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 By Karin Hill    News 

Fountain City Council faces major de-annexation request

A proposal to de-annex 2,400 acres known as Kane Ranch from Fountain and back into unincorporated El Paso County will go before the Fountain City Council on Tuesday. The land has... — Updated 1/23/2022 Full story

 
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Broadband construction to begin soon in Fountain

Residents in Fountain's electric service area can expect to see construction on a new broadband network beginning soon – the first step in bringing ultra-fast internet to the... — Updated 1/23/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News 

Fountain Council discusses variety of issues

During the Jan. 11 meeting, Fountain City Council Member Gordon Rick requested that the council and city staff discuss an update regarding the city's plans for a new recreation... — Updated 1/19/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Retail, homes, apartments still on horizon for Fountain areas

As building totals for both new residential and commercial projects skyrocketed around the Pikes Peak region last year, a few projects anticipated in the Fountain area have yet to break ground. The memorable demolition in April... — Updated 1/11/2022

 

Help local nonprofits at year's end

Are you looking to help make a difference in the community, perhaps through a year-end donation to a worthy organization? Here are a few suggestions from vetted groups that could us... — Updated 12/28/2021 Full story

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Latest City Council news

The final new member of the Fountain City Council was sworn in last week, and the council selected a new mayor pro tem – after a lengthy and confusing voting process. It also was... — Updated 12/22/2021

 
 By Fran Carrick    Opinion

Is Fountain respected?

I read the letters to the editor, with great interest regarding the Mayoral/Council election in Fountain and would like to take a moment to offer my thoughts. The City of Fountain deserves strong, vocal, intelligent, caring,... — Updated 12/14/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Developer wants out of City

Property owners and potential developers of 2,400 acres in Fountain blame the city for not addressing water supply issues in years past, leading to a situation they say makes it... — Updated 12/14/2021

 
 By Jean Smith    Opinion

Kudos to Fountain City Council

My comments are in response to an article in the Colorado Springs newspaper, The Gazette, on Dec. 4, 2021. The land company La Plata didn’t get what it wanted – water to build more houses. So the company criticized and... — Updated 12/7/2021

 

Taking the oath of office

Newly elected council members Frederick Hinton (from left), Mayor Sharon Thompson and Cory Applegate pose for photos in council chambers after taking their respective oaths of... — Updated 11/30/2021

 

In Loving Memory of James "Jim" Coke

James (Jim) Coke, 81, passed away on Nov. 12, 2021. Jim was an active member of the community, serving on the FSD, City Council, Car Dealer and Coke's Diner owner with his wife... — Updated 11/23/2021 Full story

 

Jim Coke deserves a fitting memorial here for all he did to improve Fountain

Larger than life. That is how I will remember my friend Jim Coke. Not because he was a big guy in stature, but because he did so much for our community, much more than most... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

Man arrested after downtown incident

A man wanted for an alleged domestic violence incident on South Santa Fe Avenue in Fountain on Tuesday, Nov. 16, was arrested after several hours' of searching. The surrounding... — Updated 11/23/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Annexation petition concerns city

Petitions to annex more than 3,000 acres into Colorado Springs have some officials in the Fountain Valley concerned about what kind of densities might be allowed for future... — Updated 11/23/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Ortega, Gieck end their terms on City Council

The last City Council meeting on Nov. 16 was a time for bittersweet farewells, as Mayor Gabe Ortega, Council Member Sam Gieck, and various city staff and leaders said their... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

Suspect arrested after downtown Fountain incident

A man wanted for an alleged domestic violence incident on South Santa Fe Avenue in Fountain on Tuesday, Nov. 16, was arrested after several hours' of searching. The surrounding... — Updated 11/17/2021

 

Thompson elected Fountain mayor; other results from Nov. 2 election

Two-term Council Member Sharon Thompson was elected mayor of Fountain on Nov. 2, defeating first-term Council Member Detra Duncan with nearly 53 percent of the vote. Other issues... — Updated 11/16/2021

 

City Council celebrates achievements

The Fountain City Council held its regular meeting on Nov. 9, during which it honored the Fountain Police Explorers Program for its numerous recent achievements, as well as three... — Updated 11/16/2021

 

Small business grants available in Fountain

The city of Fountain soon will distribute $250,000 in grant money for small businesses that suffered from the effects of COVID-19. Eligible businesses may receive up to $15,000 each if they can show they were negatively impacted... — Updated 11/8/2021 Full story

 

Local Election Results

As of Thursday evening, Sharon Thompson maintains her lead over Detra Duncan in the race for mayor of Fountain with nearly 53 percent of the vote. Other issues of interest include... — Updated 11/6/2021 Full story

 

Local governments approve opioids settlement agreement with Colorado

On Oct. 26, the Fountain City Council and El Paso County Commissioners approved a Colorado Opioids Settlement Memorandum of Understanding “Colorado MOU” with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. In August of this year,... — Updated 11/3/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain adopts Water Master Plan

The Fountain City Council adopted a new Water Master Plan last week, its first since 2007. Just moments later, council members were asked to make their first policy decision based on that plan – whether to continue the city’s... — Updated 11/3/2021

 

City needs change in governance

I've read the letters to the editor, with great interest regarding the upcoming Mayoral/Council election in Fountain and would like to take a moment to offer my thoughts. The City... — Updated 10/27/2021 Full story

 

Response to reader's property rights question

To Dee A, A Fountain Resident, Thanks for your questions in last week's newspaper. I live in Countryside and share your concerns about the condition of some properties in the... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

Fall/Halloween events

GingerSnap Rescue Ranch — Pumpkin patch: $7 each pumpkin. Petting farm, field trips, birthday parties, field trips and community service. $5 each, under 1 is free, and $2 feed cups. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 16555 DeGr... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

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