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 By Karin Hill    News    November 27, 2019

Zoning code update nears final approval

On Nov. 19, Fountain City Council approved the 2020 budget and gave initial approval to a revamped zoning code – including revised sign regulations. The first reading of an ordinance regarding the new zoning code included discussions of modular...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    November 27, 2019

Wild Turkey Neighbors Call Fountain Area Their Home

This time of year as people have turkey on the brain, the site of a wild turkey walking around the neighborhood is sure to elicit humorous remarks. These distinctive birds – often seen browsing...

 

News Office Will Be Closed Thursday & Friday for Thanksgiving

The News office will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday. .Thanksgiving Holiday Closings In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, City of Fountain offices will be closed Thursday and...

 

Adoption Week

El Paso County Commissioners unanimously approved a Proclamation recognizing November as National Adoption Month at their regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19, honoring adoptive families, staff and...

 

Election results final

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has completed the official Canvass of the 2019 Coordinated Election. Final official results include additional ballots from military and overseas voters, and ballots that were counted after ID,...

 

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 HUNT is a White Male, 39 years old, 5'10"...

 

And What Was Here?

I often go out and visit spots where I know an event of interest happened. I have on many occasion gone with groups on hikes to interesting locations. On these the question is always,"What happened he...

 

Big Johnson Reservoir Update, Nature Center Events

Gobble, gobble.  I hope all are doing well and enjoying a great week filled with friends and family, joy, and plenty of yummy leftovers.  With Thanksgiving here and Christmas soon upon us, I want...

 

Choosing A Holiday Strategy

The holidays can be glad, sad or bad. Take your pick and choose a direction.  I choose glad. Who wants to be sad and who needs bad? I don't want either one and neither do you. There is enough in...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

First things first, here are the basics: PFAS = approximately 5,000 different chemicals PFOA = Teflon PFOS = Scotchgard PFHxS = toxic firefighting foam PFHxS contains trace amounts of PFOA and/or...

 

Fountain Municipal Transit /Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce team up to offer Free Bus Rides Black Friday and Saturdays in December

Fountain Municipal Transit is offering free bus rides every Saturday in December, plus Black Friday (Nov. 29). Sponsored by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, the campaign is designed to make holiday shopping easier for area residents as well...

 

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/   Fountain...

 

Fountain Public Safety Collecting Toys for Kids

The holidays can be extremely difficult for so many reasons, and the Fountain Public Safety Department knows there are many families in our community who could use a little Christmas magic. We are...

 

Widefield Tree Lighting to be Held Dec. 3

Widefield Parks and Recreation Department is having its 14th annual holiday tree lighting celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 705 Aspen Drive in Security. The free community event will feature crafters/vendors, hayrides, kids...

 

Salvation Army Serves Meals at Thanksgiving, Christmas at FVSC

Again this year, volunteers with the Salvation Army will be providing free community Holiday Meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas at four locations including the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Fountain. The meals will be served...

 

Historical Society Presents Joe Kenda's Homicide Hunters/Murder Confession Dec. 12 at Fountain Library

Members of the historical society are showing a presentation of Joe Kenda’s Homicide Hunters/Murder Confession at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Community Room of the Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St. The story concerns a confession found in a...

 

Toy Drive at Security Library

Help make Christmas brighter for local children in need by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy now through Dec. 15 for the Security Public Library’s 4th annual toy drive. Presents will be delivered by the Fire Department to local children in the...

 

Life is Sweet, Even Without Sugar

Over the past six years our family traditions have changed. When your child is gone it feels so different to carry on and celebrate. I remember the first time I belly laughed after she had died, I...

 

Community Soup Kitchen Open to All Every Friday Evening

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...

 

Chamber News

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast scheduled for Dec. 6 has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. The next meeting will be held from 7-8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at IHOP, 6490 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts...

 

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...

 

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