Ken Sanders, center, received a Proclamation on April 19, 2018, from the Board of El Paso County Commissioners honoring his more than 29 years of employment in the Department of Human Services.

Sanders Retires After 29 Years With DHS

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners at its regular meeting Thursday, April 19, honored the retirement of Ken Sanders with a Proclamation recognizing his more than 29 years in the Department of Human Services. “His dedication and leadership have been critical in the accomplishments at the Center of Fathering, which has worked with thousands…

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Fire Near Hanover #117Fire

Update: Recovery Information As residents affected by the 117 Fire that burned more than 40,000 acres in the Hanover area begin to return home and assess their personal needs, local nonprofits, El Paso County and El Paso County Public Health have resources that could be helpful in this time of need. The 117 Fire was…

County Government Month

National County Government Month

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners proclaimed April as National County Government Month in El Paso County. The Proclamation, on Thursday, April 12, was made in conjunction with the National Association of Counties (NACo) which represents county governments nationwide. The theme set by NACo for 2018 is “Serving the Underserved.” Board President Darryl Glenn read…

CAP Month Signs

Road Sign Campaign Pops Up Across County

Drivers in El Paso County may spot blue and white signs with messages about child safety and the prevention of child abuse and neglect on roadways in El Paso County. The temporary signs will be installed in public rights-of-way in more than nine different locations around El Paso County. The signs will be on display…

WAAP Drone April

WAAP Drone Video

This drone video gives you an awesome view of the Westside Avenue Action Plan project going on in between Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City. The new bridge looks totally different from the air than it does from the ground. This roughly $35 Million project is still set to be complete by Dec. 2018.

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WAAP Preview for April 9

VIDEO: The second wall of the bridge will start to get formed this week. Some smaller water lines will be going in near Ridge Rd, and with the two old buildings finally removed just west of the bridge, crews can move forward with building the south creek wall. Westside Avenue Action Plan: Colorado Avenue Update

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Atencio Retires After 22 Years With DHS

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners honored the retirement of Rebecca “Becky” Atencio with a Proclamation, expressing thanks for her 22 years in the Department of Human Services. “Ms. Atencio has been a valuable asset to the Department of Human Services,” said Board President Pro Tem Mark Waller as he read the Proclamation into…

SBDC workshop

Pikes Peak SBDC April Workshops

Looking for a way to boost your own knowledge while helping your business? All of the workshops are listed online at The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering the following workshops in April: Monday, April 9, 2018 Introduction to SBDC Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Location: Pikes Peak SBDC, 559…