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One Person Shot, Arrested Following High-Speed Chase Which Ends in Fountain

At approximately 2:44 a.m. Tuesday, El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies attempted a traffic stop on a pick-up truck near the Security/Widefield area. According to Lieutenant Howard Black, Public... Full story

 

Rabid Skunk Found South of Colorado Springs Airport

El Paso County Public Health officials are urging residents to take steps to protect themselves, pets, and livestock from rabies after a skunk found south of the Colorado Springs Airport has tested positive for rabies. This is the fifteenth... Full story

 

Researcher Studying Effects of PFCs on Health to Speak at Local Meeting Next Wednesday

The Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition is hosting a meeting next Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. to hear from a researcher who is seeking funding for a health study regarding the health effects of PFC contamination. PFCs are what was found in...

 

Historic Cemetery Tours "Gone, But Not Forgotten"are This Saturday

Hosted by the Friends of Fountain Fairview Cemetery Benevolent Society, the 2017 Historic Cemetery Tour at Fountain’s Fairview Cemetery will take place this Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and the... Full story

 

Zucchini Contest Winners Announced

Fountain resident Ken Ham took first in both the heaviest and longest categories in this newspaper's annual Zucchini Contest which ended Friday. Ham's entry (shown at right) weighed 14-½... Full story

 

City of Fountain Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2017-2018 Biennial Budget

The City of Fountain recently announced it has received the Government Finance Officers Associations (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2017-2018 Biennial Budget. The award represe... Full story

 

WHS Cabinet Members Volunteer at the Race for the Cure

Members of the Widefield High School Student Cabinet volunteered to help at the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held recently at the Garden of the Gods Park. They arrived at the park at...

 

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: DAKOTA BUCKLER is a White Male, 27 years old, 5'9"...

 

State Patrol Investigating Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 12:55 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Mesa Ridge Parkway and Marksheffel Road. According to Sergeant Scott Hophan, a 2007 GMC Acadia, driven by 60-year-old Fidel... Full story

 

Thanks for Helping Make YOUR Hometown Newspaper What it is...

I want to start off this week by expressing our thanks to long-time Fountain resident and a dear friend of ours, Barbara Lynette for sharing photos with us Tuesday morning that she took right in... Full story

 

September is National Preparedness Month

Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Luchia Tingley, City of Fountain OEM/Risk/Neighborhood Services Manager for sharing the following information September is National Preparedness Month and we have compiled the following safety tips for you to follow... Full story

 

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office officials have has received intelligence of another scam. According to Jacqueline Kirby, Media Relations Manager/PIO for the sheriff’s office, the caller threatened the individual they are speaking with they have... Full story

 

Happy Birthday to the Air Force, Our Constitution

I hope all enjoyed a nice week.  I had a good one, as I commemorated a few historical anniversaries and a birthday.  This past week we acknowledged Constitution Day, and the 70th anniversary of the... Full story

 

Living On The Range...

"Home, Home on the Range, Where the Deer and the Antelope play. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word. And the sky is not cloudy all day." This song rings in my head nearly every day as I look...

 

Venetucci Farm announces Fall Events

Fall is in the air and the pumpkins are turning bright orange at Venetucci Farm! Soon thousands of area school children will be roaming the patch looking for that perfect orange orb to carry back to the bus. *Scheduled school groups (pre-K, K, and... Full story

 

Open Letter to the Community from Venetucci Farm regarding Food Safety

(August 21) As we prepare for the annual pumpkin give away at Venetucci Farm, we anticipate being asked the question, “can we eat the pumpkins?” While we’ve always encouraged consumption of the petite pie pumpkins in the past, this year it’s... Full story

 

A Milepost

I have reached an interesting milepost. I have been writing this column for just over 20 years. By my records, the next column I write will be my one thousandth! I had no idea I would get this far...

 

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... Full story

 

Golden Circle Lunch Menu

For more information about the Golden Circle meal program, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Golden Circle meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde Manor, 906 Grinde... Full story

 

Carole Hegg

August 16, 1938-September 11, 2017 Carole Hegg of Widefield passed away September 11, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. She struggled with her health these last few months. Carol Arlene... 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. Wahsatch in Colorado Springs (near Southgate.) For more information call 392-3097 and mention... Full story

 

Child Passenger Safety Week Highlights Importance of Car Seat Safety

Car crashes are a leading cause of death among children under the age of 13 nationwide. This week is national Child Passenger Safety Week, and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) are reminding Colorado... Full story

 

Woman Pleads Guilty in Local Voter Fraud Case

On Sept. 5, Sarilu Sosa-Sanchez pled guilty to forgery, and to voting twice in an election. The forgery charge is a class 5 felony (Colorado Revised Statutes 18-5-102(1)(e)), and the charge of voting twice in an election is a misdemeanor (Colorado... Full story

 

Sports Wrap Up

SPORTS WRAP UP FOOTBALL Distric3 3 Schools Go 1-1 District 3 High School football teams went 1-1 during action Friday night. The Widefield Gladiators defeated Cheyenne Mountain 19-9 in their annual homecoming game at C.A. Foster Stadium while the... Full story

 

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