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Governor Appoints Gonzalez to Board of Veterans’ Affairs

El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr. was appointed by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to serve on the Colorado Board of Veterans’ Affairs. The announcement came Thursday, Sept. 6 as the Governor announced appointments to six Boards and Commissions. After learning of his appointment, Commissioner Gonzalez said, “As El Paso County is host to five…

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Be Prepared for Emergencies

VIDEO: The Board of El Paso County Commissioners recognized the ongoing need for all residents to be prepared in case of wildfire, flood, blizzard or other emergency. At its regular meeting on Thursday, the Board proclaimed September 2018 as National Emergency Preparedness Month. Commissioner Peggy Littleton read the Proclamation into the record on Thursday, stating,…

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Colorado Beekeeper Associate Program

Colorado State University Extension presents Colorado Beekeeper Associate Program. This is a non-credit series of classes that will be taught by CSU Extension campus and county based faculty and beekeeping experts. Class information is focused toward the small scale, non-commercial or home beekeeper. Topics include the following: · Understanding bees, bee management, nucs and packages.…

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Events and Programs for September 2018

El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for September 2018 which includes: spiders, a bird count, volunteer training, grasshoppers and star gazing. Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817 719-520-6745, www.ElPasoCountyNatureCenters.com Nature Adventures: Itsy Bitsy Spider Thursday, September 6,…