Elbert County news in a hurry

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Locations close for holiday

In observance of Labor Day on Sept. 2, all Elbert County offices and libraries will be closed. Regular business hours will resume on Sept. 3. For more information, contact the county at 303-621-2341, or the library at 303-646-3416.

Mounted shooting slated

Cowboy mounted shooting is one of the fastest-growing equine sports in the world. Those who like guns and fast horses will want to attend the Colorado Regulators Rendezvous Shoot, Sept. 14-15.

Details are still being finalized, but a jackpot event is scheduled, as are a long gun competition, barbecue and potluck. For more information and updates, contact Dan Perusek at 970-301-8816 or by email at jusropn@yahoo.com.

Democrats host picnic

The Elbert County Democrats will host a picnic at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Casey Jones Park Pavilion, 4189 Highway 86, in Elizabeth. There will be food, a pie auction and lots of opportunities to learn about the oil, gas and water issues facing the county.

The Elbert County Water Panel will answer questions regarding water rights, water adjudication, how aquifers work and how hydraulic fracturing may impact the county.

Vic Meyers, who is challenging Republican Congressman Cory Gardner, will be on hand to talk about his candidacy and his platforms. A speaker from the Mothers’ Project, a global coalition of mothers united on behalf of children, will discuss the exploitation of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing. For more information, contact Elbert County Democrats Chairwoman Jill Duvall at jduvall908@aol.com.