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Thomas the Tank Engine is seen as just as much of a rock star among preschoolers as The Beatles among teens in the 1960s, said Donald Tallman, the executive director of the Colorado Railroad Museum. “Thomas is multigenerational,” Tallman … more
Caylee Burns has a passion for rodeo. And with a growing population of transplants moving into the area, she has a passion to help educate people about the facts of the sport and dispel myths. As the behind-the-chutes director this year for the … more
After months of consideration and logistical process, Elbert County now officially owns the former Bank of the West building at 440 Comanche St. in Kiowa. “We've got the bank building, done our due diligence, gone through everything,” said … more
Tourism is a major industry in Colorado, with nearly 78 million visitors spending $19.1 billion in 2015, according to the Colorado Tourism Office. In the summer, outdoor recreation opportunities draw tourists by the thousands to locations … more
Upon entering the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo at Casey Jones Park, it was easy to see why the Stampede is considered one of the best family-friendly Colorado events of the summer. On June 3, visitors were greeted with bouncy houses — $5 for an … more
The Elizabeth Stampede kicked off its 53rd year with the Xtreme Bulls competition June 2, featuring 50 professional riders from all over the United States. It was the 30th year of the rodeo's partnership with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys … more
The charm of Old Town Elizabeth was the backdrop to the ElizaBash street fair on June 3. As many as 100 spots had been available for vendors, though an exact count of how many set up was not known. Several food vendors enticed fairgoers to the … more
Michael Stonehouse, the Castle Rock man police suspect of leading a trafficking organization that allegedly shipped marijuana across the Front Range and to multiple states, has had his $1 million bond reduced to $500,000. In Arapahoe County … more
The Backpack program of Elizabeth has been helping families in need of food for several years. “Fifty kids in the county literally go home with no food each weekend,” said Robert Rowland, who took over the program last year. The Walmart in … more
A bill named in honor of fallen Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue, who was struck and killed on Interstate 25 near Castle Rock in 2016, was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 1. The “Move Over for Cody” bill increases the … more
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