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 By Karin Hill    News    October 30, 2019

Fountain Voters to Decide Street Tax Initiative Nov. 5

Proponents of a sales tax increase to fix some of Fountain’s deteriorating roads are hoping voters will say “yes” to 2A, the city’s initiative to increase the local sales tax rate by .35 percent over the current rate. “There’s $53...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    October 30, 2019

Karin Hill Joins Newspaper as Editor

Dear Readers , I am so pleased to join the Fountain Valley News as Editor, and I hope to meet many of you in the coming days and months. This newspaper has a long history, one which I admire and... Full story

 

Ballots Due by Nov. 5!

Secure 24-Hour Ballot Drop Boxes Open Voters are asked to return their voted ballot early. They can return it to the Clerk’s Office by dropping it off in a secure 24-hour ballot drop box. Ten additional ballot drop boxes have been...

 

D8 Incumbent Grubbs Plans Return

When asked why he was running for School Board Director, Don Grubbs said, "My desire is to serve four more years on the District 8 School Board." The election has been cancelled because there were...

 

Fountain Trunk-or-Treat

Hundreds of children and families participated in Downtown Fountain's annual Trunk-or-Treat on Friday. For more photo highlights click the following link:...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    October 30, 2019

Council, staff address resident questions on water, police cars, more

Policy on police cars going home with officers and customer concerns about water rates were among the many topics discussed at last week's Fountain City Council meeting. Council member Sharon...

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

EREMY SHANE BURROW is a White Male, 43 years old, 5'9" tall, and 220 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. BURROW is wanted for Robbery, Attempted Murder and Assault with a Deadly Weapon. LEIF...

 

Sheriff's Office Unveils Pink Wrapped Patrol Car in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Earlier this month, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office unveiled a pink wrapped patrol car to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Pink Patch Project. This is the fourth consecutive year...

 

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has received intelligence of another phone scam. The caller threatens the individual they have missed court and need to pay a fine in excess of $500.  If they don’t pay, they will be arrested.  In these...

 

Marijuana as a Funding Source?

In minor social media sources, I've read rumblings of individuals advocating the use of marijuana tax revenue as a funding source for the City of Fountain. Balderdash...is my response, especially...

 

Citizen Encourages a Yes Vote on Prop CC

Dear Editor, As a retired faculty member at a Colorado Community College, I have first-hand knowledge of the ways in which increased tuition has made attaining a college degree more difficult for stud...

 

Support For Tamara Estes

Dear Editor, I'm proud to support Tamara Estes for Ward 2 City Council seat - a seat that I formerly held.  I have known Tami all her life and ask that you vote for her along with me.  Tami was...

 

County Updates

Good morning.  I hope all are staying warm during this early winter cold snap.  I enjoyed a wonderful dedication ceremony this past weekend and have a couple of updates regarding County initiatives...

 

Home on the Range

As long as I am doing some ancient history, ever heard of Charles Aiken? He came to Colorado in the early 1870s, and became famous for the animals here in this area. He studied animals, and back then...

 

Updates from Lamborn

Washington D.C. - One month ago, on Sept. 24, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats announced their intent to launch a formal "impeachment inquiry" against President Trump. Since then,...

 

Housing as a Social Determinant of Health

  This week, Oct 30, was the first annual Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference that took place in Denver. Industry experts and state policy makers from across the state came together, al...

 

Truck-Or-Treat Hosted by Department of Public Works

Thursday, October 31, 4 – 7 p.m. Join the El Paso County Department of Public Works for some trick-or-treating and large trucks at the Chuck Brown Transportation Complex at 3275 Akers Dr. in Colorado Springs....

 

Toys Collected for Children at Security Public Library

Help make Christmas brighter for local children in need by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy anytime from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 for the Security Public Library’s 4th annual toy drive. Presents will be delivered by the fire department to local...

 

Military Widows Group Meets Monthly at Peterson

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets at 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at Peterson Air Force Base. The Society of Military Widows is open to all military widows of any branch of military service, regardless of...

 

Chair Yoga Classes Being Offered at VFW Post 3917

Local residents Dixie and Norman Wodell are bringing chair yoga classes to VFW Post #3917, 4715 Clearview Dr. in Security. Classes meet at 3 p.m. Thursdays. There is no charge for the classes, and you don’t have to be a member of the post to...

 

Authors of All Ages Invited to Enter Story Contest

It’s time for the Security Public Library annual story contest! Participants will be given a photograph to prompt their short stories and compete to win one of eight Barnes and Nobles gift cards! Entry Rules: One original entry per person. Short...

 

Fountain Valley Writers Meet First & Third Mondays

Members of the Fountain Valley Writers (in search of a catchier name) meet from 6:30-8:30 (or later) p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the home of group facilitator Julie Shavin, 8435 Ermel Road, Fountain (just east of Link Rd.)...

 

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/  NOVEMBER...

 

Bennet Staff Member to Hold Listening Session in Fountain  

Do you need help dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs, IRS, Social Security Administration, or another federal agency? Do you have a suggestion for Congress that will help your family or community? If so, then Colorado U.S. Senator...

 

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