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Students and faculty at Kiowa High School paid honor to local veterans at an assembly in the school gymnasium on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. For 31 years, fifth-grade teacher Polly Ehlers has been organizing the annual celebration. Ehlers' father was … more
Forty sheriffs in Colorado, including Elbert County Sheriff Shayne Heap, wrote to the White House to oppose any plan to move detainees from the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to prisons in the state. The sheriffs argued in the letter … more
Adam Dorey, 36, joined the Army in October 2001 as a staff sergeant and served two tours of duty in Iraq. Now living in Morrison, he earned about 10 medals and commendations, including a Bronze Star, two Army Commendation and a Good Conduct … more
John Budnack rarely spoke about his World War II service. Parker resident Steve Budnack, one of the nine children John Budnack would have after leaving the Army, remembers hearing memories from his father's mouth only once, during a camping trip … more
Veterans Day had a more personal touch and a deeper meaning at both American Academy campuses this year. While the school has always celebrated the day with recognition and respect, elementary assistant principal Patrick Mangan.... … more
For Whitney and Justin Henwood and their six children, volunteering became a family affair when they relocated from Parker to Haiti to help a community recover from a devastating earthquake. A Castle Rock family discovered that working for an … more
Chad Ritter knows the difficulty of returning home. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran served during the push into Iraq in 2003. After sustaining wounds — including a traumatic brain injury — in three separate attacks, Ritter was sent home with … more
Inside the Agricultural Building at the Elbert County Fairgrounds, commands are shouted and handcuffs click, but it is not a raid and there are no arrests being made. Elbert County sheriff's deputies are participating in a class on arrest control … more
The slideshow image of a lopsided angel food cake resembling a misshapen “B.C.” comics wheel flashes on the white wall of the Exhibit Building at the Elbert County Fairgrounds. “How many of you have had this happen? I have.” Lois Illick's … more
For at least the second time since Colorado voters established term limits for local officials in 1994, Elbert County voters defeated a question to eliminate term limits for the office of Elbert County sheriff. Despite an active campaign supporting … more
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