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 News    June 21, 2017 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officials Trying to Catch Bear Roaming Around Fountain

Numerous Fountain residents have reported seeing a bear in local neighborhoods. There have been several bear sightings in Fountain and Frank McGee, Area Wildlife Manager for the Colorado Parks and...  PDF

 
 By Patricia St. Louis    News    June 21, 2017 

Rodeo Officials Visit City Council Meeting

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo officials, including 2017 Girl of the West Jamie Tyler of Hanover and her Aide Sierra Silva, recently visited the Fountain City Council at its May 23 meeting to give a... Full story

 
 By Patricia St. Louis    News    June 21, 2017 

Fountain City Council Approves Requests For Special Event Liquor Permits For PPIR's Bike Week That Will Benefit Various Local Charities

At its meeting on June 13, the Fountain City Council approved five different charities' requests for special events liquor permits, related to the Pikes Peak Bike Week activities taking place at PPIR...

 
 By Geof Clark    News    June 21, 2017 

Fountain P.D., School District 8, host Active Shooter Response Training at Fountain Middle School

An Active Shooter Response Training exercise was held June 7-9 at Fountain Middle School. Agencies participating in the event included City of Fountain Police and Fire Departments, USAF 10th Security...

 
 News    June 21, 2017 

Police Seeking Suspect in Vehicle Break-ins

On June 13, Fountain Police officers were dispatched to the area of Landover Lane and Pinfeather Drive, in the Mesa Ridge Apartments complex to investigate several vehicle break-ins. The suspect is... Full story

 
 News    June 21, 2017 

Recycling Center Hosts Open House on June 28

Fort Carson Girl Scout Troop 41660 invites you to join them for some cookies and punch and a look at their Garden Project on Wed., June 28, from 10a.m. to noon, 301 E Iowa Avenue. Don't forget to... Full story

 
 News    June 21, 2017 

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: TIMOTHY JAMES CROOKS is a White Male, 40 years... Full story

 
 News    June 21, 2017 

Colorado State Patrol Investigating Fatal Car-Pedestrian Crash on I-25 near Fort Carson

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a car versus pedestrian crash that occurred at 9:20 p.m. Friday on Interstate 25 near milepost 132, near the south entrance to Fort Carson. According to Sergeant Scott Hophan, a 2014 Jeep Cherokee driven by... Full story

 
 News    June 21, 2017 

Flood Safety Precautions to Keep in Mind

Editor’s Note: Thanks to City of Fountain’s Risk/OEM/Neighborhood Services Manager Luchia Tingley for providing this important information to share with our readers. As local residents know, fast downpours can leave many areas flooded with... Full story

 
 News    June 21, 2017 

Mini-Warehouse Facility Being Built in Widefield

In response to readers' inquiries, the News staff investigated what is being built south of Webster Elementary School. The Mesa Ridge Self Storage at 671 Syracuse will be a 5.25 acre storage site, with an entrance from Syracuse St. at the... Full story

 
 News    June 21, 2017 

Expansion of Wall of Honor at Veterans Memorial Unveiled at Memorial Day Ceremony

Highlights of the unveiling of the expanded Veterans Memorial Wall at Mayors Park on Memorial Day can be seen at the following link: http://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/a... Full story

 
 By Danyar Volkov    News    June 14, 2017

Participants in Run for the Wall Traveling to Washington, D.C. Roll Through Fountain

The Annual Run For the Wall traveling to Washington, D.C., to honor America's veterans arrived in Fountain on Saturday, May 20, escorted by the Fountain Police Department. The group of travelers,...

 
 By Karen Johnson    News    June 14, 2017

Fountain Riding and Roping Club 2017 Royalty

The Fountain Riding and Roping Club events season is underway and has three talented young ladies serving as the 2017 Royalty. Pictured, from the right, are Queen Shania Shaw, soon to be a senior at... Full story

 

2nd Annual Chick-fil-A Family 5K on Sat. to Benefit Pike's Peak Suicide Prevention

The 2nd Annual Chick-fil-A Family 5K is taking place this Saturday, June 17, at 8 a.m., at John Metcalfe Memorial Park. The race is produced by Chick-fil-A Fountain, whose goal is to use the resources it has been given to make a difference in the... 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:

MATTHEW ASHMAN is a White Male, 32 years old, 5'7" tall, and 160 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. ASHMAN is wanted for Criminal Impersonation, Theft $500-$15k, Att. Escape, Escape x2. DERRIC... Full story

 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in ID Theft

Between approximately 3-4 p.m. Sunday, May 14, a victim accidentally left their wallet in a shopping cart at one of the cart return areas in the Walmart parking lot located at 6310 S. Hwy 85/87 in... Full story

 

Lightning Awareness Week Safety Tips

Editor’s Note: Thanks to City of Fountain’s Risk/OEM/Neighborhood Services Manager Luchia Tingley for providing this important information to share with our readers Lightning is one of the most erratic and unpredictable characteristics of a... Full story

 

Commissioners Recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month;

At a recent meeting, El Paso County Commissioners recognized June as World Elder Abuse Prevention Month with a Proclamation. "The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners, the Department of Human... Full story

 

Fountain City Council Approves Water Preservation/Restriction Plan

At the May 23 Fountain City Council meeting, the council approved a resolution adopting Water Preservation Measures to be implemented, starting with voluntary “Stage 1” water restrictions, which...

 

Family of Claire Niewald Presents Check to Security Public Library for Memorial Fund

The family of Claire Niewald recently presented a check for $2,025 to Security Public Library in honor of Niewald who died March 16. The check represents donations to the memorial fund, in lieu of...  PDF

 

Gateway Prayer Garden Ministry Launch Celebrated

Pastors representing several churches of different denominations from El Paso County and community members gathered at a vacant section of land, donated by Ted and Audrey Beckett, on the east side of... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Historical Society Hosting Museum Open House is Saturday

Members of The Fountain Valley Historical Society are hosting a small-town open house celebration from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the museum located at 114 N. Main St. in Fountain. The event is open to the public. SCHEDULE FOR FOUNTAIN... Full story

 

Farmers Markets Return to Fountain

Farmers Market events are taking place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Fountain City Hall plaza. The markets are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays.... Full story

 
 By Geof Clark    News    June 7, 2017

City of Fountain Staff Support Red Nose Day

City of Fountain staff recently donned red noses in honor of Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is run by the non-profit Comic Relief Inc. and aims to end child poverty by raising awareness and money.... Full story

 

Former Newscarrier From the 1960s visits News Office

Jay VanBuskirk recently visited the News office and shared that he delivered this newspaper back in 1969 when he was only 11 years old. A member of Fountain-Fort Carson High School's Class of '76, he... Full story

 

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