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Brewery plans hit bump that delays opening date

Assuming that work progresses on the most recent schedule, Elizabeth Brewing Co. will open for business in September, after delays in construction prevented the planned August opening. Emily Briggs, … more

Elbert County commissioners send EDZ plan back to the kitchen

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners met Aug. 8 and voted unanimously to deny the amendment to the Economic Development Zone, sending the plan back to planning commissioners to address … more

New farming community developing in Franktown

On the front porch of a farmhouse in Franktown, Paige McLaughlin paused to let the silence make her point for her. “It doesn’t get much better than this,” she said finally. The haze from nearby … more

Undercover video prompts new questions about livestock welfare

Recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked, hit and punched at a Kentucky supplier for the world’s largest meat producer drew prompt condemnation from animal rights groups and the … more

Zone would allow new uses for property in Elbert County

From the moment man first pounded stakes into the ground and declared that piece of property his, land disputes, and the right to use private property for whatever the landowner wanted, have been a … more

Supermarkets could upend current liquor landscape

Linda Abreu, of Castle Rock, walked to the parking lot on a recent weekday with a full grocery cart — the typical milk, eggs, cereal boxes and frozen dinners — and a couple bottles of wine, … more

Economic Development Zone becomes hot topic

Citizens of Elbert County expressed their concerns with approving an overlay map for the proposed Economic Development Zone, which members of the planning commission considered adding to the official … more

Complaint against Elbert County housing development dismissed

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed last fall that alleged Elbert County commissioners acted improperly when they approved a large housing development in the northwest portion of the county. The … more

Trustees approve rezoning for Walnut Square apartments

The Elizabeth Board of Trustees approved a zoning change during a recent meeting for the property located at 120 Walnut St. to allow multi-family dwellings. The site, which has been empty for more … more

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 … more

Small companies hit hard by import, export tariffs

Time and effort have gone down the drain for Steve Gould, who is scrambling to find new customers for his gin, whiskey and other spirits since the United States has taken a tough stance on trade … more

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the … more

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, … more

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. … more

Redbarre plans groundbreaking but has no home

Parker remains “at or near the top of the list” of the possible new home of Redbarre, a movie and television media production company, according to a Redbarre spokesman. Redbarre originally … more

'Tasting rooms' plan for pot shops vetoed by governor

Colorado's governor has vetoed a bill to allow marijuana retailers to set up “tasting rooms,” dashing hopes that the state would be the first to adopt a system letting consumers use marijuana … more

Supreme Court rules on side of Lakewood baker

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop in a case that LGBTQ advocates and religious freedom advocates alike have been eyeing closely. Masterpiece owner Jack … more

Housing prices soar beyond income growth in Denver metro area

Housing prices in the Denver area are starting to stretch the limits of what the market can feasibly support, according to new research from CoreLogic, a California-based real estate analytics firm. … more

Colorado Community Media adds pair of Denver monthlies

Colorado Community Media is the new owner of the popular monthly newspapers Life on Capitol Hill and The Washington Park Profile. By adding the two newspapers, as of May 25, CCM now owns 20 community publications across the Denver metro area. more

Centennial Airport: From open prairie to economic driver

As the story goes, a businessman drove a shiny, black car to his downtown Denver office, and when he walked back to the car that afternoon, he found a large scratch in the door. Around the early … more
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