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Shooting at 7-11 injures two

Update on May 28: Fountain Police have arrested 21-year-old Domacio Ohlsen-Aragon in connection with Tuesday's shooting at the 7-11 on Fountain Mesa Road. He has been charged with:... — Updated 5/28/2020 Full story

 
 By G. Connor Salter    News 

Local author pens children's book about quarantine

Should children be exposed to stories that talk about hard topics? It's a question that routinely comes up in conversations about children's books. Parents and library groups... — Updated 5/28/2020

 
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Child killed in South Academy vehicle accident

A tragic traffic accident Wednesday evening killed a 5-year-old and injured several other people. Police say drugs and lack of seat belts are likely contributing factors in the crash and the resulting injuries. Around 6:50 p.m.,... — Updated 5/28/2020 Full story

 
 By G. Connor Salter    News 

Shops, restaurants begin to reopen, but some are struggling to get by

Several recent stories have talked about COVID-19's impact on businesses. Some businesses (such as food trucks) thrived during the non-essential business shutdown periods. Others... — Updated 5/28/2020

 
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Arson suspects arrested

Fountain Police have arrested two 18-year-olds, Baaron Pittenger and Braeden Kennedy, in connection with a suspicious fire that damaged a new home under construction on Link Road... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News 

Fountain gets $2.4 million in COVID relief funds

Fountain will receive $2.4 million of El Paso County’s share of the federal relief funds related to COVID-19, and city leaders plan to give $1.4 million of that back to local businesses in the form of micro-grants. On Tuesday... — Updated 5/27/2020 Full story

 
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Fire in Security under investigation

An early Monday morning fire in Security reportedly killed one person and some pets. Security Fire Department referred questions about the fire to the El Paso County Sheriff's... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
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They've been working on the railroad...

Several railroad crossings around Fountain have been closed for repairs recently, and work will continue next week. Officials say railroad repairs include replacement of railroad... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
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Chamber plans virtual 'lunch and learn' event

Although Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce in-person events are on hold at this time, staff and volunteers remain accessible by phone and e-mail, and meetings will take place via online forum. The next online Business Networking... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
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Local networking group meeting online May 28

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, May 28. Until further notice, meetings will be held online due to social-distancing mandates. The group meets the second and fourth... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
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Woman arrested in Widefield after shooting at Harvard Street home

A woman was arrested for attempted murder early Sunday morning after allegedly shooting another individual at a Widefield home At about 1:30 a.m., the El Paso County Sheriff's... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
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Authorities find sex offender who failed to register

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office credited "the power of social media" when, less than 24 hours after asking for the public's help, they located a convicted sex offender who was... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
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Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: BOBBY BERRY is a White Male, 43... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
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Dan Blankenship joins Fountain as utilities director

Fountain recently welcomed Dan Blankenship as its new utilities director. The Colorado native has returned to his roots after a long career in the industry around the United... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
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Suspicious fire damages 7 vehicles

Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire that damaged numerous vehicles on Bandley Drive in Fountain on Saturday morning. At approximately 11:30, Fountain Fire Department (FFD) responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the... — Updated 5/26/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

'The right guy at the right time'

Curtis Mitchell is retiring as Fountain's utilities director after 11 years with the city. But as invested as he is in some of the ongoing challenges and projects he's faced here,... — Updated 5/26/2020

 

Suspicious fire damages home in east Fountain

UPDATE: Fountain Police have arrested two 18-year-olds, Baaron Pittenger and Braeden Kennedy, in connection with a suspicious fire that damaged a new home under construction on Link Road earlier this month. On May 20 both were... — Updated 5/21/2020

 

Chamber plans virtual 'lunch and learn' event

Although Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce in-person events are on hold at this time, staff and volunteers remain accessible by phone and e-mail, and meetings will take place via online forum. The next online event is... — Updated 5/20/2020

 

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

SCOTT TYSON BROWN is a White Male, 28 years old, 5'9" tall, and 165 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. BROWN is wanted for Burglary x2, Trespassing, Menacing x7, Possession of... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

City Council gets update on creek; approves deal for wholesale power

The Fountain City Council has approved an energy contract that’s expected to save ratepayers millions of dollars over the next several years. The council voted unanimously last week to begin a new wholesale electricity... — Updated 5/20/2020

 

CPW addresses Chronic Wasting Disease

At its virtual meeting May 7, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission discussed the results from CPW’s mandatory Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing in 2019. CPW Terrestrial Programs Supervisor Matthew Eckert and State Wildl... — Updated 5/19/2020

 

Census operations to resume

The U.S. Census Bureau is resuming 2020 Census field operations in Colorado this week. For the health and safety of census employees and the public, field staff will practice social distancing and wear Personal Protective... — Updated 5/19/2020

 
 By G. Connor Salter    News

Fire danger up around county

On May 7, two Fountain Valley News staffers stumbled upon an unattended campfire. They were walking in the Adams Open Space behind the Fountain Library when they found it, and descr... — Updated 5/15/2020

 
 By G. Connor Salter    News

Police Explorers program teaches students law enforcement, life skills

Young people interested in what the police do have an opportunity to learn about it first-hand. In 2015, the Fountain Police Department (FPD) started the Police Explorers program,... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By G. Connor Salter    News

Recreation center funding on hold

As many locals will tell you, the FountainValley has grown a lot in recent years. This growth means many changes, one of them being many more residents looking for swimming pools, gyms and other recreational facilities. Fountain... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

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