El Paso County Awarded Four 2021 NACo Achievement Awards

July 14, 2021 – El Paso County Commissioners and staff were in Washington D.C. for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Conference this week. Part of the conference festivities included an awards ceremony on July 11 for the 2021 NACo Achievement Awards, where El Paso County took home awards in four different categories. The following…

Commissioners Recognize DHS Executive Director

El Paso County commissioners, County staff, Department of Human Services staff, community members and others celebrated the retirement of DHS Executive Director Julie Krow at the regular meeting June 29, 2021. El Paso County Department of Human Services Executive Director Julie Krow was recognized by the Board of El Paso County Commissioners at the regular…

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Community Support Key to Protecting Seniors

Seniors need protection throughout the year, and June offers a special opportunity to share the message of abuse and neglect prevention. El Paso County Department of Human Services, Silver Key and others in the Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition (PPEAC) work together to help protect a vulnerable segment of the population. June 15th has been…

El Paso County Offices Closed Monday for Memorial Day

May 27, 2021 – El Paso County administrative and elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. The closure includes the following: El Paso County Public Trustee Pikes Peak Workforce Center CSU Extension Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Office of the 4th…

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Foster Families Play Critical Role in Helping Children

May is National Foster Care Month. The immeasurable and ongoing gifts of time and caring given by foster families in El Paso County are greatly appreciated and deserve public thanks. The month is an opportunity to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help…

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DHS Ranks No. 2 in the State for Performance

The Colorado Department of Human Services recognized hard work and accomplishments in El Paso County on Wednesday. The El Paso County Department of Human Services received a 2020 C-Stat Distinguished Performance award. “I could not be prouder of the entire El Paso County DHS team for keeping children and adults safe and making sure families…

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Award Recognizes DHS Executive Director

We are thrilled to announce Julie Krow, the El Paso County Department of Human Services Executive Director, is the 2020 winner of the Colorado Human Services Directors Association Director of the Year award. Ms. Krow was nominated by El Paso County Commissioner Cami Bremer, a fellow director, and local DHS staff members, and the award…

El Paso County Offices and Affiliated Agencies Closed Monday, March 15 Due to Inclement Weather and Hazardous Driving Conditions

March 15, 20201 – El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and affiliated agencies closed on Monday, March 15, due to inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions in El Paso County. Because El Paso County Combined Courts are scheduled to work remotely, they will adhere to their previously announced 10:00 am schedule. Employees working…

El Paso County Offices and Affiliated Agencies Two-Hour Delay on Monday, March 15 Due to Inclement Weather

March 14, 2021 – El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and affiliated agencies will have a two-hour delayed schedule on Monday, March 15, due to inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions in El Paso County. El Paso County offices will open at 10:00 am. The delayed opening applies to non-mission essential personnel. The…