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Fountain public safety survey begins

Fountain is launching a Public Safety Funding Survey that goes live Wednesday, May 18, at 2 p.m. The survey is regarding possible new funding for the city's Police and Fire/EMS Depa... — Updated 5/19/2022 Full story


County urges Polis to veto collective bargaining bill

All five members of the El Paso Board of County Commissioners are urging Gov. Jared Polis to veto the collective bargaining bill passed by the Colorado General Assembly last week, saying the proposal will lead to cuts in county... — Updated 5/18/2022 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News 

Council votes on road fees

A series of fees imposed on developers to help pay for roads in Fountain is becoming more comprehensive and formalized with a new ordinance. On May 10, the City Council voted on fir... — Updated 5/18/2022


911 Authority investigates alerts

The El Paso-Teller County 9-1-1 Authority (Authority) is responding to reports from county residents that emergency alerts for a series of fires last week were not sent correctly. S... — Updated 5/18/2022 Full story


Heroic effort saves lives, buildings in Alturas Fire

Hundreds of homes in Security were evacuated for hours on May 12 as a grass fire raged. Officials said the catalytic converter of a sheriff's deputy vehicle ignited the grass... — Updated 5/18/2022


Strict burn bans in county, Fountain

Bonfires, certain grills, and cigarettes are among the items currently not permitted to be used outdoors, now that strict new burn bans went into effect Monday in El Paso County... — Updated 5/18/2022 Full story


SFD Station 4 officially under construction

Officials broke ground on the new Security Fire Station 4 on Wayfarer Drive on May 10. Located in The Glen, this station is expected to be complete in six to 10 months, Chief David... — Updated 5/17/2022


Kum & Go shooting suspect caught

Police have arrested 19-year-old Nickilaus Oakley for an early Sunday-morning shooting outside the Kum & Go convenience store on Fountain Mesa Road that injured at least one. Ar... — Updated 5/17/2022


Chamber News

Fountain’s deputy city manager featured at next Chamber breakfast The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be Friday, May 20 from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 Hwy. 85/87. The speaker... — Updated 5/17/2022


El Paso County Emergency Services Authority presents grant awards to local fire agencies

The El Paso County Emergency Services Authority (ESA) presented grants totaling $14,289.15 to five local public safety agencies at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 16. In awarding the grants, the ESA considered the... — Updated 5/17/2022


Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: SHAUREB ALAM is a White Male, 26... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Mike Alexander    News

Officials discuss fentanyl: The worst is yet to come

There is no silver lining in the fentanyl cloud. Instead, El Paso County Coroner Dr. Leon Kelly summarized the situation last week by saying, "We have not seen the worst of this,"... — Updated 5/17/2022


Strict burn bans enacted

Bonfires, certain grills, and cigarettes are among the items currently not permitted to be used outdoors, now that strict new burn bans are going into effect in El Paso County and t... — Updated 5/16/2022 Full story


Fountain begins "sweeps" of homeless camps in the area

Fountain Police and Neighborhood Services employees make contact with a woman living in a tent on Tuesday, May 10. The crew spent the morning looking for homeless campsites to... — Updated 5/11/2022

 By Larry Obermesik    News

Pikes Peak or Bust! Part 4: Indian Country

Between 1849-65 Daniel Jenks had the forethought to chronicle his gold-rush trials, tribulations and triumphs across the American West. Writing to an "imaginary confidant" in his... — Updated 5/11/2022


MAMSIP construction update: Traffic shifts planned for I-25

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor SEMA Construction will temporarily shift southbound I-25 easterly to the newly constructed inside lanes between South... — Updated 5/11/2022


Eastern Colorado Bank Launches 2022 Giving Back – Looking Forward Program

Eastern Colorado Bank, a community bank offering personal and business banking, as well as investment services, has announced the launch of Giving Back - Looking Forward, an annual program that provides grants to regional nonprofi... — Updated 5/10/2022


Tips from the pros to remember when shopping for yard equipment

Warm weather is here, and you are ready to get outside and make your yard both beautiful and functional. Maybe you're aiming to have the best yard on the block, want to install an... — Updated 5/10/2022


Hey! The state's Hay Directory is accepting listings for 2022

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting listings for the 2022 Colorado Hay Directory. The annual publication connects hay producers with buyers. “The Hay Directory is a great way for livestock owners across the state... — Updated 5/10/2022


County Parks invites public to Master Plan Open House

El Paso County Parks and BerryDunn (formerly GreenPlay) invites citizens to attend the El Paso County Parks Master Plan Update open house, which will be held on Thursday, May 19, at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek... — Updated 5/10/2022


More fires along I-25 highlight fire danger

An early-morning semi-truck accident on I-25 started a grass fire near Fort Carson on Tuesday - the latest in a string of similar incidents over the last two weeks. Around 2:40 a.m.... — Updated 5/10/2022


YMCA burglary suspect arrested

On Tuesday, May 3, the Fountain Police Department was notified by staff members of the Fountain Valley YMCA, 326 W. Alabama Ave., of a burglary that occurred in the early morning... — Updated 5/10/2022


Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: SHAUREB ALAM is a White Male, 26 year... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Sam Briggs    News

Quick-thinking girl wins Hero award

By Sam Briggs, APR, WSD3 Director of Communications Isabella Montano, a second-grade student at King Elementary, was awarded the 9-1-1 Hero certificate for her ability to remain... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Karin Hill    News

El Paso County leads state in motorcycle fatalities

A 22-year-old soldier was killed while riding his motorcycle near Marksheffel and Drennan roads recently, just the latest in a string of motorcycle fatalities in this region. The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) responded... — Updated 5/10/2022


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