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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

Elizabeth HS grads look to future

Four graduating seniors at Elizabeth high school shared their thoughts in a Q&A with Colorado Community Media as they prepare for the next stage of life. Kayne Weidenbacher What activities do you … more

Outstanding class graduating from Elizabeth High

“Outdoorsy.” “Active.” “Competitive.” “Responsible.” “Ingenious.” “Motivated.” “Like a family.” This is how teachers, administration, younger students and current seniors … more

Events lead up to Stampede

The Elizabeth Stampede is a couple of weeks away but the community rodeo on May 19 and gymkhana on May 20 traditionally launch the events that are part of the May 31-June 2 Stampede. “The community … more

More details emerge in teacher murder case

Details are beginning to emerge in the case against Dan Pesch, the man charged with murder in the 2010 death of popular Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson. Pesch, 34, was arrested a few days … more

Program offers path from military to civilian careers

Douglas Chimenti guided 650 soldiers and their families across three countries. His annual budget was about $3 million. He knows how to calculate trajectory. Chimenti recently applied to about 90 … more

‘He would want us to forgive’: Arrest made years after teacher's death

Kiowa High School let out for the summer in May 2010, with popular science teacher Randy Wilson’s youngest son Dean among the 29 graduates. Wilson’s sons Cody and Weston had recently told their … more

‘You can’t fill those shoes’: Teachers, students remember slain teacher

A wooden cross marks the lonely prairie crossroads where Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson was found dead in 2010. At the school, 16 miles south, Wilson’s final, stoic yearbook photo hangs in … more

Cardinals win diamond opener

Elizabeth's baseball team provided a sizable home crowd with a lot to cheer about March 8 as they opened the season with a 5-3 win over Cheyenne Mountain. The Cardinals led midway through the game … more

Brush fire destroys nine structures near Kiowa

A brush fire fueled by strong winds and dry conditions destroyed four homes and five outbuildings in the rural area south of Kiowa on March 4, according to the Elbert County Sheriff's Office. No … more

Ex-Kiowa mayor gets probation for threatening son with gun

The former mayor of Kiowa has been placed on probation for four years for threatening his son with a gun. Lawrence Perreault, 45, was the mayor of the town at the time of his arrest in April 2017. … more
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