Keyword: Elbert County
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Elbert County deputy cleared in fatal Taser incident

An Elbert County sheriff's deputy was justified in using a Taser to help detain an armed man who died shortly after, according to a review by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office. The … more

Heap looks back at years as sheriff

After serving two terms as Elbert County's top law enforcement official, Sheriff Shayne Heap is preparing to turn the reins over to the new sheriff in town come January, and said the exceptional … more

Murder suspect no stranger to false confessions

Six days before Christmas 2017 came shocking news: Authorities had arrested a man in the 2010 murder of Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson. Elbert County investigators charged Daniel Pesch, a … more

Independence project breaks ground in Elbert County

More than 100 local officials and community members gathered Aug. 24 for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Independence community, which is being touted as Colorado's largest residential … more

Q&A with Tim Norton, Republican candidate for Elbert County sheriff

Tell us a little about yourself. I moved to Elbert County in 2016 with my wife and son, after retiring from more than 30 years in law enforcement. We bought a ranch in the eastern portion of Elbert … more

Q&A with Don Charobee, Democratic candidate for Elbert County sheriff

Tell us a little about yourself. I first moved to Colorado in 1987 with my wife of 38 years, Julie. I was promoted to a supervisory position in Atlanta, and returned to Colorado in 2006. We purchased … more

Ranch a place for wounds to heal

Suzy MacKenzie’s passion has always been helping people so, after 40 years in the mission field, she moved to Elizabeth and founded the Eagle’s Nest Equine Therapy Ranch. “We are a nonprofit … more

From courtroom to camouflage

Deputy district attorney Rory Devlin, who currently serves as the 18th Judicial District’s sole prosecutor for Elbert County, is preparing to swap out his suit and tie for camouflage attire, … more

Pettitt wins by two votes after recount in GOP primary for Elbert County commissioner

More than 20 days after the election, a winner emerged in the Republican primary for Elbert County District 2 commissioner. After a recount, the final margin doubled — from one vote to two. Rick … more

Elbert County Coyotes softball team headed to World Series in Florida

It took a sizable commitment, but the Elbert County Coyotes girls fast-pitch softball team will be playing in the Babe Ruth World Series. The Coyotes, a U14 team, won the Babe Ruth state tournament … more

Settlement ends library district’s suit against county

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by Pines and Plains Libraries against the Elbert County Board of County Commissioners. A key part of the settlement is the creation of an … more
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