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 By Karin Hill    News    March 18, 2020

Study ranks Fountain 15th safest CO city

A recent report ranked Fountain the 15th safest city out of 41 cities studied in Colorado. The report only looked at cities with a minimum population of 10,000 and which had submitted complete crime reports to the FBI. The nearby cities of Colorado...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    March 18, 2020

City, Fort Carson partner for pest control services

The City of Fountain and Fort Carson have entered into a new partnership that officials say could be the beginning of many collaborations to come. Last week Mayor Gabriel Ortega and Garrison...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    March 18, 2020

Area construction update

It seems roads all over our area are under construction lately. Sidewalks are being replaced, potholes patched, and much more. The Fountain Valley News inquired about some of these projects, and here...

 

City of Fountain passes Declaration of Emergency in Response to COVID-19

City Officials have been monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and are taking action to help limit the spread of the disease and prepare for impacts to our community. The City of Fountain continues to work closely with officials from the El Paso... Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News    March 18, 2020

Shutdowns ordered amid COVID-19 fears

El Paso Board of County Commissioners Chairman Mark Waller has signed a local disaster emergency declaration for the county due to developments related to COVID-19. “The safety and well-being of our citizens is our top priority,” said... Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News    March 11, 2020

Honoring the ultimate sacrifice

Members of the Fountain Electric crew, including Electric Superintendent Carl Christian (right) present flowers to Caela Collette in front of a Gold Star banner on Hwy. 85 at Alabama Ave. that the...

 

Fountain City Council considers new tobacco regulations

The City Council has repealed a previous ordinance regulating tobacco sales and approved a new one in its place that not only complies with the new federal law raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21, but allows for...

 
 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...

 

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