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Fountain entrepreneur revisits life in documentary

Ask about Dr. John Williams and people who know him will probably mention one of two things. Many will talk about how accomplished Williams is. The Fountain resident has multiple... — Updated 10/30/2020


Because you asked...

Question: What or who is Adams Open Space named after? Answer: Thanks to Pam Owens and Dorothy Christian Boyd, we have established that Adams Open Space is named after George David... — Updated 10/30/2020


Toast pumpkin seeds for a nutritious treat

Pumpkins are one of the highpoints of the fall harvest. The fruit originated in Central America. Pumpkins - like cantaloupes, cucumbers and squash - belong to the Cucurbitaceae, or... — Updated 10/28/2020


Fun Halloween popcorn recipes

Pumpkin Heads Get the kiddos in the Halloween spirit with this fun kitchen project! Yield: 12 Cups Ingredients • 12 cups popped popcorn • 1/4 cup light corn syrup • 2... — Updated 10/28/2020


Spooktacular displays

The News Staff asked for reader suggestions to find some of the more outstanding Halloween displays around the area. From silly to spooky, and friendly to freaky, these homes have... — Updated 10/28/2020


Pages of the Past

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How to make candy-infused vodka

Candy-infused vodka is growing in popularity, and it's an indulgence that you partake in every once in a while. It's a great way to get rid of any extra candy laying around from... — Updated 10/28/2020


How to prevent sugar overload

On Halloween, children often bring home hoards of candy, while parents hope it's gone before the kids eat their weight in chocolate. To keep children (and yourself) from... — Updated 10/28/2020

 By Matilda Charles    Community 

Online scammers eye holiday shoppers

Holiday shopping online is one of our annual rituals, at least for a portion of the gifts we want to buy, but with COVID making in-person shopping too risky, a much larger percentage of us are likely to shop online. That’s what... — Updated 10/28/2020


Keep pets safe on Halloween by avoiding dangerous treats

As Halloween approaches, Trupanion, a leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs, scanned its database of more than 530,000 pets and found that historically there is a noticeable increase in chocolate toxicity claims beginning n... — Updated 10/28/2020


Tree sculpture brings joy to area resident

When Deb McCloskey moved to her Widefield home in the 1980s, one of the big attractions was the majestic cottonwood tree in the front yard. McCloskey recalls it was perhaps 65 feet... — Updated 10/28/2020


Children's Hospital offers Halloween safety tips

Halloween is supposed to be a night of frights — but only the imaginary kind. To ensure a safe and fun holiday, plan ahead and follow these Halloween safety tips from Children's Hospital Colorado's pediatric experts. Dangers for... — Updated 10/28/2020


Be safe when decorating with candles & electrical lighting

As families find creative ways to celebrate Halloween in response to COVID-19, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urges everyone to keep fire safety in mind,... — Updated 10/28/2020

 By Karen Mallinger    Community 

The scariest thing about Halloween

October always brings Halloween. I personally hate this holiday for a myriad of reasons. But one of the biggest reasons for my distaste for this holiday is the immense amount of... — Updated 10/28/2020

 By Donna Erickson    Community 

Donna's Day: Creative Family Fun

Remember who ran for president and vice president against Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in 1984? Sitting around our dinner table, it took a while for my kids to answer. In... — Updated 10/28/2020


Chest CT can't replace screening mammogram

DEAR DOCTOR: I am due to have a mammogram in July, but around the same time I am supposed to have a chest CT as a follow-up to my chondrosarcoma cancer. I have a CT every other... — Updated 10/27/2020


Commit to getting the care you need as you age

(Family Features) Older adults in America are living longer lives and will outnumber people under the age of 18 by nearly 500,000 by 2034, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.... — Updated 10/27/2020


Seniors invited to trunk or treat

Fountain Valley Senior Center will host a Trunk or Treat for Seniors on Friday, Oct. 30, from 1-3 p.m. at the center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain. Seniors and Caregivers welcome. Wear your costumes, enjoy some Halloween music... — Updated 10/27/2020


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 10/27/2020


Herb of the Month: Echinacea

In keeping with the theme of immunity this month, I'm going to present an herb that many of you are familiar with – Echinacea. Many of you may have this in your garden. There are... — Updated 10/21/2020


NextFifty Initiative recommends retirement safety measures

Retirement is usually portrayed as the time individuals fulfill lifelong goals and do everything they couldn't when they were younger and had little spending money. Unfortunately,... — Updated 10/21/2020


Lunch & Learn: Medicare

A Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn this Thursday, Oct. 22, will feature Robin Depies with Medicare Resource. The free Zoom webinar will be 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Pre-register at In this... — Updated 10/21/2020


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 10/21/2020

 By Karin Hill    Community

Construction begins on affordable senior apartments

A new 60-unit senior living development is officially under construction in Fountain near Safeway and the Cross Creek neighborhood. Villas at Mesa Ridge is a planned apartment... — Updated 10/21/2020


Celebrating Arts Month

People gather in the courtyard in front of Fountain City Hall to listen to Robert Beard perform a variety of songs on guitar on Monday night. All week long, the city is celebrating... — Updated 10/21/2020


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