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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…

Delays at Peterson AFB and Schriever AFB

For Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, and Cheyenne Mountain AFS, delayed reporting is in effect for Feb. 18 for all non-mission essential personnel. Regardless of duty hours, personnel shall depart their residence no earlier than 9:30 a.m. to ensure staggered reporting at the installation. It is important for non-mission essential personnel to comply with delayed reporting.…

Military Delays for February 14th

Peterson-Schriever Garrison: *For Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, Cheyenne Mountain AFS delayed reporting is in effect for Sun., Feb. 14 for all non-mission essential personnel. Regardless of duty hours, personnel shall depart their residence no earlier than 9:30 a.m. to ensure staggered reporting at the installation. It is important for non-mission essential personnel to comply with delayed…

Colorado Springs Lucky Lottery Winners

Colorado had a weekend of big winners. Check out the winning ticket locations below and be sure to check your tickets! Friday, Jan. 8:🍀 A winning Mega Millions ticket worth $10,000 sold at Bob’s Liquor at 3519 N. El Paso St. in Colorado Springs. Saturday, Jan. 9:🍀 A winning Powerball ticket worth $100,000 sold at King Soopers…

New ADA Playground at Fountain Mesa Park

FOUNTAIN, CO:   Fountain’s kids have a lot to be excited about, as the City of Fountain completed installation of new, fully accessible playground equipment at Fountain Mesa Park.   The new equipment is available for ages 2-12 and up, and includes play features that ensure all of Fountain’s children have the opportunity to play, explore, learn…

Annual Fountain Tree Lighting

While this years event will look a bit different, we are excited to bring you this updated tree lighting experience! Due to COVID, and the current mandates, attendance is limited and registration is required. Registration will open at 3pm, November 17th. Register at FountainColorado.org

Road Closure on Caballero and Fortman Ave on November 16 – 23

El Paso County Department of Public Works has contracted with HR Green and Clark Land Surveying to locate underground utilities in the intersection of Fountain Mesa Road and Caballero Avenue. The contractor will begin the locating operation with planned street closures from November 16th through November 27th for coring, locating and patching operations. Road closures will be…

Movie at the Park Friday

It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! Please join us for a wicked good time as we dress up and enjoy a Movie in the Park! Lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray and flashlights are recommended. (Inclement weather may delay or cancel events. Follow the City of Fountain on Facebook for updates!) Help us support a…

Colorado Storm Coming

A winter snow storm is coming to Colorado. Temperatures will be dropping down to the low 30’s according to weather.com. Remember to disconnect waters hoses outdoors. If the temperature drops below 20 degrees, keep one or two indoor faucets running slowly to prevent water lines from freezing. Get more Winter Maintenance Tips from RENTEC DIRECT.…

Colorado Springs Balloon Festival 2020

The 44-year Colorado Springs tradition of a hot air balloon event on Labor Day weekend will continue with the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off on September 5-6. In the spirit of community and innovation, event organizers Hot Apple Productions, LLC and the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation plan to bring hot air balloons to residents…

Colorado Springs Parade of Homes

The annual Colorado Springs Parade of Homes will be from September 11 through Sunday, September 27, 200. Homes are opens from 10 am to 6 pm and are closed on Monday and Tuesday. General Admission Tickets Tickets are $17 for ages 16 and older.  Kids 15 and younger are free. ​Complimentary Military Tickets  Thank you…

Metcalfe Farmers Market

The Fountain Farmers Market takes place on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 p.m. at 618 E. Ohio Ave, Fountain, CO. Find fresh produce, arts and crafts and food trucks . The market is oven every Saturday and ends on September 5, 2020.

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.