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Articles from the October 24, 2018 edition

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Commissioners Recognize Retirement of Dennis Crosser

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners recently recognized the retirement of Dennis Crosser with an official Proclamation, expressing thanks for his 28 years at the El Paso County Fountain Valley...

 

Fountain Chiropractic Owner Dr. Waters Receives the Rising Star Award

Dr. Jarod Waters, owner of Fountain Chiropractic, was presented the 2018 Rising Star Award at the Colorado Chiropractic Association annual convention awards banquet held Sept. 28 in Denver. "I was ext...

 

News Office Still Operating at Temporary Location

Because of work that must be done to the offices of El Paso County & Fountain Valley Advertiser and News, related to hailstorms this summer, your hometown newspaper staff is continuing to work out of a temporary location at 713 Dale (next door to... Full story

 

Creepy Character Sightings on the Rise...

Ghoulish characters like these seen in a Widefield yard are appearing all over the Fountain Valley the closer it gets to Halloween....

 

City of Fountain Hosting Trunk or Treat This Friday

Once again the City of Fountain is hosting its annual Trunk or Treat in the City Hall plaza area and along Main Street. This year’s event will be from 5-7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 26. Line up will begin at 4 p.m. New this year, the City of Fountain... 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: ROBERT BENTON is Hispanic Male, 35 years old,...

 

Seeking Public Comment

Good day.  I hope all are well.  I want to use this week's article to continue to remind everyone to vote, and to also request feedback on county stormwater.        El Paso County is seeking...

 

Thankful For TABOR

By Michael Fields, Colorado Rising Action Executive Director Wonder why ballots are so long in Colorado? Part of the reason is because of the Colorado Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR). This...

 

What Amendment 74 is Really About

By Tony Gagliardi, NFIB Colorado State Director Most people in Colorado don't know the government can take up to 90 percent of the value of your property without compensating you for your loss....

 

"Communities That Care" Town Hall

Rep. Lois Landgraf, House District 21, will be hosting a Town Hall meeting with Taryn Bailey, Youth Substance Use Prevention Planner, El Paso County Dept. of Health. The event will be on Friday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain Library, 230...

 

Colorful

Oh my word, don't you just love this time of year? I saw a woman on a motorcycle the other day at the gas station in a big fluffy fuchsia tutu and neon green leggings, of course she had a helmet on fo...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

On Friday, Nov. 2, 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 of each month. “If you know a business owner who...

 

Security/Widefield Networking Group to meet Oct. 26

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26. The group meets the second and fourth Friday at Morning Glory Espresso, 101 Fontaine Blvd., Security. For more information, visit...

 

As Simple as Parking Your Car

In 1920 it was not that easy! In Colorado Springs, every summer thousands of tourists arrived, and they were driving here. There were all sorts of driving rules across the country. Each town had its...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

OCT. ACTIVITIES See page 11 Pumpkin Carving Party Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Carve a pumpkin to leave at the nature center to help line the nature trail for the evening Jack-o-Lantern event. Pre-scooped pumpkins, patterns, and carving tools...

 

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. 25, 26 and 27 with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 27, at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 Alabama Ave, Fountain. The play is an adaptation by...

 

First-Ever Fountain Creek Nature Center Craft Fair Nov. 10

Crafters and vendors of various earth-friendly products will display and sell their wares at the first-ever Fountain Creek Nature Center Craft Fair scheduled for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the nature center located at 320 Peppergrass Lane,...

 

Sew Time in the Valley Meeting Twice a Month Now

The Sew Time in the Valley group is now meeting on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1003 N. Santa Fe in Fountain. Bring your sewing machine, scissors, pins and accessories and have...

 

Friday Night Soup Kitchen Open to All

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 Historical Society Meets Nov.12

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Nov.12, in the downstairs of the museum, 114 N. Main, Fountain. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at 382-7625, Vice...

 

Haunted Fall Fest is Oct. 27 at the El Paso County Fairgrounds

The El Paso County Fairgrounds hosts the annual Haunted Fall Fest from 1 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 27, with events and entertainment for the entire family, including hay rides, maze, Trick-or-Treating, live music, chili dinner and bull riding. Ad...

 

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...

 

All Things Pumpkin Bake Sale is Sunday at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

Fall is the time of year that means pumpkin flavored everything. Mark your calendars for Sunday, Oct. 28, because that is when members of the United Methodist Women’s group at Good Shepherd Church will host their annual “All Things Pumpkin... Full story

 

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