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School District 8 Cancels Election, Four to Vie for Two Positions on District 3 School Board

As there were only three candidates who turned in petitions that were deemed valid in the Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight School Board election for November, and there were only three positions open, the election will be cancelled. In...

 

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 (Ward 2) and City Councilmember at Large Jim Coke are both term limited and as such, their positions will be open. Incumbent Councilmember at...

 

Annul Fountain Fire Department Dinner and Dance Kicks Off Fall Festival Celebration

The annual Fountain Fire Department Dinner and Dance Sunday evening kicked off the two-day Fountain Fall Festival Celebration. The breakfast, parade and festival followed Monday. Fountain Fall...

 

Fountain Library is 40!

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, history, and the military in the Fountain community...

 

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...

 

Liz Rosenbaum Will Seek to Serve as State Representative, House District 21

Long-time Fountain Valley area resident Liz Rosenbaum announced her candidacy for Colorado House District 21 (State Representative) on the 99th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Aug. 26, 2019.  She...

 

After 38 years in Business Ink Fountain Owner/"Valley Girl" Sandie Comstock is Ready to Head to the Hills

A local icon, Sandie Comstock, long-time owner/operator of Ink Fountain Printing, has announced she plans to retire and is selling the popular business located in Fountain at 721 Dale Street, north...

 

Goldfield Drive Bridge Project Begins, Road to be Closed

the Goldfield Drive bridge project, located between Bradley Road and Fontaine Boulevard, will begin Tuesday, Sept. 3. Goldfield Drive will be closed and a detour will be in place. County contractors...

 

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: JOSEPH JARED COLEMAN is a Black Male, 25 years old,...

 

One Arrested After Vehicle Becomes Stuck in Ditch, Stolen Checks and Mail Recovered

At approximately 11 p.m. Friday, Fountain Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of Sunrise Road and Bar B Road in the Little Ranches subdivision for a report of a one-car vehicle...

 

One Arrested After Burglary of Fountain House

At approximately 5 p.m. Friday, Fountain Police Department officers were dispatched to the 7400 block of Bentwater Drive in reference to a neighbor seeing three parties burglarizing a residence....

 

Santa's Helper has been Fountain's helper, too

A fond farewell will soon be due to a dear friend and someone who has been a friend to our community for nearly 40 years (or longer if you count her early years attending Widefield School District 3...

 

The 2020 Budget and Labor Day Events

I hope all are doing well and had a wonderful holiday weekend.  As the fall season quickly comes upon us, the county will begin planning next year's budget.  As I have done the past two years, I...

 

Congressman Lamborn's Office Now Accepting Applications for Service Academy Nominations

Members of Congress are given the privilege of nominating candidates for appointment to the United States Service Academies: the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado...

 

Scout Finch Looked From Boo's Porch

Do you remember one of the main points of To Kill a Mockingbird, selected as best novel of the 20th Century by the American Library Association? At the end of the award winning novel, Scout Finch had...

 

Another Contamination in El Paso Countyand New Meeting Location

See Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition FVCWC www.facebook.com/fvcwc for updates Another community in Colorado has been identified as being extremely contaminated by the same PFAS chemical from toxi...

 

FFRC Hosts 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance Sept. 7

Submitted by Karen Ager The community is cordially invited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fountain Riding and Roping Club at the new Peaks N Pines Brewery Company located at 212 W. Illinois Ave. The Dinner Dance is from 6-10 p.m. Saturday,...

 

County Assessor Steve Schleiker Invites Public to Open Houses About Short-Term Rentals

El Paso County Assessor Steve Schleiker invites county residents to one of three special open houses to discuss and hear from citizens about short-term rental properties. “I am a firm believer in transparency and hearing from County residents,...

 

Next Business Breakfast is Sept. 6

On Friday, Sept. 6, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 S. Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each month. “If you know a business owner...

 

Security/Widefield Networking Group Meeting Weekly Now

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, downstairs at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets the second and fourth Friday. For more information, visit the...

 

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 Today

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

 

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...

 

Community Soup Kitchen Open to All Every Friday Evening

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...

 

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...

 

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