El Paso County Offices Closed For Memorial Day News Release

El Paso County Offices Closed Monday for Memorial Day

May 25, 2022 – El Paso County administrative and elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. The closure includes the following: El Paso County Public Trustee El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Office – All locations El Paso County Public Health Pikes Peak Workforce Center…

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El Paso County Receives Multiple NACo Achievement Awards

May 16, 2022 – El Paso County has been recognized with three Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. “El Paso County, Colorado, is a fantastic place to live and raise a family,” said El Paso County Board Chair Stan…

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El Paso County Announces Vernon Stewart as Communications Department Executive Director

May 10, 2022 – El Paso County announces Vernon Stewart has been appointed Executive Director of Communications. Earlier this year, El Paso County Administration made the strategic decision to separate the Public Information Office into two new departments: the Government Affairs Department led by Executive Director Ryan Parsell and the Communications Department led by…

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Fountain Creek Nature Center June Events

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: Bugs for Lunch Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Children…

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Bear Creek Nature Center June Programs and Events

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor 719-520-6388 maryjolewis@elpasoco.com Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Active Adults: Wildflower Photography Workshop Saturday, June 11, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Join photographer and outdoorsman Bob Falcone…

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El Paso & Weld County Commissioners Join Forces to Oppose Collective Bargaining Mandate

El Paso & Weld, CO, April 20, 2022 – The El Paso and Weld County Boards of County Commissioners are joining forces to oppose the collective bargaining mandate introduced today in the Colorado General Assembly. Conservative estimates show the proposal would cost El Paso and Weld counties approximately $25 million and $30 million, respectively—an amount…

Steve Klaffky Appointed Interim County Attorney

El Paso County Commissioners Appoint Steve Klaffky Interim County Attorney

April 18, 2022 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Steve Klaffky as Interim County Attorney during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Mr. Klaffky will fulfill the duties of outgoing County Attorney Diana May, who was recently appointed district court judge for the Fourth Judicial District.…