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Local Residents Demand a Seat at the Table with EPA Over PFAS Contamination of Water

Today kicks off the the EPA’s National Leadership Summit on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Washington D.C., and communities who are dealing with the toxic crisis in their drinking water are demanding to be heard, including community...

 

Local Memorial Day Events Announced

Monday, May 28, is Memorial Day and the following activities are planned in the city of Fountain: * 8 a.m. American Legion Post 38, 6685 Southmoor Drive, will host a flag raising and a free breakfast * 11 a.m. VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe Avenue,...

 

Retirement Celebration for Beloved Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine is Saturday

Friends of retiring Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine are hosting a retirement reception this Saturday, May 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fountain KOA Campground's Legacy Hall, 8100 Bandley Drive. All...

 

Sports Wrap Up

Several local tracksters brought home medals from the Colorado State Track and Field Championships conducted Thursday-Saturday in Denver. For all sports pages and photos click the following link: http...

 

AYSO Region 1225 Game News

Sadly, Saturday was our last games of our spring soccer season. We had a great soccer season; the players were very energetic and the families and friends who came to cheer the players/teams on were awesome! Thank you for making our spring soccer...

 

Fountain Community Theater Present Clue (The Musical) May 31-June 2, June 8 & 9

Members of the Fountain Community Theater will present Clue (The Musical) By Tom Chiodo, Peter DePietro, Wayne Barker, Galen Blum, and Vinnie Martucci at 6:30 p.m. May 31-June 2 and June 8 & 9...

 

Department of the Army Names Fort Carson Home to new Security Force Assistance Brigade

The Department of the Army announced last week the stationing of the new 4th Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) at Fort Carson.  SFABs are specialized units whose core mission is to conduct advise-and-assist operations with allied and partner...

 

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: RYAN DEKARSKE is a Hispanic Male, 27 years old,...

 

Fountain Police Department Launches On-Line Crime Reporting System

The Fountain Police Department has launched a new online police reporting option for Fountain residents. The web based crime reporting service link is available on the City of Fountain’s website www.fountaincolorado.org. According to FPD Sgt. D....

 

Memorial Day Activities

I wanted to start off by reminding everyone about the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.  Let us keep in our prayers those brave men and women service members who have given their lives for our country t...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    May 23, 2018

Memorial Day. Flags and Poppies

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was first celebrated on May 5, 1868 to honor those Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. At that time the Grand Army of the Republic, a...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 23, 2018

Rural Roads and Wildlife

As many of you know, I live rather rurally and as a result I share my property with many critters. I also share the dirt roads with most of them as well. I have shared with you about the jackrabbits...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Chamber’s Next Business Breakfast is June 1 On Friday, June 1, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, on Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. “If you know a business owner who would be interested in...

 

Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group set for May 25

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. this Friday, May 25, at Sarges’ Grill, 6436 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. The group meets the second and fourth Friday. For more information, visit...

 

Are We Going To Wait Till It's Our Kids?

ANOTHER SCHOOL SHOOTING, WHY ARE METAL DETECTORS NOT IN OUR SCHOOLS??? I had a BIG sign in the front door of my business starting the day of the Florida High School Shooting... it Read: MAKE OUR...

 

Duane Greenwood Was A Public Servant of the Old-School Type

I was saddened to read in a very short obituary of the recent death of Duane Greenwood. It seemed like so little notice for a man who had served our community with integrity and in a true spirit of...

 

EPA Chooses to Protect DoD and Industry from "PR Nightmare" Rather Than Protecting People From Poisonous Chemicals in Drinking Water

Recently released EPA emails documented their decision to suppress the truth about PFAS exposure. PFAS are the chemicals in the drinking water supply of over 60,000 El Paso County residents. ATSDR,...

 

Ninth Annual Fundraising Yard Sale/Flea Market June 2 & 3 at VFW Post 6461

The 9th annual yard sale/flea market benefitting the VFW National Home for Children is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, at VFW Post 6461, 753 S Santa Fe Ave, Fountain. The sale starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday in the...

 

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 May Activities Women’s Nature Retreat Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Finally a local nature...

 

Memorial Day Closings

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's Splashpad Opens Friday

Fountain's Splashpad, which is located at Aga Park, opens this Friday, May 25 in time for Memorial Day weekend, so local residents have a local place to keep cool from the heat. Admission is free. Hours are 9AM-9PM, 7 days as week. The Splashpad...

 

Widefield Parks and Recreation Splashpark Opens Saturday;

The Splashpark at Widefield Parks and Recreation, located at 705 Aspen Dr., Security, opens Saturday Summer open swim hours which include the use of the indoor pool, outdoor pools, and the Splashpark are: *Mon.-Sun.-1-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m. *Mon....

 

C'MON INN Running Club is Free

The C’MON INN Running Club is up and running Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for 5K fun runs/walks. “It’s free to join with drink specials and a free t-shirt after the 10th run,” a spokesperson said. Signup runs from 5-6 p.m. Tues. &...

 

Midway/Hanover Community Yard Sale/June 2 & 3

A Midway/Hanover Community Yard Sale/Auction to benefit the Hanover Fire Department is scheduled for 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 2 and 3 at 18550 Midway Ranch Road, Fountain, 81008 It is located at I-25 exit 119, near the Corvette Center. It will be held...

 

Writers Group Meeting

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.)...

 

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