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Riverside Mobile Home Park Demolished

El Paso County announced last week it was moving forward with the demolition of Riverside Mobile Home Park off Crest Dr. in Fountain. On Wednesday, May 22, mobile homes in the park were demolished...

 

Flag-Raising Ceremony at American Legion Post 38 KicksOff Memorial Day Activities in Fountain

A flag-raising ceremony was held Monday at American Legion Post 38 in Fountain to kickoff Memorial Day activities in Fountain. The event featured speakers as well as the presentation and raising of a...

 

Home Delivery Rate Increasing 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...

 

City of Fountain Parks Department Gives Away Tree Saplings, Soil

Free tree saplings and bags of soil, courtesy of the City of Fountain Parks Department, were recently distributed in front of Fountain City Hall. All 150 saplings and 40 bags of soil were given away...

 

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: MARK CALDWELL is a Black Male, 28 years old, 6'2"...

 

Fountain Fire Department Moving Ambulance to Other Side of Railroad Tracks to Ensure the Highest Quality of Emergency Services

The City of Fountain Fire Department is going to be making some adjustments to the location of its current ambulances and is preparing to begin operation of additional ambulance services in 2020. According to Fountain Police Department Public Safe...

 

Road Trips, Graduation and Doggies

The convenience of air travel makes it so much easier to get to long-distance destinations and can be great when time is short, but I think a lot can be said for going on a road trip and seeing more...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    May 29, 2019

We Did Kill a Few "Bad Bills" During the 2019 Legislative Session

In spite of what you may hear, the 2019 session was not all bad. I managed to pass 18 bills, several for behavioral health, Physician Assistants, firefighting foam and living donors. And we managed to...

 

First Memorial Day at Pikes Peak National Cemetery,

I hope all enjoyed a wonderful weekend and took some time to commemorate Memorial Day and remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our great country.   I participated in two events that...

 

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....

 

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...

 

Historical Society's Open House is Sat., Next Meeting June 10

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...

 

FFCHS 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...

 

Community Yard Sale Saturday

A Community Yard Sale, sponsored by Widefield Parks and Recreation, is scheduled for 8 a.m.-Noon this Saturday, June 1, in the Fountain Valley. A Parking Lot Sale will be held at Widefield Parks and Recreation, 705 Aspen Drive, Security in the parkin...

 

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Now Meeting in the Afternoon at Security Public Library

The Fountain Valley’s Alzheimer’s Association’s caregiver support group is now meeting from 1-2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. There is no charge to attend. Please call 719-...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

MAY ACTIVITIES 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/...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 29, 2019

Country Critters

Editor's Note: This week we are reprinting one of our favorite columns by Alice As many of you know, I live rather rurally and as a result I share my property with many critters. I also share the...

 

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...

 

Old Roads

When we travel around, we see new work on the roads quite often, but how often do we think about where our roads have been changed? For example north of Colorado Springs the Interstate is now being...

 

First United Methodist Church of Fountain Now Offering Drive Through Communion

The First United Methodist Church of Fountain is now offering Drive Thru Communion from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Sundays through Sept. 29. “FUMC Fountain will serve communion, share blessings, and spread God’s love in a drive thru fashion,” a...

 

James Jimmy Clark

April 28, 1947-May 15, 2019 James (Jimmy) Clark, 72, left this world to go home to join the LORD and dear loved ones there. Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Robert Clark, his stepfather...

 

Randy Lee Carneal

April 18, 1957-May 22, 2019 Randy Lee Carneal (AKA Gooby) was born April 18, 1957 at St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Due to complications from existing health issues, he abruptly...

 

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