WEATHER DELAY: El Paso County Offices on Weather Delay for Tuesday, February 19

All El Paso County government offices will have a delayed opening for Tuesday, February 19, 2019 because of  inclement winter weather.  County offices will open at 10 a.m.  The delayed opening applies to non-mission essential personnel. The delayed opening includes all El Paso County administrative and elected offices and affiliated agencies, including El Paso County…

Darryl Glenn Delivers Annual State of the Region Address

At the annual State of the Region address hosted by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce today, Board of El Paso County Commissioners President Darryl Glenn highlighted the county’s economic development, transparency, and efficiencies gained over the last year.  Commissioner Glenn also spoke to the county’s resilience and ingenuity that guided the county through the…

Former Sheriff’s Sergeant Ordered to Reimburse County for Frivolous Lawsuit Costs

The United States District Court in Denver ordered former El Paso County Sheriff’s Sergeant John Huntz to pay the County almost $9,000 in statutory costs incurred during a federal jury trial in August. Huntz, who worked for former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, had unsuccessfully sued El Paso County, claiming that the Sheriff’s Office…

VIDEO: County Commissioners Recognize Pearl Harbor Day 2018

The Board of County Commissioners recognized Dec. 7, 2018 as Pearl Harbor Day with a reading of a Proclamation at the Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 regular meeting. Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr., a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, read the Proclamation into the record, stating, “December 7, 1941, a…

El Paso County, Fort Carson Receive Community Partnership Award

El Paso County and Fort Carson were presented on Tuesday, Dec. 4 with a 2018 Army Community Partnership Award for the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex Trap and Skeet Range. On Tuesday, Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr.,  County Executive Director of Community Services Tim Wolken and Fort Carson Garrison Commander Col. Brian Wortinger were at the Pentagon…

Video: Update on Community Effort to Reduce Teen Suicides

The County Commissioners received some encouraging news indicating that a community wide collaborative effort to reduce teen suicides is starting to make a difference. Commissioners have recognized September as National Suicide Prevention Month.   Commissioner Peggy Littleton, who also serves as member of the Board of Health, requested the update. Over the past five years…