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Elizabeth picks interim police chief

Jeff Engel, a Douglas County sheriff's deputy with a lengthy background in law enforcement, has been named interim police chief of Elizabeth, with the opportunity to apply for the permanent position. more

Groups plan valentine fundraiser in Elbert

Instead of watching teams toss around the pigskin on Super Bowl Sunday, some Elbert County residents are choosing to attend the Town of Elbert Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance on Feb. 12. more

Lawmakers want to eliminate all carbon emissions by 2050

One of the boldest climate change and air pollution bills set for debate in the legislature this year would attempt to eliminate all of Colorado’s carbon emissions by 2050, set tough interim goals … more

Expanded preschool program received 12,000 applications

Close to 12,000 applicants signed up for the state’s expanded preschool program Tuesday, the first day parents could enroll their child ahead of the program’s start this fall. The number of … more

School closures coming as enrollment dips again

Enrollment in Colorado public schools took another dip this school year, setting up reduced funding for districts across the state and raising the threat of further school closures. The problems — … more

Denver bought one-way bus tickets for 1,900 migrants

Denver spent nearly a half-million dollars last month buying one-way Greyhound bus tickets to other cities for 1,900 migrants who arrived here after crossing the U.S. southern border, according to … more

Experts say there’s a low public health risk of secondary methamphetamine contamination

With the list of Colorado libraries that temporarily closed due to methamphetamine contamination recently growing to three locations, some residents asked: What’s the health risk of people who … more

Kiowa names calendar contest winners

The Town of Kiowa recently announced the winners of its second annual calendar photo contest. Photos were submitted of landscapes, animals and notable structures around Kiowa, highlighting its rural beauty. more

Not the 'June Incident,' but the death of Christian Glass

At 16, his car was his first real taste of freedom. At the age of 22, Christian Glass died in an incident involving a former Clear Creek deputy on June 10, 2022 in the same Honda Pilot he drove on his 16th birthday. more

Land sale is sign of change

Extreme northwest Elbert County will be seeing commercial development at the intersection of Delbert and Singing Hills Roads. This will be the first significant commercial development the area has seen for several decades. more

Enrollment for universal preschool opened Jan. 17

The Polis administration has announced that enrollment for the Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado program will open on Jan. 17 for families to register their kids for preschool this fall. “We are … more

Polis calls for more property tax relief

Gov. Jared Polis wants state lawmakers to deliver an additional $200 million in property tax relief over the next two years, bringing the total respite offered by the legislature over that period to … more

Big lines from Gov. Jared Polis’ 2023 inaugural

Gov. Jared Polis provided a road map for how he plans to spend his next four years leading Colorado as he was sworn into office for his second term.  “When you listen to enough folks, you realize … more

Colorado’s high school graduation rate jumped in 2022

Colorado’s four-year high school graduation rate for the class of 2022 ticked up to 82.3%, jumping 0.6 percentage points from the previous year, according to data released by the Colorado … more

Voters may be asked to forgo future TABOR refunds

The Colorado legislature will debate a bill this year that would ask voters in November to waive their future Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights refunds and earmark the money, potentially billions of … more

Sex trafficking case nets 10-year sentence

A 33-year-old man drew a 10-year sentence in the Department of Corrections after his guilty plea for trafficking a minor for sexual servitude. A statement from the 17th Judicial District … more

Storms, cold hit Elbert County

The winter season is in full swing, bringing in blustery snowstorms and subzero temperatures to Elbert County. more

Dry January: giving up drinks for a month

Chances are if you’re on social media, you’ve heard of “Dry January,” the trend of giving up alcohol for the first month of the year. According to some Colorado residents, the challenge isn’t new, but it is worth a try.  more

After years of profits, Colorado hospitals face downturn

After years of churning out profits, many Colorado hospitals are now facing a downturn, according to recently filed financial disclosures. UCHealth, for instance, reported a $157.5 million loss in … more

Wildfire risk is so high some homeowners can’t get insured

State lawmakers are preparing to introduce a bill in the legislature that would create a quasi-governmental program offering basic home insurance to the growing number of Colorado homeowners who say … more
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