Colorado

Military Members Get Free Admission to State Parks in August

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Active duty, veterans and National Guard members will get Free Admission into Colorado’s State parks during the month of August. State Parks near Colorado Springs: Cheyenne Mountain State Park Eleven Mile Lake Pueblo Mueller Spinney Mountain Other Military benefits include: Free entry to state parks on November, 11 on…

Near Drowning Prompts Call for Paddleboarders to Wear Life Vests

Colorado – As stand-up paddleboards become more and more popular, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds paddlers to wear personal floatation devices when using this watercraft. A man at Ridgway State Park nearly drowned on June 13; he was not wearing a PFD and fell off his board when the wind picked up and stirred the…

Brett Ackerman to lead CPW’s Southeast Region

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Brett Ackerman, a commissioned wildlife officer with deep experience in parks and wildlife law and in a variety of leadership roles has been appointed as the new Southeast Region Manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Ackerman, who has served as Deputy Southeast Region Manager since 2014, was selected by Dan Prenzlow,…

Colorado State Patrol is investigating a Bus Crash

Pueblo County – At around 2:30 p.m. the Colorado State Patrol responded to a commercial vehicle bus crash on Southbound I-25 near mile point 109. There were 15 passengers on the bus and one was killed as a result of the crash. The driver was also declared deceased at the scene of the crash. The…

COLORADO SPRINGS AIRPORT RECEIVES “AIRPORT OF THE YEAR” AWARD

WATKINS, CO – The Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) was distinguished as the “2019 Colorado Airport of the Year” by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Division of Aeronautics.  The award was presented on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Colorado Airport Operator’s Association (CAOA) Spring Conference in Greeley, Colorado. This is the first award…

CSP Trooper struck and killed on I-70

COLORADO – A Trooper with the Colorado State Patrol was struck by a vehicle and killed in the line of duty on Friday, June 14. At approximately 9:40 PM, Trooper William Moden, 37, was working on a crash scene on eastbound Interstate 70 near mile post 234.  While investigating the crash outside of his patrol…

What’s Hot & Happening This Weekend June 14 -16

Welcome to the weekend, Fountain Valley! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’ve been sharing what we love like crazy on the blog! Friday • Security Fire Department Pool Party – Pi-Ute Park: 805 Main Street, Security, CO @ 5:30 – 8:30 pm Event Link First & Main Summer Concert: Kerry Pastine & The…

What’s Hot & Happening This Weekend

Welcome to the weekend, Fountain Valley! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’ve been sharing what we love like crazy on the blog! Be sure to leave us a comment and let us know what your favorite tad-bit was…Now, onto the fun! Friday Meadow Grass Music Festival – La Foret Conference & Retreat Center,…

A Hiker’s How-To: Proper Etiquette 

By Darcy Mount: Senior Ranger Cheyenne Mountain State Park COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado has a reputation for our outdoorsy ways and adventurous attitudes. We love to raft and kayak in whitewater, such as in the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area. We water ski at places like Lake Pueblo State Park. We plunge down snowpacked mountainsides…

Two Fountain-Fort Carson High School Teachers Honored

The Boettcher Foundation announced in April that it is recognizing a group of standout Colorado teachers for their impact and dedication to students.  Band teacher Josh Race and  science teacher Tobin Chandler from FFCHS teachers are month the group to be recognized for 2019 As part of the Boettcher Scholarship program, which provides Colorado’s most…