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 By Karin Hill    News    February 19, 2020 

Fountain to pursue broadband partnership

Fountain officials have decided to pursue a partnership with a commercial provider to install and operate broadband throughout the city's utility service area. The decision came after a workshop Feb....

 

Gateway Prayer Garden progressing

A community prayer garden cleared another hurdle in its development recently, as the Fountain City Council approved the first reading of a rezoning ordinance. The 32-acre site along Bandley Drive...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    February 12, 2020

Mayor Ortega Q&A

Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a question-and-answer style interview with Fountain Mayor Gabriel Ortega. Q: Where is the city in terms of its Strategic Plan, the priorities and how much has been...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    February 5, 2020

Q&A with Mayor Ortega

Editor's Note: This is the first installment of a question-and-answer style interview with Fountain Mayor Gabriel Ortega where we cover a wide variety of topics. The series will continue in next...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    January 22, 2020

Fountain nixes signs in public right-of-way

The Fountain City Council tackled two controversial topics last week: a development plan for a proposed new subdivision at Link and Kane roads, and whether to allow signs in the public right-of-way....

 

Curtailing freedom of speech

At the Jan. 14 Fountain City Council meeting, with no advance notice and very little input from the public, the council voted 6-1 to prohibit all signs and banners in the public right of way. Council...

 

MLK Unity in the Community

An event celebrating the continuing legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was held Monday at the Dean Fleischer Activities Center in Fountain. This is the first time this type of event has been...

 

Fountain-Fort Carson School Board members care about student success

The mission of Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 (FFC8) is to develop generations of world class learners capable of being successful members of society by providing a positive, empowering, and...

 
 By Geof Clark    News    January 1, 2020

Fountain Valley Chamber experiences growth

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce is experiencing a renaissance, and it aims to bring new energy to both its members and the community at large. "We have worked really hard to build a...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We have had a year of many successes: Please go to our Facebook page to read all of the additional information and links: 1. HB 1279 legislation: banning future use and...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    December 25, 2019

Rec center planning kicks into high gear

People have been talking about it for years, but now the planning for a new recreation facility to serve all of the Fountain Valley is getting serious. There's just one catch: funding. "This is not ju...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    December 18, 2019

Proposed housing generates questions development

A 59-acre property in east Fountain is the subject of a rezoning request that could lead the way to as many as 271 new homes, despite neighbors' concerns. The Fountain City Council voted Dec. 10 to...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    December 18, 2019

Fountain promotes resources

Fountain city officials are encouraging residents to take advantage of some new – and some not so new – resources that are available to them. At last week's City Council meeting, John Trylch, the...

 

New City Councilmembers Sworn into Office

Fountain City Clerk Silvia Huffman swears in and congratulates new Council Members Detra Duncan, pictured at left, and Tamara Estes, pictured below, during the Dec. 10 Fountain City Council...

 
 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 new zoning code included discussions of modular...

 

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 percent over the current rate. “There’s $53...

 
 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...

 

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