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El Paso County Communications Department Recognized with two National (3CMA) Savvy Awards

September 8, 2023 – On September 7, 2023, the El Paso County Communications Department was recognized nationally with awards in two categories from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) Savvy Awards competition. The Savvy Awards recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing, and resident-government relationships. With over 875 entries in 38 categories,…

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El Paso County Offices Closed Monday, September 4 for Labor Day

August 31, 2023 – El Paso County administrative and elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day. A reminder there is no Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, September 5. The regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meetings will resume on Tuesday, September 12, followed…

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September Programs and Events at Fountain Creek Nature Center

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Jessica Miller, Nature Center Supervisor, 719-520-6745, jessicamiller@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: Migration Masters Thursday & Friday, September 7 & 8, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6,…

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September Bear Creek Nature Center Programs & Events

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor 719-520-6388 | maryjolewis@elpasoco.com Sustainability Series- CSU Extension Pickling Friday, September 1, 11:00 a.m. Join CSU Extension staff to learn how to pickle vegetables, fruit, and summer relish. You will learn tested and researched based techniques…

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August Bear Creek Nature Center Programs and Events

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor 719-520-6388 | maryjolewis@elpasoco.com Peaceful Warriors Yoga in the Park- Flow with Bear Creek Tuesday, August 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of yoga with Peaceful Warriors. Simultaneous kid/family OR adult focused class offerings! All abilities…

El Paso County Trailability Program Receives Multiple National Awards

July 5, 2023 – El Paso County Division of Parks & Recreation has been nationally recognized for its achievements and development of The Trailability Program. The Program received a Universal Accessibility Award from the National Association of County and Park Officials (NACPRO) and an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards recognize unique…

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El Paso County Unveils Visually Impaired Persons Trail at Bear Creek Nature Center

June 23, 2023 – El Paso County Parks & Community Services Department unveiled the Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) Trail today during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Bear Creek Nature Center. The partnership with The Scott Lauther Foundation, a Bear Creek Nature Center Partner in the Park, provided funding for El Paso County to incorporate the VIP Trail…

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Fountain Creek Nature Center Temporarily Closed for Maintenance

June 20, 2023 – El Paso County Parks & Community Services Department has temporarily closed public access to Fountain Creek Nature Center for maintenance and repairs from recent flooding. For status updates and a reopening announcement, follow El Paso County Social Media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. Residents are encouraged to visit the award-winning Bear Creek Nature…

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Volunteers Needed for El Paso County Planning Commission

June 19, 2023 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Planning Commission. Applications are due by July 12, 2023. The Planning Commission currently has vacancies for one Regular member and two Associate members. The Planning Commission consists of nine Regular…