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The latest project to address Douglas County’s growing senior population is underway. Members of Parker Town Council joined leaders from development company Crown Point, LLC, and senior … more
The Town of Parker is planning to ask voters this November for a half-percent tax increase for parks and recreation improvements. According to a proposed ordinance, the town wants approval to increase the sales and use tax and “incur debt to … more
Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years. The Food and Drug Administration last week … more
The Obama administration last week proposed tough new standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans, the latest move by the president to address global warming. The new rules are designed to slash … more
Colorado's economy continues to grow and the state is collecting more tax revenue, but the bulk of the increase is going back to taxpayers and possibly to mandated funding transfers to transportation. That means that despite revenue growth, the … more
An Elbert County group called Citizens for Free Elections has launched a petition drive in an effort to eliminate the two-term limit for the office of Elbert County sheriff. In a June 2 press release, the group wrote to Elbert County residents: … more
A new gun store in Parker started things off with a bang last month. A blast of white smoke from a one-eighth scale cannon marked the May 28 grand opening of Iron Horse Armory, which moved into a strip mall on the northwest corner of South Parker … more
Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. The state Supreme Court ruled Monday that a medical marijuana patient who was fired after failing a drug test cannot get his job back. The case has big implications for … more
Since the early 1950s, the Little Britches Youth Association has been offering youths in Elbert County and surrounding areas the opportunity to develop new skills and experience a taste of rodeo competition. Like many organizations in Elbert … more
Shawnah Royston eases her arm around the neck of Amazing Grace. The 16-year-old quarter horse cropout paint lowers her head and opens her muzzle, allowing the bit to glide into place. The headpiece slips over Grace's ears, and Royston buckles the … more
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