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Stampede shows how West gets wild

The Elizabeth Stampede will continue to carry the torch of Western pride as it hosts its 30th Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association sanctioned event June 1-4. “The PRCA is to rodeos what the NFL is to football,” said Elizabeth Stampede Board …
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‘If you’re having fun, you’re going fast’

Most teenagers can’t wait to drive. And 13-year-old Jack Armstrong is one of them. So he didn’t wait. For more than a year, Armstrong has been racing with the Podium Race Team, operating from the Unser Karting track in Centennial, and he …
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‘We’re just as normal as everybody else’

Sunlight streams through the stained glass at the Colorado Muslim Society’s mosque on Parker Roadin southeast Denveron a warm May morning as Imam Shafi Abdulaziz addresses a field trip of seventh-graders from Mountain Ridge Middle School. He …
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    • First came two camels, then a tortoise, a potbellied pig ...

      There are no lions or tigers or bears. But there is an African tortoise, two wallabies and a potbellied big named Frankie who loves to meet new people. The animals live on a secluded property nestled among the hills near Larkspur. White fences …

    • Cycling festival set to draw thousands to Castle Rock

      When Scot Harris, event director of the Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival, planned the first race roughly 30 years ago, he wasn’t expecting a big turnout. Then, 1,200 people came. This year, organizers expect 6,000 participants on June …

    • Memorial Day marked by two services in county

      Memorial Day weekend in Elbert County will provide two opportunities to honor the county’s veterans. Special services to be held at the Kiowa/Elbert and Elizabeth cemeteries will hosted by members of the American Legion, VFW, and the Boy Scouts of …

    • American Legion post notches another successful year

      In a formal ceremony at the American Legion Hall in Elizabeth on May 1, Senior Vice Commander for the Department of Colorado Terri L. Clinton initiated and swore in new officers for American Legion Post 82. “We normally don’t have the next …