Two Elizabeth schools get security upgrades

Singing Hills and Running Creek elementary schools recently received security enhancements, free of charge, thanks to Convergint, an Illinois-based security firm with an office in Centennial. The …
Fire district administrative services to move
Residents who have stopped by the main fire station in Elizabeth might have noticed a number of firefighters working alongside administrative personnel. The former auto repair facility that was …

Carriage Shoppes Tea Room is class operation

Linda Fedraw and her husband, Ken, opened the Carriage Shoppes Tea Room on Main Street in Elizabeth on April 7, 2018. They both retired from conventional jobs but felt they were too young to truly …

Elbert County man who fought in World War II meets President Trump

A World War II veteran had the “thrill of a lifetime” when he met President Donald Trump on the tarmac at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, according to a news release submitted by Tom …

Coming Attractions

Take a look at how the stars shine for you

There’s a name for the enormous leap in quality that television programs have seen since the turn of the century — Peak TV. Thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu, the emergence of …
Detail from Jane Guthridge’s “Reflected Light” to be in her exhibit June 28-Aug. 25 at the Littleton Museum.
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‘Play of Light’ art exhibition speaks to rhythms, harmonies

Artist Jane Guthridge will exhibit her artworks large and small in the gallery at Littleton Museum from June 28 to Aug. 25. “Play of Light: Works by Jane Guthridge” will include large …
Fireworks at Coors Field.

Fourth of July, the Colorado way

The day before the Continental Congress’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife on July 3, 1776 about how he hoped succeeding generations would celebrate …

'Bull in a China Shop' gives audiences a fast-paced 90 minutes

“Bull in a China Shop,” now playing at Benchmark Theatre in Lakewood, is ideally timed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, which assured women …

Tiny House Festival returns for third year

More than 40 small living structures, from tiny houses on wheels to container homes, will be on display at the Colorado Tiny House Festival, returning for its third year June 21-23 at the Adams …
Cooper Bachman, 4 months old, sports a rubber-duck hat during the 2019 Ducky Derby.

Ducky Derby sweeps through Castle Rock

Castle Rock residents swarmed to the downtown area June 8 to participate in the 2019 Rotary Ducky Derby. The event is an annual fundraiser for local rotary clubs and packed with family-friendly …
Hawaii native Aukai Kaai holds on as his bull, Bell Ringer, bucks and bounces before throwing Kaai to the ground. Only five of the 43 cowboys at the Xtreme Bulls rodeo earned a score on June 7 as bull after bull proved too much for their riders.

Taking the cowboys by the horns

Late afternoon thunderstorms gave way to the rumble of angry hooves on June 7, as rodeo fans at the Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Xtreme Bulls event watched a surly assortment of stock toss one …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

After the funeral — a look at being ready

The cause of death was influenza. For those of you following the story of my father-in-law, he spent nine weeks in the hospital due to the flu. While it is not unusual for a 90-year old to pass away, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Hey kids, life is nice without that device

I was standing at the crossroads a few years ago. Along came a fellow with a guitar. Said his name was Robert Johnson and that he had something to sell, but not to me. I told him, “Me too.” He …
Winning Words

Keep yourself humble to avoid a stumble

One of my favorite things to see is a humble winner. Not only a humble winner, but also a humble leader who willingly shares the victory and gives credit to the team around them, their friend, or a …
Winning Words

Keeping commitments we make to ourselves

As any good salesperson or sales manager will tell you, getting a “verbal” commitment or a “verbal” yes from a prospect, without a signed agreement or authorized transaction, just doesn’t …

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