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Shooting at 7-11 injures two

UPDATE June 2: A second person has been arrested in this incident: 18-year-old Haley Spencer was arrested and booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on the following... — Updated 6/2/2020 Full story

 By G. Connor Salter    News 

Local author pens children's book about quarantine

Should children be exposed to stories that talk about hard topics? It's a question that routinely comes up in conversations about children's books. Parents and library groups... — Updated 5/28/2020


Child killed in South Academy vehicle accident

A tragic traffic accident Wednesday evening killed a 5-year-old and injured several other people. Police say drugs and lack of seat belts are likely contributing factors in the crash and the resulting injuries. Around 6:50 p.m.,... — Updated 5/28/2020 Full story

 By G. Connor Salter    News 

Shops, restaurants begin to reopen, but some are struggling to get by

Several recent stories have talked about COVID-19's impact on businesses. Some businesses (such as food trucks) thrived during the non-essential business shutdown periods. Others... — Updated 5/28/2020

 By Karin Hill    News 

Fountain gets $2.4 million in COVID relief funds

Fountain will receive $2.4 million of El Paso County’s share of the federal relief funds related to COVID-19, and city leaders plan to give $1.4 million of that back to local businesses in the form of micro-grants. On Tuesday... — Updated 5/27/2020 Full story


They've been working on the railroad...

Several railroad crossings around Fountain have been closed for repairs recently, and work will continue next week. Officials say railroad repairs include replacement of railroad... — Updated 5/27/2020


Chamber plans virtual 'lunch and learn' event

Although Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce in-person events are on hold at this time, staff and volunteers remain accessible by phone and e-mail, and meetings will take place via online forum. The next online Business Networking... — Updated 5/27/2020


Local networking group meeting online May 28

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, May 28. Until further notice, meetings will be held online due to social-distancing mandates. The group meets the second and fourth... — Updated 5/27/2020


Woman arrested in Widefield after shooting at Harvard Street home

A woman was arrested for attempted murder early Sunday morning after allegedly shooting another individual at a Widefield home At about 1:30 a.m., the El Paso County Sheriff's... — Updated 5/27/2020


Dan Blankenship joins Fountain as utilities director

Fountain recently welcomed Dan Blankenship as its new utilities director. The Colorado native has returned to his roots after a long career in the industry around the United... — Updated 5/27/2020


Suspicious fire damages 7 vehicles

Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire that damaged numerous vehicles on Bandley Drive in Fountain on Saturday morning. At approximately 11:30, Fountain Fire Department (FFD) responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the... — Updated 5/26/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

'The right guy at the right time'

Curtis Mitchell is retiring as Fountain's utilities director after 11 years with the city. But as invested as he is in some of the ongoing challenges and projects he's faced here,... — Updated 5/26/2020


Chamber plans virtual 'lunch and learn' event

Although Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce in-person events are on hold at this time, staff and volunteers remain accessible by phone and e-mail, and meetings will take place via online forum. The next online event is... — Updated 5/20/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

City Council gets update on creek; approves deal for wholesale power

The Fountain City Council has approved an energy contract that’s expected to save ratepayers millions of dollars over the next several years. The council voted unanimously last week to begin a new wholesale electricity... — Updated 5/20/2020


CPW addresses Chronic Wasting Disease

At its virtual meeting May 7, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission discussed the results from CPW’s mandatory Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing in 2019. CPW Terrestrial Programs Supervisor Matthew Eckert and State Wildl... — Updated 5/19/2020


Census operations to resume

The U.S. Census Bureau is resuming 2020 Census field operations in Colorado this week. For the health and safety of census employees and the public, field staff will practice social distancing and wear Personal Protective... — Updated 5/19/2020


Chamber plans virtual 'lunch and learn' event

Chamber plans virtual ‘lunch and learn’ event Although Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce in-person events are on hold at this time, staff and volunteers remain accessible by phone and e-mail, and meetings will take place via... — Updated 5/13/2020


Deadly rabbit virus found in El Paso County

Feral and wild rabbits found recently at two sites in southeastern Colorado died from the highly contagious and deadly Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus type 2 (RHDV-2). These Front... — Updated 5/13/2020


Peterson commander found dead in home

Colonel Thomas G. Falzarano, 21st Space Wing commander, was pronounced dead at his on-base home May 12. Falzarano was found unresponsive at the scene. The cause of death is under... — Updated 5/13/2020 Full story

 By Karin Hill    News

Motorcycle deaths spike across state

So far this year, motorcycle deaths in Colorado are up 24 percent despite lower traffic volume. In El Paso County, there have been four motorcycle fatalities so far this year, the... — Updated 5/13/2020


5 coronavirus stimulus scams and how to avoid them

The distribution of $1,200 stimulus checks to Americans has given rise to unprecedented online scams. The FTC has thus far received 18,235 reports of fraud costing victims $13.44 million; Google reported it is blocking 18 million... — Updated 5/13/2020


Skunk tests positive for rabies in El Paso County; third this year

A skunk was recently confirmed to have rabies, making it the third to test positive for the disease in El Paso County this year. Rabies is more common in the summer months, and Public Health is urging residents to protect... — Updated 5/13/2020


I-25 bridge replacement south of Fountain to begin this week

PUEBLO COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Tezak Heavy Equipment will begin construction to replace a bridge at mile post 112 on I-25, north of Pueblo just north of the CDOT rest area. Work is... — Updated 5/13/2020


Secretary of State Griswold alerts Colorado businesses of misleading solicitations posing as government

The Colorado Secretary of State’s office is again alerting small business owners about potentially misleading notices requesting an extra fee from a third party to file business documents. In recent days, the Secretary of... — Updated 5/13/2020 Full story

 By G. Connor Salter    News

Recreation center funding on hold

As many locals will tell you, the FountainValley has grown a lot in recent years. This growth means many changes, one of them being many more residents looking for swimming pools, gyms and other recreational facilities. Fountain... — Updated 5/13/2020


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