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EPA Community Engagement Roundtable Discussion Focuses on Issues Related to PFAS Chemicals in Local Groundwater Supplies

The second part of a two-day Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, community engagement event was held Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Colorado Springs, focusing on PFAS, Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances, a...

 

First "Pure Colorado" Awarded to Chris Lopez for Special Assistance He Provided to Local Family

City of Fountain Mayor Gabe Ortega explained an extraordinary circumstance that took place at the local Starbucks store recently, and said he was pleased to recognize a man who went out of his way to...

 
 By Geof Clark    News    September 5, 2018

Fountain Fire Department Kicks off Fall Festival Weekend

Members of the Fountain Fire Department hosted a dinner/dance Sunday night at Metcalfe Park, officially kicking off the Fall Festival celebration over Labor Day Weekend. Sandy Phelps, right, and her...

 

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.)...

 

Public Safety Personnel Show Solidarity Under Current Leadership

There was a Public Safety presentation at the start of the Aug. 14 Fountain City Council meeting, with standing room only as the council chambers were filled by members of the city's fire and police...

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

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: MICHAEL BOLLIG is a White Male, 24 years old, 6’01” tall,175 lbs.,...

 

Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Powers Blvd.

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash which occurred at 12:30 a.m. Friday on Powers Blvd., just south of Grinnell Blvd. According to the CSP, a 23 year-old male was riding a Harley Davidson northbound in the southbound...

 

I hope all are well and enjoyed a nice Labor Day weekend

I hope all are well and enjoyed a nice Labor Day weekend, and got to spend some time at the State Fair as well.  I enjoyed some time at the Balloon Lift Off as well as participating in Fountain›s...

 

Medicine, Why Does It Cost So Much?

Both candidates for governor of Colorado have indicated their plans for providing healthcare to Coloradans. In essence, Mr. Polis wants a big government approach with health decisions made by...

 

New Alignment of Duckwood Road in Fountain Creek Regional Park Opens

On Aug. 28, El Paso County Parks, the City of Fountain and its contractor, Kiewit Construction, announced the opening of the new alignment of Duckwood Road at Fountain Creek Regional Park. County...

 

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 September Activities: ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elp...

 

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...

 

Fountain Valley Historical Society Meets Sept. 10

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the downstairs of the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at 382-7625, Vice...

 

TREA Chapter 113 Meets First Thursday of each Month

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, Members of The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 113 will meet at 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at IHOP, 6450 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. “Are you concerned about your entitlements and about not having them...

 

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Meeting in the Afternoon at Security Public Library

The Fountain Valley’s Alzheimer’s Association’s caregiver support group is now meeting from 1-2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. There is no charge to attend. Please call 719-...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Not My Kind of Tailgating

We have all had that person ride our bumper as we cruise down the road, almost as if they are trying to push us along. In truth, I am that person that will let off my gas pedal and slow down just to...

 

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 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...

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

For more information about the Silver Key Connections Cafe´, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Silver Key Connections Cafe´, meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde...

 

Marc Glenn Abeyta

January 20, 1970-August 13, 2018 Marc Glenn Abeyta, age 48, of Fountain, Colorado, died suddenly as the result of a tragic accident August 13, 2018. Marc was born January 20, 1970 to Pedro Abeyta and...

 

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

Do you love to sing? Do you have a song in your heart? 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.... Full story

 

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