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Elizabeth considers senior center

For years, some Elizabeth locals have expressed their desires for a senior center, arguing that there are no facilities available for the aging population of Elbert County.   Recently … more

Colorado Community Media writers and staff win 19 awards in annual Colorado Press Association awards

Colorado Community Media reporters and staff received several awards during the annual Colorado Press Association banquet on Sept. 17. more

“Celebrating Mexico” piñata exhibit opens at Smoky Hill Library

A bright smile spread across Michelle Ollerton’s face as she watched her 2-year-old son, Isaac, point to the colorful piñatas hanging above them in the cafe of Smoky Hill Library, trying … more

Dads group raises funds for Elizabeth family after fire

Local nonprofit organization Dads of Elbert County (DoEC) held a fundraiser on Sept. 1 at Bernie’s Kitchen in Elizabeth to benefit the Greg and Susan Owen family, whose home was set on fire by a lightning strike. more

Colorado home prices see short-term drop; unclear how long downslide will last

Home prices in the metro area and statewide have shown some early signs that they may be breaking the pandemic-era trend of steep increases. more

Fallen Arvada Police Officer Dillon Vakoff remembered at memorial service

Less than a week after 27-year-old Arvada Police Officer Dillon Vakoff was killed in the line of duty, hundreds of mourners paid their respects on Sept. 16 during a funeral service at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette. more

State board of education restores accreditation to Adams 14 School District

The state board of education had some good news for the Adams 14 School District Sept. 14. It restored the district's accreditation during the board's meeting in Colorado Springs. The vote was … more

DA files charges in police impersonation case

The first court appearance for the man accused of impersonating a police officer is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in Adams County District Court. Jose Flores Ortiz, 37, also faces … more

Elbert Town Committee launches website to promote community, events

The small, peaceful town of Elbert is located in the forested hills just 15 minutes south of Elizabeth along North Elbert Road. Local residents have launched a website to promote the community they love. more

‘Unmasked’ highlights mental-health struggles

Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin talked about her road to recovering from mental-health struggles during a special event held in Castle Pines on Sept. 10. The event, titled “Unmasked,” was … more

Daniels Scholarship Program applications open

Colorado high-school seniors can apply to become a 2023 Daniels Scholar and receive up to $100,000 towards their college degree. The program provides a chance for students to attend the college of … more

  Pediatric dentistry practices celebrate grand opening

Businesses that provide pediatric dentistry in Adams County are going to celebrate their joint grand opening at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22, at Adams County’s first community resource hub, 7190 Colorado … more

VIDEO: Break-in yields no suspects and one coyote

Weld County sheriff's deputies didn't find a burglar after a reported crime in the 13000 block of Weld County Road 2, near Brighton, Sept. 8. But they .did find a … more

Arvada Police Officer Dillon Michael Vakoff killed in line of duty

An Arvada police officer was killed while responding to a disturbance on the 6700 block of West 51st Avenue before 5:30 a.m. Sept. 11. Dillon Michael Vakoff, 27, was identified as the victim of a shooting that took place in the early hours.  more

Elizabeth to host Historic Walk and Talk event on Sept. 24

The Town of Elizabeth will be holding its eighth annual Historic Walk and Talk event on Sept. 24. The tour will consist of a walk through historic downtown Elizabeth with a focus on the town's history. more

The many metro manifestations of mango

From a refugee resources center offering an array of dine-in cuisines to a dessert bar fusing traditional Hong Kong sweets with western styles, the mango serves as a token of the wider world for a land-locked metropolitan area.  more

Historic structure in Elbert will get new roof

For several years, the Elbert Woman’s Club has worked to raise funds for much-needed roofing repairs for the Russell Gates Mercantile Co. building, a centerpiece in the Town of Elbert more

Youth Image Summit returns to Brighton in November

The city of Brighton’s youth services department will host the sixth annual Image Summit Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 2 and 3, at Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road. The two-day … more

Majority of laws passed received bipartisan support

A record number of bills became law in Colorado for the second straight year, and a majority of the 39 Republicans in the statehouse voted in favor of 56% of them, according to a Colorado Sun … more

Why is it so hard to cut Colorado ozone?

Ozone is the toxic air pollutant that has a lot of smart people on the Front Range really befuddled right now. Colorado is making big cuts to greenhouse gases, mainly by closing coal-fired power … more
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