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 News    May 9, 2018

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet Meets with Local Water Officials

Local water department and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment officials met with Colorado State Senator Michael Bennet last Wednesday at the Security Water and Sanitation...

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Meets Tomorrow Night

The Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition is meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of the Security Fire Station, 400 Security Blvd. “We had a great turnout for the Rob Bilott talk last month,” Susan Gordon,... Full story

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Clean Water Coalition and Colorado College Students Host Visit From Attorney Who Became DuPont's "Worst Nightmare"

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Co-Chairperson Liz Rosenbaum speaks with Rob Bilott, known as "the attorney who took on DuPont and won" during his recent visit to the Fountain Valley area. The... Full story

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Tour V Colorado Fountain-Roubaix Bike Race Saturday,

On Saturday, the City of Fountain will welcome riders for the first annual Tour V Colorado Fountain-Roubaix bicycle race. The race will start and finish in Fountain and is the first event on the inaugural Tour of Colorado Cycling Series. The course...

 
 News    May 9, 2018

The News staff joins with the family and many friends of Margueritte Davidson in wishing her a very happy 100th birthday tomorrow (May 10)!

A long-time Fountain resident, she is a very special member of the community. Margueritte is the mother of past Fountain Mayor and El Paso County Commissioner Jeri C. Howells. She has two...

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Street Closures in Fountain for Railroad Repairs

The City of Fountain Street Department announced last week that major railroad work will be occurring May 9-11, in the vicinity of downtown Fountain, and will cause some street closures. May 9-10: Ohio Ave. between Highway 85/87 and Race Street,... Full story

 

Bus Monitor Inspires Preschoolers

Bus Monitor Inspires Preschoolers story and photo by Christy McGee, APR, Public Officer, School District 8 Lisa Locke gets so much joy out of working as a bus monitor for a bus full of preschoolers... Full story

 
 News    May 9, 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: JESSE RYAN AGUILAR is a White Male, 27 years old,... Full story

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Sheriff Bill Elder Receives National Alliance on Mental Illness Advocate of the Year Award

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder was recognized as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Advocate of the Year at NAMI’s Eighth Annual Fundraising Breakfast Thursday at the Broadmoor International Center. Since being elected sheriff in...

 

Saluting All Moms

This week I have the pleasure of getting to wish all of the moms out there a beautiful and lovely Mother's Day weekend. I hope everyone will take the time to honor and celebrate the special ladies in...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

This May 13 many of you will take the day to honor your Mother. Others of us will remember our Mothers and recall holidays spent together. But how many of us will know why? While we recognize...

 

Water Updates $25 Million Appropriated for Local Water Issues

I hope all are well and get to enjoy a wonderful Mother’s Day this Sunday.  This week I wanted to provide a couple of local water updates I have recently received.   Last week I attended a PFOS/PFOA update to Senator Bennet regarding the...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 9, 2018

I do love Saturdays.

This past Saturday was particularly booked, the "Mom Has No Life And No Option Taxi Service" had a full day scheduled and as the sole owner and operator I had to gear up. I woke early as my men of...

 

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 Center. The event will feature a cookout and door prizes. Customers can...

 

Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group set for Friday

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...

 
 By Mel McFarland    Community    May 9, 2018

A Visit to Colorado

Today I want to share a story taken from a newspaper column written in 1914 and published in Wisconsin! So as you read along, try to remember that! The story of the settlement of the Pike's Peak...

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Stephanie Luck Successfully Petitions Onto Primary Ballot

Stephanie Luck, candidate for State Senate District 2, successfully petitioned onto the Republican primary ballot. After reviewing the almost 1,500 signatures submitted by Luck's campaign, the...

 

What's Happening at 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 May Activities 2’s & 3’s Outdoors: Trusty Turtles May 10, 9 - 10:15 a.m. Explore nature with your 2...

 

Writers Group Meeting May 21

Members of the Fountain Valley Writers (in search of a catchier name) meet from 6:30-8:30 (or later) p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the home of group facilitator Julie Shavin, 8435 Ermel Road, Fountain (just east of Link Rd.)...

 

Pikes Peak Birding & Nature Festival is This Weekend

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...

 

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...

 

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