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El Paso County Recreation Services Announces Events for July – August

El Paso County Recreation Services Announces Events for July and August. All programs require pre-registration. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call for current status. CONTACT: Theresa Odello, Recreation Coordinator, 719-520-6977, theresaodello@elpasoco.com ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Concerts in the Park ARE BACK! Rock, country, bluegrass, jazz and more – we have it…

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El Paso County Allocates American Rescue Plan Act Funds for Second Round of Small Business and Nonprofit Grants

June 29, 2021 – El Paso County continues its commitment to the long-term recovery of local small businesses and nonprofits with the allocation of American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funds for the second round of Regional Business Relief Fund grants. The Regional Business Relief Fund will provide tangible assistance to local businesses and nonprofits as…

El Paso County Assessor Schleiker Announces Senior and Veteran Property Tax Exemption Funded for Tax Year 2021

June 22, 2021 – El Paso County Assessor Steve Schleiker has good news for local seniors and qualifying military veterans: the senior citizen and disabled veteran property tax exemption was funded for the tax year 2021, payable in 2022. The Colorado Constitution allows property tax exemptions for the primary residence of qualifying senior citizens and…

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July Fountain Creek Nature Center Programming Released

June 14, 2021 – Fountain Creek Nature Center announces their calendar of events for July. 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 or check website…

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2021 El Paso County Fair Queen to Promote Upcoming County Fair

June 11, 2021 – The El Paso County Fair Queen committee announces the 2021 El Paso County Fair Queen, Madyson Ann Burhing from Calhan, Colorado. Earlier this spring, Madyson was evaluated in four competition categories: horsemanship, public speaking, personal interview, and the quality of her application. She excelled in all categories and has begun her…

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El Paso County Housing Authority Recognized for Excellence

June 9, 2021 – El Paso County Housing Authority (EPCHA) has been awarded the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALFHA) Single-Family Excellence Award for their outstanding efforts related to the development of the Turnkey Plus Program. EPCHA was recognized on May 13, 2021 during the NALHFA Virtual Annual Conference award ceremony. Today, the…