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"Lights and Sights to See" List Returns

If you have a Christmas/holiday display you are proud of, or maybe there is a favorite one you have seen, please share with us for our annual list! Call 382-5611 with the address or street name to be...

 

More Bell Ringers Needed!!!

Fewer than 30 percent of The Salvation Army bell ringers in El Paso County's Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign this year are volunteers. Which means the nonprofit must use its resources to pay...

 

Security, Fountain Fire Departments Participating in Charity Hoop Game Thursday at MRHS

A Hoops for Hope charity basketball game, featuring Security and Fountain Fire Department personnel, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Ridge High School, 6070 Mesa Ridge Parkway. The game...

 

Fountain Community Theater Presenting Rented Christmas (The Musical) Again This Weekend

Performers with the Fountain Community Theater will be presenting Rented Christmas (The Musical) at 7 p.m. Fri-Sun. at the Heritage Event Center, 737 Dale St., Fountain. Ticket prices are: Preferred Seating $10, General Admission Seating $8, Seniors...

 

LIGHTS & SIGHTS TO SEE

It's once again time to share your favorite holiday light displays to be included in this newspaper's Lights & Sights to see list. If you are proud of your display, or have some favorites you...

 

Fountain Fire Responds to RV Fire South of Fountain

Fountain Fire Department responded to a RV fire at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday on southbound I-25, just south of exit 128. According to FFD Fire Chief Darin Anstine, a man was driving his RV...

 

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...

 

Fountain Fire Dept. Needs Toys for Fill the Helmet Toy Drive

The Annual Fountain Fire Department’s “Fill the Helmet” toy drive is underway. Donations of brand new toys (not wrapped) for children 10 and under are needed, or you can donate cash to the cause. Donations stay in the the communnity and will...

 

We Invite Our Readers To Share Your Holiday Memories Or Traditions

Do you have a favorite Christmas or holiday tradition? Maybe one that has been passed down in your family? Or perhaps you have a favorite holiday memory cherished deeply in your heart that you would like to share? We invite our readers to tell us...

 

Security Library Toy Drive runs until Dec. 15

Security Public Library’s First Annual Holiday Toy Drive runs through Dec. 15. “Bring in an unwrapped present to the library anytime between those dates and for every toy you drop off you will be entered in a drawing for a Nook E-Reader or...

 

Community and District 3's Positive Action Team

At the heart of Widefield School District 3 is community. A community built on pride, tradition, and innovation. It's one in which our district could not do without. We are lucky to have our "small...

 

Standing With Troops, Veterans, And Israel

As we approach the end of the 114th Congress, we remain hard at work on a variety of important topics. This past week, we passed the National Defense Authorization Act, various bills designed to...

 

Pearl Harbor Day 75th Anniversary

The bombing of Pearl Harbor - the surprise attack that brought the United States into World War II. For the Baby Boomers and younger it is an event that we learned about in our history books. For the...

 

A Christmas Memory

I have no pictures to show to you of the memories I am going to share but maybe in your mind’s eye you can see them as I tell it to you. There was no money for film and developing in the budget we...

 

Cory and Roze Burton Have Joined Kim and Dan Jackson as Co-Owners of Jackson Automotive

Cory and Roze Burton have partnered with Kim and Dan Jackson as co-owners of Jackson Automotive in Fountain. Cory worked for the Jacksons 13 years ago. Cory, Rose and their son Locke will help run...

 

Fountain Recycle Center Announces Winter Hours, No Longer Open on Wednesdays

The Fountain Recycling Center located at the former Lorraine School complex on Iowa has switched to Winter Hours. This means that until further notice, the center will only be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center is no...

 

VFW POST 6461 Activities

Everyone is always welcome at VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe, Fountain. Visit www.vfwpost6461.org or Facebook: VFW Post 6461 for up-to-date information. The doors open at Noon Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. Sat., and 9 a.m. Sun. Help support our Veteran &...

 

Holiday Fair at Talbott STEAM Innovation School

The TSIS 2nd Annual Holiday Fair presented by Talbott PSP is this Fri-Sat., Dec. 9-10, open from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday. Talbott STEAM Innovation School is located at 401 Dean Dr., Widefield. There will be local shop...

 

CHAMBER CHATS

Katie and Steve Widau, owners of Widau Insurance Agency, along with Dave Parker, co-owner of Sarges' Grill, co-hosted the November Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce's networking After Hours event...

 

VFW Post 3917/ Ladies Auxiliary/Canteen News

All activities are open to the public. The post is located at 4715 W. Clearview Dr. in Security. Canteen is open Tues.-Thurs. 1-7 p.m., Fri. Noon-8 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. *Breakfast is served from 8-10:30 a.m. every Sunday.-$6 (eggs to order,...

 

The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities Office Holds Luncheon

The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities office holds a luncheon at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. In December this will be tomorrow, Dec. 8. The luncheon is followed by a monthly council meeting at 2:30...

 

Friday Night Community 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...

 

Activities

GOOD TIME DAY TRAVELERS- UPCOMING TRIPS: * Christmas Light Tour in Falcon and dinner at Golden Corral: Wednesday, Dec.14. Bus $12, Leaving St. Dominic's at 3:30 p.m. * Good Time Day Travelers Holiday Potluck is scheduled for 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

Twos & Threes Outdoors: Eyes & Ears Thursday, Dec. 8, 10-11:15 AM Share the joy of your 2 or 3 year-old child’s discovery as he or she enjoys a story and an exploration hike outdoors. $3 per person including adults & siblings. Reservations...

 

JOHNNY ABEYTA

Johnny Abeyta, 72, passed away November 29, 2016 in Colorado Springs, CO. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and worked as a driver for Goodwill. He also worked as a security guard for Belmont in...

 

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