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 By Karin Hill    News    December 4, 2019

Venetucci extension to 'bridge' gaps in access

Before dawn Monday morning, six 125-foot concrete bridge girders were delivered to a work site near Sam's Club in north Fountain. Their job will be to support the new extension of Venetucci Boulevard...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    November 27, 2019

Zoning code update nears final approval

On Nov. 19, Fountain City Council approved the 2020 budget and gave initial approval to a revamped zoning code – including revised sign regulations. The first reading of an ordinance regarding the...

 

Election results final

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has completed the official Canvass of the 2019 Coordinated Election. Final official results include additional ballots from military and overseas voters, and ballots that were counted after ID,...

 

Council decides budget increases, carport penalties

The Fountain City Council voted on Nov. 12 to implement a formal notice system for carports that continue to be out of compliance after new regulations were adopted earlier this year. City Attorney...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    November 13, 2019

Street Tax Fails; Council, School Boards See Change

Fountain voters in the Nov. 5 election rejected a ballot initiative that officials say was critical to fixing city streets. They also voted in a few new faces to the City Council - Detra Duncan and...

 

Grant to Improve Fort Carson Access

Colorado is receiving an $18.35 million federal BUILD grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvement Project (MAMSIP), slated for construction in El Paso County. Officials said it will...

 

More Perspective on Marijuana

Once again, Mr. Lippincott, You are Right! I am writing this evening in response to Mr. Lippincott's guest editorial. I consider both Lippincotts good friends, honorable people who are always well...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    October 30, 2019

Fountain Voters to Decide Street Tax Initiative Nov. 5

Proponents of a sales tax increase to fix some of Fountain’s deteriorating roads are hoping voters will say “yes” to 2A, the city’s initiative to increase the local sales tax rate by .35...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    October 30, 2019

Council, staff address resident questions on water, police cars, more

Policy on police cars going home with officers and customer concerns about water rates were among the many topics discussed at last week's Fountain City Council meeting. Council member Sharon...

 

Support For Tamara Estes

Dear Editor, I'm proud to support Tamara Estes for Ward 2 City Council seat - a seat that I formerly held.  I have known Tami all her life and ask that you vote for her along with me.  Tami was...

 

Bennet Staff Member to Hold Listening Session in Fountain  

Do you need help dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs, IRS, Social Security Administration, or another federal agency? Do you have a suggestion for Congress that will help your family or community? If so, then Colorado U.S. Senator...

 

2019 Coats 4 Kids Coat Drive

Fountain Fire Department personnel coordinating with members of Fountain Middle School’s Sources of Strength Club (right, the 6th grade club members, with their Advisor Ms. Hazley Sutter and...

 

City Council Hopefuls Answer Citizen Questions at Forum

Candidates for Fountain City Council are shown at the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition's Candidate Forum Saturday evening at the Fountain Library. Pictured from the left are host Liz Rosenbaum...

 

News staff hosts Meet the Candidate Event

Here are your six candidates for Fountain City Council in November's election. This photo was taken at a recent Meet the Candidate event this newspaper hosted at the Fountain Library. Pictured from...

 

Halloween Events, 2020 Budget Process

I hope all are doing great and enjoying the week. As we near the back end of this spooooky month, I wanted to put out some information on local, family fun Halloween events. And, remember to get your...

 

Fountain Valley Water Coalition Hosts Council Candidate Forum

The Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition will host a Fountain City Council candidate Debate and forum this Saturday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Fountain Library community meeting room. There will be food catered by Fresh Taste Catering at 6 following...

 

We Are Fortunate To Have Someone With Tamara Estes' Strong Roots Running For City Council

I was born in Colorado and raised here in Fountain until around middle school.  In 2017, I returned to Fountain, where I have always thought of as my hometown.  I now live with and take care of my...

 

Freedom Of Speech Is Messy

At the October 8th city council meeting, an extremely important question was being asked of our city council. Should the city ban temporary signs in public right of ways or should they be allowed? In...

 

Republican Club to Hear From State Rep. Landgraf

On Monday, Oct. 21, the Fountain Valley Republican Club will hear from guest speaker Rep. Lois Landgraf at its monthly meeting at the Fountain IHOP. “Bring your questions about last session in Denver and we’ll talk about the up coming  2020...

 

Streets Committee to Host City Council Candidate Forum

The Fountain Colorado Streets Committee is hosting a Fountain Candidates Forum this Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Fountain Public Library, 230 S. Main Street in downtown Fountain. “This is timely, as ballots are mailed and should be received...

 

We Have The Capacity To Do Great Things! 

FVCWC www.facebook.com/fvcwc for updates  [email protected]  The last two weeks I have spent time traveling through South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida for a family vacation with our grown up kids. The water we drank in all of the states...

 

Calling all Fountain Voters: Meet Your Council Candidates!!!

There are two (possibly three-stay tuned about the third one) upcoming opportunities for voters in City of Fountain to meet their candidates for the November Fountain City Council election. Seeking election to two Councilmember At Large positions...

 

Citizens Invited to Submit Questions for This Newspaper's Meet the Candidates Event October 12

This newspaper will host a Meet the Candidates event for Fountain City Council candidates listed above, this Saturday, Oct. 12, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Fountain Library’s Meeting Room, 230 S. Main Street in Fountain (south of City Hall.) All...

 

Fountain Valley Democratic Club to host a Candidate Meet and Greet

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club will host a Candidate Meet and Greet at its next meeting at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.   Candidates for all elective offices for Fountain City Council and school...

 

Calling all Fountain Voters:

There are two (possibly three-stay tuned about the third one) upcoming opportunities for voters in City of Fountain to meet their candidates for the November Fountain City Council election. Seeking election to two Councilmember At Large positions...

 

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