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 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....

 
 By G. Connor Salter    News    January 22, 2020 

Event to honor Vietnam soldier

Gloria Martinez will commemorate the 50th anniversary of her brother’s passing this year with a reunion for participants and supporters of a memorial baseball tournament that began in the 1980s....

 

A sight for sore eyes

The long-awaited refilling of Big Johnson Reservoir along Goldfield Road in Widefield has begun. Drivers and hikers around the Bluestem Open Space were surprised to see water this weekend, as the...

 

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: GREGORY ABEYTA is a White Male, 53 years old, 6...

 

Colorado has seen its rate of natural disasters increase by 1350% over the last 4 decades

The Fountain Valley area has experienced some terrible natural disasters in recent years. Two major hail storms in 2018 and the bomb cyclone in 2019 wreaked terrible damage, and may be part of a larger pattern affecting the whole state. According to...

 

Recruiting Underway Nationwide for More Applicants in U.S. Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal...

 

Celebrate the New Year With 10 Free Flowering Trees or 5 Free Crapemyrtles from the Arbor Day Foundation

Local residents can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members...

 

Ballots Being Sent to Military, Overseas Voters Presidential Primary Election March 3, 2020

The Office of the Clerk and Recorder sent approximately 4,100 ballots for the Presidential Primary Election to voters classified under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) on January 18. These voters with special...

 

County seeks volunteers for Parks board

El Paso County, CO, January 17, 2020 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve as Associate members on the El Paso County Park Advisory Board. Applications are due by March 2, 2020. The...

 

Statement From Colorado, Ohio, and West Virginia Chief Elections Officers On Increased Information Sharing From FBI

Over the past year, Colorado, Ohio, and West Virginia have been leaders in information sharing and cooperation on election security issues. The following is a joint statement from Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, Ohio Secretary of State...

 

Police Suspect Murder-Suicide Following the Discovery of Two Youths Found Deceased in Vehicle South of Fountain

Yesterday morning (Wed., Jan. 15), the El Paso County Coroner’s Office positively identified two bodies found inside a vehicle Tuesday night on I-25 south of Fountain near the Ray Nixon Power Plant. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Depar...

 

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold Unveils 2020 Legislative Agenda

Secretary Griswold To Focus on Election Security, Integrity, and Anti-Corruption during 2020 Colorado Legislative Session Today at a joint hearing before the Colorado House and Senate Committee on State, Veterans, and Military Affairs, Colorado...

 

Fountain Police Department was awarded a $5,000 grant

The Fountain Police Department was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Fountain Walmart, 6310 S. Hwy 85, under their Local Community Grant Program. El Paso County leads the state in traffic fatalities...

 

CDOT begins sign replacement project on I-25 in El Paso County

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contract partner CC Enterprises have begun the removal and replacement of roadway signs along I-25 near South Academy Boulevard through north Colorado Springs. The work was scheduled to start...

 

2020's States with the Most Racial Progress.

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day being celebrated this month and a 2019 Pew Study finding that 58 percent of Americans believe are "generally bad," the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2020's States with the Most Racial...

 

Widefield resident seeks info on missing suitcase

Has anyone found a blue suitcase with yellow flowers on it? A Security resident was traveling to the Colorado Springs airport on Tuesday, December 10, and suspects it must have bounced out of her car somewhere along the route. Her trip started on...

 

Widefield Water & Sanitation District has released its new rates for 2020.

In a letter to customers, District Manager Lucas Hale noted the base rates for water and wastewater will remain unchanged, but customers will see a 3-percent increase in usage rates. “The base portion of your rate remains fixed without regard to th...

 

Connor Salter joins Fountain Valley News

The Fountain Valley News recently hired G. Connor Salter to join its staff. Salter will focus on providing news content, as well as managing the paper's sports coverage and assisting with deliveries....

 

A note to our home-delivery subscribers

The News Office would like to remind subscribers they have the option of paying for their home delivery subscription by the year. This way, customers won’t have to worry about their news carrier trying to catch them at home to collect each month....

 

Lamborn announces plans for re-election

Congressman Doug Lamborn has announced his candidacy for re-election to the office of U.S. Representative for the Fifth Congressional District of Colorado. "It is a tremendous honor to represent the...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    January 15, 2020

Signal coming to Sneffels

By Karin Hill At almost any given time, the intersection of Mesa Ridge Parkway and Sneffels Street is littered with debris – not trash, but remnants of vehicle accidents. According to the Colorado...

 

CO to join state-to-state ID verification system

On Monday, Jan. 27, Colorado is expected to implement the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators’ (AAMVA) State-to-State (S2S) information sharing program, joining 26 other participating states. “By joining the program,...

 

Up, up and away

Hot air balloons graced the skies on the northwest side of Security-Widefield early Saturday morning, providing a pop of color over the aptly-named Painted Sky at Waterview neighborhood between the...

 

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: PATRICK NIGHTENGALE is a White Male, 40 years old,...

 

Sheriff's Office searching for felon, possibly armed

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit is seeking assistance in locating Daniel Beals.  He has strong ties to Eastern El Paso County in the Ellicott, Yoder, Rush,...

 

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