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El Paso County Nature Centers Named Tourism Superhero Team

October 19, 2021 – Visit Colorado Springs awarded El Paso County Nature Centers the Superhero Team Award during their annual Tourism Awards Celebration held October 14, 2021 at The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs. The Visit Colorado Springs Superhero Team Award recognizes an organization or business that went above and beyond in…

El Paso County invites public to learn about Fountain Mesa Road and Caballero/Fortman Avenue Intersection Project

October 19, 2021 – El Paso County invites the public to learn about planned improvements, prior to the early November construction start, designed to improve traffic management and safety at the intersection of Fountain Mesa Road and Caballero/Fortman Avenue. The recommended new intersection roundabout also includes pedestrian crossing areas, drainage, lighting and restriping of Fountain…

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Volunteer Needed for El Paso County Road Impact Fee Advisory Committee

October 14, 2021 – The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Road Impact Fee Advisory Committee. Applications for the open position are due by October 29, 2021. The Committee was created by the El Paso County Planning and Community Development Department and the Department…

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November Fountain Creek Nature Center Programming Released

October 13, 2021 – All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Jessica Miller, Nature Center Supervisor, 719-520-6745, jessicamiller@elpasoco.com ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817 719-520-6745; www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Nature Adventures: Batty Bats Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November…

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Bear Creek Nature Center October and November Events

October 12, 2021 – All programs require pre-registration. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call nature center or check website for current status. Link to Program images https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1E5tjnVcqJwtp3H1BbnaoPBvSXik_-DFg?usp=sharing Boo! At Bear Creek! Friday, October 22, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Traverse the trails at Bear Creek Nature Center, meeting creepy creatures…

Clerk and Recorder’s Office Completes Public Test to Ensure Accuracy of Voting Equipment Ahead of 2021 Coordinated Election

October 7, 2021- The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office conducted a public Logic and Accuracy (L&A) test on all ballot counting equipment that will be used for the 2021 Coordinated Election. This test is inclusive of the Central Count Optical Scanners, and Voter Service and Polling Center ADA accessible ballot-marking devices. Each component was tested…

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El Paso County Presents 2022 Preliminary Balanced Budget

October 6, 2021 – The El Paso County Financial Services Department presented the 2022 Preliminary Balanced Budget at the October 4, 2021 Board of County Commissioners meeting. El Paso County provides vital public services such as public health, public safety, and critical infrastructure. The preliminary budget aims to balance the competing needs of offering crucial…

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Fall Harvest Festival at Gold Hill Mesa to Benefit Bear Creek Nature Center

September 30, 2021 – Join us for a celebration of fall! Gold Hill Mesa’s tree lined streets and beautiful community center grounds will greet you with warm fall colors, while a live performance by High-country Traditional Bluegrass band Red Mountain Boys will provide a soundtrack to the changing seasons. The concert and festival will be held…