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Elbert County budget allows addition of staff

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners approved the 2019 budget during the Dec. 19 meeting, with a gain of about $1.5 million over the 2018 budget in the comparison of revenues over … more

DA to examine claims of innocence for convicted

Taking a proactive approach, the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office has launched a process to investigate “legitimate” claims that convicted individuals may be innocent, the office … more

Stories of the year: Elbert County and beyond

A suspect’s arrest in December 2017 inspired hope of justice among friends and family members of Randy Wilson, a Kiowa teacher who was found dead, believed by authorities to have been murdered, in … more

Murder charge dropped in Elbert County teacher death case

Nearly a year after he was booked into the Elbert County Jail, a judge on Dec. 3 dismissed the murder charge against the suspect in the death of Kiowa teacher Randy Wilson. The dismissal came at the … more

Ag education center to reboot site plans

The Elbert County Agricultural Alliance, a group formed last year that consists of rural business owners from Elbert County, has withdrawn its proposal for a homestead-style education center in an … more

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

Potter's work harkens back to ancient Native Americans

When Elbert County resident Propone creates artworks on her potter's wheel she is doing it much the same way as her Native American ancestors. “I am a member of the Kickapoo tribe and I am proud of … more

Citizen group aims to guide growth

Elbert County resident Carla Hagood moved to the county for many of the same reasons many residents do — the country feel and rural spaces. She, along with many others in the county, have been … 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

Development will be under special districts

Approximately 18 months from now, the first homes will be available for move-in at the new Independence community in Elbert County, according to Tim Craft, principal of the developer, Craft … 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

Zone would allow new uses for property in Elbert County

From the moment man first pounded stakes into the ground and declared that piece of property his, land disputes, and the right to use private property for whatever the landowner wanted, have been a … 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
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