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Happy Mother's Day! and Fish On Kids!!

 

I hope all are well and enjoying your week.  The past two weeks have reminded us we are truly in Colorado, as it has brought us a steady change in weather, from hot to cold, and dry to rain/snow.  I am happy for any moisture we get as I hope that it will help us have a mild fire season this year.  

I want to start this week off by wishing all mothers a most wonderful Mother's Day.  God bless you.  I pray you enjoy a lovely day filled with flowers, family, and love.  As to upcoming county events, I wanted to highlight the Youth Fishing Derby in this week's article.

It is finally here!  The third annual El Paso County Youth Fishing Derby is this Saturday, May 11, at Willow Springs Ponds, from 9:30 a.m. - noon, for ages 5-15.  Bring your rods and reels, and join in the fun.  Children will win prizes in various age groups for largest fish, most fish, and smallest fish (what I'm normally in the running for).  We will follow up the fishing derby with a free hot dog lunch for all, young and old.  I will be on the grill and promise not to burn too many hot dogs.  You can register the morning of the event but get there early to avoid a line or register online at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com or call 719-520-6977.  

Fishing as a youth is always one of those memories that bring me great joy, especially as I recall all the great times with my dad and godfather, who taught be all the basics.  I am looking forward to seeing lots of families out this Saturday, and the joy in kids faces as they reel in a big one.  Good luck to all!!!

Also, as I mentioned last week, El Paso County is engaging in a planning process for a new countywide Land Use Master Plan and is currently looking for input from residents and business owners.  This is a planning document on how the county should plan for our future growth, so your feedback is important.  More information can be found at www.elpasoco.com, or go directly to the survey to participate, at https://elpaso-hlplanning.hub.arcgis.com/pages/questionnaires.

     Happy Mother›s Day!!  And to all the youth out there - FISH ON.

 

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