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Commissioners sworn in during ceremony in Kiowa

The man for whom Elbert County was named — Samuel Elbert — no doubt would have been proud. At 10 a.m. on Jan. 10, Chris Richardson, Danny Willcox and Grant Thayer were sworn in as county commissioners by Judge Palmer Boyette at the Old Elbert …
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Higher-education campus finds home in Castle Rock

A new collaborative education venture between Colorado State University, Arapahoe Community College and the Douglas County School District has found a home. Arapahoe Community College has accepted …
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A growing taste for sushi

Diane Bukatman, who founded For the Love of Food cooking school in Golden, learned to make sushi in 2004 while working at a Washington, D.C., restaurant. One co-worker was a Japanese sushi chef for the restaurant, she said. Fascinated by the art, …
    • Douglas County conveys gifted land to Parker

      Ray Harvie appreciated the value of open spaces, and took refuge at his property in east Parker throughout his life. Harvie wanted to ensure the land would remain wild, just as he enjoyed it. Without an heir to pass the 71-acre property to, …

    • Q&A with Commissioner Chris Richardson

      Elbert County District 1 Commissioner Chris Richardson was born in Massachusetts and studied engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His wife, Andrea, is a Colorado native and together they …

    • Q&A with County Commissioner Grant Thayer

      Republican Grant Thayer was elected Elbert County commissioner for District 3 in November and took his seat on the board Jan. 10. The former county planning commissioner has an engineering degree from the University of Wyoming and a master’s in …

    • Legislative session opens with uncertainty

      With one eye on a $500 million state budget gap and the other on Washington, Gov. John Hickenlooper and a split Colorado Legislature enter the 2017 lawmaking session with little expectation of fiscal reform and plenty of uncertainty over …

    • Sculpture will ‘bring people back to childhood’

      The addition of an ice skating ribbon and library full of children’s activities has made the east end of Mainstreet in Parker more kid-friendly — but artist Chris Weed wants adults to share in the wonder. “I wanted to bring people back to …