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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...

 

Fountain City Council Moves Forward Toward Placing SB-152 Exemption on Ballot in November

At its July 24 meeting, the Fountain City Council heard information about a ballot measure that will give Fountain residents the option of approving an SB-152 exemption. Mayor Gabe Ortega explained...

 

GoFundMe Page Set Up for Hanover Volunteer Firefighters Injured When Fire Engine Fell into Sinkhole

A GoFundMe page has been set up for two Hanover Volunteer Fire Department firefighters who were injured July 24 while responding to an accident on Old Pueblo Road, south of Fountain. According to Hanover Fire Department Deputy Chief Kevin Junglen,...

 

Fire Restrictions Lifted

Effective immediately Stage One Fire Restrictions have been lifted for El Paso County, according to El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Media Relation Manager/PIO Jacqueline Kirby. “We request you contact your local fire protection district or...

 

Registration Underway for the AYSO Fall 2018 Season

Registration is underway for the AYSO fall 2018 season. The season runs from Sept. 8 –Nov. 3. Potential participants can start the registration process online at www.ayso1225.org. Then, they can sign up at one of the following registration nights....

 

Fountain Police Raise Money to Help Local Residents Fix/Replace Windshields Damaged During Hail Storm

On June 30, Fountain Police Department personnel served a benefit spaghetti dinner to benefit Fountain residents who didn’t have the financial means to replace or repair their vehicle’s glass following June 6’s big hail storm. Approximately $3,...

 

Pride

As with all things, the ebb and flow of life affects our "newspaper family," too. The "newspaper family" I refer to is made up of the many special people who spent time with our staff, contributing...

 

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: RABEKAH MARY ACRI is a White Female, 29 years old,...

 

Executive Orders and DACA

Why would President Trump suspend the DACA program and allow children to be separated from their parents at the U.S. border? Because he wants to stop the dictatorship of the Executive Branch and...

 
 By Robert Moore    Opinion    August 1, 2018

No Place is Immune to Racism

One of the top movies of the summer will undoubtedly be "BlacKkKlansman" from director Spike Lee. The film is based on a true story of a Colorado Springs police detective named Ron Stallworth who infi...

 

Fire Restrictions Lifted

I hope all are well, especially in light of the recent storms and flooding the past week in various portions of the county.       I wanted to start off by passing along information regarding El...

 

Welcome Back Widefield

We are excited to welcome back your students for the first day of school August 15. As children return to class, we want to remind our community to be careful and cautious when driving around our buil...

 

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/ Nature...

 

Fundraiser for Aragon Elementary School Today at Fountain Community Market

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

 

Democrats Meet August 13, to Hear from Rural Meal Program Coordinator from Senior Center

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr.  Monday, Aug. 13.  The guest speaker will be April Leary.  She is the Program Coordinator for the Rural Area Meal Program...

 

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Now Meeting in the Afternoon at Security Public Library

The Fountain Valley’s Alzheimer’s Association’s caregiver support group is now meeting from 1-2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. There is no charge to attend. Please call 719-...

 

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... Full story

 

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...

 

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 Business Breakfast is This Friday

On Friday, August 3, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, on Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each month. “If you know a business owner who...

 

Security/Widefield Networking Group will meet on August 10

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, August 10. The group meets the second and fourth Friday at Morning Glory Espresso, 101 Fontaine Blvd., Security. For more information, visit...

 

What is Your Typical End of the Day Conversation?

Ours is when everyone gets home from work or school, which I just cannot believe is starting back up again, and I always ask, "How was your day?" Now it depends who I ask it of, as to what the answer...

 

Cars on Pikes Peak

This summer has been interesting for the crews who work at the shops along the highway up the mountain. No trains, except for an occasional maintenance train on the cog, lots of workmen at the new...

 

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...

 

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