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Articles from the October 10, 2018 edition

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Ground Broken for New Fountain Microtel Inn

Community leaders and businesspeople recently gathered for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new 63-room Fountain Microtel Inn & Suites, located at 7710 Office... — Updated 10/10/2018


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... — Updated 10/10/2018


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: LEONEL HERNANDEZ is a White... — Updated 10/10/2018


Election Education Forum/Candidate Debate is Tonight

All are invited to an Election Education Forum with Citizens Project and KOAA with support from the League of Women Voters and The Independence Center tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 6-8 p.m. at Fox Meadow Middle School, 1450... — Updated 10/10/2018


Commissioner Mark Waller to speak at Republican Club Meeting Oct. 15

Join the Fountain Valley Republican Club on Monday, Oct. 15 at IHOP in Fountain for Commissioner Mark Waller speaking on the issues on the November ballot. “There are a lot of issues, so join us as we learn about them to begin... — Updated 10/10/2018


"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 10/10/2018


The Postman Always Rings Twice Being Presented by Members of the Fountain Community Theater

Members of the Fountain Community Theater will present The Postman Always Rings Twice at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 20 and 27, at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 Alabama Ave,... — Updated 10/10/2018


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 10/10/2018


Legal Notices

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Pages of the Past

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School Districts

I told this story some years ago, but I often get asked about the school districts and what the numbers mean. The county at one time had a superintendent, and the county was... — Updated 10/10/2018


Security/Widefield Networking Group to meet Oct. 12

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12. The group meets the second and fourth Friday at Morning Glory Espresso, 101 Fontaine Blvd., Security. For more information,... — Updated 10/10/2018

 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Hunt He Must...

This morning I woke up at dark thirty and at the dining table sat Old Man sipping a cup of coffee. This is not how our mornings usually look on Saturdays. I am often awake and he... — Updated 10/10/2018


Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is Oct. 19 On Friday, Oct. 19, 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... — Updated 10/10/2018


Fountain-Fort Carson and Widefield School Boards Support Amendment 73

By District 8 School Board President Lori Kimball and District 3 School Board President Charron Schoenberger On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, the Fountain-Fort Carson School... — Updated 10/10/2018

 By Mark Hillman    Opinion


Every 10 years, Colorado must redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative district lines to ensure equal population. And every 10 years, Republicans and Democrats... — Updated 10/10/2018

 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Vets and Votes- Why It's Important

In the next few weeks two important events will take place. Ballots and Veteran's Day! You should know by now how much work I've done to help our Vets. I honor, respect, and APPRECI... — Updated 10/10/2018


Ballots to be Mailed

I pray all are having a nice week.  I wanted to remind everyone about the great privilege we have to participate in our government, and ask that all participate in voting in our... — Updated 10/10/2018


Suspicious Death Upgraded to Homicide

At approximately 11:02 p.m. Sunday, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 6400 block of Tranters Creek Way in Lorson Ranch saying multiple shots were fired and a male party was lying on the... — Updated 10/10/2018


City Council Worksessions Focus on Budget

Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Fountain resident Gordon Rick for sharing his notes (summarized below) from the Fountain City Council budget worksession that took place Sept. 27. It is tentatively set for the council to have the... — Updated 10/10/2018


For School District 3's Community Day Parade Superheroes Were Everywhere

The theme of this year's annual Widefield School District 3 Community Day Parade was Superheroes Are Everywhere, and as you can see in these photos, there were many of them... — Updated 10/10/2018


Superheroes Are Everywhere

The theme of this year's annual District 3 Community Day Parade, Superheroes Are Everywhere, was perfectly summed up in this photo of a youngster dressed as Batman carrying a sign... — Updated 10/10/2018


Sheriff's Office Hosting Community Events

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is hosting several community events in the Fountain Valley area Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, including Coffee with a Cop at I-HOP and a Neighborhood Watch meeting Oct. 19 at the... — Updated 10/10/2018


School Districts Host Event Focused on Surviving School Life

Widefield School District, Fountain-Fort Carson School District, and Fountain Communities That Care have teamed up to put on a mental health and wellness event they are calling Surviving School: Tools to Navigate Life... — Updated 10/10/2018 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 2s and 3s Outdoors: Dawdling Ducks Thursday, Oct. 11, 9-10:15 a.m. Explore nature... — Updated 10/10/2018


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