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Woman arrested in Widefield stabbing case

A man was stabbed in the neck in what authorities believe was a domestic violence incident at the Widefield Apartments on Tuesday afternoon. El Paso County Sheriff's Office said... — Updated 9/15/2021


Local firefighters join 9/11 Stairclimb

On Sept. 11, several firefighters from Security Fire Department and Fountain Fire Department participated in the 9/11 Stairclimb in Denver. Pictured is a group from Security Fire... — Updated 9/15/2021


Chamber News

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next Business Networking Breakfast meeting will be held in person on Friday, Sept. 17, from 7-8 a.m., at IHOP, 6450 Hwy. 85/87. The speaker will be Todd Evans, deputy city manager of... — Updated 9/15/2021


Key dates for Nov. 2 election

The following are key dates for the upcoming Nov. 2 election: Sept. 18 Deadline to send mail ballots to military and overseas electors. Oct. 1 Last day for the Legislative Council staff to print and distribute the ballot... — Updated 9/15/2021


Sheriff's Office looking for additional victims in sexual assault

Authorities have arrested a man on suspicion of sexual assault after he allegedly lured juveniles on the internet. Officials say they are looking for possible additional victims.... — Updated 9/15/2021


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: SAMUAL DOMONIC JOHNSON is a Blac... — Updated 9/15/2021


Fire restrictions for county

Due to the continued dry conditions and the National Weather Service forecast for continued dry and warmer than normal weather resulting in very high to extreme fire danger ratings, Sheriff Bill Elder has ordered Stage I Fire... — Updated 9/15/2021


Public may submit pro/con comments on TABOR question

El Paso County citizens have until Friday, Sept. 17, to submit pro/con comments for County Question 1A on the Nov. 2 Coordinated Election ballot, in order for those comments to be included in the ballot issue notice (C.R.S.... — Updated 9/15/2021


Drowning victim identified as Schriever airman

Senior Airman Ricky Teagle, a Schriever Space Force Base Airman, has been identified as the person who drowned Sept. 5 at Rampart Reservoir northwest of Colorado Springs. His body... — Updated 9/9/2021


Police and fire chiefs end up behind bars - of dunk tank

Fountain Police Chief Chris Heberer takes a turn 'behind bars' to bring joy to the children who eagerly aimed for the target at the dunk tank during the Fountain Fall Festival at... — Updated 9/8/2021


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: JEFFREY ALSTON is a Black Male,... — Updated 9/8/2021


Security resident recognized for his dedication to job

Last month, Security resident James Bristol received an Outstanding Paraprofessional Award for his work at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. This award is given every... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By G. Connor Salter    News

Fountain Fall Festival to include parade, dinner/dance, breakfast

One of Fountain's biggest and most popular events is back after last year's cancellation due to COVID-19. The 51st annual Fountain Fall Festival and Parade, will take place Sunday a... — Updated 9/2/2021


Local election news: Candidates for city, school board races

There were some last-minute changes to the list of candidates running for City Council and Mayor in Fountain last week. In addition, numerous individuals filed petitions with local... — Updated 9/1/2021

 By G. Connor Salter    News

Parade Grand Marshal has a long history of serving the community

After stepping down as executive editor in 2019, ending 39 years at the Fountain Valley News, Patty St. Louis wasn't planning on anything except enjoying retirement. In January 2021... — Updated 9/1/2021


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: ERIC LAMAR BROWN is a Black... — Updated 9/1/2021


Summer traffic soars at 'Colorado's Small Airport'

As air travel this summer has steadily returned, the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) has continued to see increases in enplanements, as well as available seats in the market. In the... — Updated 9/1/2021


Man arrested after woman kidnapped at gunpoint

A 33-year-old man was arrested Aug. 25 after he allegedly kidnapped a woman at gunpoint from the Sonic on Main Street in Security, as well as additional assault and getting a small... — Updated 9/1/2021


Officer justified in deadly shooting of suspect

A Fountain police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect in April was justified in his actions, according to a decision by the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. The suspect, 38-year-old Robert Paul Garcia,... — Updated 9/1/2021


Residents to vote on TABOR issue

The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners has voted to place a county TABOR question on the November 2021 Coordinated Election ballot. Commissioners voted on the measure in a publicly noticed meeting after soliciting... — Updated 9/1/2021


New fast draw club aims to build skills, friendships--Old West style

If gunfight scenes from old Westerns bring a smile to your face, then a new fast draw club in El Paso County might be for you. The club is called the Dirty Face Gang, and participan... — Updated 8/31/2021

 By Karin Hill    News

Council, mayoral races in Fountain

Monday was the deadline for potential candidates for Fountain mayor or City Council to submit their petitions with the required signatures from registered voters. As of press time... — Updated 8/27/2021


El Paso County awards $10M to businesses, nonprofits in second round of relief grants 

El Paso County’s Economic Development Department awarded $10,381,441 in grants to 627 local small businesses and nonprofits as part of the second round of El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund grants. The program was... — Updated 8/25/2021


Worried about missed rent payments or eviction? Financial help is available

During the pandemic, millions of renters have struggled to make monthly payments. If you’re having trouble paying your rent, utilities or other housing-related costs, rental assistance may be available to you. The U.S. Treasury... — Updated 8/25/2021


$2M in grant funding for Ag Event Organizations available in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is opening the application period for agricultural events organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 to apply for relief grants passed by the legislature in House Bill 21-1262.... — Updated 8/25/2021


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