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Fountain Utilities Announces Filtered Groundwater is Safe for Consumption – Perfluorinated Compounds Non-Detectable

Fountain Utilities announced last week it plans to introduce treated groundwater into its drinking water system beginning this Monday, June 18. “Since discovering the Perfluorinated Compound (PFC) contamination, the City of Fountain has provided...

 

School Safety Focus of Safety Town Hall Meeting Last Week

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 held a Safety Town Hall Thursday, June 7, at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. Panelists for the event included school administrators from every level, Fort Carson’s Department of Emergency Services, City of...

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony Takes Place for New District 3 Pre-K-8th Grade School

A ground-breaking ceremony was held recently for Widefield School District’s 3’s new Pre-Kindergarten-8th Grade Grand Mountain School in Lorson Ranch. The new school will open in the fall of...

 

Local School District Administrators Participate With Local Police in Annual School Safety Training Exercise

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 and Widefield School District 3 school and district administrators participated in safety training exercises with Fountain and Military Police personnel last...

 

Fountain Fire Inspector Mark "Stitch" Stanwood Leaving After 23 Years of Service to Fountain

A celebration for departing Fountain Fire Department Inspector Mark "Stitch" Stanwood, who is leaving after 23 years with the department, was held Friday at Darin Anstine Fire House No. 1. He served...

 

Fountain Community Services Under New Leadership

Beginning this month the Fountain Valley Communities That Care (CTC) collaboration will begin convening with the Fountain Community Services team. Sheila Jobes, previously with Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, has retired from her role...

 

Group Forms to Oppose Possible Ballot Initiative Making it OK For Police and Fire Chief to No Longer be Required to Live in Fountain

“Fountain, A Place I Call Home” is the name given to a Facebook page created by concerned citizens who are rallying in opposition to a potential ballot initiative that would ask voters to allow...

 

ChCamber Announces Fall Festival Parade, Booth Applications are Now Being Accepted

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the 49th Annual Fountain Fall Festival will take place on Monday, September 3. This year’s theme is “Best of Fountain Valley.” Parade and booth applications we are now being accepted. The...

 

Commissioners Recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners at its regular meeting Thursday, June 7, recognized June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with a Proclamation. "Abuse, neglect and exploitation is a...

 

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: DAVID ARRIAGA is a White Male, 55 years old, 5'9"...

 

The News We Least Like Printing...

In the news business there is always "good" and "bad" news, and while we work very hard to focus on printing a good deal of positive news about the great things happening locally, sometimes we are...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    June 13, 2018

Voting for People, Not a Grade

Once again groups who rate bills and give current legislators scores based on their votes this past session have struck. You can see these scores on many websites. Whether conservative or liberal,...

 

Fire Danger, Summer Fun, Primary Election June 26

I pray all are doing well and enjoying your week.  I again wanted to remind everyone about the high fire threat we have in the region due to hot, dry conditions.  The "416 Fire" north of Durango,...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 13, 2018

How does one celebrate a 27-year marriage? Well, I can answer that!

First, you send your youngest kid to Japan. Then you ask your adult son to care for your dogs, cat, and chickens for the weekend. Arrange a get away with some friends at a little-known bed and...

 

Support of Tour of Colorado Cycling Event Appreciated

Thank you to the City of Fountain and El Paso County and its residents for being such a tremendous host for the Tour of Colorado cycling event on Saturday, May 12. We had nearly 125 cyclists from...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

This Friday, June 15, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, on Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each month. “If you know a business owner who...

 

Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group set for June 22

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, June 22. The group meets the second and fourth Friday. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/80911networking....

 

A Plane Crash

I have been reading the newspapers from the World War II era and have come up with many airplane crashes around here. Peterson was a training base, but it was not training new pilots, there were...

 

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 JUNE ACTIVITIES * Nature Quest Nature Camp June 11-15, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For children entering grades 1-5....

 

Chick-fil-A Family 5K is Saturday

The 3rd Annual Chick-fil-A Family 5K in Fountain is taking place this Sat., June 16 at Metcalfe Park in Fountain. The event features a 3.1 mile (5K) run/walk starting at 8 a.m. as well as a free 1-mile fun run for children ages 8 and under starting...

 

Fountain's Splashpad Open

Fountain's Splashpad, which is located at Aga Park, is now open, offering local residents a place to keep cool from the heat. Admission is free. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m., 7 days as week. The Splashpad will be open until Labor Day w...

 

Widefield Parks and Recreation Splashpark Now Open; New Hours

The Splashpark at Widefield Parks and Recreation, located at 705 Aspen Dr., Security, is now open. 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. Wed.,...

 

Flag Retirement Ceremony June 16 at American Legion Post 38

A flag retirement ceremony is scheduled for Noon Saturday, June 16, at American Legion Post 38, 6685 Southmoor Dr., Fountain. The ceremony is being conducted by members of the post and Boy Scout Troop 911. The ceremony marks the dedication of the... Full story

 

Learn How To Help Combat Human Trafficking at Next Republican Club Meeting

The Fountain Valley Republican Club invites all to attend its next meeting on Monday, June 18 at IHOP in Fountain, for a speaker from the Colorado Human Trafficking Council.  “Learn how you can help combat this and become aware of what is going...

 

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