Blizzard pounds Elbert County

The blizzard that slammed Colorado on March 13 hit Elbert County particularly hard, bringing powerful winds, heavy snow and leaving hundreds of motorists stranded. The morning after the bomb cyclone, …
Elbert County becomes Second Amendment sanctuary
The Elbert County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to declare Elbert County a Second Amendment sanctuary county at their March 13 meeting. Commissioners heard comments from more than a …

Elizabeth man accused of killing his mother

An Elizabeth man was jailed March 12 on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his mother, according to court and jail records. Wade Garrett McVicker-Thornton, 24, is …

Chamber director has plethora of roles

Since 2015, Trista Ellis has been an integral part of the Elizabeth business community as executive director of the Elizabeth Area Chamber of Commerce. Her social acumen is apparent as she talks …

A child picks out some seeds at The GrowHaus’ annual Seed Swap last year. This year, the event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 23 at The GrowHaus, 4751 York St., in Denver.

Ready, set, grow

Humanity has always had a connection with the earth, said John Stolzle, a Colorado State University Extension agent in Jefferson County who specializes in horticulture, plant pathology and food …
Members of Sogetsu, a national school for Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, will demonstrate at the Denver Home Show March 22-24 at the National Western Complex.
Sonya's Sampler

Denver Home Show coming for three days

The Spring Denver Home Show will be filled with fresh ideas when it opens March 22-24 at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. Included will be demonstrations of Ikebana, Japanese …
Loretto Heights is the topic for two lectures presented by the Englewood Historical Society.

Learn about Loretto Heights’ history at presentation

“Loretto Heights — A Synopsis of Historical and Architectural Significance” will be Martha Kirkpatrick’s topic when she speaks twice on March 25 for the Englewood Historic Preservation …
Coming Attractions

Going back to the future with ‘1984’

Following the 2016 election and the first use of “alternate facts” by a representative of the federal government, George Orwell’s “1984” took the top spot on Amazon’s best-seller list, …
The “Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius” exhibit is one of the most comprehensive ever created about the Italian master. Visitors will get to explore his innovations in art, sciences, engineering and more.

The Renaissance man comes to life

To-do lists are a fairly common feature of daily life in the 21st century, but it turns out this organizational method has been around for centuries — just ask Italian Renaissance man Leonardo da …

Making time for March Madness

Doug Pruitt’s glass of a dark micobrew, sweating as it rested on a coaster at the Library Co., a bar in Castle Rock, was still half full. Arms crossed, eyes gazing upward at one of the four TVs …
Franktown musicians perform at the Hilltop Schoolhouse concert March 2. Donations at the free concert went to a Parker-generated military mission for overseas soldiers. From left, Olivia Angus, Stanley Plant, and Richard Linwood.

Band jams for charity at Americana Music Night

The Hilltop Station Band jammed out at the Hilltop Schoolhouse near Parker for Americana Music Night March 2. The concert benefited a project to send care packages to soldiers overseas. With two …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

‘Like’ is, like, not really something to, like, like

I am, like, tired of it. More than tired. It makes me puke. Vomit. Regurgitate. Retch. Heave. It is the extra-grammatical word “like” I am talking about. It adds nothing, it means nothing, but it …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Relationships around money are important to examine

When many people hear the term “financial adviser,” they may think of someone who mostly manages investments. While that may have been true in the past, today you may desire a holistic adviser …
Winning Words

Here’s a look at story behind the change

Thanks again for the emails and feedback, especially over these past two weeks as we discussed knowing when it’s time for a change, and the truth and secret to success. A very common question and …

Letter to the editor: Greetings Colorado!

How are you doing today? I am writing to you as part of a class project for the novel “The Watsons Go To Birmingham.” My classmates and I are contacting newspapers across the country in a …

Editorial cartoon for March 14

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