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We Have The Capacity To Do Great Things! 

FVCWC www.facebook.com/fvcwc for updates  [email protected]  The last two weeks I have spent time traveling through South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida for a family vacation with our grown up kids. The water we drank in all of the states...

 

Streets Committee to Host City Council Candidate Forum

The Fountain Colorado Streets Committee is hosting a Fountain Candidates Forum this Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Fountain Public Library, 230 S. Main Street in downtown Fountain. “This is timely, as ballots are mailed and should be received...

 

Calling all Fountain Voters: Meet Your Council Candidates!!!

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...

 

Citizens Invited to Submit Questions for This Newspaper's Meet the Candidates Event October 12

This newspaper will host a Meet the Candidates event for Fountain City Council candidates listed above, this Saturday, Oct. 12, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Fountain Library’s Meeting Room, 230 S. Main Street in Fountain (south of City Hall.) All...

 

James Kulbeth, Manny Minjarez Take Home First-Place Honors in Zucchini Contest

James Kulbeth and Manny Minjarez took home first-place honors in this newspaper's annul zucchini contest which ended last week. Kulbeth won the heaviest category with an entry which weighed...

 

Richard Decker takes Second Place in Heaviest Zucchini Category of This Newspaper's Contest

Richard Decker took second in the heaviest category with an entry which weighed 6-1/2 pounds....

 

Fountain Fall Clean Up is Saturday at Waste Connections' Fountain Landfill

The City of Fountain Fall Clean Up is scheduled for 7 a.m.-Noon this Saturday, Oct. 12, at Waste Connections’ Fountain Landfill (continue past 8900 Squirrel Creek) 2 ½ miles out on Squirrel Creek from Link Rd. Residents may pay $10 a standard...

 

Signs of Fall

The changing of the seasons is in full swing. For 2 full pages of photo highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/alternate/fallwildlife_2019-10-9.pdf The...

 

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: JUSTIN CONNELL is a White Male, 42 years old, 6'...

 

Stage I Fire Restrictions in Place for Unincorporated El Paso County

Due to the continued dry conditions and the National Weather Service forecast for continued dry and warmer than normal weather resulting in very high to extreme fire danger ratings, Sheriff Bill Elder has ordered Stage I Fire Restrictions for all of...

 

A Lesson in Unintended Consequences

This week I, along with Mary Bradfield, candidate for HD 21, attended a meeting with a representative from United Airlines and their legislative affairs representative. As you may or may not know,...

 

Budget input welcomed

Good morning, I hope all are well. This week I want to highlight our budget process through the end of the year and invite the community to provide your input. Also, we announced our El Paso County Ve...

 

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...

 

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, Fountain and Grinde...

 

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. 10, 11 and 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 W. Alabama Ave., Fountain. About the show: When Elwood P. Dowd starts to...

 

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...

 

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/ 2’s & 3’s...

 

Fountain Valley Democratic Club to host a Candidate Meet and Greet

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will host a Candidate Meet and Greet at its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.   Candidates for all elective offices for Fountain City Council and school...

 

Friends of Security Library Fall Book Sale is Oct. 19

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the library located at 715 Aspen Dr. “Whatever your reading pleasure be it fact or fiction, adult or juvenile, classic or best sellers, the Friends of...

 

Dearest Patty

Whew! Some pretty shocking things, as well as some disappointing things have happened since last week. Guess what? I am going to tell you about them because... The column is called, Oh My Word...indic...

 

Chamber of Commerce News

On Friday, Oct. 18, 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 month. “If you know a business owner...

 

Community Soup Kitchen Open to All Every Friday Evening

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...

 

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...

 

A Problem

I have talked a bit about conditions that were fairly common a hundred years ago. This is one of those that bothered many a wife, storekeeper, and even school teachers. If you look at pictures of any...

 

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