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Panel gives initial approval to Independence development

After three Elbert County Planning Commission meetings and months of study, the planning commission has approved the applications for the Independence development through a process of eight motions, during a July 18 meeting that was a continuance of …
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Tradition of Douglas County Fair brings people back

As opening day for the 99th Douglas County Fair and Rodeo draws near, local officials are celebrating a tradition rich in history, culture and entertainment . “I think it’s one of the events that brings the whole county together,” Douglas …
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    • Steer drive honors heritage, fair and rodeo tradition

      Downtown Castle Rock will transform into the Old West on July 28 as the town holds the annual Western Heritage Welcome ahead of the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo — complete with a steer drive and the Chuck Wagon Cook-Off. The event is intended …

    • Gateley bids farewell to service as Elbert County attorney

      Reading from a prepared statement at the start of the board of county commissioners meeting on July 12, former Elbert County Attorney Wade Gateley took to the lectern to speak about his professional departure from the county. Gateley, who …

    • Elizabeth School District unveils changes in logo, website

      Families with students in the Elizabeth School District may have noticed something different when they go to the district's website. The Elizabeth School District switched from an address of elizabeth.k12.co.us to elizabethschooldistrict.org the …

    • Metro-area residents urged to be bear aware

      In the middle of the night, Cheryl Matthews, a Larkspur resident, woke up to the sound of her dogs “barking like crazy.” While expecting to see a raccoon, she looked outside and saw a black bear tearing down her bird feeders and proceeding to do …

    • Local men play baseball for love of game

      Playing baseball sits atop the list of weekend things to do for Alec Bibby, Dave Westmeier and hundreds of other men who head to diamonds around the metro area to play for the 80 teams that make up the Denver National Adult Baseball Association …