Elbert County takes health rules into its own hands

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners has voted unanimously to allow graduation ceremonies for Simla, Kiowa and Elizabeth high schools, and to allow houses of worship to resume in-person …

EHS senior awarded Boettcher Scholarship

More than 1,400 high school seniors in Colorado apply for the prestigious Boettcher Scholarship each year. Only 42 are awarded. Elizabeth High School senior Colton Arciniaga was one of the 42 to …

Self-sustaining community of tiny houses proposed

Bernie Schmidt comes from a long line of builders. As a child born to a builder and growing up in Ohio, he began building early as he worked alongside his father. After graduating from Northwestern …

Some laid-off Colorado workers refusing employers' back-to-work calls

As limits on business operations triggered by the coronavirus pandemic are slowly being relaxed across Colorado, some employers are asking their laid-off workers to come back to work — but not all …

Peak Vista expands COVID-19 testing in Kiowa

Peak Vista Community Health Centers is now offering COVID-19 testing opportunities at its health center at Kiowa for symptomatic individuals 12 years of age and older. No appointment or doctor's …

Graduation ceremonies remain uncertain

School officials from Elizabeth School District, Elbert County School District C-2 in Kiowa and Big Sandy 100J District in Simla are trying to figure out the best way to hold commencement ceremonies …

N. Piyalyp water lilies are among the plants to be offered at the Colorado Water Garden Society’s Annual Plant Sale.

Travel virtually to gallery exhibit

As of June 2, Littleton's Depot Art Center members will host a virtual exhibit called “Travel With Us” online at depotartgallery.org. Presented: “King's Dream” created with mixed media by …

Historical society program presented online

The May program of the Highlands Ranch Historical Society on the archeologics site of Tel Shimron in Israel can be viewed via PowerPoint and video, and those interested can view it at any time. The …

Elbert County Museum closed for the summer

The Elbert County Historical Society will close the Elbert County Museum through the rest of 2020. The COVID-19 virus also has forced the cancellation of the 20th annual Pioneer Fourth Celebration. …
A large heart bearing the word “hope” sits on the wall of the building that houses The Englewood Tavern on South Broadway May 20. Artist Koko Bayer has placed the hearts throughout the Denver metro area — including a 12-foot-by-12-foot version of it on the Arvada Center building, according to Collin Parson, the center’s director of galleries and curator. “It’s things like those that give me hope and energy to keep getting art out there,” Parson said.

A change of art: Creative souls face challenges amid pandemic

Whatever an artist's gig is, it likely was turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic's arrival in Colorado.
Robin Kniech

Equitable recovery is needed in COVID-19 crisis

There is no question our economy will have to be rebuilt following the disruption caused by COVID-19. The question is, how? Do we try to replicate the way it was before, or do we seek to reshape and …
General Manager Matt Niemann at the Golden Plum Creek Garden Market.

Garden centers open up during this COVID-19 spring

Springtime means it is gardening season, and especially with extra time at home for most folks, it seems an especially good time for it.   Plum Creek Garden Market opened up for limited …

Winning artists show works at museum

“per*spec*tives” is scheduled to hang at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, from May 22 to July 19. It will feature works by two Colorado artists: Courtney Cotton and Gabrielle …
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Threat comes with opportunity

COVID-19 is perhaps the greatest threat to our collective lives — or maybe, one of our greatest opportunities. A May 14 article in the May 14 issue of The Lone Tree Voice brings both into stark …

Masks are path to reopening

Occam's Razor stipulates that the simplest solution is usually the best solution. All of us want to reopen — we all want the economy to stabilize, to attend family reunions, send our kids back to …

How to be perfect in a pandemic

I woke up this morning, before my alarm, to the loud clanking sound of construction equipment. Now, I don't live on a busy street. In fact, I live in the back end of a usually quiet townhome complex …

Edging back to a more normal work flow

Like so many, I'm one who craves a degree of predictability in day-to-day life that is sadly missing in this COVID-19 environment. I plot the daily end-of-day reports coming from the mayor's office, …
Quiet Desperation

What’s the bad word? The gall’s in your court

I am accepting nominations for the first annual Like It Or Not List of Banished Words from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. My list shamelessly but gratefully …
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