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  • Kopp, Gerou roll out wildfire legislation

    State Sen. Mike Kopp, R-Littleton, and state Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Genesee, hope to pick up where Kopp and former state Rep. Rob Witwer left off in their 2008 work on wildfire legislation.

    The duo are teaming up to push a series of bills aimed at reducing the threat of catastrophic wildfire in areas where urbanization and wild lands meet.

  • Jeffco GOP hit with subpoena in connection with alleged wiretapping

    The Jefferson County GOP was hit with a subpoena last week in connection with its one-time website administrator, who is a defendant in a federal wiretapping civil lawsuit.

    Robert Cook, who owns the Jeffco GOP's website and was hired to do computer work for the party, is one of four defendants in a civil lawsuit brought by longtime county critic Mike Zinna.

  • Kerr, Kopp propose legislation on Littleton sewer rates

    Jeffco lawmakers are proposing legislation that would force the city of Littleton to set sewer treatment rates paid by tens of thousands of South Jeffco homeowners based on actual usage costs.

    Littleton says its rates are fair and necessary, but a group of water and sanitation districts that rely on the Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant for sewer service say they don't have a voice in how rates are set.

  • Jeffco sheriff looking for potential kidnapper

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in tracking down a man who tried to force a South Jeffco woman into his truck Jan. 3 after possibly sexually assaulting her.

  • Retirement match for deputies restored to 10%

    The Jeffco commissioners have approved funding to restore the county's retirement match for sheriff's deputies to 10 percent, but the rest of the county's employees will have to make do with a smaller match.

    Citing an exodus of trained deputies leaving the sheriff's office since the county's retirement match was cut, the commissioners have appropriated $350,000 to restore the 10 percent retirement match, but only for deputies.

  • Man claiming to have gun robs Walgreens

    A man claiming to have a gun robbed the Walgreens on West Coal Mine Avenue of painkillers on Dec. 30.

  • Obama team seeks ideas for health care reform in Jeffco

    Everyone has complaints about the U.S. health care system, according to Jeffco Commissioner Kevin McCasky.

    "But we have about 4 million different ideas on how to resolve it," he added, shortly after sitting through a community forum on health care reform Dec. 30. The forum was commissioned by President-elect Barack Obama's transition team and hosted by the West Chamber.

  • Committed to aging well

    Conventional wisdom holds that in an economic downturn, those with something to sell should hunker down and wait out the storm.

    Not Jim "Griff" Griffin.

    Griffin, owner of Avanti Gars & Grapes Winery in South Jeffco, is planning to counter a slower economy by producing more of his trademark Avanti wine and offering it in more places.

    "You have to have faith in yourself," Griffin said, sitting in his store on West Bowles Avenue. "If you don't, you end up losing ground."

  • Kopp stars in GOP video response to State of the State

    State Republican legislators responded to Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter's State of the State speech last week in a video that appears on YouTube.

    The video response featured state Sen. Mike Kopp, R-South Jeffco, and state Rep. Amy Stephens, R-Colorado Springs. It's the first time the Republicans have ever responded on a video that was subsequently distributed, and it marks the party's efforts to get more in tune with current technology.

  • A long road to justice

    South Jeffco resident Carrie Smith, who stole more than $100,000 from the South Jeffco Sports Association, was sentenced Jan. 8 to nine months in the county jail, despite a recommendation from the prosecution that she be given only probation.

    District Judge Dennis Hall also sentenced Smith to 100 hours of community service and four years of probation. She will be given work release during her jail sentence.