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 By Karin Hill    News

Discovery of Gannon's body leads to increased charges against Letecia

By Karin Hill Authorities announced Friday that a body found in Florida a few days earlier is believed to be that of missing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch. Lead prosecutor Michael... — Updated 5/8/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain, El Paso County holding virtual meetings

Local governments are having to change the way they hold public meetings in light of the COVID-19 stay-at-home and social distancing mandates. In Fountain, the City Council will begin holding all meetings until further notice via... — Updated 4/13/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Community garden open

Despite the coronavirus keeping many people away from jobs and group recreation, some activities remain available to help people get in the sun and stay active. Gardening is a... — Updated 4/8/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    Opinion

A typical day in the life of yours truly

The last month has been weird, hasn't it? Toilet paper shortages, orders to stay home, wondering what to make for dinner with the bizarre assortment of food you've managed to... — Updated 4/8/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Send in the reinforcements: Fort Carson provides aid to Washington State

Approximately 200 medical personnel from the 627th Hospital Center at Fort Carson left for Washington State Friday morning to help relieve overburdened medical workers battling... — Updated 4/1/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

The latest update on COVID-19

The big news this week was the “stay-at-home” public health order (PHO) that went into effect March 26. Among other things, this document: • Orders people to stay at home unless they are engaged in certain necessary... — Updated 4/1/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

County up to 7 deaths from COVID-19; bases impacted

UPDATE: March 26 El Paso County now has seven deaths related to COVID-19 El Paso County Public Health has reported three more deaths related to COVID-19 in the county in the last week, bringing the total to four. The second... — Updated 3/27/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Stores modify hours, item limits

Many stores in the area have adjusted hours and policies to better accommodate the run on supplies and help at-risk populations get a first shot at shopping on certain days. This is not a complete list, and it is subject to change.... — Updated 3/25/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Area military bases report several cases of COVID-19

In the last week, Fort Carson has seen its first four cases of COVID-19 and has made significant changes in protocol and scheduling to prevent further spread of the illness. Other m... — Updated 3/25/2020

 
 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: https://www.epcan.com/story/2020/03/18/news/shutdowns-ordered-amid-covid-19-fears/6888.html El Paso County... — Updated 3/20/2020

 
 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

 
 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

 
 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

Study ranks Fountain 15th safest CO city

A recent report ranked Fountain the 15th safest city out of 41 cities studied in Colorado. The report only looked at cities with a minimum population of 10,000 and which had submitted complete crime reports to the FBI. The nearby... — 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

 
 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

 
 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

 
 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

 
 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

 
 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

 

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