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 By Geof Clark    News    July 17, 2019 

Fountain Council Approves Ordinance Approving ODP for Countryside West

At their July 9 meeting, Fountain City Councilmembers voted to approve the second reading of an ordinance approving an Overall Development Plan for Countryside West, located near the northwest corner...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

Possibility of Going With One-Hauler Trash Program in City of Fountain Focus Of Meeting Tonight, Public Input Wanted!!

Note: there will be a public meeting tonight for discussion of the possibility of City of Fountain going with a single hauler trash program. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at city hall and is hosted by members of the city’s Roadway Focus Group, who...

 
 News    July 17, 2019 

Information Released for Fountain City Council's November Election

The upcoming November Fountain City Council election. Mayor Pro-Tem Phil Thomas and City Councilmember Jim Coke are both term limited and as such, their positions will be open. Councilmember Richard Applegate will be completing his first four-year...

 

Praise and Accolades to Our Water Districts

Over the last several weeks I have received many phone calls, emails, and social media messages with the same question: "How is the water and should I buy a house here? I have read many things about...

 

City of Fountain Exploring Single Hauler Trash Program, IGSAs with Fort Carson

At it’s June 25 meeting, the Fountain City Council heard a presentation from City Attorney Troy Johnson explaining what going with a single hauler trash program in the city would look like and why it could be beneficial. Note: there will be a...

 

Fort Bragg's Deputy Garrison Commander Visits Fountain City Council Meeting

Fort Bragg's Deputy Garrison Commander Justin Mitchell presents a challenge coin to Councilmember Sam Gieck (standing). He shared them with the entire council including (l to r) Mayor Pro Tem Phil...

 

First-Ever Fountain Community Veterans Fair Offered Help for Veterans

The first-ever Fountain Community Veterans Fair was held recently at the Welte Education Center in Fountain. For photo highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/ho...

 

Carports, Stopped Trains and Retail Store in Countryside Discussed at Council Meeting

Fountain City Council heard from Countryside area residents at its last meeting on June 11, regarding the construction of a retail store on property near the corner of Link and Jimmy Camp roads in southeastern Fountain. Mayor Gabe Ortega was quick...

 

A Climate of "Let Me Help You" is What Citizens Want and Deserve From City Council

I'm beyond being surprised at the manner in which council speaks down to the citizens.  After a citizen contacted me and shared information about the discussion (and I use the term "discussion"...

 

Girl of the West and Aide Present to Fountain City Council About Upcoming Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

Two highly skilled equestriannes who have earned the prestigious title of being Girl of the West and Aide to the Girl of the West are making appearances all around the Pikes Peak Region to promote...

 

Fountain Council Considering New Carport Regulations

A lengthy discussion about carports and the future regulations of them in Fountain took place during the May 28 city council meeting. It began with a presentation of suggestions from city staff regarding regulating carports, which until this time...

 

Veterans Fair is Saturday

The City of Fountain, in partnership with Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, Peak Military Care Network, Pikes Peak Region YMCA and Fountain/Fort Carson School District 8, is hosting a Fountain Community Veterans Fair this Saturday, June 8, from 9...

 

Fountain City Council Approves Application For Liquor Sales Room For Blue Pine Brewery That Will Open In Fountain,

At its meeting May 14, the Fountain City Council unanimously approved a liquor sales room application for Blue Pine Brewery, LLC, doing business as Peaks N Pines Brewing Company, located at 212 W. Illinois Ave. The company made the application with...

 

Now It Will Be Up To Citizens To Pursue Resident Requirement Changes

At the last City Council meeting, I approached City Council asking that they consider initiating a ballot measure relative to the residency requirement, as opposed to having citizens collect...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Pinwheels Promote Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Fountain City Council declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month during its April 23 meeting. They are pictured with El Paso County Department of Human Services Child, Youth and Family...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

Library Week Celebrated

A Proclamation Declaring April 7-13, 2019 National Library Week was read and approved at the Fountain City Council's April 9 meeting. Alicia Gomori from the Fountain Branch Library addressed the...

 

Jon Karroll honored by Fountain City Council

Long-time News Anchor Jon Karroll (who recently retired from serving at KRDO-TV for many years) was honored by the Fountain City Council at its April 9 meeting. Mayor Pro-Tem Phil Thomas (left) said...

 

City Should Reveal Who Artist That Will Create Lineman Statue is...

It is unfortunate that all the people who have congratulated me on my letter against the proposed expense to the City of Fountain for a lineman statue aren't able to follow up with a letter of their...

 

Ardith Bruce Was Honored as One of Our Hometown Heroes

At a third council meeting, in a row, on April 9th, the issue of the electric lineman statue was brought up. This time Councilman Phil Thomas stated, that I, Fran Carrick, while sitting on Fountain's...

 

Nebraska Municipal Power Pool Honors Fountain Utilities Director Curtis Mitchell

Fountain Utilities Director Curtis Mitchell recently received the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool 's Bob Arraj Innovative Service Award at the NMPP's44th Annual Meeting and Conference in Lincoln,...

 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

  I hope all are well and enjoying a nice week.  I have several county updates but wanted to start by mentioning that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month so please keep an eye and ear open for...

 

Enough is Enough

Far too often I have sat at home quietly fuming about the actions of the Fountain City Council. But now, enough is enough. After their mid-March meeting, I had an occasion to cheer in my heart and...

 

Discussion Closed... Oh Not So Fast!

I attended a Fountain City Council meeting the first part of March when Curtis Mitchell and Carl Christian presented the idea to have a monument erected of an electric lineman to celebrate the 100...

 
 By Geof Clark    News    March 27, 2019

Fundraising for Life-Sized Bronze to Honor 100th Anniversary of Electric Department

The subject of paying for the building of a life-sized bronze statue to honor the 100th anniversary of the City of Fountain's Electric Department was brought up at the Fountain City Council's March...

 

Retiring Planning Commissioners Honored

At the March 12 Fountain City Council meeting, Planning Commissioners Kelli Kennedy (far right) and Marcia Gieck (second from left) were honored for their years of service. They are pictured with...

 

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