Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management Monitoring High Winds and “Extremely Critical” Fire Danger Forecasted for Wednesday

December 14, 2021 – The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring high-impact weather conditions expected to hit our region Wednesday, December 15. Local officials stand ready to respond to impacts resulting from extremely high winds anticipated for Colorado Springs and all of El Paso County. The National Weather Service has issued…

El Paso County Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving Holiday

November 23, 2021 – El Paso County administrative and elected offices and affiliated agencies will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25. Some offices will be closed both on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The closure for Thanksgiving Day only, includes the following (These offices will be…

Media Tour Kicks-Off Annual Small Business Saturday – Shop local and shop small not just on Small Business Saturday

November 16, 2021 – This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 27, 2021. The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) have teamed up to bring two days of media tours showcasing small businesses in our region to raise awareness about local businesses and the impact COVID has…

El Paso County Elections Department Participates in Statewide Risk Limiting Audit

November 12, 2021] The El Paso County Elections Department will participate in the statewide Risk Limiting Audit (RLA) Monday, November 15. This extensive post-election audit allows officials to compare a sample of paper ballots against digital tallies to verify results were tabulated correctly. Due to the high level of statistical probability, this audit confirms election…

El Paso County Offices Closed Thursday in Observance of Veterans Day

November 9, 2021 – El Paso County administrative and elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies will be closed on Thursday, November 11, in observance of Veteran’s Day. The closure includes the following: El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office (all locations) El Paso County Combined Courts Offices of the 4th Judicial District Attorney El Paso…

Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management launches Pikes Peak Prepared App

November 3, 2021 – The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (PPROEM) has launched Pikes Peak Prepared, a new app to help the community prepare for disasters. The new app delivers vital information and tools, including digital guides, videos, news articles, checklists, and FAQs to help individuals prepare for, respond to, and recover from…

El Paso County announces Tourism and Hospitality Facilities Grant

November 1, 2021 – El Paso County is accepting applications for its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to help the tourism and hospitality industry continue planned expansions and upgrades to their facilities, delayed due to the pandemic. “After the military, tourism is one of our biggest economic drivers in El Paso County. Unfortunately, due…

El Paso County announces Community Impact Grants to assist Non-Profit Organizations

November 1, 2021 – El Paso County is accepting applications for its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to help non-profit organizations assist individuals and households adversely impacted by the COVID-19. Funds may be used to create or expand programs meant to provide a wide range of services that respond to the pandemic while addressing…