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 By Karin Hill    News    December 4, 2019 

Venetucci extension to 'bridge' gaps in access

Before dawn Monday morning, six 125-foot concrete bridge girders were delivered to a work site near Sam's Club in north Fountain. Their job will be to support the new extension of Venetucci Boulevard...

 

Light 'em up!

Just prior to Thanksgiving, City of Fountain Electric Department personnel were busy putting up holiday decorations on light poles throughout the Fountain Valley. The decorations light up at night,...

 

Fountain Valley Historical Museum Open Saturdays

The Fountain Valley Democratic Club’s annual Christmas Dinner will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Fountain. Please bring a favorite holiday dish or treat and a wrapped gift (minimum...

 

Historical Society Presents Joe Kenda's Homicide Hunters/Murder Confession Dec. 12 at Fountain Library

Members of the historical society are showing a presentation of Joe Kenda’s Homicide Hunters/Murder Confession at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Community Room of the Fountain Library, 230 S. Main St. The story concerns a confession found in a...

 

Would-be robber arrested

On Nov. 25, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Fountain police officers were dispatched to High Spirits Liquor, 301 S. Santa Fe Ave., for a report of a robbery. The suspect entered the store, stated he had a weapon, and demanded cash from the clerk. Two...

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

SAMUAL JACKSON is a Black Male, 22 years old, 5’11” tall, and 200 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. JACKSON is wanted for Attempted Escape. OSEMEKE UWADIBIE is a Black Male, 29 years old,...

 

Dazzle us with the best lights

Don’t you just love this time of year? I’ve got to be honest. The only thing keeping me cheerful with the inundation of cold and snow lately has been Christmas music on the radio and the beginning of light displays going up in neighborhoods and...

 

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

The Colorado Department of Transportation is joining with local programs to observe Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 2-6, 2019. The goal of the program is to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation for...

 

Goldfield Bridge Work to Impact Lanes

A bridge on Goldfield Drive located between Bradley Road and Fontaine Boulevard and adjacent to the Big Johnson Reservoir requires repair. Temporary barricades were installed on Dec. 2, resulting...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    November 27, 2019

Zoning code update nears final approval

On Nov. 19, Fountain City Council approved the 2020 budget and gave initial approval to a revamped zoning code – including revised sign regulations. The first reading of an ordinance regarding the new zoning code included discussions of modular...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    November 27, 2019

Wild Turkey Neighbors Call Fountain Area Their Home

This time of year as people have turkey on the brain, the site of a wild turkey walking around the neighborhood is sure to elicit humorous remarks. These distinctive birds – often seen browsing...

 

News Office Will Be Closed Thursday & Friday for Thanksgiving

The News office will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday. .Thanksgiving Holiday Closings In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, City of Fountain offices will be closed Thursday and...

 

Adoption Week

El Paso County Commissioners unanimously approved a Proclamation recognizing November as National Adoption Month at their regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19, honoring adoptive families, staff and...

 

Election results final

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has completed the official Canvass of the 2019 Coordinated Election. Final official results include additional ballots from military and overseas voters, and ballots that were counted after ID,...

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: ANTHONY HUNT is a White Male, 39 years old, 5'10"...

 

Fountain Municipal Transit /Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce team up to offer Free Bus Rides Black Friday and Saturdays in December

Fountain Municipal Transit is offering free bus rides every Saturday in December, plus Black Friday (Nov. 29). Sponsored by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, the campaign is designed to make holiday shopping easier for area residents as well...

 

A National Legacy of Prayer and Thanksgiving

Our forefathers declared the independence of our Nation “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence.” In that reliance, they set forth the conviction that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with unalienable...

 

State Offers Child Care Screening and Selection Resources

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Office of Early Childhood (OEC) is sharing resources to support families and parents looking for or utilizing child care around the state. These resources are available through the Colorado Shines...

 

Progress Being Made on Big Johnson Reservoir Repairs

Work on the Big Johnson Reservoir is progressing well, according to Gary Steen, Consulting Engineer and Manager for Fountain Mutual Irrigation Company, which owns the reservoir. “We’re making grea...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    November 20, 2019

Local Soup Kitchen Warms Body & Soul

For more than a decade, locals and travelers alike have been coming in to a Friday night soup kitchen in Fountain. Some come for the warm meal, others for the company. It really doesn't matter who...

 

Council decides budget increases, carport penalties

The Fountain City Council voted on Nov. 12 to implement a formal notice system for carports that continue to be out of compliance after new regulations were adopted earlier this year. City Attorney...

 

Mary Bradfield Seeks State House District 21 Seat

Mary Bradfield, a long-time Colorado Springs resident and educator, announces her campaign for State Representative, House District 21.  She is running to replace State Rep. Lois Landgraf who is...

 

C.O.P Talent Showcase at DFAC last Saturday

Participants and judges in the C.O.P. (Community Orienting Partnership) Talent Showcase are shown during the program on Nov. 16 at DFAC-Fountain Middle School....

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: WILLARD WADE DODD is a White Male, 53 years old, 5'...

 

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