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 By Karin Hill    News    March 25, 2020 

Discovery of Gannon's body leads to increased charges against Letecia

By Karin Hill Authorities announced Friday that a body found in Florida a few days earlier is believed to be that of missing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch. Lead prosecutor Michael Allen said new evidence...

 News    March 25, 2020 

Impostors posing as Fountain utility workers

Fountain Utilities has been informed that there are several impostors posing as utility workers within our community. These impostors were last reported wearing red shirts, going door-to-door, and stating they require access to properties in order...

 By Karin Hill    News    March 25, 2020 

Area military bases report several cases of COVID-19

In the last week, Fort Carson has seen its first four cases of COVID-19 and has made significant changes in protocol and scheduling to prevent further spread of the illness. Other military installatio... Full story

 By Karin Hill    News    March 25, 2020 

County up to 7 deaths from COVID-19; bases impacted

UPDATE: March 26 El Paso County now has seven deaths related to COVID-19 El Paso County Public Health has reported three more deaths related to COVID-19 in the county in the last week, bringing the total to four. The second fatality was a male in... Full story

 News    March 25, 2020 

Burns at Fort Carson planned as of April 1

Prescribed burns will be conducted on Fort Carson training areas and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site by the Directorates of Emergency Services and Public Works Conservation Branch beginning the week of April 1 and continuing intermittently until April...

 News    March 25, 2020 

County voting totals for presidential primary final

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office has completed the official Canvass of the 2020 Presidential Primary Election. "We are extremely pleased with the efficiency, accuracy and organization...

 News    March 25, 2020 

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

VERSHAUN EUGENE ALLEN is a Black Male, 25 years old, 5'10" tall, and 162 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. ALLEN is wanted for Robbery x4, Motor Vehicle Theft, Menacing x3, Possession of a Weapon...

 News    March 25, 2020 

Sheriff's Office message about COVID-19

“As the global COVID-19 information continues to develop, the Sheriff’s office is working diligently in collaboration with El Paso County Public Health and other County leadership to prepare for the spread of COVID-19. The situation is rapidly...

 By Lois Landgraf    News    March 25, 2020 

The virus is real

By now you've heard enough about the coronavirus to last a life time. Every day there are more details, more rules, and, now, fines and jail time for disobeying those rules. Every day you can see...

 News    March 25, 2020 

Volunteer ideas for youth

At this time of uncertainty, parents may be wondering how to keep their kids busy while they are currently out of school. This may be the perfect opportunity to teach your children to serve in their own community and keep them from too much screen...

 News    March 25, 2020 

Animal foster help needed

The Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA), a program administered by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), has passed a temporary emergency rule exemption in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.  The rule, passed during a...

 By Karin Hill    News    March 25, 2020 

Stores modify hours, item limits

Many stores in the area have adjusted hours and policies to better accommodate the run on supplies and help at-risk populations get a first shot at shopping on certain days. This is not a complete list, and it is subject to change. Fort Carson Commis...

 News    March 25, 2020 

List of restaurants open in Fountain area as of 3/25/2020

As of press time, the following restaurants were open for take-out or delivery options. Please contact individually for information. None of the restaurants had closed as of press time and had various options for residents. Please support your local... Full story

 By Andrea Freygang    News    March 25, 2020 

Colorado governor issues statewide stay-at-home order; issues guidance for police, detention centers

On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Jared Polis issued a statewide stay-at-home order for all Colorado residents. The order will take effect at 6 a.m. Thursday, March 26 and is expected to end April 11.... Full story

 News    March 25, 2020 

Most tax deadlines extended

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Colorado has extended its deadline to July 15, too, and county property taxes... Full story

 News    March 25, 2020 

DHS shifts services to maintain critical programs due to COVID-19

El Paso County Human Services will continue to provide essential services, even as many in-person services will be modified to comply with orders and recommendations related to COVID-19. “In many ways, our DHS team is like other first responders... Full story

 News    March 25, 2020 

Imposters pretend to be Fountain Utilities' workers

These imposters were last reported wearing red shirts, going door-to-door, and stating they require access to properties in order to inspect or replace a utility meter. The City of Fountain is not performing any home meter inspections or... Full story

 News    March 25, 2020 

Vibes, Project C.U.R.E. hosting drive-thru medical supplies drive Sunday March 29

Project C.U.R.E. and the Rocky Mountain Vibes baseball team have partnered to collect medical supplies to be distributed to all local Colorado Springs hospitals. The Colorado Springs PPE (Personal... Full story


And the Oscar goes to...

The Fountain Valley News was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism, a statuette in the design of the Oscar award, and a Certificate of Recognition presented to this...


Wildlife advocates allege owl poisoning

Wildlife advocates are petitioning authorities to investigate an alleged incident at a vacant lot on the corner of Jimmy Camp Road and Link Road. The advocates, led by Doug Harling, claim that a USDA...

 By Karin Hill    News    March 18, 2020

Study ranks Fountain 15th safest CO city

A recent report ranked Fountain the 15th safest city out of 41 cities studied in Colorado. The report only looked at cities with a minimum population of 10,000 and which had submitted complete crime reports to the FBI. The nearby cities of Colorado...


Motorcycle crash kills soldier

A Fort Carson soldier was killed March 10 in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Goldfield Drive and Fontaine Boulevard. The Colorado State Patrol reports that Patrick Goble was driving his 2014 Harley-Davidson eastbound on Fontaine when he...


Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

VERSHAUN EUGENE ALLEN is a Black Male, 25 years old, 5'10" tall, and 162 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. ALLEN is wanted for Robbery x4, Motor Vehicle Theft, Menacing x3, Possession of a Weapon...



There were updates to two crime stories from last week’s issue. Shooting suspect arrested Authorities arrested a man who reportedly shot at two women while they were driving at Marsheffel Road and Space Village Avenue on March 7. Jamere Williams...


Many county services available online

Good morning. In response to recommendations by the state for social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings in response to COVID-19, El Paso County is encouraging residents to learn more about... Full story


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