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‘Most secure facility in the world’ marks 60 years

A quarter-century has passed since the end of the nuclear standoff between the United States and the former Soviet Union, but the famous U.S. military command center inside Colorado’s Cheyenne …

Colorado business groups will urge tax hike for roads

A coalition of business groups recently announced plans to ask Colorado voters this fall to raise sales taxes to pay for $6 billion in transportation projects. Their announcement officially puts into …

Colorado lawmakers seek reforms as prison costs rise

A decade ago, faced with runaway costs and a growing prison population, Colorado lawmakers pushed the state Department of Corrections to transition more offenders out of prison and into halfway …

Memorial Day ceremony set at Elizabeth Cemetery

Members of Elizabeth American Legion Post 82 in their distinctive uniforms will oversee the annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 28 at the veterans memorial in the Elizabeth Cemetery located off …

Stampede set to charge ahead

The countdown to Elizabeth’s largest and longest-running event is underway. In just over a week, the son of a cowboy-music legend will kick off the four-day event, sending thousands of locals and …
Education

Colorado students receive awards for investing smarts

Colorado students are learning firsthand about the value of long-term investing while playing a game. The SIFMA Foundation’s online Stock Market Game helps boost students’ math, economics and …

Elizabeth HS grads look to future

Four graduating seniors at Elizabeth high school shared their thoughts in a Q&A with Colorado Community Media as they prepare for the next stage of life. Kayne Weidenbacher What activities do you …

Student stress can spike in May

Remember the feeling of freedom on the last day of school? Not every student feels it. Children’s mental health care providers see a spike in visits from teens in May, said Emily Laux, a licensed …

Foundation encourages girls to seek transportation, construction jobs

Two upcoming Career Days for Girls events are part of a nationwide effort to encourage young women to pursue careers in transportation and construction. Presented by the HOYA Foundation, the career …

Collaboration Campus to break ground in Castle Rock

Education, business and community will come together to create a resource for education and workforce training in Castle Rock. The Arapahoe Community College Castle Rock Collaboration Campus breaks …
Business

Escape room offers thrill-seeking fun

Just past 7 p.m. on a recent Friday evening in Castle Rock, a group of six people finds themselves locked in a room. With the click of the door, the three couples fan through the room, opening …

Media company Redbarre backs out of Parker plans

Media and technology company Redbarre announced April 12 that it will not proceed with building a $1 billion digital media campus in Parker, citing “an impasse with the landowner.” In …

`Wealth shock' losses may lead to shorter lives

A big financial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who …

Elbert County thinks hemp plan will weed out problems

Elbert County is establishing a permitting system for something that looks scandalous, but is actually harmless. To the trained and untrained eye, hemp plants look exactly like marijuana — a crop …

Wind farm heads toward completion in Elbert County

The foundation is set for a project that will boost the economy and annually eliminate 1 million tons of carbon. The project that blows through the southeastern edge of Elbert County will be the …
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