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Putting faith to work

Since the late 1990s, Stan Brown and his wife, Tami, have been teaching Kazakhstani farmers to grow apples and other fruit trees. The Browns live in Castle Rock now, but they lived full-time in Kazakhstan until 2010. Stan returns to the Central …
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Childcare alternatives

Federica Foltmann snuck around her living room couch on a recent afternoon in her Castle Pines home. Hiding around the corner was the 6-year-old girl she nannies. When Foltmann caught up, the shy but curious girl buried her face into …
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4-H members share good times in Pueblo

Members of Elbert County's 4-H clubs made trekked to Pueblo for the weekend of Nov. 18-20, where they attended a camp titled “Dare to Be You.” The camp was for intermediate members ranging in age from 11 to 13, with the theme “Reaching Your …
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    • Falkor Ranch is home to happy herds

      Boasting alpacas, goats, chickens, two large dogs — and a cat that came with the property — Falkor Ranch sits on 35 acres south of Elizabeth. With a pristine view of Pikes Peak from the top of the long driveway, Tom and Diane Cribley have lived …

    • Elizabeth history is focus of study

      In an age when tradition and history are being thrown to the wayside in favor of the next big thing, the town of Elizabeth intends to preserve its past and culture by means of a Historic Context Study. Every resident who has something to share is …

    • Elizabeth police gain accreditation

      The Elizabeth Police Department was granted its Professional Standards Accreditation by Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) on Tuesday night. A plaque to honor the department's achievement was presented to Police Chief Steve Hasler by …

    • Legacy lives on in Nancy’s Market and Garden

      Nancy Gripman wasn’t very tall, but she left a big mark on the town of Parker. After moving to Parker in 1981, Gripman immersed herself in efforts to make the town a better place for families less fortunate than her own. After more than 30 …

    • Parents find help in brain training

      Fourth-grader Alyssa Bogner couldn’t stop the letters from jiggling on the page. She could read for just 10 minutes before she had to take a break. During their home-schooling sessions, her mother, Lynnsey, would work with her in …