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 By Karin Hill    News    February 19, 2020 

Fountain to pursue broadband partnership

Fountain officials have decided to pursue a partnership with a commercial provider to install and operate broadband throughout the city's utility service area. The decision came after a workshop Feb....

 

Gateway Prayer Garden progressing

A community prayer garden cleared another hurdle in its development recently, as the Fountain City Council approved the first reading of a rezoning ordinance. The 32-acre site along Bandley Drive...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    February 12, 2020

Mayor Ortega Q&A

Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a question-and-answer style interview with Fountain Mayor Gabriel Ortega. Q: Where is the city in terms of its Strategic Plan, the priorities and how much has been...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    February 5, 2020

Where is Gannon?

It has been more than a week since 11-year-old Gannon Stauch went missing from his Lorson Ranch home. With each passing day, there seem to be more questions about what could have happened to him....

 
 By Karin Hill    News    February 5, 2020

Q&A with Mayor Ortega

Editor's Note: This is the first installment of a question-and-answer style interview with Fountain Mayor Gabriel Ortega where we cover a wide variety of topics. The series will continue in next...

 

Colorful Colorado

In this month's Colorful Colorado, we feature an animal that is commonly seen in open fields and grassland, especially along Goldfield Drive, Fontaine Boulevard and Powers Boulevard. The American...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    January 22, 2020

Fountain nixes signs in public right-of-way

The Fountain City Council tackled two controversial topics last week: a development plan for a proposed new subdivision at Link and Kane roads, and whether to allow signs in the public right-of-way....

 

Love Stories for the Fountain Valley News Valentine's Day issue, Feb. 12, 2020

Who doesn't enjoy a good love story? It's that time of year when the lovey-dove stuff is everywhere, and we want to give our readers the opportunity to share their favorite love stories with us. Even...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    January 15, 2020

Signal coming to Sneffels

By Karin Hill At almost any given time, the intersection of Mesa Ridge Parkway and Sneffels Street is littered with debris – not trash, but remnants of vehicle accidents. According to the Colorado...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    January 1, 2020

From Detroit to Fountain PD

Frank Lewis's story began in Germany in 1963 when he was born to an African-American father and a German mother. He grew up mostly in racially tense Detroit, Michigan, eventually getting into police...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    December 25, 2019

Rec center planning kicks into high gear

People have been talking about it for years, but now the planning for a new recreation facility to serve all of the Fountain Valley is getting serious. There's just one catch: funding. "This is not ju...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    December 18, 2019

Proposed housing generates questions development

A 59-acre property in east Fountain is the subject of a rezoning request that could lead the way to as many as 271 new homes, despite neighbors' concerns. The Fountain City Council voted Dec. 10 to...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    December 18, 2019

Fountain promotes resources

Fountain city officials are encouraging residents to take advantage of some new – and some not so new – resources that are available to them. At last week's City Council meeting, John Trylch, the...

 

Be merry and bright

I am seeing a lot of Christmas lights in my neighborhood and pretty much everywhere I go after dark nowadays. I'm a little jealous because my final section of lights -- like the main section that...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    December 4, 2019

Venetucci extension to 'bridge' gaps in access

Before dawn Monday morning, six 125-foot concrete bridge girders were delivered to a work site near Sam's Club in north Fountain. Their job will be to support the new extension of Venetucci Boulevard...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    November 27, 2019

Zoning code update nears final approval

On Nov. 19, Fountain City Council approved the 2020 budget and gave initial approval to a revamped zoning code – including revised sign regulations. The first reading of an ordinance regarding the new zoning code included discussions of modular...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    November 27, 2019

Wild Turkey Neighbors Call Fountain Area Their Home

This time of year as people have turkey on the brain, the site of a wild turkey walking around the neighborhood is sure to elicit humorous remarks. These distinctive birds – often seen browsing...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    November 20, 2019

Local Soup Kitchen Warms Body & Soul

For more than a decade, locals and travelers alike have been coming in to a Friday night soup kitchen in Fountain. Some come for the warm meal, others for the company. It really doesn't matter who...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    November 13, 2019

Street Tax Fails; Council, School Boards See Change

Fountain voters in the Nov. 5 election rejected a ballot initiative that officials say was critical to fixing city streets. They also voted in a few new faces to the City Council - Detra Duncan and...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    November 13, 2019

Turkey Day Traditions

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we want to feature some of our readers’ most treasured traditions and relished recipes. What’s a side dish your family can’t live without? Is there an activity you do that makes the holiday really...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    November 4, 2019

Career Program Benefits Soldiers, Gold Star Wives

Michele Sullivan and Jennifer Norton's husbands made the ultimate sacrifice when they died in service to this country. On Nov. 1, a group of Fort Carson soldiers honored the legacy of their fallen...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    October 30, 2019

Fountain Voters to Decide Street Tax Initiative Nov. 5

Proponents of a sales tax increase to fix some of Fountain’s deteriorating roads are hoping voters will say “yes” to 2A, the city’s initiative to increase the local sales tax rate by .35 percent over the current rate. “There’s $53...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    October 30, 2019

Karin Hill Joins Newspaper as Editor

Dear Readers , I am so pleased to join the Fountain Valley News as Editor, and I hope to meet many of you in the coming days and months. This newspaper has a long history, one which I admire and... Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News    October 30, 2019

Council, staff address resident questions on water, police cars, more

Policy on police cars going home with officers and customer concerns about water rates were among the many topics discussed at last week's Fountain City Council meeting. Council member Sharon...

 

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