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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

Parker Task Force seeks Thanksgiving donations

The Parker Task Force food bank is seeking donations of holiday food baskets so local families in need can prepare Thanksgiving meals in their homes. Food baskets should feed a family of four to six, … more

Christmas for Kids helps families in need

Families in need this holiday season can get help getting toys for their children. The 2018 Christmas for Kids program allows family members to choose toys for their children from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. … more

Arvadan seeks to be first openly transgender person to hold state office

Brianna Titone, an Arvada resident seeking election to represent House District 27 in Jefferson County, is hoping to make history as the first openly transgender person to hold state office in … more

Telling stories on a digital stage

It will surprise no one to hear that there are many, many differences between life in New York City and Denver. But comedian and podcaster Crystal Beth has come across one that may not be immediately … more

Candidate hopes to get Libertarian message ‘out there’

In the race for governor, Scott Helker, the Libertarian candidate, is glad he’s coming in above the Mickey Mouse vote. A telephone survey conducted by Magellan Strategies LLC that took place … more

Lottery win isn’t necessary to be winner in generosity

How about the excitement most of us recently experienced during the lotteries? Mega Millions turned into billions of dollars and Powerball, as of the writing of this column, is creeping up on a … more

Shakespeare supposedly wrote a lot of great stuff

I have a dab of Shakespeare (1582-1616) memorized, and that’s about it. I am a failed scholar when it comes to most of it. Romeo and Juliet was set in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I think. I’ve … more

Sometimes today is better than the old days

I have admitted this before, but often I have a tendency to like the old way that things were done. However, I welcome the change the Colorado High School Activities Association adopted for the state … more

Church concert features piano masterpieces

Pianist Andrew Todd will perform a concert of piano masterpieces at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. Following two solo works for piano — … more

Navigating dating in dense Denver metro area

Along with traffic and housing costs, the population boom in the Denver metro area can affect a less obvious part of residents’ lives: navigating the dating world. “While that doesn’t make us … more

Rox Arts Gallery moves — a little

Aspen Grove shoppers may have noticed a parade of folks carrying paintings, panels, pottery and miscellaneous items up the sidewalk recently. How do you move an art gallery a short distance? The new … more

‘Shared Visions’ among art events linked to college

Is it Smooth? Soft? Solid? Ridged? Large? Small? Other? “Shared Visions” is the title for the repeat of a popular collaboration between ceramics, painting and 3-D design students from the … more

Drop off ballots, don’t mail them, state says

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, which oversees elections in the state, urged voters to drop off their ballots rather than mailing them after Oct. 29, according to a news release from the office. more

Elizabeth instructor named foreign language teacher of year

A Spanish teacher at Elizabeth High School has earned the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language teacher of the year award. Heather Witten has published books, developed curriculum, written blogs, … more

Accident claims life of 11-year-old in Elizabeth

The community was in mourning after the news of the reported accidental death of an 11-year-old Elizabeth boy over the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14. According to a letter to parents sent from Kurt … 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

Time to Talk: Public forum on mental health and its impact on families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community … 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

Letter to the editor: Say no to 74

Say no to 74 Amendment 74 is one of those proposals that sounds like a good idea but would have horrible consequences. If someone wants to open a pot shop in your neighborhood and the town passes a … more
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