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Second Phase of Project to Repair Railroad Crossings in Security-Widefield Delayed

El Paso County officials announced earlier this week the recent severe blizzard will delay the completion of repair work on a pair of bumpy railroad crossings in the Security-Widefield area until May. The El Paso County Department of Public Works is... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Meets Tomorrow

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Security Fire Station #1, 400 Security Blvd. At presstime we learned the scheduled speaker from the ATSDR who was going to speak about the the Fountain...

 

Shopping Center to be Torn Down

Fencing recently went up around the Fountain Valley Shopping Center that previously was home to Valley Bowl and a strip mall filled with businesses, which have closed and/or relocated. According to...

 

Commissioners Approve Pro-Second Amendment Resolution

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners voted on March 12 to adopt a resolution showing support for the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and opposing House Bill 19-1177 (also known as “the Red Flag bill”). The resolution is...

 

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...

 

Sheriff's Office Releases Monthly Statistics on Sheriff Elder's Top Priorities

In 2017, Sheriff Bill Elder laid out illegal marijuana enforcement, addressing mental health in the community and reducing the average daily jail population as his top priorities for the next four years of his administration.  The Sheriff’s Office...

 

Clerk and Recorder's Office Warns of Vehicle Renewal Website Scam

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is warning citizens of several imposter websites involving online vehicle renewals. Websites claiming to be authentic Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) sites are being used to obtain personal and credi...

 

Fountain Mesa Court Townhomes Receive Energy Efficient Furnaces and Crawl Space Insulation

The Fountain Housing Authority has teamed with the Energy Resource Center and Energy Outreach Colorado to install energy efficient furnaces and crawl space insulation in all 64 units of the Fountain Mesa Court Townhomes located on Hadley Street in...

 

Clean Sweep Schedule Released for 2019 Register for Recycling

The El Paso County Community Services Department, Environmental Division will hold four Clean Sweep Household Hazardous Waste events in 2019. These events are free to all El Paso and Teller county residents for the recycling and proper disposal of...

 

BLM's New Adoption Incentive Program Offering $1,000 to Adopters of Wild Horses or Burros

To encourage more adopters to give a wild horse or burro a good home, the Adoption Incentive Program provides up to $1,000 to adopt an untrained wild horse or burro from the BLM. The goal of the...

 
 News    March 13, 2019 

National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook With Blizzard and High Wind Warnings

On Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook that included blizzard and high wind warnings that included portions of central, east central, south central and southeast Colorado, including the Colorado Springs vi... Full story

 
 News    March 13, 2019 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Meets March 21

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition will be Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Security Fire Station #1, 400 Security Blvd. The focus will be about the latest ATSDR/ CDC notification about the Fountain Valley community...

 
 News    March 13, 2019 

Road/Railroad Crossing Closure at Widefield extended

El Paso County officials released the above photo with an update on Monday that reads "Due to forthcoming inclement weather, the Fontaine railroad crossing (at Highway 85/87) in the...

 
 News    March 13, 2019 

Child Dies in Three-Car Crash Monday on I-25 Witnesses sought

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a three-vehicle crash that occurred about 3:45 p.m. Monday on Interstate 25 near milepost 134 (between the S. Academy and Mesa Ridge Parkway exits.) The crash resulted in one fatality. According to the...

 
 News    March 13, 2019 

Police Seek Information About Man Arrested for Failing to Register as Sex Offender

On February 27, at approximately 6 a.m., members of the Fountain Police Department's Rapid Response Team (RRT) executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Royalty Place in an attempt to apprehend a...

 
 News    March 13, 2019 

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...

 

Bennet, Gardner and Colleagues Introduce PFAS Action Plan of 2019

Bipartisan Bill Would Designate PFAS Chemicals as Hazardous Substances Under Environmental Protection Laws U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), with a bipartisan group of colleagues, have introduced legislation that would...

 

Repair of Security-Widefield Railroad Crossings Underway

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 requests. The tracks as well as the ties and surrounding pavement have worn out from years of...

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Meets March 21

The next meeting of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition will be Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Security Fire Station #1, 400 Security Blvd. The focus will be about the latest ATSDR/ CDC notification about the Fountain Valley community...

 

Zoning Change Request For Site Across From Mesa Ridge High School Stalls At Council Meeting

At the Fountain City Council meeting on February 26, the second reading of a controversial zoning change stalled when no councilmembers made a motion regarding the request. This, after hearing from a... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Member Mark Favors to Testify

Army veteran Mark A. Favors, a member of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition, will testify before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today (Wednesday March 6) on the military’s...

 

Commissioners to Consider Appointment of Amy Folsom as New County Administrator at Meeting on March 14

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners will consider the appointment of Amy Folsom as County Administrator as an agenda item by Commissioners at their meeting on March 14, 2019. "I am extremely...

 

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...

 

Fountain Police Asking Public's Assistance in Locating Armed and Dangerous Man

The Fountain Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an armed and dangerous male known to frequent the Fountain area. According to Lisa Schneider, FPD Public Safety Information Officer, the male subject is Glen Mitchell...

 

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