Elbert County news in a hurry


Music and art fest scheduled

Come celebrate all that’s creative at the 2013 Elizabeth Music and Art Festival set for Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Casey Jones Park, 4189 Highway 86, in Elizabeth. Enjoy some of the area’s finest musicians and bands, as well as fine artists and crafters. There’s still plenty of room for additional vendors and sponsors. For more information, visit www.elizabethfestival.com or email at info@elizabethfestival.com.

Simla DHS office closes

The Elbert County Dept. of Health and Human Services has announced the permanent closing of its Simla office, effective June 30. County residents needing assistance are asked to contact the DHS main office in Kiowa, located at 75 Ute Ave. For questions or appointments, call 1-866-616-3149 or the main front desk phone number at 303-621-3149.

Military golf tounament set

The 3rd Annual Homes for Our Troops Mulligans for Military Golf Tournament is set for Monday, Aug. 26 at Spring Valley Golf Club, 42350 CR 17-21, in Elizabeth. The 8 a.m. shotgun start event has room for 12 more teams. All proceeds generated from the tournament benefit the Homes for Our Troops Foundation, a nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted homes for disabled veterans. The fee for a foursome is $400. Sponsorships are available and donations are always welcome. For more information or to register, call Spring Valley PGA General Manager Justin Cirbo at 303-646-4240, ext. 18.

Inaugral campdraft event in Kiowa

The U.S. National Campdraft Association will host the first ever national campdraft clinic and competition at the Elbert County Fairgrounds, beginning Aug. 22 with a judges’ clinic, and continuing Aug. 23-24 with a competitors’ workshop.

Campdrafting is an Australian sport involving a horse, rider and cattle. The riding style is similar to that of Western events such as cutting, team penning, and ranch sorting.

The event wraps up Aug. 25, 2013 with the open campdraft competition. For more information about campdrafting, visit www.campdraft.us. For information about the clinics and event, contact Mary Harris at Kiowacountryc@earthlink.net or call 303-621-5836.


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