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Adding Insult to Injury...Hail AGAIN

Monday afternoon another thunderstorm producing very large hail, some reported to be as large as tennis balls and baseballs, wreaked havoc in the Fountain Valley area and beyond,... — Updated 8/8/2018

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Good Samaritan and His Dog Need Our Support

I am changing things for this column because while I love our firefighters and adore what they have always been and will continue to be, heroes, I became annoyed that we only heard... — Updated 8/8/2018


Carroll "Cal" Merle Haley

January 4, 1930-August 1, 2018 Mr. Carroll “Cal” Merle Haley, age 88, passed away August 1, 2018. Cal was born January 4, 1930 in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine to Daniel and Hazel (Scribner) Haley. He graduated from Foxcroft Academy... — Updated 8/8/2018 Full story


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... — Updated 8/8/2018


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... — Updated 8/8/2018


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.... — Updated 8/8/2018 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... — Updated 8/8/2018


Fountain Valley Writers Meeting First & Third Mondays

Members of the Fountain Valley Writers (in search of a catchier name) meet from 6:30-8:30 (or later) p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the home of group facilitator Julie Shavin, 8435 Ermel Road, Fountain (just east... — Updated 8/8/2018


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... — Updated 8/8/2018


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 AUGUST ACTIVITIES ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://commun... — Updated 8/8/2018


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... — Updated 8/8/2018


Fundraisers for Aragon Elementary School Continue at Fountain Community Market

Fundraisers to gather school supplies for students attending Aragon Elementary School in Fountain are continuing during August at the Fountain Community Market, which is held every Wednesday in front of Fountain City Hall, 116 S.... — Updated 8/8/2018


Pages of the Past

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Fundraising Pages Set up for Fountain Man and His Dog, Both Injured When Road Caved In

Jason Zimmerman, a Fountain resident, is known for being "a really nice guy and he would do anything for anybody." He was driving north on Old Pueblo Road around 1:30 a.m. on... — Updated 8/8/2018


The Plaster Business in Manitou

I have talked about the plaster business in Manitou and Colorado City. In January, 1921 the Manitou plaster mill was just getting cranked up again. They used to say that Manitou... — Updated 8/8/2018


Security/Widefield Networking Group will meet Aug. 10

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10. The group meets the second and fourth Friday at Morning Glory Espresso, 101 Fontaine Blvd., Security. For more information,... — Updated 8/8/2018


FVCOG meeting Friday, Aug. 10

We are the Fountain Valley Community Opportunity Group, a group of locally owned, family businesses who believe strongly in helping each other, as well as our community. This is more than a networking group-this is a group that... — Updated 8/8/2018


Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

On Friday, August 17, 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... — Updated 8/8/2018


Senate Bill 152 Ballot Initiative - What is This All About?

I know many of our residents are hearing more about Senate Bill 152 and what that could mean for Fountain. Senate Bill 152 (SB 152) was a measure passed by the Colorado Legislature... — Updated 8/8/2018

 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Iran Treaty and the Paris Accords----Why?

Most nations have a goal of creating the best environment to insure a high standard of living for its citizens. Some attempt to level the trade playing field by providing tax... — Updated 8/8/2018


Thanks to School Districts, Parents

I wanted to start off by thanking all our local teachers and school districts for all they do for our students and our community, as well as our Fountain Valley parents.  As childr... — Updated 8/8/2018


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... — Updated 8/8/2018


One Killed in Four-Vehicle Crash on I-25

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a four-vehicle fatal crash which occurred at 10:15 p.m. Friday on southbound Interstate 25 MP 125, south of Fountain. According to the Colorado State Patrol, a 32-year-old male was... — Updated 8/8/2018


It's Back to School Time: Safety in School Zones Stressed

Monday, Aug. 13, marks the beginning of another school year for District 8 students, and Wednesday, Aug. 15 for District 3. Fountain Police Department encourages everyone to pay... — Updated 8/8/2018


Deadline to Enter Fall Festival and Parade Nears

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... — Updated 8/8/2018


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