Family keeps up generations-long tradition

Showing cattle is in his blood. That’s how James Mullins’ mother, Caity, explained his dedication to raising animals for the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo’s livestock shows. His family …
Child-welfare questions lead to contract delay
Public comment from residents at the July 11 county commissioners’ meeting regarding services received through the Elbert County Health and Human Services Department — specifically surrounding …

Brewery draws closer to opening in Elizabeth

The recent growl of a bulldozer's diesel engine marked the first visible signs of progress toward the planned September opening of the Elizabeth Brewing Co. “We have been working inside the Carlson …

Survey cites concerns with growth, commissioners

More than 600 residents of Elbert County completed and returned the county’s first Citizen Engagement Survey, which was mailed to 12,000 property owners of record this spring. The survey was …

Rush Creek project: The power is blowin’ in the wind

On the hottest day of the year so far, dozens of Elbert County residents, local and state elected officials and Xcel Energy representatives gathered at the home of Jan and Virgil Kochis in Matheson, …

Single vote separates commissioner candidates in Elbert County GOP primary

The power of one vote is on display in the Republican primary for Elbert County District 2 commissioner. That's what separates the two candidates, one of whom will emerge the winner after a recount. …

Hundreds audition for ‘Amazing Race’

Sometimes a race around the world starts with waiting in a really long line. Hundreds of potential adventurers lined up outside the K1 Speed go-kart racing track in northern Douglas County on July 12 …

‘The Rock’ towers over action tropes in ‘Skyscraper’

I like to imagine what King Kong, as a popcorn-chomping moviegoer, might make of “Skyscraper,” the latest summer actioner staring Dwayne Johnson. Would he, watching a goliath ascend the exterior …

Steam features are hot in home appliances

What’s hot in home appliances these days? That’s a steamy story, say industry watchers. Across several categories — cookery, cleaning and personal care — steam features are the big news. “I …
Sonya's Sampler

Arts venue lobby gets dramatic new paint job

Stop in to see Town Hall Arts Center’s spiffy redecorated lobby when you’re next in downtown Littleton. Life Scout Jack Rutherford has pretty much grown up around Town Hall where his mother, …
Coming Attractions

Visual musician’s display sounds like good time

The first time artist Scramble Campbell visited Red Rocks was during a sold-out run of Widespread Panic performances in 2000. In that kind of atmosphere, he couldn’t help but do what comes …
Voices

Letter to the editor: Media steeped in bias

Media steeped in bias Yes, I agree with Mr. Raehal — it has gone too far when people are killed, as we saw in the Capital Gazette tragedy. Awful. Tragic. Sad. However, I have to take issue with his …
Winning Words

Do your part to create the best news of the day

One of my very favorite ways to stay in touch with people during the peak busy season is a quick text. Just a little nudge or reminder that I am thinking of them right at that moment. Depending on …

Letter to the editor: Initiative would be a setback

Initiative would be a setback Colorado is the most regulated oil and natural gas producing state in the US. That is a good thing. I live, work and play here and love it; I feel very fortunate.  The …

Letter to the editor: Where’s Gardner’s voice?

Where’s Gardner’s voice? In your June 28 issue you gave us brief statements from Colorado lawmakers and the governor reacting to family separations on the border. For some reason there were six …

Letter to the editor: President trying to fix situation

President trying to fix situation Regarding the article “Colorado politicians react to family separation”: The subhead, “White House rolled out, then halted, policy of separating children” is …
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