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July 23 Storm: 7:20 p.m. Update

Damage and debris removal begins in areas hit hardest by storms. El Paso County Office of Emergency Management situation update 7:20 p.m. Highway 24 still closed both directions between Cascade and Cliff Dwellings exit due to water and debris on the roadway Heavy damage reported to gravel roads throughout the Ute Pass Area – El…

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July 23 Storm: 5:20 p.m. Update

Storm hits Ute Pass area hardest; El Paso County Office of Emergency Management activated for area flooding. Situation update 5:20 p.m.: Emergency Operations Center Activated at 4:10 p.m. Manitou low lying areas evacuated and flooding reported along Canon Avenue Highway 24 Westbound Closed in Ute Pass due to flooding Evacuation Center established at First Congregational…

El Paso County was honored with three awards at the National Association of Counties conference in July 2018.

NACo Recognizes Programs for Innovation, Efficiencies

The El Paso County Department of Human Services, El Paso County Planning and Community Development and El Paso County Public Health were recently recognized with Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. DHS started a program last year that co-located…

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Register for July Business Courses

Looking for a way to boost your own knowledge while helping your business? The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering the following workshops in July:   Thursday, July 05, 2018 Boot Camp: Steps to Owning Your Business Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Mountain Location: Pikes Peak SBDC, 559 East Pikes Peak…

Seniors, caregivers and professionals listen as El Paso County Deputy Department of Human Services case worker Amanda Bandfield presents Friday, June 15, for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at Silver Key Senior Services.

Seniors Learn How to Protect Themselves, Others

Seniors, caregivers and professionals listen as El Paso County Department of Human Services Deputy Executive Director Chris Garvin speaks Friday, June 15, for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at Silver Key Senior Services. Nearly 70 seniors, caregivers and professionals attended workshops Friday, June 15, for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. El Paso County Department of…

CCCAP Waitlist to be Lifted

There will no longer be a waitlist process in El Paso County for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program, known as CCCAP. House Bill 18-1335 redesigned the funding structure allocating an additional $21 million statewide for the program. El Paso County’s share of that funding is about $3.1 million. CCCAP provides subsidies to eligible low-income…

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Register for June Business Courses

Looking for a way to boost your own knowledge while helping your business? The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering the following workshops in June:   Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Millennials, Gen Xers, and Boomers: Synergistic Strategies for Your Business Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Location: Tri Lakes Chamber of Commerce,…

Marian Percy, center, received a Proclamation on May 31, 2018, from the Board of El Paso County Commissioners honoring his 21 years of employment in the Department of Human Services.

Percy Retires After 21 Years with DHS

Marian Percy was honored by the Board of El Paso County Commissioners at its regular meeting Thursday, May 31, with an official Proclamation, expressing thanks for her 21 years in the Department of Human Services. “During her career, Mrs. Percy has made significant contributions focused on strengthening families and making homes safe for children, and has…