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October 17, 2018 Slideshows » News

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Claims of racial discrimination and sexual harassment. A fire chief "retired" with an unexplained $300,000 payout. More issues uncovered by a neighborhood group. There are a lot of big city problems in the tiny city of Fountain.
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Matthew Schniper
City Hall.
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The former God's Pantry location. It's since moved to Security.
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What appears to be an old tuberculosis hut, now residing in a town park.
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Fountain's clearly not lacking for creative types.
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“This town is good at shutting people up who speak out.” — Penny Cimino, Cimino Gun Sales
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209 of the city’s 279 employees live outside Fountain’s city limits, including 51 of the city’s 58 police officers.
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Fire Chief Darin Anstine departed his position in Fountain with $300,000 contribution to his pension.
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A fountain and train car reside across the street from the Darin Anstine Fire Station.
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Due to the city's tainted water supply, residents fill water bottles outside Family Dollar, which neighbors the police station.
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Access to healthy food's a problem in Fountain, a town where 8.1 percent of the population lives in poverty.
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A new activist group called “Fountain – A Place I Call Home” has been asking a lot of questions of the town's officials.
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"Sure, I’ve made mistakes over the last four years. Everybody has. Every leader has. We all have. We live and learn.” — Chief of Police Chris Heberer
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