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 By Julie K. Shavin    Community 

Wag of the Week

This gorgeous tri-colored fellow is Brody, who is an energetic Aussie mix about two years old. He's gentle, affectionate and needs a family who will give him lots of exercise. For... — Updated 12/1/2021 Full story


Pages of the Past

 — Updated 12/1/2021  PDF


Taking the oath of office

Newly elected council members Frederick Hinton (from left), Mayor Sharon Thompson and Cory Applegate pose for photos in council chambers after taking their respective oaths of... — Updated 11/30/2021


YMCA awards FFC8 as community partner

Cowpokes from across the region, and up and down the I-25 corridor, settled in for a night of food and festivities at the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region 143rd Annual Celebration at... — Updated 11/30/2021


Pothole repairs underway along I-25 in Fountain area

Fountain area motorists will see paving work along I-25 as the Colorado Department of Transportation performs emergency paving as part of the I-25 Rehab Component of the Military Access, Mobility and Safety Improvement Program... — Updated 11/30/2021


Group to study indentured servitude

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Dec. 8 virtual meeting will feature the topic “Indentured Servitude in America: History, Genealogy, Legacy,” by Michael Brophy. From 1630 until the outbreak of the American Revolution, the... — Updated 11/30/2021


City to offer free bus rides

Every Saturday through Dec. 18, Fountain Municipal Transit will offer free bus rides to make holiday shopping at local businesses a little easier. For more information, call (719) 322-2031, visit City Hall, or go online to... — Updated 11/30/2021


Learn about Fountain Valley history

The Fountain Valley Museum, 114 N. Main St., Fountain, is open every Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., as well as by appointment. The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday,... — Updated 11/30/2021


Kids can shop for families at Miracle on Main Street

Fountain UP, the downtown events committee, will present Miracle on Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m.-noon. at Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St. The event will feature vendors and Santa Claus, but more importantly... — Updated 11/30/2021


Chamber News

Chamber networking breakfast Friday The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be held in person on Friday, Dec. 3, from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 Hwy. 85/87. The speakers will be... — Updated 11/30/2021

 By Alice Trulson    Community 

Reflections on Thanksgiving

I sit here in the dark of the morning and I can smell fresh coffee… duh, it’s MY house. There is a faint hint of roasted turkey that occasionally still wafts into my nostrils.... — Updated 11/30/2021


Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Holiday events with the Senior Center Christmas Lunch – Dec. 16: We will start taking reservations on Dec. 1 (members have priority). Due to the number of people expected, only those who have been vaccinated can make... — Updated 11/30/2021


Twisted Colon Is a Surgical Emergency

Twisted Colon Is a Surgical Emergency DEAR DR. ROACH: This past weekend, during my son’s wedding festivities, I experienced a sigmoid volvulus. Doctors recommended surgery, but I opted for a colonoscopy, which was performed... — Updated 11/30/2021



The History Channel * On Dec. 1, 1990, over 130 feet below the English Channel, workers drill an opening through a wall of rock, connecting the two ends of an underwater tunnel linking Great Britain with the European mainland. The... — Updated 11/30/2021


Postal Service's Operation Santa helps kids with Christmas is live and ready to help make the 2021 holiday season special for kids and families in need. The program has helped hundreds of thousands of people for more than a century. Over the past three weeks, the... — Updated 11/30/2021


City ushers in holiday season

A large crowd gathered to enjoy the annual tree lighting ceremony at Fountain City Hall on Nov. 19. The event included free refreshments from The Last Drop Coffee Shop's mobile... — Updated 11/29/2021


Fast draw update: The quick, the dead, and the generous

Editor's note: The newly formed Dirty Face Gang fast draw club was featured in this paper on Aug. 25, 2021. This update is provided "in character" by organizer Rick Driver of... — Updated 11/24/2021 Full story


Smoky Times?

The use of coal has been important to this area's growth. You may know about the power plant complex just down the road. With this area's activity in the power generation business,... — Updated 11/23/2021


Citizens needed for county outreach

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking a community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Citizen Outreach Group. Applications for the open position are due by Dec. 8.      Citizen Outreach... — Updated 11/23/2021


Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Holiday events with the Senior Center Christmas Lunch – Dec. 16: We will start taking reservations on Dec. 1 (members have priority). Due to the number of people expected, only those who have been vaccinated can make... — Updated 11/23/2021


Silver Key Connections Cafe´

Connections Cafe is open! To prevent the spread of germs, all silverware and cups will be disposable. Lunch Menu November 22-26 (Dine-in menu) Pulled Pork Sandwich, Corn, Pinto Beans, Applesauce Chicken Parmesan, Pasta, Cauliflower... — Updated 11/23/2021


What to do when a holiday visit with an aging parent sparks concerns

As families reunite during the holidays, it’s not unusual for adult children who haven’t seen their aging parents in a while to begin to worry about them. Are they experiencing health problems? Are they still mentally on top... — Updated 11/23/2021


Wag of the Week

By Julie K. Shavin Hi folks, wishing you a happy holiday. Could someone give Roka a reason to be thankful? She is a gentle girl, with a relaxed take on life. This means she has a... — Updated 11/23/2021 Full story


Enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers with this 'easy as pie' recipe

What's the best thing about Thanksgiving? I know we're supposed to say it's all the friends and loved ones gathered around the table groaning with traditional food and all the... — Updated 11/23/2021


Oh Christmas Tree!

City of Fountain Electric Department was busy Monday putting up holiday decorations on light poles around town. We noticed just in time to get this photo of Lineman Aaron... — Updated 11/23/2021


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