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Contamination Without Representation: EPA Summit Summary, 3rd Stop Of Four Summits

During the EPA Summit Aug. 7 and 8, 2018, community members of Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition (FVCWC) addressed discrepancies and concerns about the PFAS water contamination we all have been...

 

Senate Bill 152 Ballot Initiative - What is This All About?

I know many of our residents are hearing more about Senate Bill 152 and what that could mean for Fountain. Senate Bill 152 (SB 152) was a measure passed by the Colorado Legislature in 2005. The law...

 

Fountain City Council Moves Forward Toward Placing SB-152 Exemption on Ballot in November

At its July 24 meeting, the Fountain City Council heard information about a ballot measure that will give Fountain residents the option of approving an SB-152 exemption. Mayor Gabe Ortega explained...

 

Jane F. Weeks

August 14, 1953 - July 24, 2018 Jane Forsberg Weeks, 64, died in her home in Fountain, Colorado, on July 24, 2018. Jane was born on August 14, 1953, in Sidney, New York. She attended the College at...

 

Good to See Rise in Grassroots Citizen Activity

I have personally witnessed something quite encouraging over the last couple of months. I have watched as caring citizens banded together with friends, neighbors and other local residents to make it...

 

Fountain Council Sets Date For Hearing On Proposed Electric Rate Increase

At its July 10 meeting the Fountain City Council unanimously approved a draft customer notice that will be mailed to all customers regarding a proposed $2.28 per month (for most residential...

 

Numerous Road Projects Around Fountain Could Hamper Driving in the All-America City This Summer

As most local drivers have probably noticed, there are several road improvement projects taking place around Fountain. The projects are being done to improve the quality of transportation...

 

City Council Approves Incentives for Planned Hotel

At its June 26 meeting, the Fountain City Council voted 5-2 to approve incentives for a planned hotel to be built near the South Academy Highlands site near the intersection of I-25 and Academy Blvd. Councilmembers Sharon Thompson and Jim Coke voted...

 

Fountain Council Shows Appreciation To Air Force Partner

At last week's Fountain City Council meeting Mayor Gabe Ortega (right) honored Col. Eric Dorminey of the 21st Space Wing who has been providing updates at city council meetings in recent months...

 

Residency Requirements Spark Heated Discussion At Council Meeting

A number of citizens were in attendance at the June 12 Fountain City Council meeting to voice concerns about a proposed ballot initiative that would allow the city’s police and fire chiefs to live within a 30 mile radius of the city rather than...

 

City Awarded $25,000 Grant for Water Sustainability Plan

During the June 12 Fountain City Council meeting Siemens Services Sales Manager Oscar Rangel presented the city council and Fountain Conservation and Sustainability Program Manager Katie Helm with a...

 

When the Going Gets Tough, Everyone in City of Fountain Comes Together

Imagine if you will, you're on a family vacation sitting on a cruise ship somewhere off the coast of Alaska and you have been out of touch with things going on at home. Then in the middle of the...

 

Democracy Held Hostage

At the June 12th City Council meeting in Fountain, a group of citizens came to express their opposition to a proposed amendment to the city charter than would allow future police chiefs and fire...

 

Group Forms to Oppose Possible Ballot Initiative Making it OK For Police and Fire Chief to No Longer be Required to Live in Fountain

“Fountain, A Place I Call Home” is the name given to a Facebook page created by concerned citizens who are rallying in opposition to a potential ballot initiative that would ask voters to allow...

 

Retiring Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine Honored by Fountain City Council

Fountain's long-time Fire Chief Darin Anstine was honored by City of Fountain Mayor Gabe Ortega and the Fountain City Council at the May 22 council meeting. Mayor Ortega said he always had known...

 

A Thank You Letter

May 25, 2018 Today is my last day of work after 32 years of service with the City of Fountain Fire Department. As I retire, I need to send a few genuine thanks. There are so many people, that it is... Full story

 

Retirement Celebration for Beloved Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine is Saturday

Friends of retiring Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine are hosting a retirement reception this Saturday, May 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fountain KOA Campground's Legacy Hall, 8100 Bandley Drive. All...

 

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Building Dedication Held for New Salvation Army Fountain Valley Corps Community Center

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and building dedication for the Salvation Army Fountain Valley Corps Community Center was held recently at 208 Cunningham Dr. in Security. The community center had formerly...

 
 By Patricia St. Louis    News    May 2, 2018

Council Moves Forward With Putting Proposed Residency Requirement Change for Police and Fire Chiefs on Ballot

At its meeting Tuesday, April 24, the Fountain City Council gave approval to city staff to move forward with creating a proposal for November’s ballot that will ask citizens to consider changing...

 

Meeting About Fountain Streets Tonight at Fountain City Hall

A City Hall meeting on the topic of “City Streets and City Street Projects” is planned at 5:30 p.m. next Wednesday, April 25, in the council chambers at Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St. The event is being hosted by members of the Fountain...

 

City Council Considers Military Appreciation Banner Program

At its April 10 meeting, the Fountain City Council heard from Councilmember Sharon Thompson about a special program that would allow for the display of military appreciation banners around the city....

 

Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamed by City Council

A Proclamation designating the month of April as "Child Abuse Prevention Month" was passed unanimously by the Fountain City Council at its meeting last week. Representatives of El Paso County's...

 

Meeting About Fountain Streets April 25 at Fountain City Hall

A City Hall meeting on the topic of “City Streets and City Street Projects” is planned at 5:30 p.m. next Wednesday, April 25, in the council chambers at Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St. The event is being hosted by members of the Fountain...

 

City of Fountain Honors Lineworkers

If the power is on where you are reading this, you have a lineworker to thank. Today (Wednesday, April 18) is "Lineworker Appreciation Day," honoring the serious and vital work carried out by...

 

Meeting About Fountain Streets April 25 at Fountain City Hall

A City Hall meeting on the topic of “City Streets and City Street Projects” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the council chambers at Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St. The event is being hosted by members of the Fountain...

 

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