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Groundbreaking for New Security Sanitation District Wastewater Treatment Plant

A ground-breaking ceremony for a new Security Sanitation District plant was held Thursday at the location of the current plant, 6510 Southmoor Dr. "The district is embarking on an upgrade of its...

 

Sheriff's Office Hosting Community Events This Weekend

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is hosting several community events in the Fountain Valley area Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, including Coffee with a Cop at I-HOP and a Neighborhood Watch meeting Oct. 19 at the Widefield Community...

 

House District 21 Democratic Candidate Liz Rosenbaum Receives Party's Rising Star Award

Liz Rosenbaum, candidate for House District 21, was honored with the Rising Star award at Saturday evening's El Paso County Democratic Party's "Everybody Welcome" Annual Dinner. She is pictured above...

 

Donations Sought for New Flags for the Fountain Valley Veteran's Memorial

“We are looking for donations to help purchase the POW Flag, State of Colorado Flag and the American Flag to fly at the Veteran’s Memorial Wall in Fountain,” said Jerry Bryant, co-chairman for the wall. “We are in dire need to replace our...

 

Fundraiser on Sunday Will Benefit Riverside Mobile Home Residents Who Were Scammed

A fundraiser to benefit residents of Riverside Mobile Home in Fountain who were swindled out of thousands of dollars is scheduled for 1-6 p.m. this Sunday at Metcalfe Park in Fountain. There will be a raffle, a Halloween costume contest with prizes...

 

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: BLAKE ANGERER is White Male, 27 years old, 5'10"...

 

Former Security Fire Chief Robert Stambaugh Arrested for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Acting on a tip from Homeland Security officials, Colorado Springs Police announced last week the arrest of long-time Security/Widefield resident and former Security Fire Chief Robert Stambaugh on Wednesday, Oct. 19. An affidavit of probable cause...

 

Arrests Made in Tranters Creek Way Homicide

At approximately 11:02 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 6400 block of Tranters Creek Way in Lorson Ranch saying multiple shots...

 

Voters Flood Colorado Secretary of State's Office with election questions

With the Nov. 6 general election around the corner, here’s a handy guide to some of the most common questions the Colorado Secretary of State’s office is fielding: When will I get my ballot? County Clerks will begin mailing ballots this...

 

Ballots for Nov. 6 Election Have Been Mailed!

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office announced Monday, Oct. 15 that approximately 379,900 ballots were mailed to active, registered county voters for the 2018 General Election.  The two-sheet ballot-which contains the race for...

 

First Responders Community Tailgate Celebration at FFCHS's Friday Night Game

The 3rd Annual First Responders Community Tailgate event at Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight was hosted on Friday night before the FFCHS-Chaparral football game. Representatives of the City...

 

Ground Broken for New Fountain Microtel Inn

Community leaders and businesspeople recently gathered for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new 63-room Fountain Microtel Inn & Suites, located at 7710 Office Circle, just off I-25...

 

Sheriff's Office Hosting Community Events

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is hosting several community events in the Fountain Valley area Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, including Coffee with a Cop at I-HOP and a Neighborhood Watch meeting Oct. 19 at the Widefield Community...

 

School Districts Host Event Focused on Surviving School Life

Widefield School District, Fountain-Fort Carson School District, and Fountain Communities That Care have teamed up to put on a mental health and wellness event they are calling Surviving School: Tools to Navigate Life Challenges.  The event will... Full story

 

City Council Worksessions Focus on Budget

Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Fountain resident Gordon Rick for sharing his notes (summarized below) from the Fountain City Council budget worksession that took place Sept. 27. It is tentatively set for the council to have the first reading of the...

 

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: LEONEL HERNANDEZ is a White Male, 25 years old,...

 

Suspicious Death Upgraded to Homicide

At approximately 11:02 p.m. Sunday, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 6400 block of Tranters Creek Way in Lorson Ranch saying multiple shots were fired and a male party was lying on the sidewalk. According...

 

Celebrating 60 Years of Bringing You the News

Today the News staff celebrates this newspaper’s 60th Anniversary and the start of our 61st year of bringing you news about the Fountain Valley area and its people. “The staff of your hometown community paper is excited about this milestone and... Full story

 

Council Hosts Budget Meeting Tomorrow

The Fountain City Council will have it’s next budget worksession tomorrow, Thursday evening, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. meeting at Fountain Police Station, 2nd floor....

 

Zucchini Contest Winners Announced

Dave Wright won the heaviest division while Jax Decker won the longest division and was second in the heaviest division of this newspaper's Zucchini Contest which ended Friday. Wright's winner...

 

Fountain P.D. Welcomes "Phoenix"New K9 and His Handler Officer Jon Kay Graduate From Training

A graduation ceremony for Fountain Police Department's new dual purpose K9 "Phoenix" and his handler, Officer Jon Kay, was held recently at the Fountain Police Department. "Phoenix" is a fully...

 

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: JESS DURAN is a Hispanic Male, 27 years old, 5'07"...

 

Commissioners Receive Encouraging Update on Community Effort to Reduce Teen Suicides

At a recent meeting, the Board of El Paso County Commissioners (BoCC) received some encouraging news indicating that a community wide collaborative effort to reduce teen suicides is starting to make a difference.  Commissioner Peggy Littleton, who...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Seeks Establishment of Local Disposal Site for Residential Granular Activated Carbon Filters,

Updates and Shared Community Information Editor's Note: This article was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the following people: Liz Rosenbaum, Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition, founder (House District 21 Candidate) Mark...

 

Public Health Dept. Urges Public to Vaccinate Pets and Avoid Wildlife to Prevent Rabies

In 2018, 66 animals (59 skunks, 6 bats and 1 raccoon) have tested positive for rabies in El Paso County. El Paso County Public Health is urging residents to protect themselves by never touching or feeding wild or stray animals, and keeping pets up...

 

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