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Mesa Ridge Wins First-Ever Friendship Cup Scholastic Marching Band Competition Held at FFCHS

The first-ever Friendship Cup Scholastic Marching Band Competition was held recently at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. Ten Front Range schools competed with seven advancing to the finals. The show...  Website

 

Meeting With Researcher Studying Effects of PFCs on Health Rescheduled to October 12

A meeting hosted by the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition has been rescheduled to take place Thursday, Oct. 12 at First United Methodist Church, 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. in Fountain. The meeting was originally set for a date in September but had to... Full story

 

Parade, Cookout, Fall Festival, Football Games Highlight District 3 Community Day Saturday

A number of activities are planned Saturday in connection with the annul District 3 Community Day celebration. This year’s theme is “Best Kept Secret, No More.” The festivities begin with the parade which kicks off at 10:30 a.m. (lineup begins... Full story

 

Fountain Council Votes to Remove Fountain Mesa and C&S Roads from Designated Truck Routes

At it’s September 26 meeting the Fountain City Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution that removes Fountain Mesa Road and C&S Road from its designated truck routes. This change, which became effective on Monday, comes about after some... Full story

 

All Invited To Open Houses for Community Conversations This Week

The Colorado Trust is hosting open houses in Fountain this week for community conversations, learning, gathering feedback and more. The two remaining open houses are scheduled as follows: Fountain City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd floor, 116 S. Main... Full story

 

Fountain Recycling Events This Week

The City of Fountain is hosting a Fall Dumpster Days event this Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Fountain Recycling Center at the Lorraine Building, 301 E. Iowa (east end of building.) Fountain residents may pay $10 a truck load to dump... Full story

 

Widefield Teacher Wins $1,000

A surprise swooped into Frances Kettren's kindergarten class at Widefield Elementary on a recent Wednesday. The United States Air Force Academy's mascot, The Bird, and Sara Muirhead with the Air... Full story

 

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: LARRY CAMPBELL is a White Male, 51 years old, 5'8"...

 

Neighborhood Watch Leaders Needed

Prior to a late October meeting of the Country Club Heights Neighborhood Watch organization, more street/block captains are needed to fully staff leadership positions.  This sixteen year old organization boasts the lowest crime rate in the City of... Full story

 

Fountain Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputy Assist Seizure Victim Driving on I-25

On Sept. 25, at approximately 5:15 a.m., Fountain Police Department Corporal Amanda Hajdik was on her way to work, when she spotted a red SUV. stopped against the concrete barrier on the southbound on-ramp to Interstate 25, from the Martin Luther... Full story

 

Why?

Once again our country has suffered a terrible, senseless, horrific tragedy, leaving us asking why? As we try to wrap our minds around why anyone would seek to harm so many innocent people, why an...

 

Taking A Look Back At How it all Began

This week as we observe this newspaper's 59th anniversary and the beginning of our 60th year of serving the local community, our thoughts turn first to how it all began and to our paper's... Full story

 

Fall Color, Creek Week and the County's Budget

I hope all are well and got to enjoy the few days of sun last weekend.  I did get out to see the turning colors of the aspens in the mountains, and this year I did remember to charge my camera...

 

Fountain Valley Democrats to Hear from Congressional District 5 Candidate Betty Field

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Monday, Oct. 9.  Betty Field, candidate for CD 5 will be our guest.  The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a potluck... Full story

 

Fountain Community Theater Presents "A Night of Dark Intent" October 12-14 and October 20-21

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 Center,...

 

Next Fountain Valley Historical Society Meeting will be Oct. 9

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in the downstairs of the museum. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at 382-7625, Vice President Sarah Wilson at... Full story

 

Friends of Security Library Used Book Sale Oct. 21

The annual “Friends” of the Security Public Library Used Book Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Widefield Community Center Meeting Room, 715 Aspen Dr., Security. Members of the Friends can get in at 8 a.m. Membership... Full story

 

Friday Night Community Soup Kitchen Schedule

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. The church is... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

UPCOMING EVENTS Fri., Oct. 6- The Chamber’s Business Breakfast will take place from 7-8 a.m. at Sarges’ Grill, 6436 Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. “If you know a business owner who would be interested in joining the chamber, please bring them to the... Full story

 

Home Buyers Seminar and Credit Repair Workshops offered at Merit Real Estate Co. Inc.

AJ Moore, a realtor with Merit Real Estate Co. Inc., has announced that there will be a home buyers seminar and credit repair workshop at the Merit office located at 6710 S. Hwy. 85/87 on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The credit repair...

 

Holy Cats Batman, it's October!!

I am in love with autumn, the cool crisp mornings and the lovely colors that are appearing all over. I had no idea that some of our prairie grass/weeds also change to a lovely deep burgundy and some a...

 

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 of the early...

 

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... 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

 

Christmas Cantata Rehearsals Begin at Good Shepherd Church

All voices welcome! Fall is upon us and it is time to start looking ahead to the Christmas Season. This year’s Christmas Cantata rehearsals will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. We will be doing a blend... Full story

 

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