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Arrest made in 2010 slaying of teacher

The Elbert County Sheriff's Office announced it has arrested Dan Pesch, 34, in connection with the 2010 death of Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson. Pesch was arrested on Dec. 19 in Littleton by … more

Wheelers for the Wounded comes through for veterans

Veteran Morgan Huston served as a staff sergeant in the Air Force, and was deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo. The physical demands of his service caught up with him after he was discharged in … more

Intern’s sexual harassment claim not true, state senator says

A former state House intern has filed a formal complaint accusing state Sen. Jack Tate of sexual harassment, and Tate said he has no recollections of any interactions with such House employees. “I … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Q&A with Elbert County Attorney Bart Greer

Elbert County Attorney Bart Greer, who took his position in the summer of 2017 after the resignation of predecessor Wade Gateley, recently spoke with the Elbert County News about himself and his job. … more

Commissioners set town halls to be held in Simla, Elizabeth

With the first year of their terms drawing to a close, Elbert County Commissioners Chris Richardson, Grant Thayer and Danny Willcox have been working on an agenda for two town halls that will … more

Parker VFW post seeks forever home

Members of Parker’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4266 live by the motto “No One Does More For Veterans.” Members have helped support veterans, their spouses and their children in times of … more

Sex-crime victims have allies in SANE nurses

Jennifer Bishara often meets people on the worst day of their lives. Bishara, a nurse, is the director of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner program — or SANE/SAFE … more

IREA to refund customers $8.4 million in power costs

Many Intermountain Rural Electric Association customers will see a credit on their December electricity bills thanks to a rate refund totaling $8.4 million approved by the association's board of … more

Community rallies to help ailing veteran

A fundraiser for veteran Christian Redman, who is battling an aggressive form of cancer, will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at Takoda Tavern in Parker. Redman, who lives in Parker, was instrumental in … more

Residents learn about comprehensive plan

The Elbert County Planning Commission hosted the third of three comprehensive plan workshops on Nov. 15 at the county fairgrounds in Kiowa. Kurt Culbertson of Design Workshop presented a slide show … more

Open house is chance to help shape zoning, subdivision rules

The Board of County Commissioners is co-sponsoring an open house for citizens to meet with county commissioners, staff and planners and hear the ideas for rewriting Elbert County zoning and … more

Locally built Mars probe almost ready for launch

A locally built robotic lander destined for Mars is almost ready to take off, and engineers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems are excited to watch it leave. The InSight Mars lander was largely built … more

Colorado slaps Uber with fine over drivers' backgrounds

Colorado regulators issued an $8.9 million fine against Uber's parent company on Nov. 20 for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company as drivers. The … more

Elizabeth kicks off holiday season

The community tree-lighting on Dec. 1 and the tree auction and Santa's arrival on Dec. 7 make up the schedule for the Elizabeth Festival of Trees. “We put together this event to help bring in the … more

Indictment paints picture of large pot-trafficking ring in south metro area

An enterprise based in the south metro Denver area sent marijuana through the mail, sold it to out-of-state buyers and cultivated pot in upscale neighborhoods, according to a 98-page indictment. Two … more
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