Elbert County Fair gets approval for 2020

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners gave the green light for the Elbert County Fair to take place July 28 through Aug. 2, after hearing from the fair board president during the June 24 …
The Casey Jones Pavilion is an established feature of Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth. The Elbert County Agricultural Alliance is now working on its plan to build a new Homestead Education Center on property adjacent to Casey Jones Park.

Elbert County Agricultural Alliance has high hopes for home

The Elbert County Agricultural Alliance, in collaboration with Elizabeth Parks and Recreation, will hold its third annual Homestead Fair on Oct. 10 at Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth. Diane Cribley, …

Elbert County library system vows ‘equitable access’

Pines & Plains Libraries, the Elbert County library district, issued a statement July 2 saying that, “in the wake of worldwide protests condemning disproportionate violence and institutional …
Jon Hayes, coach of the Elbert County Coyotes girls softball team, and his wife asked for help getting youth sports back up and running in the county again.

Sports leagues OK’d with restrictions in Elbert County

Elbert County has received approval of its third variance request from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, excusing it from certain state rules aimed at containing the …
Sheriff Tim Norton thanked Elbert County commissioners for their support during the BOCC meeting held June 24, which was broadcast on the county’s YouTube channel.

County defers authority to sheriff

Elbert County commissioners, at their June 24 meeting, unanimously approved a resolution “in support of the preservation of rights of peaceful assembly and protest and protection of citizen safety …

PRIMARY 2020 | Colorado Community Media coverage

In the primary election that ended June 30, voters across metro Denver weighed in on party races for county commission, the state legislature, district attorney, the University of Colorado Board of …

PRIMARY 2020 | Big win for Padden in Democratic race for 18th District DA

Democrat Amy Padden will face off against Republican John Kellner in the November election for 18th Judicial District attorney after Padden glided to a win in the party primary that ended June 30. In …

PRIMARY 2020 | Hickenlooper to take on Republican Cory Gardner for U.S. Senate in Colorado

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in November, voters decided in the state's Democratic U.S. Senate primary.

Colorado closes bars, nightclubs after young crowds spread virus

Just 12 days after Colorado allowed bars and nightclubs to open statewide, a concerning uptick in COVID-19 cases fueled by young Coloradans forced state officials to pump the brakes and close …

Sit-in at Parker Town Hall supports Black Lives Matter

Dozens gathered at Parker Town Hall July 3 for a protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The demonstration, a sit-in and discussion about race, was at least the fourth organized …

A booming July 4 was a bust for firefighters

The Independence Day fireworks celebrations around metro Denver were loud and boisterous -- and they kept local firefighters busy.

Travel back in time at the Littleton Museum, featuring two living history farms portraying 19th-century homesteads.

So, what CAN you do this summer?

It’s a summer like no other. With concerts, festivals, sports games and lots more off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids and families might be going a bit stir-crazy. Here’s a look at …
Coming Attractions

A trip to Zapata via Morrison

Morison-based author Harper McDavid’s debut novel “Zapata,” has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award in the romance category, and received a 2020 Writer’s Award from …
grandparents teach too

Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by …
“Freedom of Speech” is part of Norman Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms” series.
SONYA'S SAMPLER

Centennial's Goodson Recreation Center doubles as site for sculptures

South Suburban Parks and Recreation District has a Public Art Committee that has developed an Art-on-Loan Program, which exhibits large outdoor artworks by area sculptors for a year, giving artists …
The Depot Art Gallery in Littleton.

Littleton's Depot Art Gallery marks anniversary with online exhibition

Artists at Depot Art Gallery in Littleton are celebrating a 58th anniversary without the usual happy, crowded opening reception, which, at this time of year is ordinarily part of Western Welcome …

Douglas County outdoor exploration game begins

Summer has officially arrived in Colorado, and so has the Decode Douglas County outdoors exploration game. This activity was created to get residents and their families out of the house and into the …
Big Mama, Felicia P. Fields, with Shake Anderson and Chick Street Man will perform with a band to deliver favorite blues songs at Lone Tree Arts Center.

Lone Tree Arts Center to reopen soon

With the start of the Lone Tree Arts Center's fall programming on the horizon, Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson is no longer wondering what is to become of the 2020-2021 season.
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Editorial cartoon for July 9

Craig Marshall Smith
QUIET DESPERATION

What are you smiling about?

“I saw a picture of you. Those were the happiest days of my life.” Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders, wrote “Back on the Chain Gang” as a memorial to lead guitarist James …
Michael Norton

People love to hear a good, positive story

Some of us like to tell a good story, some enjoy hearing a good story, and some of us appreciate both. And although there are a few people who seem to derive pleasure from a bad or negative story, I …

Letter to the editor: Support McCorkle, give Buck the boot

Support McCorkle, give Buck the boot Guns and safety will be a big topic in the next legislative session and it’s important that Coloradans have their voice heard. Our state laws are evidence-based …

Letter to the editor: Wrong approach on surprise bills

Wrong approach on surprise bills Federal COVID-19 relief efforts have helped many small businesses survive, but our health-care workers remain hard hit. In April, more than 1.4 million lost their …
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