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Commissioner Gonzalez to Host Town Hall Meeting Tonight in Southeast El Paso County; Assessor, Other County Reps to Attend

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

 

Three Fountain City Council Positions Open in November 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 term and could choose to seek re-election. Note:...

 

Citizens' Make Plea To Fountain City Council Regarding Carport Regulations

At the Fountain City Council’s July 23 meeting, the Fountain City Council heard a plea for leniency from residents of Desert Circle in Comanche Junction regarding their carport. Two ladies, Sherry Orange and her daughter, Susie Miller, explained...

 

Cars of All Makes and Years Attend Thunder in the Valley Car Show

The annual Thunder in the Valley Car Show was held July 12 and 13 at Metcalfe Park in Fountain. Participants entered over 150 cars spanning from pre-1949 to current models. For three full pages of...

 

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...

 

MRHS Grad Natascha Dilley Receives EPSO's Civilian Employee of the Month Award

El Paso County Sheriff's Department Security Tech Natascha Dilley received the department's Civilian Employee of the Month Award for April during a ceremony at the Criminal Justice Center. Tech Dilley...

 

Sheriff's Office Reminds the Community to be Aware of Phone Scams

The Sheriff’s Office has received a report of another phone scam. The caller is advising victims that owe fees and/or fines and need to remedy this by purchasing gift cards in the amount of the fines.  In some instances, these “fines” have...

 

Fountain Police Make Arrests in Shooting Thursday at Metcalfe Park

At approximately 7:30 p.m. Thursday, officers with the Fountain Police Department were dispatched to 704 E. Ohio Ave., Metcalfe Park, on reports of shots fired. According to Police Services Administra...

 

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Dangerous Suspect Wanted on Outstanding Warrants

On Thursday, July 25, at approximately 9:45 p.m., a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop with a gray Nissan truck, near the intersection of Main Street and Hancock Expressway.  The driver...

 

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: BRYAN ANTHONY BATTS is a Black Male, 32 years old,...

 

There Was A Time When We Were More Caring And Less By-The-Book

For those of you who were not in attendance at the July 23 City Council meeting, you may have missed a systemic issue in Fountain which has long been a concern. Recently in an attempt to 'fall in...

 

Single Trash Hauler Program Will Help Many

I attended the community meeting held by the Road Focus Group concerning the single hauler trash plan on July 17th.  I listened to the briefing and the concerns raised by those present.  I followed...

 

Will the Chemical Manufacturers Ever be Held Accountable?

Earlier this year Mark Favors from New York, formerly from our community and a coalition member, was called to testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, subcommittee on the Environment...

 

CC Students Offering Free, Confidential Water Testing of Private Wells in Fountain Valley

A group of students at Colorado College is offering free, confidential, water testing of private wells in the greater Fountain Valley area area.  “We are continuing to re-test the wells because PFAS levels often change over time(both...

 

Colorado Arabian Horse Club Hosts Horse Show At Latigo Trails Equestrian Center On August 31

An Arabian and All Breed One-Day Horse Show sponsored by the Southern Division of the Colorado Arabian Horse Club will be held Saturday, August 31, beginning at 9 a.m. at Latigo Trails Equestrian Center, 13710 Halleluiah Trail in Black Forest. There...

 

Back to School Fair is Saturday

A Fountain Community Celebration featuring a Back to School Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m.-Noon this 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....

 

Free Back-to-School Vaccine Clinic

With summer vacation winding down and the start of another school year coming soon, this is a great time to be sure your children are current on their vaccines. On Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and as a part of National Immunization Aware...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

AUGUSTACTIVITIES 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.elpasoc...

 

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. matinee Aug. 10 at the Dean Fleischauer Activities...

 

Fountain Riding and Roping Club Hosts Wagon Rides/Ice Cream Social August 10

On Saturday, August 10, from 4–6 p.m., Fountain Riding and Roping Club is having wagon rides in Metcalfe Park. The ride around the park is open to anyone, and there will be an ice cream social at the end. The cost is $3 per person and includes the...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is Aug. 2 On Friday, Aug. 2, 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....

 

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....

 

Historical Society's Next Meeting Aug. 12, Museum Open

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....

 

The First Radio Stations

As you turn on that radio you may not think about how long radios have been listened to by the public. In the early 1920's radio stations were rare, and many had private receivers where they could lis...

 

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