Assessor's office receives international distinction

The Elbert County Assessor's Office received the Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration from the International Association of Assessing Officers, a distinction awarded to only 51 …

Q&A with Chris Richardson, candidate for Elbert County commissioner, District 1

Party: Republican Contact: Occupation: County commissioner, retired U.S. Army colonel Why are you seeking to remain in this office? I care about Elbert County — its …

Q&A with Scott Lampman, write-in candidate for Elbert County commissioner, District 1

Party: Republican Contact: Occupation: I am a United States Air Force veteran and have worked in the defense industry for 36 years. Following my military …

Q&A with Grant Thayer, candidate for Elbert County commissioner, District 3

Party: Republican Contact: grant.thayer@elbertcounty Occupation: I have a very eclectic background. I stared out as a laborer in the oil patch, then went on and got an engineering degree. I …

Q&A with Kathleen Conway, candidate for Elbert County commissioner, District 3

Party: Democratic Contact: Occupation: I am retired after working in mortgage banking with Security Pacific Mortgage and First National Bank of Denver. I was also the Chief Deputy …

Pot proposals get poor reviews in Kiowa

Approximately 50 community members gathered at Majestic View Church on Oct. 1 to discuss the possible pitfalls of allowing marijuana businesses in the town of Kiowa. The meeting was sponsored by a …

County gives go-ahead to telecom tower

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners, at the Oct. 14 meeting, voted unanimously to approve a special use by review that will allow a 304-foot telecommunications tower to be built on land …

Elizabeth senior honored for test scores

Elizabeth High School senior Peter Johnson, 17, was named a commended student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. He received a letter of commendation from Principal Bret McClendon for …

Q&A with John Kellner, candidate for 18th Judicial District Attorney

Party: Republican Residence: Greenwood Village Campaign website: What makes you the best choice for this office?  I have the experience and professional judgment to seek justice. …

Q&A with Amy Padden, candidate for 18th Judicial District Attorney

Party: Democrat Residence: Aurora Campaign website: What makes you the best choice for this office?  I have a wealth of diversified experience (which has often been mispresented), …

Coming Attractions

Molly Brown museum brings gothic horror to life

For my money, gothic horror — which blends elements of romance, emotion and terror together — is the most subtle and rewarding kind of scary story. Over the years, authors like Edgar Allen Poe, …

How to keep Halloween happy — and safe

In a year that has already offered far too many tricks and too few treats, Halloween looms like a rotting jack-o’-lantern left out a week too long. What has traditionally been a time of …
Coming Attractions

A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. …
Town Hall Arts Center in downtown Littleton is the venue for the Littleton Fine Arts Guild’s “This is Colorado” juried exhibition of visual artworks.

Yearly juried exhibit moves to new venue

“This is Colorado,” an annual juried exhibit for members of the long-running Littleton Fine Arts Guild, appears in a new venue this season: Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery, where it …

Virtual sports move closer to reality

Colorado high school sports coaches and administrators have adjusted practices, games and meets to satisfy public health requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic in hopes of returning to high school …
Iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, shown in a photo taken by her renowned photographer father Guillermo Kahlo, will have paintings on display along with works by her husband Diego Rivera at the Denver Art Museum.

Signature artists of Mexico in spotlight

Tickets are now on sale at the Denver Art Museum for “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism,” which opens Oct. 25. The first block, on sale now, are for Oct. 25 to Nov. 30. The second …
Coming Attractions

Lakewood Symphony brings music to senior communities

The Lakewood Symphony, like many local musical groups, had to cancel the latter half of its 2019-2020 …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Why these times are the times to remember

There are certainly plenty of reasons for us to want 2020 to be a distant memory. The pandemic, the heartache of lives lost, the impact it had on our family and friends who suffered and recovered, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

For curly bulbs, there’s no light at the end of the tunnel

One of our curly light bulbs burned out. Realizing I didn’t have a replacement, I went to a hardware store. They were out of curly light bulbs too. “Yes, we’re out.” “For how long?” …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Do-it-yourself plumbing is a pipe dream

Indoor plumbing. The world’s population was able to do without indoor plumbing for centuries and still evolve. There are those around the world who do not have indoor plumbing to this day. Others, …
Winning Words

It’s all about perspective as we move forward

There is a guiding principle that I am sure many of you are familiar with and may have put into practice in your daily communications. It’s the principle that Stephen Covey shared in his …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Just a little something to strike up conversation

There’s no need to go to Disney World to have fun. Just go to the dictionary. It’s cheaper and no one will throw up on your shoes. In baseball, three strikes and you’re out. In bowling, three …
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