• Cool Fair, Hot Wings

    My goal in Saturday’s wing-eating contest was simple: best Miss Denver Fair. That plan was ruined however when I discovered the queen had chickened out (get it?) of the event. Arriving late after covering the morning Green...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Overhead shot of Green Dragon.
    Dragon fire burns

    Green Dragon owner Rob Rohrbach sat Monday evening to finish a deferred payroll postponed by a devastating two-alarm fire that struck the iconic Ephrata landmark early Saturday. See Video with Green Dragon Owner: “It’s been a non-stop...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Dr. Phil shows featuring local couple on next week

    Ephrata’s Renee Kopp says the public may have a different opinion of her family’s case after viewing a national telecast next week. Kopp, of Ephrata, said she initially received unwanted international media attention in October when the...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Gunman
    Apple Street standoff 

    It was a chaotic 30-plus hours for police, fire police, and emergency service workers in Ephrata. Many of the same crews that spent Saturday morning at the major two-alarm fire at the Green Dragon labored all day...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Yet again… Two issues just won’t go away in West Cocalico

    Looking for closure can be a challenge in municipal governing and two controversial ongoing issues continued to require the attention of the West Cocalico supervisors at their Sept. 16 meeting. Yet again the supervisors tackled the matter...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Denver wants closure in sale

    Settlement on the joint municipally financed property at 1975 N. Reading Road property occurred Aug. 28, but for Denver Borough, the matter still isn’t settled. The $1.7-million dollar sale to Den-Tech, an industrial fabrication company based in...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • All’s fair: Once a year in Denver, it’s a (junk) food lover’s paradise

    Whichever event fairgoers went to, they found themselves confronted with eclectic fare. For some it was a battle of health-food nut versus fair, but even those who love fair food admit healthy foods got lost and a...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Fire fighters battle Green Dragon blaze that was reported at around 4:30 a.m. Saturday.
    Green Dragon burns

    Officials allowed distressed Green Dragon shop owners to enter the burned-out section of the property at around 10:30 this morning following a two-alarm fire reported at around 4:35 a.m. While most vendors owning shops on the outside of...

    • Posted September 13, 2014
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  • Gunman
    Apple Street standoff

    Police continue to maintain a perimeter on the 1300 block of Apple Street where a gunman has been holed up since a domestic dispute that started at about 2:30 a.m., Ephrata Police Chief William Harvey confirmed.Harvey at...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • Post Prom desperate for space, volunteers

    “The post prom saves lives,” Betty Heydt, Ephrata School District’s Post Prom coordinator asserts. “I truly believe that.” But now, this long standing Ephrata tradition is at risk of folding. Ephrata School District’s Post Prom has been...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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