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El Paso County Coroner’s Office Releases 2019 Annual Report

June 23, 2020 – On Tuesday, Dr. Leon Kelly, El Paso County Coroner, presented the Coroner’s Office 2019 Annual Report to the El Paso County Board of Commissioners. With four board-certified forensic pathologists, nine death investigators, four toxicologists, one histologist, five morgue technicians and two administrative staff, the Coroner’s Office serves El Paso County by…

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County Community Services Department wins National Award

June 3, 2020 – El Paso County’s Community Services Department has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. El Paso County Community Services won its 2020 NACo Achievement Award in the Justice and Public Safety category…

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County Planning and Community Development Department wins National Award

June 3, 2020 – El Paso County’s Planning and Community Development Department has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. El Paso County Planning and Community Development won its 2020 NACo Achievement Award in the Planning…

County Commissioners Approve Resolution Supporting the Homestead Tax Exemption and More Funding Allocated for COVID-19 Response

At today’s meeting, County Commissioners voted unanimously to support a resolution sending a strong message to the state legislature to continue funding a property tax exemption for seniors and disabled veterans. Due to state budget shortfalls, the longstanding Senior and Disabled Homestead Tax Exemption is in trouble of being suspended. There are 27,000 seniors in…

El Paso County Board of Commissioners votes to approve restaurant variance request. Variance awaits final approval by state.

May 14, 2020 – El Paso County Public Health presented a variance request for restaurants to the El Paso County Board of Commissioners today. Commissioners voted to approve the request, which proposes reopening restaurants in El Paso County with common sense safety precautions for patrons, staff, and business owners. Upon final approval by hospitals, the…

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Commissioners Pass Variance Request for Area High School Graduations. Request Goes to Governor Polis for Approval.

El Paso County, CO, May 5, 2020 – At today’s El Paso Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioners passed a resolution requesting a variance to allow local school districts to hold alternative high school graduation ceremonies. The waiver was requested under the provisions outlined in Public Health Order 20-28. The resolution passed 4-0 with one…