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Cards sent to military personnel overseas

More than 1,200 servicemen and servicewomen received Christmas cards from people they have never met thanks to a project organized by Elizabeth resident Suzy MacKenzie. MacKenzie, owner and operator …

Ranchland Republican Women forms, begins work

Republican women in Elbert County met Nov. 29 to formally organize and establish Ranchland Republican Women, which will foster and promote the principles of the Republican Party. Marlene Groves was …
Veterans

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted …
Population trends

Migration out of Colorado reaches record in 2016

A record number of residents have moved out of Colorado, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. New annual figures from the bureau’s American Community Survey show that Colorado saw its …

Holiday event benefits 14 charities

Mother Nature provided a postcard-like setting Dec. 7 as snow fell softly on the caroling choir and the lighted decorations on Main Street during Elizabeth's inaugural tree auction, held to usher in …
Life
Local painter Victoria Kwasinski will lead a workshop, “Abstracted Realism,” for Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 6. It will be held at First Presbyterian …
Christian Redman, 50, sits on the edge of the couch, hands slightly trembling — a side effect of the chemo — as he clasps and unclasps them, a melancholy shadow in his eyes. For as long as he can …
The holidays are a time to gather together with friends, family, co-workers and other near and dear ones. And to make that time a little more delicious, and possibly more bearable, many local …
Parker Arts has partnered with the Art Students League of Denver to expand opportunities for its art students to study with national and local instructors, beginning in January. Parker’s executive …
Kick off the new year by getting outside and taking a hike. Colorado State Parks and Wildlife will again participate in America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative, with 26 state parks …
It seems that nobody can remember the last time the Littleton boys basketball team defeated city rival Heritage. The Littleton Lions snapped a long, yet-to-be-resolved losing streak against Heritage …
A few years ago, sports writer Neil Paine of the website basketball-reference.com examined 50 years of National Basketball Association title-winning teams. The teams were strong on offense and …
Mountain biking rose from humble beginnings in the 1800s as a simple mode of transportation to a fringe sport in the 1970s. It gained global momentum in 1990 with the first world championships and …
Four years ago, I was at Legend High School when Highlands Ranch girls basketball coach Caryn Jarocki won her milestone 500th career game. I was at Arapahoe on Dec. 7 when Jarocki’s Falcons …
The veracity of preseason basketball polls is often ridiculed. Yes, polls mean little, since a lot will change during the season. Polls are speculative, especially the preseason ones, and teams still …
Voices
There are only a few weeks left to impact your tax planning for 2017 before the new tax laws take effect next year. As of this writing, there is no consensus between the House and the Senate bills …
Jimmy Buffett sings about a tattoo being a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling. Maybe for some that’s true, and for others, their tattoo carries a reminder of something powerful and …
A reader reminded me that it’s time for my annual “What Makes Life Worth Living” top 10 list. She also reminded me that I listed our neighborhood rabbits years ago. I had forgotten. I forget …
Coffee, black. Please.” “Cream and sugar?” There’s my six-word novel. I got the idea for a six-word novel from Hemingway, who got the idea from someone else. But someone else was someone no …

Time to Talk: ‘If people are in crisis, they shouldn’t have to wait’

Jo Ann Mahoney, 34, used to be insured by Medicaid, the federal public health insurance program for low-income people. It allowed her to see a therapist for depression and anxiety. Therapy, she said, …

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