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County Offices Will Be Closed Friday in Observance of Independence Day

July 2, 2020 – In observance of Independence Day, all El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and county affiliated agencies, including El Paso County Public Health, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, CSU extension, the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the El Paso County Public Trustee will be closed Friday, July 3.…

County Offices Will Be Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day

All El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and county affiliated agencies, including El Paso County Public Health, the Department of Human Services, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, CSU extension, the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the El Paso County Public Trustee will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial…

County Commissioners Approve Resolution Supporting the Homestead Tax Exemption and More Funding Allocated for COVID-19 Response

At today’s meeting, County Commissioners voted unanimously to support a resolution sending a strong message to the state legislature to continue funding a property tax exemption for seniors and disabled veterans. Due to state budget shortfalls, the longstanding Senior and Disabled Homestead Tax Exemption is in trouble of being suspended. There are 27,000 seniors in…

County Offices and Affiliated Agencies Two-Hour Delay on Friday, February 7

All El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies, including El Paso County Combined Courts will have a two-hour delay on Friday, February 7, 2020, due to inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions in El Paso County. The delayed opening includes El Paso County Public Health, the Department of Human Services, the Pikes…

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Elected Officials to Be Sworn In on Tuesday, January 8

The Public and members of the media are invited to attend the 2019 Oath of Office Ceremony at Centennial Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 8. All newly elected and re-elected El Paso County officials and judges will be sworn in by Fourth Judicial District Court Chief Judge William Bain. The ceremony will take place before Tuesday’s…

Former Sheriff’s Sergeant Ordered to Reimburse County for Frivolous Lawsuit Costs

The United States District Court in Denver ordered former El Paso County Sheriff’s Sergeant John Huntz to pay the County almost $9,000 in statutory costs incurred during a federal jury trial in August. Huntz, who worked for former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, had unsuccessfully sued El Paso County, claiming that the Sheriff’s Office…

Video: Update on Community Effort to Reduce Teen Suicides

The County Commissioners received some encouraging news indicating that a community wide collaborative effort to reduce teen suicides is starting to make a difference. Commissioners have recognized September as National Suicide Prevention Month. Commissioner Peggy Littleton, who also serves as member of the Board of Health, requested the update. Over the past five years…