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July 16

Coloring Contest. Elbert County Library District and Cowboy Up in Kiowa Rodeo are teaming up together with a coloring contest for children ages 3-4, 5-7 and 8-10. There will be coloring crayons given out with a coloring page. Pick up a coloring page by July 16. A winner will be chosen by July 19. The winners of the coloring contest will win tickets to the Cowboy Up in Kiowa Rodeo that will take place July 31 through Aug. 1. Visit your local library for an entry form. Call Wendy at 303-243-1308.

July 16 and 22

Weather programs featuring KRDO/Channel 13 Chief Meteorologist Matt Meister, KMGH/Channel 7 Meteorologist Corey Christiansen, and NOAA’s Weather Spotter Scott Entrekin will be presented at the Elbert County Branch Libraries. Corey Christiansen will be presenting at 10:30 a.m. July 16 at the Kiowa Library and at noon July 16 at the Elizabeth Library. July 22, Scott Entrekin will do a weather spotter program at 1:30 p.m. July 22 at the Simla Library and at 4:30 p.m. July 22 at the Elbert Library. For more information, call 303-646-3792 or 719-541-2573.

July 16, Aug. 20

Pro Se Divorce Clinic. The Elbert & Lincoln County Pro Se Divorce Clinic is a free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, and who are going through Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation, or Post-Decree cases. Parties will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be helped with filling out forms and general information on divorce and post-decree procedures and process. The Pro Se Clinic is informational only, and is not a substitute for legal representation. The class is offered from 9 a.m. to noon the third Friday of every month at the Elbert County Justic Center, 751 Ute St. in Kiowa. For 2010, classes are July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17.

July 17

Simla Talent Show and Movie Night at 6 p.m. July 17 at the Simla Town Park. Sign up for the talent show is at the Simla Branch Library at 504 Washington Ave. in Simla. Acts must be appropriate for all ages and no longer than five minutes. Following the talent show, a movie will be shown. Admission is free with concessions available for purchase. For more information and for the title of the movie, call the Simla Branch Library at 719-541-2574, Simla Town Hall at 719-541-2468, or check out the calendar of events at

July 26, 27 and 31

Reading Program. “Don’t Be a Drip, Go with the Flow,” featuring the hit single "It's Raining Chickens,” will be presented by Beth Epley as the Summer Reading Program finale at all Elbert County Libraries. Beth Epley has been named the Quintessential Queen of Comedy who makes audiences hold their sides and giggle. Her show will be about water in celebration of the summer reading theme, “Make a Splash, Read!” Performances will be at 10 a.m. July 26 at Simla Library, 1 p.m. July 27 at the the Elbert Library, 9 :30 a.m. July 27 at the Elizabeth Library and at 11:30 a.m. July 27 at the Kiowa Library. The summer reading program officially concludes on July 31 with final prizes given and drawings done at that time.

July 30

Ribbon Cutting at Grumpy’s Coffee. Come join us as the Elizabeth Chamber welcomes this new business to Elizabeth at noon July 30. Enjoy samples/specials of the great food and drinks available and meet the owners.

Aug. 14

River Trailer The Elbert County Library District, in collaboration with The Natural Resources Conservation Service, presents a special “Wet & Watery” program at the next Ooey Gooey Science day at 3:30 p.m. May 20 at the Elizabeth Library. The river trailer will also be featured at 10 a.m. May 24 at the Elbert School Branch Library and at 1 p.m. at the Simla Branch Library’s Marvelous Monday program. On Aug. 14, during the Kiowa Street Fair, the trailer will be hosted by the Kiowa Branch Library. Each event is free and open to the public.

Aug. 14

Family Fun. Kiowa Street Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at AF Nordman Park in Kiowa. We will have a host of different vendors, and fun family activities, dog agility demonstration, chili cook-off contest, games, bake sale fundraiser benefitting ECCO, food, fire department smoke house, seatbelt safety, children's finger printing, informational booths, live music, and a free car show. Contact Pamela or Michelle for more information at 303-621-2366 or

Aug. 15

Scholarship Deadline. The Young Homemakers Club of Elbert County is accepting applications for the 2010 Sharon Miller Memorial Scholarship. The Sharon Miller Scholarship is offering a $500 cash scholarship for continuing education for the fall semester of 2010. This scholarship will be given to a qualifying Elbert County resident who is 21 years or older as of Jan. 1, 2010. The applicant will need to provide proof of acceptance into some type of vocational, technical or educational training program. This scholarship is being provided to assist with expenses incurred by an individual who wishes to enhance their career opportunities, further their field of study or become certified in their chosen vocation. Additional information and applications may be obtained by contacting Debbie Maul at 303-621-2113 or e-mailing The deadline for submitting the completed application is Aug.t 15.

Sept. 25-26

Art Show. A Day for Art in Kiowa will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 25 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26. Contact Pamela or Michelle for more information at 303-621-2366 or

Outback Express

July Schedule

The Outback Express is a public transit service provided through the East Central Council of Local Governments is open and available to all residents of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln counties and provides an economical and efficient means of travel for the four-county region. Call Kay Campbell, Kiowa, at 719- 541-4275. You may also call the ECCOG office at 1-800-825-0208 to make reservations for any of the trips. You may also visit

Simla and Matheson to Colorado Springs: July 19

Kiowa, Elizabeth and Elbert to Parker or Colorado Springs: July 20

Simla Good Samaritan Nursing Home Residents: July 9

Elizabeth to Colorado Springs or Parker: July 13


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