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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…

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden coming to Fountain

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will host a science competition at Fountain-Fort Carson High School today at 10:15 am where military children make up almost half of the student body.  The science contest is in conjunction with the National Math and Science Initiative.  Joining in this challenge of kids versus parents will be…

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…