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10 months 1 week ago

Woman says ducks were washed away in creek

Imagine seeing a bunch of innocent ducklings being pulled under water due to a swift current. That's what one Colorado Springs woman says she saw while walking along the Fountain Creek. Shannon Spraggins says she and her fiance were walking along a "weir" or dam-like structure behind the Sonic...

1 year 1 month ago

Man arrested for Safeway robbery

UPDATE: A Fountain man was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly robbing a Safeway. The robbery happened Friday night at the Safeway on Mesa Ridge Parkway. Police said a man approached a female clerk and handed her a note stating he had a gun, while demanding money from the...

2 years 5 months ago

First Lady campaigns at Fountain Middle School

About two thousand people turned out at Fountain Middle School on Wednesday to hear First Lady Michelle Obama speak. The First Lady reminded people that President Obama inherited a sinking economy when he stepped into office; banks weren't lending, homes were being foreclosed on, and the auto industry was...

2 years 9 months ago

Storm affects Pueblo too

Pueblo emergency workers are on stand by in case of problems on Fountain Creek as it runs through Pueblo. The storm dropped more than three inches of rain on some parts of Colorado Springs and that water eventually makes its way into Fountain Creek. The U.S. Geological Survey station...

2 years 10 months ago

Power outage continues

Power is still out for many people along Fountain Blvd. near Mallard and not far from Chelton. Colorado Springs utilities reports there are about 520 customers without electricity.

3 years 3 months ago

Shannon Paolini honors her son Gavin

Shannon Paolini along with friends and family stuff a box full of toys they've colleted over the past 2 weeks. They're donating the toys to Toys for Tots, in memory of Shannon's son Gavin. "It just keeps his name alive... His memory alive." she says, "For me it's a way...

3 years 3 months ago

Neighbors taken over by tumbleweeds

Tumbleweeds have been all over the place lately, but that's an understatement for a Fountain couple. Marcia Gieck and her husband Sam say every Sunday since April they've had to spend at least three hours in their yard breaking down and throwing away tumbleweeds. In some places they've been...

3 years 4 months ago

UPDATE: fire out at power plant

A fire is now out at the Ray Nixon Power Plant in Fountain. Colorado Springs Utilities say there was a small fire one of the coal dust collectors. Via Facebook they say the systems reacted as they should, with fire extinguishers putting out the fire. No injuries occurred....

3 years 4 months ago

Serving those who serve

It's hard to picture America's fighting men and women struggling so much financially as to not be able to afford a proper Thanksgiving dinner, but it happens. Meeting that need is a priority for Carey Adams, director of Gods Pantry Ministries in Fountain. She and about two dozen volunteers set...

3 years 5 months ago

Road closure in Fountain

Fountain Mesa Road is closed right now. A Fountain Police Officer was removing trash from the road between Hurley Drive and Village Meadows Drive, when he discovered materials that could ne hazardous and explosive. Members of the Fountain Fire Department and Metro EOD have arrived and are on...

3 years 6 months ago

Signs causing bad blood in Fountain

Signs like this are popping up all over Fountain. Ex city council member Al Lender is responsible for them. He says he's a fed up citizen. City council members say it's taking it too far. We're talking to both sides tonight at 10.

3 years 8 months ago

Traffic trailer vandalized

Between Friday and Monday, a trailer owned by the Fountain Police Department was damaged and law enforcement authorities are looking for the culprit. The trailer monitors traffic speed and the number of vehicles that go by. It was parked in the 400 block of Harvest Moon. Someone smashed the...

3 years 10 months ago

Highway 16 interchange complete

Construction on the State Highway 16 and I-25 interchange is now complete. The project also connected Highway 85 with I-25 and improves access to Fort Carson. "This transportation improvement is very important to the future of our military here in the Pikes Peak Region", says El Paso County Commissioner...

3 years 10 months ago

Fountain standoff

Police is Fountain are at a home in the 79-hundred block of Gate Post Lane. There are scanner reports that the man allegedly shot a woman and then barricaded himself inside the home. A crew is on the way and will have more details as soon as they become available.

3 years 10 months ago

Woman rescued from Fountain Creek

Fountain Fire Department made an early morning rescue from Fountain Creek near Southmoor Drive after woman went hiking on a popular trail along the creek. Fountain FD received a call for a rescue of a woman who fell into the creek around 7:15 am. The victim had been hiking...

3 years 10 months ago

UPDATE: Fountain fire out

Crews fighting the grass fire in a field between Woody Creek Drive and S. Powers Blvd have reported the fire extinguished. Crews still on scene are watching for hot spots and performing mop up functions. No homes were reported damaged by the fire due to the quick response of fire...

3 years 10 months ago

Southern Delivery System moves forward

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Federal officials have signed final contracts on the Southern Delivery System water project, meaning construction on a 62-mile pipeline that would move water from Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs can move forward. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation manages the reservoir. Bureau spokeswoman Kara Lamb says...

3 years 11 months ago

Delays expected on Highway 85

A fiber optic project will cause traffic problems for a couple of months along Highway 85 on the south side of Colorado Springs. Conduit and junction boxes will be placed in the median and on the shoulder of Highway 85 between I-25 in Fountain and Las Vegas Street in...

4 years 6 days ago

Police arrest one in home invasion

Colorado Springs Police have arrested one man in a home invasion that happened overnight. It happened in the 5100 block of Galley Road. Detectives arrested Stephen Williams, 20, of Colorado Springs. He is being held on robbery charges involving an at-risk adult. He was arrested in a parking lot...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Cone zones coming Monday

There will be intermittent lane closures along Interstate 25 between Fountain and Colorado Springs starting Monday morning as road crews will be sealing cracks in the highway. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the work will take place on weekdays between 9am - 3pm and is schedule to...

4 years 1 month ago

Driver saved, then takes off

A bizarre rollover crash Wednesday night in Colorado Springs. Police say a Jeep rolled over, crashed into an electrical box and burst into flames at Union and Fountain. A bystander stopped and pulled the driver to safety. Officers say that likely saved the man's life. But strangely, the driver...

4 years 1 month ago

SUV rolls on slippery I-25

The Colorado State Patrol reports that one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries in a single vehicle roll over crash along I-25 near Fountain. The red SUV rolled and landed in the median near mile marker 129 sometime after 2:00 a.m. Sunday. Troopers believe the icy...

4 years 1 month ago

Bank robbed at gunpoint in Fountain

Fountain Police report that People's National Bank, on Mesa Ridge Parkway, was robbed at gunpoint just after 9 a.m. According to Cdr. Mike Haley, Fountain Police Department, "The robber pointed a gun at a teller and demanded money. The teller complied and the robber departed with an undisclosed amount...

4 years 2 months ago

Police surround home in Fountain

Police in Fountain have surrounded a house that may have a suicidal man inside. Homes within a half mile of Duck Hawk Place have been called. Residents have been told to stay inside their homes, though there have been no evacuations and no overt threats.

4 years 2 months ago

Natural gas leak in Fountain

Firefighters are on the scene of a gas line leak in Fountain. A natural gas line was cut this morning at Link Road and Circle C Road. The gas line is four inches in diameter. Link Road is closed from Lazy W Road to Ermel Road.

4 years 2 months ago

Pueblo student wins contest to meet governor

In Pueblo, a second grader who wrote song about Colorado has earned an exciting opportunity. Isobel McGivney from Fountain International Magnet School, composed a piano song as part of a statewide contest. The assignment was to create an original piece of work based on the theme "My Colorado." McGivney...

4 years 4 months ago

Have you seen this man?

The Fountain Police Department is looking for help in identifying a man accused of impersonating a police officer. It happened back on November 10th, but investigators just released this composite drawing of the suspect Friday evening. It happened in the 800 block of S. Santa Fe Ave., when a...

4 years 4 months ago

Fountain Creek improvement plans announced

City leaders are unveiling plans to revitalize Fountain Creek in Pueblo. The city planning department has a 30-year master plan to improve the Fountain Creek corridor from 8th St., south to the Arkansas River confluence. The city wants to improve water quality, reduce the flooding risk and add trails and...

4 years 5 months ago

Help for the unemployed in Fountain

A new workforce center to help the unemployed find work has opened in Fountain. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center opened the office at the Fortman Community Center in Fountain. Users can access many of the services available at the main office: job search assistance, labor market information, employment workshops,...

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