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Articles from the December 26, 2018 edition

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Ashley Mangin Joins Your Hometown Newspaper Staff

Please help us welcome new Fountain resident and our new reporter Ashley Mangin to the Fountain Valley community. A military wife and mom, she looks forward to learning more about the local community... Full story

 

On December 15, City of Fountain Public Safety Department personnel and the Fountain Fire Auxiliary hosted a Winter Wonderland event for local families.

Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as The Grinch were on hand to greet and pose for pictures with those in attendance. Santa heard a large number of Christmas wishes from children. The Grinch is pictured...

 

News Office will be Closed Monday/Tuesday for New Year's

The deadline for anyone looking to submit news items, advertisements or legal notices for our next issue (January 2, 2019) is tomorrow (Thursday, December 27) at 4 p.m. The paper is being sent to be printed early. The News office will be closed on... Full story

 

Open House Friday for 30th Anniversary

There will be an open house at the News office (713 Dale Street) this Friday, Dec. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. for Sports Reporter/Photographer Julie Jones and for Assistant Editor/Sports... Full story

 

Lots of Family Fun at Widefield Parks and Recreation 13th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

The 13th Annual Widefield Parks and Recreation Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration was last Tuesday on the front lawn of the Widefield Parks & Recreation campus in Security. For photo highlights click...

 

James Robert Specht

October 20, 1945 - December 17, 2018 James Robert Specht, 73, of Security, went home to be with the Lord on December 17, 2018. He has been a resident of Security, Colorado for 41 years. James was born in Los Angeles, California on October 20, 1945 to...

 

Tonnie M. Connell

January 29, 1930-December 3, 2018 Tomie M. Connell, 88, formerly of Security and Colorado Springs, passed away peacefully with loved ones Monday, December 3, 2018. Tomie was born January 29, 1930, in...

 

Make Faithful Intentions This New Year

Happy New Year from Good Shepherd United Methodist Church! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas season with family, friends and those you love. Please enjoy these thoughts from Laurens Glass, a website manager at the national United Methodist... Full story

 

LuisJoe Ybarra Competes at USA Boxing Elite and Youth National Championships

LuisJoe Ybarra Jr. and Precious Ybarra, who attend Widefield High School and box out of Ybarra's Boxing Club in Widefield, recently traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah to compete in the 2018 USA Boxing...

 

Sports Wrap Up

There was plenty of local high school sports action last week as teams finished their pre-Christmas break schedules. For the photo highlights click the following link: https://www.... Full story

 

Holiday Closings Announced

In observance of the New Year’s holiday, all post offices and financial institutions will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1. The City of Fountain will close at Noon Monday, Dec. 31, and will be closed Jan. 1. The Security Public Library will be closed...

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

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: Pikes Peak Area...

 

Good Coffee and Food in a Cozy Atmosphere Focus of The Last Drop Coffee Shop and Café in Fountain

Nestled at 105 S. Santa Fe Ave, next to the post office, is Fountain's newest treasure, The Last Drop Coffee Shop and Cafe. Opened in mid-November by Chelsia Baker and Jason Nothstine, The Last Drop...

 

Hoping you are enjoying a lovely Holiday Season

I pray all are enjoying a lovely holiday season and had a great Christmas.  As we finish the year, I wanted to thank a couple of individuals, as well as remind everyone of some recycling resources...

 

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...

 

Fountain Tree Lighting Kicks Off Holidays

The City of Fountain hosted a tree lighting last month to welcome in the holidays. Shown above is the tree at Mayors Park surrounded by visitors. Santa Claus was escorted by Fountain Fire Dept....

 

I Resolve to Be a Better Me!

Typically, when I write my column I can write about things in the here and now, the things that are currently on my mind or popping up. Well, with the Holiday Season things at the printer change, gee...

 

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...

 

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 Valley Chamber of Commerce News

On Friday, Jan. 4, 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. 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...

 

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...

 

Pikes Peak Credit Union Donates to FFD Fill the Helmet Toy Drive

Representatives from Pikes Peak Credit Union recently donated to the Fountain Fire Department's annual Fill the Helmet toy drive. Pictured from the left are Woodland Park Branch Manager Kelly...

 

American Legion Riders Post 38 Members Donate Toys to Combined

Prior to Christmas, members of American Legion Riders Post 38 in Fountain collected and bought toys for the Fountain Fire/Police Department's Fill the Helmet/Blue Santa Toy Drives. The toys were...

 

Falling From The Sky

I have told stories of the many training flights at early Peterson Airfield. Today is just a bit different, because these were some of the Air Force's biggest bombers of the time. A big B-29 bomber...

 

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