Former Sheriff’s Sergeant Ordered to Reimburse County for Frivolous Lawsuit Costs

The United States District Court in Denver ordered former El Paso County Sheriff’s Sergeant John Huntz to pay the County almost $9,000 in statutory costs incurred during a federal jury trial in August. Huntz, who worked for former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, had unsuccessfully sued El Paso County, claiming that the Sheriff’s Office…

VIDEO: County Commissioners Recognize Pearl Harbor Day 2018

The Board of County Commissioners recognized Dec. 7, 2018 as Pearl Harbor Day with a reading of a Proclamation at the Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 regular meeting. Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr., a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, read the Proclamation into the record, stating, “December 7, 1941, a…

El Paso County, Fort Carson Receive Community Partnership Award

El Paso County and Fort Carson were presented on Tuesday, Dec. 4 with a 2018 Army Community Partnership Award for the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex Trap and Skeet Range. On Tuesday, Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr.,  County Executive Director of Community Services Tim Wolken and Fort Carson Garrison Commander Col. Brian Wortinger were at the Pentagon…

Colorado Springs A Changing Landscape

Students Re-create Iconic Scenes of Colorado Springs Past

Colorado Springs, A Changing Landscape, is a photography exhibition and book release party that celebrates the City of Colorado Springs past and present. Eight talented Pikes Peak Community College student photographers (current and alumni) set their sights on documenting iconic locations in our city that were once photographed by early local photographer, Glenn Wesley Murray,…

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Stormwater Seeks Public Input

El Paso County is seeking public comment on its new Program Description Document required by Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. The MS4 Program Description Document is available for public review and comment until November 18, and is on the County website at: https://publicworks.elpasoco.com/wp-content/uploads/Stormwater/EPC-MS4-Program-Desription-Document-Public-Notice-Draft.pdf The Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System…

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Ballots Have Been Mailed

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has mailed approximately 379,900 ballots to active, registered county voters for the 2018 General Election.  The two-sheet ballot—which contains the race for Governor/Lieutenant Governor,  U.S. Representative, State Legislators, State Offices, County Offices, Judges and various other races and ballot questions—should begin arriving in voters’ mailboxes later this…