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D8 School Board Honors Students with Special Recognitions

Ben Poitras and Bryce Kindall, both of whom recently graduated from Fountain-Fort Carson High School, were recognized at the District 8 School Board's April meeting, for qualifying... — Updated 8/18/2017 Full story

 
 By Danyar Volkov    News

Participants in Run for the Wall Traveling to Washington, D.C. Roll Through Fountain

The Annual Run For the Wall traveling to Washington, D.C., to honor America's veterans arrived in Fountain on Saturday, May 20, escorted by the Fountain Police Department. The... — Updated 6/14/2017

 

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 6/14/2017 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.... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 

Saluting a Very Special Shining Star- Natalia Taylor

It's always a pleasure for us to highlight the good that is happening in the community. Especially when it involves our youth. All too often I hear people talk about "bad kids" or... — Updated 6/14/2017

 

Communities That Care, Improving Roads, Combating Marijuana Issues

I hope all are having a great start to your week.  I was away a few days last week for a statewide counties' conference and wanted to recount part of that, as well as thank all... — Updated 6/14/2017

 

2nd Annual Chick-fil-A Family 5K on Sat. to Benefit Pike's Peak Suicide Prevention

The 2nd Annual Chick-fil-A Family 5K is taking place this Saturday, June 17, at 8 a.m., at John Metcalfe Memorial Park. The race is produced by Chick-fil-A Fountain, whose goal is to use the resources it has been given to make a... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 
 By Geof Clark    News

Navy Federal Credit Union Hosts Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce's May After Hours

Navy Federal Credit Union Hosts Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce's May After Hours Jennifer Herzberg, Branch Manager at Navy Federal Credit Union in Fountain, and her staff... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 

Free Chamber After Hours Tuesday at Beckett Event Center

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s June free After Hours event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Beckett Event Center, 6436 S. Highway 85/87 (behind Sarges’ Grill.) There will be plenty of food and prizes. There... — Updated 6/14/2017 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,... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 

Two Free Movie Nights This Summer at Pi-Ute Park

Two free movies nights are scheduled for this summer at Pi-Ute Park located at the intersection of Holly and Main Streets in Security. The movies are scheduled for Friday July 7 and Aug. 4. The movies will start at dusk... — Updated 6/14/2017 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... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 

VFW Post 3917 and Ladies Auxiliary and Canteen News

All activities are open to the public. The post is located at 4715 W. Clearview Dr. in Security. Canteen is open Tues.-Thurs. 1-7 p.m., Fri. Noon-8 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. *Breakfast is served from 8-10:30 a.m. every Sunday.-$6... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 

VFW POST 6461 Activities

Everyone is always welcome at VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe, Fountain. Visit www.vfwpost6461.org or Facebook: VFW Post 6461 for up-to-date information. The doors open at Noon Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. Sat., and 8 a.m. Sun. Help support... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 

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

The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities office holds a luncheon at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. The luncheon is followed by a monthly council meeting at 2:30 p.m. in Building 350,... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

Forests & Families Saturday, June 17, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Take an interactive walk and talk along developed trails at Fountain Creek Nature Center with a real forester to look at native cottonwood and willow dominated ecosystems;... — Updated 6/14/2017 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... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 

Republican Club to Hear About Water Situation at June 19 Meeting

The 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... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 

Fountain Farmers Market Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Localvore CoOp’s Farmers Market in the City Hall plaza in Fountain is back, held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call (719) 205-8574. Fountain Community Market Hosted Every Wednesday in City Hall Plaza... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 

Thanks to Everyone at Fountain Creek Veterinary Clinic for Your True Compassion

I am writing this because I found a local business that I wanted to let everyone know about. Fountain Creek Veterinary Clinic LLC. I was in their office with 2 of my kitties a bit over a week ago. I brought one in the first day... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 

Lightning Awareness Week Safety Tips

Editor’s Note: Thanks to City of Fountain’s Risk/OEM/Neighborhood Services Manager Luchia Tingley for providing this important information to share with our readers Lightning is one of the most erratic and unpredictable... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in ID Theft

Between approximately 3-4 p.m. Sunday, May 14, a victim accidentally left their wallet in a shopping cart at one of the cart return areas in the Walmart parking lot located at 6310... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 

WHS Seniors honored at graduation now identified in photo

These Widefield High School graduates (some if not all who are honor graduates) were featured in this newspaper's recent graduation keepsake issue, but were not identified. Here... — Updated 6/14/2017 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:

MATTHEW ASHMAN is a White Male, 32 years old, 5'7" tall, and 160 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. ASHMAN is wanted for Criminal Impersonation, Theft $500-$15k, Att. Escape,... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 
 By Karen Johnson    News

Fountain Riding and Roping Club 2017 Royalty

The Fountain Riding and Roping Club events season is underway and has three talented young ladies serving as the 2017 Royalty. Pictured, from the right, are Queen Shania Shaw, soon... — Updated 6/14/2017 Full story

 

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