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Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a …
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Elizabeth schools plan career, college fair

High school students and their parents can explore a variety of post-high school options at the upcoming Career and College Fair at Elizabeth High School. More than 25 representatives from two- and …

Free hands-on solar design workshop offered

Homeowers interested in information about solar panel systems for their home, ranch or farm are invited to a hands-on workshop at the Elizabeth Library. “We'll teach a short class about the basics …

Prospective families can learn about Elizabeth schools

New and prospective students can learn more about Elizabeth schools during an open house Feb. 19. Those considering an Elizabeth school can meet with staff, take student-led tours, visit classrooms …
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Bill aims to repeal Colorado death penalty

After years of coming up short, advocates of repealing the death penalty may finally cross the finish line this year with newfound support from two Republican senators. “From a philosophical …

A rider competes during a 2018 eventing competition at the Colorado Horse Park.

Colorado Horse Park says it plans to continue operations

The Colorado Horse Park recently issued a news release in an effort to dispel rumors that it is shutting down for the 2020 season, but the park has yet to find a replacement for its show director and …
Education

STEM victims claim injury, wrongful death against school and district

Victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, including the parents of slain senior Kendrick Castillo, have begun the process of suing the school and the Douglas County School District for …
Calla Crookshanks, Rowan Sander and Jheremyah Workneh took home the top three honors at the Legacy Academy spelling bee.

Students battle it out for a spell

Students from Running Creek Elementary, Singing Hills Elementary, Elizabeth Middle School and Legacy Academy held their school spelling bees in December, and four students, one from each school, will …
Residents from Elbert County and Castle Rock enjoyed a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner provided by students at Frontier High School. Students have been serving a holiday meal for 25 years.

Frontier students serve up helpings of turkey, cheer

More than 200 community members, senior citizens and residents of the Sky Cliff Center in Castle Rock attended Frontier High School's annual Thanksgiving dinner celebration — postponed this year …

Elizabeth teachers receive grants for classroom needs

Teachers in Elizabeth schools were awarded with grants from the Elizabeth Education Foundation. Grants are awarded based on the foundation’s guidelines, which state that the granted projects or …

Third-grade students from Running Creek Elementary asked Elizabeth Mayor Megan Vasquez what it takes to become mayor, if she likes being mayor, and what her favorite animal was during a walking field trip through town Nov. 13.

Kids go to the source for town information

Third-grade students from Running Creek Elementary in Elizabeth were joined by Mayor Megan Vasquez for the Elizabeth Town Hall Scavenger Hunt Nov. 19, as the mayor led them on a walking tour of the …
Business

Proposed treatment facility has some neighbors on edge

More than a dozen Elbert County residents gathered at the Elizabeth Library on Dec. 11 to learn more about Healing Pines Recovery, a residential treatment facility being proposed at 5550 County Road …
Brad Brutlag (left) and Mike O'Neill appeared on the Food Network reality show Great Food Truck Race, which airs through Dec. 19. They plan to open their "Big Stuff" food truck in the Parker area in January.

Parker Food Network stars dish on food truck show

Brad Brutlag and Mike O'Neill have big plans for their Big Stuff food truck. The Food Network stars of the competition reality show "The Great Food Truck Race" hope to open an “empire” of Big …

Colorado auto group takes high polluters off road: 5 things to know

In 2007, Colorado's then-Gov. Bill Ritter made a push to tackle climate change. Among the efforts: suggesting that Colorado adopt a policy similar to California's stringent auto-emission regulations. …
Eleven-year-old Anders Larock, left, his brother Ethan and their grandma Vicki Larock-Lieb shop for Christmas trees at St. Nicks in Littleton.

Getting in the spirit of the season at St. Nicks

It's hard to be a “Bah, humbug” type at St. Nicks Christmas and Collectibles. The sprawling store at 5221 S. Santa Fe Drive, topped by a statue of Santa Claus, is perhaps the sole remaining …

An artist's rendition of the In-N-Out Burger proposed to go near the Park Meadows mall.

Lone Tree council approves In-N-Out Burger

Executives for In-N-Out Burger aim to open both of its first Colorado locations on the same day — they just won't say when exactly. On Nov. 19, Aaron Anderson, project manager for In-N-Out Burger, …
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