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Governor Signs Bill to Ban Toxic Firefighting Foam

At about 2:35 Monday afternoon June 3, Governor Jared Polis (seated) signed into law many pieces of legislation to protect firefighters, including banning toxic firefighting foam. A large crowd...

 

Fountain Council Considering New Carport Regulations

A lengthy discussion about carports and the future regulations of them in Fountain took place during the May 28 city council meeting. It began with a presentation of suggestions from city staff regarding regulating carports, which until this time...

 

Veterans Fair is Saturday

The City of Fountain, in partnership with Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, Peak Military Care Network, Pikes Peak Region YMCA and Fountain/Fort Carson School District 8, is hosting a Fountain Community Veterans Fair this Saturday, June 8, from 9...

 

Home Delivery Rate Increase Now in Effect

Due to rising expenses related to producing this newspaper, effective June 1, the home delivery rate for your hometown community newspaper has increased from $1.50 to $2 per month. This is the first increase since 1994. The News staff has held off...

 

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: Public assistance is being sought in locating the...

 

Graduation Congratulations to the Class of 2019

Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight's Board of Education and other honored guests look on as a member of the Class of 2019 addresses his fellow graduates during their ceremony on May 25. See...

 

Man Arrested Following Shooting Saturday

At approximately 6:45 p.m. Saturday, June 1, Fountain Police Department officers responded to the 800 block of Marshall Dr regarding several reports of a man shooting in the street. According to a FPD spokesperson, when officers arrived on scene the...

 

Way to Go Ladies!!!

This week, it is my pleasure to salute some very special lady grads from the class of 2019!! I have watched the first two (Rayshel and Jaya) grow and blossom into beautiful young ladies since they...

 

Bills That Didn't Make It to the Governor's Desk, Part 2

As promised, below are the last three bills that the legislature killed this session. We may see these come back in a different form this next session so keep your eyes open. First was the Cigarette...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 5, 2019

My Songbird

These past few weeks have been just plum crazy around my neck of the woods. My teenage daughter, as I have mentioned before, sings with Colorado Springs Children's Chorale (CSCC) in the Summit...

 

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...

 

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....

 

The Highway

I mentioned last week about the change in the highway from Colorado Springs to Pueblo. Today I want to go deeper into the story. It was January, 1928 while the highway department was looking to build...

 

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 physic...

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

Thursday, June 6 Salmon Burger w/ Lettuce & Tomato, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Banana, Low Sodium V-8 Juice, WW Choc Chip Cookie, Milk Friday, June 7 Chicken Cordon Bleu,Wild & Brown Rice, Green Bean Almandine, Mandarin Orange Pineapple Compote, High...

 

Historical Society Meeting Monday

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...

 

SFD Hosting Swimming Party June 14

Security Fire Department personnel are hosting a public event from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, June 14, at Pi-Ute Park, 805 Main St. in Security. There will be free swimming and fire department personnel will be cooking hot dogs and h...

 

Hanover Days Set for Saturday and Sunday at Kirk Hanna Park

Hanover Days is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday at Kirk Hanna Park which is located at 17050 S. Peyton Highway, east of Hanover School on S. Peyton Highway. The event will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Activities...

 

Open House June 14 at Fountain REACH Pikes Peak Office

An open house is scheduled for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the local REACH Pikes Peak office, 501 E. Iowa Ave. Fountain. The mission of REACH Pikes Peak is to increase the capacity of low-income individuals and families to become...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek

June 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...

 

Community Theater Presents Some Enchanted Evening Friday/Saturday

Members of the Fountain Community Theater Present Some Enchanted Evening “The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein” with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, concept by Jeffrey B. Moss for Jerry Kravat Entertainment Services Inc....

 

Nancy Ann Waller

February 11, 1940-May 30, 2019 Nancy Ann Waller, 79, a long-time resident of the Security/Widefield area, passed away May 30, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.. She had lived in the area since...

 

Donald A. Marshall

Donald A. Marshall, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully June 1, 2019 in Pueblo, Colorado. He served 28 and a half years in the United States Army. He was a Vietnam War...

 

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