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Fountain City Council Approves Purchase of Vehicle to Be Converted into City's Critical Incident Response Vehicle

At the November 28 Fountain City Council meeting, council approved a resolution to enter into a contract with TRANSWEST RV, a Fountain business, to purchase a used 2017 Vista LX 31’ class A RV to be utilized and converted into a critical incident... Full story

 

Rick Clements honored for his dedicated service

Retiring City of Fountain transit driver Rick Clements was honored at the Nov. 28 Fountain City Council meeting for his dedicated service and being the "heart and soul" of transit. He was the first... Full story

 
 By Geof Clark    News    December 6, 2017

Fountain Couple Set Up "Giving Fence" Again This Year

Once again this year, Fountain residents Tonja and Dean Himschoot have set up their “Giving Fence,” which provides free winter clothing items for local residents. Attached to the “Giving... Full story

 

Punkins Chucked at Nature Center

The first-ever Punkin' Chunkin' event was held Nov. 25, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Volunteer Terry Poe worked with staff all year on developing and constructing... Full story

 

Fountain P.D. Warns Of Package Thieves Taking Items From Front Porches

With the holiday season upon us again and the mailing of packages to our friends and family, we are starting to experience calls of packages being stolen from front porches in our region. The thieves typically follow or watch for a delivery truck in... Full story

 

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office personnel have received intelligence of another scam. According to Jacqueline Kirby, Media Relations Manager/PIO for the sheriff’s office, in these new cases, the suspects are using the name of Sergeant Price. The... Full story

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

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: ERIC DAMIAN CHAVEZ is... Full story

 

Investigation Continuing Into Shooting/ Home Invasion in Security

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office personnel are continuing their investigation into a shooting which occurred following a home invasion Sunday night at a home in the 4800 block of San Amels Way. The house is located in a subdivision south of...

 

Patricia's Point

Time and space didn't permit me to get this column together in time for last week's issue. We rarely close for four-day weekends but every year on Thanksgiving we make it a practice to. Our hard... Full story

 

In Defense Of A Cake Artist and Our American Rights

Jack Phillips faces a moral dilemma right now. Phillips owns Masterpiece Cake Shop in my home state of Colorado and is known for his beautifully decorated cakes for special events. He is also known... Full story

 

Water Meeting Holiday Nature Center Events

I wanted to thank all those that came out for the joint Town Hall on water issues I participated in this past Monday night. Hosted by State Representative Landgraf, it was well attended by Fountain... Full story

 

Purchase of Emergency Mobile Command Center a Great Step Forward

Dear Editor, A great big thank you to our city leader and employes for the purchase and equipping of the soon-to-be emergency mobile command center. This mobile center will be a great asset for our... Full story

 

Widefield High School Philharmonic Orchestra's Winterfest Concert Series Announced

Over the next two weeks, the Widefield High School Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to host a collaborative musical experience with two orchestras from Colorado Springs School District 11. Orchestra members from Mitchell and Palmer High Schools... Full story

 

Fountain Community Theater Presents "A Christmas Chaos" Dec. 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Performers with the Fountain Community Theater will present the winter production of “A Christmas Chaos” by: Michael Wehrli at 7 p.m.  Dec. 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16, with a 2 p.m. matinee Dec. 9 at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326... Full story

 

Historical Society Meets Dec. 11

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the home of Dan and Jan McCarty, 5015 Vista Del Sur Point in Colorado Springs. “We are looking to possibly car pool,” a... 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

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

UPCOMING EVENTS Fri., Dec. 15- 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... Full story

 

Believe in the Magic!

I went to a restaurant the other day with my son after we dropped my daughter off to her morning rehearsal. It was nice to sit down one on one with him over a very good breakfast and guzzle... Full story

 

That Bridge!

This is an interesting story to me because I have talked about this subject before, but I thought by 1943 it was quiet. Well, it will be familiar, maybe, after you hear this story. In an earlier story...

 

EvaMarie Howald

November 3, 1957-November 24, 2017 EvaMarie Howald was born November 3, 1957 to Rita and Joe Arellano. She was raised in Fountain by Rita and her stepfather, Harold Johnson. She is survived by her... Full story

 

Memorial Service for Former Security Fire Chief is Tuesday

September 21, 1936-December 2, 2017 William Dwight "Bud" Silloway, 81, of Security, Colorado passed away December 2, 2017. He was born to Charles W. and Elna M. Silloway in Morrisville, Vermont, on... Full story

 

Alan Laird

December 16, 1960-November 25, 2017 Alan Laird, 56, passed away November 25, 2017 in Fountain, CO He was born December 16, 1960 in Tacoma, WA to Roger and Marlene Laird. He was a retired firefighter... Full story

 

Christmas Happenings at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

We have many ways that we are celebrating the Christmas Season at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church located at 1201 Leta Dr. in Security. Mark your calendar and join us as we worship and fellowship Sundays throughout the month of December. At... Full story

 

Golden Circle Lunch Menu

For more information about the Golden Circle meal program, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Golden Circle meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde Manor, 906 Grinde... Full story

 

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