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Fountain Valley Scholars Honorees Recognized

In May, the Fountain Valley Scholars group awarded scholarships to students from local high schools.Recipients of special honors are pictured here.Fountain Valley Scholars Honorees... — Updated 6/12/2019


Girl of the West and Aide Present to Fountain City Council About Upcoming Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

Two highly skilled equestriannes who have earned the prestigious title of being Girl of the West and Aide to the Girl of the West are making appearances all around the Pikes Peak... — Updated 6/12/2019


Mourning Doves

One of several species of dove that we see in El Paso County are the Mourning doves. The Mourning dove may also be called "the Rain dove" or "the Turtle dove." The Mourning doves ar... — Updated 6/12/2019


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: BRYAN ANTHONY BATTS is a Black... — Updated 6/12/2019



I have done several stories over the years, including how Peterson Field got going, but to me this one was a real surprise. Did you know there once was a Manitou Airport? As I have... — Updated 6/12/2019


School District 8 Has Three Sites for Free Summer Food Service Program

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 will operate three sites for the summer of 2019 in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Meals will be provided to all children ages 18 and under for free. Adults may purchase breakfast for... — Updated 6/12/2019


Ribbon-Cutting Held for Splash Pad Concession Stand Run by Valley Christian Academy Volunteers

Representatives from the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce recently helped with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the concession stand at the Splash Pad at Aga Park in Fountain which... — Updated 6/12/2019


Faith Lutheran Church in Security Offers Bible-based Day Camping Week

Pastor Rick Mensing and the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church, 315 Security Blvd, invite all school age children and youth to participate in Christian day camping with the theme, “I AM, WE ARE,” July 15-19. Both Junior... — Updated 6/12/2019


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... — Updated 6/12/2019


WHS Class of '69 to have 50th Reunion June 21

Widefield High School’s Class of 1969 will be celebrating their 50th class reunion this month. On Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. will be a Meet and Greet at Old Chicago, 4110 N Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918. A tour of... — Updated 6/12/2019


Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is June 21 On Friday, June 21, 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... — Updated 6/12/2019


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.... — Updated 6/12/2019


Fall Festival Applications Are Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for parade entries and booths at Metcalfe Park in conjunction with the 50th Annual Fountain Fall Festival, sponsored by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce. The festival is scheduled for... — Updated 6/12/2019

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

My Songbird Went to the Big Apple

So, my little girl went to New York City and had a great time... She saw all the things one expects to see while visiting The Big Apple. She saw the Broadway production of Lion... — Updated 6/12/2019


Fountain Valley Historical Society Meets July 8

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, July 8 in the downstairs of the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at... — Updated 6/12/2019


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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpas... — Updated 6/12/2019


The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities Office Holds Luncheon, Council Meeting Tomorrow

The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities office holds a luncheon at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. This month it will be tomorrow, June 13. The luncheon is followed by a monthly council... — Updated 6/12/2019


Rehearsals for Fountain Community Theater's Next Production are Thursday and Friday

The Fountain Community Theater will have auditions/casting call or their summer production of Tom Sawyer, Detective from 3-5 p.m. this Thursday, June 13, and from 5-7 p.m. this Friday, June 14, at the Dean Fleischauer Activities... — Updated 6/12/2019


SFD Personnel Hosting Public Swimming Pool Party This Friday at Pi-Ute Park

Security Fire Department personnel are hosting a swimming pool party this 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... — Updated 6/12/2019


Open House Friday at Fountain REACH Pikes Peak Office

An open house is scheduled for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. this Friday, June 14, at the local REACH Pikes Peak office, 501 E. Iowa Ave. Fountain. “Join us for drinks and snacks and get to know our team at REACH Pikes Peak as well as... — Updated 6/12/2019


Recent Events

I hope all are well and enjoying a nice day.  I wanted to highlight a couple of events I attended this past week and also provide an update on the Old Pueblo Road bridge repair... — Updated 6/12/2019


Bless You Dog Guy!

The last two weeks has been one of the hardest times of my life, since losing my precious doggie Micah. I wrote about losing him in part of an editorial and received such an... — Updated 6/12/2019


Fort Carson Dives Into Hydropower Electricity

Fort Carson leadership signed on to purchase water-powered electricity starting in May, increasing the installation's commitment to investing in sustainable, renewable energy sources. The electricity is generated at the new... — Updated 6/12/2019

 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Harmful to Colorado? You Decide!

As in most things in life, legislation, being good or bad, is in the eye of the beholder. Or, more appropriately, the voter. Below are bills that passed that I think are especially... — Updated 6/12/2019


Jon Karroll's New Venture: Long-time Beloved News Anchor Begins New Role with Special Kids Special Families

After more than 25 years at KRDO TV, one of local television news' most recognizable and beloved news anchors, Jon Karroll, recently left his broadcasting career (in early March)... — Updated 6/12/2019


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