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Toy Drive Started in Memory of Long-time "Santa" Ron Moore Who Brought Cheer to Little Ones for 50 Years

For Ron Moore, being Santa was a life-long blessing. For the family of "Santa" Ron Moore, this Christmas will be a hard one. And they won't be the only ones mourning the loss of their beloved...


Memorial Service will be Dec. 7 Toy Drive in Memory of "Santa" Ron Announced

Ron was born Nov. 16, 1949 in Columbus, Georgia to Fran and Eleanor Moore. In 1953 they settled in Security, Colorado and there Ron grew up and graduated from Widefield High School. He worked at... Full story

 By Wayne King    News    November 30, 2016

Security Lions Club are Selling Christmas Trees Again, But ...This Year at a New Location

Members of the Security Lions Club are doing what they always do, raise money only to turn around and spend every penny on our local youth. With sheer volunteer power and a lot of passion they have...

 By JULIE JONES    News    November 30, 2016

Former FFC Coach Mitch Johnson Honored by CHSCA with "2016 Power of Influence Award"

Retired Fountain-Fort Carson head football Coach Mitch Johnson has been honored by the Colorado High School Coaches Association as the Colorado representative of the American Football Coaches...


A Christmas Blessing I Will Never Forget... Remembering "Santa Claus" Ron Moore

Every year you see them... as the holiday season arrives, jolly souls dressed in red suits and hats, white beards and black boots start appearing at malls, stores and making special appearances much...


Commissioner's Comments Hisey Clerk and Recorder/Elections Report

Clerk & Recorder Chuck Broerman has been good about keeping the commissioners updated on happenings in his office. Showing up for commissioner meetings at least quarterly and several times in...


Cherish The Love And Magic Of This Beautiful Season

Well here we are smack dab in the time of traditions. I love this time of year, people are merry and bright and smiling in ways they don't the rest of the year. On the news, you see them holding onto...


Clerk Completes General Election Count, Official Results Released

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has completed the official canvass of the 2016 General Election, seven days before the deadline of November 25. The final Official Results for the General Election are posted online at...


Incumbent State Rep. Lois Landgraf (District 21) Re-elected

According to the Official El Paso County General Election results, Incumbent State Representative District 21, Lois Landgraf (Republican) was successfullly re-electd receiving 17,358 votes. Her oppone...


Juvenile Arrested After Armed Homeowner Pursues Suspects and Corners One Near Truck Stop

On Nov. 27, the Fountain Police Department responded to the Cumberland Green neighborhood for a report of shots fired and reported vehicles being broken into. Upon arrival, officers learned that a homeowner residing in the neighborhood awoke to hear...


Man Charged With Killing Wife in Domestic Violence Incident

One person died after being shot and wounded during a domestic violence incident last Wednesday, Nov. 23, in Security. According to Jacqueline Kirby, Media Relations Manager/PIO for the sheriff's...



Bill Tafoya, 59, of Security passed away November 14, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Dawn; his daughter Stacie, and six siblings, Bob, Ed, Dorothy, Diane, Darlene, and Doreen. He was preceded in... Full story


YUKIE FUKAYA LARSON November 11, 1931-November 22, 2016

Yukie Fukaya Larson, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, grandaunt, friend too many, and child of God passed away on November 22, 2016. She was born on November 11, 1931 in Obu of the Aichi... Full story


District 3 Partners With Community Organizations For Annual Toy Drive

The Widefield School District 3 Positive Action Team invites one and all to participate in the annual Widefield School District 3 Toy Drive, taking place Dec. 1 - Dec. 15. Participants include all Widefield School District 3 schools, the Fountain... Full story


Fountain Community Theater Presenting Rented Christmas (The Musical) Dec. 2 & 3, 8-10

Performers with the Fountain Community Theater will be presenting Rented Christmas (The Musical) by Norman C. Ahern, Jr. and Yvonne Ahern with music and lyrics by Kathryn England and Bryan Linton at...


Widefield Parks & Rec. 11th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting is Tuesday

The 11th Annual Widefield Parks and Recreation Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in front of Security Public Library, 705 Aspen Dr. in Security. “This is a great family event with many festivities... Full story


Chamber's Tree Lighting Kicks off Holiday Season

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce's Annual Tree Lighting ceremony was Nov. 18 at Mayor's Park in Fountain. The event featured groups singing Christmas Carols, lighting of the tree and the...


Nominations Being Accepted by Chamber for Volunteer of the Year

Nominations are being accepted by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce for the 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Each year the chamber recognizes a Fountain Valley resident who has been a very active volunteer in the community. A nomination form is... Full story


Chamber's Holiday Dinner/Silent Auction set to be Dec. 9

The Fountain Valley’s Chamber of Commerce’s annual Holiday Dinner and Silent Auction is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Restoration Church, 9355 Peaceful Valley Rd. Cost is $20/person or $35/couple for members and $25/person and... Full story


Fountain Electric Workers Dress up Fountain with Holiday Ornaments

Last week, workers with the City of Fountain Electric Department were busy attaching Christmas decorations to electric poles around the city just in time for the start of the holiday... Full story


Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Prepares for Christmas

The Advent Season is upon us and we are all preparing our hearts for the birth of a King. You are invited to join us at 9:30 a.m. Sunday for worship and fellowship at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1201 Leta Dr., Security. This Saturday,... Full story


Sports Wrap Up

The local high school winter sports season gets underway beginning tonight. All teams see action in the next week. UPCOMING SCHEDULE: BOYS BASKETBALL Thurs., Dec. 1-Sat., Dec. 3-Mesa Ridge at Highlands Ranch Tournament-TBDGIRLS BASKETBALL Wed., Nov....


Two Fighters from Ybarra's Boxing Club Place at National Tournament

Two fighters from Ybarra's Boxing Club in Widefield placed at the Sugar Bert National Championships in Kissimmee, FL. LuisJoe Ybarra Jr., who attends Widefield High School, placed second while Xavier...


Registration Begins Thursday for City of Fountain's Recreation Department Youth Basketball Leagues

The City of Fountain’s Recreation Department is offering basketball for all area youth in third through sixth grade. Registration starts Thursday and ends Jan. 14. The registration fee is $40 for the first child of a family who registers and $35... Full story


Youth Basketball Registration at Widefield Parks & Recreation Ends Dec. 10

Registration ends Saturday, Dec. 10, at Widefield Parks & Recreation for the upcoming youth basketball 1st through 6th grade leagues. “These leagues are a great opportunity to learn and play in a fun environment,” a spokesperson said.”Emphasis... Full story


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