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In an email to county staff and officials, District 1 Commissioner Robert Rowland announced his decision not to seek a second term on the Elbert County Board of County Commissioners. “I am at peace with my decision knowing that the political … more
After spending the evening clearing nearly two feet of snow from the Walmart garden center, volunteers from the Elizabeth Fire Department and their families were back at work just after sunrise on Dec. 16. Bundled up against single-digit … more
Seventy clerks serving Douglas County's motor vehicle, recording and elections departments and the board of county commissioners donated 1,369 pounds of food and supplies to the Douglas/Elbert Task … more
After the news this week of two classmates accused of plotting to kill students and staff at Mountain Vista High School, senior Katie Pickrell said classmates are coming together to raise awareness … more
Imagine a person who leaves a lasting impression on everyone she meets. That was Nancy Gripman. Gripman even impacted people she’d never met through tireless volunteering that spanned decades. And even though the world lost Gripman Dec. 1 at … more
There’s just something about walking into a library, a feeling of comfort that can’t be replicated elsewhere: Although the sound of pages being turned has largely been replaced by the clickity-clack of fingers furiously typing away, a sense of … more
More than 100 youth members of the Young Marines from across the country — including Joshua Hedrick of Parker — traveled to Hawaii's Pearl Harbor from Dec. 5-7 to honor veterans during Pearl Harbor commemoration ceremonies. Hedrick is a … more
In spite of a snow storm, hundreds of residents lined the streets of downtown Parker for the Christmas Carriage Parade Dec. 12. Horses were dressed in Santa hats and carriages were decked out with … more
When an emergency occurs, calling 911 isn’t always an option. Members of the public in Douglas and Elbert counties can now send text messages to 911 instead, according to Douglas County. Texting to 911 provides accessibility to the hearing- and … more
The $1.5 million expansion of Castle Rock Adventist Hospital’s labor and delivery unit is expected to accommodate 250 more births in the coming year. The 2,000-square-foot addition was officially unveiled Dec. 8, when Nikki Colquitt, a Castle … more
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