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Jim Reid Named Director of Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management

Jim Reid, the Director of the El Paso County Office of Emergency Management, has been named the Director of the newly established Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management. Last month, the City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County announced an Intergovernmental Agreement to operate one joint Office of Emergency Management, called the Pikes…

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…

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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…

Old Pueblo Road washout July 24

Severe Storm Clean Up and Road Repairs

El Paso County Public Works crews are completing damage assessment and beginning repairs in the aftermath of the severe thunderstorm that swept through the area Monday afternoon and continued, particularly in the southern part of the County, into the early morning hours Tuesday. Old Pueblo Road washout Storm damage led to injuries to three people…