Stampede set to charge ahead

The countdown to Elizabeth’s largest and longest-running event is underway. In just over a week, the son of a cowboy-music legend will kick off the four-day event, sending thousands of locals and …
Session delivers bills on transportation, pension reform
In a work season buoyed up by unforeseen revenue, Colorado lawmakers passed a deal to put more money toward the state's deep transportation needs, gave the green light to a last-minute compromise on …

Community Rodeo tests riders' skills

Occasional drizzle and chilly temperatures didn't lessen the efforts of the competitors or the applause from the audience at the Elizabeth Community Rodeo events held on May 19 at Casey Jones Arena. …

Concert kicks off Elizabeth Stampede

On May 31, the floor of the Casey Jones Arena that will soon be the scene of cowboys and animals competing in the Elizabeth Stampede will be transformed with a stage and sound system for the concert …

Memorial Day ceremony set at Elizabeth Cemetery

Members of Elizabeth American Legion Post 82 in their distinctive uniforms will oversee the annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 28 at the veterans memorial in the Elizabeth Cemetery located off …

Second skunk in Elbert County tests positive for rabies

Pet owners in Elbert County are being encouraged to make sure their pets' vaccinations are up-to-date after a second skunk in the area has tested positive for rabies. The skunk was found near the …

Rescue horse proves to be enchanting

The little horse with no name and no history was headed for her last ride in the back of a trailer headed for Mexico or Canada, where she would be killed and used to make dog food. Malnourished and …

Sonya's Sampler

American Museum of Western Art is one of Colorado’s treasures

A visit to the American Museum of Western Art at 1727 Tremont Place in Denver is a pleasant excursion for area art lovers — as well as a good spot to take visitors to the area. Check the website …
Coming Attractions

Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a …
Local Life

Denver-area opportunities to remember the fallen this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just one day a year, and as Louetta Smith, director of the annual Denver Memorial Day Tribute event, sees it, it’s not too much to ask to take a few minutes during the day to …
Local Life

A bevy of outdoor ways to start the summer

Memorial Day weekend provides a bounty of options for those looking to spend time outside. There’s something for all ages and interests, but one thing they all have in common is they get …

Video games inspire sculptor with works at Denver Botanic Gardens

Sculptor Mike Whiting brings his memories of vintage 1980s video games (Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, etc.) into another realm as a visitor finds his oversized images amidst the flowers, trees and shrubs …
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Quiet Desperation

Life may not be predictable, but graduation speeches are

The invitations have gone out, and once again I didn’t receive one. I wasn’t asked by a single high school, college, or university in the United States to give their commencement speech, even …
Winning Words

The courage of encouragement helps us brave life’s problems

Building upon last week’s column about yesterday’s achievements becoming our successes of tomorrow, I wanted to share more about the power of encouragement and the courage to become an …
Quiet Desperation

The funny thing about humor is how often it isn’t funny

An ice cream truck used to appear every day at the parks where I played when I was a kid. Its infectious little tune made my mouth water. I think now it would drive me to distraction. On each side of …
Winning Words

Yesterday’s achievement is tomorrow’s success

One of the greatest pieces of advice that I ever received came from a great friend and mentor earlier in my life. He actually gave me two pieces of advice wrapped up in one life-changing …
Financial Strategies

Aging of American populace will have impact on economy

We are getting older. This is a fact of life and a world phenomenon. The question for the economy is whether this is a curse or an opportunity. Investors, homeowners and consumers will all be …
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