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Fire Safety Practices of Extreme Importance as Numerous Fires Burn Across Western States

Editor's Note: With numerous fires burning across the western region of the United States, including several fires in Colorado, this week we are sharing with you fire safety messages from Fountain's... Full story

 

4th of July...Fountain Valley Style

On this newpaper's Facebook page (see Fountain Valley News) last week, we invited readers to share your favorite photo from your Fourth of July celebrations and activities. The News staff wishes to... Full story

 

El Paso County Fair Opens This Saturday

Everyone is invited to “Come have some ‘Sweet Summer Fun’ at the 112th El Paso County Fair” from Saturday, July 15, to Saturday, July 22, at the Fairgrounds in Calhan.  This year’s fair features ‘Burck’s Eyes Of The Tiger Encounter... Full story

 

2nd Annual Chick-fil-A Family 5K to Benefit Pike's Peak Suicide Prevention

The 2nd Annual Chick-fil-A Family 5K took place June 17, at John Metcalfe Memorial Park in Fountain. The race is produced by Chick-fil-A Fountain, whose goal is to use the resources it has been...

 

"Elvis" Supports Veterans

"Elvis" joined VFW Post 6461 Commander Russell Wilcox and Auxiliary President Rena Cales at the Fountain Safeway recently, to promote sales of buddy poppies and support for America's veterans over...

 

Free Youth Summer Bus Passes Available at Fountain City Hall

Free youth summer bus passes, which provide free rides on Fountain Municipal Transit buses to youths age 18 and under, are available at Fountain City Hall. “The program operates all summer,” a spokesperson said. “Youth should show their Youth... Full story

 

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: CARLA ANITA BALTAZAR is a Hispanic Female, 29 years... Full story

 

Suspect from Attempted Aggravated Robbery of 7-11 Store Sought by Police

On July 10, at approximately 10 p.m. a male party attempted to rob the 7-Eleven Store at 601 South Santa Fe Avenue in Fountain. The male was armed with a handgun during the incident and was... Full story

 

112th El Paso County Fair

Good day.  I wanted to highlight the County Fair in Calhan this week.  I am looking forward to enjoying another great week of activities like I have the past several years, but this will be my firs...

 

Supporting the 2018 NDAA

June 30, 2017 I recently participated in the 14-hour markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which then was to be sent to the full House for consideration. "The NDAA is the main...

 

What's Happening

See the following links for additional pages of upcoming community events and activities: http://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/alternate/activities_page_13_redopt.pdf http://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/alternat... Full story

 

Back 2 School Health Fair July 29 at Fountain Peak Vista Health Center

A Back 2 School Health Fair is scheduled for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Peak Vista Health Center, 350 Lyckman Dr., Fountain. No appointment is necessary. The event is for youths ages 3-18 and they don’t have to be enrolled at Peak Vista... Full story

 

Republicans Hosting Ice Cream Social on Monday

The Fountain Valley Republican Club will host its Annual Ice Cream Social on July 17, at 6 p.m. at Metcalfe Park in Fountain.  Ice cream and water will be provided. “We have invited candidates and elected officials from local, state, and federal... Full story

 

Fountain Community markets Tues. and Weds.

Fountain Farmers Market on Tuesdays Returns Localvore CoOp’s Farmers Market in the City Hall plaza in Fountain is back, held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call (719) 205-8574. Fountain Community Market Hosted Every... Full story

 

American Legion's Annual Post Picnic set for July 22

The annual American Legion Post 38 Post Picnic is scheduled from Noon-6 p.m. July 22 at the post, 6685 Southmoor Dr., Fountain. The event, which is open to the public, will feature live music by “The Barnburners.” “Bring the family for some... Full story

 

Fountain Community Theater Will Present Their Summer Production of Cyrano de Burgershack (A Pop Musical)

Fountain Community Theater will present their summer production of Cyrano de Burgershack (A Pop Musical) by Jeremy Desmon at the theater’s new location, the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 W Alabama Ave., Fountain. Show dates are July 27, 2... Full story

 

Widefield Parks & Recreation Summer Musical "Guys and Dolls" Presented July 13-15

The Widefield Parks & Recreation Summer Musical “Guys and Dolls” by Damon Runyon will be presented at 7 p.m. July 13-15 in the Mesa Ridge High School auditorium. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, “Guys and Dolls” is an oddball r... Full story

 

Friday Night Community 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... Full story

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 12, 2017

You Would Think My Phone Service Has To Come From Australia

Well, the stories from Australia keep coming in. Spiders the size of an adult hand. Pancakes on the beach. Holding a koala bear. Along with a gazillion pictures of flowers, kangaroos and joeys,...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

UPCOMING EVENTS Fri., July 21- The next Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast will be Fri., July 21 from 7-8 a.m. at Sarges’ Grill, 6436 Hwy 85/87, Fountain. “If you know a business owner who would be interested in joining the chamber, please... Full story

 

Tourist Fun

Over the years there have been stories of races between trains on railroads that ran on parallel tracks. My favorite is the Colorado Midland and the Rio Grande along the Arkansas north of Buena...

 

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 in... Full story

 

Golden Circle Lunch Menu

For more information about the Golden Circle meal program, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Golden Circle meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde Manor, 906 Grinde... Full story

 

Vaudeville I

Sometimes, it doesn't pay to get out of bed, and last week was a perfect example. After several years of dealing with Parkinson's Disease (PD's) twisted sense of humor, I'm used to the way it messes...

 

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