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Family of Claire Niewald Presents Check to Security Public Library for Memorial Fund

The family of Claire Niewald recently presented a check for $2,025 to Security Public Library in honor of Niewald who died March 16. The check represents donations to the memorial fund, in lieu of... Full story

 

Gateway Prayer Garden Ministry Launch Celebrated

Pastors representing several churches of different denominations from El Paso County and community members gathered at a vacant section of land, donated by Ted and Audrey Beckett, on the east side of... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Historical Society Hosting Museum Open House is Saturday

Members of The Fountain Valley Historical Society are hosting a small-town open house celebration from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the museum located at 114 N. Main St. in Fountain. The event is open to the public. SCHEDULE FOR FOUNTAIN... Full story

 

Farmers Markets Return to Fountain

Farmers Market events are taking place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Fountain City Hall plaza. The markets are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays.... Full story

 
 By Geof Clark    News    June 7, 2017

City of Fountain Staff Support Red Nose Day

City of Fountain staff recently donned red noses in honor of Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is run by the non-profit Comic Relief Inc. and aims to end child poverty by raising awareness and money.... Full story

 

MRHS Graduate Bridget Drinnon Receives National Honor, Jack Agee Memorial Scholarship

While attending Mesa Ridge High School, recent graduate Bridget Drinnon was selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. The society recognizes top scholars who have... Full story

 

Former Newscarrier From the 1960s visits News Office

Jay VanBuskirk recently visited the News office and shared that he delivered this newspaper back in 1969 when he was only 11 years old. A member of Fountain-Fort Carson High School's Class of '76, he... Full story

 

Fountain Police Department Conducting Active Shooter Response Training This Week

The Fountain Police Department will be hosting an Active Shooter Response Training at Fountain Middle School, located on 515 N. Santa Fe Avenue, in Fountain, on June 7, 8 and 9, 2017. As we continue to collaborate with our regional partners to make... 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: CORRINE EMMA ARMEJO is a Hispanic Female, 40 years... Full story

 

To: School District 8 Board Members:

I read the article on Mitch Johnson in our local paper, written by the Colorado Sports Corporation. Mitch has been honored by the State of Colorado as well as the federal government for his work with children. It made me think... what has happened... Full story

 

How to Stay Healthy and Safe While Traveling

Every year more and more people are traveling internationally. Depending on where you are traveling to, there may be special recommendations for your health and safety. Before you travel, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it...

 

Commissioners Honor Veterans Prior to Memorial Day Weekend

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners paid tribute at its regular meeting Thursday, May 25 to all American and Canadian veterans who have died fighting for our freedoms. Commissioner Longinos... Full story

 

Land Being Cleared For New Mini Storage Facility In Widefield

In response to some local resident's questions about the land being cleared just south of Webster Elementary School (and northwest of Mesa Ridge High School) in Widefield, we contacted County... Full story

 

Doug Lamborn Responds to VA Modernization Efforts

(June 4) Congressman Lamborn has issued the following statement in response to the Department of Veteran Affairs’ decision to modernize the Electronic Health Record system: “The VA has long been plagued by antiquated technology and a... Full story

 

Free Basic Dental Services June 10 at St. Dominic Catholic Church

Representatives from The Pacific Dental Services Fountain along with representatives from Fountain Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics are partnering with representatives from St. Dominic Catholic Church to provide free, basic dental services to local... Full story

 

Fundraiser for Joseph Vialpando Saturday at VFW Post 6461

A benefit dinner and auction for Joseph Vialpando is scheduled for Saturday at VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe Ave., Fountain Dinner will be served from 4-6 p.m. An auction will follow and there will be live music till 1 a.m. Cost is $10 for dinner...

 

Republican Club to Hear About Water Situation at June 19 Meeting

Fountain Valley Republican Club will have its next meeting on Monday, June 19, at IHOP in Fountain to hear an update on the water situation in the Fountain Valley. Confirmed speakers are Curtis Mitchell from Fountain Utilities and Roy Heald from... Full story

 

Democratic Club meeting on Monday

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Monday, June 12.  Guests will be Widefield School District Supt. Scott Campbell and Director of Communications Samantha... Full story

 

God's Pantry Next Bag Day is Saturday

The next Bag Day at God’s Pantry is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at 102 N. Main St., Fountain. “Buy a bag at the door for $5 and fill it with clothing, dishes, toys, movies, and stuff that you just can’t live without,’ a spokesperson... Full story

 

Fountain's Splash Pad, Widefield Parks & Rec.'s Splashpark Open

The City of Fountain’s Splash Pad located at Aga Park is now open for the season. The Splash Pad is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. every day through Labor Day. Admission is free. The Splashpark at Widefield Parks and Recreation, located at 705 Aspen Dr.,... Full story

 

Historical Society Meets June 12

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, June 12, in the downstairs of the museum. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at 382-7625, Vice President Sarah Wilson at... Full story

 

Free Legal Clinic the First Monday of the Month at Fountain Branch Library

A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney is scheduled for 3:30-5:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Fountain Branch Library, 230 S. Main St., Fountain. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions; help fill out... 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. The church is... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Scholars Benefit Golf Tournament Seeking Sponsors, Participants

The 2017 Fountain Valley Scholars Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Monday, July 17, at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course. This will be a four-person scramble that will begin at 8 a.m. Cost: $300/team (if pre-registered by June 30) $400/team day of... Full story

 

Public Invited To Attend Community Event, Hanover Days This Weekend

The public is invited to visit Hanover for a weekend of fun community events at Hanover Days, Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11, at Kirk Hanna Park, located across the street from the Hanover High School, 17050 S. Peyton Hwy. Events Saturday and... Full story

 

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