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Q&A with Kimmi Lewis, Republican candidate for HD 64

Tell us a little about yourself. I have lived in Colorado my whole life (61 years). I grew up on a family ranch and my late husband and I bought it from my family after 17 years of marriage. I am a …
Baird

Q&A with Teri Nilson Baird, Democratic candidate for HD 64

Tell us a little about yourself. I live on a small ranch east of Kiowa, where my husband and I raise llamas. We moved here in 1997, seeking escape from the stress of Washington, D.C. I am retired …
Election 2018

Attorney general race draws sharp line between candidates' approaches

One prosecuted the Aurora theater shooter. The other worked as an assistant to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. One's the elected district attorney in a south metro district of more than 1 …
Election 2018

Get to know the state ballot measures

Colorado voters will decide on 13 state-level measures, addressing big issues like education and road funding, oil and gas setbacks, and congressional redistricting. The measures are of three types: …

Fundraiser to benefit Colorado Feeding Kids

Unity on the Avenue plans its 2018 community outreach fundraiser to benefit Colorado Feeding Kids, a local nonprofit that provides nonperishable meals to Colorado kids and families through food banks …
Education

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 …
Business
Tony Baker, owner of Third Bridge winery, presses grapes as part of the wine-making process. Third Bridge wines will be among the featured beverages at the Oct. 6 Wine in the Pines event held on Main Street in Elizabeth. The event featuring wine tasting and entertainment will run from 4 to 8 p.m.

Winery taking part in festival is couple’s labor of love

The annual Wine in the Pines event will celebrate the 128th anniversary of the founding of Elizabeth, and Elbert County’s Third Bridge Winery is among the local wineries featured at the event. This …
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 …

Work is underway that will make the historic Carlson Building on Main Street home to the Elizabeth Brewing Co. Plans are to be brewing beer that will be available in the Carlson’s second floor tap room by September.

Brewery plans hit bump that delays opening date

Assuming that work progresses on the most recent schedule, Elizabeth Brewing Co. will open for business in September, after delays in construction prevented the planned August opening. Emily Briggs, …
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