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  • Nunes appointed to Foothills board

    Jill Nunes, chairwoman of the Foothills Park & Recreation District board, has been appointed to serve as board member for two more years by a unanimous vote of four board members.

    Ironically, Nunes was appointed to the Ward 2 opening created when she decided not to run for re-election at the end of her first term in May. Nunes was first elected to the board in 2008.

    As of the April 24 board meeting, Nunes appeared to be leaving the board. But about two weeks later, she submitted her name as a candidate for appointment from Ward 2.

  • Races to watch in Jefferson County general election

    Jefferson County races to watch

    General election, Nov. 6

    U.S. Congress, District 7

    Joe Coors (R)

    Ed Perlmutter (D)

    U.S. Congress, District 2

    Jared Polis (D)

    Kevin Lundberg (R)

    U.S. Congress, District 1

    Diana DeGette (D)

    Danny Stroud (R)

    State Senate District 22

    Andy Kerr (D)

  • Primary ballots heading to voters by mail

    Primary election ballots will begin arriving at South Jeffco addresses the week of June 4, and there will be many names listed but very few decisions to make, since there will be one or two contested races at the most on local ballots.

    As previously announced, the June 26 primary is an all-mail election this year. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters registered with either the Democratic, Republican or American Constitution parties.

  • Littleton man indicted in alleged real estate scam

    A Littleton man was indicted May 23 by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering in connection with various real estate companies in his control, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. 

    Peter Vincent Capra, 55, was president of Golden Design Group, which built and sold houses in the Denver area, according to the indictment. He was also the registered agent for Distinctive Mortgages, which provided mortgages for people who bought GDG houses.

  • Two-vehicle accident on West Belleview kills one

    One man died and three others were injured in an accident on West Belleview Avenue near South Kipling Parkway about 2:30 a.m. Friday.

    The State Patrol reported that a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta collided with a 2005 Ford pickup.

    The pickup driver, 35, was released from the hospital, but the two passengers, ages 19 and 22, in the Jetta remain at Swedish Medical Center. The extent of their injuries was unknown.

    The 18-year-old driver of the Jetta was killed. His name had not been released pending notification of relatives.

  • Swim beach to open at Chatfield on Friday

    The swim beach at Chatfield State Park is scheduled to open Friday, May 25, with new hours of operation. The beach will be open from sunrise to sunset through the Labor Day weekend.

    The chain-link boundary fence has been removed for easy access to the area. Restrooms, picnic tables and vending machines are now outside of the designated swim beach area.

    Glass, pets, fires, grills and fishing are not permitted in the swim area.

    There are no lifeguards on duty.

    Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Historic Preservation Awards honor renovations, renovators

    Some of Littleton’s well-preserved structures and several people who contributed to preservation efforts were honored May 9 at the fifth annual Historic Preservation Awards.

  • West Quincy Avenue project under way

    West Quincy Avenue from West Radcliffe Place to Nelson Street was closed to through traffic May 8 to realign and widen the two-lane road to four lanes, adding bicycle lanes and sidewalks. The work is scheduled to be completed Nov. 4.
    The $3 million project covers 1 mile of Quincy Avenue from South Kipling Parkway to South Simms Street. It is funded by the Southeast Jefferson County One-Half Cent Sales Tax program.

  • Former Foothills board member seeks appointment

    Although he has already been elected twice and served nine years on the Foothills Park & Recreation District board, business executive and fitness fanatic Mike Whetstone, 54, has applied to be appointed to the vacant seat from Ward 2.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Evidence of what, exactly?