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Costumed Characters Sighted at City Hall on Halloween

City of Fountain staff members got into the "spirit" of Halloween last Wednesday by dressing in costume during the day. Their costumes included heavy metal rockers, devils, cowboys and cowgirls and...

 

Local Veterans Day Events Sunday, November 11

AMERICAN LEGION POST 38, 6685 Southmoor Dr. 8 a.m. Flag Raising & Breakfast 9 a.m. Flag Retirement FOUNTAIN VALLEY VETERANS MEMORIAL, 300 Iris Dr. 10 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony AMERICAN LEGION POST 38, 6685 Southmoor Dr. (Partnering with VFW Post...

 

Spooky Pirates Take Over Home

The home of Tom and Alicia Arpad of Widefield was recently taken over by these spooky pirates, and a few other creepy characters, just in time to give Halloween trick or treaters a real fright!...

 

Judges Needed for DECA Leadership Conference at FFCHS

Fountain-Fort Carson High School will be hosting a DECA Leadership Conference on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the high school, 900 Jimmy Camp Road in Fountain. Almost 400 DECA students will be participating and approximately 75 judges are needed....

 

Veterans Day Closings Announced

In honor of Veterans Day Sunday, all El Paso County and City of Fountain offices will be closed Monday. All financial institutions and all post offices will also be closed Monday. The Security Public Library will be open Monday. The Fountain Branch...

 

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: TANYA KLATT is a White Female, 38 years old, 5'04"...

 

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Inducted into the Special Olympics Colorado Hall of Fame

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office was recently inducted into the Special Olympics Colorado Hall of Fame as the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run Agency of the Year. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office...

 

Continue to Let Your Voice Be Heard!!

As I write this, we are only hours away from the closing of election season. However the election turns out, remember, there is still much more you can do beyond casting your vote! In many ways, that...

 

A Day to Honor Our Veterans

On May 13, 1938, Congress, commemorating the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany, passed an Act, (52 Stat. 351, 5 U.S. Code, Sec. 87a), recognizing the 11th of November as a legal...

 

The Tone of Our Free Speech

by Glenn Mollette Words can heal or words can kill. Words can build up or tear down. They can make people glad or make people mad.  We like to be able to use words in America and use them freely....

 

Happy Veterans Day

I pray all are having a nice week and that you enjoy the upcoming holiday.  As an Air Force retiree, I always look forward to Veterans Day and hope you get to commemorate it with your veteran... Full story

 

Fountain Fire and Police Merge Toy Drives to Host Winter Wonderland Party for Families This Year

The Fountain Fire and Police Departments are joining together this year to do one large toy drive for local children this holiday season. In past years the fire department and its auxiliary conducted the Fill the Helmet toy drive and the police...

 

Fountain Valley Democratic Club to Meet Nov. 12

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have will meet at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Monday, Nov. 12. Discussion and planning for next year will be on the agenda. It will begin at 6 p.m. with a potluck dinner. Call...

 

First-Ever Nature Center Craft Fair to Have 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 Peppergrass Lane,...

 

Fountain Valley Historical Society Meets on Monday

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...

 

3rd Annual Toy Drive Begins at Security Public Library

The Security Public Library’s third annual toy drive is underway and runs through Dec. 15. “Help make Christmas brighter for local children in need,” a library spokesperson said. “Bring in a new, unwrapped toy. Presents will be delivered by...

 

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...

 

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 2s and 3s Outdoors: Modest Mouse- Thursday, Nov. 8, 9-10:15 a.m. Explore nature with your 2 or 3...

 

Sir Oreo

Right now, my Annie (our Chiweenie) is cowering at my feet for we have let pure evil into our home. Godzilla (our teacup Chihuahua) is curled up in his bed hoping to remain unnoticed by said pure...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

On Friday, Nov. 16, 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 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, visit...

 

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 available. For more...

 

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...

 

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