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New Parade Route for 2018 Fall Festival

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

 

City Council Approves Incentives for Planned Hotel

At its June 26 meeting, the Fountain City Council voted 5-2 to approve incentives for a planned hotel to be built near the South Academy Highlands site near the intersection of I-25 and Academy Blvd. Councilmembers Sharon Thompson and Jim Coke voted...

 

An Estimated 1,300 Meals Served at 40th Annual SFD July 4th Street Breakfast

The 40th annual Security Fire Department July 4th Street Breakfast was last Wednesday at Fire Station 1, 400 Security Blvd. In addition to a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and juice, the event...

 

Fountain Police Department Officers Attend Youth's Birthday Party

When seven-year-old Jaidyn Charlotte, son of Soraya Sargent of Fountain, invited Fountain Police Department officers to come to this birthday party at the Splash Pad at Aga Park, he knew they would...

 

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: REBEKAH MARY ACRI is a White Female, 29 years old, 5’2” tall, and 180 lbs., with brown hair and...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    July 11, 2018

Why?

We just completed the voting in the Colorado primary and the statistics are worrisome. Only 36% of those registered to vote in El Paso County voted. I know it was "only" a primary but it was really...

 

Be Fire Safe

I hope all are enjoying a nice week and enjoyed a wonderful Independence Day last week.  As we continue through a hot, dry summer, I ask all to remain fire-safe and to follow county sheriff fire...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 11, 2018

Too Hot for the Living

Oh my word!!!! It is not even funny how hot it is and my brain has fried... No air conditioning in my car and then our house air has completely stopped as well. The unit on our house has had problems...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Save 50% on Booth Fees by Offering Childrens’ Activities The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the 49th Annual Fountain Fall Festival will take place Monday, Sept. 3. This year’s theme is “Best of Fountain Valley.” Parade and...

 

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...

 

Republican Club to Host Annual Ice Cream Social Monday

The Fountain Valley Republican Club invites everyone to the group’s annual ice cream social at Metcalf Park in Fountain Monday, July 16.  “Come join us for some free ice cream and a casual time to interact and ask questions with fellow...

 

HD21 Democratic Candidate Liz Rosenbaum Hosting Ice Cream Social Saturday at Pi-Ute Park

Liz Rosenbaum, Democratic candidate for Colorado House District 21, is hosting an ice cream social from 1-3:30 p.m. this Saturday at Pi-Ute Park, 801 Main St. in Security. “Stop by to meet Liz or chat with her if you already know her,” a...

 

What's Happening at the 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 JULY ACTIVITIES Free Story Time with Puppets Saturday, July 14, 10:00 a.m. Join a staff member from the...

 

Splash Pad Open

Fountain's Splash Pad, 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 Splash Pad will be open until Labor Day...

 

Korean War Armistice Day Commemoration is July 21

The 66th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice will be observed Sat., July 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Park, 300 S. Union Blvd. in Colorado Springs. Major General (U.S. Air Force Retired) Mason Whitney will be the honored guest speaker at a...

 

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.)...

 

Security Library Getting New Roof; Temporary Library Setup at French Elementary

The Security Public Library is getting a new roof, so a temporary location has beem set up at French Elementary, 5225 Alturas Dr. During July, library materials can be returned to the library dropbox and the dropbox by the Safeway on Mesa Ride...

 

Friday Night Soup Kitchen Open to All

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...

 

Merlyn (Buck) LeRoy Redford

June 26, 1935-July 3, 2018 Merlyn (Buck) LeRoy Redford passed away in hospice July 3, 2018 in Colorado Springs. He was born June 26, 1935 in Limon, Colorado to Charles and Buelah Ringler Redford. He...

 

Ted Dwaine Davis

September 29, 1947-July 2, 2018 Ted Dwaine Davis, 70, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away July 2, 2018. Ted was born September 29, 1947 in Fort Collins, Colorado 9-29-1947 to Harry and Birdie...

 

Vacation Bible School At Good Shepherd Church

Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be held from 8:30 a.m. - noon, July 16-20 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. This year's theme is Splash Canyon. “Come and join us for a fun time as we learn about God through stories, crafts and...

 

Fountain Valley Baptist Church Invites All to Visit

Members of Fountain Valley Baptist Church, 500 W. Alabama Ave. in Fountain, welcome all persons to their church. “Our church desires to love Jesus and the people with all that we are,” a spokesperson said. ‘No matter who you are and where you...

 

Fountain Farmers Market Open Every Wednesday at City Hall Plaza

The Fountain Community Market held every Wednesday is up and running in the plaza area at City Hall. Hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through the month of August. An additional...

 

Fountain Valley Senior 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...

 

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