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City of Fountain's Community Night in the Park is Tuesday

Please join the City of Fountain for an evening of fun at the city’s annual Community Night in the Park on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 4-7 p.m. The event will be at Metcalfe Park, 704 E. Ohio Avenue. “We will be showcasing what the city and other...  Website

 

Commissioners to Ask Voters to Retain Excess 2016 Revenue

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners approved a Resolution at their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 5 putting a question on the Nov. 7 ballot asking voters to allow the county to retain $14.5 million in 2016 revenues to fix crumbling roads,... Full story

 

Fountain City Council Votes to Cancel Election

The Fountain City Council had a very brief, special meeting Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 6, during which they unanimously voted 5-0 to approved Resolution 17-041, a resolution cancelling the Nov. 7, 2017 City of Fountain Municipal Election, cancelling...

 

FFCHS Cheerleaders Qualify For National Competition

The Fountain-Fort Carson High School Cheerleading squad qualified for the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Camp's National Competition by outperforming the competition at the local qualifying...

 

Shining Star Drive Homicide Victim Identified

On Sept. 5, at approximately 2 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the 3900 block of Shining Star Drive in eastern El Paso County, in reference to a shooting. When deputies arrived on scene, they found a deceased male. According to the Sheriff’s... Full story

 

Anonymous Donor places Flowers on FV Veterans Memorial Wall in Remembrance of 9/11

An anonymous donor placed flowers on the wall at the Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial Monday to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11. The memorial is located in Mayor's Park in... Full story

 

Zucchini Contest Ends on Friday

This newspaper’s annual Zucchini Contest is underway. Local green thumbs have until this Friday at 4 p.m. to bring in your prize zucchinis to have them weighed and measured. Long ago the News staff took the contest over when a local garden center... 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: JACOB ANTHONY ANZURES is a Black Male, 37 years old... Full story

 

Go Fund Me Page Set Up for MoGlo Espresso After Break-in Over the Weekend

MoGlo Espresso was the site of a break-in at 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning, according to a post on the businesses’ facebook page. Owner DeeDee said if anyone has information about the break-in please contact the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and... Full story

 

Opioid Use in Colorado

Opioid related deaths are decreasing in Colorado but not nearly enough. According to a March 2017 report published by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, in 2015...

 

A Journey Into the Life of Colorado's Wild Mustangs

I've been around horses all of my life, as far back as I can remember. When I turned 11, I got my first horse and have had them ever since, to include Appaloosas, Quarter Horses and Paints. My favorit... Full story

 

Tell Congress to Oppose Budget Proposals That Threaten Wild Horses! 

I was lucky enough to have seen a few of Karen Johnson's wild mustang photos through her Facebook page, and I just have to say, her photo journey to visit the wild horses of Sand Wash Basin is beyond... Full story

 

Water Update

Last Thursday I met with Mr. Otis L. Hicks, Director, Environmental Policy & Programs, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Environment, Safety, and Infrastructure to discuss...

 

Let Us Never Forget

This past week, the country united in remembering the events of 9/11. Let us never forget to remember the fallen from that day in 2001, and indeed, an entire nation that was affected. And in light of... Full story

 

Harvey, Irma and 911, We Can Replace the Stuff

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been bad news to all in their paths. Lives have sadly been lost, houses demolished and personal items blown or washed away. Such horrific acts of nature remind us that... Full story

 

Grantham Calls for Unity, Resolve, Prayer on 9/11 Anniversary

Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Canon City) released the following statement today to mark the 16thanniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001: "Although many years have passed since that dreadful morning in September 2001, when the... Full story

 

Lessons from 9/11 and The Grasshopper Invasion

I sip my coffee at my computer and in the background the news is talking about the awful damage of the hurricanes. I am in thought about September the 11th, yeah 9/11. Do you remember that day? I...

 

An Interesting Gift

Recently I was given a book of amazing historical value. It is a 1900 Florence and Cripple Creek railroad Conductor’s book. This conductor was in charge of the main passenger train daily between... Full story

 

Paul Raymond Thompson

November 13, 1925 –August 19, 2017   Paul R. Thompson died Saturday, August 19, 2017. He was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas November 13, 1925.   Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years,...

 

"Camp Out" Planned Saturday at First United Methodist Church

A “Camp Out” is scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 16, at the First United Methodist Church of Fountain, 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. “We invite the community and encourage families of all sizes to join us for the “Camp Out,” a church... Full story

 

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Shares Message from Bishop

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church is sharing a message this week, from our Bishop Karen Oliveto. With so much devastation and destruction, one cries out: “Is there any word from God?” (Jeremiah 37:17) As we gather, may we listen for God’s... Full story

 

Bible Chapel Offering Study on Book of James

Southside Bible Chapel is offering Bible Study on the book of James from 9:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 19-Dec. 12 at the church located at 1725 S. Wahstach in Colorado Springs (near Southgate.) For more information call 392-3097 and mention... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Sports

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Both Widefield Cross Country Teams Win at Gladiator Invitational

Both Widefield Cross-County teams won their divisions at the Gladiator Invitational Saturday. The Widefield boys claimed five of the top 10 positions and finished with 17 points. Pine Creek was... Full story

 

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