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Election Day Nears

Election day, next Tuesday, Nov. 7 is fast approaching for voters in El Paso County and the Fountain Valley community. Issues of local importance include Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight's...

 

Fountain City Council Hears from Air Force, Health Officials regarding groundwater contamination

At the Oct. 24 Fountain City Council meeting, Mayor Gabe Ortega gave a brief summary about his visit to Washington, D.C. the previous day. He was part of a local delegation that traveled there, which...

 

City of Fountain Staff Dress Up for Halloween

City of Fountain staff got into the "spirit" of Halloween Tuesday by dressing in costume during the day. The costumes included scarecrows as well as characters from Beauty and the Beast including...

 

El Paso County Honors Leo F. Martinez as Veteran of the Year

El Paso County's Veterans Service Office honored Leo F. Martinez as the recipient of the inaugural Veteran of the Year at a ceremony in October at the El Paso County Veterans Monument in Bear Creek...

 

Former FFCHS Football Coach Mitch Johnson Receives Colonel F. Don Miller Sports Service Award

Last week, former Fountain-Fort Carson Head Football Coach Mitch Johnson received The Colonel F. Don Miller Sports Service Award presented annually by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation to a...

 

FFCHS Volleyball Team Volunteers with U.S. Men's Indoor National Team

On Sunday, Oct. 1, members of the Fountain-Fort Carson Volleyball team volunteered their time with the USA Men's Olympic Volleyball Team at the NORCECA Continental Championship Tournament at the...

 

Mesa Ridge Student Named Commended Student in 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

Amanda Harman, a junior at Mesa Ridge High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit...

 

Investigation Continuing into Oct 21 Fire on Bradley St.

Security Fire Department officials are continuing their investigation into a fire which destroyed one house and threatened two others Oct. 21 on Bradley St. in Widefield. According to Security Fire De...

 

Former Security Resident Competes for Miss Colorado USA

Alyssa Mae Magalong, daughter of Maria and Felix Magalong of Security, competed in The Miss Colorado USA Pageant Sunday in Greeley. This year, over $1.3 million in scholarships was available at the...

 

Hawks of El Paso County

The latest Colorful Colorado feature focuses on raptors, Fountain's Bird Whisperer Doug Harling shares photos of the many varieties of hawks who make their home in El Paso County. Most of the photos...

 

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: ANTHONY FREZQUEZ is a Hispanic Male, 53 years old,...

 

Standoff in Security Ends with Barricaded Suspect Taken Into Custody

One man was taken into custody following a standoff with police Thursday at the Kit Carson Apartments in the 500 block of Marquette Dr. in Security. According to Natalie Sosa, Executive Assistant to...

 

Fountain Police Investigating Violent Injury Incident on Sunny Lane

At approximately 9:40 a.m. Saturday, Fountain police officers and medical personnel responded to the area of the 400 block of Sunny Lane to investigate a violent injury. According to Sgt. D. Scott Gilbertsen, investigators learned an adult male...

 

Week Of Meetings With Air Force Is Already Making A Difference Regarding Our Water Issues

As you know the City of Fountain has been dealing with a water contamination issue for over a year now. I want to first and foremost ensure to you that Fountain is currently providing water to its...

 

October has been a productive month in Congress!

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which makes abortions after 20 weeks a federal crime. I supported this legislation in defense of the...

 

And What Are You/We Doing to Make This World A Better Place?

It seems today all we hear is a lot of jabbering about things we know nothing about. We are like parrots, repeating what someone else has said. Often times we can get ourselves into some unbelievable...

 

No More Male Goats!!!

I was driving home this morning from dropping off my teenage girl child who was dressed for Halloween as a kangaroo sporting Australian regalia from her trip. (They do let the kids dress up at her hig...

 

Public Health Urges People To Get Flu Vaccination

The flu season is officially underway, and El Paso County Public Health officials urge anyone six months of age and older to get a flu vaccination now. Two cases of hospitalized influenza (flu) have been reported in El Paso County as of Oct. 13,...

 

Ever Hear of J.A. Burnside?

The name was new to me, but he was obviously well known in this area. His funeral was big news in 1942. He had left this area some 20 years before to live in Seattle, Washington. So who was he? He...

 

Fountain Valley Crafters Holiday Bazaar Nov. 4 at VFW Post 3917

The Fountain Valley Crafters Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at VFW Post 3917, 4715 Clearview Dr., Security. There will be handcrafted items and baked goods. Admission is free. Lunch will be available. For more...

 

Faith Lutheran Church prepares for 4th Annual Craft Fair Nov. 4

Saturday, Nov. 4, is the date of Faith Lutheran Church's Fourth Annual Craft Fair, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be woodwork items, ironwork, greeting cards, home decor, baby items, handbags and much more. Lunch and food will be...

 

National and State Teams from the American Legion in Fountain Nov. 4

National and state teams from The American Legion will be in Fountain for a specials service session for local veterans from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Post 38, 6685 Southmoor Dr. “All local area wartime veterans, to include members...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

UPCOMING EVENTS Fri., Nov. 3- Business Breakfast-7 -8 a.m.-Sarges’ Grill, 6436 Hwy 85/87, Fountain. “If you know a business owner who would be interested in joining the chamber, please bring them to the breakfast,” a spokesperson...

 

Fountain Valley Historical Society Meets Nov. 13

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the downstairs of the museum. To set up tours of the museum, call President Elaine MacKay at 382-7625, Vice President Sarah Wilson at...

 

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