A mighty wine time in Elizabeth

Conversation and tasting stopped briefly as those attending the Oct. 6 Wine in the Pines event joined in singing “Happy Birthday” to the Town of Elizabeth. Grace Erickson, Elizabeth community …
Elizabeth police keep body cameras after trial period
In 2017, the Elizabeth police department embarked on a year-long trial of the Axon Body Camera. The program is part of Axon’s National Field Trial, which equips police departments with body cameras …
Tell us a little about yourself. I have lived in Colorado my whole life (61 years). I grew up on a family ranch and my late husband and I bought it from my family after 17 years of marriage. I am a …
Tell us a little about yourself. I moved to Elbert County in 2016 with my wife and son, after retiring from more than 30 years in law enforcement. We bought a ranch in the eastern portion of Elbert …
Tell us a little about yourself. I live on a small ranch east of Kiowa, where my husband and I raise llamas. We moved here in 1997, seeking escape from the stress of Washington, D.C. I am retired …
Tell us a little about yourself. I first moved to Colorado in 1987 with my wife of 38 years, Julie. I was promoted to a supervisory position in Atlanta, and returned to Colorado in 2006. We purchased …
A view from the high walkway at the Wild Animal Sanctuary: in the distance: a pair of large male lions basking in the sunshine, forgetting stressful circus days. Midway, a lion peeks from a wooden shelter-people-watching, perhaps?

Sanctuary housing exotic animals is something wild

It was a sunny, pleasant fall day for a drive through the plains in southern Weld County and many of the inhabitants of the Wild Animal Sanctuary were basking — on the grass, on platforms, in the …
“Stickwork,” a site specific art installation by Patrick Dougherty, is placed at Chatfield Farms, a division of Denver Botanic Gardens in Littleton. Created from freshly-cut saplings, including some from Chatfield Farms, it will remain in place until it naturally disintegrates, which is Dougherty’s process with all of his works, made from natural materials. He is internationally-known for his unique art.
Sonya's Sampler

Site-specific art is woven from flexible saplings

Stickwork, a site-specific art installation by nationally recognized artist Patrick Dougherty, is a large-scale sculpture constructed from natural materials Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms, …
The first models in a fashion show raising breast cancer awareness at Outlets of Castle Rock were Carol and Murphy Huston. Both are breast cancer survivors.

Fashion show spotlights breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer “survivors, previvors and thrivers” turned out at the Outlets at Castle Rock on Oct. 13 for a fashion show walked by models impacted by the illness. The event is part of a …
Dr. Bashar Shala, co-founder of the Memphis Islamic Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and Dr. Steven Stone, senior pastor of Heartstrong Church, also in Memphis, speak to New Hope Presbyterian Church in Castle Rock. Their message is about understanding the two faiths and building friendships across them.

Nationally recognized Muslim, Christian leaders come to Castle Rock

At the back of a banquet hall in New Hope Presbyterian Church beneath an illuminated stained-glass window, Dr. Bashar A. Shala brought his hands together in prayer, looked to the ceiling, spoke …
Dale Smith prepares for Halloween by shopping for costumes inside Disguises, a costume shop in Lakewood.

‘Everyone’s a kid on Halloween’

Few holidays afford the creativity of Halloween — Christmas has its trees and presents, Independence Day has its explosives, but Halloween is celebrated many ways. Far transmuted from its murky …
Voices

Editorial cartoon for Oct. 18

Winning Words

Smartest person in the room may be the one who’s listening

One of the common situations I hear about or questions I get asked by the community or from someone in a training session is this, “Sometimes I feel embarrassed in a team meeting because I don’t …

Letter to the editor: Vote for Weiser

Vote for Weiser Colorado’s attorney general acts as the lawyer for all of us.  The AG leads the office that enforces the laws protecting consumers and our land, water and natural resources.  In …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Looking ahead at the next decade

It has been 10 years since Lehman Brothers failed. That was the ultimate culmination of one of the worst decades in economic history when three recessions occurred in one 10-year period. Remember the …
Quiet Desperation

Unwelcome words aren’t getting the hint to leave

I am feeling empowered today to feel empowered today. My transparency is transparent, and I might even off-board my carbon footprint. Let me ask you this. Am I being too impactful? This column …
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