Be Prepared for Emergencies

VIDEO: The Board of El Paso County Commissioners recognized the ongoing need for all residents to be prepared in case of wildfire, flood, blizzard or other emergency. At its regular meeting on Thursday, the Board proclaimed September 2018 as National Emergency Preparedness Month. Commissioner Peggy Littleton read the Proclamation into the record on Thursday, stating,…

I-25 Ground Breaking Ceremony

VIDEO: State and local leaders held a ground breaking ceremony for the I-25 Gap project on Aug. 30.   For more information on the I-25 Gap project, go to CDOT’s webpage at https://www.codot.gov/projects/i25-south-gap     Gov. John Hickenlooper led a groundbreaking ceremony for the I-25 South Gap project Aug. 30, officially kicking off construction. Joining Gov.…

Events and Programs for September 2018

El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for September 2018 which includes: spiders, a bird count, volunteer training, grasshoppers and star gazing.   Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817 719-520-6745, www.ElPasoCountyNatureCenters.com   Nature Adventures: Itsy Bitsy Spider Thursday, September 6,…

Volunteers Needed for El Paso County Community Corrections Board

El Paso Colorado Springs, CO, August 13, 2018 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the Board of Adjustment. Applications for the open position are due by August 27, 2018. The Community Corrections Board is currently seeking two Citizen-at-large members. The Community Corrections Board determines which…

Soil and Compost: Foundation of a Successful Garden

Colorado State University Extension offers Soil and Compost: Foundation of a Successful Garden. Learn how to effectively manage and amend soils in Colorado to successfully grow plants. Drainage, compaction, water infiltration and water retention are all soil properties that can be improved with proper management. Adding quality compost is a key to enhancing positive soil…