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 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

Courthouse is closed, nature is still open

I pray all are doing well and enjoying a nice day. This week I want to highlight one temporary building closure as well as congratulate the efforts of one or our county departments... — Updated 8/5/2020


New day for Planning Commission

I hope all are doing well today. I am pleased to have seen some rain for our region this past week, which is always needed to help us during the summer fire season. I have a couple... — Updated 7/29/2020


Provide input on land use plan

Good morning, I hope all are doing well. I have been enjoying a nice couple of days with my godson who flew in for a few days to visit. We were able to take in some hiking and fishi... — Updated 7/22/2020


Reminders on election, veterans nominations

Good morning. I hope you are well today and that all got to enjoy time celebrating or remembering all the great dads out there this past Father's Day. Also, remember that primary... — Updated 6/24/2020


Ballots for June 30 primary in the mail

Good morning. I wanted to provide an update on the senior and disabled veterans property tax exemption I spoke about in a previous column. It appears our efforts to save the exempti... — Updated 6/17/2020


Ballots for June 30 primary in the mail

I hope all are having a good start to your day. I wanted to update everyone on ballots being mailed out for the primary election (June 30) as well as on additional re-opening... — Updated 6/10/2020


Give input on county's Master Plan

I hope you are having a good day. I wanted to provide an update on variance requests and the continued re-opening of El Paso County. As I mentioned previously, restaurants were... — Updated 6/3/2020


Veteran of the Year; Homestead Tax issue

Good morning, I hope all are well today. It was a quiet Memorial Day this past Monday with most local ceremonies and services held in very small groups. Still, I took time, and... — Updated 5/27/2020


Commissioner's Corner: Elections, graduations, restaurants

Good morning. I hope all are well. Although I have enjoyed seeing the warm weather, I pray we'll begin to see a bit of rain as we have been dry over the past month which concerns... — Updated 5/20/2020


Commissioner's Corner: Updates on graduation, restaurants, DMV, more

I hope all are doing well this morning and that you were able to celebrate and remember all our wonderful mothers this past Sunday. I remembered mine quietly (she passed in 2012)... — Updated 5/13/2020


COVID-19 relief funds to benefit county, city

Good morning. I pray all have been healthy. This week I want to highlight efforts to funding recovery for our local communities as well as provide an update on our Department of... — Updated 5/6/2020


More in-person services available

Good morning. I hope all are doing well today. This week I'd like to remind residents to complete the census if you have not yet done so and to provide a link to the latest... — Updated 4/29/2020


Guidelines for returning to normal

I hope all are well today.  I wanted to provide an update on the ending of the Governor's Stay at Home executive order on April 26, as well as information on expanded local... — Updated 4/22/2020 Full story


Numerous ways to get assistance, offer help

I pray all were able to enjoy Easter. Mine was quiet, but nice, as I viewed my church's online Easter service and then enjoyed a BBQ lunch at home and chatted with family over the... — Updated 4/22/2020


Relief, resources from the county

Good morning.  I pray all are well and that you are able to enjoy a nice, if relatively quiet, Easter Sunday. As the weather warms up I want to encourage everyone to remember to... — Updated 4/8/2020


Assistance for small businesses

Good morning, I pray all are well today. I want to thank everyone for your patience as we continue to work diligently for our residents during this period of precaution because of... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Longinos Gonzalez    News

Many county services available online

Good morning. In response to recommendations by the state for social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings in response to COVID-19, El Paso County is encouraging residents... — Updated 3/18/2020 Full story


County monitoring the coronavirus

I hope all enjoyed the recent pleasant weather this past weekend and that you will spend a nice St. Patrick's Day as well. This week I want to pass along an update from the County... — Updated 3/11/2020 Full story


Season of elections, nature events

Good day, I hope all are well. The primary election season is coming fast and Colorado is part of the Super Tuesday Presidential Primary on March 3, so I want to get out additional... — Updated 2/26/2020


Remembering one of our county's greatest

I hope all are doing well today, and that you enjoyed a nice Presidents' Day weekend. In addition to remembering that holiday I also want to mention the passing of one of our county... — Updated 2/19/2020


Many opportunities for civic duties

I hope all are well and were safe driving during the recent snow. This week I will highlight new ballot drop off points for the upcoming Presidential Primary and 2020 elections,... — Updated 2/5/2020


Many opportunities for civic duties

I hope all are doing well today. I want to remind everyone about a couple of volunteer opportunities and how to learn more about our county parks and activities. And, in just a coup... — Updated 1/29/2020


Commissioner's Corner with Longino Gonzalez

Good morning, I pray all are enjoying a nice day. We had a good week of work last week at the County, and I participated in several events this past weekend including commemorating... — Updated 1/22/2020


County encouraging radon testing

Good morning, I hope this week is starting off well for everyone. January is always Radon Action Month for our Public Health Department, so I will be highlighting their annual... — Updated 1/15/2020


County parks reservations go online

Good morning.  I hope all are enjoying a wonderful day and having a nice start to their year.  I want to put out some information that might be of use going forward in 2020.... — Updated 1/8/2020


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