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 By Karin Hill    News 

Fountain expects $7.7M in federal ARPA funds

At its June 8 meeting the Fountain City Council discussed the $7.7 million in federal aid expected through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Officials also reviewed the city's cu... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Thompson to run for mayor

The race for mayor of Fountain is getting underway, with longtime council member Sharon Thompson being the first to announce her candidacy. She formally explained her decision to... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
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Updates to fireworks policy in city, county

The city of Fountain announced it would not allow the sale, use or possession of fireworks in city limits, effective June 10. There is no end date for the ban at this time. “The city will continue to assess the situation related... — Updated 6/16/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Major road project underway

State, local and military officials gathered in Fountain last Wednesday for a ceremonial groundbreaking on the large-scale road project designed to improve access and commuter safet... — Updated 6/14/2021 Full story

 

Fireworks banned in Fountain as of today

The city of Fountain will not allow the sale, use or possession of fireworks in city limits, effective Thursday, June 10. There is no end date for the ban at this time. This brings... — Updated 6/10/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

City still soliciting public input on trash hauler issue

UPDATE: The blog feature for resident comments was removed from the main page containing the collection of single-hauler meeting videos and feasibility study. City staff took it down to review all the comments before the May 12... — Updated 5/13/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

City wrapping up trash talks next week

The city of Fountain is wrapping up its series of public meetings on the topic of switching to a single-hauler option for trash and recycling. The final question-and-answer session... — Updated 5/7/2021 Full story

 

Springs Airport sees big increase in March passengers

In March, the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) enplaned 57,758 passengers and a total of 114,397 passengers traveled through the terminal. This represents a 67 percent increase in enplanements compared to 2020, down just 4.6 percent... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Council reviews streets master plan

A major theme of a draft Master Transportation Plan for the city of Fountain is the need for more loops around the city and alternatives to existing busy thoroughfares to alleviate those hot spots of congestion in central areas.... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

Fountain City Council odds and ends

The Fountain City Council made a number of proclamations and declarations on April 9: • The month of April as National Autism Awareness Month • April 18 as Line Worker Appreciation Day • The week of April 5-11 as National... — Updated 4/27/2021

 

Snapshots from Fountain City Council

For more details on these and other council activities, see next week's News.... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Growth 'daunting' for public safety

Fountain Police Department has added a third person to its traffic division, and a fourth is in the works. That's just one of the ways the department is adjusting to meet the... — Updated 4/15/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Thinking strategically: City begins work on a 2022-24 Strategic Plan

How will Fountain handle future development proposals? What if adequate roads and utilities aren't available when developers want to build? How will public safety personnel be able... — Updated 4/7/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain kicks off series of trash hauler meetings

Despite hundreds of comments on the topic circulating on social media, only seven members of the public attended the in-person portion of Monday's meeting about the city of... — Updated 4/6/2021

 

Strategic Plan work session set

The city of Fountain will host a Strategic Planning Meeting for Strategic Plan 2022-2024 on Wednesday, March 31, at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Due to COVID-19 safety protocol, in-person participants should call 719-322-2020... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Trash Talk: Fountain continues to explore single-hauler option

Prompted largely by concerns over the effects of multiple garbage trucks in and out of neighborhoods each week, Fountain is raising the possibility of moving to a single-hauler... — Updated 3/26/2021 Full story

 

Some utility rates increasing

Last week the Colorado Springs City Council voted to increase natural gas rates for Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU), which affects many customers in Security as well. The increase... — Updated 3/17/2021 Full story

 
 By G. Connor Salter    News

Widefield Parks & Rec studying new options

With financing for the anticipated regional rec center put on hold, Widefield Parks & Rec (WPR) is seeking other ways to accommodate current recreational needs. WPR and city of... — Updated 3/17/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

New apartments could come quickly if rezoning approved

Attendees of last week's Fountain City Council meeting got a first glimpse of what a new 336-unit apartment complex south of Mesa Ridge Parkway might look like if the city approves... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

New mental health unit at Fountain PD gearing up for duty

Sometimes cops wear so many hats during the course of a shift, that being an expert handler in all types of situations is an impossible expectation, Fountain Police Chief Chris... — Updated 3/3/2021 Full story

 

Council updates strategic plan; rezoning request coming up

The Fountain City Council voted last Tuesday to adopt several revisions to the city's Strategic Plan, including goals for a possible regional recreation center. The previous goal... — Updated 3/2/2021

 

Sunny Side Market now open

After several months of development, the Sunny Side Market at the Walt Fortman Center (501 E. Iowa Ave. in Fountain) is open for customers. Owned and operated by the Care and Share... — Updated 2/18/2021 Full story

 

Youth Council wraps up winter scarf and hat drive

Starting in November, members of the newly formed Fountain Youth Council began collecting items to help people in need stay warm. Items included scarves, hats and gloves. Members... — Updated 2/16/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Council proclaims Black History Month

Last Tuesday the Fountain City Council read a proclamation declaring February as Black History Month. At the invitation of Council Member Dr. Detra Duncan, two boys gave speeches... — Updated 2/16/2021

 

Watershed district seeks board member

The Board of the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District is seeking a community-minded citizen to serve as Board Director. The position is appointed jointly by the Colorado Springs City Council and the El Paso... — Updated 2/9/2021

 

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