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Trial date set for suspect in Elbert County teacher's death

Dan Pesch, the man facing first-degree murder charges in the 2010 death of Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson, is scheduled to go on trial on March 25, 2019. The trial is scheduled to last …

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax …

Turkey ROCK Trot sets big fundraising goal

For nearly 15 years, Marty Bussie and her family have made the Castle Rock Turkey ROCK Trot their Thanksgiving Day tradition. It began when she heard about the first race, Bussie said. As an avid …
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Election 2018

Coffman's reign ends amid Trump backlash

In a swath of suburban Denver, Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman survived a redrawing of his district's map seven years ago that brought more ethnic diversity into electoral play. A few years later, …

Election 2018

Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead

The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen …
Education

Elizabeth instructor named foreign language teacher of year

A Spanish teacher at Elizabeth High School has earned the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language teacher of the year award. Heather Witten has published books, developed curriculum, written blogs, …
Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis, left, and Walker Stapleton both spoke a tthe Sept. 24 event.

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when …

Elizabeth school mill levy override will appear on ballot

In an effort to attract and retain teachers, expand safety and security measures in schools, and provide students with access to technology that facilitates learning, the board of Elizabeth Schools …
Elizabeth School District welcomed 30 new teachers, including Tiffany Khoury, shown standing.

School resumes with a mix of old and new

Students across the district streamed into local schools for the first time this school year, ready to tackle the new challenges that lie ahead of them. Most of the high schoolers and middle …

Volunteer Renee Howell paints a car that would later transport boxes of Initiative 93 signatures June 11 to the Secretary of State's office.

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures …
Business
The Amazon 4-Star store is made up of products with at least four-star ratings. Some products are curated specifically to products that trend well online in the area.

Amazon 4-star store opens at Park Meadows

Shoppers can go from browsing the latest technology to cookware to the hottest books in one brief stroll around the Amazon 4-Star outlet store, the newest attraction at Park Meadows mall in Lone …

Citizen group aims to guide growth

Elbert County resident Carla Hagood moved to the county for many of the same reasons many residents do — the country feel and rural spaces. She, along with many others in the county, have been …
The first models in a fashion show raising breast cancer awareness at Outlets of Castle Rock were Carol and Murphy Huston. Both are breast cancer survivors.

Fashion show spotlights breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer “survivors, previvors and thrivers” turned out at the Outlets at Castle Rock on Oct. 13 for a fashion show walked by models impacted by the illness. The event is part of a …
Representatives of the Littleton’s Water 2 Wine Winery talk about their vintages to a couple who stopped by during the Oct. 6 Wine in the Pines event in Elizabeth. An estimated 200 people stopped by the annual wine tasting that is also celebrated incorporation of Elizabeth in 1890.

A mighty wine time in Elizabeth

Conversation and tasting stopped briefly as those attending the Oct. 6 Wine in the Pines event joined in singing “Happy Birthday” to the Town of Elizabeth. Grace Erickson, Elizabeth community …

James Goodchild stands at the entrance of Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge. Although horror-themed, the venue is not a haunted house and emphasis is put on solving the puzzles, rather than scare factor.

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. …
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