Elbert County's COVID-19 numbers climbing toward 'red' territory

Five people in Elbert County had died of COVID-19 as of Nov. 24. As of that same day, 562 residents had been diagnosed with the virus, and with the numbers increasing at an alarming rate each day, …

Elbert County deputies have discretion on wearing masks

Steven Joanis regularly drives from his home in Sedalia to his property in Kansas, passing through Elbert County to do so. Joanis, a retired military veteran and lifelong supporter of law enforcement …

County to weigh road plans tied to Spring Valley Ranch

Jim Marshall, developer of the Spring Valley Ranch community north of Elizabeth, is set to appear before the Elbert County Planning Commission at 7 p.m. on Dec.1 to present proposed changes to the …

Elbert County officials give thanks

The Elbert County News asked local officials what they are thankful for as the Thanksgiving holiday approached. Here are their answers: Tim Norton Elbert County sheriff As this Thanksgiving season …

Applications being taken for Christmas for Kids

The Elbert County Coalition Outreach is accepting applications for its annual Christmas for Kids event, to help families in need for the Christmas holiday. Applications need to be submitted to ECCO, …

COVID-19 prompts Kiowa schools to go virtual

Schools in Elbert County School District C-2 — the Kiowa schools — have been closed to in-person learning, due to more than 65 cases of staff and students being quarantined after positive …

Coming Attractions

Arvada Center brings nostalgia, humor to holiday offerings

There’s no doubt the holidays this year are going to be both familiar and totally different as the country struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arvada Center is embracing that dichotomy with …
The book cover for “Secret Denver” by Eric Peterson and David Lewis.
Arts & entertainment

Miles of secrets in the Mile High City

Most people are familiar with Rocky Flats in northwest Jefferson County, and the role it played in creating nuclear weapons parts. But if one lives on the east side of Denver, it’s entirely …
Kim Mangle, a Golden resident, partners with several local businesses that sell her masks. The masks are also available at etsy.com/shop/5280masks.

‘Not for the lighthearted’: Intrepid entrepreneurs open up shop during the pandemic

Before the pandemic hit, Kim Mangle’s nonprofit consultancy business was booming. Then, COVID-19 arrived and her income dried up almost overnight. “I had this 48-hour period where I went from …
Hudson Gardens can help you become a beekeeper.
Sonya's Sampler

Honeybee program available online

Hudson Gardens has rescheduled “The Amazing Honeybee” from Nov. 11 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 17, and it might provide some readers with a new interest — you can pursue a list of classes at the Gardens …
“Egalite” photograph by Loren Gilbert is included in the “It’s a Small World” exhibit at Town Hall Arts Center. It’s a clock set in a historic stone building.

Miniature arts show is kind of a big deal

Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery in downtown Littleton is an inviting and quiet spot to do some holiday shopping and you can take any art purchased with you on the day you visit. Members of …
Coming Attractions

Sharing ‘Daddy Bruce’s’ story this holiday season

If you’ve been in the Denver metro area for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the name Bruce Randolph at least one or twice. You might recognize it as a street name, the name of …
“The Nutcracker” by Colorado Ballet will be broadcast six times on Rocky Mountain PBS during the holiday season, starting at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and also will be streamed at no cost on the Rocky Mountain PBS app.
Sonya's Sampler

Colorado Ballet’s iconic ‘Nutcracker’ set for TV

We just learned that Colorado Ballet will partner with Rocky Mountain PBS (Channel 6 in the Denver area) to broadcast “The Nutcracker,” beginning at 7 p.m. on the evening of Thanksgiving, Nov. …

Welcoming new members to our media family

In February 2012, my wife Ann and I acquired nine community newspapers from a Texas-based company, all in South Metro Denver and in two communities near Colorado Springs. At that time, I had been …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Behavior clears path and motivation follows

One question that I seem to be getting more of these days is around motivation. Not only are people asking how to get motivated, but they are also asking how they can stay motivated. “People often …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Going forward and looking back

It won’t be long before we’ll start to see trees strapped to cars and colored lights outlining houses; maybe a few front lawn inflatables; countless advertisements; and familiar holiday songs. …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

A look at planning in the post-election period

The election is finally over, and we have a few short weeks to finish any 2020 planning strategies before the New Year. As of this writing, some states are still counting votes, but with the majority …
Winning Words

The pebble, the ripple, the current or the wave

Sometimes it is the current or the wave that gets all the attention, but maybe we can first begin by talking about the pebble and the ripple, and even our own role as either one in the creation of …
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