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 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

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

 

Deadline for grants this Friday

I hope all are well and enjoying a nice day. I want to remind small business owners of this week's deadline to apply for the Small Business COVID-19 relief grants, as well as... — Updated 3/2/2021

 

Updates on vaccine distribution

Good day, I hope you are well. This week I'd like to provide additional information from our Public Health Department regarding COVID vaccines, and upcoming activities available at... — Updated 2/23/2021

 

More grants available; county has open jobs

Good morning. I hope all are well and were able to stay warm during this extremely cold past week. This week, I want to provide information on a new round of grants available to... — Updated 2/16/2021

 

Help with watershed, parks

I hope all are having a nice day. I want to wish everyone a wonderful President's Day this Monday, and provide an update on a request for feedback for our newest Open Space Master... — Updated 2/9/2021

 

More people eligible for COVID vaccines next week

Good day. I hope all are well and having a nice start to the week. I'd like to provide an update on an opportunity to provide feedback on the County Road Safety Plan, as well as on... — Updated 2/2/2021

 

Vaccine updates, parks event

Good day. I hope all are well and stayed warm and safe during the recent snow and icy roads. This week I want to provide an update and links to our county COVID-19 vaccine pages,... — Updated 1/26/2021

 

50 years of county parks

I hope all are doing well this week and were able to take some time to remember the legacy and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this past Monday. This week I'd like to focus... — Updated 1/19/2021

 

Many kinds of opportunities

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoyed the snow this past weekend. It is moisture that is greatly needed. This week I want to highlight expanded operating hours at sites for... — Updated 1/12/2021

 

News for the new year

Good day. I hope all were able to enjoy the start of 2021. I pray this year brings you hope, joy, success and good health. This week brings a bit of reopening for in-door dining... — Updated 1/5/2021

 

New COVID resources

I pray all were able to enjoy a wonderful, if a bit smaller, Christmas this year and that the New Year brings you joy for you and family for 2021. This week I want to put out... — Updated 12/29/2020

 

State of the county, park updates

Good day, I hope all are doing well this morning. This week I want to ask residents to provide input to our County park department's draft Master Plan for Jones Park, as well as... — Updated 12/15/2020

 

Update on county grant relief

I hope all are well today. I wanted to highlight the county's State of the State presentation, which reports on the work of El Paso County in 2020 and our priorities moving forward... — Updated 12/8/2020

 

Resources to help with shutdown

Good morning. I want to wish everyone a lovely Thanksgiving, even if it looks a bit different this year for many of us. The COVID situation in Colorado has changed how many of us... — Updated 11/25/2020

 

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