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 — Updated 4/6/2021  PDF


Vaccinated? COVID advice clear as mud

If you’re confused about COVID vaccine and when our lives are going to change for the better, you’re not alone. We’re considered to be fully vaccinated once two weeks have passed after the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna... — Updated 4/6/2021


Volunteer receives Habitat Award at 'Micah's View Ground Blessing

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) broke ground March 6 on a new three-lot development in Fountain. Construction has begun on the first two houses, one of which has been... — Updated 4/6/2021


Pikes Peak Habitat achieves milestone award in global tithing to support Habitat's mission Worldwide 

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) awarded Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) the Sam Mompongo Award for tithing over $1,000,000 to Habitat’s worldwide efforts to sustain families by building safe and affordable... — Updated 4/6/2021


Annual art show exhibits work by sexual abuse survivors

"The research shows that only one of every 10 childhood sexual abuse survivors will disclose during childhood, and the average age for disclosure is 52," Joyce Aubrey said. "So I... — Updated 4/6/2021


Spring onions flavor the season

There's nothing like the intense flavor (or the smell) of an onion. Wild onions were among the first foods that mankind gathered and ate and are one of the first signs of spring. On... — Updated 4/6/2021


Add roasted vegetables to spring meal planning

As a kid growing up in California, most of the vegetables I ate, with the exception of steamed artichokes and corn on the cob in the summer, came from a can. Mom was a good cook, bu... — Updated 4/6/2021


Wellness Waggin' visits Fountain

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region's mobile vet clinic, the Wellness Waggin', held a pop-up clinic in the Fountain City Hall parking lot last Thursday. Wellness Program... — Updated 4/6/2021


Somebunny spotted at the Senior Center

The Easter Bunny paid a visit to the Fountain Valley Senior Center last week to help Silver Key personnel hand out lunches to seniors. Silver Key recently increased the number of... — Updated 4/6/2021


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 4/6/2021


Nutrition and aging – tips and resources for older adults

Even though National Nutrition Month has officially past, NextFifty Initiative wants to dive deeper into what a healthy diet means for people over 50. Eating a healthy and balanced diet throughout adulthood is important to stay... — Updated 4/6/2021


Ag department offers marketing classes

The Department of Agriculture is offering six free virtual marketing webinars this spring to help educate ag and food business owners on state-of-the-art ways to connect with consumers through the latest public relations, marketing... — Updated 4/6/2021


2021 El Paso County Fair Queen

Madyson Buhring from Calhan is the 2021 El Paso County Fair Queen. Madyson is a current student at the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy. She's a former 4-H'er, and she was... — Updated 4/6/2021


You Guessed It!

Can you guess what this is? It's located somewhere in Fountain, Security or Widefield. The first week of each month we will present you a photo depicting an item or place located... — Updated 4/6/2021


Home-based business seeing 'sweet' success

While the pandemic has resulted in many people losing jobs, it's also created interesting new side hustles and work-from-home businesses. One good example is sweet businesses... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Karin Hill    Community

Snow day fun at Mueller State Park

Just an hour's drive from Fountain is Mueller State Park, an oasis of breathtaking scenery and fun for any season. In the winter, many visitors go there to cross-country ski, snow... — Updated 3/30/2021


Pages of the Past

 — Updated 3/30/2021  PDF


Have a love affair with lamb

I seldom prepared or served lamb until I tasted Australian lamb. The tenderness and variety of cuts of Australian lamb opens up the opportunity to serve lamb all year long, not... — Updated 3/30/2021


Stimulus payment merry-go-round

A third round of stimulus payments are on their way. But has your second one shown up yet? Next question: Did you file last year’s 2019 taxes on paper instead of e-filing? If so, that might well be the reason you don’t have... — Updated 3/30/2021


Edible bird nests imitate nature

Make simple no-bake bird's nest treats with your kids to celebrate spring. Drop peanut M&Ms or natural-looking candy eggs in each one. Or for Easter, substitute jelly beans,... — Updated 3/30/2021


Smoked Ham With Fresh Strawberry Sauce

We created this impressive glazed ham for winter entertaining, but it has become an Easter favorite as well. 1 (12-pound) smoked whole ham, fully cooked 3 pints strawberries 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch... — Updated 3/30/2021


To your good health

Can mushroom microdose help with depression? DEAR DR. ROACH: I am battling depression and have a question about psilocybin. I stopped taking Effexor for my depression because I did not like the side effects. I also tried SAM-e,... — Updated 3/30/2021


Parking lot Bingo returns

The Fountain Valley Senior Center is getting ready to play more parking lot Bingo starting this Thursday, April 1. Arrive at the center’s parking lot, 5745 Southmoor Drive, by 1 p.m. and stay in your vehicle. Cost is $5 for six... — Updated 3/30/2021


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 3/30/2021


Local spring gardening tips

Planning a garden or backyard can be pretty difficult in Colorado. As Robert Benson wrote in an article for, "Gardening in a high altitude, mountainous region... — Updated 3/24/2021


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