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City Council Reviews Possible Zoning Topics for Futher Discussion in the Future

At its Jan. 22 meeting, the Fountain City Council considered several topics related to city planning and zoning, and whether or not they wish to pursue further discussions as related to the city’s...

 

Clarification: Some Councilmembers Did Wish to Explore Tiny Homes Zoning

In a recent editorial, I expressed my disappointment that Planning Commissioner Gordon Rick was denied a request for 15 minutes at a future council meeting when the City Council planned to further...

 

It's Good to be "Home"

Imagine finding out you have about two days to clear out most all you have accumulated over the course of 60 years. That's where we at the News office found ourselves last fall, after learning we...

 

Fountain Council Awards $2.8 Million Contract for Completion of Venetucci Blvd. to B Street

At its Jan. 8 meeting the Fountain City Council approved a resolution awarding a contract of $2,816,225 to Wildcat Construction Co., Inc. for construction of a Venetucci Boulevard extension to B Stree...

 

Not Too Neighborly Of Fountain City Council To Go Against Concerns Of D3 Regarding Zoning Change Request

Despite being notified Widefield School District 3 officials were strongly opposed to a proposal to change the zoning of property directly across the street to the west of Mesa Ridge High School, from...

 

Planning Commissioner Should Have His 15 Minutes

First I want to wish one and all a happy and blessed New Year! The past month flew by in a blurr; we had to do so much work ahead of each holiday to meet deadlines (adopting the mindset as if the...

 

Congratulations Roy!

We are so pleased to be able to share the news this week that Security Water and Sanitation Districts Manager Roy Heald was honored by his peers with the Small Districts Association as Manager of the...

 

"Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"

As I have done so for many years now, this week I am pleased to share one of my favorite Christmas tales with you below. It's the response a newspaper editor wrote to a young girl over 100 years ago,...

 

Fountain City Council Turns Down Request From City Employees Advisory Group for Additional Paid Time Off

At its last meeting in November, the Fountain City Council heard a presentation by Fountain City Manager Scott Trainor, who was speaking on behalf of the city’s Employee Advisory Group. He said the...

 

Share Your Favorite Holiday Memories!

You might have seen a related announcement on this week's front page inviting our readers to share your favorite holiday memories, for consideration to be published in an upcoming issue of this...

 

Let Your Holiday Hearts Shine!

Not complaining (although a few slow news weeks sure wouldn't hurt our feelings), but as our community has grown over the last six decades, so has the population; the number of people living and...

 

We are So Thankful for All of You

As another Thanksgiving quickly nears, I wanted to take a moment to express our thanks for all of you... everyone who supports making this newspaper possible by choosing your hometown community...

 

Recycle! (And Let's Keep Our Community Beautiful!)

This Thursday is America Recycles Day. Not that we need a designated day to remind us of the importance of recycling here at the News office.. but if it helps get people motivated to help keep our...

 

Continue to Let Your Voice Be Heard!!

As I write this, we are only hours away from the closing of election season. However the election turns out, remember, there is still much more you can do beyond casting your vote! In many ways, that...

 

Fountain City Council Passes Resolution Opposing Amendment 74

At its October 23 meeting the Fountain City Council unanimously passed Resolution #18-058, described as “a resolution opposing Amendment 74, an attempt to amend the Colorado constitution to...

 

Let Your Voice Be Heard!!!

After what has felt like one of the longest campaign seasons in history, the time is now- please let your voice be heard and vote!!! No matter your stance or choice of candidates, now is the time to...

 

Local Candidate Profiles to be Featured in Next Week's Issue

It's been announced that El Paso County's ballots for the Nov. 6 election were mailed earlier this week. We certainly hope everyone will take their time to educate themselves about the candidates and...

 

"We" are 60!!!

I must say my heart is filled with pride this week as we celebrate the newspaper's 60th anniversary (which is today) and begin our 61st year of serving the Fountain Valley community. I only wish our...

 

Lori Brazil Was Always Working Hard To Make Our Community A Better Place

For a couple of weeks now, I have been struggling with writing this tribute in memory of one of our community's most cherished ladies and leaders... Lori Brazil. I don't know if it's because I just...

 

Fountain City Council Approves Electric Rate Increase

At its Sept 11 meeting the Fountain City Council approved a resolution to increase base electric rates for all classes of customers both inside and outside of the city. A public hearing for the...

 

Apologies are in Order

In last week's paper, I incorrectly identified Widefield School District 3's Superintendent Scott Campbell as someone else in a photo caption that appeared with the Security Lions' Kidspree article....

 

Results of Recreation Center Feasibility Study Presented at Council Meeting

At the August 28 Fountain City Council meeting, the council heard a presentation about an ongoing effort to collaborate with others in the Fountain Valley area for the creation of a new recreation...

 

From My Perspective

Something has been on my mind for a few weeks now. I feel I have a responsibility to share my perspective on a situation I have witnessed unfolding over the last couple months. Seems there has been...

 

Public Safety Personnel Show Solidarity Under Current Leadership

There was a Public Safety presentation at the start of the Aug. 14 Fountain City Council meeting, with standing room only as the council chambers were filled by members of the city's fire and police...

 

Taking My Own Advice...

Last week I shared the news that after two frustrating months of waiting for the original roofer who contacted us after the June 13 hailstorm to take care of our building with no success, we were...

 

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