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Widefield Parks & Rec releases plans for facility expansions

Widefield Parks and Recreation (WPR) has released new plans for expanding their center and resources. The expansion plans were announced the week of May 20, and included a video... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

A sizzling summer meal

(Family Features) Summertime, for many, represents an opportunity to enjoy freshly cooked meals while enjoying time outdoors. Taking your dishes from ordinary to extraordinary... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Pages of the Past

 — Updated 6/16/2021  PDF

 

Are you ready to come out now?

Warm weather is here, which ideally would coincide with ending the coronavirus restrictions that have kept us isolated for well over a year. Are you ready to come out now? Many of us aren't, which isn't surprising given the ever-ch... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Safe summer driving: ensure your tires are ready for the road

(Family Features) During the warmer months, additional travel and hot roadways can put added stress on your vehicle and its tires, in particular. Normal driving, turning and... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Get ready to read this Father's Day

(Family Features) Shopping for Father's Day can be difficult. From tools to tech toys, some gifts are used over and over again, but thoughtful gifts that match your dad's interests... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Senior Center reopening soon

The Fountain Valley Senior Center is getting ready to reopen in the near future. Officials are still finalizing those details this week, sheck back next week for an update on those plans!... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

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. (See tentative reopening update below.) Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only:... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

You Guessed It!

Did you guess what this was? This 155-mm artillery shell is on display at the Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial off Dale Street by Mayor's Park. The label on the brick stand reads... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Because you Asked: Potholes

In early June a reader called and asked, "When is the city of Fountain going to start fixing potholes? Is a plan in place yet? By Illinois they are horrible." Answer: Potholes are... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Tolerate hot days with a tasty tart

(Culinary.net) Summer days can be long and boring, especially when the kids are out of school and there is nothing to do around the house as a family. When the minutes creep by and... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Peanut butter perfection

(Culinary.net) If you've ever taken a bite of something and the only word that came to mind was "yum," you know what it's like to experience this dessert. It's fluffy, sweet,... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Widefield High School '60s classes plan reunion

Widefield High School (WHS) classes of the 1960s are invited to a reunion on Friday and Saturday, August 20-21. Sponsored by a committee of volunteers, not a company, the Friday event will take place 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at a venue... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

New office hours

Starting June 14, the Fountain Valley News office hours have changed. We will be open to the public Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. As always, you may call us at 382-5611. If you reach us outside of... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Thompson to run for mayor

The race for mayor of Fountain is getting underway, with longtime council member Sharon Thompson being the first to announce her candidacy. She formally explained her decision to... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Fountain Fall Festival registration now open

An annual Labor Day event that draws thousands of participants and spectators to Olde Town Fountain is now ready for registrations. Vendors, parade entries and sponsors for the... — Updated 6/11/2021

 

Pages of the Past

 — Updated 6/9/2021  PDF

 

Fighting back against rising food prices

This week I scored a grocery discount of $5.21, plus over $6 in free groceries by using the store coupons. Added to that was $12 in free items I took to the local food bank. All of this is because I signed up for another grocery... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Veteran Sheepdogs of America hosts community launch party

Veteran Sheepdogs of America (VSA), a new nonprofit that advocates for veterans, held a launch party at Cockpit Craft Distillery in Colorado Springs recently. Greg Bell and Lonny Ba... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

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. (See tentative reopening update below.) Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only:... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Carrier(s) of the Month: the Moons

Every month we look at which of our many carriers have been nominated for carrier of the month by the very people they deliver to. This month we had something a little bit unusual:... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Skate Park closed for upgrades

The Skate Park at John Metcalfe Park is temporarily closed for upgrades. No public access will be allowed until upgrades are completed. Upgrades are expected to take up to three... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

New thrift store brings goods, outreach to south Fountain

The storefront at 594 S. Santa Fe Ave. that used to house Dick's Rock Shop has now become Connie's Cupboard, a thrift store specializing in helping Fountain residents. Constance "Co... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

News Office hours to change

Starting Monday, June 14, the Fountain Valley News office hours will change. We will be open to the public Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. As always, you may call us at 382-5611. If you reach us outside... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

WHS '60s classes plan reunion

Widefield High School (WHS) classes of the 1960s are invited to a reunion on Friday and Saturday, August 20-21. Sponsored by a committee of volunteers, not a company, the Friday event will take place 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at a venue... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

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