VIDEO: County Commissioners Recognize Pearl Harbor Day 2018

The Board of County Commissioners recognized Dec. 7, 2018 as Pearl Harbor Day with a reading of a Proclamation at the Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 regular meeting. Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr., a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, read the Proclamation into the record, stating, “December 7, 1941, a…

El Paso County, Fort Carson Receive Community Partnership Award

El Paso County and Fort Carson were presented on Tuesday, Dec. 4 with a 2018 Army Community Partnership Award for the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex Trap and Skeet Range. On Tuesday, Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Jr.,  County Executive Director of Community Services Tim Wolken and Fort Carson Garrison Commander Col. Brian Wortinger were at the Pentagon…

Honoring the Brave Day group photo

Honoring the Brave Day

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners recognized Friday, Nov. 16, as Honoring the Brave Day in connection with the Peak Military Care Network’s second annual Honoring the Brave Breakfast. Honoring the Brave Breakfast highlights the collective impact of its organization and its partnering agencies that provide more than 100,000 service to service members, veterans…

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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…

McDaniel Named Colorado’s Most Outstanding Veterans Service Officer

Carl McDaniel, El Paso County Veterans Service Officer, received the 2017 Louis Nardini Award from the Colorado Veterans Service Officers Association. The Colorado County Veterans Service Officers Association (CVSOA) annually presents the Louis Nardini Award to an Outstanding County Veterans Service Officer or a VSO staff member for recognition of outstanding performance and achievements. The…