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 By Karin Hill    News

Police arrest 13-year-old in armed home invasion

A 13-year-old Security-Widefield boy has been arrested in connection with a violent crime in Fountain that occurred the morning of Monday, July 6. In that incident, a family was held at gunpoint before two suspects stole their... — Updated 7/10/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News 

Small business coalition begins to take shape

The chiropractor's office was filled with tears one recent evening, but it wasn't from physical pain. People from all walks of life had gathered to share their experiences of how... — Updated 9/23/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News 

HD21 candidates debate issues

A debate between two of the three candidates for Colorado House District 21 last week revealed agreement on a few issues - the need for a hospital in southern El Paso County,... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    Community 

City requests Olde Town Fountain input

This week, the city of Fountain launched a community brainstorming session to develop ideas to improve the stretch of Ohio Avenue from City Hall to Santa Fe Avenue. As part of Fount... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

City partners with county on Fountain public health office

As reported in last week's paper, El Paso County plans to set up a new Public Health facility to serve the Fountain Valley area. Officials have since elaborated that it will be in... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain considers electric rate hike

With load on Fountain’s electric grid increasing at a rate of 2.9 percent a year, and transformers at 85-90 percent capacity already, utility officials are proposing a 4-percent rate increase in January to help pay for added... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Because you asked.....Big Johnson Reservoir not so big right now?

Several readers have asked why the water levels in Big Johnson Reservoir seem to have gone down significantly over the last couple of weeks. After sitting empty for a few years,... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

City formalizes PFAS test standards

Four years ago area residents found out their groundwater was contaminated with dangerous chemicals from firefighting foam used at Peterson Air Force Base. Overnight, terms like... — Updated 9/2/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Council approves tax-sharing agreement

The Fountain City Council has approved a new initiative that officials hope will encourage developments in the vacant area south of Mesa Ridge Parkway between Fountain Mesa Road... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

City expands grant program

The city of Fountain is expanding its grant program for small businesses affected by COVID-19. The City Council voted last week to allow more types of businesses to apply for the gr... — Updated 8/19/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Outdoors
 

Walmart fixes sales tax rates

Following the July 29 story about incorrect sales tax rates at several businesses and the Aug. 5 update, the Fountain Valley News confirmed that some of the stores found to be overcharging since January have corrected their rates.... — Updated 8/13/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Military

Groups rally for justice in Vanessa Guillen case

A number of local organizations are joining a nationwide movement calling for reform in how the military treats sexual harassment claims. Held in honor of Spc. Vanessa Guillen ... — Updated 8/5/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Stores overcharging sales tax

By Karin Hill A study of store receipts from around Fountain reveals that several businesses have been charging their customers too much sales tax since January, when the city's... — Updated 7/30/2020 Full story

 

New Fountain Youth Council moving forward

By G. Connor Salter and Karin Hill Plans for a new Youth Council to engage teens in their community and local government have taken shape, and applications are now being accepted. I... — Updated 7/29/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

Girl Scout goes for gold with project

An 18-year-old is capping off her Girl Scouts career with a project she hopes will benefit a local veterans' organization and bring the community together. Madelyn Reynolds, a 2020... — Updated 7/29/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Statewide mask order in effect

Gov. Jared Polis' new order requiring face masks in most public indoor spaces for all Coloradans age 11 or older went into effect July 17. The order, which stands for 30 days, offer... — Updated 7/22/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain Electric sets record Council approves several projects to meet utility demands of growing community

At the last Fountain City Council meeting July 14, members voted to approve several measures related to the new East Fountain Substation. The timing was ironic, as the Fountain... — Updated 7/22/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain Police respond to recent crime wave

A wave of serious crimes in Fountain recently has residents on edge. From shootings to vehicle break-ins, the numbers are in and they are up. Several of those incidents occurred... — Updated 7/16/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Because you asked...

Our most recent question is about a mysterious hole behind the business building at 468 N. Santa Fe Ave., which houses Fountain Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Inkline Private... — Updated 7/15/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Upcoming meetings may play key role in creek bank decision

Although officials have been continually discussing possible solutions to the erosion of creek bank along Fountain Creek and Southmoor Drive recently, one Fountain City Council... — Updated 7/10/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

A poppin' 4th of July

See more pictures here: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/alternate/fourth_of_july_7-8-20.pdf... — Updated 7/8/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Council approves design program for Olde Town

The Fountain City Council has approved a plan that city officials hope will encourage property owners in the Olde Town district to incorporate certain design elements to improve the look and feel of the area. Last Tuesday, June... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Activities

Fall Festival parade cancelled; smaller event possible

The annual Fountain Fall Festival, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, will not take place this year - at least, not in the way most people in the region have come... — Updated 7/1/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    Activities

City adds ADA-friendly playground to Aga Park

Fountain's first all-inclusive playground incorporating wheelchair-accessible play equipment and sensory activities has been installed at Aga Park. The project has been two years... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

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