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EPA Hosting Community Engagement Event about PFAS Water Issues

Starting Tuesday, Aug. 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold the third PFAS community engagement event in the nation in Colorado Springs. This two-day public event allows EPA to hear directly from Colorado communities, Mountain...

 

Open House Retirement Party for Long-time Fountain Valley Senior Center Director Dennis Crosser is Friday

The Fountain Valley Senior Center will be hosting an open house retirement celebration for its long-time director Dennis Crosser this Friday, July 27, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the center, located at 5745 Southmoor Drive. Crosser, a multi-talented...

 

Storm Leaves Many Fountain Streets Flooded

Fountain resident Amber Yancey shared this photo taken at the corner of Legend Oak and Ancestra in the Heritage neighborhood Monday evening after thunderstorms brought heavy rains, wind and hail, and...

 

Thunder In The Valley Car Show Benefits Community Groups

Cars of all years, makes, and models in categories from pre-1949 to the present were on display at the annual Thunder in the Valley Car Show July 13 and 14 in Metcalfe Park in Fountain. For four full... Full story

 

Bill Dicks Celebrating 90th Birthday

Widefield resident Bill Dicks is celebrating his 90th birthday, today, July 25, 2018. He was born July 25, 1928 in Carbon, Iowa. He was the third of seven children. He dropped out of school when he wa...

 

Holly Noel to wed Brandon Pearson

Brandon Joseph Robert Pearson and Holly Rebecca Noel, with thier parents Jim and Tammie Kelley and Josh and Christine Noel announce their engagement. Both are residents of Fountain. Brandon is...

 

Educational Items Available at St. Raphael Church Yard Sale Sat.

There will be lots of educational items available at a St. Raphael Episcopal Church yard sale scheduled for 7 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday at 1729 Crest Pl., Security (corner of Main Street and Crest Pl.) It’s the location of property the church had...

 

Good Shepherd Congregation Preparing for Mission Trip

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church members are preparing for a mission trip this year. The trip is scheduled for Aug. 25-Sept. 1, with eight team members this year. The mission involves traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah to work in the United... Full story

 

Pikes Peak Christian Church Hosts Cloverton in Concert

Cloverton will be live in concert Friday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. at Pikes Peak Christian Church, 4955 Bradley Road in Security. Cost is $10 for general admission or $25 for a family. Doors open at 6 p.m. All seats are general admission. You can purchase... Full story

 

Edna and David Escalante Celebrating 65th Wedding Anniversary

Edna and David Escalante of Security will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 1, 2018. They were married Aug. 1, 1953 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. They will be celebrating by having... Full story

 

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

 

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: NARCISSO HERRIA BLEA is a White Male, 38 years...

 

Stage Two Fire Restrictions Downgraded to Stage One for Unincorporated El Paso County

Earlier this week it was announced Sheriff Bill Elder had ordered Stage I Fire Restrictions for all of the unincorporated areas of El Paso County. In doing so he downgraded fire restrictions from Stage Two to Stage One. The Stage I Fire Restrictions...

 

Shortened Visiting Hours At Evergreen Cemetery Due To Irrigation Issues

Beginning today and continuing through Oct. 15, visiting hours at Evergreen Cemetery will be shortened in the evening to close at 6 p.m. daily. Hours have been reduced due to an irrigation issue that requires site watering to begin earlier in the... Full story

 

Good to See Rise in Grassroots Citizen Activity

I have personally witnessed something quite encouraging over the last couple of months. I have watched as caring citizens banded together with friends, neighbors and other local residents to make it...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    July 25, 2018

George- Where Are You When We Need You?

Almost every year between Flag Day and the 4th of July our family watches an old black and white movie made in 1942. It's called "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and it stars Jimmy Cagney in a Hollywood...

 

EPA Visiting To Hear About Local Water Contamination Issues

I hope all are well, especially in light of the recents storms.  Our community and county has endured multiple, serious weather and fire damage since the start of the year, and I thank all our first...

 

Community Policing?

Has the broken window theory been set aside? You know, the idea that if small problems have been addressed, we wouldn't have the bigger ones. If that had happened, then why and was it on purpose? I lo...

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion    July 25, 2018

Let's Talk Common Sense And Facts About Guns

In the debates that rage after each highly-publicized mass shooting, one side claims that more restrictive gun laws could prevent future such tragedies while the other side counters that the rights...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Fundraisers for Aragon Elementary School Today and Aug. 1 at Fountain Community Market

Fundraisers to gather school supplies for students attending Aragon Elementary School in Fountain will be from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 25) and Aug. 1 during The Fountain Community Market which is held every Wednesday in front of...

 

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...

 

Sew Time in the Valley Meets Sat.

Persons interested in all forms of needle work and sewing are invited to a monthly get together. Sew Time in the Valley meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the First United Methodist Church, 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. in...

 

Classes Focus on Power to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Healthy Choices Bring Powerful Changes

There are just three more Power to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Classes left for this year. The classes provide an opportunity to become informed about diabetes prevention and how it can apply to your life, or to the life of someone you care about or...

 

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