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Conservation groups aim to preserve ranch

More than 800 acres of Douglas County ranch land could soon be shielded from becoming future Front Range development. The Welborn Ranch, southeast of Franktown near Castlewood Canyon State Park, …

Christmas cantata set for Dec. 23

The Elizabeth Presbyterian Church choirs will join their voices as they present a Christmas cantata Dec. 23. The cantata will be sung at both the morning and evening services at the church located at …
Volunteers sort and prepare to pack food boxes that will be distributed to Elbert County families. The project is an annual holiday project organized by American Legion Post 82. The post joins forces with Elizabeth High School, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10649 and other agencies for the project to help Elbert County residents.

Elbert County families get holiday meals

Volunteers are preparing to distribute Christmas food boxes to struggling Elbert County residents. “This is a program Elizabeth American Legion Post 82 has been doing since 1925,” said John …
Pettitt

Q&A with Rick Pettitt, incoming commissioner

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I've lived in Elbert County since moving here in 1983, after first experiencing Colorado while I attended the Air Force Academy in 1970. After graduating in 1974 …

Obama answers a question about if she is going to run for President. "The answer is no," she said. "I have two girls who spent eight years with the spotlight on them. They've had to struggle with living a normal life."

Michelle Obama, Santa Claus share holiday cheer with kids

There was a buzz in the air at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora as children began to slowly make their way to the hospital's lobby. The children, ages 3 to 17, were patients of the Center …
Education

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax …

Ballot issue passes for Elizabeth schools

Voters in the Elizabeth School District approved a mill levy override through Issue 4A in the November election, allowing Elizabeth schools to continue receiving $1.59 million each year, which the …
Scheffel

Scheffel wins race for state board of education

Democrat Tim Krug, of Franktown, and Republican Debora Scheffel, of Parker, were each vying for the state board of education seat for the 4th Congressional District in the Nov. 6 election. Scheffel …

Elizabeth instructor named foreign language teacher of year

A Spanish teacher at Elizabeth High School has earned the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language teacher of the year award. Heather Witten has published books, developed curriculum, written blogs, …
Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis, left, and Walker Stapleton both spoke a tthe Sept. 24 event.

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when …
Business

Peaceful Valley dining hall project breaks ground

The Kephardt dining hall at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch is undergoing a renovation and expansion, increasing the capacity of its seating and meal prep areas from 350 to up to 700 campers. The Denver …

EDZ gets pushed down road again

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners voted to continue the discussion on the Economic Development Zone Overlay at the Dec. 5 BOCC meeting, stating that changes made to the plan were not …

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many …

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace …

As shopping season starts, so do new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue enacted an emergency rule Sept. 26 that makes it mandatory for retailers in Colorado who ship goods out of their own jurisdiction to collect sales tax on the …
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