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  • Incumbent Maulik re-elected to Foothills board

     

  • Bat found in Littleton tests positive for rabies

    A bat specimen from Littleton submitted May 7 to the Colorado Department of Public Health was the first animal to test positive for rabies this year.

    A homeowner found the dead bat near a window well. No human exposure is known to have occurred, according to a Jeffco health department release issued May 16.

    The rabies virus is found in the saliva of an infected animal and can be transmitted when a rabid animal bites or scratches another animal or person.

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  • Optometrist seeks appointment to Foothills board

    Tim James — a family man, business owner, park district resident for 10 years and avid fan of the active, outdoor lifestyle — believes it's time "to give back and serve the community."

    James has submitted his name as an applicant for appointment to the Foothills Park and Rec District board from Ward 2.

    The position became available when incumbent Jill Nunes decided not to run again this spring. No one else submitted their name before the May 8 election, leaving it up to the board to make an appointment.

  • Increase in crime-lab construction costs irks commissioners

    A construction company hired to produce detailed cost estimates for a Jeffco crime lab and community corrections facility says the price tag is $13 million higher than the $46.4 million originally budgeted.

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners took a dim view of the news, saying that cuts would have to be made because there is no more money in the budget.

  • Jeffco unveils bicycle-pedestrian plan

    In response to the growing demand for healthy alternatives to automobiles and the popularity of bicycles for commuting, Jeffco’s Development and Transportation Division has created a combination bicycle-pedestrian plan that would build bicycle-friendly elements into roads designed for cars only.

    The plan was presented to the county commissioners at the weekly meeting May 1 and adopted on a 3-0 vote.

    The first bicycle-pedestrian plan was created in 1995 and consisted of sidewalks along major roads and trails along major drainage ways.

  • Jeffco Schools considering property-tax increase

    The Jeffco school board is weighing a property-tax increase for the November ballot that would cost the owner of a $250,000 home an additional $30 a year over the current bill.

    The district, which has made significant cutbacks in recent years and faces more without additional revenue, is proposing two measures: a $35 million to $39 million revenue increase from the basic mill levy, plus a $99 mililon bond issue.

  • Taste of the West draws 500 to South Jeffco

    The West Chamber of Commerce brought the Taste of the West fund-raiser to South Jeffco for the first time on Thursday, April 26.

     

    Staged at the Terrace Events Center in Ken Caryl, the event brought together two dozen food vendors from around the county to share unusual items from Broccoli Gruyere Soup to Pink Lady Martinis.

    More than 500 people attended the event, chamber staff reported Friday.

  • Incumbent Maulik cites board experience, says more work remains

    After four years of wrestling with the budget, refining strategy and searching for savings, Terri Maulik thinks that plenty remains to be accomplished in the next four years at the Foothills Park & Recreation District.

    "I feel like the first four were about learning and emptying out the closets and the clutter," said Maulik, who is running for a second term as a member of the Foothills board from Ward 5.

  • Challenger Kissler touts experience in government finance, administration

    In the May 8 election for a seat on the Foothills Park & Recreation District board, challenger Clarence Kissler believes his experience in government finance and administration makes him the clear choice.

    A former member of the Jeffco Public Library board for nine years, Kissler has emerged from Ward 5 (the West Chatfield Avenue area) to challenge incumbent board member Terri Maulik, who is running for a second four-year term.