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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

I hope all are well and have started January off on the right foot.  I wanted to wish all a nice upcoming MLK Jr. Day and hope that if you are off work that day that you enjoy a great day with...

 

Happy New Year

I hope all are well and enjoyed a wonderful start to the New Year.  I enjoyed time last week with family including celebrating my sister's 50th birthday.  I look forward to what 2018 will bring...

 

I hope all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and that the coming New Year brings you lots of joy, good health and fulfillment.

I wanted to start off by congratulating one of our county employees for receiving a well deserved statewide award.  Carl McDaniel, El Paso County Veterans Service Officer,  recently received the...

 

Merry Christmas

I hope all are well and enjoying a festive spirit and holiday season. I will be traveling for a week to spend Christmas with my sisters and cousins and am looking forward to our annual tradition of... Full story

 

Water Meeting Holiday Nature Center Events

I wanted to thank all those that came out for the joint Town Hall on water issues I participated in this past Monday night. Hosted by State Representative Landgraf, it was well attended by Fountain... Full story

 

Finalizing the 2018 Budget

I truly hope all enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving last week.  I had a wonderful dinner with friends from church that day.  In today's column I wanted to remind everyone of a few upcoming forums and...

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!!  

I wanted to wish all a wonderful holiday, and pray all enjoy a blessed day and reminder of all we have and are grateful for.  I thought I'd start this week's column with a bit of background on the... Full story

 

National Adoption Month

Good week to everyone.  I pray all enjoyed a nice Veterans Day Weekend.  The Fountain Valley was host to several events, including a couple at our local American Legion and VFWs, as well as the...

 

Update On Funding Air Force Has Obligated Toward Water Issues

I hope all are well.  This Saturday is Veterans Day, and I wanted to give my thanks to all those who have served, as well as provide an update regarding the water contamination issue.  Fountain... Full story

 

Honoring a Hero, Don't forget to Vote

I hope all are well and having a nice week.  The county had the privilege of marking a few accomplishments and a dedication this past week.  I was pleased to be able to attend an awards luncheon...

 

Commissioner's Corner

I pray all are well and will get to enjoy what should be a pleasant week of weather.  I enjoyed a nice weekend filled with a bit of work, attending the Air Force football game (which included a...

 

Inaugural Veteran of the Year Honoree is Leo F. Martinez

I pray all are well and enjoyed the first dusting of light snow to our area on Monday.    I am proud to announce that Leo F. Martinez is El Paso County Veterans Service Office's inaugural Veteran of the Year honoree.  His military career...

 

Fall Color, Creek Week and the County's Budget

I hope all are well and got to enjoy the few days of sun last weekend.  I did get out to see the turning colors of the aspens in the mountains, and this year I did remember to charge my camera...

 

Upcoming Events and Drafting a New Budget

I hope all are well and enjoying the start of autumn.  I wanted to highlight a few county events and our upcoming efforts to draft the new budget. A large portion of our time over the next two...

 

Happy Birthday to the Air Force, Our Constitution

I hope all enjoyed a nice week.  I had a good one, as I commemorated a few historical anniversaries and a birthday.  This past week we acknowledged Constitution Day, and the 70th anniversary of the... Full story

 

Let Us Never Forget

This past week, the country united in remembering the events of 9/11. Let us never forget to remember the fallen from that day in 2001, and indeed, an entire nation that was affected. And in light of... Full story

 

Labor Day Celebrations

I hope all are doing well and you get to enjoy a lovely week.  I enjoyed a great Labor Day weekend, highlighted by the Fountain Fall Festival parade and park events on Monday.  It was a pleasure to...

 

Thoughts and Prayers to Hurricane Victims

I hope all are doing well this week.  I wanted to pass along my support and prayers to those suffering down South from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  Like others from our community also... Full story

 

Fort Carson History

Recently, the county proudly passed a resolution celebrating 100 years of Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division, so I thought it would be great to highlight a bit of the history of our Fort Carson...

 

Preparing For A New School Year

As we start to reach the end of summer and we see the start of a new school year, I hope most of, if not all of you were able to enjoy some summer fun locally, or on vacation with your friends and... Full story

 

Update on Local Water Issues

I hope all are having a good week.  As I mentioned last week, I wanted to provide an update on the PFOS/PFOA drinking water situation.  I'll start by highlighting that since last year, all water... Full story

 

Commissioner's Corner

Good day.  I hope all are enjoying a nice week.  El Paso County is inviting everyone to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fountain Creek Nature Center at a free open house on Saturday,... Full story

 

Update About Local Well Water Issues And Related Open House

Good day, I hope all are enjoying a nice week thus far.  I wanted to get out information regarding an update on the PFOS and PFOA issues with our local well water.   El Paso County, local... Full story

 

112th El Paso County Fair

Good day.  I wanted to highlight the County Fair in Calhan this week.  I am looking forward to enjoying another great week of activities like I have the past several years, but this will be my firs...

 

Our Independence Day

I hope all were able to enjoy a great 4th of July, and took time to remember and commemorate the signing of one of the great documents of our country's history, the Declaration of Independence. I enjoyed a great day, and had the pleasure of spending... Full story

 

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