Emergency rental assistance available to El Paso County residents impacted by COVID-19

El Paso County, CO, July 19, 2021 – El Paso County residents can apply for rental assistance through the state-run Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). El Paso County partnered with the Colorado Division of Housing (DOH) to administer the program. The program provides assistance with rent and rental arrears to eligible tenants and landlords who…

El Paso County seeks volunteers for Planning Commission – Applications due July 30

El Paso County, CO, July 19, 2021 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Planning Commission. Applications are due by July 30, 2021. The Planning Commission is currently seeking one Associate member. The Planning Commission reviews planning petitions and makes recommendations to…

El Paso County Assessor Schleiker Announces Senior and Veteran Property Tax Exemption Funded for Tax Year 2021

June 22, 2021 – El Paso County Assessor Steve Schleiker has good news for local seniors and qualifying military veterans: the senior citizen and disabled veteran property tax exemption was funded for the tax year 2021, payable in 2022. The Colorado Constitution allows property tax exemptions for the primary residence of qualifying senior citizens and…

El Paso County Offices Closed Monday for Memorial Day

May 27, 2021 – El Paso County administrative and elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. The closure includes the following: El Paso County Public Trustee Pikes Peak Workforce Center CSU Extension Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Office of the 4th…

El Paso County invites public input on the Fountain Mesa Road and Caballero/Fortman Avenue Intersection Project

May 10, 2021 – El Paso County has initiated a project to improve traffic management and safety at the intersection of Fountain Mesa Road and Caballero/Fortman Avenue. The recommended new intersection is a single-lane roundabout design which includes pedestrian crossing areas, drainage, lighting and restriping of Fountain Mesa Road north of the intersection to Fontaine…

Don Stratton USS Arizona Survivor Exhibit Relocated to PPLD East Library For Public Viewing

April 21, 2021 – The Pikes Peak Heroes Legacy Committee is proud to announce that the Don Stratton USS ARIZONA exhibit has been relocated to Pikes Peak Library District where it is now on display for public viewing at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. The public is invited to visit ppld.org/east-library…

El Paso County Plans Safety Enhancements at Intersection of Shoup and Vollmer Roads in Black Forest

April 1, 2021 –El Paso County has completed an evaluation of the intersection of Shoup and Vollmer Roads in Black Forest and determined it is in compliance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) standards as provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. In response to…

El Paso County Offices and Affiliated Agencies Closed Monday, March 15 Due to Inclement Weather and Hazardous Driving Conditions

March 15, 20201 – El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and affiliated agencies closed on Monday, March 15, due to inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions in El Paso County. Because El Paso County Combined Courts are scheduled to work remotely, they will adhere to their previously announced 10:00 am schedule. Employees working…