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Scam Alert Classes for Homeowners Part of New and Improved Regional Building Department's Open House

The 2nd Annual Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Open House is this week and everyone is invited to attend any and all of the classes offered. Regional Building has made a few changes this year, including splitting up the days for homeowners an...

 

Food Bank Distribution is Saturday at New Jerusalem Missionary Church in Fountain

Compassion Food Bank representatives will be at the New Jerusalem Missionary Church at 5485 Alegre in Fountain this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to distribute food boxes. Cost is $25 donation and you receive over $150 in groceries. Anyone may...

 

Mobile Hotspots Available at Security Public Library

Mobile Hotspots are now available for checkout at the Security Public Library. The hotspot program allows library card holders to access unlimited, high-speed Internet service anywhere a Sprint signal can be received. Persons can connect up to 10...

 
 By Mel McFarland    Community    May 15, 2019 

Another Garden Story

I mentioned a few of our crops last week, but I have long known that potatoes were a big crop up in the upper Ute Pass area in the 1920s into the 1940s. This story goes back to that area in the 1890s...

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News

* Rural Area Meal Program or RAMP, is for individuals age 60 and over who live in El Paso County. This program is for older adults who are not able to get to the nearest congregate meal site. This includes individuals needing assistance due to...

 

Fountain Library Hosts Senior Events

HEALTHY LIVING FOR THE BODY AND BRAIN: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH Wednesday, May 22, 1-2 p.m. For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and...

 

Fountain Spring Clean Up Day at Landfill is May 18

The City of Fountain Spring Clean Up is set for 7 a.m.-Noon Saturday, May 18, at the Waste Connection’s Landfill (continue past 8900 Squirrel Creek, 2½ miles out on Squirrel Creek from Link Rd.) Fountain residents may pay $10 a standard pickup tru...

 

Recycling Center Open Three Days a Week and First Saturday of Month

The Fountain Recycling Center located at the Lorraine Center, 301 E. Iowa Ave., in Fountain is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is also open the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....

 

Democrats will Host County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez at May 13 Meeting

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will have its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Monday, May 13.  County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez will be the guest speaker.   The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a...

 

Mobile Hotspots Available at Security Public Library

Mobile Hotspots are now available for checkout at the Security Public Library, The hotspot program allows library card holders to access unlimited, high-speed Internet service anywhere a Sprint signal can be received. Persons can connect up to 10...

 
 By Mel McFarland    Community    May 8, 2019

Springtime Plans?

Here we are, maybe we can plant gardens now, but then again maybe it will snow again! When it comes to gardens, it seems fewer and fewer family gardens are seen in our yards. You might be surprised...

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

For more information about the Silver Key Connections Cafe´, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Silver Key Connections Cafe´, meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde...

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News

* Rural Area Meal Program or RAMP, is for individuals age 60 and over who live in El Paso County. This program is for older adults who are not able to get to the nearest congregate meal site. This includes individuals needing assistance due to...

 

Spring Clean Up: City Offering Curbside Pickup for Seniors Service or Fountain Residents Only

Spring Clean Up: City Offering Curbside Pickup for Seniors Service or Fountain Residents Only In conjunction with the annual Spring Clean Up, the City of Fountain and the City of Fountain Street Division is offering curbside pickup for senior...

 

Fountain Library Hosts Senior Events

HEALTHY LIVING FOR THE BODY AND BRAIN: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH Wednesday, May 22, 1-2 p.m. For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and...

 

Security Public Library Seeking to Write the Story of Security-Widefield Residents/History

Security Public Library staff is in the process of collecting and preserving stories from Security-Widefield residents. “Nestled between two prominent cities, Security-Widefield is a distinctive community with a vibrant and rich history,” a...

 

New Mustang Foal Named Marvel

The new wild foal pictured with its mother at Sand Wash Basin in northwestern Colorado has a most fitting and timely name - Marvel. This newspaper's Assistant Editor/Advertising Salesperson Geof...

 

Fountain Valley Senior Center News

* Rural Area Meal Program or RAMP, is for individuals age 60 and over who live in El Paso County. This program is for older adults who are not able to get to the nearest congregate meal site. This...

 

Silver Key Connections Cafe´

Thursday, April 25 Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce, Broccoli, Tossed Salad, Peaches, Raisin Nut Cup Friday, April 26 Sloppy Joe, Carrots, Coleslaw, Pineapple, Sugar Cookie Monday, April 29 Baked Ziti w/ Sausage & Marinara, Cauliflower, Caesar...

 

Community Soup Kitchen on Friday Evenings Open to All

The First United Methodist Church of Fountain soup kitchen from 4-6 p.m. every Friday is open to anybody who would like a bowl of hot soup and great fellowship with neighbors. More groups to help host and prepare meals are sought. The church is...

 

Recycling Center Open Three Days a Week

The Fountain Recycling Center located at the Lorraine Center, 301 E. Iowa Ave., in Fountain is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for more details....

 

Why is Your Mom Your Hero?

This week we are inviting readers of all ages to tell us about your mother and why she is your hero! A few of the submissions (as space allows) will be printed in our next issue, just in time to surprise her for Mothers Day! Please email your “My...

 

Wood?

We do not often think that our major product might be wood. The first building material for Denver was from the Pike's Peak Region's forests. Not only that but it came from Black Forest. Early rancher...

 

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