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 By Longinos Gonzalez    Opinion 

Get out and enjoy our state!

Good day, I hope this week is starting off well for everyone. I enjoyed a lovely couple days in the mountains for my birthday last weekend and got in some excellent fishing, hiking... — Updated 9/21/2022


County budget sessions coming up

Good day, all. I hope all are well and enjoyed the dip in temps and the rain this past weekend. The rain made for an interesting 30th reunion weekend for my Air Force Academy class... — Updated 9/14/2022


No Commissioner's Corner this week; check back in next week's issue!

Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez is shown at right riding in the Fountain Fall Festival Parade on Labor Day.... — Updated 9/6/2022


Enjoy these activities for Labor Day and beyond

Good day. I pray all is great and you've gotten to enjoy a lovely summer so far. This week I want to highlight the upcoming Labor Day weekend and pending announcement of water... — Updated 8/30/2022


Consider serving on the Corrections Board

Good day, all. I hope you enjoyed a bit of rain and the cooler weather last week. I was happy to participate in a ribbon cutting for the new Panorama Park grand re-opening. It is... — Updated 8/23/2022


Plenty of Parks events coming up

Good day, I hope you are having a nice week so far. This week I wanted to highlight a few of our Parks events, including one fundraiser this Friday that benefits our two County... — Updated 8/16/2022


Prayers for the Peery Family

Good day, all. I hope you've enjoyed a nice week thus far. Today I want to ask for your prayers and support for the family of one of our El Paso County Sheriff Deputies, Andrew... — Updated 8/9/2022


Accessing nature got easier

Good day, all. I hope everyone is enjoying a lovely week so far. This week, just a short update on a new ADA service available at our two El Paso County Nature Centers. This new fea... — Updated 8/2/2022


Great memories from the fair

Good morning. I hope all are doing great this week. This week I wanted to thank all those who came out in support of the El Paso County Fair. I was able to attend portions of three... — Updated 7/26/2022


Planning for safer roads

I hope all are well today. I hope most of you have been able to get out to the County Fair or plan to before it ends this Saturday evening, the 23rd. This week, a reminder of our... — Updated 7/20/2022


Roads, fair updates

Good day, I hope all are well and have gotten to enjoy some of our wonderful parks and outdoor activities during this summer weather. This week I'd like to highlight our Public... — Updated 7/12/2022


Family-friendly fun

Good day, everyone. I hope all got to enjoy a wonderful and safe Independence Day. I had a great day celebrating our nation's birthday, including the Security Fire Department's... — Updated 7/5/2022


Celebrate the 4th!

Good day, I hope all are doing well and get to enjoy a wonderful Independence Day next week. I feel blessed to have been born and live in such a great country and I pray we stay uni... — Updated 6/28/2022


Get your ballots in early

Good morning, I hope all are doing super. This week I'd like to remind everyone that is eligible to vote to get their primary ballots cast as well as to highlight a transportation... — Updated 6/21/2022


Save the date: County Fair coming soon

Good day, I hope all are doing great. This week I'd like to put out another reminder to save the dates of July 16–23 for you to come out and enjoy the El Paso County Fair in... — Updated 6/14/2022


Coming up: Kite Festival, Election Day

Good morning, I hope all are well today. This week I'd like to mention an opportunity to provide feedback on one of our County Park's long-term plans as well as remind residents... — Updated 6/7/2022


County earns recognition

Good morning. I hope all are well and enjoyed the recent snow and rain. The moisture is greatly needed, and I hope we receive even more to offset what has been a dry Spring. I want... — Updated 5/24/2022


Serious and fun updates

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoying the warm weather which is great for getting out. Unfortunately, the warm weather, winds, and lack of moisture have contributed to what... — Updated 5/17/2022


Busy Parks Department

Good day. I hope all are enjoying a nice start to your week. I enjoyed a great time helping to co-host lunch (along with prime food sponsor that day, Papa Murphy's) at the Family... — Updated 5/10/2022


Cooking up some fun!

Good day, all. With all this recent wind and warm weather, I encourage all to be extra vigilant in practicing smart fire safety in our outdoor activities. This week I want to let... — Updated 5/3/2022


County taking PFAS seriously

Good day, I hope all are well. This week I want to focus on just one topic, related to a state-sponsored report regarding one of our local ponds (three ponds throughout the state... — Updated 4/26/2022


Family Fun Day is coming!

Good day, I hope you are well and will be enjoying a lovely Easter Sunday. It is one of my favorite times of year. This week I'd like to highlight an upcoming Family Fun Day for... — Updated 4/13/2022


Youth fishing derby coming

Good morning, all. Hopefully your week is starting off great. This week I'd like to put out the early "save the date" reminder about our annual youth fishing derby, as well as... — Updated 3/29/2022


New judge no stranger to the county

Good day. I hope all are well and enjoying the first week of spring (though the past few days didn't feel like it). I wanted to start this week's article off by announcing that our... — Updated 3/22/2022


Learn about your county first hand

Good morning, I hope you have started your week off well and stayed warm and driven safely during the recent snowstorm. This week I'd like to encourage residents to participate in... — Updated 3/8/2022


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