El Paso County Accepting Nominations for Veteran of the Year Award

El Paso County Veteran Services Office is currently seeking nominations for its Annual Veteran of the Year Award. El Paso County annually honors a veteran for their exemplary military service and continued willingness to serve fellow veterans and their community. Nominees must have been honorably discharged or retired from military service from one of the…

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County Community Services Department wins National Award

June 3, 2020 – El Paso County’s Community Services Department has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. El Paso County Community Services won its 2020 NACo Achievement Award in the Justice and Public Safety category…

El Paso County Adjusts In-Person Services Due to COVID-19

El Paso County government is still open for business, even as many in-person services will be modified to comply with orders and recommendations related to COVID-19. Those temporary changes will be outlined below. “We are open for business,” Commissioner Mark Waller stated. “We’re taking additional proactive, short-term steps to be available for essential public services…

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Nature Center Events and Programs for March 2020

El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for March 2020 which includes: birds, story time, vegetables, bees and a spring break camp. Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817 719-520-6745, www.ElPasoCountyNatureCenters.com Nature Adventures: Bird Beak Buffet Thursday, March 5, 9…

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State Behavioral Health Task Force Schedules Testimony Event Feb. 26

The state Behavioral Health Task Force (BHTF) wants to hear from individuals about their experiences accessing behavioral health services to help direct improvements, and is leading an event Feb. 26 in El Paso County to collect public testimony. State staff know the system is working for some, but it’s not working for everyone. In order…

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Nature Center Events and Programs for January 2020

El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for January 2020 which includes: a moon hike, birds of prey, a campfire, and several children’s programs. Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817 719-520-6745, www.ElPasoCountyNatureCenters.com Fountain Creek Nature Adventures: Super Sleepers…