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Articles from the September 18, 2019 edition

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Fountain City Council Rejects Request From Singer Ranch to De-Annex From City 4-1

At its September 10 meeting, the Fountain City Council voted 4-1 (with Mayor Gabe Ortega opposed) to deny a request from Singer Ranch to disconnect (de-annex) a 275+ acre portion of the ranch from the City of Fountain. Some... — Updated 9/18/2019


Fall Season/Creek Week Activities

Good day, I hope all are doing great.  I enjoyed a great week and got out to the mountains for the weekend with my sisters who came out for a visit.  I enjoyed a couple days of... — Updated 9/18/2019


Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Meets Monthly in Security

The Alzheimer’s Association sponsors a free monthly caregiver support group on the third Saturday of each month at the old Holy Family Church/FUSION, 331 Main St. in Security, from 10 - 11:30 am. Enter through the lower level... — Updated 9/18/2019


Fountain Valley Chamber News

Next Business Breakfast is Sept. 20 On Friday, Sept. 20, 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... — Updated 9/18/2019


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.... — Updated 9/18/2019

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

I See a Light!!

You know that moment... You are sitting in the early morning dark; you have a fresh hot cup of coffee steaming up your glasses as you cradle it in both hands just under your nose... — Updated 9/18/2019


Scary Story Contest Announced

It’s time for the Security Public Library’s annual story contest! Participants will use the above image to prompt their short stories and compete to win one of eight Barnes and Nobles gift cards! Entry Rules: One original... — Updated 9/18/2019


District 3 Community Day Parade/Rivalry Football Game is Sept. 28

The annual District 3 Community Day Parade and rivalry football game will take place Saturday, Sept. 28, starting at 10:30 a.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “It’s Grand to be in D3.” The parade will start at 10:30... — Updated 9/18/2019


Chair Yoga Classes Offered

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... — Updated 9/18/2019


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 ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpas... — Updated 9/18/2019


Fundraising Event for Fountain & Hanover Fire Departments set for Sept. 22 at PPIR

The first annual Hangover Cure Benefit Pancake Breakfast & Bloody Mary Bar, a fundraiser for the Fountain and Hanover Fire Departments, is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Sept. 22, at Pikes Peak International Raceway, south of... — Updated 9/18/2019


District 3 Community Day Parade/Rivalry Football Game is Sept. 28

The annual District 3 Community Day Parade and rivalry football game will take place Saturday, Sept. 28, starting at 10:30 a.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “It’s Grand to be in D3.” The parade will start at 10:30... — Updated 9/18/2019


Community Info Open House at City Hall Tomorrow Evening, Museum Will be Open Too

Fountain City Councilmember Sharon Thompson invites everyone to a Community Information Open House at City Hall tomorrow evening, Thursday, Sept. 19, from 4 - 7:30 p.m., for a time of learning and sharing input about projects... — Updated 9/18/2019


100 Years of Fountain Electric Safety and Service Focus of Celebration Saturday

The City of Fountain will be celebrating 100 Years of Electric Safety and Service to the Fountain Valley Region this Saturday, September 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at Metcalfe Park, 618 E. Ohio Ave. in Fountain. “There will be free... — Updated 9/18/2019


Cory Gardner is a Trump Sycophant

September 8, 2019 Dear Editor, Cory Gardner reneged on his promise to maintain Colorado's military funding when he voted for Donald Trump's "emergency declaration" to divert funds f... — Updated 9/18/2019


Darrell Couch is the Real Deal!

If you have not yet met Darrell Couch, I would like to introduce you to the Darrell my husband, Ken, and I know. We first met Darrell at a city council meeting many years ago. If... — Updated 9/18/2019


Kudos to Mayor Ortega for being a "Good Neighbor" to Singer Ranch

While some may not agree (as evidenced by the fact the mayor was alone in voting against denying the Singer Ranch from de-annexing from the City of Fountain) I, for one, support... — Updated 9/18/2019


Fugitives/Sex Offenders Arrested

On Monday, September 16, at approximately 5 a.m., Fountain Police officers received a report of a child who had possibly been kidnapped from another state and was seen at the... — Updated 9/18/2019


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: RANDY RAY BISHOP is a White... — Updated 9/18/2019


Harvey By Mary Chase Next Show for Fountain Community Theater

The Fountain Community Theater will present Harvey by Mary Chase next month. Show dates are October 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at 6:30 p.m. with a matinee on October 5 at 2 p.m, at the Dea... — Updated 9/18/2019


Editor's Note:

Every week (as space allows) we are featuring incumbents and potential candidates for the upcoming election in November. We will be profiling those who will be seeking election (or re-election) to the Fountain City Council and... — Updated 9/18/2019


Incumbent D-3 School Board Director Neil Nelson Seeking Re-election

Incumbent Neil Nelson seeking re-election to Widefield School District 3 Board of Education. Incumbent Board member Neil Nelson is seeking re-election to continue his service on... — Updated 9/18/2019


Planning Commissioner Detra Duncan Seeking Election to Fountain City Council

Community Advocate and Fountain Planning Commissioner Detra Duncan seeking election to Fountain City Council at Large. Detra Duncan first came to City of Fountain 25 years ago. She... — Updated 9/18/2019


El Paso County Delinquent Real Estate Tax Notices in This Week's Edition

El Paso County’s Delinquent Real Estate Taxes & Special Assessments Notice and Personal Property/Mobile Homes Public Notice Inside Included with this week’s issue is the El Paso County Treasurer’s Office annual Delinquent... — Updated 9/18/2019


New Location for Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Meetings, Guest Speaker Tomorrow Night will be David McDivitt

The Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition has grown and will be in a new meeting space beginning tomorrow night, Thurs., September 19. Meetings are the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and will be taking place at the Darin Anstine... — Updated 9/18/2019


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