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Remember to Shop Local

Gobble, gobble, gobble. I believe that translates to "Good day, I hope all are well" in American turkey. I'd like to start off this week by wishing everyone a most wonderful... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

Reflections on Veterans Day; new app helps you be prepared

I hope all are enjoying a lovely day. Last week I was happy to be able to participate in a couple of Veterans Day ceremonies, including a morning Fountain Valley Flag Raising... — Updated 11/16/2021

 

Take time to thank a veteran; enjoy county's many resources

Good day, I hope all are well and enjoyed the beautiful weather last week. I ask that residents take time to remember and thank veterans this week as we enjoy Veterans Day this Thur... — Updated 11/9/2021

 

ARPA funds available

Good day. I am thankful for the bit of moisture we've gotten over the past several days, but we remain dry for our region, so I'm hopeful for additional rain and/or snow in the... — Updated 11/3/2021

 

Opportunities for job seekers

Good day, everyone. I hope the week has started off well for all. Today I want to remind residents to get their votes in before the Nov. 2 election deadline. All elections are... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

Opportunities for job seekers

Good day, I hope all are well. This week I will highlight a Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC) training and credentialing opportunity for residents, as well as a couple of... — Updated 10/20/2021

 

Thank you to first responders; opportunities for tech help, art

Good day, I hope all are well and enjoying the cooler weather this week. I'm also praying that this current front brings critically needed moisture to our region. I want to lead... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

Celebrate fall and help raise funds for our nature centers

I hope all are enjoying a nice week so far. The weather has been great, and I did get to enjoy a drive up in the mountains to see the splendor of the aspens turning color. I think t... — Updated 10/6/2021

 

County has more ARPA grants available for certain industries

Good day, I hope all are well. I was pleased to have been able to spend some time with my sister who was visiting from out of state the other week. We were able to enjoy some time... — Updated 9/29/2021

 

Get involved in Creek Week

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoyed a nice week. I also hope that all took some time on Saturday to remember 9/11 and those lives lost 20 years ago. This past week I... — Updated 9/15/2021

 

Help plan for county parks

Good morning, I hope all had a lovely Labor Day Weekend. I enjoyed riding in the Fountain Fall Festival parade Monday, as well attending the Balloon Glow Sunday night in Colorado... — Updated 9/8/2021

 

County needs citizen volunteers

Good morning. I hope all are well and will get to enjoy a lovely Labor Day weekend. This week I'd like to highlight the efforts of the County and our Economic Development... — Updated 9/1/2021

 

County needs citizen volunteers

Good day, I hope all are well. This week I'd like to mention a committee opening as well as a county training webinar for the community. The Board of El Paso County Commissioners... — Updated 8/25/2021

 

Join the family cornhole tournament

Good morning. I hope all have enjoyed a nice start to the week so far. I'd like to update residents on an upcoming commissioner board meeting where public input is being requested... — Updated 8/18/2021

 

Hazardous waste drop-off Friday

Good day, I hope all are well and handling the recent smoke-in-the-air OK. This week I want to highlight an El Paso County Clean Sweep event as well as an upcoming celebration and... — Updated 8/11/2021

 

International delegation visits county

Good morning. This week I would just like to highlight that our county is proudly hosting a visiting international delegation this week as part of a large Economic Development... — Updated 8/4/2021

 

Rental assistance still available

Good day. I hope all are well. This week I'd like to update residents on a rental assistance program as well as on a current nationwide shortage of asphalt which may temporarily... — Updated 7/28/2021

 

Serve on the Planning Commission

Good day. I hope all are well and that many of you were able to get out and enjoy the County Fair last week. Today I want to highlight our county receiving national recognition for... — Updated 7/21/2021

 

Resources for business, families

I hope all are having a great day. This week I want to remind our small businesses of the approaching deadline for the county's small business grants, as well as mention an open pos... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

Get ready for the county fair

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoyed a wonderful Independence Day. This week I want to remind everyone about the upcoming 2021 El Paso County Fair in Calhan from July 10-17. El... — Updated 7/6/2021

 

County opens round 2 of business grants

I hope all are well this week and you enjoyed the cooler recent weather and rain. I want to wish everyone a wonderful and safe Independence Day this Sunday. Let us remember the... — Updated 6/29/2021

 

Coming up: business loans, county fair

Good morning. I hope all are well today. This week I wanted to provide an update on the re-opening of an El Paso County business loan program. Additionally, we will be following up... — Updated 6/23/2021

 

A new county administrator; nominate veteran of the year

Good day, I hope all are well. This week I'd like to announce the naming of our new County Administrator and two requests for applications and nominations. The Board of El Paso... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Memorial Day

Good day. I pray all are well. This past Monday I was privileged to speak at the City of Fountain's Memorial Day ceremony and flag raising. Below is the text of my comments as keyno... — Updated 6/1/2021

 

Track public works projects

Good day, El Paso County. I hope all are well and that you are able to enjoy a lovely Memorial Day weekend that also remembers those that have died while in service to our great... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

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