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 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

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

 

Relief, resources from the county

Good morning.  I pray all are well and that you are able to enjoy a nice, if relatively quiet, Easter Sunday. As the weather warms up I want to encourage everyone to remember to... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Assistance for small businesses

Good morning, I pray all are well today. I want to thank everyone for your patience as we continue to work diligently for our residents during this period of precaution because of... — Updated 3/25/2020

 

Season of elections, nature events

Good day, I hope all are well. The primary election season is coming fast and Colorado is part of the Super Tuesday Presidential Primary on March 3, so I want to get out additional... — Updated 2/26/2020

 

Remembering one of our county's greatest

I hope all are doing well today, and that you enjoyed a nice Presidents' Day weekend. In addition to remembering that holiday I also want to mention the passing of one of our county... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Election season under way

Good morning. I hope all are having a nice day. I wanted to start off by reminding everyone that ballots for the 2020 Presidential Primary have been mailed out and you should have... — Updated 2/12/2020

 

Many opportunities for civic duties

I hope all are well and were safe driving during the recent snow. This week I will highlight new ballot drop off points for the upcoming Presidential Primary and 2020 elections,... — Updated 2/5/2020

 

Many opportunities for civic duties

I hope all are doing well today. I want to remind everyone about a couple of volunteer opportunities and how to learn more about our county parks and activities. And, in just a coup... — Updated 1/29/2020

 

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... — Updated 1/22/2020

 

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... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

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.... — Updated 1/8/2020

 

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... — Updated 12/31/2019

 

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... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

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... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

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... — Updated 12/4/2019

 

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 so... — Updated 11/27/2019

 

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... — Updated 11/20/2019

 

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... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

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