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 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion    May 23, 2018 

Memorial Day Activities

I wanted to start off by reminding everyone about the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.  Let us keep in our prayers those brave men and women service members who have given their lives for our country t...

 

Youth Fishing Derby is This Saturday

I hope all are well and enjoying the spring season, and that you enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day weekend.  We have the county-hosted fishing tournament for kids this Saturday, and the first constructi...

 

Water Updates $25 Million Appropriated for Local Water Issues

I hope all are well and get to enjoy a wonderful Mother’s Day this Sunday.  This week I wanted to provide a couple of local water updates I have recently received.   Last week I attended a PFOS/PFOA update to Senator Bennet regarding the...

 

Town Hall for Hanover area Tentatively set for May 14

I hope all are well and had a nice weekend. I was able to attend the baptism of a friend's son on Saturday and enjoyed the beautiful weather on Sunday with a pleasant afternoon walk. I am hopeful we...

 

Fire Danger

I unfortunately begin by having to again highlight our dangerous fire season.  I and our community give thanks to all those firefighters, regional and state partners, and volunteers who combated the...

 

Thanks to Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine for Years of Dedicated Service to the Community

I wanted to start this week off by thanking Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine for his decades-long leadership and dedication to our Fountain Valley community.  Chief Anstine has announced he will be...

 

Citizens College, On-going Fire Threats, Great American Clean Up

I hope all are well.  This week I wanted to invite residents to learn about an upcoming county-sponsored Citizens College as well as continue my highlighting of concerns about fire threats, and...

 

I hope all enjoyed a nice Easter weekend.

I went to a nice Sunday morning service and then enjoyed our annual Easter potluck at my church. Cleanup Event I wanted to start by highlighting an upcoming cleanup event. The El Paso County Community...

 

Fountain Council-member Sam Gieck Appointed to Board of Health

I hope all are doing well and looking forward to a wonderful Easter weekend.  This week, I'd like to highlight a couple of county updates on committees, announce the upcoming Great American...

 

Thanks to All Who Worked to Ensure Safety During Carson-Midway Fire

I pray all are well.  We had a difficult week with the Carson-Midway fire to our South, and with the dry and warm conditions which continue throughout the region.  I wanted to thank all those that...

 

Fire Dangers

I hope all are well and enjoying the nice weather.  The weather however has become a concern of mine because of a mild snow season.  I also would like to comment about a recent conference I attended on behalf of El Paso County.  As to our mild...

 

Online Information

I hope all are well.  This week I wanted to highlight a few items on the county's online pages that many might not know about and that might be of interest to residents. The first one I wanted to men...

 

El Paso County Services Available in the Fountain Valley

I hope all enjoyed a nice Presidents' Day weekend and will be having a nice week.  As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I wanted to highlight El Paso County services available in the Fountain Valley....

 

PPACG is asking for input on long range transportation priorities

As we continue to recover from the news of last week's loss, I did still want to wish all a nice Presidents' Day next week and also comment on a couple of county items in today's article. I mentioned...

 

Public Health Items, Honoring Fallen Deputy Micah Flick

I hope all are well this week.  I wanted to highlight a couple of public health items and again remind people of the brave and dangerous work done by our local public safety individuals, as we lost...

 

Board of Health Recognized, Seeking Volunteer

I hope all are well. I wanted to start off by highlighting a few Board of Health items. I am proud to announce that El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) has been recognized by the National...

 

Remarkable Students, County Updates:

I hope all are well as we finish out the first month of 2018.  I wanted to provide a couple of updates from the county on two area projects as well as highlight several students living in our...

 

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...

 

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