food donation a library patron makes during May, their fine will be reduced by $2.... Full story

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 3, 2017

This is Family Season!

Right now, kids are jittery, waiting for summer break to come. Freedom from classrooms but fun plans on hanging with their best pals every single day...only to get bored three weeks into it and begin...

 
 News    May 3, 2017

Chamber of Commerce News

Dove-Witt Family Mortuary Hosts Chamber's April After Hours Social Eric Bentley and the staff at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary hosted the April Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce After Hours Thursday at... Full story

 
 By Mel McFarland    Community    May 3, 2017

A Deer Problem

A few years back they banned hunting on the Air Force Academy. The deer had become quite tame, and unafraid of people and their pets. After a few years they found they had a deer population that was e...

 

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... Full story

 

Golden Circle Lunch Menu

Thursday, May 4 Chicken Piccata w/Pasta, Sauce; Creamed Spinach, Lima Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Milk Friday, May 5 Sandy’s Chicken Chili, Broccoli w/ Cheese, Tortilla, Carrot Raisin Salad, Applesauce, Milk Monday, May 8 Sweet & Sour Pork, Brown... Full story

 

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