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Spaghetti dinner to benefit senior center

Faith Lutheran Church, 315 Security Blvd., is having a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Oct. 14, from 5-7 p.m., with all proceeds going to the Fountain Valley Senior Center... — Updated 10/5/2022


Free landfill vouchers for Fountain residents

Fountain residents are eligible for a free landfill visit (bed-level loads in pickups) at the Waste Connections Fountain Landfill on Squirrel Creek Road during the month of... — Updated 10/5/2022

 By Karin Hill    Community 

Teen to celebrate birthday before leg amputation

A local teen battling bone cancer will celebrate his 16th birthday just before having his leg amputated, and his family is inviting the entire community to help him have a big birth... — Updated 10/4/2022


Meetings on making El Paso County "Age Friendly" scheduled during October

El Paso County citizens will have four opportunities in October to contribute their ideas on how the county can best enhance quality of life for its older residents. The Innovation... — Updated 10/4/2022


Donations sought for seniors' Thanksgiving

Silver Key needs your help to fill Bountiful Bags for Thanksgiving throughout the entire month of October! For 26 years, Silver Key has invited the community to help make the holida... — Updated 10/4/2022


Did you know? Columbus Day and Cabrini Day

Colorado, the first state in the nation to celebrate Columbus Day, no longer commemorates it. Instead, the state designates the first Monday of October as Frances Xavier Cabrini... — Updated 10/4/2022

 By Karin Hill    Community 

Fountain gets fame in Fortune ranking

Fortune magazine has named Fountain among the top 25 cities in the country for families. Fountain is the only Colorado city to appear on the list, which was released the morning of... — Updated 10/4/2022


Pages of the Past

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The History Channel * On Oct. 5, 1947, President Harry Truman makes the first televised presidential address, asking Americans to cut back on food to help starving Europeans. He requested that the public voluntarily forgo meat on... — Updated 10/4/2022


Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events coming up soon Annual Trunk or Treat for Seniors — Friday, Oct. 28, from 1-3 p.m. at the center, 5745 Southmoor Drive. Holiday Craft Fair — Saturday, Dec. 10. Limited tables are available. For more information... — Updated 10/4/2022

 By Julie Shavin    Community 

Wag of the Week

Readers, we have a lot of pups who need homes, through both AARF and Tumbleweed Country Kennels. Please call for more info and we'll share if we have it! Also, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS.... — Updated 10/4/2022


Public safety talk planned at IHOP

The community is invited to an informal discussion of public safety with Fountain Police Chief Chris Heberer and El Paso County Sheriff Candidate John Foley on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 5-7 p.m. The meeting will be in the private... — Updated 10/4/2022


Fountain Valley Masonic Lodge makes brothers into Brothers

On Sept. 20, familial brothers Alex Valentin (front row on left) and Daniel Valentin (front row on right) were initiated into the Degrees of Masonry thereby becoming Masonic... — Updated 10/4/2022


Welcome, Willow!

Meet Willow! She is the newest member of the Fountain Valley News Team. She helps her human deliver the Fountain Valley News to our news carriers around in Fountain, Security and... — Updated 10/4/2022


Local History: How I came to be in Fountain The Clarence Foster Family

Fountain Valley Historical Society The article in the Fountain Valley News dated September 3, 2022, was about Arthur and Alice Ward, who were my grandparents. This article is about... — Updated 10/4/2022


Community Night in the Park

Residents enjoyed a night out in Metcalfe Park Sept. 20 for Fountain's annual Community Night in the Park, where city departments and area nonprofits showcased their services and... — Updated 9/27/2022

 By Taylor Hill    Community

Educational Cemetery Lantern Tour held by local non-profit

Throughout history cemeteries have been portrayed to be dark and frightening. Tales of ghosts and monsters have stemmed from the hollowed grounds. This is not the case for the Frien... — Updated 9/27/2022



The History Channel * On Sept. 26, 1945, Lt. Col. Peter Dewey, a U.S. Army officer with the Office of Strategic Services in Vietnam, is shot and killed in Saigon. Dewey was the head of a seven-man team sent to Vietnam to search... — Updated 9/27/2022

 By Rix Quinn    Community

Rix Quinn – Where is my hair?

Many male friends tell me, “I am losing my hair. What can I do about it?” I suggest they do what I did… get rid of your mirror. But seriously, I understand their plight. I still shed mountains of hair daily, much of it from... — Updated 9/27/2022


Senior Center on Parade

The Fountain Valley Senior Center participated in an enjoyable Widefield Community Parade on Sept. 24. The annual event has been a tradition in Widefield School District 3 for many... — Updated 9/27/2022


Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events coming up soon Annual Trunk or Treat for Seniors — Friday, Oct. 28, from 1-3 p.m. at the center, 5745 Southmoor Drive. Holiday Craft Fair — Saturday, Dec. 10. Limited tables are available. For more information ca... — Updated 9/27/2022


Pages of the Past

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Travels with Tyrone

Tim Cephas of Zee's Platinum Cuts & Stylists in Security and Shyrae Sharp pose with Tyrone the Great Dane (front) and his protege, Woodrow, as these gentle giants "help" their... — Updated 9/27/2022


Congressmen introduce the Protecting Kids from Fentanyl Act

On Monday, Congressman Doug Lamborn and Congressman Joe Neguse introduced H.R. 8968, the Protecting Kids from Fentanyl Act.  The bipartisan legislation aims to provide schools with the flexibility needed to use COVID relief... — Updated 9/27/2022

 By Julie Shavin    Community

Wag of the Week

This week we feature Coco, Fergus, whom we've featured before, but also two newbies: George and Bella. Sometimes I can't get info by deadline, so for now, those thousand-word... — Updated 9/27/2022


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