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Fountain City Council Approves Application For Liquor Sales Room For Blue Pine Brewery That Will Open In Fountain,

At its meeting May 14, the Fountain City Council unanimously approved a liquor sales room application for Blue Pine Brewery, LLC, doing business as Peaks N Pines Brewing Company, located at 212 W. Illinois Ave. The company made the application with...

 

Local Memorial Day activities on Monday, May 27

Local Memorial Day activities on Monday, May 27 The American Legion Post 38, 6685 Southmoor Dr. in Fountain has a flag raising and free breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe Ave. in Fountain has a Memorial Day ceremony...

 

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. This is the first increase since 1994. The News staff has held off such an increase for as long as we...

 

Sombrero Ranch 60th Annual Great American Horse Drive, a Colorado Tradition

Working cowboys and cowgirls, and guest riders moved several hundred ranch horses over 60 miles during the two-day, 60th Annual Great American Horse Drive held May 4 and 5 near Maybell, Colorado. The...

 

Chamber Announces 2019 Fall Festival Theme

Chamber Announces 2019 Fall Festival Theme “The Golden Harvest” Celebrates 50th Anniversary Applications are now being accepted for parade entries and booths at Metcalfe Park in conjunction with the 50th Annual Fountain Fall Festival, sponsored...

 

Mesa Ridge Students Receives Colorado School of Mines Award

Mesa Ridge High School student Joseph Hunter was recently awarded the "Mines Medal of Achievement in Math and Science" from the Colorado School of Mines. This honor is given only to 11th grade...

 

Sheriff's Office Releases Annual DUI Statistics

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has been working to increase enforcement of impaired drivers, as El Paso County is leading the state in impaired driver traffic related fatalities.  As part of these ongoing efforts, the El Paso County Sheriff's O...

 

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: JADE LIPSCOMB is a White Female, 24 years old,...

 

Congressman Lamborn Comments on the Future of U.S. Space Command in Colorado Springs

On Tuesday, May 14, the Air Force officially released its six candidates for the newly-reconstituted U.S. Space Command as a functional Unified Combatant Command. The six official bases, selected through the Air Force strategic basing process, are:...

 

We Remember...

It's hard to believe May is almost over already. Graduations have or will take place and soon it will be summertime and families will be planning their vacations and more. As we go about living our...

 

Memorial Day.  It is a time to observe and remember those that have died serving in our Armed Forces. 

Good day.  I wanted to use this week's article to highlight Memorial Day.  It is a time to observe and remember those that have died serving in our Armed Forces.  From the founding of this great...

 

Now It Will Be Up To Citizens To Pursue Resident Requirement Changes

At the last City Council meeting, I approached City Council asking that they consider initiating a ballot measure relative to the residency requirement, as opposed to having citizens collect...

 

Recycling Center Open Three Days a Week and First Saturday of Month

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. It is also open the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....

 

Historical Society's Open House is June 1,

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

 

Community Soup Kitchen on Friday

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...

 

What's Happening at the 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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Junior Docent...

 

Fountain-Fort Carson High School Class of 1969 Planning 50th Reunion Sept. Aug. 31-Sept.2

Members of the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Class of 1969 are planning a 50th reunion Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 (Labor Day weekend) in Fountain. “Anyone from the class of 1969 (or 1968 or 1970) who is interested in attending...

 

Mobile Hotspots Available at Security Public Library

Mobile Hotspots are now available for checkout at the Security Public Library. The hotspot program allows library card holders to access unlimited, high-speed Internet service anywhere a Sprint signal can be received. Persons can connect up to 10...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 22, 2019

Stranded!

Editor's Note: Monday's storm left Alice and her daughter stranded in Colorado Springs, so we are sharing what she posted on Facebook about their experience with the Spring snowstorm that blanketed mu...

 

Memorial Day Closings Announced

In observance of Memorial Day Monday, all City of Fountain offices will be closed. All post offices will also be closed. All local financial institutions will be closed. The Security Branch Library and The Fountain Branch Library will be closed....

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is June 7 On Friday, June 7, 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....

 

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...

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

For more information about the Silver Key Connections Cafe´, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Silver Key Connections Cafe´, meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde...

 

One Indian's Wife

Chief Ouray was almost the most well known chiefs of the Uncompahgre Utes at the start of the 20th century. When Ouray was striving to settle some of the Ute tribe's difficulties, Chipeta, his wife...

 

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