Kids go to the source for town information

Third-grade students from Running Creek Elementary in Elizabeth were joined by Mayor Megan Vasquez for the Elizabeth Town Hall Scavenger Hunt Nov. 19, as the mayor led them on a walking tour of the …
Q&A with Ronald Weaver, candidate for town trustee
Ronald Weaver is running to replace Elizabeth Town Trustee June Jurczewsky in a recall election set for Dec. 17. Jurczewsky had not responded to interview requests as of the Elbert County News’ …
Q&A with Jason Weiss, candidate for town trustee
Jason Weiss is running to replace Elizabeth Town Trustee Rachel White in a recall election set for Dec. 17. Occupation: Freelance firearms instructor Contact information: I can be reached through the …
Q&A with Rachel White, incumbent in town trustee contest
Elizabeth Town Trustee Rachel White is facing a recall election on Dec. 17, and resident Jason Weiss is running to replace her. Occupation: Realtor and administrative consultant Contact information: …

Hearing on proposed budget draws just one resident

Only one Elbert County resident showed up at a public hearing Nov. 13 to review the proposed 2020 county budget. The hearing was posted on the county's website, and residents were encouraged to …

Elizabeth gymnastics team wins state crown

After beating 17 teams in the regional round of competition, Elizabeth High School's gymnastics team dominated the 4A state championship at Thornton High on Nov. 8, with the top score of 179.7. It's …

An acrylic on canvas by Courtney Cotton called “Landing” in the 2019 Own an Original show, in which the theme is “Destination.”

‘Destination’ is theme for Own an Original show

Littleton’s Fine Arts Board has decided to add a theme to its open entry exhibits and for the 50-plus-year-old Own an Original. It is “Destination,” which opened on Nov. 22 and runs through …

Kitchen tools, books among holiday gifts for young chefs

Do you have a kid in your life who loves a good baking session? Who really wants to use your chef’s knife? Who is addicted to the TV show “MasterChef Junior,” and who uses words like …
The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation, or CALF, is located in Castle Rock and has a variety of ranch-related volunteer opportunities.

Volunteering for the holidays: Doing your part from the heart

No matter the skill level, interests or time constraints of Denver metro area residents, there is a way they can make a difference this winter. Whether it’s donating time, toys, money or labor, …
“High Alert,” Carl Paulson’s image of a mama bear and cubs, shows them as they sense a male bear nearby — a clear and present danger to the cubs. Paulson and Julia Grundmeier exhibit their photographs and paintings at Bemis Library.
Sonya's Sampler

Painter, photographer join forces in exhibit at library

Two local artists who are active with the Littleton Fine Arts Guild, which operates the Depot Art Gallery, have collaborated in an exhibit on the lower level at Bemis Library, in which two sets of …
Chris Willard is the director for “Wizard of Oz.”

Thespian brings Bedford Falls to life on south metro stage

Local actor/director/playwright Christopher Willard has, like many of us, loved Frank Capra’s 1946 fantasy film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” as it screens each holiday season. The warm, charming …
Friends of Arapahoe Library hold a used book sale at Koelbel Library.
Sonya's Sampler

Used books provide spine to get through winter blahs

Mark the calendar for Dec. 7 (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and 8 (noon to 5 p.m.) when Koelbel Library’s Used Book Sale will offer possible gifts for many folks on your holiday list — as well as a stock …
The sunset at 5 p.m., looking northwest from East Arapahoe Road and South Colorado Boulevard on Nov. 19 in Centennial.

Getting up after 'falling back' when daylight saving time ends, sunlight dwindles

About one in every three American adults already doesn’t get enough sleep, and the end of daylight-saving time can throw another wrench into the equation — even though the day “gains” an hour …

Editorial cartoon for Dec. 5

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Problem with heights is just medium high

Don’t look down. I would rather not look down from high places. How about you? I don’t have it bad, and it’s not vertigo. The misconception about Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Vertigo” is that …
Winning Words

One thing tops gratitude — the gratitude leftovers

Who in your circle of family and friends really prefers the Thanksgiving leftovers over the actual Thanksgiving Day dinner or meal? Well you can count me as one of those who loves leftovers in that …

Schools step up efforts in computer education

According to, an education nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools, computing jobs are the number one source of new wages in the United States. There are …

Editorial Cartoon for 11/28

Editorial cartoon

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