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Lawsuit alleges Elbert County illegally monitored employee's emails, defamed her

Elbert County's director of community and development services has filed a lawsuit claiming her emails were improperly intercepted and monitored by the county and that county officials made defamatory statements intended to embarrass her.
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    • Kiowa mayor faces menacing charge

      The mayor of Kiowa is facing multiple charges after an incident in which authorities say he pointed a handgun at his teenage son. Lawrence A. "Larry" Perreault, 45, was arrested by the Elbert …

    • Elizabeth educator makes pitch for teacher funding

      Continuing his commitment to increasing funding for education in rural areas, Elizabeth School District Superintendent Douglas Bissonette testified before the Colorado Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on April 11. The bill, which has …

    • 4-H members learn lessons in expression

      “Color Your Story” was the theme for the weekend when Elbert County 4-H sent 12 of its members to attend the South Central District Retreat March 17-19 in Divide. “We are so proud of our Elbert County youth getting involved at the district, …

    • Assessor cites downside to falling property tax rates

      Rising home equity and decreasing property tax rates sound like a win-win for Colorado homeowners. But Douglas County Assessor Lisa Frizell warns there is a downside. “It’s kind of a nice thing because our taxes won’t increase,” she said. …

    • Art fair to raise funds for historic schoolhouse

      Spring is a time of renewal, but for the Hilltop Preservation and Social Cub and patrons of their annual fundraising art fair, it’s a time for preservation. For the fifth year the club and Parker’s United Church of Christ will host the …