Xtreme Bulls event is crowd-pleaser

The stands were packed at Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth on the night of June 4 as 43 bull riders competed for the title of top cowboy at the Xtreme Bulls Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event. …

Independence meeting brings out questions

The Independence residential development north of Elizabeth, originally approved in 2010, has been a point of contention for local residents, sparking heated conversation and concerns about the …

Elizabeth High to welcome international students

Elizabeth High School is welcoming new international foreign exchange students for the 2021-2022 school year. The program is called Education First (EF) High School Exchange Year and welcomes …

Elbert County News welcomes new lead writer

I would like to introduce myself as the newest lead writer for the Elbert County News and express my goals for contributions moving forward. I am 33 years old and I live in the Spring Valley Ranch …

Elizabeth Stampede struggles to keep rodeo going

Volunteers with the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo are “cautiously optimistic” that the rodeo, which dates back to as early as 1937, will be operating at full capacity for the June event, which will be …
Main Street lined with vendors for 2021 ElizaBash.

Local artisans are highlights of ElizaBash

Vendors lined Main Street in Downtown Elizabeth on June 5 for the annual ElizaBash street fair. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 85 local artisans, businesses, political organizations and candidates stood …
Gov. Jared Polis, center, visits a mobile vaccine clinic, an effort supported by state officials to bring vaccinations sites to locations around Colorado. The state has two bus routes and was to announce a third soon.

Colorado vaccine effort hopes to close gap for minority, low-income areas

Even with Colorado’s six mass vaccination sites around the state up and running — and with local health providers also putting shots in arms — state officials knew they needed to go further to …
Students from Simla High stay focused while participating in a Matchwits tournament last month.

Simla Matchwits team competes at state level

Five students from the Simla High School Matchwits put their trivia skills to the test during the Colorado State Knowledge Bowl March 15 and 16. The team competed against 60 teams from across …
After shivering and struggling for more than six hours, the 20-year-old horse survived thanks to the work of the Dads of Castle Rock.

Dads of Castle Rock save horse in snowstorm

As the fourth worst snowstorm in the Denver metro's history made its way into Castle Rock last month, a group of dads were called to help save a 20-year-old horse. A group known as Dads of Castle …
U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper speaks outside the Malley Senior Recreation Center in Englewood on April 1. Hickenlooper praised the impact federal funds have had on clinics like the one held inside Malley, which is focusing on people who have difficulty accessing larger or more distant vaccination sites.

Hickenlooper touts federal help at vaccine clinic

Sen. John Hickenlooper paid a visit to an Englewood vaccination site on April 1, touting the impact of federal dollars as the race to vaccinate Coloradans against COVID-19 picks up steam. “It’s …
Elizabeth holds line on COVID restrictions

Several jurisdictions throughout Colorado, including Monument and Douglas County, have recently declared they will be lifting all state COVID-19 restrictions on the county level, and are demanding …

Elizabeth students get taste of life in trades

Students from Elizabeth High School left the classroom behind March 10 and traveled to the Independence community, where they learned about the many career opportunities in trade industries such as …

Douglas County commissioners choose new board of health member

Douglas County has a new board of health member after the county commissioners made the appointment final during a March 9 meeting. Dr. Linda Fielding, a radiologist and associate professor at the …

Michael Norton
Winning Words

Truer words may have never been spoken

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” — Falsely attributed to Abraham Lincoln When I …
Coming Attractions

The Alpine Choral finds a road home

It’s difficult to imagine the challenge that an artist faces when they’re used to rehearsing and performing as part of a group, and suddenly find themselves in a situation where they must work on …

Protecting your skin while not staying in

Coloradans love to tout the state’s sunshine with the warmth and mood boost it provides, but the sun’s rays also are something to be reckoned with, especially as we get into the swing of summer. …
Coming Attractions

A million-dollar night of musical theater

The Arvada Center is celebrating the return of live musical theater with an experience that will be novel for both performers and audiences — musical theater outside. For the first time in 19 …
“Each/Other” is a large-scale she-wolf sculpture in the exhibit of the same name at Denver Art Museum.

‘Each/Other’ collaboration on display until August

“Each/Other” is the first exhibition to feature the works of contemporary Indigenous artists Marie Watt (Seneca, Scottish, German) and Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, …
Water plants will be for sale June 6 at Hudson Gardens in Littleton.

Annual water garden sale coming June 6

The Colorado Water Garden Society will host its annual sale on June 6, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Admission is free and visitors may want to …
The Arapahoe County Fair returns this summer, filled with down-home fun and rides.

Best. Summer. Ever.

Did your funnel cake intake stay at zero last year? Has it been a while since you’ve danced in anything but pajamas? If you’re among the millions ready to shed some pent-up energy as the summer …
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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Failing to be facile was tassel-related hassle

You might think being chosen to speak at a high school graduation ceremony would be a welcome opportunity, especially for someone who is filled with opinions and loves the English language. No, I was …

Letter to the editor: Congratulations to Healeys

Congratulations to Healeys Congratulations to Jerry and Ann Healey! You know when it’s time to move on. I commend you! However, afford me the opportunity to thank you for a job well done! Years …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Rehearsing success leads to success

When we anticipate the future, do we see ourselves winning or succeeding? Or do we look into our future and see only losses or failure ahead? Some could see this as a simple difference between …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A numeral, a letter, and unsure what's better

What's 5G? What happened to 4G? Is 5G better than 4G? Is 6G next? Will the commercials for 6G be better than the commercials for 5G? The commercials for 5G give me a headache. Especially the ones …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Have you found what you are looking for?

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For — Song by U2 Most of us are probably familiar with this song by U2, if not, I highly recommend giving it a listen. This song popped into my head …
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