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 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion    May 15, 2019 

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...

 

Hoping you are enjoying a lovely Holiday Season

I pray all are enjoying a lovely holiday season and had a great Christmas.  As we finish the year, I wanted to thank a couple of individuals, as well as remind everyone of some recycling resources...

 

Holiday Closures

Good day and glad tidings. I hope all are well and having a great week leading up to Christmas. I wanted to start off by posting the schedule for holiday closures for the County and then mentioning...

 

Just Back From Our Nation's Capitol

I hope all are well and enjoying the holiday season.  Christmas and then New Years will be here before you know it. I wanted to start off by highlighting some information from the Colorado Board of...

 

Budget Approved

Good day, I hope all are well.  I wanted to highlight our newly approved budget for 2019 as well as congratulate Fort Carson on receiving a Community Partnership award for their collaboration with...

 

Be Safe On The Snow Days! 

Good day.  I hope all enjoyed a wonderful week and Thanksgiving.  I enjoyed a great Thanksgiving with church friends and am looking forward to Christmas and visiting family and old friends next mont...

 

Happy Thanksgiving

I pray all are well and will get to enjoy a most wonderful Thanksgiving.  I always enjoy this holiday and how it brings family and friends together to remember all the good things in our lives....

 

Winter Weather Safety Tips 

I pray all are well and having a good week.  With the recent snowstorm I wanted to use this week's article to put out county recommended winter weather safety information.  Be safe out there. With c...

 

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