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 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

Serious and fun updates

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoying the warm weather which is great for getting out. Unfortunately, the warm weather, winds, and lack of moisture have contributed to what... — Updated 5/17/2022


Busy Parks Department

Good day. I hope all are enjoying a nice start to your week. I enjoyed a great time helping to co-host lunch (along with prime food sponsor that day, Papa Murphy's) at the Family... — Updated 5/10/2022


Cooking up some fun!

Good day, all. With all this recent wind and warm weather, I encourage all to be extra vigilant in practicing smart fire safety in our outdoor activities. This week I want to let... — Updated 5/3/2022


County taking PFAS seriously

Good day, I hope all are well. This week I want to focus on just one topic, related to a state-sponsored report regarding one of our local ponds (three ponds throughout the state... — Updated 4/26/2022


Family Fun Day is coming!

Good day, I hope you are well and will be enjoying a lovely Easter Sunday. It is one of my favorite times of year. This week I'd like to highlight an upcoming Family Fun Day for... — Updated 4/13/2022


Youth fishing derby coming

Good morning, all. Hopefully your week is starting off great. This week I'd like to put out the early "save the date" reminder about our annual youth fishing derby, as well as... — Updated 3/29/2022


New judge no stranger to the county

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoying the first week of spring (though the past few days didn't feel like it). I wanted to start this week's article off by announcing that our... — Updated 3/22/2022


Learn about your county first hand

Good morning, I hope you have started your week off well and stayed warm and driven safely during the recent snowstorm. This week I'd like to encourage residents to participate in... — Updated 3/8/2022


Boots in the Park benefits county youth

Good day, I hope all are well and enjoyed the bit of snow we received last week. I pray you will enjoy a wonderful and safe Presidents Day and holiday weekend. This week I'd like to... — Updated 2/15/2022


Several ways to volunteer in the county

Good morning. I hope all are starting off the week well. This week I want to advertise several volunteer openings on important El Paso County committees, and hope some will be open... — Updated 2/8/2022


Accessibility to improve at county parks

Good day, I hope all are well and that we have indeed gotten a bit more moisture and snow this week. Outside of perhaps not wanting too much cold, we continue to need additional... — Updated 2/1/2022


Stay updated on county road projects

Good morning, I hope all are well. This week I would like to highlight a new Public Works monthly publication as well as advertise for another important county volunteer opening.... — Updated 1/25/2022


Check home for radon; help a panel

Good morning, I hope all are well today. This week I'd like to highlight our Public Health Department's annual campaign asking residents to test for Radon during the month of... — Updated 1/18/2022


Learn CPR at the local nature center

Good day, I hope all are enjoying a nice week so far. I continue to be optimistic that we'll get more moisture here and over the mountains over the next several weeks, as it is stil... — Updated 1/11/2022


Get involved in the new year

I hope all are well and enjoying the holiday season. I want to wish all a most wonderful and blessed Christmas with family and friends, and that the coming new year brings good heal... — Updated 12/21/2021


Classes for small businesses, upcoming nature center fun

Good day, I pray all are well this week. Today I’d like to highlight some training/class opportunities at our Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center that many might be interested in as well as some upcoming events at our... — Updated 12/14/2021


Get in the holiday spirit, and learn about state of county

Good day, I pray all are well and getting into the holiday and Christmas spirit. This week I’d like to highlight an update on the County by our Board Chair, Commissioner VanderWerf as well as mention a volunteer opening on one of... — Updated 12/7/2021


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


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