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Community organizations, volunteers prepare for Creek Week

The Fountain Creek Watershed needs helping hands, and everyone is invited to participate in the 8th annual Creek Week Cleanup, happening Sept. 25–Oct. 3. This nine-day cleanup... — Updated 9/16/2021


Thompson is proven leader for Fountain

I actively seek out representatives that have a proven record of supporting veterans. As a veteran, I appreciate that Sharon Thompson has stepped up to run for mayor of Fountain! I... — Updated 9/15/2021


Local election news: Candidates for city, school board races

There were some last-minute changes to the list of candidates running for City Council and Mayor in Fountain last week. In addition, numerous individuals filed petitions with local... — Updated 9/1/2021 Full story

 By G. Connor Salter    News

Parade Grand Marshal has a long history of serving the community

After stepping down as executive editor in 2019, ending 39 years at the Fountain Valley News, Patty St. Louis wasn't planning on anything except enjoying retirement. In January 2021... — Updated 9/1/2021


Marcia Gieck for Fountain City Council Ward 3

I am running for Fountain City Council Ward 3 because I want to be of service to my community and represent the residents of my Ward. I have the education, experience and longevity... — Updated 9/1/2021


Thank you, Ward 3

First of all, I would like to thank the 35 citizens of Ward 3 that signed my petition to put me on the ballot as a candidate for Ward 3. I really enjoyed meeting with all of you. I... — Updated 9/1/2021


Residents to vote on TABOR issue

The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners has voted to place a county TABOR question on the November 2021 Coordinated Election ballot. Commissioners voted on the measure in a publicly noticed meeting after soliciting... — Updated 9/1/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Council, mayoral races in Fountain

Monday was the deadline for potential candidates for Fountain mayor or City Council to submit their petitions with the required signatures from registered voters. As of press time... — Updated 8/27/2021 Full story


Fountain City Council race has 7 candidates to date

As of close of business Thursday, seven individuals had picked up petitions to start the process of running for City Council or mayor in Fountain, according to the City Clerk's... — Updated 8/20/2021 Full story


Gateway Prayer Garden complete after years of efforts

It began with a prayer over 15 years ago, but started to become a reality five years ago. With a lot of work and help, Gateway Prayer Garden (8035 Bandley Drive in Fountain) has... — Updated 8/18/2021 Full story


Because you Asked: Rules about roadside memorials

This paper's July 21 issue published a letter to the editor from Mary Koepp ("Trading gravesites for street corners") asking about a memorial on the street corner of Caballero... — Updated 8/18/2021

 By Karin Hill    Community

Council gets updates from community groups

At their meeting on Aug. 10, the Fountain City Council heard updates from various organizations, including the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President James Flowers... — Updated 8/18/2021


Council Member Lauer announces run for mayor

My name is Greg Lauer and I hope to earn your vote to become the next Mayor of Fountain. I have been on the city council since 2013, serving in one of the At-Large positions and was... — Updated 8/11/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Council approves ARPA expenses, pay hike for bus drivers, projects

The city of Fountain soon will distribute $250,000 in grant money for small businesses that suffered from the effects of COVID-19; add $111,000 in retroactive hazard pay to public... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    Community

One of Fountain's own making a difference for fellow veterans

A Fountain native and Air Force veteran currently serving a Texas community has been honored for exceptional service to fellow veterans – including efforts to prevent suicide,... — Updated 8/1/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    Community

City judge retiring after nearly 50 years

When Fountain's municipal judge first got to work in 1972, community service wasn't yet a thing and the person for whom Aga Park was named was the mayor. Now, after 49 years on the... — Updated 7/28/2021 Full story


Cory Applegate to run for city council

My Name is Cory Applegate, and I am writing to ask for your vote. I am running for Ward 3 representative on the Fountain City Council. To tell you a little about myself, I am... — Updated 7/28/2021

 By Karin Hill    Community

Fountain council roundup

The Fountain City Council entered into a major agreement with Fort Carson and also gave tentative approval for two major developments - one of them facing major opposition from... — Updated 7/23/2021


A 'beacon' of hope: FPD clinician gets to work

The new behavioral health unit at Fountain Police Department has been at work for a few weeks now, and people are already seeing a difference. While introducing clinician Krysta... — Updated 7/22/2021 Full story


Thunder in the Valley gets great community response

Participation was strong for the Thunder in the Valley Car Show, which took place on Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10. The annual event raises money for Fountain Valley... — Updated 7/21/2021


The Christian response to national and state issues

What is the proper Christian response to national and state issues? Should Christians be involved in politics? These are questions that cause great consternation in many churches... — Updated 7/14/2021


Gordon Rick, candidate for Fountain City Council

My name is Gordon Rick, and I am writing to ask for your vote. I am running for the Ward 1 Representative on the Fountain City Council. We need to improve our streets and roads. We... — Updated 7/14/2021


Water in the Valley: Is there enough?

With droughts currently covering almost half the state, many Fountain Valley residents are wondering how water supplies are doing. This is especially true after reports several... — Updated 7/12/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

City puts brakes on single-hauler idea

At last week's Fountain City Council meeting, officials announced they would not continue to pursue switching the city's trash and recycling to a single-hauler model. Although the... — Updated 7/1/2021 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

A closer look at crime in Fountain

Crime is up everywhere, and Fountain residents certainly are not immune to it. In fact, the steady rise in crime has prompted Fountain Police Chief Chris Heberer to request four... — Updated 6/23/2021 Full story


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