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Articles from the May 17, 2017 edition

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Colorful Colorado

This month in our Colorful Colorado special feature, photojournalists Karen Johnson and Danyar Volkov share photos of mountain wildlife observed this winter and early spring. To... — Updated 3/7/2018 Full story

 By Geof Clark    News

Community Hero: School District 3 Delivery Driver Assists Motorist Suffering Stroke

Last Wednesday, Widefield School District 3 Warehouse Driver Jared Gilbreth was in the right place at the right time and helped prevent what could have become a potential deadly sit... — Updated 8/18/2017 Full story

 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Budget Week at the Capitol

(Editor's Note: This column should have preceded last week's column, which was inadvertently published out of order.) Budget week in the House of Representatives took place a... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story


Mock DUI Crash Staged to Teach Students About Safe Driving

During a mock fatal DUI crash/ training event at Fountain-Fort Carson High School last week, Fountain Fire Department personnel prepare to transport an injured patient to the... — Updated 5/17/2017  Website


A Daring Robbery

I ran across this little tale in the 1889 newspapers and thought I would share it. Today the town is normally quiet, but this tale is right out of an old western movie. Florissant,... — Updated 5/17/2017

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

A New Chapter Is Beginning For This Old Bird...

Mornings like this set my heart to skipping. No, I am not stroking out, I am skipping happily along. Beautiful morning with Pikes Peak Mountain watching over us, with the peak still... — Updated 5/17/2017


You Said It

Dear Editor: Families who care about animals want no part of circuses that force them to perform. But instead of modernizing by featuring only willing human performers, Jordan... — Updated 5/17/2017


Grantham Responds to Talk of Special Session 

Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) released the following statement last week in response to Gov. John Hickenlooper's threat to call a special session, due to... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story


Former Mesa Ridge Coach Paul Mileto Takes Over FFCHS Head Coaching Position

Former Mesa Ridge High School boys' head basketball coach Paul Mileto has taken over similar duties at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. Mileto, who has taught at Fountain Middle... — Updated 5/17/2017


Jacqueline Jean Thorson

March 13, 1930-May 1, 2017 Jacqueline Jean Thorson, a former Security resident, passed away May 1, 2017 in Colorado Springs. She was 87 years young. She was born March 13, 1930 in... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story


Good Shepherd Church Summer Music Schedule Kicks Off June 4

Sunday, June 4, is the beginning of our summer music schedule at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. While the chancel choir takes a break, we are looking for our members and friends who play an instrument or can sing a tune to... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story


Golden Circle Lunch Menu

Thursday, May 18 Yankee Beef Pot Roast, Potatoes/Gravy, Maple Glazed Carrots, Mandarin Oranges w/Yogurt, Raisin Nut Cup, Milk Friday, May 19 Pepper Steak, Brown Rice, Succotash, Roll, Strawberries, Yogurt, Milk Monday, May 22... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story


News For Seniors

* 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... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story



Fri., May 19- Business Breakfast-7 -8 a.m.-Sarges’ Grill, 6436 Hwy 85/87, Fountain. “If you know a business owner who would be interested in joining the chamber, please bring them to the breakfast,” a spokesperson said. For... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story


3rd Annual Community Kids Day in Fountain

Kingdom Builder’s Family Life Center (KBFLC) in partnership with Solid Rock Christian Center, Fountain Police Department and Fountain Fire Department will be hosting the 3rd Annual Community Day in Fountain to celebrate... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story


Third Annual Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival Friday-Sunday, May 19-21

Discover new birds when you register for the local festival that promotes conservation and education, building upon the natural and agricultural heritage resources of the Pikes Peak Region. Choose from over 30 field trips and... — Updated 5/17/2017


No Child Wet Behind Fundraiser May 21 in Fountain

Jenn Leonard, owner of Colorado Mountain Doulas, is her hosting her first annual 5K fundraiser and diaper drive Sunday, May 21, at 305 N. Santa Fe Ave. in Fountain. Proceeds of the event will benefit No Child Wet Behind. No Child... — Updated 5/17/2017 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.... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story


VFW POST 6461 Activities

Everyone is always welcome at VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe, Fountain. Visit 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... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story


Participants in The Run For the Wall Passing Through Fountain Saturday

Motorcyclists participating in The Run For the Wall (RFTW) will be traveling through Fountain Saturday. The motorcyclists will be enter into Fountain at approximately 12:30 p.m., exiting 1-25 at exit 128 and then head north on... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story


HB17-1322 Gives Victims of Domestic Violence Greater Access to Healthcare

New Law Will Expand Options For Victims Needing Medical Care For Injuries Resulting From Domestic Violence DENVER - House Bill 17-1322 , which has passed out of both chambers of the Colorado General Assembly, with bipartisan... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story


One Person Killed in Motorcycle-Vehicle Accident

One person was killed in a motorcycle-vehicle accident Thursday at the intersection of Fountain Mesa Road and Fortman Ave. According to Sgt. D. Scott Gilbertsen, Public Information Officer for the Fountain Police Department, at app... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story


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: PAUL AMEL DRAKE is a White... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story


Fountain Community Theater Presenting Young Sherlock

Members of the Fountain Community Theater will be performing Young Sherlock by Craig Sodaro at 7 p.m. May 25-27 and June 2 & 3 with a 2 p.m. matinee on June 3 at the Heritage... — Updated 5/16/2017 Full story


Widefield Water and Sanitation Builds $2.5 Million Dollar PFC Treatment Plant Without Rate Increase To Customers

In May of 2016, the EPA lowered and combined the Health Advisory Limits on specific types of Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs), putting almost half of Widefield Water and Sanitation D... — Updated 5/16/2017 Full story


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