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The Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption is Expanded to Surviving Spouses of Gold Star Veterans

El Paso County, Colorado, December 05, 2022 – Starting in 2023, Amendment E will allow qualifying surviving spouses of Gold Star Veterans to apply for the Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption. The Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption was passed in Colorado in November 2006. At the time, this exemption helped senior citizens and disabled veterans, who…

Board of County Commissioners Meeting Temporary Location Change

El Paso County, Colorado, December 2, 2022 – The Centennial Hall Auditorium will be closed from December 7 – December 28, 2022. The El Paso County Facilities Management will be upgrading the LED fixtures by contracting E-Light to complete the work. This upgrade will decrease utility usage and provide higher quality light with the ability…

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Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management Monitoring High Wind and Red Flag Warnings for Thursday and Friday

December 1, 2022 – The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (PPROEM) is closely monitoring the potential for damaging winds in the Pikes Peak region Thursday evening, Dec. 1 through Friday morning, Dec. 2. Local officials stand ready to respond to impacts resulting from extremely high winds anticipated in Colorado Springs and El Paso…

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El Paso County Parks Winter 2022/2023 Programs and Events

CONTACT: Ryan Dorough, Recreation Program Planner, 719-520-6977, ryandorough@elpasoco.com Bear Creek by Candlelight Bear Creek Regional Park Friday, December 2 Join us for Bear Creek Nature Center’s annual holiday celebration! Walk on luminary-lit nature trails, enjoy live music, chili dinner from Texas Roadhouse, Santa Claus, and festive crafts. $8/person, $7 per member. For more information…

Thanksgiving Closure November 24 and 25

EL Paso County Offices Will Close in Observance of Thanksgiving Holiday

El Paso County administrative and elected offices and affiliated agencies will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24. Some offices will also be closed on Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The closure for Thanksgiving Day only includes the following (these offices will be open on Friday, November 25): Offices of…

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El Paso County Elections Department Participates in Statewide Risk Limiting Audit

November 18, 2022 – The El Paso County Elections Department will participate in the statewide Risk Limiting Audit (RLA) for the 2022 General Election on Saturday, November 19, 2022. This robust sophisticated post-election audit allows officials to compare a sample of paper ballots against digital tallies to verify results were tabulated correctly. Due to the…

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El Paso County Fair & Events Center Announces Naming Rights Partner

November 14, 2022 – El Paso County Parks and Farmers State Bank partnered on a naming rights initiative at the El Paso County Fair & Events Center. The large pavilion facility, located within the El Paso County Fair & Events Center acreage, will now be known as the Farmers State Bank Pavilion. “Community partnerships are an integral…