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One hospitalized after early morning shooting

At about 3 a.m. this morning (June 16), officers with the Fountain Police Department received information of a male who had been shot and was currently at Love's Country Store,... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
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Chamber News

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be held in person and virtually on Friday, June 18, from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 Hwy. 85/87. The speaker will be Fountain Mayor Gabe... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
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Police looking for bank robber

On June 9 at about 2:30 p.m., Fountain Police officers were dispatched to United Business Bank of Colorado at 410 S. Santa Fe Ave. for a robbery. The suspect was described as a 20-... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
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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: NICHOLAS GAGE BRIDGFORD is a... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News 

Fountain expects $7.7M in federal ARPA funds

At its June 8 meeting the Fountain City Council discussed the $7.7 million in federal aid expected through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Officials also reviewed the city's cu... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
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Fire burns Heritage home

A fire damaged a home in the Heritage neighborhood of Fountain late Thursday, near the intersection of Hibbard Lane and Descendant Drive. Fountain Fire Department said the fire... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
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Widefield daycare owner arrested for baby's death

A local daycare operator has been arrested in connection with the death of a baby in her care. On Feb. 5, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
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Updates to fireworks policy in city, county

The city of Fountain announced it would not allow the sale, use or possession of fireworks in city limits, effective June 10. There is no end date for the ban at this time. “The city will continue to assess the situation related... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Widefield daycare owner arrested for baby's death

A local daycare operator has been arrested in connection with the death of a baby in her care. On Feb. 5, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Major road project underway

State, local and military officials gathered in Fountain last Wednesday for a ceremonial groundbreaking on the large-scale road project designed to improve access and commuter safet... — Updated 6/14/2021

 

House fire hits Heritage neighborhood

A fire damaged a home in the Heritage neighborhood of Fountain late Thursday, near the intersection of Hibbard Lane and Descendant Drive. Neighbor Michael Rafferty said his... — Updated 6/11/2021

 

Fireworks banned in Fountain as of today

The city of Fountain will not allow the sale, use or possession of fireworks in city limits, effective Thursday, June 10. There is no end date for the ban at this time. This brings... — Updated 6/10/2021

 

Fireworks announcements

If you’ve been hearing fireworks go off in Security-Widefield, or any other part of unincorporated El Paso County, please note that as of June 1, the sale, use or possession of fireworks of any kind is illegal. Should you have... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

County expects $70M in ARPA funds

At its June 1 meeting, El Paso County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to recognize and appropriate American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds in the amount of approximately $70 million.  The American Rescue Plan Act pas... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Virtual open house for Fortman roundabout closes June 10

The virtual Open House for the proposed roundabout at Fountain Mesa Road and Caballero/Fortman avenues near Janitell Junior High closes this Thursday. If you wish to learn more about the proposal and submit comments, visit:... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Suspect arrested for menacing

On Sunday, June 6, at about 5:37 p.m., an officer with Fountain Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Honda Civic for a minor traffic violation. When the... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Be on the lookout

Fountain Police have notified the public that 28-year-old Steven Salsberry is wanted for felony menacing. Salsberry is homeless and is known to frequent the area along Fountain... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

SFD warns about open burns

Last Wednesday Security Fire was called out for a possible illegal burn. Upon arrival the crews found a makeshift fire pit full of building materials being burned. The makeshift... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

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: BRYAN ANTHONY BATTS is a Black... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Fire victim identified

The victim of a May 17 house fire on Cypress Drive in Security has been identified as 85-year-old Frieda Mason. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Security Fire Department, Fountain Fire Department,... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Black Hills Energy proposes rate increase to cover costs

Last week Black Hills Energy submitted a request to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that would increase the average residential monthly bill by $4.60. If approved, the new rates would go into effect in March 2022.... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

County opens business loans

El Paso County, in an effort to support startups and local small businesses, relaunched a Business Loan Fund program. The Business Loan Fund will provide loan funding to private, for-profit small businesses and startups in El Paso... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Jordahl SRO named top cop

A school resource officer with the Fountain Police Department has received the highest award given by the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police for his exemplary service in... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Chase, arrests, follow shootings

Through an anonymous tip, police were able to locate a white Nissan and the adult male driver of the vehicle after an incident involving multiple shooting locations and a police chase around Fountain last Friday. The chain of... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By G. Connor Salter    News

Local pros provide tips for hail season

While summertime means a temperature increase in the Fountain Valley and surrounding area, it's also the season when the harshest rain and hailstorms arrive. Tanner Johnson, a... — Updated 6/8/2021

 

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