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New City Councilmembers Sworn into Office

Fountain City Clerk Silvia Huffman swears in and congratulates new Council Members Detra Duncan, pictured at left, and Tamara Estes, pictured below, during the Dec. 10 Fountain... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Proposed housing generates questions development

A 59-acre property in east Fountain is the subject of a rezoning request that could lead the way to as many as 271 new homes, despite neighbors' concerns. The Fountain City Council... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain promotes resources

Fountain city officials are encouraging residents to take advantage of some new – and some not so new – resources that are available to them. At last week's City Council... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Danger on the Road

Old US 85/87 north out of Pueblo was called “The Ribbon of Death” prior to construction of 1-25. The two lane concrete road, built around 1930 was state of the art when it was b... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Pages of the Past

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Silver Key Connections Cafe´

For more information about the Silver Key Connections Cafe´, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Silver Key Connections Cafe´, meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive,... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

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... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

County to offer Christmas tree recycling

Good day, everyone. I hope the week is going well for you and that the recent snow didn't interfere with your Monday much. I had a fun and full weekend, attending a wreath laying... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Big Wins for Pikes Peak Region

On Dec. 11, the House of Representatives passed S. 1790, the Conference Report for Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, by a vote of 377-48. Congressman Doug... — Updated 12/18/2019

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Ahhh, fresh snow

Oh, sure I know how you might feel about snow, I get it. It’s really cold and slick and melts and gets slushy and nobody really likes to drive in it. I feel ya! But really folks,... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

This Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. we will be meeting at the VFW, 753 S. Santa Fe Ave., in Fountain. Our guests for this month are the doctors and researchers from the Centers... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Security/Widefield Networking Meets Dec. 27

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, downstairs at the Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Dr. The group meets the second and fourth Friday of the month. For... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Chamber News

Business Breakfast 12/20 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... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Community Soup Kitchen Open to All Every Friday Evening

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.... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

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... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Alzheimer's Group to meet Dec. 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... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

What's Happening at 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... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

TREA Chapter 113 meets first Thursday

Members of The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 113 will meet at 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, at IHOP, 6450 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. “Are you concerned about your entitlements and about not having them... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

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,... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

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: TIMOTHY JAUAN BARRON is a Black... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Stolen truck damages homes

On Dec. 12, at approximately 3:40 a.m., an officer with the Fountain Police Department was patrolling the area of Fountain Mesa Road and Ancestra Drive when he noticed a male... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Happy Retirement, Connie!

center, was honored at a "Retirement Par-tea" on Dec. 12 that was attended by dozens of city employees and well-wishers, including City Manager Scott Trainor (left) and Lexi Lee... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Holiday Closings

In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the news office will close at Noon Christmas Eve and be closed Christmas Day. It will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26. The office will also be closed New Year’s Day.... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Anonymous donor to match up to $10,000 for local Connections 4 Life food pantry

Organizers at a local food pantry are asking the public to act now to help them take advantage of a generous donor’s offer to match gifts. An anonymour donor has offered to match what Connections 4 Life Center receives, dollar-fo... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Wreaths Across America

Members of the Zebulon Pike Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution were among the many volunteers who laid special wreaths at veterans' graves Saturday at the Pikes... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

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