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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., Wednesday, July 31, at the Colorado Centre Metro District Fire Department at 4770 Horizon View Drive, in southeastern El Paso County. It is just nor...

 

Aug. 12 is Application Deadline for Parade Entries, Booths for 50th Annual Fountain Fall Festival

Monday, Aug. 12, is the deadline to submit applications 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...

 

Fountain Community Theater Presenting Tom Sawyer, Detective Aug. 1-3, 9, 10

Performers with the Fountain Community Theater will be presenting Tom Sawyer, Detective adapted from the Mark Twain Classic By Joseph George Caruso at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1-3, 9 & 10 with a 2 p.m....

 

Three Fountain City Council Positions Open in November Election

Council positions open for 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...

 

Giving a Hoot...

Fountain Valley's Bird Whisperer Doug Harling (right) author of the Birds of El Paso County column in this newspaper, recently alerted City of Fountain officials to the presence of Burrowing Owls at...

 

Governor Polis Announces New Initiative to Support Access to Military Installations,

Gov. Jared Polis and CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew met recently with members of the military, veterans, and other state, local, and federal officials, at a meeting hosted by the Pikes Peak Area Councils of Governments (which Fountain...

 

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: STEVEN COOMBS is a White Male, 51 years old, 5'9"...

 

Man Dies In Three-Vehicle Crash During Heavy Rainstorm On I-25

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a three vehicle crash that occurred July 16 on Interstate 25 at milepost 129 in El Paso County. According to the state patrol, at about 6:21 p.m. a 2004 Ford Ranger operated by 24-year-old Aidan Detavernier...

 
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors    July 24, 2019

Birds of El Paso County

I know I have written a couple of columns on the local Burrowing Owls. It turns out that it was a good thing I found them, both for my enjoyment and for the owls’ well being. After several weeks of...

 

St. Dominic Catholic Church in Security Hosting Feast Day Festival

Sunday, Aug. 11 is the date for this year’s St. Dominic Feast Day Festival at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Security. Admission is free and all are invited from noon to 4 p.m. for food, music, bounce houses, carnival games and much more. Kids of...

 
 By DeeDee Lake    Opinion    July 24, 2019

Ordinary to Extraordinary Series

I've got a secret to share. I know how to change your relationship from the ordinary, regular ol' expected connection to extraordinary. Willingness to Change It isn't grand gestures, although, those...

 

First United Methodist Church of Fountain Offering Drive-Thru Communion This Summer

The First United Methodist Church, 1003 N. Santa Fe in Fountain is now offering Drive Thru Communion from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Sundays through Sept. 29. Bikes and travelers can roll on through. The conventional worship is at 10 a.m. inside. For more...

 

Some upcoming road projects to be completed by CDOT

Good day. I hope all are doing well and having a nice week. This week I wanted to highlight a state transportation announcement that will provide new funds for road improvements in our area, and to...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    July 24, 2019

A Project in the Works!

A couple of years ago I had an opportunity to travel to San Antonio with others from Colorado to observe a homeless shelter and drug rehab program that a group of citizens and donors had created. I...

 

Trip to Washington, D.C. to Speak With Our Elected Officials

This past week, I was presented with the opportunity of spending five days in Washington, D.C. to meet with our senators and representatives to discuss the PFAS contamination of the PFHxS toxic...

 

Response to Doug Lamborn's Column

Dear Editor,  Regarding Doug Lamborn's column, "Democrats Prioritize Politics Over Troops" regarding the House passed Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, I suspect Mr. Lamborn's so-c...

 

Widefield Parks and Recreation Presenting "Little Shop of Horrors" This Weekend

Widefield Parks and Recreation’s summer musical “Little Shop of Horrors” is being presented this Fri.-Sun in the Widefield High School Auditorium, 615 Widefield Dr., Security. Shows Friday and Saturday are at 8 p.m. There is a 2 p.m. matinee...

 

Back to School Fair is August 3

A Fountain Community Celebration featuring a Back to School Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m.-Noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 W Alabama Ave. Fountain. The event is free for all ages and is open to the public. There...

 

Korean War Armistice Day Commemoration is Saturday

The 66Th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice will be the focus of a special ceremony in Memorial Park in Colorado Springs this Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Canadian Consul General Stephane Lessard will be the honored guest speaker. Sponsored by...

 

Sew Time in the Valley meets Sat.

Sew Time in the Valley will meet this Saturday, July 27, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1003 N. Santa Fe, Fountain. Bring a project to work on and a covered dish to share with the group and your own beverage. Call Fran Carrick at...

 

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/ ...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 24, 2019

I Need Calgon!!!

I am sitting here thinking, "My life is really, um... poop" I have so much of it in my life that there are days that poop is all I do, no pun intended, all day long! So, you say, "Well, Alice, you do...

 

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...

 

City of Fountain's Recycling Center Open Three Days a Week and First Saturday

The Fountain Recycling Center located at the Lorraine Center, 301 E. Iowa Ave., in Fountain is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is also open the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....

 

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....

 

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