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January Fountain Creek Nature Center Programming Released

December 9, 2020 – The Fountain Creek Nature Center have announced their calendar of events for January. The classes and programs are listed below by location. ONLINE REGISTRATION 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…

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Public Requested to Review Jones Park Master Plan Draft and Survey

December 9, 2020 – El Paso County Parks is seeking public review and survey participation regarding the draft Jones Park Master Plan. Popular for multiple outdoor recreation pursuits and beautiful scenery, Jones Park is also home of the federally threatened Greenback Cutthroat Trout. Jones Park covers over 1,100 acres of land featuring beautiful stands of…

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Summit Economics Report: El Paso County’s RBRF Saves Jobs And $1.1 Billion in Economic Output

December 1, 2020 – The El Paso County Regional Business Relief Fund (RBRF) saved up to 11,789 jobs and protected $1.1 billion in local economic output, according to a report just released by Summit Economics. The El Paso Board of County Commissioners and the county’s Economic Development department created the RBRF to assist local small…

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El Paso County Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 20, 2020 – El Paso County administrative and elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26 and some offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The closure for Thanksgiving Day only, includes the following: • El…

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November is National Adoption Month

El Paso County Commissioners approved a Proclamation honored adoptive families, staff and organizations supporting adoption and foster homes at their regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17, with a Proclamation. Also Tuesday, the annual Adoption Excellence Awards were announced at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) virtual ceremony for National Adoption Month. The awards,…

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Virtual Tour Kicks-off Annual Small Business Saturday

November 19, 2020 – The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is partnering with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Colorado Springs Business Journal (CSBJ), to host a virtual tour on Saturday, November 21, to kick-off Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall event. What: Virtual Media Tour – Small Business Saturday When: Saturday, November 21 Time:…

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Roadway Widening Closure Beginning November 19 -Powers Boulevard and Grinnell Boulevard

November 13, 2020 – As part of the Amazon building construction project, W.E. O’Neil will be constructing intersection improvements at the intersection of Powers Boulevard and Grinnell Boulevard. The contractor will begin construction operations requiring road closures planned from November 19th through the end of January 2021, weather and resources permitting. The road closures…

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Underground Utility Operations Road Closures November 16-27

November 13, 2020 – El Paso County Department of Public Works has contracted with HR Green and Clark Land Surveying to locate underground utilities in the intersection of Fountain Mesa Road and Caballero Avenue. The contractor will begin the locating operation with planned street closures from November 16th through November 27th for coring, locating and…

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HUD Allocates Over $600,000 to Community Grant Program for Coronavirus Response

November 12, 2020 – El Paso County Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is announcing an additional application cycle for the release of CDBG-CV funds. The application process opens Tuesday, December 1, 2020. The funds are intended to prevent, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $600,000 is being made available to local nonprofit…