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Two top CHSAA officials announce retirements

Two of the top brass at the Colorado High School Activities Association announced their plans to retire at the end of the school year.  Rhonda Blanford-Green was the first African-American female … more

Take these 5 steps today to help prevent a cybercriminal account takeover

(BPT) - Today’s cybercriminals are unrelenting and have greatly taken advantage of consumers and businesses throughout the pandemic. As of 2022, almost 90% of consumers have been victims of … more

ThinQ Lab.1 - Tips to Turn Your House into a Voice-Controlled Smart Home

(BPT) - No longer the stuff of science fiction, intelligent homes that can respond to our commands are now a reality — and they’re only getting better. Indeed, with each passing year, … more

A Snowbird’s Checklist: Tips for Seasonal Migration

(BPT) - For many Americans, after the winter holiday season ends, a seasonal migration officially starts. A ‘snowbird’ is someone who migrates to warmer climates each winter, until the … more

Elbert County News

Orchestra plans event for families, children

Most people remember their first concert experience — it usually represents their tastes at the time or the direction their musical palette will grow. So, starting with classical music is a great … more

‘Personal choices’ behind surge in traffic deaths

Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation shows 672 people died on Colorado roads in 2021, the state’s most since 2002. That number is expected to exceed 700 once final … more

Westminster police say two missing adults are safe

Westminster police found two adults -- both of whom have dementia -- who had been reported missing. Lee Wiedmaier, 89, turned up west of City Park in Denver Jan. 25.  No other details are … more

Fort Lupton leans toward drawing for marijuana businesses

Fort Lupton City Council may revise its imposed cap on the number of marijuana businesses it will allow in town. Five businesses applied for four available business permits. City Clerk Mari Pena … more

Supporting working moms

Making sure the kids arrive to school on time. Grocery shopping, running other necessary errands and keeping the house tidy. Driving the kids to their extracurricular or afterschool activities and … more

In defense of truth and ethics in politics

Have you noticed how off-kilter our political moral compass is? There are fact-check organizations to catch public falsehoods and untruths, but I’m wondering about our internal ethical checkpoints. … more

Ad astra — to the stars!

In the summer of 1969, Apollo 11 rocketed American astronauts to the Moon, and on July 20th the world stood still and watched as Neil Armstrong took those first small steps on the surface. … more

Letter to the editor - Dementia training needed

Dementia training needed When my husband, John, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, our family was devastated. There was so much for us to learn. When it was time to look for help with his … more

A thousand words paint a picture

It’s a play about writing and flows with words, words, words — and minimal action, yet one stays pretty much hooked in for most of its 90-minute run. The stage is sparsely set with a desk at each … more

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ coming to stage

Well-known area director Robert Wells brings skill and a sense of humor to “Little Shop of Horrors,” starting Jan. 28 and running through March 6 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., … more

From attorney to published author - Dean Ferraro of Castle Rock writes legal thriller 12 years after first hatching idea

A local lawyer-turned-author rekindled his passion for writing and produced his first legal thriller when he found himself home more, with less to do, during the first year of the pandemic. Starting … more

Afternoon Tea in the Queen City

Afternoon Tea was introduced in 1840 by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, to get her through the long period between lunch and dinner, not served in her abode until 8 p.m., according to … more

Children’s Hospital Colorado takes on mental health crisis

In the wake of declaring a state of emergency for pediatric mental health in May 2021, Children’s Hospital Colorado — CHC — continues to invest more resources to better support children, youth … more

Elbert County creates business website

Elbert County recently launched a new website to boost economic development in the county. The website is designed to help current and prospective business owners. more

Elizabeth High School hosts district spelling bee

The cafetorium at Elizabeth High School was the site of the Elizabeth School District spelling bee on Jan. 12, won by Running Creek Elementary School fifth-grader Luci Samaco after multiple rounds. more
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