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 By Karin Hill    News 

Search for suspect near school alarms parents, ends in nearby resident's yard

What was supposed to be the execution of an arrest warrant for nonviolent offenses turned into a manhunt in a neighborhood near Sunrise Elementary School as children were on their... — Updated 11/29/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Police shoot suspect who reportedly shot at officers responding to 911 call

UPDATE Nov. 26: The suspect has died while in the hospital, officials reported this morning. Since the night of this incident, Ross Floersheim has remained at a local hospital... — Updated 11/26/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

It's turkey time...

These wild turkeys were spotted strolling around Blossom Field Road in Fountain earlier this week. They appeared to have taken heed of the "No Soliciting" sign, because they turned... — Updated 11/22/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Election results: 2B passes, Bradfield re-elected

Fountain voters have agreed to the city's first mill levy increase in over 30 years to expand public safety services. Ballot initiative 2B passed with nearly 55 percent of the vote... — Updated 11/16/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Council set to approve next year's budget

The Fountain City Council is expected to adopt the 2023 budget during the next meeting Nov. 15. Among the $83 million in proposed expenses are a few new items, including $250,000... — Updated 11/8/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Help for Southmoor creekbank on horizon

There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for the closed portion of Southmoor Drive in Fountain, which has been blocked off since April 2020 when the adjacent creekbank was... — Updated 11/3/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

CPW traps bear near Mesa Ridge

Colorado Parks and Wildlife trapped a bear in The Glen neighborhood on Sunday night, just in time to get it off the streets for Halloween trick-or-treaters. Officials believe this... — Updated 11/2/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    Schools

FFC8 unveils first electric school bus in El Paso County

UPDATE: We had asked about the cost of the bus and the grant amount at the ribbon-cutting event, but officials said they did not have those numbers at hand. We obtained those... — Updated 11/2/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

One dead, one arrested after shooting at Fountain pool hall

Police arrested a man for murder - Fountain's first homicide of the year - early Saturday morning after a shooting at a pool hall. On Saturday, Oct. 29, at approximately 12:37... — Updated 11/1/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    Schools

Fountain District 8 outlines its security

In the days after a mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, last May, parents, teachers and school officials all around the country undoubtedly felt shattered thinking about the... — Updated 10/29/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    Schools

WSD3 beefing up security

Widefield School District 3 has been making some major security upgrades in recent months, including adding armed security officers to elementary schools. To date, two K-5 campuses... — Updated 10/25/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fire near PPIR started by firearm

Crews spent most of the day Saturday and overnight into Sunday battling the Sweetwater Fire southwest of Fountain near Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR). Although the blaze... — Updated 10/25/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Council meets new fire chief, honors public safety personnel

Fountain's new fire chief, Devin Graham, was introduced and sworn in during the Oct. 11 City Council meeting. Graham hails from Roswell, New Mexico, where he worked for many years... — Updated 10/20/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

2B would add 12 public safety jobs in Fountain

2B or not 2B, that is the question before voters in Fountain this election. Since 1990, the communities of Fountain, Security, Widefield and Fort Carson have grown tremendously.... — Updated 10/19/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Overnight closures of I-25, South Academy begin Oct. 12

(See update on additional closures Oct. 17-21 below.) Full closures for I-25 and South Academy Boulevard (announced in last week's issue) now have been scheduled for the overnight... — Updated 10/17/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Election season getting underway

With signs for candidates and ballot issues popping up in the last few days, it's clear that the election is now less than a month away. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters in El Paso County on Oct. 17. In Fountain, voters... — Updated 10/11/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

Teen to celebrate birthday before leg amputation

A local teen battling bone cancer will celebrate his 16th birthday just before having his leg amputated, and his family is inviting the entire community to help him have a big birth... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

Fountain gets fame in Fortune ranking

Fortune magazine has named Fountain among the top 25 cities in the country for families. Fountain is the only Colorado city to appear on the list, which was released the morning of... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Water districts to share millions in grant money

Several water districts, including Fountain, Security, Widefield and Stratmoor Hills, will get a portion of $20.9 million in federal funds, El Paso County officials announced... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Lockdown alarm at Watson prompts investigation

Parents and students at Watson Junior High experienced a scare Friday morning, as the school was emptied after a lockdown alarm apparently was erroneously triggered. District... — Updated 9/23/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Suspect still on run after lengthy lockdown of a neighborhood

A suspect is still at large after an incident last week that had residents in a Fountain neighborhood sheltering in place for several hours, and wondering why this happened when... — Updated 9/21/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

Because you Asked: What's up (or down) with Willow Springs Ponds?

Recently several people have asked why the water level in one of the ponds at Willow Springs Ponds has been so low. The photos here were taken on Sept. 13 and show the water level... — Updated 9/21/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Council approves assistant attorney, recreation assistant positions

Residents of Fountain will have a new opportunity to get their junk cleaned up through a new month-long voucher program at the Waste Connections Fountain Landfill. It offers one... — Updated 9/21/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

National firm to recruit new retail to Fountain

The city of Fountain has enlisted the help of a national firm to develop a retail recruitment plan. Last week, representatives from Retail Strategies visited Fountain to assess the... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Grand Marshal has long history of service to city, county, nation

If you've ever visited the Fountain Recycling Center, chances are you've encountered Bill Fenlon, the center's supervisor. Not only is he a champion of recycling for the city and... — Updated 8/31/2022

 

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