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Mask store capitalizes on moment in history

Darcy Velasquez, 42, and her mother, Roberta Truax, were walking recently in the Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree, looking for Christmas gifts for Velasquez’s two children, when they spotted a store … more

Help for polio survivors facing new challenges

Polio. The mere mention of the word can conjure images of stricken children, sometimes with painful metal braces on their limbs. Or perhaps it evokes a terrifying contraption called an iron lung, … more

STEM School Highlands Ranch teacher wins $100,000 award

A teacher at STEM School Highlands Ranch is one of three grand prize winners from a pool of 600 applicants to win a $100,000 award from the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools prize program. Engineering … more

Castle Rock businesses impressed with community support

Business owners who opened new shops and eateries in Castle Rock during the COVID-19 pandemic say they've been impressed with community support during the economic crisis and hope it keeps up. Jayne … more

Leader of human trafficking ring sentenced to 304 years

The leader of a human trafficking and forgery ring was sentenced to 304 years in prison by a Douglas County District Court judge, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said. Chauncey Price, … more

County gives go-ahead to telecom tower

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners, at the Oct. 14 meeting, voted unanimously to approve a special use by review that will allow a 304-foot telecommunications tower to be built on land … more

Assessor's office receives international distinction

The Elbert County Assessor's Office received the Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration from the International Association of Assessing Officers, a distinction awarded to only 51 … more

Elizabeth senior honored for test scores

Elizabeth High School senior Peter Johnson, 17, was named a commended student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. He received a letter of commendation from Principal Bret McClendon for … more

Race for 18th Judicial District Attorney hits boiling point

Tensions in the hotly contested race for 18th Judicial District Attorney have hit a boiling point amid allegations of racism, lies and political ambushes. A heated confrontation unfolded Oct. 5 … more

Pot proposals get poor reviews in Kiowa

Approximately 50 community members gathered at Majestic View Church on Oct. 1 to discuss the possible pitfalls of allowing marijuana businesses in the town of Kiowa. The meeting was sponsored by a … more

Q&A with Dean Ormiston, candidate for state House District 64

Party: Democratic Contact: blackjackdean11@yahoo.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I’m old enough that I have seen a lot of these problems that keep coming back and I’ve had … more

Kiowa town candidates provide insights about themselves

Candidates for Kiowa town office shared details of their background and goals with the Elbert County News: Richard D. Kolm Candidate for mayor of Kiowa Tell us about yourself I have lived in the … more

Q&A with Richard Holtorf, candidate for state House District 64

Party: Republican Contact: richard.holtorf.colorado@gmail.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I am the most energetic, active, and educated candidate on the ballot for HD 64. I … more

Q&A with Chris Richardson, candidate for Elbert County commissioner, District 1

Party: Republican Contact: Chris@Richardson4Elbert.com Occupation: County commissioner, retired U.S. Army colonel Why are you seeking to remain in this office? I care about Elbert County — its … more

Q&A with Scott Lampman, write-in candidate for Elbert County commissioner, District 1

Party: Republican Contact: scottlampmanforcommissioner@gmail.com Occupation: I am a United States Air Force veteran and have worked in the defense industry for 36 years. Following my military … more

Q&A with Grant Thayer, candidate for Elbert County commissioner, District 3

Party: Republican Contact: grant.thayer@elbertcounty -co.gov Occupation: I have a very eclectic background. I stared out as a laborer in the oil patch, then went on and got an engineering degree. I … more

Q&A with Kathleen Conway, candidate for Elbert County commissioner, District 3

Party: Democratic Contact: saidkathy@aol.com Occupation: I am retired after working in mortgage banking with Security Pacific Mortgage and First National Bank of Denver. I was also the Chief Deputy … more

Mural of Kendrick Castillo unveiled in downtown Denver

A mural of Kendrick Castillo, the 18-year-old student killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, has been unveiled in downtown Denver. The mural, showing Kendrick in a suit and tie, is … more

Colorado loosens school quarantine guidelines for some areas

With thousands of students sent home from in-person classes or told to quarantine in the first several weeks of the school year in metro Denver districts, the state public-health department released … more

Who will lead the 18th Judicial District?

Ask the candidates for 18th Judicial District Attorney what the race boils down to, and both will offer a single word: experience. But ask each candidate what experience — and just how much of it … more
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