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Elizabeth fair puts focus on safety

Fire trucks, first responders and safety gear filled the Walmart parking lot in Elizabeth on June 18, but there was no emergency. It was not even a drill. They gathered for the Elbert County Sherriff’s Office’s 2016 Summer Safety Fair & Bicycle …
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A crucial eight seconds

Rodeo cowboys Landon Mecham and Chase Bennettroll out of Salt Lake City a little after 8 a.m., eight-plus hours on the road ahead of them. Their route through the heart of the Rockies will land them in the rolling hills of Colorado’s eastern …
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How to be smart in the sun

Nicole Shultz has two children, ages 5 and 7. Like most parents, she’s endured the task of putting sunscreen on small, squirmy bodies. “You want coverage that you can wipe quick and go,” she said. Shultz, of Highlands Ranch, uses …
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    • High school rodeo is athletic endeavor

      The young, talented athlete with perfect posture maintains remarkable equilibrium after taking control of the prize, never looking back, keeping both eyes trained on the objective. Working in perfect unison with a teammate, the competitor navigates …

    • Deer-culling program gets extended

      In a unanimous decision, the Elizabeth Board of Trustees voted to continue the town’s Deer Management Program for another season. Initiated in the fall of 2014, the program that allows limited hunting of deer within designated areas inside the …

    • Endorsements roll in for House hopefuls

      Voters eligible to participate in this year's Republican primary should have already received their ballots, and many of those ballots have been submitted to the county for tally, but that has not stopped a series of late endorsements for candidates …

    • County shows off election protocols

      “There are so many misconceptions in the public about what we do here,” said Elbert County Election Manager Rhonda Braun. “We don’t do something sinister in some back room. We encourage them to come see us and ask questions.” To help …

    • Natural-gas estimate in state was far too low, officials say

      Western Colorado has 40 times more natural gas than previously thought, but an immediate boom is unlikely because of low gas prices, government and industry experts said on June 8. The U.S. Geological Survey said the Mancos Shale formation in …

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