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 By Karin Hill    News

Standoff at Willow Springs Ponds ends with suspect shot

UPDATE: The suspect (still not named) has since been released from the hospital, according to a law enforcement source. The incident apparently did not begin with a vehicle theft,... — Updated 6/17/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News 

Fountain expects $7.7M in federal ARPA funds

At its June 8 meeting the Fountain City Council discussed the $7.7 million in federal aid expected through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Officials also reviewed the city's cu... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Major road project underway

State, local and military officials gathered in Fountain last Wednesday for a ceremonial groundbreaking on the large-scale road project designed to improve access and commuter safet... — Updated 6/14/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

From pools to tourist traps: a guide to summer activities

Many people are wondering which attractions and events that were closed or cancelled last year due to COVID-19 will be back this summer. Good news: Most favorites will be back. In... — Updated 5/26/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

City still soliciting public input on trash hauler issue

UPDATE: The blog feature for resident comments was removed from the main page containing the collection of single-hauler meeting videos and feasibility study. City staff took it down to review all the comments before the May 12... — Updated 5/13/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

County proposes roundabout for Fountain Mesa intersection

El Paso County is inviting neighbors around Fountain Mesa Road, Caballero Avenue and Fortman Avenue to attend a meeting where they will discuss a proposal to convert that... — Updated 5/12/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    Schools

Fountain Middle School earns 'Trailblazer' status

Fountain Middle School has won another major honor, this time as a 2021 Colorado "Trailblazer Schools to Watch" as determined by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education... — Updated 5/11/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

City wrapping up trash talks next week

The city of Fountain is wrapping up its series of public meetings on the topic of switching to a single-hauler option for trash and recycling. The final question-and-answer session... — Updated 5/7/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Council reviews streets master plan

A major theme of a draft Master Transportation Plan for the city of Fountain is the need for more loops around the city and alternatives to existing busy thoroughfares to alleviate those hot spots of congestion in central areas.... — Updated 5/4/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Tragic weekend leaves community in mourning

It was a tragic weekend around the Fountain Valley community, with multiple accidents and crimes over the course of two days that left several people dead or injured. Residents... — Updated 4/21/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Growth 'daunting' for public safety

Fountain Police Department has added a third person to its traffic division, and a fourth is in the works. That's just one of the ways the department is adjusting to meet the... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Thinking strategically: City begins work on a 2022-24 Strategic Plan

How will Fountain handle future development proposals? What if adequate roads and utilities aren't available when developers want to build? How will public safety personnel be able... — Updated 4/7/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    Schools

WSD3 to offer unique summer courses to keep kids engaged

In a first for Widefield School District 3, students going into grades 6-12 next school year will have the opportunity to select from more than 30 unique topics in the Summer... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain kicks off series of trash hauler meetings

Despite hundreds of comments on the topic circulating on social media, only seven members of the public attended the in-person portion of Monday's meeting about the city of... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Karin Hill    Community

Snow day fun at Mueller State Park

Just an hour's drive from Fountain is Mueller State Park, an oasis of breathtaking scenery and fun for any season. In the winter, many visitors go there to cross-country ski, snow... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Trash Talk: Fountain continues to explore single-hauler option

Prompted largely by concerns over the effects of multiple garbage trucks in and out of neighborhoods each week, Fountain is raising the possibility of moving to a single-hauler... — Updated 3/26/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Victim remembered as loving mother, friend

Family and friends of Alison Cantrell, the 33-year-old woman found dead south of Fountain last week, gathered in Colorado Springs for her funeral on Saturday. While they wait for... — Updated 3/24/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

New apartments could come quickly if rezoning approved

Attendees of last week's Fountain City Council meeting got a first glimpse of what a new 336-unit apartment complex south of Mesa Ridge Parkway might look like if the city approves... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

New mental health unit at Fountain PD gearing up for duty

Sometimes cops wear so many hats during the course of a shift, that being an expert handler in all types of situations is an impossible expectation, Fountain Police Chief Chris... — Updated 3/3/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

New life springing up at Venetucci Farm

Operators of Venetucci Farm – a place that holds a special place in the memories of many area residents – have announced big plans for the property, including a new wedding and... — Updated 3/2/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Venetucci Farm to debut wedding venue, flower gardens

Operators of Venetucci Farm – a place that is held dear in the memories of many area residents – have announced big plans for the property, including a new wedding and events... — Updated 2/26/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Life Network plans to open pregnancy center in Widefield

Life Network, a Colorado Springs nonprofit organization that provides counseling, resources and free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds to parents facing unexpected pregnancies, has... — Updated 2/26/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

New Public Health facility in Fountain taking shape

El Paso County's series of pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics this last weekend included the first major event inside the new Public Health offices in Fountain – a project that has c... — Updated 2/24/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Council proclaims Black History Month

Last Tuesday the Fountain City Council read a proclamation declaring February as Black History Month. At the invitation of Council Member Dr. Detra Duncan, two boys gave speeches... — Updated 2/16/2021

 By Karin Hill    Opinion

Who's counting the vaccines?

Last week officials in El Paso County determined that the county is not getting its fair share of COVID-19 vaccines from the state. Whether you're pro or anti vaccine, the... — Updated 2/9/2021


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