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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 the birthday of...

 

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 awareness message this...

 

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.  The first relates...

 

Tamales, cookies and ... election 2020

Happy New Year!! I hope that 2019 treated you well and that 2020 continues to bring everyone happiness and success. I was able to enjoy a wonderful but short Christmas vacation visiting family. I...

 

County to offer Christmas tree recycling

Good day, everyone. I hope the week is going well for you and that the recent snow didn't interfere with your Monday much. I had a fun and full weekend, attending a wreath laying ceremony as well as...

 

Commissioners attend helpful conference

I pray all are doing well this week and getting into the holiday festive mood. I want to thank our County Assessor for his great work (see below) as well as highlight a local conference where...

 

Invitation to Town Hall Meeting, Holiday Events

I hope all are doing great and enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family this past week.  I ate far too much cheesecake but will strive to work off those extra calories prior to...

 

Big Johnson Reservoir Update, Nature Center Events

Gobble, gobble.  I hope all are doing well and enjoying a great week filled with friends and family, joy, and plenty of yummy leftovers.  With Thanksgiving here and Christmas soon upon us, I want...

 

County budget nearing final approval

I hope all are enjoying a nice day.  I was able to enjoy a short trip over the weekend to visit my cousins and godson in Arizona, and it was a wonderful chance to spend brief but wonderful time...

 

Reflections on Veterans Day; County Announces Volunteer Opportunities

I hope all are having a wonderful day. I enjoyed a great, though cold, Veterans Day this past Monday. There were numerous ceremonies throughout the county giving thanks to all those that have served...

 

Veterans Day, Nature Center Activities

I hope all are doing great this week.  As we approach Veterans Day, I want to take this week to thank all our veterans, and to also ask for volunteers for one of our County boards. As an Air Force...

 

County Updates

Good morning.  I hope all are staying warm during this early winter cold snap.  I enjoyed a wonderful dedication ceremony this past weekend and have a couple of updates regarding County initiatives...

 

Halloween Events, 2020 Budget Process

I hope all are doing great and enjoying the week. As we near the back end of this spooooky month, I wanted to put out some information on local, family fun Halloween events. And, remember to get your...

 

Junior Achievement Needs Volunteers at Fountain Middle School

I hope all are enjoying a great start to the week.  I want to get the word out for our friends at Junior Achievement who are looking for volunteers to help in Fountain Middle School, as well as to...

 

Golden Splendor, Sample Ballot, Creek Week!

Good morning.  Hopefully all are having a nice week.  As I mentioned I would, I was able to get out and enjoy seeing the leaves change color.  It is a splendor worth taking in, and I believe there...

 

Airshow, Election and Veteran of the Year

Good morning, I hope all are well. I enjoyed a great day at the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow last Saturday, with their plethora of display aircraft, aerial demonstrations, and flybys. I always love...

 

Fall Season/Creek Week Activities

Good day, I hope all are doing great.  I enjoyed a great week and got out to the mountains for the weekend with my sisters who came out for a visit.  I enjoyed a couple days of fishing (no luck...

 

Job Fair 

Good day.  I hope all are enjoying the week.  It looks like the hot weather might finally be behind us as Fall starts to roll on in.  I wanted to thank all those that came out and participated in...

 

The 2020 Budget and Labor Day Events

I hope all are doing well and had a wonderful holiday weekend.  As the fall season quickly comes upon us, the county will begin planning next year's budget.  As I have done the past two years, I...

 

Enjoy Your Labor Day Weekend

I hope all are well.  Summer is coming to a close and I wish all will enjoy a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  Enjoy the outdoors and our regional parks or take in the Fountain Valley Labor Day...

 

State Fair Begins This Weekend

Good day. I hope all are enjoying a nice week. I wanted to remind all of the Colorado State Fair which begins this weekend, as well as provide information on a topic that has come up for some...

 

Labor Day Activities

I hope all are having a great day.  I wanted to give an early SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming Fountain Valley Fall Festival and Parade in Fountain, and the Balloon Lift Off in Colorado Springs...

 

As a New School Year Begins...

Good day. I hope all are enjoying a wonderful week. As summer break comes to an end for schools, I wanted to welcome all students back to school. Having taught middle school after retiring from the...

 

Some upcoming road projects to be completed by CDOT

Good day. I hope all are doing well and having a nice week. This week I wanted to highlight a state transportation announcement that will provide new funds for road improvements in our area, and to...

 

Upcoming Town Hall Meeting, Fair Continues, Parks Activities 

Good day.  I hope all are well and enjoying your summer.  I want to start off this week by inviting residents to a town hall, and then to remind everyone about ongoing community events hosted by...

 

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