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WSD3 Community Parade 2021 in photos

The WSD3 Community Parade was held Saturday, Sept. 18. See our full album of photos on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EPCFVN... — Updated 9/18/2021 Full story

 

9/11 Remembered

A number of Fountain city departments, including Public Safety and Utilities, conducted a drive-by appreciation parade with messages of thanks to military veterans and first... — Updated 9/18/2021

 

Zucchini contest up and running!

If you have some prize-winners growing in your yard, save one for the Fountain Valley News annual zucchini contest. The contest is open now through Friday, Sept. 17. Each year we... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 

Community organizations, volunteers prepare for Creek Week

The Fountain Creek Watershed needs helping hands, and everyone is invited to participate in the 8th annual Creek Week Cleanup, happening Sept. 25–Oct. 3. This nine-day cleanup... — Updated 9/16/2021

 

WSD3 parade goes back many years

Ask most Fountain Valley locals about the Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) Community Parade, and they'll tell you it's been going on for a while. However, people are not always... — Updated 9/15/2021 Full story

 

Pages of the Past

 — Updated 9/15/2021  PDF

 

Recreation center shuttered again

Well, that certainly didn't last long. My town's recreation center opened last week for indoor walking only – no classes, no basketball, no anything else – then shut down again just as quickly. It seemed like it would be safe:... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By Mel McFarland    Community 

An "Almost" Bad Accident

I recently found an old Colorado Springs newspaper report of an exciting incident which occurred on the Midland line in the Ute Pass in 1890. If you have driven the pass, you know... — Updated 9/15/2021

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Craft fair fundraiser coming soon The annual holiday craft fair will be on Nov. 13. This is one of the senior center’s major fundraisers. Organizers are now recruiting crafters to sell their goods at the fair. There is a small... — Updated 9/15/2021

 

Fountain residents invited to survey, meeting on food needs of community

The Colorado Trust, a foundation focused on helping residents push for the changes they want to see in their community, is hosting a community meeting to discuss food access in the Downtown Fountain area. The Colorado Trust has... — Updated 9/15/2021

 

Community gathers to celebrate return of Fountain Fall Festival

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce put on a fantastic Fountain Fall Festival last weekend. With sunny weather and lots of spectators, the event seemed to be a big success.... — Updated 9/9/2021 Full story

 

Zucchini contest open

If you have some prize-winners growing in your yard, save one for the Fountain Valley News annual zucchini contest. The contest is open Wednesday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Sept.... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

Pages of the Past

 — Updated 9/8/2021  PDF

 

Listen Up: Engage Your Brain With Podcasts

Have you ever listened to a podcast? A podcast is a digital audio or video file that you can access from the internet. They're often in a series that you can tune into one at a time, almost like radio on demand. They're usually... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

Suicide prevention month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. According to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

A Special Train

When I worked at the cog railway, every summer we had special groups. Sometimes they even filled a train. The parking lot was lined with tour buses for companies from somewhere in t... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Craft fair fundraiser coming soon The annual holiday craft fair will be back this year on Nov. 13 (note new date). This is one of the senior center’s major fundraisers. Organizers are now recruiting crafters to sell their goods... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

September Carrier of the Month: Corinthian Burton

Corinthian started working for this paper in March 2020, taking one of the larger routes and immediately impressing customers with his promptness. In fact, he went out of his way... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

WSD3 Community Parade coming

The Widefield School District 3 Community Parade — a favorite annual event for students and residents of the district — will be Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10:30 a.m. It will start at the corner of Fontaine Boulevard and Security... — Updated 9/8/2021 Full story

 

County Parks seeks master plan input

El Paso County has launched EPCountyParkPlan.com, an online forum allowing residents the ability to complete a survey and provide input for the 2021 El Paso County Parks Master Plan.  EPCountyParkPlan.com is being used by El Pa... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

Fountain Fall Festival Tractor Pull

The Rocky Mountain Tractor Pullers Association held a tractor pull at Metcalfe Park on Sunday and Monday. The winners by class (A = Antique 1938 and older, C1 / D1 = Classic 1939... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

An Odd Train

Over between Aspen and Glenwood Springs, starting in the 1890s the two local railroads ran a most unusual train. The Laundry Train was run over the D&RG and the Colorado Midland.... — Updated 9/1/2021

 

Walk to end Alzheimer's returns in person

COLORADO SPRINGS – For the first time in two years, hundreds of family caregivers and friends of Coloradans living with Alzheimer's disease will be able to gather together in the... — Updated 9/1/2021

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Craft fair fundraiser coming soon The annual holiday craft fair will be back this year on Nov. 13 (note new date). This is one of the senior center’s major fundraisers. Organizers are now recruiting crafters to sell their goods... — Updated 9/1/2021

 

Recalling the Fountain Valley's fields of 'white gold'

Fountain Valley "hides its light under a bushel." Newspaper articles from the early 1900s reported the valley was one of the finest sugar beet sections in the country. "Recent tests... — Updated 9/1/2021

 

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