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‘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

Cardinals capture state gymnastics title

Elizabeth brought home a number of gymnastics honors as the Cardinals won the Class 4A state team title and Anastasia Buzalsky won the state all-around championship, plus she won state individual event championships in floor exercise, balance beam … more

Election results: Elbert County ballot issues on term limits and parks and rec

The following is a look at how the voting for some of the key ballot issues in Elbert County was shaping up in early returns the night of Nov. 7. Ballot Issue 1A Yes: 41.4 percent No: 58.6 … more

Elizabeth runner wins silver medal

While the Cardinals ran well, they didn't earn a team trophy, but Elizabeth junior David Fine received the silver medal as he was the second runner across the finish line at the Class 3A boys race that was part of the Oct. 28 State Cross Country … more

Residents’ input sought on county master plan

Planning Commission Chair Dan Rosales wants at least 5,000 Elbert County residents to take part in the feedback process for the Elbert County Master Plan. “We’re probably at 300 so far — that’s just a guesstimate,” Rosales … more

Draft county budget sees benefit from wind farm

After four months of analysis and number-crunching, a draft of the 2018 budget for Elbert County was publicly presented to the Board of County Commissioners at the Oct. 11 BOCC meeting. Although the numbers will likely be adjusted, the county … more
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