Sports leagues OK’d with restrictions in Elbert County

Elbert County has received approval of its third variance request from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, excusing it from certain state rules aimed at containing the …

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 …

Coming Attractions

The Art of the Brick welcomes guests back to DMNS

A space with about 10 million Lego bricks in it probably sounds like a dream come true for many children (and quite a few adults as well), but for artist Nathan Sawaya, that's just his workspace. …
The Garth Brooks drive-in concert series invites people to park their cars and enjoy a screening of a Brooks concert while large events remain banned throughout the country. Brooks' virtual concert came to the Park Meadows mall June 27.

Virtual Garth Brooks: Drive-in concert comes to Lone Tree

The southeast parking lot of Park Meadows mall turned into a drive-in for a night. A Garth Brooks live pop-up concert took place June 27 at the Lone Tree shopping complex, attracting dozens of …
This image of graffiti-style lettering and cartoon figures that have been painted on the windows of the Irish Rover bar on South Broadway has been added to the library's collection of images documenting COVID-19's impact on the Denver area, which can be viewed online.

Documenting a pandemic in Denver

When six-year-old Noah Alpert decided to express his feelings about his life during the COVID-19 pandemic in a song, he never could have imagined that song would someday end up in the collection of a …

Nature writer honored for lifetime of work

Nature and wildlife writer Mary Taylor Young of Castle Rock was honored by the Colorado Authors League as the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner in a virtual June ceremony held by the 89-year-old …
A staff member at the Dumb Friends League takes a photo with an adoptable pet, Indiana, during the COVID-19 crisis.

Pet owners adopting, keeping animals during COVID-19

May 26 marked the first day that the Denver Animal Shelter reopened its animal adoptions after more than two months of suspending the process during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. That day, …
Coming Attractions

‘Silent Rose’ is anything but

One of the worst things a storyteller can do when telling the story of, or to, young people is condescend to them. Many don’t take the thoughts and opinions of young people seriously, and that’s …
SONYA'S SAMPLER

Arts community has shows and sad news

Each year, the Colorado Watercolor Society holds a statewide exhibit that brings out many fine paintings — very much worth an excursion to enjoy them.
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LIVING & AGING WELL

Story sharing brings families together, even if apart

Do your children and grandchildren know the story of how your parents met? How about your grandparents?
Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

What are we talking about?

There is a quote that some of us may have heard before, and it is a quote that is often attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt. This is another of those timeless quotes that never seems to lose its …
Craig Marshall Smith
QUIET DESPERATION

Oh, fireworks, it’s so bad to hear from you

Choosing a cliché carefully, this essay will probably fall on deaf ears. After all, what would the Fourth of July be without fireworks? For one thing: enjoyable. Maybe this year it will be quieter …
Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

Rounding out our wheel of life

A couple of weeks ago I had written about the wheel of life and making sure that we try and find balance in all areas of life.
Craig Marshall Smith
QUIET DESPERATION

Overblown sports deserve to see the clock run out

Jonathan Swift had “A Modest Proposal” and so do I. Let’s do away with all college and professional baseball, basketball and football teams. I, for one, would live.
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