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2011 PPWFC Job Fair

The Pikes Peak Work Force will be holding its 2011 Spring Job Fair on April 14, 2011.  Are you looking for a job?  This is the place to start.  There will be over forty companies at the job fair from the City of Colorado Springs to Progressive Insurance.  Bring several copies of your resume to give to…

Tax Day Deadline is April 18

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that they have one week remaining until the April 18 filing deadline and that they can use IRS Free File to do their taxes or file an extension. As of March 25, the IRS has received more than 82 million individual income tax returns, which is 58 percent…

Fountain 2010 Population 25,846

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the 2010 census counted 25,846 people living in the city of Fountain.  The count was conducted in April 2010. The population is made of  5,003 (16.3%) Hispanic residents, 2,592 (10%) Black or African-American residents, 626 (1.7%) Asian and 17,625 (72%) residents of all other races. At the time of the count, there…

Chamber Business Luncheon

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Business Luncheon on April 26, 2011.  The education speaker will be Tom Elam from the Procurement Technical Assistance Center.  This months topic is “How to Become a Military Contractor”.  This is a great networking event to promote your business and build a strong business foundation.…

Free Full Day Kindergarten at Widefield School District 3

Kindergarten Roundup is a chance to familiarize parents and children with the school they will be attending the following fall. You can enroll your child, meet the teacher and some schools do minimal testing in order to get a feel for a child’s skills so we can better meet his or her needs. Kindergarten Roundup…

Return of the Herons

Each spring the great blue herons return to their nesting sites along Fountain Creek.  The Fountain Creek Nature Center is giving a presentation on the herons on April 9, 2011 from 10 am to noon.  They will have a heron craft for the kids and then travel to a local rookery to observe nesting activities of…

Teens Arrested for Shooting Car Windows with BB Guns

 The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls from residents reporting their car windows had been shot out by a BB gun in the Security, Widefield, and Stratmoor Valley area.   One caller reported seeing a silver 1990’s model Chevy Impala in the Stratmoor Valley where several vehicles had been damaged. Deputies stopped a silver Chevy Impala…

Widefield Community Center Spring Break Open Swim

The Widefield Community Center swimming pool  will have special hours for Spring Break Open Swim. Special Pool Open Swim Hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday     1:00- 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 0 5:00 p.m.  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  1:00 – 3:30 p.m., 3:30 – 5:00 pm., and 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. For more information call (719) 391-3524

Spring Break Fun Bus

The Widefield Community Center has some fun-tastic trips planned for spring break starting March 21 to March 25, 2011.  Events include trips to Skate City, It’z, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Valley Bowl, Museum of Nature & Science, Laser Quest, Sertich Ice Skating and Bigg City.  Trips range from $7.0o to $24.00.  If you would  like…

Fountain Creek Spring Break Nature Camps

The Fountain Creek Nature Center will be hosting its 2011 Spring Break Nature Camp for grades 1 to 6 from March 21 to March 25, 2011. The week long nature camp helps kids connect with nature and get outdoors. Activities include, songs, crafts, hikes, snacks and outdoor adventures. The camps will take place daily from…