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 By Karin Hill    News

Overview of coronavirus in El Paso County, more recent closures

NOTE: Please see story posted March 18 with previous list of closures: El Paso County... — Updated 3/20/2020 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Shutdowns ordered amid COVID-19 fears

El Paso Board of County Commissioners Chairman Mark Waller has signed a local disaster emergency declaration for the county due to developments related to COVID-19. “The safety and well-being of our citizens is our top... — Updated 3/19/2020 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

DMV, marriage licenses and more affected by county COVID-19 precautions

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is announcing temporary closures of all branch locations and suspension of Motor Vehicle, Driver’s License and Elections public facing services. Our Recording Department at... — Updated 3/18/2020 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Area construction update

It seems roads all over our area are under construction lately. Sidewalks are being replaced, potholes patched, and much more. The Fountain Valley News inquired about some of these... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

City, Fort Carson partner for pest control services

The City of Fountain and Fort Carson have entered into a new partnership that officials say could be the beginning of many collaborations to come. Last week Mayor Gabriel Ortega... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain PD rolls out new D.I.C.E. unit

The Fountain Police Department has formed a new unit that authorities hope will solve more crimes and improve the quality of life for residents. Those lofty goals belong to the Directed Investigations and Community Engagement Unit,... — Updated 3/17/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain Valley Construction Update

It seems roads all over the Fountain Valley are under construction lately. Sidewalks are being replaced, potholes patched, and much more. The Fountain Valley News inquired about... — Updated 3/13/2020 Full story

 By Karin Hill    Opinion

For Gannon

There almost wasn't a newspaper last week. It was a serious struggle to string words together and figure out how to make things look somewhat decent. Honestly, nothing seemed... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain Creek Watershed Greenway project under way

A multi-agency effort to continue and eventually complete an extensive greenway along the Fountain Creek Watershed has kicked into high gear. A stakeholders meeting for various... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

Gannon display growing

Hundreds of items have been placed at a display near the entrance to Lorson Ranch, all for Gannon Stauch who went missing more than six weeks ago and still has not been found.... — Updated 3/11/2020 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Honoring the ultimate sacrifice

Members of the Fountain Electric crew, including Electric Superintendent Carl Christian (right) present flowers to Caela Collette in front of a Gold Star banner on Hwy. 85 at... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

Gannon's stepmom former Widefield School District teacher

Letecia Stauch, the stepmother of 11-year-old Gannon Stauch now accused of his murder, worked as a teacher in Widefield School District 3 for several months last year. The district... — Updated 3/6/2020 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Gannon's stepmom arrested for first-degree murder, abuse

The stepmother of Gannon Stauch has been arrested for murder, authorities announced during an emotional press conference Monday. However, Gannon still has not been found. "There is... — Updated 3/6/2020 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Thousands see Trump at rally

President Donald Trump's visit to Colorado Springs on Feb. 20 seemed a raging success to the thousands of supporters packed into - and waiting outside of - the Broadmoor World... — Updated 2/26/2020


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... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

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... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

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... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

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... — Updated 2/5/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

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... — Updated 2/5/2020

 By Karin Hill    Activities

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... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

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... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Karin Hill    Community

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... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

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.... — Updated 1/15/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

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... — Updated 12/31/2019

 By Karin Hill    News

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: fundi... — Updated 12/24/2019


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