Outdoors

Movie at the Park Friday

It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! Please join us for a wicked good time as we dress up and enjoy a Movie in the Park! Lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray and flashlights are recommended. (Inclement weather may delay or cancel events. Follow the City of Fountain on Facebook for updates!) Help us support a…

Colorado Storm Coming

A winter snow storm is coming to Colorado. Temperatures will be dropping down to the low 30’s according to weather.com. Remember to disconnect waters hoses outdoors. If the temperature drops below 20 degrees, keep one or two indoor faucets running slowly to prevent water lines from freezing. Get more Winter Maintenance Tips from RENTEC DIRECT.…

Colorado Springs Balloon Festival 2020

The 44-year Colorado Springs tradition of a hot air balloon event on Labor Day weekend will continue with the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off on September 5-6. In the spirit of community and innovation, event organizers Hot Apple Productions, LLC and the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation plan to bring hot air balloons to residents…

Fort Carson Fireworks Update

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division will host its Independence Day Fireworks Celebration for Department of Defense ID cardholders and their dependents only at 9:20 p.m. tentatively on Saturday at Iron Horse Park. Patrons are required to stay in the proximity of their vehicle (tailgate, truck bed, etc.).  If they…

Fort Carson, City of Colorado Springs Plan Special Independence Day Tribute

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division, in cooperation with the city of Colorado Springs, and several other community organizations, have planned a Black Hawk helicopter flyover from approximately 6:55 – 8p.m., Saturday.    The flyover is a special Independence Day tribute to honor the military men and women, past and…

July 4th Events in Colorado Springs

This year residents are encouraged to celebrate the 4th of July “from their porch” and look to one of the nine locations ​displaying fireworks while tuning their radios to​ Sunny 106.3 FM​, ​Y96.9 FM, KCME 88.7 FM, 92.9 Peak FM, or AM 740 KVOR​ ​to hear the concert broadcast. The fireworks will also be broadcast…

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Reopens in 3 Phases

After being closed to the public since March 17 due to COVID-19 restrictions, which is the longest closure in our 94-year history, we are now able to welcome our members and guests back to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! We have put many precautions in place, so you can feel comfortable and confident during your visit to the…

Fountain Creek Nature Center Now Open

Fountain Creek Nature Center is now open to the public. To combat the spread of COVID 19, we strongly encourage visitors to wear masks. At this time, we are limiting the number of visitors at one time to 9 individuals and we ask that you maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other…

Fountain Parks & Open Space

The City opened its parks on May 04, 2020 but please note restrooms remain closed.  Trails and Open Spaces remain available for public use, as long as social distancing is practiced.  Here are some additional guidelines: Playgrounds, pavilions and other gathering spaces are closed. These areas are considered high risk for increasing transmission. No organized…

Women find elk in old mine shaft; animal rescued

CREEDE, Colo.  – The wind blew hard and cold on Saturday in the upper Rio Grande Valley and it was not the kind of day that Chere Waters would normally pick to hike up a blustery hillside. “I don’t know what it was, but something was drawing me to go up there,” Waters said. Whatever…

Blue Mesa Lake Trout Tournament starts Feb. 1 – Cash prizes

GUNNISON, Colo. – A six-month-long fishing tournament with $10,000 in prize money sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife starts Feb. 1 at Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison in western Colorado. The tournament, which continues through July 31, is aimed at maintaining adequate kokanee fry survival by limiting predation from lake trout. Anglers are asked to…

Missing 11 Year Old from Lorson Ranch

Gannon Stauch has been missing since Monday, January 27, 2020 from his home in the Lorson Ranch area. Our Patrol deputies and Major Crime Detectives have taken extraordinary steps to search for Gannon. He’s very young, it’s dark and cold outside and we want to bring Gannon to safety. Please call 719-390-5555 if you have…

18,071 New Trees To Be Planted in Colorado Springs

Trees benefit our watershed in numerous ways. They provide shade and beauty, help control air pollution and are beneficial to wildlife. Did you know that tree roots can help absorb stormwater runoff, reducing flash flooding risks? Trees and roots also lessen erosion and pollution carried into our waterways by heavy rains. The right trees planted in the right…

Colorado State Parks Camping Reservations 2020

DENVER, Colo. – Starting in 2020, it will be easier than ever for visitors to reserve a campsite, cabin, yurt, picnic area, or other facilities at Colorado’s 41 state parks. Effective Jan. 1, all of Colorado’s state parks will require campers to book campsites within the Colorado Parks and Wildlife purchasing system which now provides…

El Paso County Road Update

El Paso County, Colorado – El Paso County Public Works has had 36 trucks working all areas since last night, and crews continue to work into the evening. Public Works reports County Priority 1 roads have been treated and they are seeing good breaking in some areas. Approximately 95% of County Priority 2 roads have…