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Articles from the October 31, 2018 edition

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Third, Fourth Arrests Made in Homicide on Tranters Creek Way

At approximately 11:02 p.m. Oct. 7, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 6400 block of Tranters Creek Way in Lorson Ranch saying... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

Two Arrested Following Foot Chases

At approximately 9:55 p.m. Saturday, officers with the Fountain Police Department responded to the area of Marksheffel and Peaceful Valley Roads in regard to cattle in the roadway.... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

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: MICHAEL BROOKS is a Black Male,... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

Happy Halloween!

The forecast sounds a bit spooky for those heading out to trick or treat or to other holiday events this evening. Please dress warm and be safe as you are traveling about local... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

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 10/31/2018

 

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 meal site. This includes individuals needing... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

Sew Time in the Valley Meeting Twice a Month Now Next event is Saturday

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... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

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 Nature Adventures: Woody Woodpeckers- Thursday, Nov. 1, 9-10:30 a.m. Children ages... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

3rd Annual Toy Drive Begins Thursday at Security Public Library

The Security Public Library’s third annual toy drive begins this Thursday and run through Dec. 15. “Help make Christmas brighter for local children in need,” a library spokesperson said. “Bring in a new, unwrapped toy.... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

Fountain Valley Crafters Holiday Bazaar Nov. 10 at VFW Post 3917

The Fountain Valley Crafters Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at VFW Post 3917, 4715 Clearview Dr., Security. There will be handcrafted items and baked goods. Admission is free. Lunch will be... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

First-Ever Fountain Creek Nature Center Craft Fair Nov. 10 Features Earth-Friendly Products

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... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

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... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

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.... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

Pages of the Past

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The Incline

I find it interesting that there are hundreds who walk up the old Mount Manitou Incline track bed, who do not even know that it was a strange railroad. Even before it was open to... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

Next Business Breakfast is Nov. 2 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... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

Security/Widefield Networking Group to meet Nov. 9

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9. The group meets the second and fourth Friday at Morning Glory Espresso, 101 Fontaine Blvd., Security. For more information,... — Updated 10/31/2018

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Hair Day

I am three cups into my morning pot of coffee and I am remembering a time this past month where I felt so free, so carefree, so lighthearted, but also so very naked. I get my hair... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

Please Vote!

Hello, I hope all are well and enjoyed a nice week and stayed warm during the couple of cold, wet days.  I wanted to start this week's article with a last reminder to vote, as... — Updated 10/31/2018

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Health

As the ranking member of the Colorado State House Committee on Public Health and Human Services, I frequently attend meetings and seminars on related topics. Recently I was at the... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

Let Your Voice Be Heard!!!

After what has felt like one of the longest campaign seasons in history, the time is now- please let your voice be heard and vote!!! No matter your stance or choice of candidates,... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

Mobile Food Pantry to Provide Free Food to Local Residents on Saturday

Care and Share’s Disaster Mobile Food Pantry will be at Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main Street this Saturday, Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. with free produce, bread and other food items. This distribution is for all neighbors in need. Food... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

Fountain City Council Passes Resolution Opposing Amendment 74

At its October 23 meeting the Fountain City Council unanimously passed Resolution #18-058, described as “a resolution opposing Amendment 74, an attempt to amend the Colorado constitution to drastically limit state and local... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

Don't Mail In Your Ballots (Drop Them Off Now)

On Monday, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams urged voters to start dropping off their ballots at a voting center or 24-hour drop box. That's because postmarks don't count -- ballots must be in the hands of an election... — Updated 10/31/2018 Full story

 

"Communities That Care" Town Hall with State Representative Lois Landgraf

State 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 this Friday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain... — Updated 10/31/2018

 

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