Keyword: Elbert County
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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

Elbert County thinks hemp plan will weed out problems

Elbert County is establishing a permitting system for something that looks scandalous, but is actually harmless. To the trained and untrained eye, hemp plants look exactly like marijuana — a crop … more

Hearing moved in Kiowa teacher murder case

The preliminary hearing in the murder case against Dan Pesch, the man accused of killing Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson in 2010, has been moved from March 30 to April 12 at 2 p.m. at the … more

Wind farm heads toward completion in Elbert County

The foundation is set for a project that will boost the economy and annually eliminate 1 million tons of carbon. The project that blows through the southeastern edge of Elbert County will be the … 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

Frontier High School keeps youths on track

A lack of credits. Behavior issues. No high school diploma in sight. Students across Elbert County and beyond apply to Frontier High School to obtain the future that eluded them in a traditional … 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

`TV Tuesdays' is a hit

Every other week the student-created, award-winning “TV Tuesdays” program is aired to the whiteboards in every Elizabeth High School classroom. Hundreds of student hours of planning, preparation, … more

Library district sues board of county commissioners

A policy recently adopted by Elbert County's board of commissioners is the target of a lawsuit filed by Pines and Plains Libraries, which believes the policy violates a state law protecting public … more

Soup drive supports local food banks

Help restock the local Elbert County food banks by donating cans of soup. The canned soup drive is organized by the Ranchland Republican Women and Pines and Plains Libraries. Cans of soup can be … more

Arrest made in 2010 slaying of teacher

The Elbert County Sheriff's Office announced it has arrested Dan Pesch, 34, in connection with the 2010 death of Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson. Pesch was arrested on Dec. 19 in Littleton by … more

Q&A with Elbert County Attorney Bart Greer

Elbert County Attorney Bart Greer, who took his position in the summer of 2017 after the resignation of predecessor Wade Gateley, recently spoke with the Elbert County News about himself and his job. … more

Residents learn about comprehensive plan

The Elbert County Planning Commission hosted the third of three comprehensive plan workshops on Nov. 15 at the county fairgrounds in Kiowa. Kurt Culbertson of Design Workshop presented a slide show … more

Indictment paints picture of large pot-trafficking ring in south metro area

An enterprise based in the south metro Denver area sent marijuana through the mail, sold it to out-of-state buyers and cultivated pot in upscale neighborhoods, according to a 98-page indictment. Two … more

24 suspects indicted in illegal marijuana-grow operation

Two dozen people suspected of participating in a drug-trafficking ring that illegally grew marijuana in at least 10 homes in Arapahoe, Douglas and Elbert counties have been indicted on at least nine … more

Public works chief talks about the road ahead

Rory Hale began working as the Elbert County public works director in August. He brought with him 25 years of experience in municipal and county governments, including time in Kansas as an … more

New sheriff, treasurer to be chosen in 2018

With about four in 10 eligible voters taking part in Elbert County’s Nov. 7 election, a bid to lengthen term limits for the sheriff and treasurer were decisively defeated and the Elizabeth School Board saw two newcomers elected along with the … more
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