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Memorial Day is on Monday

Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May in remembrance of soldiers who have died while serving in the military.   Many families visit cemeteries and clean the grave site, place flowers and flags at the headstone.  Many families visit memorials on Memorial Day to honor those who have died serving in the military.  In Arlington…

Bark in The Park at Metcalfe Park

The 2nd Annual Fountain City Dog Expo will be help at Metcalfe Park in Fountain, Colorado on June 25, 2011 from 10 am until 4 pm.  There will be vendors, vets, adoptions, micro-chipping, doggie massage,police dog demonstration and trainers. Kids Fun Show– judging categories include longest tail, most spots and shortest legs. Kids and Dog…

Kid’s Fishing Derby at Willow Springs Ponds

Kids ages 15 and under can fish free, catch a “big one” and receive prizes at the Willow Springs Ponds in Fountain Creek Regional Park where everyone is a winner. You will learn the basics of fishing, cast for prizes, and catch fish. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.…

Tornado Hits Home Near Fountain

Several tornados were reported in El Paso County on Thursday in Fountain and near the airport.  One tornado touched down near Fountain off  Marksheffel and Peaceful Valley Road damaging a home.  The tornado ripped a hole in the roof of homeowner George Cusic, blew the garage door in and broke windows.  The homeowners were at home when the tornado…

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…