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Powder River Hats stay on top

Imagine if you will the classic cowboy exit: Horse, check; saddle, check; woman bravely holding back tears, check; blinding sunset to ride into, check; custom-made hat to brave elements — whoa! …
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BLM headquarters change could mean more jobs for Lakewood

 The government agency in charge of managing the millions of acres of federal land across the American west will be headquartered in Grand Junction, while Lakewood will see a surge in staff.

Businesses warned about misleading filing solicitations

Small business owners are being warned about potentially misleading notices requesting an extra fee for a third party to file business documents. According to a news release, the Colorado Secretary …

Volunteers needed for emergency responder workshop

Adult volunteers are needed to role play in simulated emergency situations for an upcoming training in Elizabeth. Emergency responders from Elizabeth and surrounding areas will participate in a …
Protesters gather outside the GEO Group immigrant detention facility in Aurora.

Protests converge outside immigrant detention facility

A Mexican flag flew over Aurora's immigrant detention facility the evening of July 12, as two very different protests converged to condemn American immigration policy. Hundreds of protesters, …

Summit hopes to change mental health approaches

A two-day summit aims to disrupt outdated approaches to mental health by bringing in experts to produce an integrated mental health model that focuses on the whole person. The National Summit for …
Education
Technicians from Convergint spent a recent morning installing security enhancements at Singing Hills and Running Creek elementary schools in the Elizabeth School District. Equipment and installation were donated to the schools through the company’s Step Up program.

Two Elizabeth schools get security upgrades

Singing Hills and Running Creek elementary schools recently received security enhancements, free of charge, thanks to Convergint, an Illinois-based security firm with an office in Centennial. The …
Scholarship winners were recognized during the Elizabeth High commencement ceremony. Students received a combined total of $1.6 million dollars.

Graduates are urged to vote, be compassionate

The stands of Elizabeth High's football stadium were filled to capacity with relatives and friends of approximately 168 seniors during the May 25 commencement exercises. Attendees braved a chilly …
Graduates of STEM School Highlands Ranch close one chapter at a May 20 commencement ceremony at the Broncos Training Facility.

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 …

Elizabeth High principal reflects on school year

As 168 seniors prepare for graduation on May 25 and their launch into the world of adulthood, Elizabeth High principal Bret McClendon took some time to reflect on the school year, and shared his …

Bonnie Alexander, 68, waves a peace sign at drivers in a motorcade of more than 200 Jeeps and some other vehicles toward a May 15 memorial service for Kendrick Castillo. Castillo “was an angel in our midst,” said Alexander, a Highlands Ranch resident.

Procession honors Kendrick Castillo at memorial service in Highlands Ranch

About 250 Jeep enthusiasts gathered in Highlands Ranch on May 15 to ride in a procession ahead of a celebration of life service for Kendrick Castillo. According to license plates, vehicles came from …
Business
Todd Muck helps a customer at his business, Cannabis Bioscience Development in Franktown.

CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis …

U.S. economy grew at solid 3.1% rate in first quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1% rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter amid slower global growth and a …
Laura Bergh and her husband Jonathan began farming lavender in 2014 and now are the stewards of 2,000 lavender plants that can be purchased, along with lavender-based products, at their 2nd annual lavender festival on July 6 at the Indigo Blooms Botanicals and Lavender Farm in Elizabeth.

Life is sweet at local lavender farm

Laura and Jonathan Bergh may have created quite a stir if they were moving to the area north of Elizabeth today. The couple came in 2014 to farm and eventually planted 2,000 plants on their land and …

Home projects suffer from worker shortage

Lynn Osborne has been remodeling two homes. They are different styles, in different states, with different contractors. But there has been one constant: delays due to a shortage of skilled labor. The …

Linda Fedraw demonstrates how to relax with a spot of tea in the Parlour Room, one of three tea rooms, in the Carriage Shoppes Tea Room in Elizabeth that she and her husband, Ken, opened in 2018.

Carriage Shoppes Tea Room is class operation

Linda Fedraw and her husband, Ken, opened the Carriage Shoppes Tea Room on Main Street in Elizabeth on April 7, 2018. They both retired from conventional jobs but felt they were too young to truly …
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