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Arrest Made in Connection With Infant's Death

At approximately 4:49 a.m. Aug. 4, officers with the Fountain Police Department responded to the area of 599 Crest Drive, on reports of a 15-month-old child who was not responsive... — Updated 9/26/2018


Lori Brazil Was Always Working Hard To Make Our Community A Better Place

For a couple of weeks now, I have been struggling with writing this tribute in memory of one of our community's most cherished ladies and leaders... Lori Brazil. I don't know if... — Updated 9/26/2018


Creek Week Activities

Creek Week Activities I hope all are well this week. I want to highlight the upcoming Creek Week events, as well as commend one of our own as El Paso County Veteran of the Year. I... — Updated 9/26/2018


Colors of Autumn

The fall colors were still vibrant in the high country this past weekend; although some of the Aspen trees have already lost their golden leaves. The photo at left was taken... — Updated 9/26/2018


Peggy Joan Flaherty

June 30, 1931- September 14, 2018 Peggy Joan Flaherty, 87, of Fountain, Colorado died peacefully at her daughter's house September 14, 2018. A homemaker, Joan was born June 30,... — Updated 9/26/2018


Fall Fun Coming to Good Shepherd Church

As the leaves are changing color, evenings come faster and weather becomes cooler, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church is preparing for some fun. Save the date and mark your calendar as you are invited to a Free Family Fun... — Updated 9/26/2018 Full story


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,... — Updated 9/26/2018


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... — Updated 9/26/2018


Juvenile Delinquents

A real problem was raising the ire of school boards, teachers and parents a hundred years ago. Now, there was a resurgence of concern in the problem after World War II, and some thi... — Updated 9/26/2018


UCCS Chancellor to speak at Curiosity Unlimited Gathering

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Curiousity Unlimited Club’s October lecture features Chancellor Dr. Venkat Reddy, addressing “UCCS - A University Built with a Commitment to Excellence.” He will discuss “What’s... — Updated 9/26/2018


Chamber of Commerce News

On Friday, Oct. 5, 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. “If you know a... — Updated 9/26/2018


Security/Widefield Networking Group to meet Friday

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 9/26/2018


Norman Wodell to Speak at Next Fountain Valley Democratic Club Meeting

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have Norman Wodell, Fountain Valley Senior Center Board Member, as a speaker at the next meeting.  The meeting will be at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr.  Monday,... — Updated 9/26/2018


"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 9/26/2018


Friends of the Library Book Sale October 13 at Security 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 9/26/2018 Full story


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 9/26/2018 Full story


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 9/26/2018

 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Funding Education and Paying Teachers in Colorado

The state of Colorado, through your senators and representatives, allocates money on a per-pupil basis and sends that money to the local school districts. Seems fair, but it may... — Updated 9/26/2018


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: JOSE FABIAN ARTEGA-SUASTE is a... — Updated 9/26/2018


FPD Makes Arrest in Fraud Case

The Fountain Police Department recently conducted an investigation regarding reports of fraud involving some of the residents who reside in the Riverside Mobile Home Park.... — Updated 9/26/2018


Fountain-Fort Carson Schools Can Celebrate Some Successes from State Assessments

Each spring, students in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, and across the state, participate in assessments known as the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). CMAS... — Updated 9/26/2018


Grizzlies Defeat Glads in Annual Rivalry Game

Mesa Ridge shutout Widefield 27-0 Saturday in the annual District 3 rivalry football game. It was the fourth straight victory for the Grizzlies over the Glads.... — Updated 9/26/2018


Zucchini Contest Goes Through Friday!

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 be conducting this paper’s annual zucchini... — Updated 9/26/2018


2018 Delinquent Real Estate Taxes & Special Assessments Notice Inside

Included with this week’s issue is the El Paso County Treasurer’s Office annual Delinquent Real Estate Taxes and Special Assessments payable in 2018 Notice. For more information visit the El Paso County Treasurer’s website... — Updated 9/26/2018 Full story


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