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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

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

Complaint against Elbert County housing development dismissed

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed last fall that alleged Elbert County commissioners acted improperly when they approved a large housing development in the northwest portion of the county. The … more

Trustees approve rezoning for Walnut Square apartments

The Elizabeth Board of Trustees approved a zoning change during a recent meeting for the property located at 120 Walnut St. to allow multi-family dwellings. The site, which has been empty for more … 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

Single vote separates commissioner candidates in Elbert County GOP primary

The power of one vote is on display in the Republican primary for Elbert County District 2 commissioner. That's what separates the two candidates, one of whom will emerge the winner after a recount. … more

Survey cites concerns with growth, commissioners

More than 600 residents of Elbert County completed and returned the county’s first Citizen Engagement Survey, which was mailed to 12,000 property owners of record this spring. The survey was … more

Republican primary for Elbert County commissioner too close to call

The Republican primary race for the District 2 Elbert County commissioner seat remained too close to call a day after the June 26 election. Rick Pettitt held an eight-vote advantage over Anthony … 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

Second skunk in Elbert County tests positive for rabies

Pet owners in Elbert County are being encouraged to make sure their pets' vaccinations are up-to-date after a second skunk in the area has tested positive for rabies. The skunk was found near the … 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
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