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Fountain's annual Red/Blue Santa brings toys to community

Members of Fountain Police and Fire departments and City Council members Tamara Estes, Detra Duncan and Cory Applegate delivered toys throughout the city on Dec. 21 as part of the... — Updated 12/28/2022


Weather pets

Thousands of our readers' beloved pets have been featured on our pages over the years, many of them as a guest weather pet for the weekly forecast section. There were a few more... — Updated 12/28/2022


Travels with Tyrone

Over the last several months, this newspaper has featured the adventures of Tyrone the Great Dane who helps his human deliver papers to local businesses each Wednesday. Later, his... — Updated 12/28/2022


Because You Asked: Willow Springs Ponds

In September this newspaper reported on the diminishing water level in the southern pond at Willow Springs Ponds, located west of Hwy. 85-87 and south of Mesa Ridge Parkway. Area re... — Updated 12/28/2022

 By Geof Clark    Community 

Some of the best years of my life were at this paper

It is with great sorrow that I write this tribute to the Fountain Valley News. It breaks my heart that the paper is ceasing publication after being published every Wednesday for... — Updated 12/28/2022


Fountain Valley News recipient of prestigious awards

On Aug. 24, 2021, John Williams of Come On In, Inc. presented the Fountain Valley News' staff with the President's Lifetime Achievement Award for their dedicated service to the... — Updated 12/28/2022


Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events in December Birthday Social — Thursday, Dec. 29, celebrate the month’s birthdays at noon. New Year’s Eve Celebration — Friday, Dec. 30, featuring Front Range Big Band. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30,... — Updated 12/28/2022


Sharing in the spirit of giving

Widefield School District 3 toy drive volunteers made a stop at the Fountain Valley Senior Center last week as they collected donated gifts that would be distributed to children in... — Updated 12/28/2022



The History Channel * On Dec. 28, 1900, Mrs. Lulu Jenkins, of Chicago, was paid $4,000 in compensation for the lynching of her husband in Ripley County, Indiana. Mr. Jenkins allegedly was involved in the theft of a horse and ended... — Updated 12/28/2022



The following is a list of food pantries in or near the 80817 and 80911 ZIP codes. Pantries that require people to register ahead of time are noted. To find out more about these pantries and others nearby, go to... — Updated 12/28/2022


Honoring the flag

Recently a concerned citizen came to the Fountain Valley News to report that the American Flag at the Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial has been flying without lighting at night... — Updated 12/28/2022


A fond farewell from your hometown newspaper

Over the years we have covered some of the Fountain Valley's happiest moments as well as its worst tragedies – and many things in between. Here we are highlighting some of those t... — Updated 12/28/2022


Pages of the Past

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 By Julie Shavin    Community 

Wag of the Week

Hi folks, sometimes lines get crossed (there are many lines leading to these articles) and we might leave off a dog or offer one that, by print, has been adopted. So please check... — Updated 12/27/2022


Black Hills Energy offers tips to stay warm, conserve energy in upcoming cold snap

DENVER – Black Hills Energy is closely monitoring weather forecasts and preparing for arctic air across Colorado and surrounding states later this week, dropping temperatures to sub-zero. Conservation Tips Colder temperatures... — Updated 12/21/2022


Free COVID tests once again available by mail for all residents

In anticipation of severely cold temperatures on Thursday, Dec. 22, the community-based COVID-19 testing site at the Colorado Springs Event Center Parking Lot (at 3960 Palmer Park... — Updated 12/21/2022

 By Julie Shavin    Community

Wag of the Week

Happy holiday season, and we hope you'll help another experience the same. At this time, we still have Pepper, Juice, Jax, Fergus, and Coco – and also Davey. Davey is a... — Updated 12/21/2022


Driving for the Holidays? Plan for Frigid Storm

Colorado State Patrol Offers Life-Saving Tips in Freezing Temperatures As Coloradoans brace themselves for tumbling temperatures anticipated for tomorrow, many motorists may want... — Updated 12/20/2022


A few of my favorite "Fountain Valley" holiday memories

Having been blessed to be a part of the Fountain Valley community for more than 40 years, and with the paper's impending closure, I have been reminiscing more than normal about our... — Updated 12/20/2022


Final issue to be printed on Dec. 28; contact the News office for refunds

Dear readers, it is with great sadness we announce next week we will print our last issue of your hometown community newspaper. We had been hoping for a Christmas miracle, but... — Updated 12/20/2022


Pikes Peak or Bust! Part 10: The Road To Denver

Between 1849-65 Daniel Jenks had the forethought to chronicle his gold rush trials, tribulations and triumphs across the American West. Writing to an "imaginary confidant" in his... — Updated 12/20/2022


Pages of the Past

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The History Channel * On Dec. 21, 2006, rebel monks at the centuries-old Esphigmenou Monastery in Thessaloniki, Greece, took up crowbars and fire extinguishers to repel church-appointed monks with sledgehammers attempting to break... — Updated 12/20/2022


Caregiver Connection groups open to public

Sangre de Cristo Community Care is offering Caregiver Connection, a resource for caregivers, at various locations. All groups are open to the public. Join to connect and learn that... — Updated 12/20/2022


Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Special events in December Birthday Social — Thursday, Dec. 29, celebrate the month’s birthdays at noon. New Year’s Eve Celebration — Friday, Dec. 30, featuring Front Range Big Band. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30, da... — Updated 12/20/2022


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