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Articles from the June 20, 2018 edition

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Baseball Sized Hail Wreaks Havoc in Fountain Valley

Last Wednesday in the middle of the night numerous Fountain Valley area residents were awakened by a massive hailstorm with hail as large as baseballs in some places, crashing through skylights,...

 

Residents Impacted by Hail Storm Can Call 2-1-1 For Help

Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 service is available to assist citizens who need help in the aftermath of the destructive hail storm earlier this week. Residents facing immediate needs as a result of the storm are encouraged to call 2-1-1 for...

 

Missing ATSDR PFAS Toxicological Study Focus of F.V. Clean Water Coalition Meeting Tomorrow Night

Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Representative and Environmental Engineer David Dorian will speak at the next Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition meeting tomorrow night (Thurs., June 21) at 6:30 p.m. at Security Fire...

 

Residency Requirements Spark Heated Discussion At Council Meeting

A number of citizens were in attendance at the June 12 Fountain City Council meeting to voice concerns about a proposed ballot initiative that would allow the city’s police and fire chiefs to live within a 30 mile radius of the city rather than...

 

Retired Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine Named New Fire Chief for Stratmoor Hills Fire Department

Days after retiring from the City of Fountain Fire Department after a 30+ year career, former Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine was sworn in as the new fire chief for Stratmoor Valley Fire Department. He is pictured at right during that swearing in,...

 

City Awarded $25,000 Grant for Water Sustainability Plan

During the June 12 Fountain City Council meeting Siemens Services Sales Manager Oscar Rangel presented the city council and Fountain Conservation and Sustainability Program Manager Katie Helm with a...

 

Creative Advertising...

With numerous roofers, window replacement and other contractors and workers calling local residents and business people and going door to door after last week's hailstorm, one company chose to get...

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

DAVID ARAGON is a Hispanic Male, 34 years old, 6'02" tall, and 220 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. ARAGON is wanted for Menacing/Domestic Violence (Multiple). GARY HARGRAVES is a Black Male, 48...

 

Hail NO!

What a past week it has been. Last Wednesday morning I headed to the office with a bit of nervous anticipation after seeing facebook posts about broken windshields and more left in the aftermath of...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    June 20, 2018

Juneteenth

June the 19th marks a special page in our country's history. It is the end of one chapter and the beginning of another in our continuing efforts to see justice fully realized in the world we live in...

 

Helping Hail Victims 

I wanted to start this week by writing about the recent hailstorm, which affected many in our Fountain Valley region.  Most of the reported damage from the storm was in the southern portion of El... Full story

 

When the Going Gets Tough, Everyone in City of Fountain Comes Together

Imagine if you will, you're on a family vacation sitting on a cruise ship somewhere off the coast of Alaska and you have been out of touch with things going on at home. Then in the middle of the...

 

Democracy Held Hostage

At the June 12th City Council meeting in Fountain, a group of citizens came to express their opposition to a proposed amendment to the city charter than would allow future police chiefs and fire...

 

State Rep. Landgraf Deserves Our Thanks for Law That Combats Teen Cough Medicine Abuse

To Whom It May Concern: As an advocate for our children's safety, I am thrilled to learn that our State Representative Lois Landgraf (R) helped pass a law to help combat teen cough medicine abuse....

 

Natural Disaster Solicitors, aka "Ambulance Chasers"

Shortly after midnight Wednesday, June 13, our city suffered a very destructive hailstorm that lasted just over one hour. It finally ended around 2:30 a.m.. The full scale of destruction became...

 

What's Happening at Fountain Creek

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 Jam Session with Pepper Grass Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. - Noon Dust off your...

 

Free Float, Food, Flick Event at Pi-Ute Park

A free Float, Food, Flick event is scheduled for Friday, June 22, at Pi-Ute Park, 805 Main St. in Security. Free swimming at the SAA pool begins at 4 p.m. Security Fire Department personnel will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers from 5-7:30 p.m....

 

Security Public Library Getting New Roof in July; Temporary Library Setup at French Elementary

The Security Public Library will be getting a new roof next month. However, due to safety concerns, the library can’t be open to the public. A temporary location is being set up at French Elementary, 5225 Alturas Dr. The library will be closed...

 

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.-Sat.-1-3 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Mon. Wed.,...

 

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...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 20, 2018

Okay, here we are... Summer!!!

The days are most definitely hotter, the evenings are lit with distant flashing clouds hammering some unsuspecting community with Armageddon like hail and it's just a slight bit cooler for sleeping....

 

C'MON INN Running Club is Free, Open to All

The C’MON INN Running Club is up and running Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for 5K fun runs/walks. Signup runs from 5-6 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. and 11:30 a.m.-Noon Saturday. C’MON INN is located at 711 Dale St., Fountain. “It’s free to join...

 

Fountain Valley Writers Meet First & Third Mondays

Members of the Fountain Valley Writers (in search of a catchier name) meet from 6:30-8:30 (or later) p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the home of group facilitator Julie Shavin, 8435 Ermel Road, Fountain (just east of Link Rd.)...

 

Friday Night 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...

 

Customer Appreciation Day This Saturday at Blue Jay Collectibles

A Customer Appreciation Day is scheduled for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Blue Jay Collectibles, 109 Kiva Rd. in Security (near the intersection of Fontaine Blvd. and Security Blvd.) There will be refreshments, games, raffles, and more. “Join us for...

 

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