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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Elbert County Mourns the Loss of 38-Year Employee

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ELBERT COUNTY, CO – William (Mike) Graeff, Deputy Coroner, passed quietly in his sleep early this morning, November 24. Elbert County is greatly saddened by the loss of Mike, who began his career with the county in 1983. He served the people of ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

County Distributes $104,400 in Grant Funding to Local Businesses and Nonprofits

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Since September, Elbert County has awarded $104,400 in grant funding to local businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by COVID-19. This is the third round of grant money distributed by the County since the pandemic started.

 

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Strategic Plans Provide a Roadmap for the Future of Elbert County

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When the County approves a new development, makes improvements to an existing road, designates land for open space or a park, hires new staff, or prepares for a disaster or extreme weather event, the Board of County Commissioners and County staff utilize ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Looking Ahead to Elbert County's 2022 Budget

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Elbert County submitted a draft budget. to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on October 14, 2021. This was the first step in the approval phase of the budget process that started in earnest back in June. Next, a BOCC study session, open to the publ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Nonprofit Resource Directory Connects Residents to Community Services

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Nonprofit Resource Directory Connects Residents to Community Services

New online tool helps those in need

 

A second meeting of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors group took place in mid-October to collaborate and discuss ways to support residents in E...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Xcel's Power Pathway Project

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Update for Elbert County Residents

 

The Power Pathway Project is a proposal by Xcel Energy to improve the state’s electric grid and enable future renewable energy interconnections around the state. Colorado’s Power Pathway will...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Quarterly BOCC Town Hall Meetings

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On October 20 and 21, we held our sixth and seventh Commissioner Town Hall Meetings for 2021. We started these sessions in 2017 as part of our effort to improve communications between citizens and the county government that serves you. By holding town hal...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Never Go Without a New Book Again

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Never Go Without a New Book Again

Eight Little Free Library locations throughout Elbert County

 

In 2014, the Pines & Plains Libraries Foundation, in partnership with Friends of the (Elbert, Elizabeth, Kiowa & Simla) Library purchased four L...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Are You Ready for Winter Weather in Elbert County?

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Are You Ready for Winter Weather in Elbert County?

 

While we’ve experienced relatively warm, dry weather this fall, winter storms are on their way. In Elbert County, winter weather can create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Time to Eat, Sleep, and Repeat 4-H!

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The 4-H season kicks off each year in October, and Colorado issued an official proclamation recognizing National 4-H Week October 3-9, 2021. On Wednesday, October 13, several Elbert County 4-H members gave a presentation to the Elbert County Board of Coun...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Elbert County Ranks in Top One Percent of Healthiest Communities in U.S.

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Study Released by U.S. News & World Report and Aetna Foundation

Elbert County ranks 24th among the top 500 of the nation’s “Healthiest Communities,” according to an analysis of health and wellness in 3,000 communities acro...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

County Office Strives to Support a Thriving Community

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In life, we talk about doors opening and closing to illustrate opportunities found and lost.  In business, we like to keep the doors open as opposed to closed. An open door can translate into customers, profits, and growth.  

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Vaccination Resources for Elbert County Residents

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Updated: July 12, 2021

Who is eligible for the vaccine?

Healthcare providers in Colorado who are administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can now vaccinate any Coloradan age 12 and up who wants the vaccine. Minors under the age of 18 who wish to receive a ...

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