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  • Foothills taking applications for vacant board seat

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is accepting applications for a vacancy on its board of directors.

    Board member John Bradley Jr. resigned his Ward 4 seat Sept. 2 because he no longer owns property in the district, according to a Foothills news release. Bradley is planning to move to Loveland.

    Ward 4 primarily encompasses an area south of West Bowles Avenue between South Kipling Parkway and South Pierce Street north of West Chatfield Avenue. For a map of the district's wards, visit www.ifoothills.org.

  • Foothills taking applications for vacant board seat

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is accepting applications for a vacancy on its board of directors.

    Board member John Bradley Jr. resigned his Ward 4 seat Sept. 2 because he no longer owns property in the district, according to a Foothills news release. Bradley is planning to move to Loveland.

    Ward 4 primarily encompasses an area south of West Bowles Avenue between South Kipling Parkway and South Pierce Street north of West Chatfield Avenue. For a map of the district's wards, visit www.ifoothills.org.

  • DA warns of scams posing as charities

    In the wake of recent national and global disasters, law enforcement and judicial authorities are warning consumers to be on the lookout for charity scams.

    “When disaster strikes, people naturally feel compelled to do something to help,” Jeffco District Attorney Peter Weir says. “As unthinkable as it is, there will be fraudulent attempts to solicit money on behalf of those whose lives are in ruin. People should take care as they make their giving choices.”

  • DA warns of scams posing as charities

    In the wake of recent national and global disasters, law enforcement and judicial authorities are warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams posing as charities.

    “When disaster strikes, people naturally feel compelled to do something to help,” Jeffco District Attorney Peter Weir says. “As unthinkable as it is, there will be fraudulent attempts to solicit money on behalf of those whose lives are in ruin. People should take care as they make their giving choices.” 

  • Arapahoe commissioners ask Jeffco to consider taking a position on tobacco tax hike

    Arapahoe County's commissioners have asked their Jeffco counterparts to consider taking a position on Initiative 143, also known as Tobacco Taxes for Health Related Purposes, which aims to increase the state’s tobacco tax by $1.75 per pack of cigarettes.

  • County Manager Ralph Schell announces retirement

    County Manager Ralph Schell announced Thursday he will retire in March 2017, according to a Jeffco news release.

    Schell has served Jefferson County for more than 18 years, including as director of Open Space and Parks before becoming county manager in December 2009. 

  • Jeffco Public Health announces syringe exchange program

    Jeffco Public Health has opened the newest state-approved syringe exchange program in Colorado, joining locations in Boulder County, Denver, Fort Collins, Pueblo and Grand Junction, according to a county news release.

  • County, Foothills officials talking playground build

    Earlier last month, about 300 volunteers participated in a playground build at West Laurel Park in South Jeffco, and county officials are already lining up their next park project.

  • HOA seeks approval for already-established disc golf course

    The Mesa View Estates Homeowners Association in Golden has filed a site-approval application with Jeffco Planning and Zoning for a disc golf course that was installed more than a year ago.

    The 9-hole, par-3 course is located at Estates Park, 16164 W. Ellsworth Drive. Estates Park is owned by the Foothills Park & Recreation District but is maintained by the Mesa View Estates HOA.

  • Passionate prairie dog debate dominates Foothills board meeting

    The Aug. 23 board meeting of the Foothills Park & Recreation District was dominated by a passionate debate about how to ethically and efficiently manage the district’s growing prairie dog population.

    The nearly two-hour conversation was requested by Gina Writz and Tina Gurdikian, who are members of the Prairie Dog Task Force Team. The local volunteer group began working with Foothills on a prairie dog conservation plan when construction of a BMX bike course was proposed at the Schaefer Athletic Complex.