Keyword: Elbert County Colorado
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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

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

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

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

‘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

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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