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 By G. Connor Salter    News 

Icy ponds no place for children and pets

It's perhaps the best-known parental warning in winter: "Don't walk on the ice." However, in spite of the obvious dangers, children are frequently seen walking on frozen ponds in th... — Updated 1/13/2021 Full story

 
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Millions of stimulus payments coming by debit card

 WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are sending approximately 8 million second Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card. These... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 
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Chamber News

Upcoming virtual meetings The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Networking Breakfast will be online Jan. 15 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Sign up at www.fountainvalleychamber.com. Dr. Keith Owen, superintendent of... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
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Two arrested for sex assault

Two individuals have been arrested in what authorities describe as an alcohol-induced sexual assault, but investigators believe there may be more victims that have yet to come... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
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Man arrested for child exploitation

A man arrested in Fountain on Thursday was charged with sexual exploitation of a child. The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) said members of the CSPD Internet Crimes Against Children Unit executed a search warrant on Old... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
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Law enforcement warns of unemployment scam

Over the course of the last year, there has been an overwhelming increase in unemployment fraud throughout the United States. Locally, it appears thus far that the illicit activity cannot be tied to any specific group but is... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
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Shooting suspects sought

Authorities are asking for the community's help in identifying suspects from a Dec. 15 armed robbery in Widefield during which a homeowner was shot. The incident occurred on De La... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
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Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: SHANE NORMAN CARTY is a White... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
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County unveils new vaccine info web page

El Paso County Public Health announced the launch of a new vaccine web page to provide information about accessing COVID-19 vaccines. The “How will I get the vaccine?” page offers contacts for vaccine providers, details about... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
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County has new COVID-19 grant funds for businesses

Additional COVID-19 relief funding is now being made available to local businesses, thanks to Senate Bill 20B-001, which was passed by the legislature of the State of Colorado during the December 2020 special session. El Paso... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
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New Payroll Protection Program rolls out this week

With the new $284 billion Congressional appropriation for small business relief, the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) re-opened this week for new borrowers and certain... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
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Pikes Peak Region has busiest building year in a decade

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry in the Pikes Peak region was booming in 2020, leading to a record breaking year at the Pikes Peak Regional Building... — Updated 1/12/2021

 

Wreck kills Fountain woman

A Fountain woman was killed in a crash on I-25 north of Pueblo last Saturday. Amanda Lynn Adams, 35, who is the daughter of newspaper carrier Karen Hoadley, was ejected from the passenger seat when the Ford Explorer she was in... — Updated 1/6/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Restrictions relax slightly

El Paso County commissioners voted unanimously last Thursday morning to apply for the state's 5-Star Certification Program, which could allow restaurants and other businesses to... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

Economic Impact Payments on their way; visit IRS.gov instead of calling for update

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service this week urged people to visit IRS.gov for the most current information on the second round of Economic Impact Payments rather than... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

AARP tax prep starts soon

Each year volunteers from AARP offer to prepare taxes for Seniors on a donation basis out of the Fountain Valley Senior Center. “We will start taking reservations on the Friday, the 15th of January,” Program Director Mark... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

State updates tax info, revenue sites

The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) and Colorado Interactive recently launched the Department’s latest informational website, Tax.Colorado.gov. The tax website is a tool that helps Colorado taxpayers find information on... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

Better Business Bureau offers tips for avoiding common scams

There are thousands of new scams every year, and sometimes, it's challenging to keep up with all of them. However, if you can just remember these 10 tips, more than likely, you... — Updated 1/5/2021

 

Volunteers needed to serve on El Paso County Park Fee Advisory Committee

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Park Fee Advisory Committee. Applications for the open position are due by Feb. 5. The Park Fee Advisory Commit... — Updated 1/5/2021

 

Chamber News: Upcoming virtual meetings

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a virtual Lunch & Learn Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 11:30 a.m. –1 p.m. via Zoom Cost is free for members, $15 for non-members. Grab your favorite lunch and listen to guest speaker... — Updated 1/5/2021

 

PPACG releases Request for Proposal for Model Transportation tech help

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has released the Request for Proposal (RFP) for Model Transportation Technical Assistance. PPACG staff is requesting proposals from professional consultants to provide on-call technical... — Updated 1/5/2021

 

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: SHANE NORMAN CARTY is a White... — Updated 1/5/2021

 

Romance scams on the rise

A military veteran from Colorado Springs thought she met the man of her dreams online, but it turns out he was just a romance scammer claiming to be in the military. Lea Peterson is one of many victims whose experiences are... — Updated 1/5/2021

 

Pikes Peak Summit House closed to visitors

The Pikes Peak Summit House closed indefinitely to visitors effective Monday, Jan. 4. Therefore, there will not be any facilities available at the summit. The highway will still be open to the summit, weather permitting.... — Updated 1/5/2021

 

Housing crisis hotline available to all Coloradans

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Colorado nonprofit housing organization has teamed up with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and the Colorado Division of Housing for the launch of the new Housing Counseling... — Updated 1/5/2021

 

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