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Fountain Valley is home to weekly food truck rally at Widefield Square

Food truck rallies are the current rage, and the Fountain Valley is home to one as well. The event is called Saturdays at the Square and takes place from noon-4 p.m. every Saturday in the Widefield...

 

Donut shop, car wash among Fountain's new businesses

The commercial area at Fountain Mesa Road and Mesa Ridge Parkway continues to evolve, with a doughnut shop nearly ready to open, a carwash under construction, and a new traffic pattern in place....

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

RANDY RAY BISHOP is a White Male, 35 years old, 6'1" tall, and 170 lbs., with blonde hair and green eyes. BISHOP is wanted for Attempted Murder, Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Strangulation...

 

Man steals truck, hits school bus

At approximately 8:20 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, officers with the Fountain Police Department were dispatched to Auto Zone, located at 100 Plaza Drive, on a report of a stolen utility truck. According to...

 

Police recover stolen vehicles in raid

On Dec. 4, at approximately 8 a.m., Fountain Police Department's Rapid Response Team executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Windsor Lane. During the execution of the search warrant, two...

 

Commissioners attend helpful conference

I pray all are doing well this week and getting into the holiday festive mood. I want to thank our County Assessor for his great work (see below) as well as highlight a local conference where...

 

Our military families deserve better

On Thursday, the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing on privatized military housing. The military housing privatization initiative began as a public-private venture (PPV) in...

 

Proposed Senate Drug Plan Brings Death and Taxes

By Stacy Washington The Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act would stall future drug development and deprive Americans of lifesaving cures -- all without reducing patients' out-of-pocket costs....

 

Be merry and bright

I am seeing a lot of Christmas lights in my neighborhood and pretty much everywhere I go after dark nowadays. I'm a little jealous because my final section of lights -- like the main section that...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Hopefully many of you have already seen the incredible movie "Dark Waters" in theaters, and perhaps you want to see it again like I do! Attorney Rob Billot was a guest speaker for our coalition in...

 

Fountain Theater Presents "The ReGifters" this week

Performers with the Fountain Community Theater are presenting “The ReGifters” by Robert Lynn at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12, 13 and 14 at the DFAC, 326 W. Alabama Ave., Fountain. When a couple “regifts” a not-so-great Christmas present, then finds...

 

'Homicide Hunters' to be Screened Thursday

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

 

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...

 

Military Widows to Meet

Pikes Peak Chapter 15 of the Society of Military Widows meets at 10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at Peterson Air Force Base. The Society of Military Widows is open to all military widows of any branch of military service, regardless of...

 

Santa to Visit Security Fire Station 1

An open house with special guest Santa will be held from 10 .m.2- p.m. this Saturday, Dec .14, at Security Fire Station No. 1, 400 Security Blvd. There will be refreshments and Santa will be on hand to listen to children’s Christmas wishes....

 

Sew Time in the Valley Meets this Saturday, Open to All

Sew Time in the Valley is meeting from10 a.m.-3ish this Saturday, Dec. 14 at the First United Methodist Church of Fountain, 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. All are welcome. Call Fran Carrick at 382-7019 for more information....

 

Dementia Caregiver Group Meets at Security Library

The local Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at Security Public Library. The group is for family or friends who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, at any stage of the...

 

Military Retirees to Meet Dec. 12

The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities Office Holds Luncheon, Council Meeting The Military Retiree/Spouses Activities office holds a luncheon at noon the second Thursday of each month at the Peterson Air Force Base Club. The luncheon is followed by...

 

Alzheimer's Group to Meet 12/21

The Alzheimer’s Association sponsors a free monthly caregiver support group on the third Saturday of each month at the old Holy Family Church/FUSION, 331 Main St. in Security, from 10 - 11:30 am. Enter through the lower level entrance ramp in 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/ UPCOMING ACTIVI...

 

Another Old Spot!

I am in absolute amazement when I drive on Alabama past the new Middle School. Years ago, when School District 8's administration building was on that spot, it was said that someday this area was...

 

Winning the battle of pets vs. gift wrap

Oh my word... I am beat; the universe has won! I am tired and have nothing done for Christmas except a lot of mail-ordered gifts that are piled into the guest room awaiting some free time to be wrappe...

 

Security/Widefield Networking Meets Dec. 13

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, downstairs at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month. For more information,...

 

Chamber News

On Dec. 20 the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 S. Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each month....

 

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