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 By Karin Hill    Community 

Homelessness and the law

Balancing the rights of individuals and the needs of the surrounding community is one of the challenges law enforcement agencies face when dealing with homeless people and camps.... — Updated 5/18/2022

 
 By Julie K. Shavin    Community 

Wag of the Week

Hi dog-lovers: Shasta, Buddy, and Paris are still waiting on foster or forever homes. Please share if you can. There are also Tumbleweed dogs for fostering/adopting, from... — Updated 5/17/2022

 

South Powers extension study begins with public open house

El Paso County, in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), has initiated a study on a proposed extension of South Powers Boulevard (CO 21). The project... — Updated 5/17/2022

 

Travels with Tyrone

Tyrone, a Great Dane who helps his human deliver newspapers on our business route every Wednesday, snaps up some sandwich meat from the guys at SS Subs, 336 Main St. in Security.... — Updated 5/17/2022

 

Pages of the Past

 — Updated 5/17/2022  PDF

 

Rix Quinn - Health Maintenance

Did you ever have a perfect day, 24 hours when everything went right? I had one yesterday, and it scared me. I woke up at seven, feeling great. That’s crazy, because if I breathe normally before my morning coffee, something’s... — Updated 5/17/2022

 

2022 Yellow Book now available for pick-up

The Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging has announced the release of the Annual Senior Information and Assistance Directory (“Yellow Book”). The Yellow Book offers invaluable information on more than 800 services for older adults... — Updated 5/17/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Regular events (See full event list at the center.) Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30–12:30. There is a suggested donation of $3.50 for Seniors over 60 and a required $7.50 for those under 60. Reservations are... — Updated 5/17/2022

 

Fountain Youth Council visits State Capitol

Sponsored by State Rep. Mary Bradfield, the Fountain Youth Council was invited to Denver where they witnessed the process of passing legislation, and took a tour guided by... — Updated 5/17/2022

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On May 18, 1783, the first United Empire Loyalists, known to American Patriots as Tories, arrive in what is now New Brunswick, Canada, to take refuge under the British crown. Loyalist refugees in western... — Updated 5/17/2022

 

Great American Cleanup

Many volunteers help with cleanup The City of Fountain, Neighborhood Services Division, hosted two area groups in support of the Great America Cleanup Project on April 30.... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

Congressional Art Competition on display at Springs Airport

Andrew Bailey, a student at Fountain-Fort Carson High School whose photographs have been featured in this newspaper numerous times, soon will have his artwork featured in Washington... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

Pages of the Past

 — Updated 5/10/2022  PDF

 

MOMENTS IN TIME

The History Channel * On May 11, 1997, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov resigns after 19 moves in a game against Deep Blue, a chess-playing computer developed by IBM scientists. It was the sixth and final game of their match, which... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Rix Quinn    Community

Rix Quinn - Generations

I’m a Baby Boomer with several Millennial friends. I don’t know if it’s because they value my wisdom, or because they find it amusing to watch me type text messages using only my index finger. Since many of us work from home... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

Happy Older Americans Month

Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation's observance of Older Americans Month. In 2022, ACL will be focusing on aging in place – how older... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Regular events (See full event list at the center.) Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30–12:30. There is a suggested donation of $3.50 for Seniors over 60 and a required $7.50 for those under 60. Reservations are... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

Wag of the Week

Hi folks, pictured here is Shasta, a dog who is, well, waiting for you. Please check our website for more info on her. We still need fosters and permanent homes for our dogs (if a... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

Sensory night a big hit with kids

Well over 100 people enjoyed Autism Night Out at Fountain Fire Station No. 1 on April 26. The event was designed for families to enjoy sitting on emergency vehicles, trying out... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

Travels with Tyrone

One of the newer members of the Fountain Valley News staff is Tyrone, a Great Dane who helps his human deliver newspapers on our business route every Wednesday. Folks along the... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

New state-of-the art water treatment facility complete for Stratmoor Hills

The Stratmoor Hills Water District and Board of Directors are proud to celebrate the completion of a $3 million centralized water treatment facility. The water treatment plant,... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

The Legacy of the Christian Family - A Railroad Family

William B. Christian brought his family to Fountain in 1891 from Tennessee, 27 years after the Civil War. First stop was Seneca, MO. Lee, the oldest son, was 20 years old and... — Updated 5/4/2022

 

Fall Festival gets 'Back in the Saddle' with 2022 theme

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the theme of this year's Fountain Fall Festival will be "Back in the Saddle" - a nod to Fountain's agricultural roots and... — Updated 5/4/2022

 

Travels with Tyrone

One of the newer members of the Fountain Valley News staff is Tyrone, a Great Dane who helps his human deliver newspapers on our business route every Wednesday. Folks along the... — Updated 5/3/2022

 

Metcalfe Park renovations

Some residents noticed the play structures at Metcalfe Park demolished recently. Prior to that, there had been caution tape up for several weeks. According to Fountain City Clerk... — Updated 5/3/2022

 

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