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When Director of Human Resources Kin Shuman came to Elizabeth Schools in the summer of 2013, he couldn't believe the number of teachers he needed to replace. “During my first hiring season we had to replace 41 teachers out of 134,” Shuman … more
Citing a long list of needs, the Elizabeth Schools Board of Education has voted to place two tax measures on the November ballot. The first question is a request for a $1 million mill levy override. The other seeks to allow the school district to … more
Some south metro-area residents are lending their faces and voices to the fracking debate, appearing on pro-fracking fliers published by Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development. CRED, a nonprofit formed in August 2013 by publicly traded … more
The sudden appearance of sober-living houses in the middle of two residential subdivisions has the neighbors talking. On-street parking became limited. A constant stream of people filed in and out of a rental home. The activity began in late … more
Leaky roofs at Singing Hills Elementary and Elizabeth High School are just the most outward signs of aging infrastructure issues facing Elizabeth Schools. At Elizabeth High School, water came pouring into the school's cafetorium as recently as … more
Colorado's two Democratic senators split votes on a failed effort in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 18 to move forward with construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. Sixty votes were needed to pass the bill in order to prevent a … more
Terry Wilson thinks long and hard before deciding which bus to send out to a particular event. With so many late nights and early mornings of providing transport for Elizabeth School District students, the last thing he wants is for one of the … more
When it became clear Taylor Llewellyn would never recover from the trauma sustained in an Oct. 22 head-on crash, her mother gave her one final directive. "When I said goodbye, I leaned down, kissed her and said, 'Baby, go save lives'," Nicolle Llewellyn said. more
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Peaceful interactions were common between settlers and Native Americans living in present-day Douglas and Elbert counties before the bloody clashes that put a stain on the history of that time period. Elizabeth Tallman, the wife of one the … more
The first couple lanes on the Elizabeth High School track are dangerous. Cracks. Holes, some small, some large. Patches of the burnt-orange rubber coming off the asphalt it should be securely connected to. Coaches know which spots to avoid … more
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