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Fireworks Prohibited!!!

“We would like to wish every citizen in El Paso County a safe and happy Fourth of July. Hopefully this holiday will pass without any serious injuries or incidents tainting its enjoyment. Since fireworks are traditionally a major part of our... Full story

 

Clerk's Office Completes Final Ballot Count

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office has completed counting all the ballots for the 2018 Primary Election that were received by 7 p.m., on election day. Results will not become official until eight days after the election, with the...

 

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

 

Chamber Accepting Fall Festival Parade, Booth Applications

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...

 

Fountain Council Shows Appreciation To Air Force Partner

At last week's Fountain City Council meeting Mayor Gabe Ortega (right) honored Col. Eric Dorminey of the 21st Space Wing who has been providing updates at city council meetings in recent months...

 

SFD's 4th of July Street Breakfast

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...

 

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: TREY LEE ARNOLD is a White Male, 18 years old,...

 

Happy and Safe 4th of July

One the eve of our Independence Day celebration we wanted to wish one and all a happy and safe fourth. Please pay heed to the fireworks bans in place, it's not worth risking injury and worse to watch...

 

Be Firesafe This 4th

I hope all are enjoying or have, when you read this, already enjoyed a wonderful Independence Day with friends and family.  We are a patriotic communty, and we remember and celebrate the successful...

 

America Will Get Worse or We Will Become Better... it's up to Each One of us to Decide

My wife and I were walking around the streets of Annapolis, Maryland most of Wednesday. We had been visiting my Navy son who lives up the road, speaking to a church group and taking an afternoon to...

 

Congressman Doug Lamborn and EPA Partner Together on PFAS Issues in Local Water

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the next three community engagement events on per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). EPA's next community engagement events will be held throughout the summer near Fountain, in...

 

City of Fountain's Citizen's Academy Now Accepting Applicants for 2018 Program

The City of Fountain is pleased to announce the third annual Citizen’s Academy beginning Sept 13. The Citizen’s Academy is a fun, highly-interactive program with the goal of connecting the city staff and elected officials with the citizens and de...

 

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 JULY ACTIVITIES Firefly Celebration and Night Hike Thursday and Friday, July 5 and 6, 7:30- 9 p.m. Yes,...

 

Security Public Library Getting New Roof; Temporary Library Being 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 opened July 2 at...

 

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...

 

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... Full story

 

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...

 

Historical Society Meets July 9

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, July 9, in the downstairs of the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at 382-7625, Vice...

 

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...

 

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.)...

 

Driving Problems

I have done a few stories about the changes to Colorado with the use of automobiles. There have been tales about how the roads changed, along with the advent of driving rules, but today I want to...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 4, 2018

Clinging To Hope and My Hairspray During This Horrible Heat

I have told you before about my hairspray, liquid concrete in a can. I spend time fixing my hair to be 'just so'. I often keep my car windows closed and have my air conditioner running because it is...

 

Chamber Announces Fall Festival Parade,

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 we are now being accepted. The...

 

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