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El Paso County Parks Invites the Public To Review the Draft Santa Fe Open Space Master Plan

February 4, 2021 – El Paso County Parks invites the public to review the draft Santa Fe Open Space Master Plan. The Master Plan provides guidance for the next seven to ten years for capital improvements, construction of open space amenities, implementation of educational programs, and operations and maintenance. Situated on the sunny southern slopes…

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El Paso County Recreation Services Events for February-March Require Pre-Registration

February 1, 2021 – All El Paso County Recreation Services Events for February-March require pre-registration. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call for current status. El Paso Pacers Thursday, February 11, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Participating in a walking club rewards both body and soul. Walking boosts energy levels,…

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Board of County Commissioners Authorizes Waiver of Certain Specific Local Liquor Licensing Fees

January 27, 2021 – Some local liquor licensing fees for establishments in unincorporated El Paso County will be waived starting retroactive to December 7, 2020 through December 7, 2021 due to the impact of COVID-19. The Board of County Commissioners which serves as the Local Licensing Authority approved a Resolution 21-33 at yesterday’s meeting authorizing…

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Volunteers Needed for El Paso County Pioneer Village Roads Public Improvement District Advisory Committee

January 25, 2021 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the Pioneer Village Roads Public Improvement District Advisory Committee. Applications for the open position are due by February 28, 2021. The Pioneer Village Roads Public Improvement District Advisory Committee is currently seeking three (3) members. In…

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Winter Waterfall Viewing at Rainbow Falls by Appointment Only

January 14, 2021 – El Paso County Parks will open Rainbow Falls Historic Site for a special Winter Waterfall Viewing on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The special viewing event is by appointment only. Registrations will fill up quickly. Guests must confirm registration by making reservations online at: www.elpasoco.com. Each appointment is for one vehicle for…

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El Paso County Parks Celebrate 50 Years

January 13, 2021– May 4, 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of El Paso County Parks when County residents approved the establishment of the park system. El Paso County Parks began as an answer to a community need to provide increased access to outdoor recreation opportunities and open spaces for citizens of all ages and backgrounds…