Elbert County businesses adjust to health rule

Kim Beaver has owned Skadoodles Boutique for 16 years, and moved her store from Castle Rock to Elizabeth three years ago. She, like most business owners, has never dealt with the constantly changing …

Your purchasing power goes further in Elbert County

Across Colorado, Elbert County stands out for the high purchasing power its residents enjoy, according to a new report. For its latest annual report on the topic, SmartAsset, a New York-based …
LiLi, an equine member of the Healing Herd with the Wind Rider Project, helps veterans and first responders dealing with PTSD feel safe as they work through their troubles.

Program offers horses, hope, help, health

While riding his Harley-Davidson along the back roads of Colorado during a heavy wind storm, Air Force veteran Glenn Weissel, co-owner of Harmony’s Heart Coaching in Elbert, had an epiphany. …

Elbert County delays decision on addiction recovery center

After more than five hours of public comment, testimony from local law enforcement and a presentation from Paul Leafstedt, who is looking to build Healing Pines Recovery Center, the Elbert County …
The Casey Jones Pavilion is an established feature of Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth. The Elbert County Agricultural Alliance is now working on its plan to build a new Homestead Education Center on property adjacent to Casey Jones Park.

Elbert County Agricultural Alliance has high hopes for home

The Elbert County Agricultural Alliance, in collaboration with Elizabeth Parks and Recreation, will hold its third annual Homestead Fair on Oct. 10 at Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth. Diane Cribley, …

Elbert County Health Department may split into 2 offices

During an upcoming July 22 meeting, the Elbert County Board of County Commissioners will decide whether or not to reorganize the county’s public health program by separating it into two offices. …

Elbert County library system vows ‘equitable access’

Pines & Plains Libraries, the Elbert County library district, issued a statement July 2 saying that, “in the wake of worldwide protests condemning disproportionate violence and institutional …
Mask rules get differing approaches in Elizabeth

Anyone shopping or doing business within the Town of Elizabeth will be expected to adhere to the statewide facial covering mandate, a town official says. Those not in compliance are at risk of being …

Elbert County Fair gets approval for 2020

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners gave the green light for the Elbert County Fair to take place July 28 through Aug. 2, after hearing from the fair board president during the June 24 …

PRIMARY 2020 | Colorado Community Media coverage

In the primary election that ended June 30, voters across metro Denver weighed in on party races for county commission, the state legislature, district attorney, the University of Colorado Board of …

Schools in Elbert County set to open for in-person learning

Officials with the Elizabeth, Kiowa, Simla and Elbert school districts have been working diligently to come up with a plan that will safely allow students to return to the classroom for in-person …

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 …

Have a blast, Elizabeth Parks & Rec urges

As Colorado and Elbert County begin loosening restrictions on gathering sizes, opening of businesses and summer programs, officials from the Elizabeth Parks and Recreation District want residents to …

Iglidan, who was supposed to performat the Los Angeles Philharmonic this summer, performed a wide range of classic selections in the hour-long performance.

Opera on the asphalt in Englewood

Siuzanna Iglidan of Englewood was supposed to perform at the Los Angeles Philharmonic this summer, in her dream role in Bizet’s “Carmen.” But COVID-19 threw a wrench in those plans. With opera …
The Fray performs at the 2019 Castle Rock Summer Jam.

Residents donate thousands despite canceled Summer Jam fundraiser

Last year, John Saunders and Bill Clarke watched 2,400 people pile into the amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock for the annual concert they cofounded, Castle Rock Summer Jam. After …
Roxborough Arts Council's gallery, Rox Arts, Is in the Aspen Grove shopping center in Littleton.

Littleton's Rox Arts gains steam as gallery expands hours

Roxborough Arts Council's gallery, Rox Arts — in Unit 330 at Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton — which lately has been open for limited hours, expands those hours and offers a wide …
Coming Attractions

Chicano Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 class

Like in so many cultures, music plays a vital connective and communicative role in Chicano life. That music has been honored since 2002 at Su Teatro’s Chicano Music Hall of Fame, and now there’s …
Firefighters and paramedics Chris Marvin, left, and Tyler Finley prepare to climb into a West Metro Fire Rescue ambulance to respond to an emergency call on July 23.
LOCAL LIFE

In midst of coronavirus, firefighters adjust

All was quiet at West Metro Fire Rescue’s Station 1 on July 23. That is, until a recording of a woman’s voice rang through the bay, announcing an emergent medical alert. Within seconds, the …
In this 2019 photo, Michael Mersmann and his two children, Ellie and Dominic, are seen picking up trash next to the High Line Canal. Mersmann said the cleanup was an opportunity to teach his children about volunteering in the community.
SONYA'S SAMPLER

1st state historian from Western Slope

The Craft and Home Improvement Fair, a signature event during Littleton’s Western Welcome Week that was set for Aug. 15, has been canceled this year, yet another example of the fallout from the …
Artist Michelle Lamb.

Adaptable artist keeps adjusting

Productive Littleton artist Michelle (Mickey) Lamb is creating artwork in as much variety and with as many varied materials as ever. “What has been beneficial to me in all times, let alone (during …
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Craig Marshall Smith
QUIET DESPERATION

Here’s an opportunity to err dirty laundry

Let’s have some fun. See if you can tell me how many typographical and grammatical errors there are in this column. Hint: there are alot. It’s going to really drive my proofreader crazy because …
Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

Reimagining and reinventing while staying true to ourselves

As individuals and companies look to the second half of the year, many have already put 2020 behind them and are looking at plans and goals for 2021. The impact has forced us all to learn how to …

Editorial cartoon for July 30

Letter to the editor: Keep Littleton Immigration Resource Center

Keep immigrant resource center I am writing to express my support for the Littleton Immigration Resource Center (LIRC) and some of our disadvantaged neighbors who need the services LIRC delivers. …

Letter to the editor: Believe experts about masks

Believe experts about masks I read with deep concern and disappointment that the Mayor of Littleton chose not to support a mandate for wearing face masks. The article talked about how council members …
Editorial cartoon

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