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Soil and Compost: Foundation of a Successful Garden

Colorado State University Extension offers Soil and Compost: Foundation of a Successful Garden. Learn how to effectively manage and amend soils in Colorado to successfully grow plants. Drainage, compaction, water infiltration and water retention are all soil properties that can be improved with proper management. Adding quality compost is a key to enhancing positive soil…

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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Avoid Long Waits at the DMV, Click for Services

Due to lingering issues with the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Governor’s Office of Information Technology rollout of a new computer system, Colorado DRIVES, El Paso County citizens are encouraged to use online services at mydmv.colorado.gov, to avoid extended waits in motor vehicle offices. There are 34 online services available to allow individuals…

CSU Extension Offers Canning Workshop

The Colorado State University Extension is offering another great workshop and this one could help you stock your pantry with your very own canned goods. The workshop is called Intro to Canning: Water Bath Canning. Learn how to safely can high acid foods in this hands-on workshop. The boiling water canning method can be used to…

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Fort Carson Motor Vehicle Branch Closed Tuesday

Due to the severe weather from the storm and extensive damage caused, the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Motor Vehicle Branch on Fort Carson will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, August 7. Severe weather including damaging hail moved through the region Monday, August 6. All other El Paso County Motor Vehicle Offices will be open and…