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Articles from the September 19, 2018 edition

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Fountain City Council Approves Electric Rate Increase

At its Sept 11 meeting the Fountain City Council approved a resolution to increase base electric rates for all classes of customers both inside and outside of the city. A public... — Updated 9/19/2018


Morning Glory Espresso Hosts Coffee with a Cop

A Coffee with a Cop event recently took place at Morning Glory Espresso in Widefield. Held at different locations throughout the county during the year, these events give local... — Updated 9/19/2018


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: JOEL ATWELL is a White Male, 35... — Updated 9/19/2018


Pages of the Past

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A Winter Tale

With our recent flurry of rain, I am reminded, it could have been snow! Yes even I have seen massive amounts of snow right here, in September. Oh, then there were the October... — Updated 9/19/2018


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... — Updated 9/19/2018


Security/Widefield Networking Group to meet Sept. 28

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28. The group meets the second and fourth Friday at Morning Glory Espresso, 101 Fontaine Blvd., Security. For more information,... — Updated 9/19/2018

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

12-Year-Old Reports the News

If you are anything like me, you have a favorite news team on your favorite channel of television. You look to them for your information about an accident on a major road or an... — Updated 9/19/2018


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.... — Updated 9/19/2018


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.elpaso... — Updated 9/19/2018


Friends of the Library Book Sale will be Oct. 13 at Security Public Library

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. “Whatever your reading pleasure be it fact or fiction, adult or juvenile, classic or best sellers, the... — Updated 9/19/2018


Special Sew Time in the Valley is this Saturday

Sew Time in the Valley will have a special sewing time this Sat., Sept. 22. “We will be stitching from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,” event organizer Fran Carrick said. “All are welcome to... — Updated 9/19/2018


"COATS 4 KIDS" Drive Underway

The annual “COATS 4 KIDS” Fountain Valley Coat Drive runs through Oct. 19. “Please donate new and gently used coats, gloves and caps or hats,” a spokesperson said. All sizes are needed including: for infants, toddlers,... — Updated 9/19/2018


Commissioners to Ask Voters to Continue Public Safety Tax

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners approved a Resolution at its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 4, putting a question on the Nov. 6 ballot asking voters to continue until 2029 the current $0.0023 (point two-three percent) El... — Updated 9/19/2018


City of Fountain Strategic Plan 2021

Over the past nine months, the City Council and city staff have embarked on a process to review and update a new City of Fountain Strategic Plan. This document will provide the... — Updated 9/19/2018


Thank You To Woman Who Found My Purse And Turned It In

I would like to say thank you to the most honest and wonderful lady who turned my clutch purse in at the Safeway up by Mesa Ridge Parkway on Sept. 5. She wished to remain... — Updated 9/19/2018


Old Pueblo Road Reopens

Hello, I hope all are doing well and enjoyed the past week of unusually warm weather. I want to highlight the opening of Old Pueblo Road this past week, and a new program that... — Updated 9/19/2018

 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Pushing People Over the Cliff

As a fiscal conservative, I am very aware of the impact I have if I vote for something that spends YOUR money. And this certainly applies to any expansion of benefits. However,... — Updated 9/19/2018


Apologies are in Order

In last week's paper, I incorrectly identified Widefield School District 3's Superintendent Scott Campbell as someone else in a photo caption that appeared with the Security Lions'... — Updated 9/19/2018


CTC Awarded Quiet ZoneContract by City of Fountain; Firm to Examine Safety Measures at Railroad Crossings Within the City

CTC, which provides crossing warning systems and services to the rail industry and public agencies, has been awarded a quiet zone rail grade crossing evaluation and implementation contract by the City of Fountain. “We at CTC... — Updated 9/19/2018


News Office at New Temporary Location

Because of work that must be done to the offices of El Paso County & Fountain Valley Advetiser and News, related to recent hailstorms, your hometown newspaper staff is now working out of a temporary new location at 713 Dale (next... — Updated 9/19/2018


Zucchini Contest Begins!

After checking with many of our readers on this paper’s facebook page, to see if there was a zucchini crop left after this summer’s damaging hailstorms, the News staff is pleased to announce our annual zucchini contest begins... — Updated 9/19/2018


El Paso County's Delinquent Real Estate Taxes & Special Assessments Notice and Personal Property/Mobile Homes Public Notice

The El Paso County’s Delinquent Real Estate Taxes & Special Assessments Notice and Personal Property/Mobile Homes Public Notice are featured in the Legal Notice section. Included with this week’s issue is the El Paso County... — Updated 9/19/2018


District 3 Community Day Parade/Rivalry Football Game is Saturday

The annual District 3 Community Day Parade and rivalry football game will take place this Saturday, starting at 10:30. The theme of this year’s parade is “Superheroes are Everywhere.” The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. at... — Updated 9/19/2018


Cemetery Tour on Saturday to Focus on Historical Diversity of Fountain's Population

A special event focusing on the history of the City of Fountain is set for 10 a.m-2 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 22, at Fountain’s Fairview Cemetery, 757 S. Santa Fe Ave. This will be the seventh year for the event. The all new... — Updated 9/19/2018


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