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Articles from the June 19, 2019 edition

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Carports, Stopped Trains and Retail Store in Countryside Discussed at Council Meeting

Fountain City Council heard from Countryside area residents at its last meeting on June 11, regarding the construction of a retail store on property near the corner of Link and Jimmy Camp roads in southeastern Fountain. Mayor Gabe Ortega was quick...

 

State Officials Thanked for Supporting Bill to Ban Toxic Firefighting Foam Use in Training

Members of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition are shown with two of the elected officials who helped sponsor and pass a bill banning PFAS AFFF toxic firefighting foam use in training, in...

 

Fountain Police, Local School Administrators and Staff Participate in 4th Annual Safety Training

Fountain Police officers and administrators and staff from Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, as well as some staff from Widefield School District 3, participated in the 4th Annual Safety...

 

FFCHS DECA Students Compete at International Conference

Submitted by FFCHS DECA Advisors Michael Patti and Dana Kruse Four Fountain-Fort Carson High School DECA students recently attended and competed for the organization’s highest honors at DECA’s...

 

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: DEREK DUCHER is a White Male, 30 years old, 5'3"...

 

Fountain Police Arrest Youth Pastor for Reported Unlawful Sexual Contact With Teenage Girl

On June 6, the Fountain Police Department's Investigations Division began an investigation into a report of unlawful sexual contact involving a youth pastor at Fellowship of the Rockies Church, which...

 

May 2019 Statistics for Illegal Marijuana Enforcement, Behavioral Health Program and Jail Population

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office monthly statistics reflect the ongoing work that is being done to stop the diversion of legal marijuana to the illegal marijuana market, address the mental health needs of the community and reduce the impact the...

 

Input Sought for El Paso County Master Plan Revision

I hope all are having a nice day, and all the dads out there enjoyed a wonderful Father's Day this past Sunday.  God bless you for all you do for your families and our community.     I wanted to...

 

Dog Dude!

Uggggg, one of the worst things an editor can do is spell someone's name wrong, or refer to them incorrectly. We strive so hard to be correct and have our information right in the news we bring you....

 

A Climate of "Let Me Help You" is What Citizens Want and Deserve From City Council

I'm beyond being surprised at the manner in which council speaks down to the citizens.  After a citizen contacted me and shared information about the discussion (and I use the term "discussion"...

 

El Paso County Chip Sealing, Striping Operations are Underway

With warmer weather upon us, the El Paso County Department of Public Works has begun its chip sealing and road striping operations on pre-determined roadways. The County asks drivers to be aware of some general information and a few dos and don’ts...

 

Monthly Meeting is Thursday: Guest Speakers to be from CDPHE

Our next meeting is this Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. sharp, (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Security Fire Station #1, 400 Security Blvd., in the basement (usual location.)  Our guest speakers are...

 

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 $1.90 and lunch...

 

Fountain Valley Historical Society Meets July 8/Museum Opens Wednesdays and Saturdays

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. The museum will now be open from 1-6 p.m. Wednesdays during the Downtown Fountain...

 

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... Full story

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

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...

 

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 Friday of each month....

 

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 Widefield High School...

 

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 Labor Day, Monday,...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 19, 2019

Happy Birthday to My Pink Baby Girl

It is the wee early hour of Tuesday The 18th of June as I write this. The sky has a lovely blue and pinkish hue to it as the moon gives way to the sun. I am both reminiscent and grateful as I sip on...

 

News Butcher

Now this could be an interesting story in many ways, but, it is actually a story of a change in times. A hundred years ago there were many more independent newspapers to be found. As a train traveled...

 

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...

 

Stefanie Jo (Legleiter) Adams

October 26, 1963-June 8, 2019 Stefanie Jo (Legleiter) Adams, 55, was called home to her heavenly Father June 8, 2019. She was born October 26, 1963 in Colorado Springs, CO to Rudy and Maralyn...

 

Louise Poncelow

March 15, 1926-June 4, 2019 Louise Poncelow, age 93, died peacefully June 4, 2019 at Mount Saint Francis Nursing Center in Colorado Springs after a full and meaningful life. She was born March 15, 1926 at Cowen, Colorado to Vernie Frank Crum and Esth...

 

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