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  • C-470 options discussed at Ken Caryl open house

    Members of the C-470 Coalition communications team staged an open house Sept. 23 at the Ranch House in Ken Caryl to give a presentation and answer questions about the proposed widening of C-470 from I-25 west to the Kipling interchange, or about 10 miles.

    About 35 people turned out for the event, which consisted of a computer simulation and about a dozen poster-size illustrations of various toll-road, hybrid-toll-road and non-toll-road configurations that are being investigated.

  • Park district seeks bolder look

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District has asked for site approval from Jefferson County to allow for much larger signage at its campus on Ward Street.

    A hearing is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, before the Planning Commission.

    Ron Hopp, executive director of the district, said the main reason for seeking bigger signage is to make the buildings easier to find in an emergency. The new sign on The Ridge Recreation Center would be 135 square feet. The current sign is about 4 feet by 3 feet, or 12 square feet.

  • Commission candidates Odom, Tighe face off at forum

    Jefferson County natives Casey Tighe and John Odom faced off Sept. 27 at an election forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, debating everything from development to budgets in their race for county commissioner.

    In an event at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium, incumbent Odom and challenger Tighe illustrated their differences: Odom is a Republican, Tighe a Democrat; Odom is a businessman, Tighe a longtime state transportation agency auditor and former lawyer. They also have similarities: Both are life-long Jeffco residents and family men who live in District 2.

  • Ann Romney addresses crowd at Hudson Gardens

    The crowd of mostly women who waited at Littleton's Hudson Gardens on Tuesday afternoon got what they wanted: Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, talking about the softer side of her husband.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    One tough mother

  • Photo of Black Panthers on Jeffco GOP website draws criticism

     A photo of two members of the New Black Panther Party with clenched fists and berets appeared briefly Wednesday on the Jefferson County Republican Party website, JeffcoRepublicans.com, prompting charges of racism. The image was removed Wednesday night. 

    The photo accompanied a recruitment ad for volunteer pollwatchers that said, “Pollwatchers Needed. Because these guys will be there too!”

  • Photo of Black Panthers on Jeffco GOP website draws criticism

     A photo of two members of the New Black Panther Party with clenched fists and berets appeared briefly Wednesday on the Jefferson County Republican Party website, JeffcoRepublicans.com, prompting charges of racism. The image was removed Wednesday night. 

    The photo accompanied a recruitment ad for volunteer pollwatchers that said, “Pollwatchers Needed. Because these guys will be there too!”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Roughing the receiver

  • Jeffco Library temporarily vacating substandard building

    About 16 employees of the Jefferson County Public Library will be temporarily relocated to the south building of the Library Services Center in Wheat Ridge because the north building has been deemed below standard.

    The north building will remain empty for about six months or until the problem is fixed, said Ann Cress, deputy executive director, at a regular meeting of the board of trustees Sept. 20 at the Lakewood Public Library. The buildings share a wall.

  • Extreme makeover on Main Street

    A new owner has purchased two historic vacant buildings last used as an auto-body shop at the west end of Main Street in Littleton, and a local builder is gutting and rehabilitating them to possibly give them new life as trendy restaurants or shops.

    The renovator has removed three layers of paint on one building and chipped away stucco on the other in the effort to restore the façade to its original glory. Workers also peeled away all of the interior drywall to expose the original brick.