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Police seek 'armed and dangerous' suspect

The Fountain Police Department announced it is searching for a suspect who is considered "armed and dangerous" and wanted on three different warrants with multiple charges. Xavier... — Updated 12/2/2021 Full story

 By G. Connor Salter    News 

Local author strikes gold with history

The Colorado Gold Rush properly began in 1859 and lasted through the 1870s, bringing many interesting people to the state. Hanover resident Larry Obermesik discovered one of those... — Updated 12/2/2021 Full story


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:KYLE TAYLOR GOMEZ is a White... — Updated 12/1/2021 Full story


Six-time convicted felon accused of stealing car from City Hall

Police arrested a man after he allegedly stole a car from the Fountain City Hall parking lot on Monday morning. Around 10:20 a.m., officers responded to a suspicious person... — Updated 11/30/2021


Traffic sting operation nets several citations, one arrest

On Wednesday, Nov. 24, the Fountain Police Department conducted a traffic safety operation on Hwy. 85 and I-25 that resulted in one arrest and numerous citations. “Multiple vehicles were cited for traveling over 90 mph, and one... — Updated 11/30/2021


Fountain Mesa road updates

Work on Fountain Mesa Road related to the roundabout and restriping is on hold this week and will resume the week of Dec. 6. At that time, the public can expect to see the... — Updated 11/30/2021


I-25 potholes in Fountain to be fixed

Motorists will see paving work along Interstate-25 as the Colorado Department of Transportation performs emergency paving as part of the I-25 Rehab Component of the Military Access,... — Updated 11/29/2021 Full story


Son of local teacher killed in skate park shooting

The 23-year-old son of a Janitell Junior High teacher is one of two people shot and killed at the Memorial Park skate park in Colorado Springs on Nov. 20. "I am a teacher at... — Updated 11/24/2021 Full story


City clears out homeless camp

Authorities cleared out an illegal campsite between Lowe's and Mesa Ridge High School last week. Area residents had become concerned and notified others, particularly parents with... — Updated 11/24/2021


Accidental blaze hits RV dealership

The Fountain Fire Department responded to a fire at Windish RV on Bandley Drive early the morning of Thursday, Nov. 18. Numerous recreational vehicles had caught fire, and the fire... — Updated 11/23/2021


Police ID shooting suspect

Police are searching for a suspect in a Nov. 9 drive-by shooting that damaged vehicles and a home on Summit Mesa Drive in Fountain (near Lake Avenue and Fountain Mesa Road).... — Updated 11/23/2021


Man arrested within hours of sentencing for prior felonies

A man who had just been sentenced on felony charges in the morning was arrested that same evening after police discovered meth and several thousand dollars in his vehicle. On Nov.... — Updated 11/23/2021


Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

KHEAN OSVALDO CABALLERO is a White Male, 21 years old, 5'11" tall and 150 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. CABALLERO is wanted for Robbery/Agg. – Intent to kill/maim/wound... — Updated 11/23/2021


OSHA, EPSO investigating fatal worksite accident

A man reportedly was killed by heavy machinery during an accidental workplace accident along Wayfarer Drive near The Glen neighborhood on Nov. 16. The El Paso County Sheriff's... — Updated 11/23/2021


The city of Fountain released this statement about the construction work at Ohio and Main Street:

"Thank you for your patience as we have contractors working to improve the Main and Ohio intersection. The Ohio closure currently in place can take up till Nov 29th but the... — Updated 11/23/2021


PPACG Releases Request for Proposal

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) is requesting proposals to for state lobbying services to represent PPACG for the 2022 State Legislative Session. A contract would run approximately from Jan. 1, 2022, through... — Updated 11/23/2021


Man arrested after downtown incident

A man wanted for an alleged domestic violence incident on South Santa Fe Avenue in Fountain on Tuesday, Nov. 16, was arrested after several hours' of searching. The surrounding... — Updated 11/23/2021


Monoclonal antibody treatment in El Paso County is expanding

COVID-19 patients may now self-schedule an appointment at the monoclonal antibody treatment bus by calling 877-268-2926 On Friday, Nov. 19, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) amended Public Health... — Updated 11/23/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Annexation petition concerns city

Petitions to annex more than 3,000 acres into Colorado Springs have some officials in the Fountain Valley concerned about what kind of densities might be allowed for future... — Updated 11/23/2021 Full story


Stabbing suspect arrested after standoff

A man was arrested following the stabbing of a woman and an ensuing standoff with deputies in Widefield early Sunday. El Paso County Sheriff's Office said that just after 3:30... — Updated 11/23/2021


Fountain chiropractor serves as state association president

Dr. Jarod Waters, owner of Fountain Chiropractic & Wellness Center, recently was installed as president of the Colorado Chiropractic Association for 2021-22. Going into his eigh... — Updated 11/23/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Ortega, Gieck end their terms on City Council

The last City Council meeting on Nov. 16 was a time for bittersweet farewells, as Mayor Gabe Ortega, Council Member Sam Gieck, and various city staff and leaders said their... — Updated 11/23/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Developers propose 122-unit 'Cottages'

Developers who plan to build 122 manufactured homes near the intersection of Mesa Ridge Parkway and Powers Boulevard are planning a meeting with neighbors on Thursday, Nov. 18, to... — Updated 11/18/2021


Mock DUI crash at FFCHS

Fountain's Public Safety Departments held a semi-annual DUI Mock Crash event at Fountain-Fort Carson High School on Friday morning. The training shows students what could happen if... — Updated 11/16/2021


City Council celebrates achievements

The Fountain City Council held its regular meeting on Nov. 9, during which it honored the Fountain Police Explorers Program for its numerous recent achievements, as well as three... — Updated 11/16/2021


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