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Chamber celebrates grand reopening of Trendy Acres Boutique

On Friday, June 4, Akron Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the grand re-opening of Trendy Acres Boutique. Meghan Camacho purchased the business from Kayla Axsom, who was very involved in the Akron community. Those present for the ribbon cutting included, from left to right: Mark Borders, Farmers State Bank; Brittany Clarkson, Farmers State Bank; Diane Wells, Latte Da; Susan Gunnels, Farmers State Bank and Secretary of Chamber; Lindsay Christensen, 5 Star Dining and Grill; Meghan Camacho, Trendy Acres Boutique; Maria Garcia, 5 Star Dining and Grill; Jaime Stafford, Bank of Colorado; Heather Parr, Washington County Commissioners; Misty Peterson, Washington County Administrator; and Brittani Kusel, Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Akron Chamber of Commerce congratulates Meghan Camacho and Trendy Acres for remaining part of the business community in Akron and Washington County.
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Carnival rides undergoing preparations for ECR

The Washington County Commissioners convened Tuesday, June 1 for their regular meeting. Pastor James Glisan of the First Presbyterian Church of Akron opened with a prayer, followed by the “Pledge of Allegiance”. The meeting was very short, lasting about 35 minutes. County Administrator Misty Peterson presented Resolution 77-2021 to change...
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Commissioners hold meeting a day early

Washington County Commissioners met Monday, June 7 for a very short meeting before leaving to attend the CCI summer conference in Vail. Commissioner Kent Vance opened the meeting with a prayer, followed by the “Pledge of Allegiance”. After the consent agenda was approved, including bills from the nursing home, schedule...
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Girls’ golf team takes first at Holyoke

The Washington County golf team started out June on a high, winning first place as a team at the Lady Dragon Invite at the Holyoke Golf Course last Tuesday, June 1. The ladies from Akron and Otis scored a 323 to claim first place as a team, edging out 4A Fort Morgan who scored a 324 to take home second. Coming in third was Brush (351), followed by Yuma (354), Holyoke (357), Wray (376) and Kit Carson (385).
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Commissioners wrap up May

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, May 25. Pastor Linda Hoover of Howard United Methodist Church opened with a prayer, followed by the “Pledge of Allegiance”. The meeting with Pam McKay, Grant Smith and Teresa Traxler from the Department of Human Services took place first. Traxler handed out...
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Dracon leads way for Washington County golf team

The Washington County girls’ golf team saw some tough competition last Tuesday on the course at Prairie Pines Golf Club in Burlington. Yuma finished first in team standings with a 350, followed by Wray (356), Holyoke (359) and Akron/Otis (372). Junior Mary Dracon led the local girls with a second-place...
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County covering entire fairgrounds with security cameras

Washington County Commissioners held a brief meeting Tuesday morning, May 18. Commissioner Tony Wells opened the meeting with a prayer, followed by the “Pledge of Allegiance”. Administrative Assistant Denise Chavez had two items from the Planning and Zoning Committee. The first was for a building permit for Rick Benish, who...
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Sheriff’s Report

Stuart Travis turned himself in on a warrant out of Washington County Courts for failure to appear. Travis was released on a $500.00 PR Bond. Deputies responded to a family disturbance north of the town of Akron. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the matter was civil and the parties were separated for the night.
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Akron/Otis girls’ golfers bring home another team title

The Washington County girls’ golf team, made up of athletes from Akron and Otis, had another good showing last week. They got some green time in last Friday, May 21 at the Wray Invitational at the Wray Country Club, where the ladies brought home another team title after shooting a 325. Yuma came in second with a 341; Holyoke, third, 351; Wray, fourth, 352; Brush, fifth, 364; and Kit Carson, sixth, 369.
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WashCo 1A schools compete at Limon

Arickaree-Woodlin, Lone Star and Otis were the Washington County track teams in action this week, all heading to the Warren Mitchell Invitational in Limon on Saturday, May 22. Team Scores: 1) Lamar High School, 75; 2) Limon High School, 59.50; 3) Platte Canyon High School, 55.50; 4) Eads High School, 42; 5) Lone Star High School, 40; 5) Byers High School, 40; 7) Peyton High School, 39; 8) Burlington High School, 38; 9) Evangelical Christian Academy, 37; 10) Strasburg High School, 36; 11) Hi-Plains High School, 33.50; 12) Idalia High School, 31; 12) Kiowa High School, 31; 14) Ellicott High School, 29; 15) Simla High School, 27; 16) Crowley County High School, 26; 17) Elbert High School, 22; 18) Calhan High School, 19.50; 19) St. Mary`s High School, 19; 19) Flagler High School, 19; 21) Colorado Springs Christian, 16; 22) McClave High School, 14; 23) Fowler High School, 13; 24) Stratton/Liberty High School, 7; 25) Deer Trail High School, 6; 26) Rocky Ford High School, 2; 27) Palmer High School, 1.
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Schrock named State Character Counts! winner

Arickaree School administration and staff would like to congratulate Kane Schrock on receiving first place in the Family Consumer Education “Character Counts!” Essay Contest. Each year students in the fourth grade are asked to write an essay on one of the six pillars of “Character Counts!”. This year’s pillar focused on ‘Responsibility’.
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County gets more information on GIS mapping

The Washington County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, May 11. Bill Dorrenbacher opened with a reading and a prayer, followed by the “Pledge of Allegiance”. Jason Brown, District Manager, and Joe Oddi, Regional Technical Manager of Eagleview, gave a presentation on their aerial photography to do GIS mapping. Eagleview started in 2001 in New York and now has many offices across the country. They have mapped 24 counties in Colorado. Across the United States, they have done over 1,600 counties, out of a little over 3,000 counties.
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Sheriff’s Report

Deputies received a report of a dog at large in the 600 block of Fremont in the town of Akron. The dog was returned to the owner and the owner was given a warning. Deputies received a report of a dog at large in the area of First and Cedar Avenue in the town of Akron. The dog was taken to the pound and returned to the owner. The owner was given a warning for dog at large.
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County Schools represented at Tom Meyer Invitational

All five Washington County schools were in action last Friday for the first annual Tom Meyer Invitational in Akron. 200 Meter Dash: Tori Arfsten, Arickaree-Woodlin, 14th place, 31.06; Vashti Winter, Akron, 22nd place, 34.08. 400 Meter Dash: Mia Mosso, Arickaree-Woodlin, 12th place, 1:18.65; Vashti Winter, Akron, 13th place, 1:19.21. 800...
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Ranch sorting gaining ground in popularity

Washington County Commissioners are bringing a new event to the area this fall. The commissioners recently decided to host a ranch sorting contest in October 2021 and another in April 2022. This is a competition that is really gaining ground as a favorite. According to the website of Ranch Sorting...
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Golfers place 3rd in Akron

Holyoke girls golf opened their season at the Washington County League Tournament in Akron on Tuesday, May 4. This was the first time a Dragon golf team competed at Washington County Golf Club, and Coach Nick Flaa said they were led by Amy Mackay’s senior experience. “Amy got around the...
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Lady Rams golfers take first at own tournament

The Akron girls’ golf team took top honors at their own tournament last Tuesday, May 4 at the Washington County Golf Club. The tournament marked the first of the year for the team, which is made up of athletes from all over the county. On the day, the Lady Rams came in first as a team with a 322; Brush, second, 348; Holyoke, third, 372; Wray, fourth, 381; and Burlington, fifth, 409.
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Share Shed open to the public

Washington County Connection’s Share Shed is now open. The shed, located in the back of WCC’s building on First Street, is a way for families or individuals to gather some food if they are having trouble buying food. Others who can afford it, and who wish to, can donate food to the Share Shed.
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Commissioners open Event Center to full capacity

The Washington County Commissioners met Tuesday, April 28. Pastor Linda Hoover of the Howard United Methodist Church opened with a prayer, followed by the “Pledge of Allegiance”. Grant Smith, Director of the Department of Human Services, and Teresa Traxler met with the commissioners for their monthly report to the board.
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Fair Board tweaks ECR theme

Washington County Fair Board met Monday, April 26 with four members present. President Alan Basler opened the meeting. The board has changed the theme of this year’s Eastern Colorado Roundup, adding “Let’s Get Loud” to make it “Let’s Get Loud – Ag Proud”. Commissioner Lea Ann Laybourn said Maintenance Director...