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Powder River Hats stay on top

Imagine if you will the classic cowboy exit: Horse, check; saddle, check; woman bravely holding back tears, check; blinding sunset to ride into, check; custom-made hat to brave elements — whoa! … more

Tattoo artist makes his mark in Kiowa

David Parks had no clue that Army garbage cans, a lone tattoo artist in Arkansas and his innate love of art would eventually land him at his own tattoo parlor — Comanche Street Tattoos in Kiowa — … more

CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis … more

Parker Adventist first in world with new oncology device

Medical professionals around the globe are looking to Parker Adventist Hospital for its use of state-of-the-art technology to ensure proper treatment for cancer patients. Beginning in March, Parker … more

U.S. economy grew at solid 3.1% rate in first quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1% rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter amid slower global growth and a … more

Life is sweet at local lavender farm

Laura and Jonathan Bergh may have created quite a stir if they were moving to the area north of Elizabeth today. The couple came in 2014 to farm and eventually planted 2,000 plants on their land and … more

Home projects suffer from worker shortage

Lynn Osborne has been remodeling two homes. They are different styles, in different states, with different contractors. But there has been one constant: delays due to a shortage of skilled labor. The … more

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 … more

Meal kit companies face rough, uncertain road

Meal kit companies face an ultimatum: Adapt or die. The business is still in its infancy, with the biggest players — Blue Apron and HelloFresh — less than a decade old. But they’re facing … more

Oil, gas drilling can proceed while regulations are made

Colorado officials said May 21 that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environment their top … more

Secret Well boutique’s charm is far from secret

Mother and daughter Barbara Berndt and Hannah Madsen (soon to be a mother herself in August) own and run the Secret Well boutique in Elizabeth. While both are sociable and love fashion, each brings … more

Food trucks are wheel deal

For Andrea Rayford and her husband, a food truck was the best means to reach their overall goal of opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant. “It was basically a lot cheaper to start a food truck,” … more

Local ranchers follow holistic approach

Lisa and Lance Wheeler have operated the family-run Rafter W Ranch north of Simla since 2014. Rafter W Ranch utilizes holistic ranching methods that regenerate the soil, providing the animals with … more

Cafe keeps old values under new owners

Annette and Todd Burmaster bought Patty Ann’s Cafe in Kiowa in December 2017. They, like others, were distressed when the former owners retired and Patty Ann’s was in peril. A favorite Kiowa … more

Owner of Coffee Cabin lives for his 'favorite customers'

The first thing someone might see driving past the intersection of Ponderosa Drive and Parker Road is the word “PRAY” in all capital letters, on the side of a repurposed shipping container. The … more

ECCO is much more than a thrift store

Elbert County Coalition for Outreach (ECCO) in Kiowa is a community thrift shop, but its mission reaches far beyond the confines of the shop. In its thrift-store capacity, ECCO offers reasonably … more

Polis to ask voters to pass nicotine tax to combat youth use

Targeting teen nicotine vaping, Gov. Jared Polis recently announced a late-session bill to ask Colorado voters to significantly raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products and impose taxes … more

Antique shop not same old thing

Nora and Harvey Nikkel, originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, moved to a farm near Lafayette, Colorado, after they were married. Back in Oklahoma, when most 19-year-old girls were collecting beaus, Nora … more

Colorado Community Media wins big at annual press convention

Colorado Community Media received 50 awards in the annual state press competition, including the prestigious public service award for a year-long series on the state of mental health in Douglas … more

Hay business is family operation

Mike and Melissa Beam grew up country-style in Illinois, attending the same high school. Ensnared by the whimsy of fate, they moved to Colorado separately, where they met and married. Their roots … more
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