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Saluting Some Remarkable Women Who Have Worked to Make Our Community a Better Place

Condoleezza Rice once said, "We need to move beyond the idea that girls can be leaders and create the expectation that they Should be leaders." This last week here in Fountain has shown us exactly...

 

Senate Bill 152 Ballot Initiative - What is This All About?

I know many of our residents are hearing more about Senate Bill 152 and what that could mean for Fountain. Senate Bill 152 (SB 152) was a measure passed by the Colorado Legislature in 2005. The law...

 

When the Going Gets Tough, Everyone in City of Fountain Comes Together

Imagine if you will, you're on a family vacation sitting on a cruise ship somewhere off the coast of Alaska and you have been out of touch with things going on at home. Then in the middle of the...

 

Congrats to the Grads!

What a busy time of year for the Fountain Valley! As you all know we are ending another good school year and I want to extend a Congratulations and Best Wishes to all the Graduates from the Class of...

 

We Now Have A Signed Agreement With The Air Force On Water Issues

Nearly two years ago, our community was faced with a serious water contamination issue, the result of which came at least in part from the use of firefighting foam on Peterson AFB. Since then, we...

 

Strategic Planning

After a quick start to 2018 all of the departments at City Hall have been moving forward with many projects and gearing up for the spring and summer months. I look forward to some positive work in...

 

City of Fountain Extends Condolences to Deputy Flick's family

City of Fountain Mayor Gabe Ortega released the following statement following news of Monday's officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs: "It is with extreme sadness that we are hearing about the...

 

Wishes for a Blessed Christmas

Wow, the holiday season came upon us very quickly. I hope you are further along with Christmas shopping than I am. I hope you get the time this week to get all those loose ends tied up before the... Full story

 

There is Much To Be Thankful For As I Start My Second Term As Your Mayor

It has been four years since I became Mayor and a lot of things have been accomplished. We have worked hard to continue our growth forward as a community and to do the best we can for everyone who liv... Full story

 

Week Of Meetings With Air Force Is Already Making A Difference Regarding Our Water Issues

As you know the City of Fountain has been dealing with a water contamination issue for over a year now. I want to first and foremost ensure to you that Fountain is currently providing water to its...

 

Addressing Heavy Truck Traffic in Fountain

I wanted to take a moment to discuss the heavy truck traffic that many of you have noticed on some of our City roads. Over the last few months I have had a few people ask me about the roads and our...

 

Update on Fountain's Current Water Situation

I wanted to give you a brief update on our current water situation. I also want to stress that if it wasn’t for the forward thinking by previous leadership both on staff and council we would be in... Full story

 

Attracting New Businesses to Our City

Of all the changes that impact a growing community, perhaps none is as visual or interesting to the public as new businesses coming to town. Whether it is a favorite restaurant, a new clothing retaile...

 

Water Update

In preparation for the upcoming summer months I wanted to take a moment to go over a few key items we are working towards as it pertains to the current water situation and how we fit into the big...

 

Please Join Us In Supporting One Who Has Done So Much for Our Community

Many of us all remember some aspect of our childhood and growing up. Special events that occurred as you were growing up, like moving from elementary school to junior high. Maybe you remember a...

 

Fountain has Much to be Proud of...

As I sit down and reflect on this year, I am reminded of all the good things this country offers. While we have some problems and disagreements every now and then we are still the best show in town....

 

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