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Pikes Peak Regional Building Warns of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department is asking area residents to protect themselves and their families from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning as they work to recover and rebuild from recent hailstorms. Buildings throughout the Pikes...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Committee to Discuss EPA Summit at Meeting Tomorrow

The Fountain Valley Clean Water Committee will be discussing last week’s EPA Summit at the group’s meeting tomorrow night, Thurs., August 16 at the Security Fire Station, 400 Security Blvd. Liz Rosenbaum, the group’s founder, said the EPA...

 

It's Back to School Week in the Fountain Valley

Monday was the first day of school for Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 students. District 3 students start school today. Above, Elazaria Sandoval-Scott, left, daughter of Chris and Sarah...

 

Whatever it Takes...

Local residents have become creative in making sure their vehicles don't suffer further hail damage after devastating storms and giant hailstones have wreaked havoc in the Fountain Valley over the...

 

Fountain Man Dies in Pedestrian vs Auto Accident Monday Night

On Monday, August 13, at approximately 9 p.m., personnel from the Fountain Police Department, the City of Fountain Fire Department and the Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Team, responded to the intersection of Fountain Mesa Road and...

 

Update on Old Pueblo Road Repairs

Monday afternoon, the El Paso County Public Information Office provided a quick update on the work to repair the section of Old Pueblo Road that was washed out during a torrential thunderstorm last month. The statement sent Monday reads, “We...

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: QUENTIN DASHAWN BATES is a White Male, 22 years old, 5’7” tall, and 130 lbs., with brown hair and...

 

Local Author Looking For Historic Fort Carson Photographs for New Book

Local author Angela Thaden Hahn is co-authoring another book to follow two others she wrote for the Images of America series—Fountain (2012) and Security-Widefield (2014). The current project will be titled Fort Carson. She is inviting local...

 

Uninsured Damages to Public Infrastructure Helps Determine Whether Federal Emergency Assistance Will Be Available Locally

Regarding getting any federal assistance because of the recent hailstorms and damage, Fountain City Manager Scott Trainor told the News staff, "from what has been described by the county experts, the totals are calculated from uninsured damages to...

 

Windshield Repair Grace Period Extended until End of September

After more storms hit the area last week, the Fountain Police Department announced they had recieved questions about a grace period on driving with broken windshields. "We understand many of you are still working at getting repairs done from the...

 

Adding Insult to Injury...Hail AGAIN

Monday afternoon another thunderstorm producing very large hail, some reported to be as large as tennis balls and baseballs, wreaked havoc in the Fountain Valley area and beyond, busting out windows,...

 

Fundraising Pages Set up for Fountain Man and His Dog, Both Injured When Road Caved In

Jason Zimmerman, a Fountain resident, is known for being "a really nice guy and he would do anything for anybody." He was driving north on Old Pueblo Road around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, with...

 

Deadline to Enter Fall Festival and Parade Nears

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the 49th Annual Fountain Fall Festival will take place Monday, Sept. 3. This year’s theme is “Best of Fountain Valley.” Parade and booth applications are now being accepted. The deadline to...

 

One Killed in Four-Vehicle Crash on I-25

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a four-vehicle fatal crash which occurred at 10:15 p.m. Friday on southbound Interstate 25 MP 125, south of Fountain. According to the Colorado State Patrol, a 32-year-old male was driving a 2007 Harley...

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: RABEKAH MARY ACRI is a White Female, 29 years old,...

 

EPA Hosting Community Engagement Event About PFAS Water Issues

Starting Tuesday, Aug. 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold the third PFAS community engagement event in the nation in Colorado Springs. This two-day public event allows EPA to hear directly from Colorado communities, Mountain...

 

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...

 

GoFundMe Page Set Up for Hanover Volunteer Firefighters Injured When Fire Engine Fell into Sinkhole

A GoFundMe page has been set up for two Hanover Volunteer Fire Department firefighters who were injured July 24 while responding to an accident on Old Pueblo Road, south of Fountain. According to Hanover Fire Department Deputy Chief Kevin Junglen,...

 

Fire Restrictions Lifted

Effective immediately Stage One Fire Restrictions have been lifted for El Paso County, according to El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Media Relation Manager/PIO Jacqueline Kirby. “We request you contact your local fire protection district or...

 

Fountain Police Raise Money to Help Local Residents Fix/Replace Windshields Damaged During Hail Storm

On June 30, Fountain Police Department personnel served a benefit spaghetti dinner to benefit Fountain residents who didn’t have the financial means to replace or repair their vehicle’s glass following June 6’s big hail storm. Approximately $3,...

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: RABEKAH MARY ACRI is a White Female, 29 years old,...

 

EPA Hosting Community Engagement Event about PFAS Water Issues

Starting Tuesday, Aug. 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold the third PFAS community engagement event in the nation in Colorado Springs. This two-day public event allows EPA to hear directly from Colorado communities, Mountain...

 

Open House Retirement Party for Long-time Fountain Valley Senior Center Director Dennis Crosser is Friday

The Fountain Valley Senior Center will be hosting an open house retirement celebration for its long-time director Dennis Crosser this Friday, July 27, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the center, located at 5745 Southmoor Drive. Crosser, a multi-talented...

 

Storm Leaves Many Fountain Streets Flooded

Fountain resident Amber Yancey shared this photo taken at the corner of Legend Oak and Ancestra in the Heritage neighborhood Monday evening after thunderstorms brought heavy rains, wind and hail, and...

 

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