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 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

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Good day, everyone. I hope all enjoyed a great Christmas and that 2023 brings you a wonderful year. I want to take this last column to thank Fountain Valley News for all their... — Updated 12/28/2022


Wishing you a blessed holiday season

I hope all are well and enjoying the holiday and Christmas season. I just want to highlight a couple of county notes and wish all a wonderful Christmas. First, I am pleased to annou... — Updated 12/20/2022


Holiday happenings abound

Good day, everyone. I hope all are well and enjoying the week so far. Today I have a short update on our budget process, and then some parks and fair events you might be interested... — Updated 11/29/2022


Let's strive to be great neighbors

Good morning, I hope all are well. Unfortunately it has been a difficult past several days. Many in our Colorado Springs and El Paso County community are mourning the loss of life... — Updated 11/22/2022


County activities abound for all ages

Good morning, everyone. I hope you enjoyed a nice, if cold, Veterans Day. I was pleased to be the guest speaker for Miami-Yoder School's Veterans Day program on Friday and then... — Updated 11/15/2022


State of the Region Address

Good day. I hope all are looking forward to Veterans Day later this week. I enjoyed this past weekend's Veterans Day Parade in Colorado Springs and was pleased to see that my alma... — Updated 11/8/2022


Election, veterans job fair coming up

Good day, everyone. I hope you enjoyed a fabulous week. I was able to enjoy a lovely Saturday at a Fall Festival at the recently renovated Panorama Park in SE Colorado Springs as... — Updated 11/1/2022


More voting centers have opened

Good morning, I hope all are well and enjoyed the brisk cool air earlier this week. It is finally beginning to feel like fall weather. This week I want to continue with updates to... — Updated 10/25/2022


County budget process in full swing

Good day, everyone. As I hope you all know, general election ballots have been mailed out and should be hitting your mailboxes this week. Many of you have probably already received... — Updated 10/18/2022


Key dates in upcoming election

Good day, everyone. I hope your week is starting off well. As I mentioned previously, this week I want to remind all about the upcoming General Election with some dates and voting... — Updated 10/11/2022


Enjoy fall, and get ready for the election

Good day, I hope all are doing great and enjoying the recent cool, fall weather. This week I want to highlight the upcoming general election and remind residents of how great a... — Updated 10/4/2022


Big news for water districts around county

I hope everyone is doing great today. I enjoyed a lovely weekend, taking in the Regional Air Show while also getting some important work done for the county the past several days.... — Updated 9/27/2022


Get out and enjoy our state!

Good day, I hope this week is starting off well for everyone. I enjoyed a lovely couple days in the mountains for my birthday last weekend and got in some excellent fishing, hiking... — Updated 9/21/2022


County budget sessions coming up

Good day, all. I hope all are well and enjoyed the dip in temps and the rain this past weekend. The rain made for an interesting 30th reunion weekend for my Air Force Academy class... — Updated 9/14/2022


Enjoy these activities for Labor Day and beyond

Good day. I pray all is great and you've gotten to enjoy a lovely summer so far. This week I want to highlight the upcoming Labor Day weekend and pending announcement of water... — Updated 8/30/2022


Consider serving on the Corrections Board

Good day, all. I hope you enjoyed a bit of rain and the cooler weather last week. I was happy to participate in a ribbon cutting for the new Panorama Park grand re-opening. It is... — Updated 8/23/2022


Plenty of Parks events coming up

Good day, I hope you are having a nice week so far. This week I wanted to highlight a few of our Parks events, including one fundraiser this Friday that benefits our two County... — Updated 8/16/2022


Prayers for the Peery Family

Good day, all. I hope you've enjoyed a nice week thus far. Today I want to ask for your prayers and support for the family of one of our El Paso County Sheriff Deputies, Andrew... — Updated 8/9/2022


Celebrate the 4th!

Good day, I hope all are doing well and get to enjoy a wonderful Independence Day next week. I feel blessed to have been born and live in such a great country and I pray we stay uni... — Updated 6/28/2022


Get your ballots in early

Good morning, I hope all are doing super. This week I'd like to remind everyone that is eligible to vote to get their primary ballots cast as well as to highlight a transportation... — Updated 6/21/2022


Coming up: Kite Festival, Election Day

Good morning, I hope all are well today. This week I'd like to mention an opportunity to provide feedback on one of our County Park's long-term plans as well as remind residents... — Updated 6/7/2022


County earns recognition

Good morning. I hope all are well and enjoyed the recent snow and rain. The moisture is greatly needed, and I hope we receive even more to offset what has been a dry Spring. I want... — Updated 5/24/2022


Serious and fun updates

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoying the warm weather which is great for getting out. Unfortunately, the warm weather, winds, and lack of moisture have contributed to what... — Updated 5/17/2022


Busy Parks Department

Good day. I hope all are enjoying a nice start to your week. I enjoyed a great time helping to co-host lunch (along with prime food sponsor that day, Papa Murphy's) at the Family... — Updated 5/10/2022


Cooking up some fun!

Good day, all. With all this recent wind and warm weather, I encourage all to be extra vigilant in practicing smart fire safety in our outdoor activities. This week I want to let... — Updated 5/3/2022


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