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Fountain-Fort Carson School District is dedicated to the safety and security of all schools, students, and staff. Over the past three years, safety has become more of a priority and the district has...

 

Fall Festival Weekend Starts Sunday Night

The Fall Festival Weekend in the Fountain Valley kicks off Sunday night at the Fountain Fire Department’s Annual Dinner and Dance, from 5-9 p.m. at Metcalfe Park. Dinner is from 5-7 and DJ/dancing from 7-9 p.m. Events on Monday begin with the...

 

Florence Paradise and Peggy King are this year's Parade Marshals

This year's honored Fall Festival Grand Marshals are sisters Florence Paradise (standing) and Peggy King, who have been involved in making the Fountain Valley a better place for decades now. Watch...

 

News Office at New Temporary Location

Because of work that must be done to the News office, related to recent hailstorms, your hometown newspaper staff is now working out of a temporary new location at 713 Dale (next door to the C’MON INN.) This week’s paper is a little smaller than... Full story

 

Taking My Own Advice...

Last week I shared the news that after two frustrating months of waiting for the original roofer who contacted us after the June 13 hailstorm to take care of our building with no success, we were...

 

Lots to do for Labor Day

I hope all are well and having a nice week.  As we celebrate Labor Day this weekend I encourage everyone to enjoy the last couple weeks of our warm weather with time in our regional and local parks,...

 

Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham Lauds Exemplary Service of Senator John McCain

DENVER -- Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Canon City) today released the following statement in response to Saturday's passing away of Arizona Republican Senator John McCain. "I know I speak for many Coloradans, and not just Colorado...

 

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES

During the last couple of months, so many people in the Fountain Valley have been affected by ice, fire, wind, flooding and contaminated water that it could have overwhelmed the service people respons...

 

Help for Students with Stuttering Challenges

Dear Editor, It's back to school time-new clothes, new backpacks, new schools and new friends. But for some children, old fears arise. For the student who stutters, the beginning of the school year...

 

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: BRANDON ABEYTA is an American Indian Male, 27...

 

Coffee with A Cop Event Sat. 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....

 

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...

 

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 SEPT. ACTIVITIES - Nature Adventures: Itsy Bitsy Spider Thursday, Sept. 6, 9-10:30 a.m. Children ages...

 

Fountain Valley Crafter's Fall Class Registration is Sept. 5

Members of the Fountain Valley Crafters will be holding registration for craft classes from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at VFW Post 3917, 4715 W. Clearview Drive, Security. Classes being offered include: Card Making/Mixed Media, Ceramics, Crazy...

 

Labor Day Closings Announced

In honor of Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3, 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 except for Academy Bank in the Fountain Wal-Mart which will...

 

What Happened?

Editor's Note: This week we are reprinting one of our favorite columns by Alice Trulson. Watch for a new "Oh My Word" next week. When I look into your eyes, I see love... creation... life......

 

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 Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is Sept. 7 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....

 

Security/Widefield Networking Group will meet Sept. 14

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14. The group meets the second and fourth Friday at Morning Glory Espresso, 101 Fontaine Blvd., Security. For more information, visit...

 

The Denver Horror

In August of 1895, without warning, the boiler in the basement of the Gumry Hotel exploded. In the building’s ruins were several prominent people. One was Peter Gumry, owner of the hotel and superintendent of construction of the new capitol...

 

Filled with Music? Join the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Choir

We would love to have you at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and sing along with our Chancel Choir or play in our Hand Bell Choir. Practices are starting back up again Wednesday, Sept, 5. Bell practice is at 6 p.m. and Chancel Choir is at 7... Full story

 

The Ballad of William Magee Focus of Special Program at Fountain Library

All are welcome at Fountain Library's genealogy program Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. UCCS Professors Barbara Headle and Amy Haines will share stories of their genealogical and historical research on... Full story

 
 By Julie Jones    Sports    August 29, 2018

Fountain-Fort Carson Footballers Win Season Opener

The Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans opened their 2018 season with a 21-14 victory over the Horizon Hawks last Thursday in Westminster. Horizon won the opening toss and elected to defer. The Trojans took...

 

Widefield Glads Lose to Denver South in Season Opener

The Widefield Gladiators football team didn't perform as well as they wanted to last Friday as they lost 25-14 at home in an interesting game against Denver South. Both teams looked very strong but...

 

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