Tree Maintenance

El Paso County is performing tree maintenance in the cul-de-sacs of the Arrowwood Subdivision starting in January 2022

December 30, 2021 – Starting in January 2022, El Paso County will begin vegetation maintenance at the Arrowwood subdivision cul-de-sacs. El Paso County will complete vegetation maintenance at the following cul-de-sacs to enhance emergency vehicle access and snow removal operations: Arapahoe Drive Cheyenne Way Powderhorn Drive Calumet Road Tree removal will be limited to the…

New State Bill Allows Business Owners to Claim Greater Exemption on Their Business Personal Property

December 27, 2021 – HB 21-1312 concerning insurance premium property sales severance tax was signed into law on June 23, 2021. Under the new law, starting Jan 1, 2022, business personal property exemption will change from $7,900 to $50,000. Effective January 1, 2022, any business owner whose Business Personal Property is $50,000 or less as…

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Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management Monitoring High Winds and “Extremely Critical” Fire Danger Forecasted for Wednesday

December 14, 2021 – The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring high-impact weather conditions expected to hit our region Wednesday, December 15. Local officials stand ready to respond to impacts resulting from extremely high winds anticipated for Colorado Springs and all of El Paso County. The National Weather Service has issued…

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Underground Utility Installation Planned for Deer Creek Road, Woodmoor Drive, Willow Park Way and Lake Woodmoor Drive

December 13, 2021 – – El Paso County Department of Public Works has issued a work in the right of way permit to Woodmoor Water & Sanitation District for installation of underground utilities along Deer Creek Road, Woodmoor Drive, Willow Park Way and Lake Woodmoor Drive. The contractor will begin the utility installation operations with…

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Media Tour Kicks-Off Annual Small Business Saturday – Shop local and shop small not just on Small Business Saturday

November 16, 2021 – This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 27, 2021. The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) have teamed up to bring two days of media tours showcasing small businesses in our region to raise awareness about local businesses and the impact COVID has…

El Paso County Elections Department Participates in Statewide Risk Limiting Audit

November 12, 2021] The El Paso County Elections Department will participate in the statewide Risk Limiting Audit (RLA) Monday, November 15. This extensive post-election audit allows officials to compare a sample of paper ballots against digital tallies to verify results were tabulated correctly. Due to the high level of statistical probability, this audit confirms election…

El Paso County invites public to learn about the Furrow Road Extension Project – In-Person and Virtual Opportunities Available

November 4, 2021 – El Paso County invites the public to learn about the Furrow Road Extension Consulting Engineering Evaluation Project on Hwy 105 to Higby Road. During the meeting, preliminary traffic data will be presented, eligible and ineligible modifications discussed, and input from the public sought on additional modifications, safety concerns, and desirable outcomes.…

Road Work Alert

Fountain Mesa Road and Caballero/Fortman Avenue Intersection Improvements Project begins November 1

November 2, 2021 – Starting Monday, Nov. 1, construction work begins on the Fountain Mesa Road and Caballero/Fortman Avenue Intersection Improvements Project. The public can expect to see the following: Lane closures on Fountain Mesa Road from Caballero Avenue to Fontaine Boulevard NOTE: Traffic shifts to one lane of traffic in each direction The Fountain Mesa…

Clerk and Recorder’s Office Completes Public Test to Ensure Accuracy of Voting Equipment Ahead of 2021 Coordinated Election

October 7, 2021- The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office conducted a public Logic and Accuracy (L&A) test on all ballot counting equipment that will be used for the 2021 Coordinated Election. This test is inclusive of the Central Count Optical Scanners, and Voter Service and Polling Center ADA accessible ballot-marking devices. Each component was tested…