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Winter Waterfall Viewing at Rainbow Falls by Appointment Only

January 14, 2021 – El Paso County Parks will open Rainbow Falls Historic Site for a special Winter Waterfall Viewing on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The special viewing event is by appointment only. Registrations will fill up quickly. Guests must confirm registration by making reservations online at: www.elpasoco.com. Each appointment is for one vehicle for…

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El Paso County Parks Celebrate 50 Years

January 13, 2021– May 4, 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of El Paso County Parks when County residents approved the establishment of the park system. El Paso County Parks began as an answer to a community need to provide increased access to outdoor recreation opportunities and open spaces for citizens of all ages and backgrounds…

Photo from January 12 Oath of Office Ceremony, guests standing listening to the National Anthem. Photo taken from top or back of the Auditorium at Centennial Hall.

El Paso County Elected Officials Take Oath of Office

January 12, 2021 – The Fourth Judicial District Attorney and three El Paso County Commissioners confirmed their Oath of Office during a ceremony on Tuesday, January 12, at Centennial Hall. El Paso County Chief Public Information Officer, Ryan Parsell, welcomed the limited in-person audience and emceed the Ceremony. Following the welcome remarks was the formal…

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El Paso County Elected Officials to be Sworn in on Tuesday, January 12

January 8, 2021 – The community and members of the media are invited to attend the 2021 Oath of Office Ceremony at Centennial Hall on Tuesday, January 12. Newly elected and re-elected El Paso County officials, including County Commissioners and the Fourth Judicial District Attorney, will be sworn in by the Honorable William B. Bain,…

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February Fountain Creek Nature Center Programming Released

January 6, 2021 – Fountain Creek Nature Center announces their calendar of events for February. The classes and programs are listed below by date. ONLINE REGISTRATION is available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/. All programs require pre-registration. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, space is extremely limited and programs are subject to change. Please call the nature center (719-520-6745) or check website…

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Volunteers Needed for El Paso County Park Fee Advisory Committee

January 4, 2021 – The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Park Fee Advisory Committee. Applications for the open position are due by February 5, 2021. The Park Fee Advisory Committee meets to establish fair and equitable annual park development fees in lieu…

Regional Coalition Will Submit Application to Re-Open Businesses

December 30, 2020—Regional leaders, including El Paso County, the City of Colorado Springs, the City of Fountain, the City of Manitou Springs, Town of Monument, the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, local hospitals, and law enforcement will jointly apply to the State to re-open local businesses. The State’s program is the only option for businesses…