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Fountain City Council Turns Down Request From City Employees Advisory Group for Additional Paid Time Off

At its last meeting in November, the Fountain City Council heard a presentation by Fountain City Manager Scott Trainor, who was speaking on behalf of the city’s Employee Advisory Group. He said the staff was requesting to have Christmas Eve and...

 

Blood Testing Results Focus of Tomorrow Night's Clean Water Coalition Meeting

At its meeting tomorrow night (Thursday, Dec. 13), from 5-8 p.m. the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition will host Dr. John Adgate, chair of Colorado School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, who will speak...

 

Share Your Favorite Holiday Memories!

This month we invite readers to share your favorite holiday memories, for consideration to be published in an upcoming issue of this paper! Tell us about your most exciting or memorable Christmas... send your Holiday Tale (a related photo can go...

 

Stratmoor Hills Fire Department Has New Fire Engine

The Stratmoor Hills Fire Department recently received a new 2018 HME SilverFox® Urban Edition fire engine. It carries 500 gallons of water and pumps 1,500 gallons per minute. It replaces a...

 

Pit Bull Rescuers Need Help After Losing Trailer in Fire

Doreen and Michael Preuit, who rescue pit bulls, need help after losing their trailer in a mysterious fire. Prior to Oct. 17, the couple lived in a trailer on land in the Midway area south of...

 

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: LOUIS FANCHER is a Black Male, 29 years old, 6'5"...

 

Fountain Resident Dies in Two-Vehicle Accident

A Fountain resident died in a two-car accident at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at S. Highway 85/87, near milepost 134.5. This location is about 1/2 mile south of Main Street. According to the Colorado State Patrol, a 2008 Chevrolet Impala, driven by 35-year-old...

 

Share Your Favorite Holiday Memories!

You might have seen a related announcement on this week's front page inviting our readers to share your favorite holiday memories, for consideration to be published in an upcoming issue of this...

 

Just Back From Our Nation's Capitol

I hope all are well and enjoying the holiday season.  Christmas and then New Years will be here before you know it. I wanted to start off by highlighting some information from the Colorado Board of...

 

Mental Health Treatment Improvements

The election is over and I want to thank everyone who voted for me. I also want to assure those of you who didn't that I will continue to represent each and every one of you to the best of my...

 

Money Spent Reminding Us to Vote Appalling

I was appalled and disgusted at the thought of how much money is spent on political advertising. These numbers can be detailed online. The one that really sticks in my craw however is the relatively...

 

Newly Created Recreation Facility Advisory Committee Welcomes Input at Meetings Next Meeting Set for Monday Evening

The newly formed Recreation Facility Advisory Committee that is looking into the feasibility of building a recreational facility that would serve Security, Widefield and Fountain residents invites local citizens to attend its regular meetings to...

 

Fountain Community Theater to Present "On The Thirteenth Day of Christmas"

Members of the Fountain Community Theater will present “On The Thirteenth Day of Christmas” by Dwayne Yancey in several shows in December at the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center, 326 W. Alabama Ave., Fountain. Showtimes are at 6:30 p.m. on...

 

What's Happening at Fountain Creek

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 December Activities 2s and 3s Outdoors: Sensory Safari Thursday, Dec. 13, 10-11:15 a.m. Explore nature w...

 

Fountain Recylcing Center Accepting Donations

The Fountain Recycling Center has partnered with a local church food pantry and is accepting donations of non-perishable food items. The recycling center is located next to the Lorraine Center on East Iowa Ave. in Fountain. Only the following...

 

Jackson Automotive Offering Free Winter Readiness Check With Food Donations

Jackson Automotive, 411 Royalty Pl. in Fountain is collecting non-perishable food donations for the less fortunate and anyone who drops them off will receive a free winter readiness check.. Owner Cory Burton and his staff will check wipers, fluids,...

 

Fountain Fire and Police Merge Toy Drives to Host Winter Wonderland Party for Families This Year

The Fountain Fire and Police Departments are joining together this year to do one large toy drive for local children this holiday season. In past years the fire department and its auxiliary conducted the Fill the Helmet toy drive and the police...

 

Stratmoor Hills Fire Department Collecting Toys for Hospitalized Children for the Holidays

This year Stratmoor Hills Fire Department and Fill the Helmet have joined forces to brighten the holidays for hospitalized children. In past years, representatives from Fountain Fire Department distributed any extra donations received as part of the...

 

3rd Annual Toy Drive at Security Public Library

The Security Public Library’s third annual toy drive is underway and runs through Dec. 15. “Help make Christmas brighter for local children in need,” a library spokesperson said. “Bring in a new, unwrapped toy. Presents will be delivered by...

 

Sew Time in the Valley to meet Dec. 15 and 22

The Sew Time in the Valley group is now meeting twice a month- on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each month. In December meeting times are Saturdays, December 15 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The group meets at the First United Methodist...

 

Friday Night 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...

 

Next Business Breakfast is Dec. 21

On Friday, Dec. 21, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, on Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. The breakfasts take place the first and third Friday of each month. “If you know a business owner who...

 

Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group is Dec. 14

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:45-4:45 p.m. in the Aspen Room at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets the second and fourth Friday of each month. For more information, visit our...

 

Christmas Time

Don't you hate it when you meet up with someone and as a conversation filler this time of year, they ask you if you have gotten all of your shopping done? I always fight the urge to say, "Yeah, everyo...

 

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 includes individuals needing assistance due to...

 

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