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Our Water Contamination Has Made It To Congress

By Liz Rosenbaum and Mark Favors, Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Even though the EPA has not included our specific PFHxS chemical contamination in their National Study, our Congress Senators Bennet and Gardner, are pushing for the chemicals...

 

DA Dan May to Speak at Fountain Valley Republican Club's Meeting on March 18

District Attorney Dan May will be the speaker at the March 18 meeting of the Fountain Valley Republican Club. Gather at IHOP in Fountain on Hwy. 85/87 at 6 p.m. for eat/greet/meet, 6:30 p.m. when elected officials  share, or 7 p.m. the meeting...

 

Friends of the Security Public Library Membership Drive Underway

The Friends of the Security Public Library annual Membership Drive is now underway.  The Friends of the Security Public Library is a non-profit voluntary group which recognizes that excellence in library service enhances the quality of life in our...

 

Residents Give Input and Learn More About Proposed New Recreation Center That Would Serve All of Fountain Valley

Fountain residents Jack Terry (left) and his mother Andria speak to officials at one of the booths set up in the lobby of the Dean Fleischauer Activities Center during Monday night's Recreational...

 

CDC/ATSDR to Assess PFAS Exposure in Communities Near U.S. Military Bases Including Fountain Valley

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced last week they have identified communities to be a part of assessments...

 

Citizen Feedback Prompts Project to Repair Railroad Crossings in Security-Widefield

The bumpy railroad crossings in Security and Widefield are scheduled to be repaired in March. The El Paso County Department of Public Works is collaborating with BNSF Railway to fix the crossings in the Security-Widefield area in response to citizen...

 

El Paso County Board of Health Appoints Public Health Director

The El Paso County Board of Health has unanimously appointed Susan Wheelan as the director of El Paso County Public Health. She replaces former director Dan Martindale, who retired from the position...

 

Jim Reid Named Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management Director

 Jim Reid, the Director of the El Paso County Office of Emergency Management, has been named the Director of the newly-established Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management. Last month, the...

 

County Jail Reaches Critical Population

The El Paso County Jail, located at 2739 E. Las Vegas Street, is at a critical point in managing the inmate population as it reached record highs last week with a jail population of 1,717 and a total inmate population of 1,880.  The last record for...

 

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: MARK CALDWELL is a Black Male, 28 years old, 6'2"...

 

Sheriff's Office Accepting Applications for Spring Citizens Academy

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the Spring Citizens’ Academy.  The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, April 16, and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6 to 9 p.m..  The Academy will be conducted...

 

New Report Reinforces Lifesaving Benefits Of Smoke Alarms

Almost Three Out Of Five Home Fire Deaths Resulted From Fires With No Smoke Alarms Or No Working Smoke Alarms   A new report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) confirms the importance of having working smoke alarms in your...

 

Public Meeting for Discussion About Future Recreation Facility Monday

All Fountain Valley area residents are invited to a public meeting next Monday, Feb. 25, for discussion about a possible future recreation center that would serve the community. The meeting is being hosted by a joint task force that was created to...

 

EPA Region 8 Director to Attend Clean Water Coalition Meeting Tomorrow Night

EPA Region 8 Director Doug Benevento will be at the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition meeting tomorrow night (Thursday, Feb. 21), to break down the EPA’s new national plan (that was announced at a press conference last week) and how it...

 

City of Fountain Hires New Fire Chief

There is a new man in charge of the Fountain Fire Department. James Maxon was recently hired as the city's new fire chief. He will begin his duties in March. Former Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine...

 

Philippine Bureau of Fire Protection trains with Fountain Fire Department

For 2 full pages of photo highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/alternate/phillipines_train_with_fountain_fire_red.pdf The Fountain Fire Department...

 
 By Geof Clark    News    February 20, 2019

Fountain Council Hears From Widefield Resident About Proposed Zoning Change at Open Space

The controversial topic of Fountain City Council changing the zoning designation from Parks and Open Space District to Regional Commercial District for a piece of property located on Syracuse St.,...

 

Former Owner of Fountain Motel to Celebrate 100th Birthday

Story and photos courtesy of Michelle Cockroft (granddaughter of Ruth and Richard Heikes) For all the photo highlights click the following link: https://www.epcan.com/home/customer...

 

Man Killed, Fountain Resident Hurt in Three-Vehicle Crash on I-25

A Fountain resident was hurt in a three-vehicle crash at 5:05 p.m. last Wednesday at I-25 Milepost 131 located between the South Academy and Mesa Ridgeway exits. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Bethany Meisner, 26 of Pueblo, was driving a...

 

Dangerous Fugitive Sought by Fountain P.D.

The Fountain Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a wanted subject known to frequent the Fountain area, specifically the area of Hadley Street. The subject is... Full story

 

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: CHRISTOPHER CHAVEZ is a Hispanic Male, 35 years...

 

Fort Carson To Conduct Prescribed Burns During Next Several Weeks

Prescribed burns will be conducted on Fort Carson training areas by the Directorates of Emergency Services and Public Works Conservation Branch beginning the week of Feb. 25 and continuing intermittently for the next several weeks. The installation...

 

Zoning Change Request for Proposed Development at Corner of Syracuse and Mesa Ridge Pkwy. Returning to City Council Agenda Feb. 26

This newspaper confirmed on Tuesday morning that a zoning change request for land located across the street to the west from Mesa Ridge High School, asking that it be changed from open space to region...

 

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:

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: DEVANTE HUMPHREY is a Black Male, 27 years old,...

 

City Council Reviews Possible Zoning Topics for Futher Discussion in the Future

At its Jan. 22 meeting, the Fountain City Council considered several topics related to city planning and zoning, and whether or not they wish to pursue further discussions as related to the city’s...

 

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