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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…

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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…

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December Programs & Events at Fountain Creek Nature Center

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Jessica Miller, Nature Center Supervisor, 719-520-6745, jessicamiller@elpasoco.com ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817 719-520-6745; www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Nature Adventures: Winter Green Thursday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Friday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. –…

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December Programs & Events at Bear Creek Nature Center

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor 719-520-6388 maryjolewis@elpasoco.com Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Bear Creek by Candlelight Friday, December 2, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Join us for Bear Creek Nature Center’s annual…

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Bear Creek Nature Center September Programs and Events

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor 719-520-6388 maryjolewis@elpasoco.com Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Nature’s Classroom at Bear Creek Nature Center- Foothills Habitats Thursday, September 8, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. A…

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Fountain Creek Nature Center September Events

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Jessica Miller, Nature Center Supervisor, 719-520-6745, jessicamiller@elpasoco.com ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817 719-520-6745; www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Nature Adventures: Roam the Rabbitbrush Thursday, September 1, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 2, 9:00 a.m.…

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Bear Creek Nature Center July Programs and Events

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor 719-520-6388 maryjolewis@elpasoco.com Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Night Sky/Milky Way Photography Workshops at the Paint Mines Friday, July 1, 9:00 p.m. – Saturday, July…

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Bear Creek Nature Center May Programs and Events

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor 719-520-6388 maryjolewis@elpasoco.com Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Mindfulness Photography Workshop Saturday, May 7, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Practice slowing down and bringing awareness…

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May Events at El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Jessica Miller, Nature Center Supervisor, 719-520-6745, jessicamiller@elpasoco.com ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817 719-520-6745; www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Nature Adventures: Animal Mothers Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6, 10:00…

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April Programs and Events at Bear Creek Nature Center

All programs require pre-registration. To register, visit www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com or call 719-520-6387. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor 719-520-6388 maryjolewis@elpasoco.com Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com …