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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 …

Governor candidates keep slugging as election nears

Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis clashed again over health care, guns and Colorado's energy future in the fifth one-on-one debate of their …

Paralyzing illness spurs search for medical clues

U.S. health officials recently reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 cases have been confirmed …

Elizabeth police keep body cameras after trial period

In 2017, the Elizabeth police department embarked on a year-long trial of the Axon Body Camera. The program is part of Axon’s National Field Trial, which equips police departments with body cameras …

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 …
Education
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 …

Leslie Belmontes playes with her son, Aaron, at the Bear Valley Branch Library in Denver.

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to …
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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. …
Among the coming developments at the Promenade are a 7-Eleven and a Del Taco.

Promenade moving toward completion

On a recent September afternoon, Shirley Beyer walked toward her truck parked in the lot for T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Castle Rock. She loaded up her shopping bags and put her cart in the bay. Next …
Sebastian Lang looks down as he completes his ascent on one of the climbing routes on the walls of Earth Treks. The 7-year-old said the hardest part of his effort was when he looked down and realized how high he had climbed. But he was wearing a harness and had a person on the floor to keep him safe and allow him to belay his way down.

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I …

The sun rises over at the tower at the Watkins-based Colorado Air and Spaceport. An FAA license approval has cleared the way for the port to begin hosting takeoffs and landings for spacecraft.

Colorado Air and Spaceport begins launch countdown

Adams County is a go for launch to hold a site operator license for a spaceport. That means the Front Range Airport, located in Watkins in Adams County, will be able to host horizontal takeoffs …
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