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…

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Volunteers Needed for El Paso County Highway Advisory Commission

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Highway Advisory Commission. Applications for the open position are due by October 1, 2018. The Highway Advisory Commission reviews and comments on issues relating to the management and operation of the Transportation Division and makes recommendations…

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Paperless Agenda and Meeting Management System Unveiled

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder unveiled an innovative and modern paperless agenda management system, Agenda.NET™, at the County Commissioners regular meeting this morning. The upgrade includes more user-friendly tools to better serve the public and staff. “Agenda.NET™ provides an innovative, transparent and modern agenda management system,” said Clerk to the Board Supervisor, Kristy…

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Governor Appoints Gonzalez to Board of Veterans’ Affairs

El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr. was appointed by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to serve on the Colorado Board of Veterans’ Affairs. The announcement came Thursday, Sept. 6 as the Governor announced appointments to six Boards and Commissions. After learning of his appointment, Commissioner Gonzalez said, “As El Paso County is host to five…

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Be Prepared for Emergencies

VIDEO: The Board of El Paso County Commissioners recognized the ongoing need for all residents to be prepared in case of wildfire, flood, blizzard or other emergency. At its regular meeting on Thursday, the Board proclaimed September 2018 as National Emergency Preparedness Month. Commissioner Peggy Littleton read the Proclamation into the record on Thursday, stating,…

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National Preparedness Month

The El Paso County Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management recognizes September as National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the National Ready Campaign, Preparedness Month focuses on developing and practicing an emergency preparedness plan with family, neighbors and community. The Board of El Paso County Commissioners will proclaim September…