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 By Karin Hill    News 

Fountain City Council faces major de-annexation request

A proposal to de-annex 2,400 acres known as Kane Ranch from Fountain and back into unincorporated El Paso County will go before the Fountain City Council on Tuesday. The land has... — Updated 1/23/2022 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News 

Fountain Council discusses variety of issues

During the Jan. 11 meeting, Fountain City Council Member Gordon Rick requested that the council and city staff discuss an update regarding the city's plans for a new recreation... — Updated 1/19/2022

 By Karin Hill    News

Retail, homes, apartments still on horizon for Fountain areas

As building totals for both new residential and commercial projects skyrocketed around the Pikes Peak region last year, a few projects anticipated in the Fountain area have yet to break ground. The memorable demolition in April... — Updated 1/11/2022

 By Karin Hill    News

New businesses announced for Mesa Ridge

A liquor store with wine tasting room, a local pet supply store, and a third as of yet unknown tenant are coming to the vacant space between Safeway and the Dollar Tree on Mesa... — Updated 1/7/2022 Full story

 By Karin Hill    Community

A 25-year holiday tradition

Some neighbors just barbecue together; these neighbors deck the halls – well, most of their cul-de-sac, actually. Security residents may be familiar with the bright holiday... — Updated 12/28/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    Community

Villas at Mesa Ridge nearly complete; few units still available

Villas at Mesa Ridge, the new senior apartment complex under construction between Mesa Ridge Parkway and Cross Creek Avenue in Fountain, is nearly complete and leasing is well under... — Updated 12/22/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Latest City Council news

The final new member of the Fountain City Council was sworn in last week, and the council selected a new mayor pro tem – after a lengthy and confusing voting process. It also was... — Updated 12/22/2021

 By Karin Hill    Community

Fountain family creates neighbor's name in lights

For years, one Fountain couple joked about putting a special message in their Christmas lights for a certain neighbor to see, this year, they made it happen. Looking carefully from... — Updated 12/21/2021

 By Karin Hill    Community

DA's Office fulfills holiday wishes of Pinello students

In a tradition that dates back several years, the District Attorney's Office of the Fourth Judicial District is continuing to fulfill the wishlists of local school children. Last... — Updated 12/15/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Developer wants out of City

Property owners and potential developers of 2,400 acres in Fountain blame the city for not addressing water supply issues in years past, leading to a situation they say makes it... — Updated 12/14/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Annexation petition concerns city

Petitions to annex more than 3,000 acres into Colorado Springs have some officials in the Fountain Valley concerned about what kind of densities might be allowed for future... — Updated 11/23/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Ortega, Gieck end their terms on City Council

The last City Council meeting on Nov. 16 was a time for bittersweet farewells, as Mayor Gabe Ortega, Council Member Sam Gieck, and various city staff and leaders said their... — Updated 11/23/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Developers propose 122-unit 'Cottages'

Developers who plan to build 122 manufactured homes near the intersection of Mesa Ridge Parkway and Powers Boulevard are planning a meeting with neighbors on Thursday, Nov. 18, to... — Updated 11/18/2021

 By Karin Hill    Military

Fountain cemetery joins national veteran wreath program

For the first time, the Fountain Fairview Cemetery is participating in Wreaths Across America, a national fundraising program to honor veterans with beautiful fresh evergreen... — Updated 11/10/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain adopts Water Master Plan

The Fountain City Council adopted a new Water Master Plan last week, its first since 2007. Just moments later, council members were asked to make their first policy decision based on that plan – whether to continue the city’s... — Updated 11/3/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

A firehouse tradition

Fountain Fire held its first ever fire engine push-in ceremony last week, literally and symbolically ushering its newest investment to its new home at Station 1. The tradition of a... — Updated 11/2/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain Mesa roundabout construction begins Monday

Starting Monday, Nov. 1, construction begins on the roundabout and other road work along Fountain Mesa Road. The public can expect to see the following: • Lane closures on Fountai... — Updated 10/29/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    Community

Nightmare on Main Street to be inaugural "Fountain UP" event

Residents may be happy to see the return of a popular community event, Trunk or Treat at Fountain City Hall, this year on Friday, Oct. 29. But members of a newly established... — Updated 10/22/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Roundabout open house planned

Now that El Paso County has selected a contractor to begin work on the new roundabout at Fountain Mesa Road and Caballero/Fortman avenues, the public is invited to an open house... — Updated 10/20/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Water in Fountain: City staff provide update on capacity, future options

The annual demand for water in Fountain this year is around 1 billion gallons, and that number eventually will rise to 3.75 billion gallons once the city is fully developed... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Council approves new contracts job, dispatch

The city of Fountain will hire a new Contracts and Programs Administrator to manage various intergovernmental agreements between the city and Fort Carson, and any other military or... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

City Council tackles budget, water and roads plans in Fountain

The Fountain City Council is in the final stages of working through the budget for 2022. "We are in our second year of our two-year budget cycle," Mayor Gabe Ortega said, noting this year's planning is less intense than when the ci... — Updated 9/22/2021

 By Karin Hill    Opinion

When a trip to the playground is no walk in the park

Last November, the city of Fountain unveiled a major facelift to Fountain Mesa Park that included two brand new playground areas with plenty of equipment for kids of all ages and... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Council, mayoral races in Fountain

Monday was the deadline for potential candidates for Fountain mayor or City Council to submit their petitions with the required signatures from registered voters. As of press time... — Updated 8/27/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Security Fire: Ready to build new fire station, request mill increase

After circulating letters, fliers and surveys to residents over the last few months, Security Fire Department has decided to place a mill levy increase on the November ballot – bu... — Updated 8/18/2021 Full story


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