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Fountain Council Sets Date For Hearing On Proposed Electric Rate Increase

At its July 10 meeting the Fountain City Council unanimously approved a draft customer notice that will be mailed to all customers regarding a proposed $2.28 per month (for most residential...

 

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...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Committee Meets Tomorrow

Tomorrow evening the Fountain Valley Clean Water Committee will meet at 6:30 pm at the Security Fire Dept in the basement. Liz Rosenbaum, the group’s founder said, “We will be talking about the upcoming EPA summit. The summit's agenda timeline,...

 

Numerous Road Projects Around Fountain Could Hamper Driving in the All-America City This Summer

As most local drivers have probably noticed, there are several road improvement projects taking place around Fountain. The projects are being done to improve the quality of transportation...

 

Two Arrested Following Recovery of Stolen Cars

Two Fountain men were arrested earlier this month following the recovery of two cars stolen from ADESA Auto Auction in Fountain. According to Fountain Police Department Mesa Relations Officer Lisa...

 

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: AARON WILLIAM ADAMSON is a White Male, 21 years old...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 18, 2018

Happy 16th Birthday

I survived my daughter's Sweet 16 and can say it was a success. Sure, not everyone made it, we did not expect to have as many as we invited... who could honestly expect that. The smile on my girl's...

 

Chamber Announces Fall Festival Parade,

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 we are now being accepted. The deadline...

 

Chamber's Next After Hours Social is July 25 hosted by Springs Funeral Services

A Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce After Hours is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 E. Platte Ave., Colorado Springs. The guest speaker will be Paul Wood, MHR, CSFP. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be...

 

Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group set for July 27

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, July 27. The group meets the second and fourth Friday at Morning Glory Espresso, 101 Fontaine Blvd., Security. For more information, visit...

 

"Lifting Away Life Challenges" Fundraiser July 24 at Chick-fil-A

“Lifting Away Life’s Challenges”, a non-profit, charitable organization in the Fountain area, is holding a Spirit Night fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. July 24 at Chick-fil-A, 7925 Fountain Mesa Rd. Just mention Lifting Away Life’s Challenges...

 

C'MON INN Running Club is Free

The C’MON INN Running Club is up and running Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for 5K fun runs/walks. “It’s free to join with drink specials and a free t-shirt after the 10th run,” a spokesperson said. Signup runs from 5-6 p.m. Tues. &...

 

Korean War Armistice Day Commemoration is July 21

Korean War Armistice Day Commemoration is July 21 The 66th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice will be observed Saturday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Park, 300 S. Union Blvd. in Colorado Springs. Major General (U.S. Air Force Retired)... Full story

 

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 been 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...

 

Man in the Private Car

In 1932 a private railroad car was set out at the Colorado Springs, Santa Fe station. Now this had happened regularly since the railroads were built. Usually the resident of the car would then take a...

 

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...

 
 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion    July 18, 2018

Wet Leaves

Wet Leaves The woman in her early thirties walked up to me after a luncheon and proudly declared, "I didn't speak to my husband for three days this week." I was stunned. Being a woman, especially a...

 

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... Full story

 

Motor Vehicle and Driver's License Services Scheduled to be Unavailable Statewide

All El Paso County Motor Vehicle Offices will be upgrading to the new State DRIVES computer system to improve customer service Aug. 1 – 5. The following services will not be available statewide: Aug. 1-5: All Colorado title and registration...

 

Registration for the AYSO Fall 2018 Season Begins Thursday

Registration for the AYSO fall 2018 season begins with a registration night from 5-8 p.m. this Thursday at Chick-fil-A, 7925 Fountain Mesa Rd. Registration continues from 11 a.m-4 p.m. Saturday at Jersey Mike’s Subs 6825 Mesa Ridge Parkway. The...

 

Sheriff's Office Investigates Attempted Carjacking on Rampart Range Road

On July 2, at approximately 12:20 pm, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a Motor Vehicle Theft in Progress in the 9000 block of Rampart Range Road. The victim reported they were traveling on Rampart Range Road when they...

 

Honorees from District Eight School Board's June Meeting

Click the following link for photos of the honorees from Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight School Board's June Meeting: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/d8ju...

 

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