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Articles from the November 8, 2017 edition

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Schools Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Schools throughout Districts 3 and 8 celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-27. This national drug prevention campaign is celebrated every year during the last full week in October as a way to promote... Full story

 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Sexual Assault in Widefield

Between 6:40-7:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, a juvenile female victim was violently abducted and forced into the back of an SUV in the area of Harvard Street and Widefield Boulevard in Widefield, accor... Full story

 

Backyard Birding

This week’s column will be on one of the more common backyard birds, the House Finch. Finches occupy a vast range of habitats and they are usually a resident to their area, meaning they don’t...

 

Veterans Day Events

There will be three Veterans Day events in the City of Fountain this Saturday, Nov. 11 and one in Security. At 8 a.m. a ceremony and breakfast are planned at American Legion Post 38, 6685 Southmoor Drive, Fountain. At 9:30 a.m. there will be a... Full story

 

Senior Center in Urgent Need of Donations for RAMP Food Program

The Fountain Valley Senior Center is in urgent need of donations to continue funding for its vital Rural Area Meal Program that provides delivery of meals to 33 senior citizens who are homebound and/or located in rural areas. Federal funding for the... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Meets To Discuss Local Water/Health Concerns, Planning Next Meeting On November 30

Local residents and interested community members recently attended a meeting of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition October 26 in the Fountain Branch Library’s Community Room. The group was originally formed by then-County Commissioner... Full story

 

Veterans Day Closings

In honor of Veterans Day Saturday, all El Paso County and City of Fountain offices will be closed on Friday. All financial institutions will be closed Saturday except for Academy Bank in the Fountain Wal-Mart which will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.... Full story

 

Gladiators Salute Military at Friday Night's Game

It was Military Appreciation Night Friday when Widefield hosted Pueblo West in a Class 4A Southern League at C.A. Foster Stadium. The night featured WHS players taking the field carrying American... 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: SEAN MICHAEL COOK is a White Male, 25 years old,... Full story

 

Update On Funding Air Force Has Obligated Toward Water Issues

I hope all are well.  This Saturday is Veterans Day, and I wanted to give my thanks to all those who have served, as well as provide an update regarding the water contamination issue.  Fountain... Full story

 

Saluting Our Veterans

It is so nice there will be several opportunities this Saturday for local residents to show their support and thanks to our community's veterans. A list of local activities is provided on our front...

 

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...

 

City Government is Eager to Hear from Fountain's Citizens

As an Army sergeant preparing to retire in the spring, I have had the extraordinary opportunity to participate in the Veterans in Local Government Management Fellowship program (VLGMF). VLGMF gives individuals the chance to work in several...

 

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...

 

State Rep. Lois Landgraf Will Speak at Republican Club Meeting About Human Trafficking

The Fountain Valley Republican Club would like to invite the community on Monday, Nov. 20, to hear from State Representative Lois Landgraf, who will give a powerpoint presentation on human trafficking. The meeting takes place at the IHOP in Fountain... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Democratic Club Meets Monday

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Monday, Nov. 13. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a potluck dinner. Call 382-1015 for more information.... Full story

 

Friday Night Community Soup Kitchen Schedule

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

 

Second Annual Toy Drive at Security Public Library is Nov. 15-Dec. 15

The second annual Security Public Library Toy Drive is scheduled for Nov. 15-Dec. 15 “Help make Christmas brighter for local children in need,” a spokesperson said. “Bring in a new, unwrapped toy anytime during our toy drive. For every toy you... Full story

 

Fountain Fire Department Collecting Toys for Fill the Helmet Holiday Delivery

The Fountain Fire Department is once again collecting new and like-new toys for the annual Fill the Helmet Toy Drive that will take place in December! The holidays will be here before we know!! Please drop off your donations at any of Fountain’s...

 

God's Pantry Collecting Monetary Donation to Provide Families in Need with Thanksgiving Dinner

The staff and management of God’s Pantry in Fountain are collecting monetary donations to help local families in need with Thanksgiving dinner. “For only $13 your family or company will be providing a traditional Thanksgiving meal to a family in... Full story

 

Two Local Drop-Off Locations for Gifts for Samaritan's Purseproject Operation Christmas Child Set up

This month, two locations in the Fountain Valley will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purseproject, Operation Christmas Child-joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.... Full story

 

I Am Blessed By You Each Week

I live a pretty mundane life, it isn't complicated or interesting in any way. Yet here I sit telling you about dumb things going on within my daily life. I am amazed every time I hear that someone... Full story

 

Public Launch for Local Author Ken Lippincott's Newest Book is Nov. 17

There will be a public launch of RESTORING BLAIR HOUSE by Kenneth Lippincott at Sarge’s Grill on 85/87 in Fountain on Friday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. RESTORING BLAIR HOUSE is book two of the Rock Creek... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS Fri., Nov. 17- 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 said.... Full story

 

Joseph Terry Burrell

June 4, 1931 - November 4, 2017 Joseph “Joe” Burrell, 86, peacefully entered into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 4, 2017, with his family by his side. He was born June 4, 1931 in Santa Rosa, California to James... Full story

 

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