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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

Polis signs state hospital transparency bill into law

Colorado hospitals will have to report annual spending under a transparency law recently signed by Gov. Jared Polis. The bipartisan effort is part of Polis' goal to reduce health care costs and raise … more

Colorado lawmakers pass dramatic oil, gas rule changes

Colorado's Legislature gave final approval April 3 to a bill that would dramatically change how the state regulates its multibillion-dollar oil and gas industry and sent it to Democratic Gov. Jared … more

Parker Racquet Club officially opens

Standing at the center of the brand new Parker Racquet Club, Craig Marshall said he needed to pinch himself. Hundreds gathered for the grand opening ceremony March 30 to welcome the newest … more

Skadoodles Boutique is chic, unique

Skadoodles Boutique in Elizabeth is owned by Kiowa resident Kimberley Beaver and carries unique, often one-of-a-kind clothing and other accessories to accent that special outfit or enhance last … more

10 Denver area Target stores to undergo remodeling this year

Target is planning to invest about $150 million over two years to remodel a number of its stores in the Denver metro area, according to a news release. In 2019, 10 stores will be remodeled, and a … more

Brewery in Elizabeth is a hopping place

There have been a lot more visitors to the historic Carlson Building since the Elizabeth Brewing Company opened the doors to the taproom on Dec. 15. “It has been great since we opened,” said … more

Q&A: Jason Altshuler, District 6 IREA candidate

City of residence: Centennial Profession: Finance industry, Westerra Credit Union Related experience: Former chairman and treasurer of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce. Recipient of the 2016 Chamber … more

Q&A: James "Duke" Dozier, District 2 IREA candidate

Town of residence: Bailey Profession: Insurance and real estate development.  Related or past experience: I have served on several local boards, including the boards of the Deer Creek Metro District … more

Q&A: Robert Graf, District 6 IREA candidate

City of residence: Centennial Profession: Commercial banker Related or past experience: Served as a director and CEO for two Colorado banking organizations. First elected to the IREA board in 2011 … more

Q&A: Michael Hays, District 4 IREA candidate

Town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: IT solutions engineer Related or past experience: Worked as an IT professional for more than 20 years and experienced in technical automation. Currently … more

Q&A: Mike Kempe, District 1 IREA candidate

Residence: Unincorporated Jefferson County Profession: Scientist Related or past experience: Senior Scientist for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory located in Golden. Studies solar … more

Q&A: Steve Roescher, District 2 IREA candidate

Town of residence: Castle Rock Profession: Director of business development, Siemens Mobility Related or past experience: Served four years in the U.S. Air Force and 11 years for the San Antonio … more
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