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Stores overcharging sales tax

By Karin Hill A study of store receipts from around Fountain reveals that several businesses have been charging their customers too much sales tax since January, when the city's... — Updated 7/30/2020

Colorado Springs Airport reintroduces itself as 'Colorado's small airport'

Record numbers of travelers were passing through America's airports before the coronavirus.Now airlines and airports are looking for ways to reach and reassure travelers and invite... — Updated 7/29/2020

Illegal pot grow investigation ongoing in Lorson Ranch

On July 22, residents on Seawolf Drive and Thunderbolt Trail in Lorson Ranch were startled when federal agents, a SWAT team and members of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and the Security Fire Department came through their... — Updated 7/29/2020

Accidental shooting kills 12-year-old girl

Accidental shooting kills 12-year-old girl The Fountain Police Department has reported that a shooting incident that killed a 12-year-old girl last week is being considered accidental. At approximately 5:45 p.m. July 22, officers... — Updated 7/29/2020

LEAP utility assistance applications close July 31

Colorado LEAP (Low-income Energy Assistance Program) will accept applications through July 31 as the annual benefit program begins to wind down the 2019-20 funding period. LEAP is normally available November 1st to April 30th.... — Updated 7/29/2020

New Fountain Youth Council moving forward

By G. Connor Salter and Karin Hill Plans for a new Youth Council to engage teens in their community and local government have taken shape, and applications are now being accepted.... — Updated 7/29/2020

FURA releases 2019 report

The Fountain Urban Renewal Authority (FURA) has released a report on its 2019 outcomes. The report focused on three of Fountain's four Urban Renewal Areas (URAs): US85, South... — Updated 7/29/2020

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: WALLY JAY BAZAR is a White... — Updated 7/29/2020

County Commissioners proclaim July 27-31 Small Business Week

On Tuesday the Board of El Paso County Commissioners recognized July 27-31 as Small Business Week for the Pikes Peak Region with a proclamation. Small Business Week is a week meant to highlight the importance of entrepreneurs and... — Updated 7/29/2020

Fire damages Fountain home

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Charity hosts virtual golf tourney

The Huntington's Disease Society of America's (HDSA) Rocky Mountain Chapter will be hosting a virtual golf event called Fairways for Hope on Saturday, Aug. 1. The chapter was... — Updated 7/29/2020

Scam Pharmacist Sentenced

Most of us are locked down due to the coronavirus, but apparently the wheels of justice keep on turning. A few months ago I wrote about a Houston pharmacist, his wife and their pal who scammed the government out of $21 million in... — Updated 7/29/2020

Girl Scout goes for gold with project

An 18-year-old is capping off her Girl Scouts career with a project she hopes will benefit a local veterans' organization and bring the community together. Madelyn Reynolds, a 2020... — Updated 7/29/2020

A "Modern" Problem

First, let me say I am so happy the library is open again! I went and was quite surprised to see it was quite empty. I thought it might be as full as they will let it be! Anyway, I... — Updated 7/29/2020

FDA: 75 sanitizers 'toxic' 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging consumers to stay away from at least 75 hand sanitizer products because they may contain a toxic chemical. In a... — Updated 7/29/2020

Fountain Valley Senior Center News & Activities

Fountain Valley Senior Center remains closed, but some meal and transportation services will continue on an as-needed basis. Reserve & Ride is limited to essential transportation needs only: medical and food related. Call (719)... — Updated 7/29/2020

BBB Scam Alert: Need a new driveway? Look out for asphalt paving scams

If your driveway needs paving or repairs, don't trust just anyone to do the job. BBB Scam Tracker has received numerous reports of unscrupulous contractors who trick homeowners... — Updated 7/29/2020

Survey needs Black, Indigenous and People of Color participants

By Karen Brown, Director of the Changing the Narrative Age-Friendly Workplace Initiative Perhaps you’ve felt that your voice isn’t heard by decision-makers and elected officials. Many of us over age 50, including many in... — Updated 7/29/2020

Tips for avoiding hair loss in stressful (and other) times

People go partially or fully bald for any number of reasons – hormones, genetics and aging, among others – but since National Hair Loss Awareness Month arrives this August in the middle of a pandemic-fueled recession, one... — Updated 7/29/2020

Human Cheese Grater to encourage helmet wear

Last week the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) unveiled a new eye-catching tactic to remind motorcyclists to wear helmets and other... — Updated 7/29/2020

COVID-19 & Caregiving among free webinars to help Alzheimer's caregivers

Adapting to the caregiving challenges posed by COVID-19 has been difficult for families living with – or isolated from – loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association will provide tips on how to adapt... — Updated 7/29/2020

Healthy diet includes Omega-3, Omega-6

DEAR DR. ROACH: It seems that eating a healthy diet with an emphasis on nuts and seeds, fruits, vegetables and grains is the best choice for anyone. It’s been well-documented that omega-6 is inflammatory, whereas foods... — Updated 7/29/2020

Beyond the Typewriter: Find that address!

Hello, all. Some of you know that in addition to writing for the Fountain Valley News, I'm also the circulation manager. This is the first installment in what I hope will be a... — Updated 7/29/2020

New day for Planning Commission

I hope all are doing well today. I am pleased to have seen some rain for our region this past week, which is always needed to help us during the summer fire season. I have a couple... — Updated 7/29/2020

Letting go is hard to do

When we have our babies, we spend all our precious time with them, teaching them to not need us. Roll over on their own. Sit up on their own. Walk on their own. Go to school on... — Updated 7/29/2020

Mental health champion

I am very proud to announce that I have been chosen to be recognized as a legislative mental health champion for my "outstanding work on mental health issues." Mental Health... — Updated 7/29/2020

Knock, knock: Curbside Culture brings top-notch talent to your doorstep

Last week, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, a local arts agency charged with connecting residents and visitors to the arts, launched Curbside Culture, a program... — Updated 7/29/2020

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit www.elpasocountyparks.com ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpas... — Updated 7/29/2020

Colo. Ag Department issues cease and desist order for unregistered pesticide

Broomfield, Colo. — With the spread of COVID-19 in Colorado and the concern that surfaces and objects may be contaminated, consumers are reminded that disinfectants/antimicrobials and antiviral cleaning or disinfecting agents... — Updated 7/29/2020

Colorado Proud Month features virtual seminars

The Colorado Department of Agriculture continues to provide business development services for producers and food and beverage artisans during the pandemic. Free virtual workshops will be offered during Colorado Proud Month in... — Updated 7/29/2020

CO warns of mystery seeds

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has received numerous reports from across the state of people receiving unsolicited packages of seeds in the mail that appear to have originated from China and other countries and labeled as... — Updated 7/29/2020

Being the 'Fountain' for those around us

In autumn 2014, my newly-wedded wife Mia and I were talking about where we would move to. I don't remember all the details, but we started with nearly 20 possible places and... — Updated 7/29/2020

Regional churches join revival series, aim to build unity

Regional churches join revival series, aim to build unity By G. Connor Salter After one year, a new effort to unify local churches and serve the community has grown to include more... — Updated 7/29/2020

GSUMC holds Blessings of the Backpacks

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church's Blessing of the Backpacks will happen on Sunday, Aug. 9 in a new way. All students, teachers, other school workers and parents are asked to... — Updated 7/29/2020

In Loving Memory of Maria Sisneros

Maria Sisneros passed away peacefully at her home on July 17, 2020 after a lengthy illness. She was attended by her loving sons and daughters during her final days on earth as she... — Updated 7/29/2020

How many friends do you really have?

How many friends do you have? Thousands? If you are on Facebook you may have close to 5,000 friends and tens of thousands of more “friends” via Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or various other social media connections. Are you... — Updated 7/29/2020

Because you asked...

Question: What school district gets all of the property tax revenue for the new Amazon building on Powers? Just curious. That is a lot of money. Answer: The short answer is that... — Updated 7/29/2020

American Legion collecting school supplies

American Legion Post 38 is holding a Back to School Event from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. The event is open to military personnel and Fountain residents who have school-age children. Volunteers will be giving out basic school... — Updated 7/29/2020

Applications for Military Service Academies, Class of 2025, now accepted by Lamborn's office  

Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) is now accepting applications for students interested in seeking a nomination to one of our nation’s military service academies. The deadline for submitting a completed application to his office... — Updated 7/29/2020

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