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 By Karin Hill    News 

Fire destroys home near Widefield High School

An overnight house fire has destroyed a home directly across the street from Widefield and Discovery high schools. By Wednesday morning when students started arriving, fire crews... — Updated 1/20/2021 Full story

 By G. Connor Salter    News 

Bomb squad inspects vehicle, finds fireworks

On Sunday, Jan. 17, sections of road at the intersection of Orleans Road and Wilson/Link Road in Fountain were blocked off while the Colorado Springs Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EOD) inspected a white SUV. According to a... — Updated 1/21/2021

 By G. Connor Salter    News 

Local artwork vandalized

On Jan. 14, a resident contacted the Fountain Valley News to inquire about a piece of artwork located on South Santa Fe Avenue (next to the intersection with Crest Drive, before... — Updated 1/19/2021


Bomb threat a false alarm

A bomb threat on Royalty Place in Fountain on Friday turned out to be a false alarm, according to the Fountain Police Department: On Jan. 15 FPD officers responded to reports of a bomb threat in the 500 block of Royalty Place. The... — Updated 1/19/2021


Sheriff's Office looking for drive-by shooting suspect

Authorities are looking for suspects in a drive-by shooting that occurred near Watson Junior High on Jan. 3. The Sheriff's Office has just released images of a pickup truck that... — Updated 1/19/2021


Two arrested for sex assault

Two individuals have been arrested in what authorities describe as an alcohol-induced sexual assault, but investigators believe there may be more victims that have yet to come... — Updated 1/12/2021


Man arrested for child exploitation

A man arrested in Fountain on Thursday was charged with sexual exploitation of a child. The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) said members of the CSPD Internet Crimes Against Children Unit executed a search warrant on Old... — Updated 1/12/2021


Law enforcement warns of unemployment scam

Over the course of the last year, there has been an overwhelming increase in unemployment fraud throughout the United States. Locally, it appears thus far that the illicit activity cannot be tied to any specific group but is... — Updated 1/12/2021


Shooting suspects sought

Authorities are asking for the community's help in identifying suspects from a Dec. 15 armed robbery in Widefield during which a homeowner was shot. The incident occurred on De La... — Updated 1/12/2021


Wreck kills Fountain woman

A Fountain woman was killed in a crash on I-25 north of Pueblo last Saturday. Amanda Lynn Adams, 35, who is the daughter of newspaper carrier Karen Hoadley, was ejected from the passenger seat when the Ford Explorer she was in... — Updated 1/6/2021 Full story


Romance scams on the rise

A military veteran from Colorado Springs thought she met the man of her dreams online, but it turns out he was just a romance scammer claiming to be in the military. Lea Peterson is one of many victims whose experiences are... — Updated 1/5/2021


Update on coin laundry burglary

The owners of a coin laundry on Main Street in Security say the man suspected of sawing through wall to get to a coin machine was observed “casing” another business of theirs a few days later. Authorities were called, and they... — Updated 12/29/2020


Sheriff's Office, Santa team up

On Dec. 21-22, El Paso County Sheriff's Office delivered presents with Santa to families throughout the county. Several units, groups, divisions and individuals volunteered to... — Updated 12/29/2020


Fire displaces four families

The Fountain Fire Department was dispatched at 2:13 a.m. last Wednesday morning to a multi-family apartment building structure fire at 420 Royalty Place. The initial dispatch reported that numerous occupants were trapped in the... — Updated 12/29/2020


Out-of-control vehicle hits two fire trucks on slick I-25

The Fountain Fire Department was on the scene of a traffic accident early Tuesday morning on I-25 when a vehicle lost control and hit a fire engine and the command pickup truck. A... — Updated 12/29/2020


Fire displaces four families in Fountain

EARLY MORNING FIRE: The Fountain Fire Department was dispatched at 2:13 a.m. this morning to a multi-family apartment building structure fire at 420 Royalty Place. The initial... — Updated 12/23/2020 Full story


Thief nabs deputy's belongings

Early Sunday, a deputy notified supervisors that items had been stolen from his patrol vehicle while it was parked at one of the Sheriff’s Office buildings on Vermijo Avenue in Colorado Springs. The deputy reported his outer... — Updated 12/22/2020


Security coin laundry victim of burglar with power tools

On Dec. 15 just after 7 a.m., a suspect burglarized a coin laundry business in the 300 block of Main Street in Security. He walked into the business, opened the breaker panel to... — Updated 12/22/2020


Woman missing since October

The Fountain Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing adult female. Kimberly Headrick is a 45-year-old white female who was last seen by family in... — Updated 12/15/2020


Man arrested for deadly crash

Authorities have arrested a man they say is responsible for a tragic car accident that resulted in the death of a 5-year-old boy in May. Fountain Police Department (FPD) reported... — Updated 12/15/2020


Main/Security signal damaged

On Saturday, the traffic signal at Main Street and Security Boulevard was severely damaged in a traffic accident. While El Paso County Department of Public Works worked with a contractor to assess and repair the damage, the... — Updated 12/15/2020

 By Karin Hill    News

Man arrested for crash that killed little boy

Authorities have arrested a man they say is responsible for a tragic car accident that resulted in the death of a 5-year-old boy in May. Fountain Police Department (FPD) reported... — Updated 12/10/2020 Full story


Soldier accused of shooting at Fountain Police Officers

An alcohol-fueled shooting last Wednesday evening at the South Academy Highlands shopping center on Venetucci Boulevard has resulted in one arrest so far. At approximately 9:22 p.m.... — Updated 12/8/2020


CSP looking to hire troopers

The Colorado State Patrol is currently accepting applications for the Trooper career path.  If you or someone you know has an interest in joining law enforcement, now is the time to apply online at CSP Cadet Announcement on... — Updated 12/8/2020


Two suspects arrested for Longhorn Point shooting

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men believed to have been involved in a multi-person shooting that took place south of Fountain this summer. On Aug. 23, just... — Updated 12/1/2020


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