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November 2023 Fountain Creek Nature Center Events

CONTACT: Victoria Dinkel, Nature Center Interpretive Program Coordinator, 719-520-6767, victoriadinkel2@elpasoco.com ONLINE REGISTRATION: available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817; 719-520-6745; www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Nature Adventures: Tail Tales Thursday & Friday, November 2 & 3, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet shows or stories, crafts, hands-on activities,…

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November 2023 Programs & Events, Bear Creek Nature Center

CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor 719-520-6388 | maryjolewis@elpasoco.com Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com All programs require pre-registration. To register, visit www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com. Please check website for current status. November Forest Bathing Wednesday, November 1, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Experience the therapeutic practice of…

Transformative “Pikes Peak Promise” Initiative Unveiled by Local Leaders

October 11, 2023 – Local community leaders, alongside elected officials, united on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, to introduce the groundbreaking “Pikes Peak Promise” initiative. This collaborative endeavor seeks to confront urgent challenges facing the Pikes Peak Region, focusing on public safety, opportunity, and the cost of living. The official announcement occurred at the 4th Judicial District…

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El Paso County Completes Software Upgrades for Assessor and Treasurer

October 4, 2023 – El Paso County launched a substantial software systems upgrade for the Assessor’s and Treasurer’s offices in August of 2023. This upgrade replaced legacy systems that existed longer than their initially projected life cycles and improved the County’s ability to provide efficient and accessible services. Adopting this modern software ensures El Paso County will…

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Coordinated Election Ballots Sent to Military and Overseas Voters

September 25, 2023 – The Office of the Clerk and Recorder has sent nearly 5,300 ballots for the Coordinated Election to voters classified under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). These voters with special circumstances include military and their dependents living out of state, and voters who reside out of the country. Holding…

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Final Dates for 2023 El Paso County “Commissioners on the Road” Program

September 19, 2023 – The “Commissioners on the Road” program allows residents from all over the county to engage with the El Paso County Board of Commissioners in their respective districts. Each “Commissioners on the Road” program meeting is a traditional BoCC meeting held in one of the five commissioner districts. El Paso County Board of County…

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El Paso County Hosts Youth Mental Health First Aid Class

September 12, 2023 – El Paso County Nature Centers hosted a Youth Mental Health First Aid class in partnership with El Paso County Public Health on September 8, 2023, at Bear Creek Nature Center. Twenty-seven individuals participated in the class, providing the opportunity to receive Youth Mental Health First Aid certification through the National Council for Mental…

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October 2023 Programs & Events at Bear Creek Nature Center

CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor 719-520-6388 | maryjolewis@elpasoco.com Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com All programs require pre-registration. To register, visit www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com. Please check website for current status. Creek Week at Bear Creek Saturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. It’s the cleanup’s 10 year…

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October 2023 Events Announced for Fountain Creek Nature Center

CONTACT: Victoria Dinkel, Nature Center Interpretive Program Coordinator, 719-520-6767, victoriadinkel2@elpasoco.com ONLINE REGISTRATION: available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817; 719-520-6745; www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Nature Adventures: Tarantulas on Parade Thursday & Friday, October 5 & 6, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet shows or stories, crafts, hands-on activities,…

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El Paso County Parks & Recreation Fall Special Events & Programs

Paint Mines Guided Hikes Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am, through October Guided hikes at Paint Mines Hikes occur every other Saturday and will continue to be offered through the end of October. Hikes are led by certified interpretive guides. Preregistration is suggested to receive general information. $3 suggested donation per person. Info: https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/parks-and-recreation/paint-mines-interpretive-park Concerts in the…