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Forward momentum

Parents of budding gymnasts can tell you the biggest investment they and their children make is time: Children in gymnastics programs can spend anywhere from an hour per week for children in recreational programs to 18 hours for those on the Junior …
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Raising animals for market

Sisters Brooke and Natalie Holschuh, who live in western Elbert County, are among the 150 4-H youths who raised animals to go to market at this year's Douglas County Fair and Rodeo, which concluded Aug. 7. The Holschuh sisters had previously …
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Families on the fast track

About 40,000 people in the world are licensed to compete in drag racing, and for many of them, racing is a family tradition. The modern sport was established in 1951 and was designed for adult drivers. But the National Hot Rod Association looked …
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    • Elbert County Commissioner Kelly Dore resigns

      Elbert County Commissioner Kelly Dore resigned from the board of county commissioners Aug. 15. In a news release describing her decision, Dore, who represented District 2, cited "internal issues" …

    • Man dies after Elizabeth building collapses

      A man who was injured when an outbuilding collapsed Aug. 14 in Elizabeth has died. Elizabeth Fire Rescue responded to the shed's collapse at about 3 p.m. in the 34000 block of Columbine …

    • Firefighters celebrate Firehouse Subs grant

      Firefighters from the Kiowa Fire District joined Firehouse Subs shop owner Cory Cummings and his staff for an Aug. 4 ceremony celebrating a grant issued to the department by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation at the chain's Twenty Mile Road …

    • ‘It’s hard to give them up’

      Kodi Henderson tickles the nose of her 1,105-pound steer Quick Silver. The baby-powder white animal raises his enormous head, extending his tongue to lick the blue towel soaked with an aloe solution that Kodi is using to clean his face. Quick …

    • Tempers flare over planned housing

      The staff for a new housing development rented Pinecrest Community Church for a full two hours on Aug. 1, but it only took 10 minutes for the meeting to turn loud and contentious. Denver developers Craft Companies LLC presented a preliminary plan …

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