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Freeland challenges Lamborn for District 5 seat in Congress

Editor's Note: This is the fourth and final article in our series of candidate profiles for the upcoming General Election on Nov. 3. Below are the responses we received from... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
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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: TASHON JESSIE AUSBORNE is a... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
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Fountain man killed in I-25 hit-and-run; woman arrested

A hit-and-run crash on I-25 near Pikes Peak International Raceway Saturday evening left one motorcylcist dead and another injured. Authorities later arrested a woman suspected of driving the car that caused the wreck. Shortly... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
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El Paso County releases draft balanced budget

The El Paso County Financial Services Department delivered a preliminary balanced budget to Commissioners. The budget seeks to balance the competing needs of offering crucial public services, plan conservatively for the future, and... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
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What's in your water?

Last week the city of Fountain released a video detailing the history of the city's groundwater issues, recent developments and steps currently implemented to ensure quality. To... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News 

Electric rates, city budget on council agenda

Last week the City Council set a public hearing date to allow residents to hear details of the plan for a 4-percent rate hike in the Electric Department. The meeting is set for Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m, during the council’s... — Updated 10/21/2020

 

Bradfield, Rosenbaum, Seebeck vie for HD21

Editor's Note: This is the third in our series of candidate profiles for the upcoming General Election on Nov. 3. Below are the candidates' responses to our questionnaire. Name: Mar... — Updated 10/19/2020

 

Chamber News: Next Business Networking breakfast set for Oct. 16

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be Friday, Oct. 16, from 7-8 a.m. in the back room at IHOP, 6450 Hwy. 85/87. The presentation will be from Scott Trainor, Fountain city... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

Suspected carjacker arrested

Fountain police recently arrested a man believed to be involved in numerous robberies around the county after finding a stolen vehicle at Chancellor's Mobile Home Park in Fountain.... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

Firefighter arrested for assault

A member of the Fountain Fire Department has been placed on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest in an alleged sexual assault case in Colorado Springs. In September, the Colorado Springs Police Department received a... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

Widefield home burned

Neighbors watch as firefighters battle a house fire on Ely Street in Widefield last Thursday afternoon. Occupants are unharmed, but most of their possessions were damaged. Resident... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

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: ZACHARY BROCKMANN is a White... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

El Paso County's Business Relief Fund awards $13.9M to businesses, nonprofits  

El Paso County’s Economic Development Department awarded $13,858,527 in grants to 864 local small businesses and nonprofits as part of the El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund program, making it one of the largest... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

City outlines use of federal CARES funds

The city of Fountain has provided the breakdown of how it is spending its $2.4 million share of federal COVID-19 relief funds. Although it has until the end of the year to spend the money, the allocations had to be made by the end... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

County seeks volunteers for Corrections Board

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Community Corrections Board. Applications for the open position are due by Oct. 30. The Community Corrections... — Updated 10/13/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fire burns 670 acres along 115, Fort Carson

Fire crews spent the last few days battling a wildfire along Hwy. 115 and on Fort Carson, with 10 percent containment reported as of press time Tuesday. Dubbed the Wild Horse Fire, it was located south of Fort Carson's Gate 6 and... — Updated 10/13/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Water treatment plant for Security nearly complete

There is about $60 million worth of work being done between the water and wastewater systems in Security right now. But officials say Security tap water is safe to drink now, even w... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

Gardner, Johnson running for CO Senate Dist. 12

Name: Bob Gardner (candidate for re-election State Sen Dist 12) Brief work history/related experience/ military service? Attorney in private practice, 1989-present;  represent sma... — Updated 10/8/2020

 

First equine West Nile case of the year

A horse residing in Jefferson County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV), marking Colorado's first confirmed equine WNV case in 2020. Vaccines in horses have proven to be... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

Driver's license contest extended after $1,000 in grants obtained for winners

The Colorado Department of Revenue's Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is extending the Iconic Colorado contest to Oct. 30 thanks to two grants totalling $1,000. The grants, which... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

Fountain's Duckwood Road Improvements Project receives award

Recently the city of Fountain was selected for the Engineering News Record (ENR) 2020 Best Project in the Mountain States Region in the Highway/Bridge category for the U.S. Hwy.... — Updated 10/7/2020

 
 By G. Connor Salter    News

Important details for this election

With election season upon us, it's important to know the basics about local candidates, how to vote and which issues will be covered in this year's ballot. Colorado counties will... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

Chamber News

Next Business Networking breakfast set for Oct. 16 The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be Friday, Oct. 16, from 7-8 a.m. in the back room at IHOP, 6450 Hwy. 85/87. The... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

Crime Stoppers Seeks Fugitives

TASHON JESSIE AUSBORNE is a Black Male, 19 years old, 5'9" tall, and 140 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. AUSBORNE is wanted for Escape and Burglary. NATHAN RYAN BOOMSLITER is... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

Man dies in crash near PPIR

A 33-year-old man was killed Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash along I-25 near the Pikes Peak International Raceway. The Colorado State Patrol reports that the driver’s 2019 Hyundai Sonata was southbound on I-25 when it... — Updated 10/6/2020

 

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