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  • Foes ramp up efforts to thwart rezoning in Rooney Valley

    The group that launched a petition opposed to rezoning that could bring auto and motorcycle dealerships, retail and commercial flex-use space to the Rooney Valley area near Dinosaur Ridge is ramping up efforts ahead of county commissioners’ hearings on the rezoning later this month.

  • 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 Open Space eyes land purchase — in Clear Creek County

    The Jeffco Open Space staff is working on a land acquisition many involved think could be unprecedented for the county.

    Last month, Open Space Director Tom Hoby met with the county commissioners to present his agency’s second-quarter update. The meeting included highlights of eight projects Hoby wants the commission to approve, the most interesting of which is a potential land deal across the county line in Clear Creek.

  • 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.

  • HD 22 candidates offer different approaches

    The two South Jeffco residents running in state House District 22 have as priorities education and transportation, even if their approaches to those issues differ.

    Two-term Republican incumbent Justin Everett said he also is committed to changing the culture at the Capitol, while independent candidate Mary Parker said she also is focused on small businesses and the economy.