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Veterans Benefit in Colorado

The most underused Veteran benefit in Colorado in 2020 according to VAntage Point: “Colorado has a free Lifetime Fish & Game small game license for Veterans 60% or more service connected.” – Richard J. Tremaine, director, Division of Veterans Affairs Veterans can learn more at www.Colorado.Gov/Vets. Find benefits for your state.

Business Networking Breakfast

Join the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce for Breakfast on the first and third Friday of every month to network with other business owners and learn something new from our guest speaker. They will hold the July 17th Breakfast in-person located at IHOP from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. and will have an option for…

Fort Carson Fireworks Update

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division will host its Independence Day Fireworks Celebration for Department of Defense ID cardholders and their dependents only at 9:20 p.m. tentatively on Saturday at Iron Horse Park. Patrons are required to stay in the proximity of their vehicle (tailgate, truck bed, etc.).  If they…

Fort Carson, City of Colorado Springs Plan Special Independence Day Tribute

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division, in cooperation with the city of Colorado Springs, and several other community organizations, have planned a Black Hawk helicopter flyover from approximately 6:55 – 8p.m., Saturday.    The flyover is a special Independence Day tribute to honor the military men and women, past and…

July 4th Events in Colorado Springs

This year residents are encouraged to celebrate the 4th of July “from their porch” and look to one of the nine locations ​displaying fireworks while tuning their radios to​ Sunny 106.3 FM​, ​Y96.9 FM, KCME 88.7 FM, 92.9 Peak FM, or AM 740 KVOR​ ​to hear the concert broadcast. The fireworks will also be broadcast…

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Reopens in 3 Phases

After being closed to the public since March 17 due to COVID-19 restrictions, which is the longest closure in our 94-year history, we are now able to welcome our members and guests back to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! We have put many precautions in place, so you can feel comfortable and confident during your visit to the…

Fountain Creek Nature Center Now Open

Fountain Creek Nature Center is now open to the public. To combat the spread of COVID 19, we strongly encourage visitors to wear masks. At this time, we are limiting the number of visitors at one time to 9 individuals and we ask that you maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other…

Fountain Virtual City Council Meeting

Virtual City Council Meeting Instructions To register for the Fountain City Council Meeting on June 1st on June 01, 2020 6:00 PM MDT at, Click Below: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please click the links below for additional information on how to participate in the Virtual City Council Meeting…

Fountain Parks & Open Space

The City opened its parks on May 04, 2020 but please note restrooms remain closed.  Trails and Open Spaces remain available for public use, as long as social distancing is practiced.  Here are some additional guidelines: Playgrounds, pavilions and other gathering spaces are closed. These areas are considered high risk for increasing transmission. No organized…

Three more COVID-19 outbreaks reported in El Paso County

Tue, 05/19/2020 El Paso County, CO – Three more confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported in El Paso County.   Public Health is working to make information regarding confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks in El Paso County available on our website. Outbreaks are currently listed on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s outbreak data page. This information is currently updated on a weekly…

Veteran of the Year Nominations

Do you know an outstanding veteran? Someone who has demonstrated not only exemplary military service, but also strong community service, and support for veterans in the community? If the answer is yes, you should nominate them for El Paso County’s 2020 Veteran of the year! Nominations are now open for this year’s award. Nominees must…

Stay Bear Aware

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – Colorado Springs, CO – American black bears in Colorado have come out hibernation, and they’ll be hungry after a winter in the den. Although we don’t have any native species of black bears at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, we’re advocates for doing all we can to keep wild animals wild. No matter…

Drive-Through COVID-19 Site Now Open to Anyone With Symptoms

The FEMA-sponsored COVID-19 testing site, in partnership with UCHealth, which was previously only open to seniors, health care workers and first responders, is now open to ANYONE with symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath). Those with symptoms can visit the drive-through testing site located at 175 S. Union Boulevard (back parking lot) on…

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce Town Hall Invitations

Colorado – Join us on Tuesday, April 21 for a telephone town hall with Congressman Doug Lamborn.  Register Here. Join us again on Wednesday, April 22 for a telephone town hall with your state delegation from El Paso County.  Register Here.  Confirmed participants include Senators Bob Gardner, Dennis Hisey, Paul Lundeen, and Pete Lee; and…

Stay at Home Order Enforcement

The following is a cross-post from the City of Colorado Springs, shared via the City’s social media accounts on 4-6-2020. “We have had many questions on the enforcement of the governor’s stay at home order regarding both business and individual activities. We implore residents to follow the order and to stay at home except for…

Full Stay At Home Order From Governor Polis

COLORADO – On March 25, 2020 Gov. Polis announced a statewide stay-at-home order beginning on Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 a.m. and will last until April 11, 2020. The Governor also provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and actions taken to limit the spread of the virus. Messages went out via phone…