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  • West Metro Drug Task Force arrests 4 in heroin bust

    The West Metro Drug Task Force last week arrested four people suspected of selling heroin, specifically in Jefferson County and throughout the metro area, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reported.

    Detectives believe the group was distributing about a half pound of heroin on a weekly basis to about 100 customers, primarily young people in their late teens to mid-20s in Jefferson County, including Lakewood and Arvada.

  • Economy on Jeffco candidates' agendas

    The economy and the climate for Jeffco businesses were discussed by 11 political hopefuls from across the county last Friday morning at a candidates forum sponsored by the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp.

    The forum, at the Holiday Inn at Wadsworth Boulevard and U.S. 285, was attended by about 50 people.

    As might be expected, the discussion focused largely on what the candidates have accomplished in the business world and how much they are committed to improving conditions in the business sector.

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  • Health officials recommending pertussis vaccinations

    Jefferson County Public Health is recommending whooping cough vaccinations and booster shots for all children and adults, especially child-care workers and anyone who interacts with infants.

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 715 cases of whooping cough — also known has pertussis — between Jan. 1 and Aug. 11, and has called the illness an epidemic, said Nancy Braden, spokeswoman for Jeffco Public Health.

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  • Planning Commission recommends rezoning for Foothills land

    The Jeffco Planning Commission voted 7-0 on Sept. 12 to recommend rezoning 10.2 acres of park district land next to the Woodmar community at South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue so it can be sold and developed.

    The property consists of two parcels on the east and west sides of Wadsworth, north of Coal Mine. The mostly barren, dusty lots are dotted with weeds, junk wood and prairie dog mounds. The land was never developed for its intended purpose as a park. Both corners across the street have commercial buildings, including a FirstBank and Carpet Exchange.

  • Voter information cards should arrive this week

    Updated voter information cards should be arriving in mailboxes this week, along with a special mailing from the state for people who are not current voters, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Elections Division.

    The general election is Nov. 6 this year, and the last day to register to vote is Oct. 9.

    The cards contain important information on voter registration, voting districts, precinct polling places, service center locations and mail-in-ballot drop-off locations.

  • Commissioners' telephone town hall Sept. 25

    Jefferson County commissioners will hold a telephone meeting open to the public Sept. 25 from 7 to 8 p.m.

    As they begin preparing the annual budget, commissioners want to find out which county services are most important to residents.

    Calls will go out to randomly selected phone numbers, but the meeting is not limited to just those who are called. Anyone at any time during the meeting can call in at the following number: 877-229-8493, PIN number 110646.

    Commissioners will answer live questions and will also ask polling questions.

  • Obama touts accomplishments in Golden campaign appearance

    Standing in the bright morning sun on Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke of progress made during his first term in office and challenges to be faced while speaking to a crowd of supporters at Lions Park in Golden.

    Obama pointed to job creation and increased use of renewable energy to reduce dependence on foreign oil as achievements accomplished during his first term. With continued efforts, oil imports can be cut in half by 2020, he said.

    The president also stressed the importance of keeping taxes low for middle-class Americans.

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