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50th Annual Fall Festival is this Labor Day Weekend

Friday is Deadline for Booth Applications, Events Begin Sunday at Fire Department Friday is 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 Fe...

 

Labor Day Closings

In honor of Labor Day Monday., Sept. 2, all City of Fountain and El Paso County offices will be closed. All post offices will also be closed. All local financial institutions will be closed. The Security and Fountain Branch Libraries will also be...

 

Connie Sanford Named 2019 Fall Festival Grand Marshal

For two pages of photo highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/alternate/connieparademarshal_2019-8-28red.pdf Long-time City of Fountain Executive...

 

School Districts 3 and 8 Have Positions Open in November

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

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...

 

Incumbent Fountain Councilmember At Large Richard Applegate Seeking Re-election

Fountain City Councilmember At Large Richard Applegate is nearing completion of his first four-year term on the council and is seeking re-election this November. He also previously served for five...

 

Community Advocate Darrell Couch Seeking Election to Fountain City Council - Ward 2

A familiar face at Fountain City Council meetings for a few years now, Darrell Couch will be seeking election to the council's Ward 2 position this November. Present Ward 2 representative Mayor...

 

Fountain Library Celebrating 40th Anniversary in September

The Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) and the Fountain Library are celebrating their presence in Fountain for the last 40 years hosting events to bring the community together and celebrate service,...

 

Fountain's Library to Host "The Longest Table" Dinner Event to Bring Community Together

The Fountain Library is hosting The Longest Table, an event focused on building new relationships and talking about the future of the community, at a dinner on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 4-6 p.m. at the Fountain Library, 230 S. Main Street. The event...

 

Murder and Mayhem in Fountain: a Twilight Cemetery Lantern Tour

The public is invited to a ghostly twilight lantern tour of Fountain's Fairview Cemetery, 757 South Santa Fe Ave., Saturday, Sept. 14, to learn about the mystery behind three murders that happened in...

 
 By Geof Clark    News    August 28, 2019

Book's Automotive Celebrates 80 Years in Business

For 80 years, three generations of the Book family have been handling the car care needs of local residents at the same location, 111 N. Santa Fe Ave., Fountain. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of... 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: JASON CASTANEDA is a Hispanic Male, 46 years old,...

 

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Arrests Three Burglary Suspects in Security Area

At approximately 11:34 a.m. last Tuesday, Aug. 20, El Paso County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence in the 3700 block of Cresta Loma Circle in...

 

Three Cheers for Connie!!!

We are so very pleased the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce selected our dear friend Connie Sanford as this year's Fall Festival Grand Marshal. We have had the pleasure of working with Connie in a...

 

Stop the Medicalization of Marijuana

At the recent National Foundation for Women Legislators Summit on Marijuana, one of the best speakers was Dr. Lynn Perry, AMA Delegate, Colorado Medical Society Chair, Council on Ethical and Judicial...

 

Enjoy Your Labor Day Weekend

I hope all are well.  Summer is coming to a close and I wish all will enjoy a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  Enjoy the outdoors and our regional parks or take in the Fountain Valley Labor Day...

 

It's Grand to be in D3

Like any project you start, there is nothing like seeing the final result. In 2017, we started the project of expanding and making improvements in Widefield School District 3 by going to our voters...

 

Is There Any Rest For America?

By Glenn Mollette Most Americans are tired. Ask most any American and you will hear an array of reasons why we are tired. The answers range from long work hours to too many obligations. Lots of...

 

The View from My Dashboard

As the Neighborhood Watch Community Volunteer for the Fountain Police Department, I used to drive through our city and take note of the condition of our neighborhoods. For me it was implementation of...

 

Chair Yoga Classes Offered at VFW Post 3917 Starting Sept. 5

Local residents Dixie and Norman Wodell are bringing chair yoga classes to VFW Post #3917, 4715 Clearview Dr. in Security. Classes will meet at 3 p.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 5. There is no charge for the classes and you don’t have to be a member...

 

Fountain Valley Crafter's Fall Class Registration is Sept. 4

Members of the Fountain Valley Crafters (FVC) will be holding registration for craft classes from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at VFW Post 3917, 4715 W. Clearview Drive, Security. Classes being offered include: Card Making/Mixed Media, Ceramics,...

 

Historical Society Meets Sept. 9 Museum Open Saturdays

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, downstairs in the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. “Stop by and learn about the history...

 

Fountain-Fort Carson High School Class of 1969 Holding 50th Reunion This Weekend

Members of the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Class of 1969 are planning a 50th reunion this Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Fountain. “Anyone from the class of 1969 (or 1968 or 1970) who is interested in attending or finding out more...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES 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.elp...

 

Wow... Labor Day Weekend Is Here... Summer Is Closing

I know this weekend means so many things to so many people, maybe it means you see hot air balloons or go to Fall festivals. Harvest time is in full swing and the length of the days will become shorte...

 

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