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Fountain's Meineke Car Center Celebrates 10 Years of Serving the Fountain Valley

The motto of Meineke is "Doing Car Care Right." Fountain Valley resident and Widefield High School graduate Denny Cordova and his staff have been doing just that for Fountain Valley residents and...

 By Geof Clark    News    January 1, 2020

Fountain Valley Chamber experiences growth

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce is experiencing a renaissance, and it aims to bring new energy to both its members and the community at large. "We have worked really hard to build a...

 By Geof Clark    Sports    December 18, 2019

Fountain Valley Sports Wrap Up

For three full pages of numerous photo highlights click the following link: There was a lot of local high school sports...

 By Geof Clark    Sports    December 11, 2019

Sports Wrap-Up

For all the photo highlights click the following link: BOYS BASKETBALL FOUNTAIN-FORT CARSON GOES 1-2 Fountain-Fort Carson...


New York Pizza Now Available in Fountain Valley

Ruffrano’s Hell’s Kitchen Pizza serving New York pizza is now open at 385 Main St. in Security. The building formerly housed the Kwik Inn, a Fountain Valley mainstay for many, many years. It’s...

 By Geof Clark    Sports    October 30, 2019

Local resident Luisjoe Ybarra Jr. is continuing to live a childhood dream.

Ybarra Jr., the son of Luis (Joe) and Rosalia of Security, is working toward securing a spot on the 2020 US Olympic Boxing Team. He will be attending the last of four 2020 USA Boxing Olympic Trials...

 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... Full story

 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...


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