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Chamber director has plethora of roles

Since 2015, Trista Ellis has been an integral part of the Elizabeth business community as executive director of the Elizabeth Area Chamber of Commerce. Her social acumen is apparent as she talks … more

Compassus hospice moves to new office

The Compassus hospice program has moved to a new office space in Colorado Springs. The company will continue to serve patients in Elbert, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo and Teller counties. “We … more

Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado's oil and gas regulations told lawmakers that the measure is a flexible, commonsense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts over health and safety. … more

No refund? Some shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those … more

Coffee house puts focus on community

Nestled in the corner of an Elizabeth shopping center at 796 Kiowa St. sits Isabel’s Coffee Shop. Isabel, Stephen and Alex Salmon purchased the business — formerly Golden Joe’s and Grumpy’s … more

Murdoch's pushes back Castle Rock opening date

The Town of Castle Rock has now twice pushed back deadlines outlined in its original deal with Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply, which is slated to partially fill a vacant 70,000-square-foot box … more

Corn syrup in beer: It's for fermenting, not as a sweetener

Bud Light is touting that it doesn't use corn syrup, but that doesn't make it nutritionally much different from its competitors. The best-selling beer in the U.S. ran a medieval-themed Super Bowl ad … more

As shutdown continues, businesses feel the consequences

Editor’s Note: This story was filed for print on Jan. 21 as the federal shutdown continued. Nick’s Cafe has built a loyal following in Golden that included Elvis Presley who once flew his private … more

State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts

Colorado’s economic star is rising, but promoting continued growth will require addressing the state’s government funding paradox, according to leading economists. “What’s wrong with public … more

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. … more

Businesses get reprieve from new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for Colorado businesses to comply with new sales tax rules to May 31, 2019. The emergency rules, which were enacted Sept. 26, originally … more

Peaceful Valley dining hall project breaks ground

The Kephardt dining hall at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch is undergoing a renovation and expansion, increasing the capacity of its seating and meal prep areas from 350 to up to 700 campers. The Denver … more

EDZ gets pushed down road again

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners voted to continue the discussion on the Economic Development Zone Overlay at the Dec. 5 BOCC meeting, stating that changes made to the plan were not … more

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many … more

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace … more

As shopping season starts, so do new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue enacted an emergency rule Sept. 26 that makes it mandatory for retailers in Colorado who ship goods out of their own jurisdiction to collect sales tax on the … more

Amazon 4-star store opens at Park Meadows

Shoppers can go from browsing the latest technology to cookware to the hottest books in one brief stroll around the Amazon 4-Star outlet store, the newest attraction at Park Meadows mall in Lone … more

Citizen group aims to guide growth

Elbert County resident Carla Hagood moved to the county for many of the same reasons many residents do — the country feel and rural spaces. She, along with many others in the county, have been … more

Fashion show spotlights breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer “survivors, previvors and thrivers” turned out at the Outlets at Castle Rock on Oct. 13 for a fashion show walked by models impacted by the illness. The event is part of a … more

A mighty wine time in Elizabeth

Conversation and tasting stopped briefly as those attending the Oct. 6 Wine in the Pines event joined in singing “Happy Birthday” to the Town of Elizabeth. Grace Erickson, Elizabeth community … more
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