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Articles from the September 27, 2017 edition

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Police Officers Injured and Involved in Shooting Following Chase Identified

On Monday, Sergeant D. Scott Gilbertsen, Public Information Officer/ Professional Standards provided the following update regarding Fountain police who were involved in the arrest of a person who lead law enforcement on a high speed chase which...  Website

 

Fountain City Council Passes Proclamation Declaring Sept. 30 - Oct. 8 as "Creek Week"

At its Sept. 12 meeting, the Fountain City Council passed a proclamation declaring Sept. 30 through Oct. 8 as Creek Week, to highlight a nine-day litter clean up program that kicks off on Sept. 30. “Creek Week” programs and activities are... Full story

 

Meeting with Researcher Studying Effects of PFCs on Health Postponed

A meeting hosted by the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition that was scheduled to take place this week with a researcher who is seeking funding for a health study regarding the health effects of PFC contamination has been postponed. For updates on... Full story

 

Meet Fountain Nature Photographer and "Bird Whisperer" Doug Harling

Editor's Note: It is a real pleasure for us to introduce you to Fountain resident Douglas Harling this week. He is not only a gifted nature photographer, as you will see in the photos we are sharing w... Full story

 

Autumn Splendor Arrives

News Photojournalist Karen AuBuchon Johnson took these photos of the changing colors in Colorado's high country at 9,000 - 10,000 feet in elevation near Fairplay, on September 17. Peak colors could... Full story

 

Fountain Police Announce Sexually Violent Predator Released from DoC Moves to an Address in Fountain

On Friday, Sept. 22, the Fountain Police Department released a community notification of a "Sexually Violent Predator"moving to an address within its jurisdiction. The notification reads, "In...

 

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: PAUL AARON BETTIS is a White Male, 50 years old,...

 

On the Eve of Our 59th Anniversary

Your hometown newspaper team is excited to celebrate our 59th anniversary next week and the start of our 60th year of serving the local community!! We just wish our co-founders, H. Kay Larson and my...

 

Upcoming Events and Drafting a New Budget

I hope all are well and enjoying the start of autumn.  I wanted to highlight a few county events and our upcoming efforts to draft the new budget. A large portion of our time over the next two...

 

Suicide Prevention Month

The following information is from the Peak Military Care Network newsletter. I received permission from Kate Hatten, a friend and CEO of the organization, to reprint this as it is very important to...

 

Do You Remember When?

In 1977 in Fountain, there was one fire station, across from a store and gas station (now home of Coke’s Diner.) Loaf ‘N Jug was located next to it, near where Family Dollar is. There was a garage/gas station that Rayco took over after a fire or... Full story

 

Maybe There Is A Better Way To Get The Message Heard, Without Disrespecting The Very Symbol

I am recouping from a wonderful trip to Estes Park, what a beautiful haven in the mountains. The Aspens were clapping and flashing their hues of Autumn ever so gloriously. We went with a group of... Full story

 

Congressman Lamborn Announces $31 Million Awarded to Start Construction on Pikes Peak Veterans' Cemetery in Eastern El Paso County

Congressman Doug Lamborn announced last week a milestone in construction of the Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado Springs. The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a $31 Million construction... Full story

 

Getting Started

Getting Started The contract with the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad was barely dry when people started wondering when work would start. Right away the problem was, where it would start. Some...

 

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... 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

 

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

 

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Thankful for UMCOR

Did you know the United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the world? UMCOR works with communities to strengthen... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Singers "Up and Running" at St. Raphael Church

The Fountain Valley Singers musical group is “up and “running.” Members of the group meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday nights at Saint Raphael Episcopal Church, 802 Leta Drive in Security. “We need all voices, especially bases and sopranos,...

 

PET HEALTH MATTERS Toxic Foods!

Fountain Creek Veterinary Clinic Salutes Pet Heroes and Their Owners: One of the questions that we frequently answer at the clinic is, “What foods are bad for my dog or cat?” That is a great question, however, it has quite a lengthy answer. We... Full story

 

Dedication Ceremony for New Catholic Church in Falcon set for Oct. 8

A dedication ceremony for the new Saint Benedict Catholic Church in Falcon is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8.  Bishop Michael Sheridan will host the ceremony at 12150 Falcon Highway, immediately east of Falcon Elementary School, approximately... Full story

 

Corrections & Clarifications

In the Sept. 13 edition of this newspaper the photo featured titled “Colorful Colorado, A Living Legacy: The Wild Mustangs of Sand Wash Basin” incorrectly stated that herd population control (of the wild mustangs) is now through the use of... Full story

 

Spay & Neuter Day for Un-Owned Cats Oct. 18 at Humane Society Pikes Peak Region

A spay and neuter day is scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbott Lane in Colorado Springs. “Do you have cats roaming your neighborhood? If so, than this event is for you,” a spokesperson said. “This... Full story

 

Fountain Community Theater Presents "A Night of Dark Intent" in October

Performers with the Fountain Community Theater will present their fall production of the Thriller “A Night of Dark Intent” by L. Don Swartz at 7 p.m. Oct. 12-14 and 20 & 21 with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 21 at the Dean Fleischauer Activities... Full story

 

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