Wildlife Drawing with Mr. Rick and Nature Hike

Draw your favorite animals, step by step with Mr. Rich at the Fountain Creek Nature Center, then teach others how to draw them too!  Rick Flores is a cartoon artist and volunteer at the Fountain Creek Nature Center.  Afterwards,  take a fox walk with the Fountain Creek Nature Center staff to look for animal homes…

Chickens at the Fountain Library

Cluck cluck! Meet some of the friendliest chickens ever, hear amazing chicken tales, and make a gadget that sounds just like a chicken at the library in Fountain. Laura Foye brings her favorite birds for you to pet, and will entertain and inform you about these interesting barnyard animals. Date:  Februrary 25, 2012 Time:  2:00…

Winter Night Sky for Beginners

The Fountain Creek Nature Center will be having a beginner class on making a star chart and finding location s of stars and other night sky object during an indoor presentation.  Afterwards, go for a walk to locate stars and constellations visible in the winter sky. Bring a small flashlight, binoculars and dress warmly. Date:…

Waterfowl Identification Field Trip at Nature Center

Waterfowl species numbers are often highest in the winter in El Paso County.  Join a naturalist at the Fountain Creek Nature Center on a field trip to several locations to learn what dabblers and divers are around and what field marks are used to identify them.  Bring binoculars or spotting scope if you have them.…

Justin Beiber Wedding Dance for Emily Goes Viral

This is one of my favorite wedding dance surprise videos. It always brings a smile and makes my day better. Hope your enjoy it! Groom and wedding party dance for the bride to Justin Beiber’s “Baby.”  

Prices of Postage Stamps Up in 2012

First Class Mail Stamp prices will increase one cent to .45 on January 22, 2012 for letters.  Each additional ounce will remain the same at .20 cents. Postcards will now be .32 cents to mail out.   If using Forever stamp,s you may still use those stamps to mail your First Class letters without adding an additional .02 cent stamp to…

Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count

The Fountain Creek Nature Center will begin its Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.  Beginning to advanced birders are invited to observe and record the number of bird species and populations found in the Fountain Creek Regional Park.  Reservations for the Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count…

Shooting Victim in Widefield

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Rayshawn Laster suspected in a shooting and attempted carjacking on Friday night without incident.  Officers were called to a home on Kiva Road near Watson Junior High for a family dispute around 6:00 p.m.  Officers returned to the home just before 8:00 pm to investigate a report of shots fired…

Fatal Accident on Marksheffel and Fontaine Boulevard

There was a two vehicle accident on Marksheffel and Fontaine Boulevard on Tuesday evening.  The driver received fatal injuries and three passengers were transported to Memorial Hospital. With the new Larson Ranch development and new growth in the Fountain Valley there is an increase in traffic on Marksheffel.  Drivers turning onto Marksheffel Blvd from Fontaine Blvd…

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…