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Events and Programs for July 2018

El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for July 2018 which includes: puppets, dragonflies, firefly hike, nature camp, a creek walk, and Black Forest Fire hike.   Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817 719-520-6745, www.ElPasoCountyNatureCenters.com   Firefly Celebration & Night…

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Heat and Drought Force Reduction in Gravel Road Maintenance

When the temperature soared to a record-high of 98 degrees last Wednesday, the El Paso County Highway Division re-evaluated grading operations on rural roads. It was determined that dry conditions had reduced the road graders’ effectiveness to smooth out the bumps on gravel roads and even when grading operations appeared to be working, improvements to…