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WWI Soldier Sgt. Keith N. Lacey Posthumously Receives Silver Star

In May 1917, just one month after the U.S. declared war on Germany, a young Pleasant Lake, Indiana, man enlisted in the Army and served until his discharge in July 1919. The family of the World War I...  Website

 

Fran Carrick Selected to be Fall Festival Parade Marshal

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce announced Friday they have selected long-time Fountain resident, community volunteer and business owner Fran Carrick (who operates Carrick Plumbing with her... Full story

 

St. Dominic Church Hosts Blue Mass, collects $667.67 for Fountain's Public Safety Departments

Father John Stearns of St. Dominic Catholic Church, serving the Fountain Valley community, visited the Fountain City Council's August 8 meeting to share about a Blue Mass that was recently conducted... Full story

 

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: JUSTIN CORDOVA is a White Male, 29 years old, 6'... Full story

 

Total Solar Eclipse Enthralls Our Nation

On Monday most of America headed outdoors to view the total solar eclipse as it made its way on the Path of Totality across the country. Locally, photographers took advantage of the...

 

Fort Carson History

Recently, the county proudly passed a resolution celebrating 100 years of Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division, so I thought it would be great to highlight a bit of the history of our Fort Carson...

 

Community Pharmacy; Not only at the "Corner of Happy and Healthy"

I had the privilege of attending a ribbon cutting for a new business last week in Colorado Springs. The Community Pharmacy by Walgreens isn't just a new business, it is a whole new concept. Unlike...

 

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Begins

Last month, 25 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver, the most in one month since 2014. To ensure roads are free from impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT),... Full story

 

One Team. One Goal.

As the best-kept secret in Colorado Springs, Widefield prides itself with coming together as one team. Our team consists of community members, parents, students, and staff. We rally together in times...

 

Nomination Petitions for Fountain City Council Due by August 28

Nomination petitions are now available from Fountain City Clerk Silvia Huffman’s office, for those seeking to run for office for Fountain's City Council election in November. The City of Fountain will be accepting nomination petitions for the... Full story

 

Two Seats Open on District 8 School Board

Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight will have two seats open for Board Director – 4-year terms. Incumbent Board Vice President Lori Kimball’s position will be open and the incumbent can seek re-election; while Board President Suzanne... Full story

 

Four Seats Open on District 3 School Board

For Widefield School District 3, three directors will be elected for four-year terms presently held by President Charron Schoenberger, Vice President Susan Graham and Treasurer Theresa Watson, all of whom can seek re-election; and one director will... Full story

 

Auditions/Casting Calls for Fountain Community Theater's Next Production are Fri./Sat.

Auditions/casting calls for the Fountain Community Theater’s production of “A Night Of Dark Intent” are scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 W. Alabama Ave. The cast will consist of three... Full story

 

Benefit 44-mile Bicycle Ride and Fireman's Breakfast set for Sept. 10 in Hanover

The 2nd annual Tour de Hanover, a 44-mile bicycle loop, is scheduled for 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 10. A Fireman’s Breakfast will be served at 6:30 a.m. prior to the ride. The entry fee is 430. Proceeds will go towards the restoration of the old... Full story

 

Friday Night Community Soup Kitchen Schedule

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 Chamber of Commerce News

UPCOMING EVENTS Fountain Fall Festival Weekend Sept. 2-4 The annual Fountain Fall Festival weekend is scheduled for Saturday-Monday, Sept. 2-4, at Metcalfe Park in Fountain, hosted by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce (FVCC). For more informati... Full story

 

Fund-Raising Drive Underway to Repair Wind Damage to Local Veteran's Property

A fund-raising drive is underway to help a local Vietnam veteran whose back fence, small porch, gate and shed (pictured at left), were destroyed in the recent windstorms. "We want to raise $2,000 to... Full story

 

VFW Post 3917 and Ladies Auxiliary and Canteen News

All activities are open to the public. The post is located at 4715 W. Clearview Dr. in Security. Canteen is open Tues.-Thurs. 1-7 p.m., Fri. Noon-8 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. *Breakfast is served from 8-10:30 a.m. every Sunday.-$6 (eggs to order,... Full story

 

VFW POST 6461 Activities

Everyone is always welcome at VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe, Fountain. Visit www.vfwpost6461.org or Facebook: VFW Post 6461 for up-to-date information. The doors open at Noon Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. Sat., and 8 a.m. Sun. Help support our Veteran &... Full story

 

A Novel Discovery

Corral Bluffs has recently been in the news, as a new city park. A distinction it certainly needs! This is one of our truly interesting spots. It has been on the verge of being destroyed several... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

18th Annual St. Raphael Episcopal Church Arts & Crafts Fair is Saturday

The 18th Annual St. Raphael Episcopal Church Arts and Crafts Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at corner of Main Street and Leta Dr. in Security, a half block from the church. There will be crafters, food and activities. Persons... Full story

 

Good Shepherd United Methodist Mission Team off to Salt Lake City

Our Mission Team is off! They are headed to Salt Lake City, Utah and specifically to the United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) West Depot. The team was commissioned during Aug. 13 church services and will hit the road Saturday, Aug. 26. The... Full story

 

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