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 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

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

 

Honoring veterans, thanking the community

Happy Veterans Day. I hope all are well and having a good week. First of all, I want to wish everyone in the military family a wonderful Veterans Day. Thanks for your service and... — Updated 11/10/2020

 

Volunteers needed, runners invited

Good morning. I hope all are doing well this week and that you were able to vote. As this article is submitted on Monday, prior to the election, today I just want to thank all... — Updated 11/4/2020

 

It's budget time, and last few days to vote

I hope all are doing well this week and handled the snowstorm well. It was cold, but it brought with it much-needed moisture and help in combating the fires in Colorado. This week... — Updated 10/27/2020

 

More polling places added for Nov. 3 election

Good day. I hope all are well. This week I want to provide residents with information regarding additional voting locations that have recently opened, as well as provide an update... — Updated 10/21/2020

 

Ballots out; CDOT works on military access plan

Good day, I hope all are well. I want to start off by highlighting information from our Clerk and Recorder, who mailed out General Election ballots this past Friday. Also, an... — Updated 10/13/2020

 

Coming up: ballots, dog park cleanup

Good day. I hope you are well. This week I'd like to highlight that election ballots will be mailed out this coming Friday, Oct. 9, as well as mention a funding opportunity for... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

New services in southeast Springs

Good morning. I hope all are well, today. I wanted to highlight the recent opening of a DHS satellite office providing additional access to residents, as well as remind everyone to... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

Creek Week and townhall coming up

Good morning. I hope you are well, today. This week, I want to highlight the upcoming Creek Week annual cleanup and a town hall I will be co-hosting this coming Saturday. El Paso... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Congratulations to Veteran of the Year

Good morning, I hope all are well. This week I want to provide an update to our Veteran of the Year Award which was presented to Colonel Nanette Brédé Mueller last week, as well... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Commissioner's Corner: September events coming up

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoyed this past week and stayed warm during the quick drop in temperature Tuesday and Wednesday, which brought a hint of things to come as our... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Still time for business grants

I hope all are well, today. I want to start off by getting out some information from our Clerk and Recorder on voting, and a reminder about the county small business and nonprofit g... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

County, state offer plenty of help

Good morning. As I mentioned last week, I want to provide an update on the newly implemented phase of COVID-related relief funding from the county. This program allows small... — Updated 8/19/2020

 

Courthouse is closed, nature is still open

I pray all are doing well and enjoying a nice day. This week I want to highlight one temporary building closure as well as congratulate the efforts of one or our county departments... — Updated 8/5/2020

 

New day for Planning Commission

I hope all are doing well today. I am pleased to have seen some rain for our region this past week, which is always needed to help us during the summer fire season. I have a couple... — Updated 7/29/2020

 

Provide input on land use plan

Good morning, I hope all are doing well. I have been enjoying a nice couple of days with my godson who flew in for a few days to visit. We were able to take in some hiking and fishi... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

Photo contest to highlight beauty of Fountain Creek

I hope all are doing well today, and that you celebrated a safe and enjoyable Independence Day this past weekend. This week's column will be short, but I wanted to remind everyone... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

A little history on 4th of July; county has new open space

I hope all are well today. Thanks to all who voted in the primary this past Tuesday. Your voice is important. This week I want to wish everyone a wonderful Independence Day as well... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

Reminders on election, veterans nominations

Good morning. I hope you are well today and that all got to enjoy time celebrating or remembering all the great dads out there this past Father's Day. Also, remember that primary... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

Ballots for June 30 primary in the mail

Good morning. I wanted to provide an update on the senior and disabled veterans property tax exemption I spoke about in a previous column. It appears our efforts to save the exempti... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

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