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Alleged shoplifter runs over Big R worker

A Big R employee in Widefield reportedly was run over by shoplifting suspects who were attempting to flee the scene Thursday afternoon (Sept. 29), according to the El Paso County... — Updated 10/5/2022

 
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Weeds hot topic at City Council

By Karin Hill Last week city staff provided the City Council a lengthy overview of the state of weeds in Fountain, including explanation for why certain areas may seem more... — Updated 10/5/2022

 
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Work on I-25, Charter Oak Ranch Road, South Academy continues to progress

The Military Access, Mobility & Safety Improvement Project (MAMSIP) continues to progress on multiple fronts, including the heavily travelled I-25 corridor through Fountain,... — Updated 10/5/2022

 
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House party 911 call leads to shots fired arrest

On Friday evening (September 30) just after 8:30 PM, Fountain police officers were dispatched to the 11000 block of Berry Farm Road (near Jimmy Camp and Link roads) for reports of a house party. Witnesses advised the 9-1-1 call... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
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I-25 grass fire leads to arrest

A grass fire off of southbound I-25 south of Pikes Peak International Raceway near Fountain on Thursday resulted in one arrest. Here is a statement from the El Paso County... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
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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: DEMARAS LASHON ALBRIGHT is a Black... — Updated 10/4/2022

 

Upcoming Mesa Ridge ramp closures, Charter Oak reconfiguration

Crews will temporarily close southbound off-ramps at I-25 and CO16 (Mesa Ridge Parkway) for concrete paving operations Saturday night, 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. There will also be a right... — Updated 10/1/2022 Full story

 

House party 911 call leads to shots fired arrest

On Friday evening (September 30) just after 8:30 PM, Fountain police officers were dispatched to the 11000 block of Berry Farm Road (near Jimmy Camp and Link roads) for reports of a house party. Witnesses advised the 9-1-1 call... — Updated 9/30/2022 Full story

 

Man arrested after I-25 grass fire

A grass fire off of southbound I-25 south of Pikes Peak International Raceway near Fountain on Thursday resulted in one arrest. Here is a statement from the El Paso County... — Updated 9/29/2022 Full story

 

Big R employee run over by shoplifting suspects

A Big R employee in Widefield reportedly was run over by shoplifting suspects who were attempting to flee the scene Thursday afternoon, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's... — Updated 9/29/2022 Full story

 

Colorado Springs-Fountain coalition to hold public meeting on Brownfield Initiative efforts to revitalize vacant, underused properties

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Springs-Fountain Brownfield Coalition will host a hybrid in-person/virtual event on Tuesday, October 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. to share progress on... — Updated 9/29/2022 Full story

 

FPD K-9s get protective gear

Fountain Police Department K9s Moody and Goose have received bullet- and stab-protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s,... — Updated 9/29/2022

 

Fortune ranks Fountain a top city for families

Fortune magazine has named Fountain among the top 25 cities in the country for families. Fountain is the only Colorado city to appear on the list, which was released early the... — Updated 9/28/2022 Full story

 
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Water districts to share millions in grant money

Several water districts, including Fountain, Security, Widefield and Stratmoor Hills, will get a portion of $20.9 million in federal funds, El Paso County officials announced... — Updated 9/27/2022

 

Final results from CDC PFAS study

Atlanta, GA – On Sept. 22, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released the final report for the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)... — Updated 9/27/2022

 

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: TREVON ANTHONY ARNELL is a Black... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Suspect still on run after lengthy lockdown of a neighborhood

A suspect is still at large after an incident last week that had residents in a Fountain neighborhood sheltering in place for several hours, and wondering why this happened when... — Updated 9/21/2022

 
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Council approves assistant attorney, recreation assistant positions

Residents of Fountain will have a new opportunity to get their junk cleaned up through a new month-long voucher program at the Waste Connections Fountain Landfill. It offers one... — Updated 9/21/2022

 

Cross Creek home damaged in Sunday afternoon fire

The Fountain Fire Department responded to a house fire on Bentwater Drive the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 18. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. This photo shows... — Updated 9/20/2022

 

Suicide Prevention Collaborative leverages faith-based community in efforts to prevent suicide

September is Suicide Prevention Month — a time to raise awareness, shift perception, spread hope, and share critical information with people impacted by suicide. In partnership with the month-long observance, the Suicide Preventi... — Updated 9/20/2022

 

State releases report on student contacts with law enforcement, criminal justice

The Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) within the Colorado Department of Public Safety has released the latest report analyzing incidents at Colorado schools that resulted in a student’s arrest, summons or ticket during the... — Updated 9/20/2022

 

CDOT, MADD launch campaign to prevent impaired driving locally; El Paso County leads state in DUIs

There have been 14 deaths involving impaired drivers in El Paso County this year, representing 34% of the county's roadway fatalities. El Paso County also had the most DUI arrests... — Updated 9/20/2022

 

Fall into good habits, leave impaired driving behind: CO's biggest DUI enforcement of year now underway

The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies started the Fall Festivals high-visibility DUI enforcement period on Sept. 15, running through Oct. 24. This is the longest DUI en... — Updated 9/20/2022

 

CO advances $1.7 billion in transportation funding over the next five years

 The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced $1.7 billion in projects set to deliver the next phase of the department’s Ten Year Plan after the Colorado Transportation Commission adopted a major update to the... — Updated 9/20/2022

 

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: TREVON ANTHONY ARNELL is a Black... — Updated 9/20/2022

 

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