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Fallen Heroes Remembered

The first observance of Wreaths Across America took place at the new Pikes Peak National Veterans Cemetery Saturday. The program remembers, honors and teaches about paying tribute to our fallen by...

 

News Office will be Closed Monday and Tuesday for Christmas Holiday

The deadline for anyone looking to submit news items, advertisements or legal notices for our next issue (December 26) is tomorrow (Thursday, December 20) at 4 p.m.) The paper is being sent to be printed early. Also, for the January 2 issue, the...

 

Merriest Holiday Wishes to One and All

Dakota and Vegas are all ready to celebrate Christmas with their owners Darin Anstine and Louis Porsia, in these cute hats that were made for them by this newspaper's graphic artist Linda...

 

Holiday Closings Announced

In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays, all post offices and financial institutions will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The City of Fountain will close at Noon Monday, Dec. 24 and 31, and will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1....

 

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: LAMAR MAQHAIL BAUGH is a Black Male, 19 years old,...

 

"Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"

As I have done so for many years now, this week I am pleased to share one of my favorite Christmas tales with you below. It's the response a newspaper editor wrote to a young girl over 100 years ago,...

 

Holiday Closures

Good day and glad tidings. I hope all are well and having a great week leading up to Christmas. I wanted to start off by posting the schedule for holiday closures for the County and then mentioning...

 

Time to Do What's Best for Colorado

In November I was fortunate to win my fourth, and last, election to the Colorado State Legislature. This was possible due to the hours and hours of support and help I received from a core of 12...

 

Sheep Problems

Back in the 1890's there was big business in sheep in this area. I found a story that goes to show just how strange this could get. The Seldomridge and Pebbles Company, of Colorado Springs had sheep...

 

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 physic... Full story

 

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, Fountain and Grinde...

 

Fountain Recycling 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...

 

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...

 

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 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...

 

Sew Time in the Valley to meet Dec. 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 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...

 

Christmas 2018

Yeah, Christmas. You made it. I hope it is full of traditions that are passed down through the generations of your family but I also hope that you have made some new ones. What may seem insignificant...

 

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce News

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....

 

Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group is Dec. 28

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 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...

 

Debra Shearer

August 16, 1956-December 12, 2018 Debra Shearer, 62, died December 12, 2018 at her Fountain home. She was born August 16, 1956 to Thomas and Dolores Shearer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She had lived in Fountain for 4½ years, coming from...

 

Do What is Best for You

I feel I must apologize for my writing absence. I've been dealing with migraines for over 15 years. The last few months doctors have been switching my medications around and it has not been fun....

 

Join Good Shepherd Church This Christmas Eve

We know what it is like to rush through the days before Christmas checking off the names on our gift list, trying to finish work projects before vacation time, grocery shopping for the special holiday meal, or frantically cleaning our home for the... Full story

 

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