Video: Update on Community Effort to Reduce Teen Suicides

The County Commissioners received some encouraging news indicating that a community wide collaborative effort to reduce teen suicides is starting to make a difference. Commissioners have recognized September as National Suicide Prevention Month.   Commissioner Peggy Littleton, who also serves as member of the Board of Health, requested the update. Over the past five years…

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has just issued Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke until 4:00 p.m.

Wildfire Smoke Leads to Air Quality Health Advisory

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has just issued Air Quality Health Advisory for Southeastern Colorado until 4:00 p.m. because of the Wildfire Smoke. Affected Area:  southeastern Colorado, including  Elbert, El Paso, Lincoln, Kit Carson, Cheyenne, Pueblo, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, Bent, Prowers, Las Animas, Baca, and eastern parts of Fremont and Huerfano Counties.  Locations and…

Baseball size hail did significant damage to parts of El Paso County

Regional Building Warns of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department is asking area residents to protect themselves and their families from the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning as they work to recover and rebuild from recent hail storms. Buildings throughout the Pikes Peak region have been pummeled by severe weather in recent weeks. Inspectors with Regional Building are noticing…

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NACo Recognizes Three County Programs for Innovation

The El Paso County Department of Human Services, El Paso County Planning and Community Development and El Paso County Public Health were recently recognized with Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. DHS started a program last year that co-located…

El Paso County was honored with three awards at the National Association of Counties conference in July 2018.

NACo Recognizes Programs for Innovation, Efficiencies

The El Paso County Department of Human Services, El Paso County Planning and Community Development and El Paso County Public Health were recently recognized with Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. DHS started a program last year that co-located…