New county commissioners were sworn in Tuesday in Elbert County; as they begin the new year work continues on budget issues for the county, but there's confusion on how big the problems really are.
The confusion began in December; it was a Denver Post article described a sticky financial... more »
KIOWA, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is trying to find out why Elbert County Sheriff Shayne Heap was paid more than $12,000 for unused vacation time he saved up during his years of work in the department. According to the Denver Post, the amount appears to be... more »
Elbert County has moved from Stage 2 to Stage 3 burn restrictions because of warm weather and dry conditions.
The Stage 3 rules will be in effect through April and May and possibly longer.
Not allowed under Stage 3 restrictions:
Open burning of any kind
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An oil boom is underway in our state but the drilling methods to reach it have many landowners concerned. The massive Niobrara oil shale deposit covers an area that begins near Colorado Springs and stretches north into Wyoming. It's buried 2 miles below the ground level and about a mile... more »
A Colorado horse is doing OK after being rescued from the basement of a home in Elbert County. You read that right---a basement.
Summer the horse, fell into the house through a basement window. There was no way to walk the horse out, so crews dug out the window... more »
Fire investigators have confirmed that an illegal trash burn is to blame for a fire that burned over 1,900 acres off County Rd. 86, east of Matheson in Elbert County. That area is currently under fire restrictions.
It started around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. No structures were damaged and... more »
Cory Stark, Director, Elbert County Emergency Management has just confirmed with News First 5 that at approximately 6am Sunday, a local pilot leaving Centennial Airport ran into trouble in Elbert County and deployed his parachute emergency system to land his plane in a creek bed in Elbert County. The Pilot... more »
Elbert County Sheriff's Office investigators say they're treating the death of a popular Kiowa High School teacher as a homicide investigation. The announcement was made at a press conference in Kiowa on Thursday morning.
Randall Wilson, 52, was found dead in a field off the Kiowa-Bennett Highway north of... more »
Banning Lewis Ranch Academy : 2 hour delay Big Sandy in Elbert County is closed.
Calhan School District RJ1 is canceling school Thursday.
Catholic Elementary Schools in Colorado Springs : ST. Peter's - Monument - 2 Hour Delay - a.m. Pre-School -cancelled Colorado Springs Christian Schools: CSCS -... more »