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Articles from the August 14, 2019 edition

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School Districts 3 and 8 Have Positions Open in November Election

In Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight there will be three positions open. Dale Terrell is term limited. Both Don Grubbs and Teresa Wright are completing their first terms and can seek re-election. For Widefield School District three there...

 

Three Fountain City Council Positions Open in November Election

There will be three positions open on the Fountain City Council this November. 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...

 

Long-Time Fountain Resident/Community Leader Fran Carrick Announces She Will Run For Fountain City Council At Large

If you have been in Fountain for a while, you quite likely already know long-time community volunteer, leader and activist Fran Carrick. A regular at Fountain City Council meetings, she has...

 

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...

 

Annual UMW of GSUMC Friendship Brunch is Saturday

The annual United Methodist Women of Good Shepherd UMC’s Friendship Brunch is scheduled for 10 a.m.-Noon this Saturday at the church, located at 1201 Leta Dr. in Security. “Men, women, men and friends and guests are invited,” a spokesperson sai...

 

Thelma Grace Hyson

March 18, 1932-July 17, 2019 Thelma Grace Hyson, 87, passed away July, 17 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her family by her side. She was born March 18, 1932 in Poland Mines, PA to Milo (Tom)...

 

Business/Community Leader Tom Downing Announces Intent to Seek Re-Election to School District Eight Board of Education

Former District Eight School Board President Tom Downing announced last week his intention to seek re-election to the Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight Board of Education. He has taken a requ...

 

Fall Festival Booth Application Deadline Extended to Aug. 30

The deadline to submit applications for a booth at Metcalfe Park, in conjunction with the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 50th Annual Fountain Fall Festival, scheduled for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, has been extended until Aug. 30. Booth...

 

Fountain Police Looking for Stolen Car Suspect

At approximately 8:35 a.m. Saturday, officers with the Fountain Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a silver Dodge Ram pickup that had fictitious plates. According to Lisa Schneider, Public...

 

It's Back to School Time in the Fountain Valley

It is Back to School time in the Fountain Valley as Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 students started school Thursday and Widefield School District 3 students return to the classrooms tomorrow....

 

Clean Water Coalition's Meeting Tomorrow is About Local Elections

Tomorrow night's Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Security Fire Station #1 will have a focus on local communities and an emphasis on how much local elections matter for...

 

One Arrested in Connection with Homicide on Patchwork Ct. in Fountain

At approximately 10:55 a.m., Thursday, Fountain Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a medical call on Patchwork Ct., in reference to an unconscious female not breathing. Upon arrival,...

 

One Person Arrested After Shooting on South Santa Fe in Fountain

At approximately 6 p.m. Saturday, officers with the Fountain Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of South Santa Fe Ave.,, on reports of a shooting. According to Fountain Police...

 

Labor Day Activities

I hope all are having a great day.  I wanted to give an early SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming Fountain Valley Fall Festival and Parade in Fountain, and the Balloon Lift Off in Colorado Springs...

 

Fountain Police Investigating Reports of Gunshots on Alegre Circle

At approximately 11 a.m. Friday, officers with the Fountain Police Department were dispatched to 7000 block of Alegre Cir., on reports of shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and witnesses said they heard gunshots in the area. However, there were...

 

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: RANDY RAY BISHOP is a White Male, 35 years old,...

 

Community Partners Honored for Support of Fountain's First-Ever Veterans Fair

At the July 23 Fountain City Council meeting, Mayor Gabe Ortega recognized community members for their partnership and support of City of Fountain's recent first-ever Veterans Fair. Pictured, from...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Topic: Exposure Assessments by the CDC and ATSDR Will be Next Year, Our Next Meeting is Tomorrow Night by Liz Rosenbaum Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition FVCWC www.facebook.com/fvcwc for updates...

 

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, Aug. 31, beginning at 9 a.m., at Latigo Trails Equestrian Center, 13710 Halleluiah Trail in Black Forest. There...

 

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/ AUGUST...

 

"Holding Their Horses" While Waiting to Order

Dairy Queen owners Phil and Wendy Rash shared this awesome photo taken recently at their "ride up" display, of a few local horseback riders stopping in for some cool refreshments....

 

Morning Surpise...

Well, hope things are just beautiful in your world as we all prepare for fall to begin. Our kids are demanding new stuff to begin the school year with and they need supplies. They are moaning about...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is Aug. 16 On Friday, Aug. 16, 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....

 

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