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,…

Heat and Drought Force Reduction in Gravel Road Maintenance

When the temperature soared to a record-high of 98 degrees last Wednesday, the El Paso County Highway Division re-evaluated grading operations on rural roads. It was determined that dry conditions had reduced the road graders’ effectiveness to smooth out the bumps on gravel roads and even when grading operations appeared to be working, improvements to…