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Fountain's New Deputy Police Chief First From Department to Complete FBI's National Academy

Fountain Police Chief Chris Heberer recently announced he was proud to name Tommy Coates as the new Deputy Police Chief for the Fountain Police Department. He did so before a large crowd of law...

 By Geof Clark    News    December 13, 2017 

Widefield Resident Makes $4,000 Donation to Security Fire Department

Widefield resident Paul Polland was so grateful to Security Fire Department personnel who twice helped his grandmother when she had medical problems and also needed transportation to the hospital,... Full story


Town Hall Meeting Focuses on the Facts About Water

State Representative Lois Landgraf hosted a joint town hall meeting focusing on water issues Monday, Dec. 4, at the Fountain Valley Senior Center. Representatives from the Colorado Department of Publi... Full story


Signs of the Season....

Cute Christmas and holiday displays like this one we found in a Fountain yard add to the holiday cheer around the Fountain Valley area. The News staff salutes all who have chosen to brighten the... Full story


Tell Us About Your Favorite Holiday Light Displays!!

Lights and Sights to See List to be Published Next Week and Will Be Shared on Our Facebook Page Every year, this newspaper publishes a Lights and Sights to See listing for residents in the Fountain Valley area. We invite all local residents to call,... Full story


Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: BRANDY NICHOLE ADKINS is a White Female, 32 years o... Full story


County Commissioners Remember the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Proclamation Honors Those Who Gave Their Lives for the U.S. During World War II The Board of El Paso County Commissioners during its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 5, remembered a day that "forever... Full story


Fountain Valley Senior Center News

* Rural Area Meal Program or RAMP, is for individuals age 60 and over who live in El Paso County. This program is for older adults who are not able to get to the nearest congregate meal site. This includes individuals needing assistance due to...


Golden Circle Lunch Menu

For more information about the Golden Circle meal program, contact the Fountain Valley Senior Center at 520-6470. Local Golden Circle meal sites include: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive, Fountain and Grinde Manor, 906 Grinde... Full story


Fountain City Council Approves Purchase of Vehicle to Be Converted into City's Critical Incident Response Vehicle

At the November 28 Fountain City Council meeting, council approved a resolution to enter into a contract with TRANSWEST RV, a Fountain business, to purchase a used 2017 Vista LX 31’ class A RV to... Full story


Rick Clements honored for his dedicated service

Retiring City of Fountain transit driver Rick Clements was honored at the Nov. 28 Fountain City Council meeting for his dedicated service and being the "heart and soul" of transit. He was the first... Full story

 By Geof Clark    News    December 6, 2017

Fountain Couple Set Up "Giving Fence" Again This Year

Once again this year, Fountain residents Tonja and Dean Himschoot have set up their “Giving Fence,” which provides free winter clothing items for local residents. Attached to the “Giving... Full story


Fountain P.D. Warns Of Package Thieves Taking Items From Front Porches

With the holiday season upon us again and the mailing of packages to our friends and family, we are starting to experience calls of packages being stolen from front porches in our region. The thieves typically follow or watch for a delivery truck in... Full story


Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office personnel have received intelligence of another scam. According to Jacqueline Kirby, Media Relations Manager/PIO for the sheriff’s office, in these new cases, the suspects are using the name of Sergeant Price. The... Full story


Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: ERIC DAMIAN CHAVEZ is... Full story


Investigation Continuing Into Shooting/ Home Invasion in Security

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office personnel are continuing their investigation into a shooting which occurred following a home invasion Sunday night at a home in the 4800 block of San Amels Way. The house is located in a subdivision south of...


Community Welcomes In Holiday Season at Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce's Tree Lighting

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting was Nov. 17 at Mayor's Park in Fountain. Community members gathered to welcome in the holiday season, singing along with... Full story


Final Election Results

Results from the Nov. 7 El Paso County Coordinated 2017 election were declared official last week. The final results in races of local interest are: * El Paso County Ballot Issue 1A passed 67.20% to 32.80%, with a total of 102,187 yes votes and... Full story


12th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration is Dec. 5

The 12th Annual Widefield Parks and Recreation Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, on the front lawn of the Widefield Parks and Recreation campus, 705 Aspen Dr. in Security. “This is a great family... Full story


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Meets Thursday

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition will be tomorrow evening, (Thursday, Nov. 30), at 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St. It will be open to all local residents who wish to attend. Senator Bennet’s aide,... Full story


City of Fountain Mayor, Councilmembers Sworn into 4 More Years of Service

At the Nov. 14 Fountain City Council meeting, Mayor Gabe Ortega and Councilmembers Greg Lauer, Sam Gieck and Sharon Thompson were sworn into service for four more years of service to the city.... Full story


State Rep. Lois Landgraf Hosting Town Hall Meeting on Water Issues Dec. 4

All are invited to join State Representative Lois Landgraf for a Town Hall meeting on Monday, Dec. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Drive in Fountain. County Commissioner Longinos Gonzales, along with... Full story


4th Infantry Division Band Performs Holiday Concert,

Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division will celebrate the holiday season by combining the tree lighting ceremony and the annual holiday concert. The 4th Infantry Division Band will host its annual holiday concert on December 10, at 4 p.m. at the... Full story


Four District 8 Students are Fire Chiefs for a Day

Recently, Fountain Fire Department Captain Nathan Mascarenas and firefighter Adam Mascarenas picked up a student at each of Fountain's four elementary school, who were selected to be Fire Chiefs for...


Sheriff's Office Looking for Possible Additional Victims in Sexual Assault Case

In May 2017, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit began an investigation on a Sexual Assault case. The suspect in this case was identified as licensed minister Romello Leach, 22....


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