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The Board of County Commissioners has unanimously passed a resolution opposing the so-called “Public Trust Initiative,” a grassroots effort to get several measures on the November ballot that would rewrite Colorado water-rights … more
County manager Ed Ehmann reported at the March 12 BOCC meeting that the county is currently receiving between $800,000 and $1 million a year in sales and use tax revenues. “We anticipate those numbers increasing somewhat going forward” as the … more
The Mystery Book Club in Simla will be visiting with Beth Groundwater, a Colorado author, in a unique way next month. On April 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m., librarians will interview Groundwater via Skype. Groundwater worked as a software engineer … more
Commissioner Robert Rowland announced at the March 12 BOCC meeting that beginning sometime in late March, he plans to resume his weekly, hour-long radio show on AM 560 KLZ. “It will be about oil and gas issues,” said Rowland. “There’s a … more
Unlike most of its western neighbors, Colorado doesn't have a water plan. And while a draft of one is underway and due on the governor's desk in December, officials say it's vital that the state's business community get involved in its … more
State lawmakers spent more than four hours on March 13 debating an issue they have no control over. House Democrats argued in favor of a resolution to support an increase in the federal minimum wage, an economic policy debate that is currently … more
An effort to ban most cell phone uses while driving failed in a House committee on March 12. The bill would have prohibited motorists from talking on cell phones unless they were using hands-free devices. The legislation also would have created … more
The man suspected of leading authorities on a perilous pursuit that stretched more than 50 miles through four counties went from a hospital room to a jail cell March 13. Ryan Cole Stone, 28, was … more
After an hour-long public hearing, the Elbert County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a special use permit application filed by Mustang Creek LLC for an exploratory well the company wants to drill on Prescott Ranches near … more
The county's annual “peep show” is in full swing — which means spring must be right around the corner. In the past few weeks, area feed and ranch supply businesses have stocked up with dozens of varieties of hatchlings and now folks are … more
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