School transportation manager moves on

Terry Wilson has spent the last 33 years making sure students in Elizabeth school district had safe transportation to and from school. As the district’s transportation manager, Wilson would often …

Elbert County to scrutinize growth impact fees

Elbert County has contracted with Greenwood Village consulting firm Raftelis to assess the county’s growth impact fees. The county will pay the firm up to $56,260 for the study, with hopes to …
Elizabeth High School. The Elizabeth School District’s nearly 2,400 students returned to schools for in-person instruction Aug. 24.

Elizabeth students return to classroom

Joyous. That’s the word Elizabeth School District Superintendent Douglas Bissonette used to describe the return of nearly 2,400 students to schools within the Elizabeth School District. …
A sensory garden has been installed at Evans Park where the Elizabeth town trail intersects at the ball fields. The garden was created by Zoe Sockriter, 17, and was dedicated to children with disabilities.

Evans Park in Elizabeth now features sensory garden

Zoe Sockriter, 17, wanted to do something nice for her community, and for her last project as an American Heritage Girl. Inspired by a sensory garden — a type of landscape that aims for multiple …

Home sales begin at Independence development between Parker and Elizabeth

Model homes are up, landscaping is in place, and the old barn at the Bentley homestead has been restored at the new Independence community located at 1001 Hilltop Road between Parker and Elizabeth. …

Colorado to release new 'safer-at-home' COVID-19 framework

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has announced plans to release an updated framework for the state's COVID-19 social-distancing policy that would make counties automatically …

Claim that only '6%' of COVID-19 deaths are due to virus misinterprets data

The notion widely shared on social media that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reduced the U.S. COVID-19 death count by 94% — from nearly 154,000 down to just over 9,000 — …

Where to get free COVID-19 test in Colorado

Half a year into the coronavirus pandemic's detected spread through Colorado — and with many Denver metro school districts back for in-person class — the need for COVID-19 tests remains high, and …

Coming Attractions

Stories on Stage on screen

Never underestimate the power of a good story. They can provide comfort, particularly during challenging times like the one the world is currently living through. So, it’s with a sigh of relief …
Kam Breitenbach hands out American flags to patrons of the Sept. 11 drive-in concert at the Parker Senior Center. The concert ended like they all have this summer, with a playing of "Proud to be an American."

Santa surprises seniors

Each of the seven summer drive-in concerts at the Parker Senior Center ended with the singing of “Proud to be an American." The summer series held every Wednesday since mid-July was postponed two …
“South Valley Sky” is an oil by Merrie Wicks, exhibited in the Littleton Fine Arts Guild’s “This is Colorado” show at Town Hall Arts Center.
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Annual art show runs through October

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild has opened its annual “This is Colorado” show of members’ works through Oct. 31 at Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery, located in downtown Littleton at 2450 …
Julie Deden is the director of the Colorado Center for the Blind.

Preserving blind Coloradans’ history

More than a century’s worth of records now packed into boxes and storage containers in the basement of the Colorado Center for the Blind will soon be transformed into a comprehensive, digital …
Sue and Randy Poet maintain this garden south of Littleton, where produce is grown for the Break Bread program.

Break Bread food program soldiers on amid pandemic

When Littleton United Methodist Church started its generous Break Bread program, it was aimed at young families with children, who lived in the surrounding neighborhood and needed a bit of food help, …
Coming Attractions

‘Twice as Less Not Perfect’ aims for connection

One of the most common pieces of advice couples receive at weddings is a reminder that marriage, like any long-term relationship, isn’t always easy. What is easy is for people in these …
Littleton resident Kathy Powers started a chapter of the Buy Nothing Project to bring her neighborhood together.

Connecting people with people in need in metro Denver

In March, as the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic washed over the nation, Jennifer Lisiecki of Denver posted on Facebook that she was available to provide child care for friends. Soon, as grocery …
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Financial Strategies

Change is the only constant

Ancient Greek philosophers taught valuable lessons that are still relevant today. “Change is the only constant in life” from Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher from 500 BCE¹ is one of my …
Norton
Winning Words

The path to success is open to everyone

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” - Zig Ziglar Imagine waking up every day, reminding ourselves of Zig’s quote above. How …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Mother Nature just decided to wing it

Mother Nature spent more time naming some of her children than she did others. Allegedly it took her three days to come up with “platypus.” It’s known she spent over an hour deciding on …
Deni Jacobs
LIVING & AGING WELL

Get motivated and creative with physical activity

We are living in interesting times. Just a while ago our calendars were jam-packed with events. That quickly changed to having a wide open calendar and spending more time at home and in the beautiful …
Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

Finding the solution is all about knowing where to look

Last week while spending some time on a sandy beach with my wife and a couple of friends, I had lost my wedding ring in the sand. It was the middle of the day, fairly hot and very sunny out, and I …
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