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How the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership battles opioid misuse

When the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership formed in 2016, the group aimed to battle the opioid epidemic from every angle. Members drafted a plan in which workgroups would focus on six key …

County budget allows addition of staff

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners approved the 2019 budget during the Dec. 19 meeting, with a gain of about $1.5 million over the 2018 budget in the comparison of revenues over …
Polis

Polis inauguration highlights theme of 'Colorado for All'

Democrat Jared Polis' inauguration as the first openly gay U.S. governor firmly moved Colorado to a darker shade of blue as he vowed to expand health care, pursue publicly funded preschool and …

Cancer death rate continues long decline

The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report. Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths. Advances in early detection …
Brauchler

DA to examine claims of innocence for convicted

Taking a proactive approach, the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office has launched a process to investigate “legitimate” claims that convicted individuals may be innocent, the office …
Education
Friends Arwyn Moyes, 7, right, and Evelyn Erickson, 7, spent the evening learning about robots and computer coding during Elizabeth High School's first annual "Hour of Code" event Dec. 12.

Learning the language of computers

Nearly 100 parents and students from the Elizabeth School District showed up for Elizabeth High School's first annual “Hour of Code” event Dec. 12, where they spent the evening playing with …

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 …

Ballot issue passes for Elizabeth schools

Voters in the Elizabeth School District approved a mill levy override through Issue 4A in the November election, allowing Elizabeth schools to continue receiving $1.59 million each year, which the …
Scheffel

Scheffel wins race for state board of education

Democrat Tim Krug, of Franktown, and Republican Debora Scheffel, of Parker, were each vying for the state board of education seat for the 4th Congressional District in the Nov. 6 election. Scheffel …

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, …
Business

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. …

Businesses get reprieve from new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for Colorado businesses to comply with new sales tax rules to May 31, 2019. The emergency rules, which were enacted Sept. 26, originally …

Peaceful Valley dining hall project breaks ground

The Kephardt dining hall at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch is undergoing a renovation and expansion, increasing the capacity of its seating and meal prep areas from 350 to up to 700 campers. The Denver …

EDZ gets pushed down road again

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners voted to continue the discussion on the Economic Development Zone Overlay at the Dec. 5 BOCC meeting, stating that changes made to the plan were not …

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many …
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