April 10, 2013 9:19 PM
Yo Yogurt -- a frozen yogurt chain based in Colorado Springs -- is celebrating their second year in business.
"It is kind of hard to believe," says co-owner Nic Grzecka.
"It feels like yesterday when we opened," says Nic's sister; co-owner Elizabeth Johnson.
"We're still in the... more »
February 27, 2013 8:18 PM
A six-year-old transgender child from Fountain is making national headlines because her elementary school says she can't use the girl's bathroom anymore.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Mathis family held a press conference to announce the filing of a discrimination complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division against the Fountain-Fort... more »
January 7, 2013 7:49 PM
Changes are here for the Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Program; the BLM is charged with managing public land and the wild animals on it. A Colorado Springs activist for protecting wild horses and burros says she believes the changes come from a heated conversation Interior Secretary... more »
October 10, 2012 9:06 PM
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... more »
October 9, 2012 7:49 PM
Michelle Obama is making a campaign stop in Fountain Wednesday.
Colorado is one of the tightest states in the presidential race, so the First Lady is trying to swing voters her husband's way.
The rally is at the Fountain's Dean Fleischauer Activity Center; that's on 326 West Alabama... more »
October 5, 2012 1:33 AM
We're making good on our promise to follow up on a deadly rollover in southern El Paso County last month; it happened on a badly damaged dirt road near Hanover.
Staff Sergeant David Feaster, a Fort Carson soldier, was killed when his car was thrown from the washboard road... more »
August 18, 2012 2:49 PM
The victim of a shooting last night in Fountain will be okay, but the alleged shooter still hasn't been caught.
Last night, officers were called to the 500 block of Harvest Moon Road due to shots fired.
When they got there they found a male victim who had been... more »
July 3, 2012 7:59 PM
If you shoot fireworks and get caught, you will pay. Police in Fountain say they will be fully staffed on the Fourth of July to up their patrol of the streets due to the fire ban.
With the fires going on around Colorado, they say they can't take any chances.... more »
June 12, 2012 7:58 PM
More than a dozen firefighters from Southern Colorado are heading to Larimer County to join the lines of the High Park Fire. Volunteers and trucks from Colorado Springs, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Canon City and Westcliffe are all working the fire lines as part of a 500 person ground force.
... more »
June 7, 2012 12:03 PM
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... more »
May 11, 2012 11:44 AM
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. more »
April 2, 2012 12:43 AM
One man was killed and another badly injured after a skydiving jump gone wrong. They plunged into a field north of the Fremont County Airport, just east of Canon City.
The crash occurred just after 9:00 AM; the two men took the deadly dive from about 8,000 feet. Despite... more »
March 18, 2012 12:58 PM
Crews in Fountain are investigating an unknown white powder that was found along railroad tracks.
Radio traffic between crews says the substance in running along the northbound track, close to Highway 85/87. Fountain police say they aren't sure how far the line of powder stretches, or what it is.... more »
January 25, 2012 5:13 PM
A 30-year Fountain business owner gets to keep selling dogs and cats; which he says is about half of his business.
Back in May, city council voted to ban the sale of dogs and cats in Fountain. David Neverette, owner of Valley Pet Store, has been fighting that decision... more »
January 23, 2012 7:03 PM
After thirty years of business, everything could come down to one vote from city council for a Fountain man.
David Neverette owns Valley Pet Store, and has since the 80's. He's worried because of an ordinance the city of Fountain has been working on; banning the sale and display... more »
December 14, 2011 12:18 AM
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... more »
December 5, 2011 2:29 PM
One man is dead and three homes were totally destroyed after an early morning fire Monday in Fountain. Other homes received damage too.
"The whole house was ablaze," says Ashley Campbell; she lives just a couple of doors down from a home that caught fire and lit up the... more »
November 28, 2011 7:01 PM
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... more »
November 28, 2011 4:17 PM
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.... more »
November 21, 2011 5:52 PM
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... more »
November 21, 2011 12:19 PM
God's Pantry Food Bank in Fountain will be donating over 5 dozen holiday food boxes to local soldiers and wounded warriors today as part of their mission to feed families in the Fountain Valley area. Another 150 food boxes will be distributed to homes in Fountain, Widefield, Security and the... more »
November 18, 2011 7:40 PM
It wasn't that he drove across the lawn and smashed into a parked car that landed a Colorado Springs man in jail, but rather the 2.5 gram rock of cocaine that was tucked in his shirt pocket.
Fountain police officers arrested Robert Thayer, 22, after being called out at... more »
November 18, 2011 2:24 PM
The Colorado Department of Transportation has just announced that they have completed road work on I-25 near mile marker 128 on the southern end of Fountain and all lanes have re-opened. more »
October 18, 2011 7:35 PM
It was an unusual courtroom setting -- Fountain-Ft. Carson High School doesn't host many hearings -- and they were taking a look at an unusual case.
In 2006, Adams County rancher Daniel Bowen had lost several of his cattle to coyotes. He decided to poison them by putting an... more »
October 16, 2011 12:04 PM
Fountain Mesa Road was closed 4:30 am Sunday morning due to what appeared to be hazardous materials discovered in the roadway.
A Fountain Police Officer patrolling along Fountain Mesa Rd came upon a motorist who was stopped in their car in the 8200 block of the roadway due to... more »
October 16, 2011 8:47 AM
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... more »
September 29, 2011 8:41 PM
Two motorcycle riders are dead after striking a curb on Fountain Blvd.
Police say, the driver, a 48-year-old man died on the scene of the crash at the 1400 Block of Fountain Blvd. The motorcycle went off the right side of the road while traveling eastbound. Police say the... more »
September 26, 2011 12:47 AM
Some bad blood is brewing in the City of Fountain over political signs heading in to city elections.
The signs refer to city council members Lois Landgraf and Harold Thompson as "bums". Another sign shows Landgrafs name next to a toilet with the words "flush it". Landgraff, who is... more »
September 25, 2011 6:35 PM
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. more »
September 16, 2011 6:14 PM
The search for a missing Fountain man ended Friday morning; crews found a body in Fountain Creek and the Sheriff's Office believes it is that man.
It was disappointing news for the search crews that combed through Fountain Creek Regional Park for five hours last night. They picked back... more »
September 15, 2011 6:36 PM
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has identified the body found in Black Forest on Sunday as 30 year old Jamie Essig.
Essig was reported missing by her family in April. She lived in Fountain.
The El Paso County Coroner's office has not determined how she died.
... more »
September 4, 2011 3:35 PM
Suzanne Clark Foster was enjoying her peace and quite Sunday morning when she heard what she first thought was the back fire of a passing car outside her window. Being as curious as anyone else she looked out and was trying to see where the noise came from and a... more »
September 3, 2011 3:35 PM
Fountain police just told KOAA News 5 that they are looking for three black male suspects connected with an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 1:15pm Saturday at a video game store located in the 6400 block of Hwy 85. The three male suspects were described as wearing wigs, sunglasses... more »
August 20, 2011 11:20 AM
Fountain police have arrested a man who they say fired a shot gun in his home and again at a passing car. Michael Townsend Jones, 29, is in custody on felony menacing, assault and weapons charges.
According to a new department news release, officers believe Jones had been drinking... more »
July 14, 2011 10:31 AM
Fountain Police have confirmed with KOAA 5 that 13 year old Dacorrian Washington was found and is safe. He was reported missing late Wednesday night and was found shortly before 8:00am Thursday.
Thank you to all in the KOAA 5 community who took interest and helped in finding Dacorrian.... more »
July 12, 2011 3:45 PM
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... more »
July 7, 2011 10:34 AM
Colorado Springs Fire Department Crews and Police Officers are on scene of a roll over accident at E. Fountain and South Academy Blvd. Crews on scene say a dump truck is on its side leaking fuel. A Hazardous Materials Crew is en route to the scene.
Expect lane closures... more »
June 7, 2011 2:09 PM
The Fountain Police Department has received reports of two armed robberies occurring in the 7200 block of Alegre Circle, near Southmoor Drive and Highway 85, both related to ads on craigslist.
In both cases the victims responded to an internet advertisement for a used car. In both cases, when... more »
May 19, 2011 1:20 AM
We're learning more about the hours leading up to Monday's tragic shooting in Fountain that critically wounded 27 year old Shannon Paolini and killed her 2 year old son Gavin.
Fountain Police say the day of the shooting, Gammell Perez, Shannon's boyfriend and Gavin's father, made a curious purchase... more »
May 17, 2011 7:40 PM
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... more »
May 16, 2011 5:25 PM
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. more »
May 15, 2011 11:15 AM
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... more »
May 14, 2011 12:44 PM
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... more »
May 14, 2011 12:03 PM
Fire crews from Fountain and Security have responded in force to quickly gain the upper hand on a grass fire buring in an open field between S. Powers Blvd and Woody Creek Road. The fire was spreading quickly from the southeast towards the northwest threatening multiple homes. Crews had to... more »
May 14, 2011 11:47 AM
Fountain and Security fire department crews are responding to a fire burning in a field area between a neighborhood and S. Powers Blvd where Mesa Ridge Parkway begins. Fire is inching dangerously close to homes. El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies are also responding to the area to move traffic around... more »
May 8, 2011 11:40 AM
Early Sunday morning around 1:15 A.M. Fountain Police received calls reporting a serious traffic accident at Mesa Ridge Parkway and S. Highway 85. Witnesses tell police that the vehicle was headed west on Mesa Ridge Pkwy when the passenger fell out of an open door onto the roadway.
The... more »
May 8, 2011 11:15 AM
The Colorado State patrol is continuing its investigation of a motorcycle accident that occurred at around 4:45 P.M. Saturday on Goldfield Dr, just east of the intersection at Fountain Valley School Rd. The rider and passenger of the motorcycle were not wearing helmets when the rider mis-negotiated the turn resulting... more »
May 7, 2011 11:15 PM
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... more »
April 14, 2011 12:33 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama, along with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, appeared at Fountain-Fort Carson High School this morning to push math and science for children of military personnel.
It wasn't a typical appearance. Mrs. Obama became part of a mock game show, with questions... more »
April 12, 2011 2:50 PM
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... more »
April 9, 2011 7:06 PM
DENVER (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, are coming to Denver and the Colorado Springs area as part of a five-city tour to showcase communities,businesses and nonprofits that support military families.
Obama and Biden will attend events at Coors... more »
March 25, 2011 11:45 PM
A new report from See Change Strategy says medical marijuana will be a 1.7 billion dollar industry in 2011 across the country.
"I think that's rather a low estimate," says KC Stark, an industry advocate from Colorado Springs. That's because Stark has seen how fast it's has picked up... more »
March 24, 2011 2:30 PM
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... more »
March 5, 2011 11:50 AM
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... more »
February 16, 2011 10:52 PM
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... more »
February 6, 2011 5:23 AM
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... more »
February 1, 2011 4:30 PM
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... more »
January 22, 2011 9:10 AM
Fountain Fire and State Patrol are on scene of a single vehicle accident on Northbound I-25 at mile marker 122.
The accident occurred around 6:00 am this morning and reports from Colorado State Patrol, say that the roadway is not blocked. There have been reports that a length of... more »
January 18, 2011 11:24 AM
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.
January 14, 2011 7:14 PM
Link Road between Ermel and Lazy W remains closed in Fountain because of a hole in a buried natural gas line.
The road will be closed until Tuesday. The gas has been shut off, and there is no danger to drivers or residents in the area.
In addition,... more »
January 14, 2011 2:39 PM
The Fountain Fire Department and Black Hills Energy are on scene at a gas leak on Link Road, near the intersection of Link and Circle C Roads in Fountain.
There is no danger to residents in the area. Link Road will be closed between Eremel Road and Lazy W... more »
January 14, 2011 2:02 PM
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.
January 6, 2011 1:42 PM
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... more »
December 30, 2010 6:11 PM
Fountain Fire Department has just reported that they are closing Mesa Road due to hazardous road conditions. Drivers are advised that if you must be on the road to take an alternate route. more »
December 13, 2010 12:48 PM
Rusty Higgins likes putting on his gloves everyday and going to work.
"Just getting stuff done," Higgins explains.
Only it's not quite the real world just yet, it's the 2nd half of Higgins' high school day. The Harrison High School junior is helping classmates build a home in... more »
November 19, 2010 10:28 PM
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... more »
November 12, 2010 5:03 PM
Local police agencies teamed up for an arrest overnight that resulted in the confiscation of 65 pounds of marijuana and two pounds of hashish.
It started with a report in Fountain that someone was trying to sell drugs at the KOA Kampground just off I-25. The suspects left, but... more »
November 11, 2010 7:19 PM
Area police are looking for a man who may be impersonating a Fountain Police Officer. Around midnight last night they got a call from a woman who said a man pounded on her door. She said he was wearing a uniform similar to Fountain Police, with a utility belt that... more »
November 9, 2010 7:05 PM
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... more »
November 4, 2010 7:22 PM
A big turnaround for a pair of schools in Pueblo. Two years ago, Fountain Elementary and Corwin Middle Schools were on the brink of failure, but today test scores are up and there's even a waiting list. An issue now, may be funding. "Their achievement was low for several years,... more »
October 27, 2010 7:14 PM
Co-workers of a Fountain veterinarian badly injured in a bizarre accident in Wyoming are holding a fundraiser this weekend to help cover the enormous cost of his medical expenses.
Dr. James Graf and his wife Patty were riding mules to a campsite in Teton National Forest when they came... more »
October 27, 2010 10:16 AM
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,... more »
October 21, 2010 5:04 PM
Non-profit Project Smart Light is giving away 25,000 energy efficient light bulbs to Colorado Springs and Fountain residents.
Applicants must we willing to install at least 10 CFL bulbs and turn back an equal number of old-style incandescent bulbs. The CFL bulbs are designed to replace 60, 75 and... more »
October 16, 2010 12:20 AM
It happens every election year, but depending on the race, stolen political signs can be a big blow to supporters.
58 signs were stolen from a campaign supporting ballot question 2 G. It's a controversial measure on whether or not to ban medical marijuana centers in Fountain. For right... more »
October 13, 2010 7:21 PM
A fire in a kitchen in Fountain Wednesday afternoon burned a man as he tried to put it out.
It happened at 313 Commanche Village Drive. Grease had ignited on a stove. A man there tried to put it out by putting water on it. That caused steam and... more »
September 23, 2010 11:42 PM
Fountain Police have arrested a 42 year old man, accused of sex assault on a child. Police say Roy Gene Grey is being held on a $25,000 bond. The investigation is still going on.
Police are unaware of any additional victims.
July 15, 2010 8:37 AM
Fountain resident Gary Martinez woke up $1 million richer this morning, thanks to the Colorado Lottery.
He didn't get the money from a scratch-off ticket, lotto, Powerball or Mega-Millions--he entered a second chance drawing.
"Oh my gosh!" said Martinez, who was surprised with a check at work in... more »