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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
Bret McClendon has been hired as the new principal at Elizabeth High School. McClendon is currently the principal of McPherson High School in Kansas. McPherson is a medium-sized community just north of Wichita. The high school is about the same … more
Social studies teacher Matt Parish stands in front of a whiteboard with the outline of Russia projected on his face. He points to the boot-shaped county on a multicolored map of Europe identical to the one the students had just finished studying on … 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
Citing budgetary matters, the Pines and Plains Library District Board of Trustees voted 3-1 on Jan. 28 to eliminate the full-time director position, meaning Kari May's job will end Feb. 13. The proposed change had been the subject of a special … 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
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
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