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 By Geof Clark    News    August 28, 2019

Book's Automotive Celebrates 80 Years in Business

For 80 years, three generations of the Book family have been handling the car care needs of local residents at the same location, 111 N. Santa Fe Ave., Fountain. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of...

 By Geof Clark    Business    August 21, 2019

Grand Opening Celebration for Fountain's First Brewery, Peaks N Pines, is Saturday and Sunday

It's been a long time coming but Fountain will be getting its first-ever brewery when Peaks N Pines Brewing Company holds a grand opening for its second location Saturday and Sunday at 212 W....

 By Geof Clark    News    July 17, 2019

Fountain Council Approves Ordinance Approving ODP for Countryside West

At their July 9 meeting, Fountain City Councilmembers voted to approve the second reading of an ordinance approving an Overall Development Plan for Countryside West, located near the northwest corner...

 By Geof Clark    Outdoors    May 22, 2019

Lots of Young Anglers Turn Out for Youth Fishing Derby at Willow Springs Fishing Ponds

The annual Youth Fishing Derby for ages 5-15 was held recently at the Willow Springs Fishing Ponds in Fountain. For the complete story and all the photo highlights click the following link:...

 By Geof Clark    News    March 27, 2019

Fundraising for Life-Sized Bronze to Honor 100th Anniversary of Electric Department

The subject of paying for the building of a life-sized bronze statue to honor the 100th anniversary of the City of Fountain's Electric Department was brought up at the Fountain City Council's March...

 By Geof Clark    News    February 20, 2019

Fountain Council Hears From Widefield Resident About Proposed Zoning Change at Open Space

The controversial topic of Fountain City Council changing the zoning designation from Parks and Open Space District to Regional Commercial District for a piece of property located on Syracuse St.,...

 By Geof Clark    Sports    December 5, 2018

Sports Wrap Up

There was plenty of local high school sports action last week. For all three pages of sports highlights and photos click the following link:

 By Geof Clark    News    November 21, 2018

Fountain City Council Approves 2019 Fiscal Year Budget on First Reading

Members of the Fountain City Council approved the city’s 2019 fiscal year budget on first reading following a public hearing last Tuesday. The second reading and final approval is scheduled for the...


Sports Wrap Up

FOOTBALL Mesa Ridge Wins Fourth Straight Rivalry Game For all the highlights and photos click the following link:

 By Geof Clark    News    September 12, 2018

Long-Time Fountain Valley Residents Peggy King and Florence Paradise Honored as FFF Parade Marshals

Well-known sisters Peggy King and Florence Paradise, who are natives of Fountain, joined a select group of past and present local residents when they served as parade marshals for the 49th Annual...

 By Geof Clark    News    September 5, 2018

Fountain Fire Department Kicks off Fall Festival Weekend

Members of the Fountain Fire Department hosted a dinner/dance Sunday night at Metcalfe Park, officially kicking off the Fall Festival celebration over Labor Day Weekend. Sandy Phelps, right, and her...

 By Geof Clark    Community    June 27, 2018

Duckwood Community Gardens Offer Local Residents a Place to Grow Their Own Food

Fountain Valley homeowners and renters with little or no outside space for gardens now have a place to grow their own fruits and vegetables, Duckwood Community Gardens at Fountain Creek Regional...

 By Geof Clark    Schools    May 30, 2018

Kirsten Coombes signs letter of intent to join college rifle team after signing to attend West Point

This past school year, Fountain-Fort Carson senior Kirsten Coombes made school history when she became the first member of the FFCHS JROTC rifle team to sign a letter of intent to join a college rifle...

 By Geof Clark    News    May 2, 2018

Local Middle School Student Sets Up Donation Box for Fire Victims at Fountain's Family Dollar Store

Kaytlin Koesy, a sixth grader at Fountain Middle School, wanted to help victims of the recent #117 Fire. She asked the staff at the Family Dollar located near the intersection of North Santa Fe and...

 By Geof Clark    News    April 25, 2018

Hope Rises From Out of the Ashes...

Following Severe Losses from the 117 Fire, GingerSnap Rescue Ranch Rebuilding with the Help of Donations from Friends and Strangers Despite the loss of several animals and structures from the 117...

 By Geof Clark    Business    March 28, 2018

Local Massage Therapist Expands Her Practice

Looking for a way to relax and unwind or just get rid of those constant aches and pains? Just put your trust in the healing hands of Jennifer Koslowsky, L.M.T., C.N.M.T, owner of Jennifer Koslowsky Ma...

 By Geof Clark    Sports    March 28, 2018

Sports Wrap Up

BOYS SWIMMING FOUNTAIN-FORT CARSON LOSES TO RAMPART The Fountain-Fort Carson boys swimming team lost 101-68 to Rampart last Tuesday in their home pool. The top five placers in individual events and...

 By Geof Clark    Sports    February 28, 2018

Sports Wrap Up

Four of the local high school teams participating in the Colorado State Basketball Tournament advanced to the Sweet 16 following play last week. For lots of photo highlights click on the following...

 By Geof Clark    Sports    February 21, 2018

Sports Wrap Up

There was plenty of action on the hardwood last week as local high school teams wrapped up their regular seasons. MESA RIDGE GIRLS GO 2-0; WIN THIRD STRAIGHT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP The Lady Grizzlies...

 By Geof Clark    Sports    February 14, 2018

Sports Wrap Up

To see lots of sports photos athletes signing letters of intent included with this article click the following link:

 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,...

 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...


Fountain's Robynne Hill Named to US Women's Para Ice Hockey Team for Fifth Straight Year

Fountain's own 21-year-old Robynne Hill was named to the US Women's Para Ice Hockey Team for the fifth straight year following tryouts at a Sled Hockey Development Camp last month in Voorhees, NJ. She...

 By Geof Clark    News    August 30, 2017

Fountain City Council Approves Second Reading of Ordinance Banning Aggressive Solicitation

At their Aug. 22 meeting, Fountain City Councilmembers passed, on second reading, an ordinance banning aggressive solicitation. The motion to pass the ordinance was approved 7-0. The ordinance bans...

 By Geof Clark    Sports    August 16, 2017

Fountain Woman Trying to Reclaim Spot on National Para Ice Hockey Team

Four years ago, Fountain resident Robynne Hill had the distinction of being the first Colorado resident to make the USA National Women's Sled Hockey (now known as Para Ice Hockey) Team. After taking...


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