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 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


Help with watershed, parks

I hope all are having a nice day. I want to wish everyone a wonderful President's Day this Monday, and provide an update on a request for feedback for our newest Open Space Master... — Updated 2/9/2021


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

 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain City Council to return to partial in-person meetings

Fountain City Council meetings will go back to in-person – at least partially – beginning Jan. 26. Because of a slight relaxation of county restrictions, the meetings will... — Updated 1/19/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

COVID-19 vaccines arrive

El Paso County Public Health officials presented an overview of the new COVID-19 vaccine to the Fountain City Council last week, including details about how and when the product... — Updated 12/23/2020 Full story

 By Karin Hill    Community

City to partner with food bank

The downtown Fountain community should soon have a new resource for food thanks to a partnership between Care and Share and the city of Fountain. City officials announced they are... — Updated 12/16/2020 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

New businesses coming to Mesa

Fountain planners have confirmed that several new businesses are coming to vacant land at Mesa Ridge Parkway and Syracuse Street, where significant site work has been visible over... — Updated 12/8/2020


Cumberland Green marks milestone of achievement

Newer residents of Cumberland Green may not know about the tough times this metropolitan district has behind it. But people who have worked tirelessly to keep it solvent recollect... — Updated 12/3/2020


Fountain Together spreads native flowers, awareness

Susan Kircher, organizer for local advocacy group Fountain Together, is encouraging Fountain residents and city officials to plant local wildflower seeds. She spoke to the Fountain... — Updated 12/2/2020 Full story

 By Karin Hill    Community

Second round of input for Ohio Avenue placemaking now open for suggestions

Organizers of a "placemaking" public input campaign designed to generate ideas for improving the Ohio Avenue corridor in Olde Town Fountain have released the findings of the first... — Updated 11/25/2020 Full story


If it transmits, it's a smart meter

If a water meter transmits its data to the utility company offices, it is a smart meter. Smart meters emit electromagnetic radio frequency, low grade radiation, which is harmful to... — Updated 11/25/2020


Thankful for better park access

As the parent of a son with a severe brain injury, I fully understand the challenges faced by those with disabilities. While the Americans with Disabilities Act went a long way to r... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

City considers new development fees

The city of Fountain is taking steps to implement a series of fees on new residential and commercial construction designed to help fund future public safety facilities and road main... — Updated 11/23/2020 Full story


Fountain Mesa Park gets facelift, new inclusive equipment

The city of Fountain Parks and Recreation department unveiled new playground equipment at Fountain Mesa Park on Nov. 12. The new structures include several ADA-friendly and wheelcha... — Updated 11/17/2020


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