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City of Fountain Hires New Fire Chief

There is a new man in charge of the Fountain Fire Department. James Maxon was recently hired as the city's new fire chief. He will begin his duties in March. Former Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine...

 
 By Geof Clark    News    February 20, 2019 

Fountain Council Hears From Widefield Resident About Proposed Zoning Change at Open Space

The controversial topic of Fountain City Council changing the zoning designation from Parks and Open Space District to Regional Commercial District for a piece of property located on Syracuse St.,...

 

Fountain to be a Sanctuary City?

Recently, I received and completed a survey about Fountain becoming a sanctuary. It asked me what I thought about Fountain becoming a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants. Balderdash and horse...

 
 By Jean Smith    Opinion    February 20, 2019 

Convenience Store Will Only Add Problems for Widefield Neighborhood

Traffic-traffic-traffic-development, people, cars--traffic... The traffic congestion at the corner of Syracuse and Mesa Ridge Parkway is not unique for this county. Syracuse Street has a history. It...

 

Zoning Change Request for Proposed Development at Corner of Syracuse and Mesa Ridge Pkwy. Returning to City Council Agenda Feb. 26

This newspaper confirmed on Tuesday morning that a zoning change request for land located across the street to the west from Mesa Ridge High School, asking that it be changed from open space to region...

 

Tell City Council you want a NO ZONE CHANGE vote!

What a snow job- I'm not talking about the weather. That was the presentation Feb. 6, 2019, given by Evergreen Development and Maverick Inc., regarding the proposed building on the corner of Syracuse...

 

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...

 

Historical Society Presents Shirts to City Leaders

At the Jan. 22 Fountain City Council meeting, Fountain Valley Historical Society and Museum representatives Sharon Brown (a former city councilmember) and Tamera Estes distributed shirts to Mayor...

 

Community Meeting Tonight About Proposed Development at Corner of Syracuse and Mesa Ridge Pkwy

All are invited to attend a meeting hosted by Evergreen Development Company regarding its plans for developing the site at the corner of Mesa Ridge Parkway and Syracuse, just across the street from...

 

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...

 

Keep Open Space Open!

OPEN SPACE... a concept apparently lost to the Fountain Economic staff and City Council. A development firm presented to City Council a proposal requesting the zoning change of the park/open space...

 

Property Owner Tables Zoning Change Request, Proposal Pulled From Fountain City Council Agenda

After last week’s issue of this paper was published, which included a story explaining the Fountain City Council had voted 6-1 (on first reading) to approve a zoning change request for property on...

 

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...

 

Question: Why Should Residents of Widefield Attend Fountain City Council meetings?

At the Jan. 8, 2019 meeting, the Fountain City Council voted and changed the zoning of the park/open space land across from Mesa Ridge High School, NW corner, to commercial property. What is being...

 

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...

 

Fountain Valley Water Concerns

I want to thank everyone in this community who has been so vigilant and concerned about the state of water in the Fountain Valley. We all know that in October 2015 the Environmental Protection Agency...

 

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...

 

Newly Created Recreation Facility Advisory Committee Welcomes Input at Meetings Next Meeting Set for Monday Evening

The newly formed Recreation Facility Advisory Committee that is looking into the feasibility of building a recreational facility that would serve Security, Widefield and Fountain residents invites local citizens to attend its regular meetings to...

 

City of Fountain Citizens Academy Graduates Recognized at Fountain Council Meeting

Members of the City of Fountain Citizens Academy graduating class were recognized at the Nov. 13 Fountain City Council meeting. During the academy, participants visited different city entities to see...

 
 By Geof Clark    News    November 21, 2018

Fountain City Council Approves 2019 Fiscal Year Budget on First Reading

Members of the Fountain City Council approved the city’s 2019 fiscal year budget on first reading following a public hearing last Tuesday. The second reading and final approval is scheduled for the...

 

Legion Post 5 Members Present Check Donation to Fountain Fire Department for Coat Drive

Representatives of American Legion Post 5 in Colorado Springs attended a recent Fountain City Council meeting to make a presentation of a $725 donation to the Fountain Fire Department for the coat...

 

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...

 

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