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Ardith Bruce Was Honored as One of Our Hometown Heroes

At a third council meeting, in a row, on April 9th, the issue of the electric lineman statue was brought up. This time Councilman Phil Thomas stated, that I, Fran Carrick, while sitting on Fountain's...

 
 News    April 10, 2019 

Nebraska Municipal Power Pool Honors Fountain Utilities Director Curtis Mitchell

Fountain Utilities Director Curtis Mitchell recently received the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool 's Bob Arraj Innovative Service Award at the NMPP's44th Annual Meeting and Conference in Lincoln,...

 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

  I hope all are well and enjoying a nice week.  I have several county updates but wanted to start by mentioning that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month so please keep an eye and ear open for...

 

Enough is Enough

Far too often I have sat at home quietly fuming about the actions of the Fountain City Council. But now, enough is enough. After their mid-March meeting, I had an occasion to cheer in my heart and...

 

Discussion Closed... Oh Not So Fast!

I attended a Fountain City Council meeting the first part of March when Curtis Mitchell and Carl Christian presented the idea to have a monument erected of an electric lineman to celebrate the 100...

 
 By Geof Clark    News    March 27, 2019

Fundraising for Life-Sized Bronze to Honor 100th Anniversary of Electric Department

The subject of paying for the building of a life-sized bronze statue to honor the 100th anniversary of the City of Fountain's Electric Department was brought up at the Fountain City Council's March...

 

Retiring Planning Commissioners Honored

At the March 12 Fountain City Council meeting, Planning Commissioners Kelli Kennedy (far right) and Marcia Gieck (second from left) were honored for their years of service. They are pictured with...

 

New Planning Commissioners Appointed by Fountain City Council

At the March 12 Fountain City Council meeting, after honoring retiring planning commission members, the council unanimously voted to appoint three new commissioners. Melissa Smith and James Baum...

 

New Fountain Fire Chief James Maxon Sworn in by Mayor Gabe Ortega

Fountain Mayor Gabe Ortega, right, swears in new Fountain Fire Chief James Maxon during a special ceremony held recently in the Fountain City Council chambers. Those in attendance included city...

 

Shopping Center to be Torn Down

Fencing recently went up around the Fountain Valley Shopping Center that previously was home to Valley Bowl and a strip mall filled with businesses, which have closed and/or relocated. According to...

 

Zoning Change Request For Site Across From Mesa Ridge High School Stalls At Council Meeting

At the Fountain City Council meeting on February 26, the second reading of a controversial zoning change stalled when no councilmembers made a motion regarding the request. This, after hearing from a...

 
 By Jean Smith    Opinion    March 6, 2019

What Can We Live With?

For now there will be no convenience store/gas station on the SW corner of Syracuse at Mesa Ridge Parkway. This development was a bad idea. The proposed lanes only added confusion and danger to...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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