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…

American Rescue Plan Act Grant Assistance

El Paso County announces grant assistance for Chambers of Commerce, Business League and Non-lobbying Organizations

September 27, 2021 – El Paso County is currently accepting applications for its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to help local businesses and nonprofits recover from the economic hardships experienced by COVID-19. El Paso County dedicated ARPA recovery dollars to this initiative to enhance long-term, sustainable recovery in the region. The funding will provide…

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Volunteers Needed For El Paso County Fair Advisory Board

September 24, 2021 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Fair Advisory Board. Applications for the open position are due by October 11, 2021. The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is currently seeking four Associate members. The El Paso County Fair…

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Coordinated Election Ballots Sent to Military and Overseas Voters

September 21, 2021 – The Office of the Clerk and Recorder has sent 6,171 ballots for the Coordinated Election to voters classified under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). These voters with special circumstances include military and their dependents living out of state, and voters who reside out of the country. Holding…

BOCC meeting canceled on Tuesday, September 21

September 20, 2021 – The regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meeting for Tuesday, September 21, 2021, has been canceled. Commissioners will be representing El Paso County at the D.C. Fly-in held in Washington. They will use this opportunity to build relationships with decision-makers and policy experts and attend several informational sessions focusing on economic…

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October Events at Bear Creek Nature Center

September 20, 2021 – El Paso County Releases October Events at Bear Creek Nature Center 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 Creek Week Cleanup Saturday, October 2, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.…

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Public invited to Community Town Hall in eastern El Paso County with Commissioner Carrie Geitner and state and local officials

September 16, 2021 – El Paso County Commissioner Carrie Geitner invites the public to attend a community Town Hall on Saturday, September 25, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, at Mountain View Electric Association, 11140 E Woodmen Road, Peyton, CO 80831. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together local and state government officials to…