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 By Karin Hill    Opinion

When a trip to the playground is no walk in the park

Last November, the city of Fountain unveiled a major facelift to Fountain Mesa Park that included two brand new playground areas with plenty of equipment for kids of all ages and... — Updated 9/8/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Council, mayoral races in Fountain

Monday was the deadline for potential candidates for Fountain mayor or City Council to submit their petitions with the required signatures from registered voters. As of press time... — Updated 8/27/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Woman killed by train

UPDATE (Aug. 20, 2021): A month later, police confirm that the incident was “non-criminal and not accidental.” A woman was struck and killed by a train just south of the... — Updated 8/20/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Security Fire: Ready to build new fire station, request mill increase

After circulating letters, fliers and surveys to residents over the last few months, Security Fire Department has decided to place a mill levy increase on the November ballot – bu... — Updated 8/18/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

Famous funny sign stolen in Fountain

"A Dog Will Lick His Butt But Won't Eat a Pickle Road" in Fountain is a real street name, but now the infamous street marker has gone missing. The sign, which over the years has... — Updated 8/18/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

Council gets updates from community groups

At their meeting on Aug. 10, the Fountain City Council heard updates from various organizations, including the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President James Flowers... — Updated 8/18/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Famous funny street sign stolen in Fountain

"A Dog Will Lick His Butt But Won't Eat a Pickle Road" in Fountain is a real street name, but now the infamous street marker has gone missing. The sign, which over the years has... — Updated 8/13/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Schools

Schools gearing up for 'normal' year

Area students will be returning to classrooms beginning next week, and district leaders have announced what the return-to-learn will look like – as close to normal as possible “We anticipate a much more normal school year,... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Council approves ARPA expenses, pay hike for bus drivers, projects

The city of Fountain soon will distribute $250,000 in grant money for small businesses that suffered from the effects of COVID-19; add $111,000 in retroactive hazard pay to public... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

One of Fountain's own making a difference for fellow veterans

A Fountain native and Air Force veteran currently serving a Texas community has been honored for exceptional service to fellow veterans – including efforts to prevent suicide,... — Updated 8/1/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

City judge retiring after nearly 50 years

When Fountain's municipal judge first got to work in 1972, community service wasn't yet a thing and the person for whom Aga Park was named was the mayor. Now, after 49 years on the... — Updated 7/28/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

Fountain council roundup

The Fountain City Council entered into a major agreement with Fort Carson and also gave tentative approval for two major developments - one of them facing major opposition from... — Updated 7/23/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    Community

Burned house still frustrating area residents

A burned-out house across the street from Widefield High School continues to frustrate neighbors, who worry about mold and other dangers arising from the pile of rubble that is... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

City puts brakes on single-hauler idea

At last week's Fountain City Council meeting, officials announced they would not continue to pursue switching the city's trash and recycling to a single-hauler model. Although the... — Updated 7/1/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

A closer look at crime in Fountain

Crime is up everywhere, and Fountain residents certainly are not immune to it. In fact, the steady rise in crime has prompted Fountain Police Chief Chris Heberer to request four... — Updated 6/23/2021 Full story

 
 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

 

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