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 By Karin Hill    Community 

A poppin' 4th of July

See more pictures here: — Updated 7/8/2020


Pages of the Past

 — Updated 7/8/2020  PDF


Because you asked...

Question: There appears to be a project going across the street from Big Johnson Reservoir, at the intersection of Bradley Road and Powers. It looks like it involves pipes being... — Updated 7/8/2020


New ad campaign aims to remind drivers not to leave kids in hot cars

Last week on National Heatstroke Awareness Day, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the launch of a $3 million public safety campaign to combat child vehicular heatstroke deaths across the country. The... — Updated 7/8/2020


Coloradans asked to look out for kids this summer

Calls to Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline tend to decline as summer break begins Colorado teachers are calling upon Coloradans across the state to be their eyes and ears this... — Updated 7/8/2020

 By Karen Mallinger    Community 

Just say no ... to synthetic vitamins and processed foods

"Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food." - Hippocrates As I look around, it seems that in spite of all the medical advancements, we seem to be sicker than... — Updated 7/8/2020


Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors Leadership

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) Board of Directors elected officers for FY2021 at its June meeting. The fiscal year begins July 1, 2020 and PPHFH board leadership and Executive Committee for the coming year include:... — Updated 7/8/2020


5 DIY steps to improve indoor air quality, cut electric bills

Colorado Springs-area homeowners are no strangers to increasing electric bills in the summer months due to sudden afternoon hailstorms and the load they put on the air conditioning... — Updated 7/8/2020


It's hail season - research contractors to avoid scams

Hail season is here, and parts of the Pikes Peak Region got a tough reminder recently. The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department wants to remind property owners of a few things... — Updated 7/8/2020

 By Mel McFarland    Community 

A Wanden Story

You may not remember Wanden La Farge, who was Fountain's mayor during World War II. I remember her quite well. I recently found a 1939 story about her writing skills. I even have... — Updated 7/8/2020


Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only: medical and food related. Call (719) 600... — Updated 7/8/2020


Fructose intolerance is rarely diagnosed

DEAR DR. ROACH: What can you tell me about fructose intolerance and/or malabsorption? Is there a genetic predisposition to this? Can it develop later in life? What are the symptoms, and how is it diagnosed? What type of doctor can... — Updated 7/8/2020


Legal, financial planning among free webinars to help Alzheimer's caregivers

A free webinar designed to help the families living with Alzheimer’s disease make critical legal and financial decisions is among the series of programs offered at no charge by the Alzheimer’s Association in July. The... — Updated 7/8/2020


One door opens...and another closes...

Patrons of The Last Drop Coffee Shop in Fountain were happy to hear the news that the business was finally reopening July 6 after many weeks while others are saddened that King... — Updated 7/8/2020


Search and Rescue team seeks more volunteers

The El Paso County Search and Rescue Team is accepting applications for new volunteers through July 31. The training class is scheduled to begin on Sept. 14, with classes being... — Updated 7/8/2020


Community raising money for injured trash truck driver

A few weeks ago a garbage truck crashed along Security Boulevard, seriously injuring the driver. We are told he had major surgeries, with a lot of healing time and physical therapy to get walking again, but his prognosis is good.... — Updated 7/8/2020


Local author covers sickness and friendship in new book

Middle school can be a hard time for even the most well-adjusted kids. It's even harder for kids who have unusual conditions, as Kim Shatteen learned when she contracted ophthalmic... — Updated 7/2/2020


Skelton Ranch

A couple years ago I talked a bit about the Skelton Ranch as an early dude ranch. The Skelton Ranch was a mystery to me except for an old post card from "Balanced Rock" on Skelton R... — Updated 7/1/2020


In the garden: July

July is an exciting month in the garden because it's time to begin harvesting! Yes, I already have peas harvested and the last of the lettuce has made its way into my salads. Arugul... — Updated 7/1/2020


A dog-friendly Fourth of July

Fireworks... most of us love them. But for dogs, it’s a whole different story. “Dogs commonly become anxious or fearful around loud and unpredictable noises – which would certainly include fireworks that take place on, and... — Updated 7/1/2020


These Foods Help Skin Fight Sun

As the temperature continues to climb, and the sun shines hotter, brighter and longer, it’s important to consider all of the ways that you can protect your skin. No matter what race you may be, if exposed for a long enough... — Updated 7/1/2020


Raw or roasted, go nuts for nuts

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have seen numerous articles extolling the advantages of eating nuts because they are a good fat. I often have wondered if it matters whether the nuts are raw or roasted. Would you please explain the difference... — Updated 7/1/2020


Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only: medical and food related. Call (719)... — Updated 7/1/2020


C&S Road and Link Road closure

Significant road work at C&S Road and Link Road has begun in preparation for a new signal in the coming months. A major closure at this intersection began this week and is expected... — Updated 7/1/2020


Libraries, museums, attractions receive permission to re-open

On Tuesday El Paso County received news that both the multi-sector variance request submitted to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on June 9 and the increased capacity variance request submitted on... — Updated 7/1/2020


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