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Pikes Peak Regional Building Warns of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department is asking area residents to protect themselves and their families from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning as they work to recover and rebuild from recent hailstorms. Buildings throughout the Pikes... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Committee to Discuss EPA Summit at Meeting Tomorrow

The Fountain Valley Clean Water Committee will be discussing last week’s EPA Summit at the group’s meeting tomorrow night, Thurs., August 16 at the Security Fire Station, 400 Security Blvd. Liz Rosenbaum, the group’s founder, said the EPA...

 

It's Back to School Week in the Fountain Valley

Monday was the first day of school for Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 students. District 3 students start school today. Above, Elazaria Sandoval-Scott, left, daughter of Chris and Sarah...

 

Deadlines to Enter Fall Festival and Parade Nearing

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 accepted. The deadline to... Full story

 

Whatever it Takes...

Local residents have become creative in making sure their vehicles don't suffer further hail damage after devastating storms and giant hailstones have wreaked havoc in the Fountain Valley over the...

 

Fountain Man Dies in Pedestrian vs Auto Accident Monday Night

On Monday, August 13, at approximately 9 p.m., personnel from the Fountain Police Department, the City of Fountain Fire Department and the Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Team, responded to the intersection of Fountain Mesa Road and...

 

Update on Old Pueblo Road Repairs

Monday afternoon, the El Paso County Public Information Office provided a quick update on the work to repair the section of Old Pueblo Road that was washed out during a torrential thunderstorm last month. The statement sent Monday reads, “We...

 

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: QUENTIN DASHAWN BATES is a White Male, 22 years old, 5’7” tall, and 130 lbs., with brown hair and...

 

Survivors- That's What You Are!

As my sidekick Danyar and I were out delivering newspapers to some of our carriers last week, we discovered some ccreative ways local residents were trying to protect their vehicles from any more...

 

Thanks to El Pomar

I hope all are enjoying a nice week and that students have started their new school year well. I wanted to highlight a few items of community support. This past week, the El Pomar Foundation donated $...

 

Thank You, President Trump

President Trump is well known, especially in the media, for his inappropriate tweets and comments. What is not well know are his accomplishments. As with any administration, it's easy to find fault....

 

Contamination Without Representation: EPA Summit Summary, 3rd Stop Of Four Summits

During the EPA Summit Aug. 7 and 8, 2018, community members of Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition (FVCWC) addressed discrepancies and concerns about the PFAS water contamination we all have been...

 

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 August Activities ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoc...

 

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. Main St. The...

 

Supporters of HD 21 Candidate Liz Rosenbaum to Meet Saturday For a Day of Door Knocking and Talking to Fountain Valley Residents

Supporters of House District 21 Candidate Liz Rosenbaum welcome volunteers to join them Saturday, Aug.18 at 9 a.m. at MoGlo Coffee Shop in Widefield. From there the group will head out into the community to canvas neighborhoods and talk to...

 

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows Meets the Last Wednesday of the Month

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets at 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at Peterson Air Force Base. The Society of Military Widows is open to all military widows of any branch of military service, regardless of...

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Offers Free Course For Family Caregivers of Individuals With Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering a special Family-to-Family free 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with mental illness. The class is led by NAMI-trained family members and meets once weekly. Classes begin...

 

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

 

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 of Link Rd.)...

 

Be Present in Your Life and in the Lives of Those You Love

How do you spend your time, with your family, driving, or at the dinner table? I love my social media. I use Facebook and I love seeing that family in other states are faring well and have maintained...

 

Local Author Looking For Historic Fort Carson Photographs for New Book

Local author Angela Thaden Hahn is co-authoring another book to follow two others she wrote for the Images of America series—Fountain (2012) and Security-Widefield (2014). The current project will be titled Fort Carson. She is inviting local...

 

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 business owner who...

 

Deadlines to Enter Fall Festival and Parade Near

The chamber 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 accepted. The deadline to submit a parade application...

 

Security/Widefield Networking Group will meet Aug. 24

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24. The group meets the second and fourth Friday at Morning Glory Espresso, 101 Fontaine Blvd., Security. For more information, visit...

 

Trip to Town

My grandfather grew up on a farm in what is now part of Monument. He told us many stories about growing up there. One of my favorites was about going to the big city! A trip into town was like...

 

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