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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
A Parker man was killed after his motorcycle struck an oncoming car on Highway 83 south of Bayou Gulch Road. Aaron Gallegos, 45, was traveling northbound on Highway 83 when his 1980 Harley … 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
George Claggett was a Marine who lived by his own definition of karma. 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
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
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
The Elbert County commissioners have approved $360,000 in funding for the county assessor's office to enter into a professional services agreement with Thimgan & Associates, an ad-valorem valuation-consulting firm located in La Junta.  The … more
Two candidates with good name recognition are seeking a job as part of a down-ticket ballot race that isn't getting the same kind of attention as other statewide contests. “It doesn't get talked about compared to the congressional races, but … more
Although some residents may have been startled to see Humvees and police cruisers crawling around Happy Canyon on May 3, it was only a mock wildfire drill that had public safety officials converging on the subdivision. But with warmer … more
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