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Articles from the October 2, 2019 edition

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Calling all Fountain Voters:

There are two (possibly three-stay tuned about the third one) upcoming opportunities for voters in City of Fountain to meet their candidates for the November Fountain City Council election. Seeking election to two Councilmember At Large positions...

 

El Paso County 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 2019 Notice. It is being published Sept. 18, 25 and today, Oct. 2. In the Sept. 18 issue, we...

 

Autumn Splendor in the Hills

Our thanks to El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez for sharing this beautiful photo of the changing colors high in the hills of Colorado. ...

 

Fountain Electric Department Holds 100 Years of Service Celebration

An event celebrating 100 Years of the City of Fountain Electric Department providing Electric Safety and Service to the Fountain Valley Region was held recently at Metcalfe Park in Fountain. The...

 

FRRC Provides Special Entertainment and Ice Cream for the Community

Submitted by Karen Ager Over 50 adults and children enjoyed a wagon ride furnished by Newell Stagecoach through Metcalfe Park on Aug. 10. The wagon rides which traveled around the whole park were...

 

Ribbon-Cutting Celebrates Opening of New Duckwood Road/Railroad Crossing

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Duckwood Road/Railroad Crossing was held Thursday at the Duckwood Roundabout. The road, which opened Friday, will serve as a main east-west traffic corridor...

 

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 Male, 35 years old, 6'1...

 

Cross Creek BMX Shed Broken Into, Several Items Taken

The Cross Creek BMX managers announced earlier this week that someone broke into a shed they own and stole things. “I am totally heart broken for Cross Creek BMX and all the local kids and other riders that call CCBMX home,” a member said. “It...

 

Baby Rattlesnake Found in Fountain Neighborhood

Residents in the Cross Creek neighborhood who live on Wythe Drive in Fountain recently found this baby rattle snake in their backyard and wanted to caution other residents in the area as they believe...

 

Golden Splendor, Sample Ballot, Creek Week!

Good morning.  Hopefully all are having a nice week.  As I mentioned I would, I was able to get out and enjoy seeing the leaves change color.  It is a splendor worth taking in, and I believe there...

 

Fountain Council OKs $10,700,000 Contract for Construction Services for Joint Fountain Electric and Water Facility

At its Sept. 24 meeting, Fountain City Council approved a resolution to award the construction services contract for construction management/general contractor for the utilities joint use operations facility to Daniel Barry Construction, Inc., in...

 

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 Oct. 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at 6:30 p.m. with a matinee Oct. 5 at 2 p.m, at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 W. Alabama Ave., Fountain. About the...

 

Blood Drive Oct. 17 at Dynamic Family Medicine in Security

The staff at Dynamic Family Medicine is holding a blood drive Thursday, Oct. 17, at the business located at 5715 Kittery Dr. in Security (next to the Security Post Office.) The Bloodmobile Bus will be in the parking lot from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To...

 

Chair Yoga Classes Offered

Local residents Dixie and Norman Wodell are offering 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 have to be a...

 

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 www.elpasocountyparks.com ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Creek Week...

 

Mobile Hotspots Available for Check Out at Security Public Library

Mobile Hotspots are now available for checkout at the Security Public Library. The hotspot program allows library card holders to access unlimited, high-speed Internet service anywhere a Sprint signal can be received. Persons can connect up to 10...

 

BING BING BING

As big baby dog torments my 15-year-old teacup chihuahua, the Price is Right is on television and the bing! Bing! Bing! of that dumb wheel is about to make me crawl the walls!! Why? I will tell you...

 

Chamber News

Next Business Breakfast is October 4 On Friday, Oct. 4, 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 Friday of each...

 

Fountain Valley Historical Society Meets Oct. 14/Museum Opens Saturdays

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the downstairs of the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. “Stop by and learn about the...

 

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 physic...

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

Thursday, Oct. 3 Stuffed Bell Pepper, Baby Baker Potatoes, Cauliflower, Carrot Raisin Salad, Spiced Peaches, Milk Friday, Oct. 4 Pesto Chicken, Florentine Rice, Carrots, Whole Grain Roll, Strawberries, Milk Monday, Oct. 7 Crab Cakes, Broccoli...

 

Weather

In the Winter of 1934, Colorado, as well as the great plains, suffered a drought. I have told stories about bad winter storms, here more than once. Reading the old newspapers in this winter it gets...

 

Olwyn Elizabeth (Pat) McGowan

June 17, 1926-September 25, 2019 Olwyn Elizabeth (Pat) McGowan, 93, of Widefield, Colorado, passed through the gates of heaven to join our Heavenly Father September 25, 2019. She was born June 17,...

 

Good Shepherd United Church Celebrates 60th Anniversary October 6

Oct. 6 is a special day at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1201 Leta Dr. in Security. The church will turn 60 years old. All are invited to the 9:30 a.m., church service where the Good Shepherd Ringers will provide simple gifts. Also, the...

 

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