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God bless America.

I hope all had a great Independence Day last week. I enjoyed a full day of fun events including starting the day at the Security Fire Department's 4th of July pancake breakfast. It is always great to...

 

Western Heritage Events 

I hope all are well and enjoy a great Independence Day. This week I want to mention two upcoming, and much loved, Western Heritage events occurring in July.  First up is the 79th annual Pikes Peak or...

 

Let's Be "Fire Safe"

I hope all are doing great this week. I have just a couple of short updates, but wanted to make sure I got the reminders out again this week. As I mentioned last week, work has indeed started at the...

 

Input Sought for El Paso County Master Plan Revision

I hope all are having a nice day, and all the dads out there enjoyed a wonderful Father's Day this past Sunday.  God bless you for all you do for your families and our community.     I wanted to...

 

Recent Events

I hope all are well and enjoying a nice day.  I wanted to highlight a couple of events I attended this past week and also provide an update on the Old Pueblo Road bridge repair project (I'll update...

 

First Memorial Day at Pikes Peak National Cemetery,

I hope all enjoyed a wonderful weekend and took some time to commemorate Memorial Day and remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our great country.   I participated in two events that...

 

Memorial Day.  It is a time to observe and remember those that have died serving in our Armed Forces. 

Good day.  I wanted to use this week's article to highlight Memorial Day.  It is a time to observe and remember those that have died serving in our Armed Forces.  From the founding of this great...

 

Fishing is Fun and More

Good morning.  I pray all are doing great.  I wanted to start off by thanking everyone that came out for the Youth Fishing Derby this past Saturday, and to remind all to save the dates for our...

 

Happy Mother's Day! and Fish On Kids!!

I hope all are well and enjoying your week.  The past two weeks have reminded us we are truly in Colorado, as it has brought us a steady change in weather, from hot to cold, and dry to rain/snow....

 

Update: Tentative Timeline for Railroad Crossing Work in Security 

Good morning. Thanks to all those who came out and participated in the Great American Cleanup this past Saturday.  It was great to see our community come out to help keep our parks and trails clean...

 

Free Fishing Derby on May 11

I pray all are well and enjoyed a wonderful Easter weekend.  I enjoyed a lovely day attending church service and then joining church friends at the potluck lunch immediately following.  I hope you...

 

Upcoming Spring Activities

Good morning, I hope all are enjoying a wonderful day.  I wanted to again highlight a couple of events that are coming up, and one new opportunity I was updated on last week. First, a reminder that E...

 

Fire Season is Here

Good morning.  I hope all are well and enjoyed the lovely weather the previous week.  With the warm weather let us not forget that fire season is upon us.  We were reminded of that by...

 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

  I hope all are well and enjoying a nice week.  I have several county updates but wanted to start by mentioning that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month so please keep an eye and ear open for...

 

Two Lost During Storm

I hope all are well and recovered from the high winds and snowstorm last week. It is with grief that I ask for prayers for the Colorado families of two killed during that blizzard; a state trooper...

 

NACo Conference

I hope all are having a good week.  I was in Washington DC last week for our National Association of Counties Legislative Conference and wanted to give a quick summary.   The NACo conference...

 

Railroad Crossing Improvements Underway

Hi.  I hope all are well.  I have a short column this week, but I wanted to put out a reminder regarding the railroad crossing improvements which started this week, and a "save the date"...

 

VA Readiness Initiative

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoying a nice week. I wanted to update everyone on a couple of new initiatives that are moving forward, including one from Senator Cory Gardner. The second is on...

 

EPA Press Conference Held at Fountain City Hall

I pray all are doing well and were safe during the recent snowstorm.  I enjoyed a nice but quiet Presidents Day, and hope you too were able to enjoy most of the weekend, prior to the cold and snow...

 

Presidents Day    

Hello, I hope all are well and that you will enjoy the Presidents Day weekend.  As a reminder, our county offices will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday.   A bit of background on the...

 

Railroad Crossing Update

Good day.  I hope all are doing well and enjoying a lovely week.  I have an update to some concerns regarding the railroad crossings on Main Street and Fontaine Boulevard, as well as some...

 

Teen Vaping- a Public Health Crisis

Hello, I hope all are well and having a lovely day.  I wanted to thank all those that came out to my town hall this past Saturday.  I greatly appreciate the questions, comments and feedback we...

 

Resources For Those Affected By Federal Shutdown

Good day.  I hope all are well and were safe during the recent days of snow, and were able to enjoy a nice Martin Luther King Jr., Day.   I have received various calls and inquiries regarding the...

 

Next Town Hall Jan. 26

I hope all are well.  We had a few cold days last week but I was happy for the moisture and snow for our region and for Pikes Peak, which looked absolutely beautiful Sunday morning before the clouds...

 

New Property Record Card Now Available!

Good day.  I hope all are well and enjoying the pleasant weather.  I enjoyed some outdoor time and the wonderful weather this past Saturday on the west side of the county as the Bear Creek Nature...

 

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