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History Made as Fountain P.D. Promotes First Two Female Lieutenants

Last week, the Fountain Police Department announced the promotion of its first two female Lieutenants in the history of the department. LT Tara Mallett (third from left) and LT Missy Reynolds (far...

 

Next Water Coalition Meeting Tomorrow

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. this Thursday in the basement of at Security Fire Department Station 1, 400 Security Blvd. This meeting will be about setting up a safe disposal system for...

 
 By Geof Clark    News    September 12, 2018

Long-Time Fountain Valley Residents Peggy King and Florence Paradise Honored as FFF Parade Marshals

Well-known sisters Peggy King and Florence Paradise, who are natives of Fountain, joined a select group of past and present local residents when they served as parade marshals for the 49th Annual...

 

Beloved Community Leader Lori Brazil to be Remembered at Celebration of Life Sept. 29

Long-time Fountain Valley resident, business owner and leader Lori Brazil will be remembered at a special Celebration of Life planned Saturday, September 29, at 2 p.m. at Pikes Peak Christian Church. Owner of the Achievement Gallery, she served in...

 

Results of Recreation Center Feasibility Study Presented at Council Meeting

At the August 28 Fountain City Council meeting, the council heard a presentation about an ongoing effort to collaborate with others in the Fountain Valley area for the creation of a new recreation...

 

Community Night in the Park is Sept. 18

City of Fountain will host its annual Community Night in the Park event on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 4-7 p.m. at Metcalfe Park, 704 E. Ohio Ave., Fountain. The free event showcases what the city and local non-profits have to offer the community. There...

 

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.)... 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: DONNIE CROFT is a Hispanic Male, 26 years old, 5'07...

 

Governor Appoints County Commissioner Gonzalez to Board of Veterans' Affairs

El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr. was appointed by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to serve on the Colorado Board of Veterans' Affairs. The announcement came Thursday, Sept. 6, as...

 

From My Perspective

Something has been on my mind for a few weeks now. I feel I have a responsibility to share my perspective on a situation I have witnessed unfolding over the last couple months. Seems there has been...

 

Family Medical Leave... is Colorado ready?

Many people believe that the job of a legislator is part time. Nothing could be further from the truth. During our "break" we spend hours developing legislation for the upcoming session. Working with...

 

Saluting Some Remarkable Women Who Have Worked to Make Our Community a Better Place

Condoleezza Rice once said, "We need to move beyond the idea that girls can be leaders and create the expectation that they Should be leaders." This last week here in Fountain has shown us exactly...

 

Take in the Colors of Fall

Good day to everyone. I hope all are well and enjoying the pleasant weather this week. Take some time to enjoy time with family out in our county and regional parks or take a trip up to the forested...

 

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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco...

 

Shield 616 and County Commissioner Gonzalez to Give Presentations at Next Republican Club Meeting

Shield 616 will be presenting a program September 17 to the Fountain Valley Republican Club at IHOP at 7 p.m. Shield 616 is helping to equip local police and fire personnel with life-saving equipment through community citizen involvement in helping...

 

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

 

Deepest Apologies to Anyone I May Have Offended

Today, I am so very sorry. Today, I found out that someone called the newspaper office to say my column had angered them. I have been writing this column under the old adage 'no news is good news;' kn...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is Sept. 21 On Friday, Sept. 21, 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...

 

Curiosity Unlimited Group to Hear Presentation on Sept. 14 about Genetic Revolution

“University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Curiosity Unlimited Club’s September lecture features Professor Jeremy Bono, Dept of Biology, discussing “CRISPR: The Genetic Revolution that Could Change the World.” CRISPR technology, a new tool,...

 

Old Pueblo Road

With the activity on Old Pueblo Road, I thought I would repeat some story items about that road. It was the way we got to Pueblo before the 1930's and the "new" highway. It was not just to get to...

 

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...

 

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Focuses on Community

We have been a vital church in the Fountain Valley for nearly 60 years and we want to continue to learn and grow to know how to better serve our community. On Sunday Sept.16, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will begin a new church-wide study de... Full story

 

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