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 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

More polling places added for Nov. 3 election

Good day. I hope all are well. This week I want to provide residents with information regarding additional voting locations that have recently opened, as well as provide an update... — Updated 10/21/2020

 

Ballots out; CDOT works on military access plan

Good day, I hope all are well. I want to start off by highlighting information from our Clerk and Recorder, who mailed out General Election ballots this past Friday. Also, an... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

Coming up: ballots, dog park cleanup

Good day. I hope you are well. This week I'd like to highlight that election ballots will be mailed out this coming Friday, Oct. 9, as well as mention a funding opportunity for... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

New services in southeast Springs

Good morning. I hope all are well, today. I wanted to highlight the recent opening of a DHS satellite office providing additional access to residents, as well as remind everyone to... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

Creek Week and townhall coming up

Good morning. I hope you are well, today. This week, I want to highlight the upcoming Creek Week annual cleanup and a town hall I will be co-hosting this coming Saturday. El Paso... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Congratulations to Veteran of the Year

Good morning, I hope all are well. This week I want to provide an update to our Veteran of the Year Award which was presented to Colonel Nanette Brédé Mueller last week, as well... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Commissioner's Corner: September events coming up

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoyed this past week and stayed warm during the quick drop in temperature Tuesday and Wednesday, which brought a hint of things to come as our... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Still time for business grants

I hope all are well, today. I want to start off by getting out some information from our Clerk and Recorder on voting, and a reminder about the county small business and nonprofit g... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

County, state offer plenty of help

Good morning. As I mentioned last week, I want to provide an update on the newly implemented phase of COVID-related relief funding from the county. This program allows small... — Updated 8/19/2020

 

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

 

Photo contest to highlight beauty of Fountain Creek

I hope all are doing well today, and that you celebrated a safe and enjoyable Independence Day this past weekend. This week's column will be short, but I wanted to remind everyone... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

A little history on 4th of July; county has new open space

I hope all are well today. Thanks to all who voted in the primary this past Tuesday. Your voice is important. This week I want to wish everyone a wonderful Independence Day as well... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

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

 

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