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City Of Fountain "Toasts" Delivery Of Safe Filtered Ground Water at Special Commemorative Ceremony

Fountain Mayor Gabriel Ortega, Colonel Eric Dorminey, Vice Commander of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base; a congressional delegation from the offices of Congressman Douglas Lamborn,...

 

Deadline to Nominate Parade Marshal is Saturday

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

 

Colorado BLM Proposing Roundup of Over 1,000 Wild Horses From Sand Wash Basin and Piceance-East Douglas HMAs

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Little Snake Field Office (LSFO) is proposing to remove approximately 584 wild horses from within or in close proximity to the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area... Full story

 
 By Geof Clark    Community    June 27, 2018

Duckwood Community Gardens Offer Local Residents a Place to Grow Their Own Food

Fountain Valley homeowners and renters with little or no outside space for gardens now have a place to grow their own fruits and vegetables, Duckwood Community Gardens at Fountain Creek Regional...

 

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:

ANGEL ACEVEDO is a Hispanic Male, 43 years old, 5'09" tall, and 180 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. ACEVEDO is wanted for 3RD Degree Assault/Domestic Violence. BRYAN L. CARROLL is a Black Male,...

 

Three Cheers for the Storm Heroes!!

Three Cheers for the Storm Heroes!! This week we want to give a special shout-out to some storm heroes who have come to the aid of local residents following the recent hailstorm that left shattered...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    June 27, 2018

Why Unaffiliated Voters Had Two Ballots

I recently received the following text message from a constituent. "I will not return my ballot because my ballot will not count. I am non-affiliated. Therefore, I get two ballots. But I can't select...

 

County Fair to be July 14-21

I hope all are well and get to enjoy a wonderful Independence Day next week. As we enter July, I wanted to remind all to get out and enjoy our upcoming El Paso County Fair, which runs from July 14 -...

 

Public Meetings Explore Topics Related to Areas Surrounding Local Military Installations

In October 2015, Pikes Peal Area Council of Governments was awarded a grant from the Department of Defense to conduct a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS). This study examines impacts of existing and future land uses and missions of five military...

 

SFD's Annual Street Breakfast is Wed., July 4

The Security Fire Department’s annual 4th of July Street Breakfast is scheduled for 6-11 a.m.Wednesday, July 4, at Fire Station 1, 400 Security Blvd. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children and seniors. There will be music, entertainment and... Full story

 

4th of July Closings

In honor of Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, all City of Fountain and El Paso County offices will be closed. All post offices will also be closed. All local financial institutions will also be closed. The Security and Fountain Branch Libraries... Full story

 

Auto Glass Repair Fundraiser is Sat.

This Saturday from 4-9 p.m., the Fountain Police Department will be serving a spaghetti dinner, hosted by the First United Methodist Church at 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave, to benefit the citizens of Fountain who do not have the financial means to replace...

 

Fountain Valley Writers Meeting 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.)...

 

Kathy Roby to speak at Democratic Club Meeting

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr.  Monday, July 9. The guest speaker will be Kathy Roby from the Fountain Valley Housing Authority.  The discussion will be...

 

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...

 

Fountain Farmers Market Hosting Kids Slime Booth July 3

The Fountain Farmers Market will be hosting a Kids Slime Booth from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, in front of Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St. Kids of all ages are invited to come make slime at the pink paparazzi jewelry boot...

 

WHS Class of 1973 Hosts Reunion Get Together July 6

Alumni from Widefield High School are invited to a reunion get together from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, July 6, at American Legion Post 38, 6685 Southmoor Dr., Fountain. All graduating classes are welcome. There will be a cash bar and snacks. For more...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 27, 2018

Americana In Our Own Back Yard

I woke up early one morning this week, it had rained the night before and the sky was full of dark clouds that hid our mountains from sight but yet there was this amazing light. The sun was doing its...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

On Friday, July 6, 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 July 13

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, July 13. The group meets the second and fourth Friday at Morning Glory Espresso, 101 Fontaine Blvd., Security. For more information, visit...

 

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Opens Concession Stands at Aga and Metcalfe Parks

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at the concession stand by the Splash Pad at Aga Park in Fountain. That stand and the concession stand at Metcalfe Park are being operated by parents of...

 

Carson Soldiers Ride The Midland

Not since 1931 had the red plush chair cars of the Midland Terminal carried passengers over the famous Cripple Creek road. Not since the middle twenties had the observation coach echoed the oohs and a...

 

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