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Fountain City Council Rejects Request From Singer Ranch to De-Annex From City 4-1

At its September 10 meeting, the Fountain City Council voted 4-1 (with Mayor Gabe Ortega opposed) to deny a request from Singer Ranch to disconnect (de-annex) a 275+ acre portion of the ranch from the City of Fountain. Some councilmembers,...

 

Kudos to Mayor Ortega for being a "Good Neighbor" to Singer Ranch

While some may not agree (as evidenced by the fact the mayor was alone in voting against denying the Singer Ranch from de-annexing from the City of Fountain) I, for one, support his vote. The Singer...

 

"Breadwinner" Dave Thomas Retires After 44 Years

For the story and photo highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/alternate/breadwinnerdavethomas_2019-9-11.pdf Many might associate the name Dave Thomas...

 

After 38 years in Business Ink Fountain Owner/"Valley Girl" Sandie Comstock is Ready to Head to the Hills

A local icon, Sandie Comstock, long-time owner/operator of Ink Fountain Printing, has announced she plans to retire and is selling the popular business located in Fountain at 721 Dale Street, north...

 

Santa's Helper has been Fountain's helper, too

A fond farewell will soon be due to a dear friend and someone who has been a friend to our community for nearly 40 years (or longer if you count her early years attending Widefield School District 3...

 

Scouts Earn Badge by Attending Council Meeting ask council about water contamination,

Vanessa Thomas, Fort Carson Girl Scouts Brownie and Junior Leader of Troop 4262, brought several of her girls to visit the Fountain City Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug.27, where they,...

 

Connie Sanford Named 2019 Fall Festival Grand Marshal

For two pages of photo highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/alternate/connieparademarshal_2019-8-28red.pdf Long-time City of Fountain Executive...

 

Three Cheers for Connie!!!

We are so very pleased the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce selected our dear friend Connie Sanford as this year's Fall Festival Grand Marshal. We have had the pleasure of working with Connie in a...

 

Fountain Voters Will Be Asked To Consider Sales Tax Increase On November's Ballot for Street Improvements

At the Fountain City Council meeting on Aug. 13, the council unanimously approved Resolution No.19-048 which will place a question asking for a sales tax increase on the Nov. 5 ballot for voters in the City of Fountain. The increase is for funding...

 

Long-Time Fountain Resident/Community Leader Fran Carrick Announces She Will Run For Fountain City Council At Large

If you have been in Fountain for a while, you quite likely already know long-time community volunteer, leader and activist Fran Carrick. A regular at Fountain City Council meetings, she has...

 

Business/Community Leader Tom Downing Announces Intent to Seek Re-Election to School District Eight Board of Education

Former District Eight School Board President Tom Downing announced last week his intention to seek re-election to the Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight Board of Education. He has taken a requ...

 

Single Hauler Garbage Concept Presented to Public

City of Fountain officials with representatives of CONO hosted a meeting on July 17 to gather feedback from local residents about the concept of considering a single hauler garbage and recycling service program in Fountain. Many left the meeting...

 

Local Vietnam Vet Rick Clements Surprised with Patriotic Quilt of Valor

As more and more family members arrived at his home one recent evening, Fountain resident and community volunteer Rick Clements couldn't quite figure out what was happening. When I arrived, it really...

 

Citizens' Make Plea To Fountain City Council Regarding Carport Regulations

At the Fountain City Council’s July 23 meeting, the Fountain City Council heard a plea for leniency from residents of Desert Circle in Comanche Junction regarding their carport. Two ladies, Sherry Orange and her daughter, Susie Miller, explained...

 

City of Fountain Exploring Single Hauler Trash Program, IGSAs with Fort Carson

At it’s June 25 meeting, the Fountain City Council heard a presentation from City Attorney Troy Johnson explaining what going with a single hauler trash program in the city would look like and why it could be beneficial. Note: there will be a...

 

Carports, Stopped Trains and Retail Store in Countryside Discussed at Council Meeting

Fountain City Council heard from Countryside area residents at its last meeting on June 11, regarding the construction of a retail store on property near the corner of Link and Jimmy Camp roads in southeastern Fountain. Mayor Gabe Ortega was quick...

 

Dog Dude!

Uggggg, one of the worst things an editor can do is spell someone's name wrong, or refer to them incorrectly. We strive so hard to be correct and have our information right in the news we bring you....

 

Jon Karroll's New Venture: Long-time Beloved News Anchor Begins New Role with Special Kids Special Families

After more than 25 years at KRDO TV, one of local television news' most recognizable and beloved news anchors, Jon Karroll, recently left his broadcasting career (in early March) to begin a new...

 

Bless You Dog Guy!

The last two weeks has been one of the hardest times of my life, since losing my precious doggie Micah. I wrote about losing him in part of an editorial and received such an overwhelming response...

 

Fountain Council Considering New Carport Regulations

A lengthy discussion about carports and the future regulations of them in Fountain took place during the May 28 city council meeting. It began with a presentation of suggestions from city staff regarding regulating carports, which until this time...

 

Way to Go Ladies!!!

This week, it is my pleasure to salute some very special lady grads from the class of 2019!! I have watched the first two (Rayshel and Jaya) grow and blossom into beautiful young ladies since they...

 

Road Trips, Graduation and Doggies

The convenience of air travel makes it so much easier to get to long-distance destinations and can be great when time is short, but I think a lot can be said for going on a road trip and seeing more...

 

Fountain City Council Approves Application For Liquor Sales Room For Blue Pine Brewery That Will Open In Fountain,

At its meeting May 14, the Fountain City Council unanimously approved a liquor sales room application for Blue Pine Brewery, LLC, doing business as Peaks N Pines Brewing Company, located at 212 W. Illinois Ave. The company made the application with...

 

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 zoning ordinance and possible updates. Subjects...

 

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...

 

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