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 By Mike Alexander    Schools

WHS and MRHS Students participate in National Manufacturing Day

Thirty-four Widefield and Mesa Ridge high school students took part in National Manufacturing Day activities last Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Allegion factory located at 3899 Hancock... — Updated 10/11/2022


VA study indicates area could get medical center

By Mike Alexander A series of recommendations made by the Veterans Administration earlier this year will eventually benefit El Paso County with the construction of, at minimum, a new Community Living Center (Nursing home) for... — Updated 8/30/2022

 By Mike Alexander    News

Fountain Valley residents decry lack of area hospital

Hospitals can be characterized as the places where most lives begin, and many lives end. And, of course, between those two signature moments, hospitals are there to promote healing... — Updated 8/24/2022

 By Mike Alexander    Opinion

Dude, where's my car?

The process of buying a car-new or used-is mostly fun, and can actually be exciting, and when completed, leaves one with a sense of accomplishment. At least it can - sometimes. For... — Updated 8/10/2022

 By Mike Alexander    News

UCHealth planning new facilities in Fountain area

Joel Yuhas, president and CEO of UCHealth's southern Colorado region, revealed to the Fountain Valley News last week that UCHealth is planning to expand its services in the... — Updated 6/10/2022


Public comment on Powers extension still open

On Wednesday, May 25, El Paso County and the Colorado Department of Transportation jointly held an open house in Fountain City Hall to show the public the research and possible... — Updated 6/7/2022

 By Mike Alexander    News

Officials discuss fentanyl: The worst is yet to come

There is no silver lining in the fentanyl cloud. Instead, El Paso County Coroner Dr. Leon Kelly summarized the situation last week by saying, "We have not seen the worst of this,"... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Mike Alexander    Schools

Hands-on learning alive and well

It may not look like it, but this is a picture of a vending machine, built by the Principles of Engineering class at Mesa Ridge High School. The class, taught by Bob Zanzig, built t... — Updated 4/13/2022

 By Mike Alexander    News

Now hear this: City Hall makes listening easier

From now on, many people who wear hearing aids will be able to automatically tune in to whatever is being discussed at Fountain City Council meetings (or any other meeting being... — Updated 4/5/2022

 By Mike Alexander    News

Fountain broadband officially underway

Today, members of Fountain city government, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Underline company will have a "ribbon-tying" ceremony and reception at Peaks N Pines... — Updated 3/30/2022


Veterans Victory site tour

Veterans and members of the military were invited to learn more about the Veterans Victory Housing and Small Business Center, a place where they can live, work and play. They were... — Updated 3/29/2022


Grocery store campaign continues

On Monday, March 21, the ad hoc committee rooting for a grocery store in downtown Fountain met to further organize and make plans for the future. Thirteen people participated in the... — Updated 3/23/2022


Citizens plead for new grocery store

Monday night, March 14, there was a public meeting at Fountain City Hall to discuss the subject of getting a new grocery store in or near the downtown area. The subject was on the... — Updated 3/16/2022

 By Mike Alexander    News

Addiction clinic comes to Fountain

A new tool in the battle against drug addiction has been made available to the Fountain area. The Front Range Clinic now sends its mobile clinic here each Tuesday from 1:30-3 p.m. T... — Updated 3/10/2022


Book's Automotive changes hands

There's a new name on one of Fountain's oldest landmarks: Book's Automotive Service, at 111 N. Santa Fe Ave., is now Stehlik's Service and Tire. Book's owner Ron Book retired after... — Updated 2/15/2022


Recycling Center aims to grow with grant, volunteers

The city-owned Fountain Recycling Center, already well-known for its multiple identities (recycling, community garden, lending library, and greenhouse), wants to add a couple more... — Updated 2/13/2022

 By Mike Alexander    Schools

WSD3 discusses daunting picture of district's growth

Widefield School District 3 Superintendent Kevin Duren, during a Community Conversation session hosted by the district on Jan. 25, said "staying small is no option" when referring... — Updated 2/4/2022


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