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 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

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

 

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

 

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