Here comes the clown when a cowboy is down

When a cowboy needs to be saved, when children need encouragement to read or when a crowd needs a laugh, only one man can deliver in the unique way that J.W. Winklepleck does. Winklepleck earned his …
Oil, gas group warns drilling bans in Colorado could cost taxpayers
An oil and gas advocacy group said that Colorado has billions of dollars' worth of petroleum still in the ground and warned that taxpayers could face huge compensation claims if voters ban drilling. …
City or town of residence: Agate Profession: Retired law enforcement Related elected-office or public-service experience: Thirty years in law enforcement. Why are you seeking this office? I was asked …
City or town of residence: Elizabeth. Profession: Law enforcement. Related elected-office or public-service experience: Currently serving as Elbert County undersheriff. Why are you seeking this …
City or town of residence: Unincorporated Elbert County. Profession: Retired U.S. Army officer, 26 years; director of business development, Aspen Communications LLC. Related elected-office or …
City or town of residence: Kiowa. Profession: Elbert County treasurer. Related elected-office or public-service experience: Former mayor of Kiowa. Why are you seeking this office? I am running for …
City or town of residence: Unincorporated Elbert County, 20 years. Profession: Elbert County employee for 11 years. Related elected-office or public-service experience: Five years in county …
City or town of residence: Elizabeth, 34 years Profession: Thirty years in property tax administration and appraisal instruction. Related elected-office or public-service experience: I started my …
City or town of residence: Castle Rock, for almost six years. Profession: Veterinarian. Related elected-office or public-service experience: Have served in the Army for 10 years: two years active, …
City or town of residence: Longmont, for 23 years. Profession: Veterinarian and small-business owner. Related elected-office or public-service experience: I have not served in public office before, …
Sonya's Sampler

Castle Rock Band gets ready to rock Independence Day

The Castle Rock Band will play a free concert to celebrate Independence Day at 7 p.m. on June 30 at the town bandstand in front of the Philip S. Miller Library (100 S. Wilcox St.). The All-American …
Local Life

Murals take daily life from dull to delightful

Local artist Chuck Parsons knows well how the metro area’s street art scene has grown and changed over the last more than 30 years, and well he should. He has been a part of it many times. …
Coming Attractions

Starting a creative fire at Benchmark

Some of the most atmospheric stories ever told fall into the Gothic genre. Tales overflowing with darkness and character explorations that thrive on the eerie and supernatural. These stories had …

Creative Coloradans get their due in book awards

Writers of mystery, history, poetry, fine arts accounts, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as works intended for tots and teens, abound in our supportive-of-the-arts Colorado. And we read that …

Denver PrideFest 2018 in photos

The 43rd annual PrideFest kicked on in Denver on June 16. Events were held in the city throughout the week. The event is hosted by the GLBT Community Center of Colorado. The Center is a nonprofit …
Voices

Editorial Cartoon for June 21, 2018

Quiet Desperation

If you try to be cool, you’re getting colder

Whenever I am facing something I am unable to resolve on my own, I ask, “What would Lincoln do?” Abraham Lincoln is my guidepost, my lighthouse, my lodestar. “The Springfield Redbird” is what …
Winning Words

The customer is not always right, but still is always the customer

There is a very common saying in business, “The customer is always right.” It may be very common, but it is not always true. What is true is this, “The customer is not always right, but the …
Financial Strategies

How to make financial plans for second half of 2018

No amount of bad news would upset the market in 2017. Even January 2018 appeared to be on a track to the moon, and then the long-awaited correction hits. This took the equities market down a few …

Letter to the editor: Don’t end anthem tradition

Don’t end anthem tradition I was extremely disappointed to read Mr. Smith’s “moment of silence” comments in his recent column. I think he certainly shows his true colors when he feels we do …
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