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Labor Day Balloon Lift Off

This years Labor Day Balloon Lift Off in Colorado Springs will have nearly 80 balloons filling our skies. The event takes place on September 4th to the 6th at Memorial Park at 5:30 am. Balloon s lift off at 7:00 am. This is a free event for the whole family. Bring your chairs, camera and…

Celebrate Colorado Day!

Colorado Parks and Wildlife celebrates Colorado Day on the ​first Monday in August ​with free entrance into all state parks. ​ Colorado has 42 state parks you can visit on Colorado Day. Get out your hiking boots and venture out to explore Colorado’s state parks on Monday, August 2, 2021. Colorado State Park Map

El Paso County Fair Starts July 9th

El Paso County Fair Friday starts on July 9th at 7:00 pm. There will be rides, food and fun. Everyone loves a good carnival and what better way to celebrate than taking a ride (or 10) at the El Paso County Fair. HOURS:Friday, July 9: 7:00 pm -11:00 pmSaturday, July 10: 11:00 am -11 pmSunday,…

Thunder in the Valley Cruise & Car Show

The annual Thunder in the Valley Cruise and Car Show will be in Fountain, Colorado on July 9th and 10th. Friday evening there will be a cruise. The car show will be on Saturday at Metcalf Park from 9 am to 2 pm. Enjoy the Classic Cars, food vendors and music. The Thunder in the…

Senior Property Tax Exemption 2021

El Paso County, Colorado – El Paso County Assessor Steve Schleiker has good news for local seniors: the senior citizen tax exemption was funded for the tax year 2021, payable in 2022. The Colorado Constitution allows property tax exemptions for the primary residence of qualifying senior citizens. For those who qualify, 50% of the first…

Celebrate July 4th Festivities

Colorado Springs celebrates July 4th with Symphony on Your Porch. There will be no public access, and residents are encouraged to watch from their homes. Colorado Springs Banning Lewis Ranch The Broadmoor Cherokee Ridge Golf Course Garden of the Gods Resort and Club The Club at Flying Horse Patty Jewett Golf Course Several local radio…

July 4th Pancake Breakfast in Security

The Security Fire Department is hosting its annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast in Security, Colorado at the Fire Station located at 400 Security Blvd. Firefighters cooking up a Fourth of July Breakfast This years event is on July 4, 2021starting at 6:00 am and runs through 11:00 am.  Fire Truck on displayCome and see…

Fountain Fall Festival 2021

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to have the Fountain Fall Festival & Parade returning on Labor Day, September 6th, 2021! Our theme this year is Dancing Through The Decades. Registration is now open for event vendors and sponsors. Please visit our website for full details and to reserve a booth. www.fountainvalleychamber.com

City of Fountain Curfew Hours

Kids will be out of school this week so we wanted to remind everyone of the City of Fountain curfew times and park hours. City of Fountain curfew information for those under 18 years old: Sunday – Thursday 10:00 PMFriday & Saturday 12:00 AM During curfew hours juveniles are not allowed to: be out walking…

Aga Splash Pad Opens on Friday

Aga Splash Pad opens on May 28, 2021 and is a great place to take the kids on a hot summer day. Aga Park and Splash Pad is located at 507 N El Paso St, Fountain, CO 80817 Aga Splash Pad

Let’s work together to keep our wildlife wild

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Colorado Parks and Wildlife is the agency tasked with managing wildlife for the state of Colorado and for future generations. The agency often hears from citizens who want to “help” wildlife, however helping means keeping “hands off.” By allowing our wildlife to retain their natural, healthy wild instincts, we show our respect for their wild…

Widefield Movies at The Park 2021

Widefield Parks and Recreation is announcing their Summer Lineup of Movies on the Field for 2021. Movies will be on Friday’s and Date Night Movies on Thursday. Food trucks are available during the movie. Their will be designated area for family groups. Check our Event Calendar for movie dates and times and events in the…

Schriever Conducts Training, Loud Noises Expected

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The 50th Civil Engineer Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base is scheduled to conduct tactical convoy operations training tomorrow, March 18, on the southeast portion of the base. The operations will include several training aids that may produce loud noises in the surrounding areas between noon and 4 p.m.…

Peterson Commissary and BX Closed

Peterson-Schriever Garrison:The garrison commander has directed base closure for Schriever AFB to all personnel effective immediately. For Schriever AFB, personnel do not report to work March 14, 2021 and mission essential personnel are to remain on duty until relieved. The garrison commander has directed a mission essential only posture at Peterson AFB and Cheyenne Mountain…

Colorado Springs man banned from hunting after three-county poaching spree

March 1, 2021 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Colorado Springs man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor poaching charges in three counties likely will never legally hunt again in Colorado or 47 other states after a Colorado Parks and Wildlife hearing examiner permanently suspended his hunting privileges. Iniki Vike Kapu, 28, had been accused by Colorado…

Fountain Creek Nature Center Is Open

Fountain Creek Nature Center is now open to the public, with limited capacity, Tuesday through Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The center may close for 30 minutes mid-day for a cleaning or at other times to accommodate programming. MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER AND MUST COMPLETELY COVER NOSE AND MOUTH WHILE IN THE…