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GOP primaries hotly contested in Elbert County

In a county with an overwhelming majority of a single political party, primary elections can take on the feel and energy of a general election, and in Elbert County, passions ran high leading to the Republican primaries on June 28. Though the …
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Cowboyin' up in Kiowa

The Cowboy Up in Kiowa celebrated its 20th year of rodeo competition at the Elbert County Fairgrounds over the weekend of June 25. The competition began on Friday evening with mutton bustin', followed by a full Colorado Pro Rodeo Association …
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Bid for marathon bowling record derailed

An apparently unthinking and selfish action sabotaged Todd Wessels’ effort to break the Guinness world record for a 10-pin bowling marathon. Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Englewood donated the use of the lane and other support to Wessels’ …
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    • Street fair continues local tradition

      Inspired by a similar event that took place in 1910, the Town of Kiowa renewed the tradition of a town street fair in 2009, and along the way, a few events have been added that were most likely not conceived of in the first decades of the …

    • Elbert County shifts into high gear for week

      In the days leading up to the July 4 holiday and in the week to follow, Elbert County residents will have plenty to do as summer gears up with events across the county. Independence Day celebrations begin in Elizabeth on July 2, the Saturday …

    • High school rodeo is athletic endeavor

      The young, talented athlete with perfect posture maintains remarkable equilibrium after taking control of the prize, never looking back, keeping both eyes trained on the objective. Working in perfect unison with a teammate, the competitor navigates …

    • Deer-culling program gets extended

      In a unanimous decision, the Elizabeth Board of Trustees voted to continue the town’s Deer Management Program for another season. Initiated in the fall of 2014, the program that allows limited hunting of deer within designated areas inside the …

    • Endorsements roll in for House hopefuls

      Voters eligible to participate in this year's Republican primary should have already received their ballots, and many of those ballots have been submitted to the county for tally, but that has not stopped a series of late endorsements for candidates …

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