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May 13

After Hours. Business After Hours is from 5-7 p.m. May 13 at Through Your Eyes Photography at 375 S. Main St. in Elizabeth. Come enjoy this open house and learn what this local photographer can do for your business and/or family. Contact the Elizabeth Chamber at 303-646-4287.

May 13

Grand Opening. Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant is open starting May 1 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Elizabeth Chamber will be hosting a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. May 13.

May 20, May 24, 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.

May 20

Ribbon Cutting at Lil Slice of Elbert. Come join us as the Elizabeth Chamber welcomes this new business to Elbert at 2 p.m. May 20. Enjoy samples of the great food at this pizzeria and bakery and meet the owners.

May 23

Blood Drive. Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church Community Blood Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 23 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 34201 County Road 33, Kiowa. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit

May 21, June 18, July 16

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 May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17.

May 30

Elbert County Historical Society. Explore the oceans, dinosaurs and ancient forests of Elbert County, as well as the power and destruction that Mother Nature unleashes, with an encore presentation of the “Prehistoric Kiowa” exhibit and the opening of a new exhibit, “1930s: A Decade of Disasters” from 1-4 p.m. May 30 at the Elbert County Museum, 515 Comanche St. Visit

June 11

Gardening Club. The Kiowa Gardening Group in June will be all about the kids. From 1:30-3 p.m. June 11 we’ll explore how seeds become plants. Bring a kid with you to share your love of gardening with the next generation.

Outback Express


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, May 17

Kiowa, Elizabeth and Elbert to Parker or Colorado Springs. May 18

Elizabeth to Colorado Springs or Parker. May 11

Simla Good Samaritan Nursing Home residents, May 14


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