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6th Annual Small Business Veterans Conference to be Held

The Small Business Administration and Small Business Develpment Center will be holding its 6th Annual Small Business Verterans Conference.  The purpose of the Veterans conference is to ensure that Veteran businesses successfully start, grow and prosper in Colorado. To help reach this goal, there will be a 2-day event full of speakers, classes, counseling, resources,…

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group at Security Public Library

A new Multiple Sclerosis support group is starting June 10, 2011 at the Security Public Library, 705 Aspen drive. The group will meet every 2nd Friday of the month from 11am – 1pm.  These groups offer an opportunity for MS clients and family members to give and receive support and feedback for the accomplishments and challenges…

Fountain Creek Spring Bird Count

The annual Fountain Creek Spring Bird Count is on Saturday, May 14, 7:00 am tp 11:00 a.m. Beginning to advanced birders are invited to observe and record the numbers of bird species and populations found in the Fountain Creek Regional Park during the height of the spring migration. Reservations Required ($5 donation, RR) For more…

Congratulations Fountain Valley Senior Class of 2011

Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2011.  At this special time in your life remember the words of Walt Disney,  “All our dream can come true…if we have the courage to pursue them”. Fountain-Fort Carson High School Graduation Date:  Saturday, May 28, 2011 Time: 9:00 am -1:00 pm Location:  Fountain-Fort Carson High School 900 Jimmy Camp…

Prescription Drug Disposal Day

by LIZ ALEXANDER On April 30, 2011 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)  and local law enforcement agencies will have a one day Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. The statewide event will give the public an opportunity to dispose of pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement for destruction.   The event will be from…

City of Fountain Clean Up Weeks

by LIZ ALEXANDER The City of Fountain Clean Up Week event starts on May 2, 2011 to May 11, 2011.  This is the time to clean up and get a new start.  All items must be at the curbside by 7:00 am on the day of the scheduled pick up for your area.  There is a…

Police Looking for Missing Fountain Woman

The Fountain Police need your help in finding Jamie M Essig who has been missing for nearly a month. On April 14, 2011, the Fountain Police Department was contacted by a family member of Jamie M. Essig, who said Jamie had not telephoned as expected and missed an appointment. Her family said this is unusual behavior…

Hazerdous Material Spill in Monument

MONUMENT, CO Over 250 homes in the Monument area were evacuated on April 20 due to a leak of hydrochloric acid from a tanker on a northbound Burlington Northern Sante Fe train.  The vapor leak was noticed by a train going in the opposite direction.  The northbound train was stopped just inside the town of Monument where it was…

Fountain Creek Family Fun Day

Fountain Creek Nature Center invites parents & children to play outdoors on Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Fountain Creek Family Fun Day. You can catch bugs with sweep nets, discover pond critters, enjoy puppet shows, birding and craft activities, musical entertainment, solar oven s’mores, water demos, face painting, balloon animals, and…

Fountain Community Night Out

The 13th Annual Fountain Community Night Out is on Tuesday April 19, 2011 at Fountain-Fort Carson High School.  The featured guest speaker will be Justin Armour, Head Football Coach for Manitou Springs High School and Former NFL Player.  The High School Art Contest winners will be announced at the event. There will be display booths by local…