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 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

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

 

Ballots for June 30 primary in the mail

I hope all are having a good start to your day. I wanted to update everyone on ballots being mailed out for the primary election (June 30) as well as on additional re-opening... — Updated 6/10/2020

 

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

 

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