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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...

 

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 staff was requesting to have Christmas Eve and...

 

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 drastically limit state and local government services at...

 

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...

 

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