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 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

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

The loss of 'Santa Jim' a.k.a the 'Honey Man'

Many area residents who have stopped on the side of Fontaine Boulevard or the local farmers market to buy some Redneck Honey over the years have been saddened to learn that the... — Updated 2/3/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fire destroys Widefield nuisance house

A house fire destroyed a home directly across the street from Widefield and Discovery high schools early the morning of Jan. 20. The exact cause remains under investigation. By... — Updated 1/27/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Officials say difficult pipeline project nearly complete

Construction related to a PFAS treatment facility in Widefield has caused the corner of Hwy. 85/87 and Alegre Drive in Fountain to be blocked off for some time – prolonged by... — Updated 1/26/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

A community goes blue for Gannon

With the one-year anniversary of Gannon Stauch's disappearance approaching, members of his Lorson Ranch neighborhood and the surrounding community are banding together once again... — Updated 1/21/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fire destroys home near Widefield High School

An overnight house fire has destroyed a home directly across the street from Widefield and Discovery high schools. By Wednesday morning when students started arriving, fire crews... — Updated 1/20/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Military

Space Command news upsets local leaders

An announcement by the Department of the Air Force last week that U.S. Space Command will move from Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Ala., has local and state leaders upset. Officials from around Colorado have been speaking out... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    Opinion

A word about advertising

Did you know that we really don't make much, if any, profit off of subscription payments? Although $2 a month may be a burden for some on an extremely limited and fixed income,... — Updated 1/19/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain City Council to return to partial in-person meetings

Fountain City Council meetings will go back to in-person – at least partially – beginning Jan. 26. Because of a slight relaxation of county restrictions, the meetings will... — Updated 1/19/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    Military

Announcement to move Space Command upsets officials

An announcement by the Department of the Air Force today that U.S. Space Command will move from Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Ala., has local and state leaders upset. Officials... — Updated 1/13/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

How low can you go? Resident annoyed by low-flying Army aircraft

Fort Carson announced last week that there would be a new round of noise-generating training Jan. 5-17, this time by the Special Operations Aviation Training Battalion, U.S. Army Sp... — Updated 1/11/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Restrictions relax slightly

El Paso County commissioners voted unanimously last Thursday morning to apply for the state's 5-Star Certification Program, which could allow restaurants and other businesses to... — Updated 1/6/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

County COVID restrictions to loosen Monday

El Paso County commissioners voted unanimously Thursday morning to apply for the state's 5-Star Certification Program, which could allow restaurants and other businesses to operate... — Updated 12/31/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Opinion

Hindsight is 2020 - or is it?

It's pretty common for newspapers to publish a year-in-review issue at the end of December highlighting the biggest news stories from the previous 12 months. The thought crossed my... — Updated 12/29/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

COVID-19 vaccines arrive

El Paso County Public Health officials presented an overview of the new COVID-19 vaccine to the Fountain City Council last week, including details about how and when the product... — Updated 12/23/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Opinion

The wonderful chaos of Christmas

This time of year is busy for many people, and I'm no exception. My family has several birthdays and other special occasions throughout November and December, and Christmas just... — Updated 12/23/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

City to partner with food bank

The downtown Fountain community should soon have a new resource for food thanks to a partnership between Care and Share and the city of Fountain. City officials announced they are... — Updated 12/16/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Man arrested for crash that killed little boy

Authorities have arrested a man they say is responsible for a tragic car accident that resulted in the death of a 5-year-old boy in May. Fountain Police Department (FPD) reported... — Updated 12/10/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

Lights of the Fountain Valley

With so many restrictions on activities and gatherings this year, a lot of residents are finding themselves going all-out with their holiday decorations. Driving around in a warm ve... — Updated 12/10/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

Teen aims to help the less fortunate

A local high school honor student is spearheading an Angel Tree project to provide gifts for children and senior citizens. Despite the challenges of having to do it "virtually,"... — Updated 12/9/2020 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

New businesses coming to Mesa

Fountain planners have confirmed that several new businesses are coming to vacant land at Mesa Ridge Parkway and Syracuse Street, where significant site work has been visible over... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

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