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 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

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

 

Track public works projects

Good day, El Paso County. I hope all are enjoying a great week so far. This week I want to highlight our county website for tracking Public Works projects as well as post a few... — Updated 5/18/2021

 

Fire safety reminders

I hope all are doing well and enjoyed the nice, warm weather before the colder rainy weather. (As is often said here in Colorado, if you don't like the current weather, just wait... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

Experience a piece of history

Good day, I hope all are well. This week I want to highlight the memory of one of our local county heroes whose memorial exhibit is now located at East Library, Colorado Springs.... — Updated 4/27/2021

 

Local youth fishing derby returns

I hope all are doing well today. I am pleased to announce that our annual free fishing derby for youth is back this year, and that we are encouraging residents to nominate their... — Updated 4/21/2021

 

Free shredding event scheduled

Good day. I hope all were able to enjoy the lovely weather last week before this week's cool off and moisture. This week I want to highlight a couple of county events to include... — Updated 4/14/2021

 

So many ways to get involved!

I hope all are well, enjoyed a lovely Easter weekend and have been able to get outdoors and take in the recent warm weather. This week I will highlight an upcoming job fair, the... — Updated 4/6/2021

 

Learn about appraisals, housing help

Good day, I hope all are enjoying the start of the spring season. This week I've got two educational opportunities for residents to learn about the County Assessor's reappraisal pro... — Updated 3/30/2021

 

Various DHS resources available

I hope all are well today, and have stayed warm and driven safely during the recent snowstorm. I pray that the recent moisture will help our Colorado situation regarding recent... — Updated 3/23/2021

 

Help refine Master Plan

Good day.  I hope all are well and stayed safe while driving over the snowy weekend.  We continue to need moisture for our dry region so I was pleased to see some snow for El... — Updated 3/16/2021

 

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