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 By Geof Clark    News    July 17, 2019

Fountain Council Approves Ordinance Approving ODP for Countryside West

At their July 9 meeting, Fountain City Councilmembers voted to approve the second reading of an ordinance approving an Overall Development Plan for Countryside West, located near the northwest corner...

 

Possibility of Going With One-Hauler Trash Program in City of Fountain Focus Of Meeting Tonight, Public Input Wanted!!

Note: there will be a public meeting tonight for discussion of the possibility of City of Fountain going with a single hauler trash program. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at city hall and is hosted by members of the city’s Roadway Focus Group, who...

 

Construction Begins on $7 Million State-of-the-Art Water Treatment Facility in Fountain

Residents and visitors will soon see construction activity at Aga Park - future home of Fountain’s new water treatment facility. The City of Fountain, in partnership with (and under the direction of) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Ai...

 

There is No Debating These Girls Are Winners!

Two Widefield High School juniors, Casey Ringer and Taeya Andrews, competed on the World Schools Debate Team at the recent 2019 National Speech & Debate Tournament in Dallas, Texas. Taeya's...

 

Information Released for Fountain City Council's November Election

The upcoming November Fountain City Council election. Mayor Pro-Tem Phil Thomas and City Councilmember Jim Coke are both term limited and as such, their positions will be open. Councilmember Richard Applegate will be completing his first four-year...

 

Woman Trekking Across America to Help End Domestic Violence Stops in Fountain

Deirdre "Dee" Fournier is on a mission to raise people's awareness about domestic violence. She is sharing her message as she walks from coast to coast, from California to Delaware, along the...

 

FFCHS FBLA Student Kaleb PowellCompetes at International Conference

Fountain-Fort Carson High School student Kaleb Powell attended and competed at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference June 29-July 2 in San Antonio, Texas. The competiti...

 

Commissioner Gonzalez to Host July 31 Town Hall in Southeast El Paso County with County Assessor and Other County Representatives in Attendance

El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr. will host a Town Hall Meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at the Colorado Centre Metro District Fire Department at 4770 Horizon View Drive, in southeastern El Paso County. It is just...

 

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: RANDY RAY BISHOP is a White Male, 35 years old,...

 

Upcoming Town Hall Meeting, Fair Continues, Parks Activities 

Good day.  I hope all are well and enjoying your summer.  I want to start off this week by inviting residents to a town hall, and then to remind everyone about ongoing community events hosted by...

 
 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion    July 17, 2019

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Citizenship Question

Last Thursday, President Trump announced that he would move forward with obtaining citizenship data through other means than the census. The President's announcement was made in direct response to the...

 

Praise and Accolades to Our Water Districts

Over the last several weeks I have received many phone calls, emails, and social media messages with the same question: "How is the water and should I buy a house here? I have read many things about...

 

Community Soup Kitchen Open Every Friday

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...

 

Fountain Valley Historical Society's Museum Open Twice a Week

The Fountain Valley Historical Society’s Museum, located one block north of Fountain City Hall at 114 N. Main, Fountain, will now be open from 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays during the Downtown Fountain Market. The museum is also open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m....

 

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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/      Pikes...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 17, 2019

What to do... your feedback is welcomed!

Our family is all jumbled up. Of course, its all about emotions and finances. At the core of all dissentions in families, I think, that is at the root of most issues. Money is always scarce and emotio...

 

2019 Fall Festival Applications Are Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for parade entries and booths at Metcalfe Park in conjunction with the 50th Annual Fountain Fall Festival, sponsored by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce. The festival is scheduled for Labor Day, Monday,...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is July 19 On Friday, July 19, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 S. Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each month....

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

For more information about the Silver Key Connections Cafe´, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Silver Key Connections Cafe´, meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde...

 

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 includes individuals needing assistance due to...

 

Tunnel In The Mountain

I know a bunch of you know about this tunnel. I have been asked about it several times over the years. I recently was told another version of the story, so today I will go over it again. There is a tu...

 

El Paso County Fair Continues This Week

The 114th annual El Paso County Fair began last Saturday and continues through this Saturday, July 20, at the Fair & Event Center in Calhan.  “The 114th edition of the El Paso County Fair will feature amazing entertainment options, many of which...

 
 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion    July 17, 2019

Ordinary to Extraordinary Series Online vs Real Life

Three things you routinely do on your social media and iPhone you can do in real life to move from Ordinary to Extraordinary in your relationships. Facetime. Like. Share. Facetime My husband and I...

 

Faith Lutheran Church in Security Offers Bible-based Day Camping Week

Pastor Rick Mensing and the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church, 315 Security Blvd., are hosting school-aged children this week to participate in Christian day camping with the theme, “I AM, WE ARE,” July 15-19. Both Junior Camp for children en...

 

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