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Colorado State Minimum Wage to Increase In 2012

The Colorado state Minimum Wage will increase to $7.64 per hour from the current $7.36 per hour starting on January 1, 2012. If an employee is covered by federal and Colorado state minimum wage laws, the employer must pay the higher minimum wage.  Article XVIII, Section 15, of the Colorado Constitution, requires the  Colorado Minimum…

Tree Lighting Celebration in Widefield

The Widefield Community Center is holding its 6th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Widefield Community Center located at 705 Aspen Drive, Colorado Springs, CO on Tuesday, December 6th from 5:30 am to 7:30 pm. Santa will be there so bring your camera. Dress warm as temperatures will be cold. There will be hayrides,…

Fountain Valley Veterans Day Memorial

Fountain Valley will be dedicating its new Veterans Memorial at Mayors Park (by the Caboose) during its annual Veterans Day Ceremony.  The Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial Day event will be held on Friday, November 11 at 1:00 pm.  There will be guest speakers from local Military and Civilian communities.  Everyone is invited to attend this special…

Family Dollar Grand Opening

Family Dollar in Fountain, CO is now open and will be holding their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 8:00 am. The new location is located off Mesa Ridge behind McDonald’s at 6960 Mesa Ridge Parkway, in Fountain, CO  80817.

Fountain Valley Business Owners Expo

Calling all Fountain Valley Business Owners!  Fountain Valley  business owners can showcase their company at the 2011 Fountain Valley Fall Business Expo.  The Fountain Valley Fall Business Expo will be on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. at the Valley Events Center located at 6436 S. Hwy 85 Suite R in Fountain, Colorado. The…

Harvest Moon Dance in Fountain

The Harvest Moon Dance, Haunted House and Trick or Treat Street will start at 4:00 pm on October 15, 2011.  The Harvest Moon Dance, Haunted House and Trick or Treat Street Walk will take place at the City Hall Plaza at 116 S. Main Street in Fountain, Colorado.  There will be food, music, contest and…

17 Year Old Peyton Girl Dies in Car Crash

PEYTON, CO – Colorado State Patrol The Colorado State Patrol said a 17 year old girl from Peyton died Saturday after her car went off the road near Curtis Road and Garrett Road in El Paso County.  As the girl neared the intersection, the girl steered to the left, which caused the Saturn to begin…

Widefield Community Parade 2011

Widefield School District 3 will be holding its annual Community Parade on Saturday October 8, 2011.  The Widefield Community parade is hosted by Widefield High School and will start at 10:30 am in the Big R parking lot.  The parade will leave the Big R parking lot and go west onto Fontaine Blvd.  The Community…

Bond at the Pond

by LIZ ALEXANDER The Fountain Creek Nature Center is inviting Grandparents, parents, mentors and kids to the “Bond at the Pond” event on Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 9:30 am to Noon. The Bond at the Pond event is part of the “No Child Left Inside” program. The Fountain Creek Nature Center Bond at the…

3 Killed Near Fountain in Fatal Crash

FOUNTAIN, COLORADO – The Colorado State Patrol has identified the victims of the fatal crash near Fountain, Colorado.  Michael Russell age 36 of Colorado Springs, Binu George age 38 of Pueblo West and Aleysa George age 36 of Pueblo West were all killed on I-25 near Fountain when one of the drivers went the wrong way on I-25 and hit…