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At her lowest point, Cassandra Perkins thought she was the only person who understood the pain and darkness she felt. Years later, as she sits in a broadcast studio in Aurora, she's talked to a lot of people who have sought her out to say “me … more
Hope Cassel was paddleboarding at Chatfield Reservoir with her three sons, ages 14, 13 and 11, and one of the sons' friends, also 11, when a violent storm hit the area around 1 p.m. Cassel, a doctor with a popular practice in Parker, shared her … more
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’ … more
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 … more
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 … more
Legal marijuana is giving Colorado a stinky conundrum. Visitors can buy the drug, but they can't use it in public. Or in a rental car. Or in most hotel rooms. The result is something marijuana advocates and opponents feared — people toking up … more
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 … more
High school students will now have more internship, apprenticeship and other job training opportunities following the passing of House Bill 1288, signed into law mid-June by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Rep. Sen. Jack Tate (R-Centennial) backed the … more
Marijuana use among Colorado high schoolers has not increased since legalization, the state health department reported recently in a new batch of youth survey results. The 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado survey of about 17,000 middle and high school … more
Any elementary school teacher who has taken students outside for class will tell you it can be a disaster. For Rocky Vista University students who recently crossed Colorado's northern border for field training, disaster was the whole point. Over … more
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