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News Office Moving to New Temporary Location This Week

Because of work that must be done to the News office, related to recent hailstorms, your hometown newspaper staff will be working out of a temporary new location starting this week. We have moved into our temporary new home at 713 Dale in Fountain (n... Full story

 

New Fountain Middle School Opens

Fountain Middle School (FMS) hosted a soft opening and ribbon-cutting Wednesday, August 8, for District 8 staff and their families as well as construction contractors. Pictured from left are FFC8...

 

Man Arrested After Threatening Others with a Knife on Greyhound Bus

At approximately 7 p.m. Monday, personnel from the Fountain Police Department, and the City of Fountain Fire Department responded to northbound 1-25, close to the South Academy overpass, to investigate a single- vehicle accident. According to Lisa... Full story

 

Deadline to Enter Fall Festival Aug. 30

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...

 

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: FRANK ARROYO is a Hispanic Male, 61 years old,...

 

Coffee with A Cop Event Sept. 1 at Morning Glory Espresso

A Coffee with a Cop event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-Noon Saturday, Sept. 1, at Morning Glory (MoGlo) Espresso, 101 Fontaine Blvd., Widefield. The event will give local residents a chance to talk with El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies.... Full story

 

Just Do The Best You Can

What do you do when after two months the roofing company that was "Johnny on the spot" the morning after the June 13 hailstorm still hasn't come to repair hail damage to your roof, despite repeated... Full story

 

Interim? What's That?

Daniel Webster defines the term interim as "a period of time between events." And supposedly your state legislators are in session 120 days, from the beginning of January to early May. Then they have...

 

Public Works Staff Busy With Repairs

Good day to everyone. I hope all have been well and safe and you have been able to recover from the recent storms. Our Public Works crews continue work on various projects and repairs throughout the...

 

Moving Fountain Forward...Live Stream City Council Meetings

What does your day look like? For some single parents it is working, sometimes two jobs, while trying to be an active and present parent, while never feeling like you have enough time. Perhaps your...

 

County Crews Address Road Wash Out at Midway- Both lanes fully Open at Boca Raton and Indian Village Heights

The following update was provided from El Paso County Saturday night regarding a road that was washed out in the Midway area south of Fountain: El Paso County Public Works crews worked throughout the day Saturday to complete repairs and both lanes of...

 

Sometimes I really do wonder if we are ever truly happy...

We complain when the warm summer days get too hot. We whine when we have to rake the leaves from our lawns in the autumn. We moan at the thought of going into the frigid temperatures of winter....

 

Horse Trouble

I've done stories about some of the stories of unusual characters I have learned about in the past, but this one might be about his horse! This one starts in police court in Colorado Springs in the...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

On Friday, Sept. 7, 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 Nears, Parade Route Changed

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.” Booth applications are still being accepted. The deadline to submit a parade application was Aug.... Full story

 

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...

 

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...

 

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 Manor, 906 Grinde...

 

Tips For Homeowners Who Were Affected By The Recent Hail Damage

The following tips were provided as a courtesy for local residents by Vicki LaPlante, owner of Eastern Slope Roofing Following the recent hailstorms and after seeing so many local residents affected with siginificant damages, I wanted to offer some...

 

GSUMC's Volunteers in Mission Volunteering at UMCOR Warehouse

Volunteers in Mission from Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1201 Leta Dr. in Security will spend the week of Aug.25-Sept. 1 working in the UMCOR Warehouse in Salt Lake City. The volunteers...

 

New SRO at Aragon Elementary School Makes Sure Students Arrive to School Safely

New School Resource Officer Tammy Gugliotta safety escorts family members across the crosswalk in front of Aragon Elementary School on the first day of school....

 
 By Julie Jones    Sports    August 22, 2018

Fountain-Fort Carson Footballers Open Season Thursday Against Horizon

The Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans are set to begin their 2018 football season. After two years with the conferences set by waterfall seeding, 2018 welcomes the return to geographical conferences. This...

 

AYSO Region 1225 Fall 18 Soccer Registration Extended

The AYSO Fall Soccer Season, registration has been extended till Saturday. The season runs from Sept. 8-Nov. 3. Registrations will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Jersey Mike’s, 6825 Mesa Ridge Parkway “You...

 

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