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  • Jeffco elections office inundated with calls the first day of early voting

    The Jefferson County elections office was inundated with calls Oct. 20, Colorado's first day of early voting in the 2008 general election.

    "They're experiencing a large volume of calls, but since it's the first day of early voting, that's not unexpected," said Kathryn Heider, spokeswoman for Jefferson County.

    Heider said people can still call the elections office at 303-271-8111 or check www.votejeffco.com for information on voter registration or on early-voting locations.

    "We're trying to put up as much on the website as we can," Heider said.

  • Early voting under way

    Eight early-voting sites are now open in Jeffco for voters who want to cast ballots in person.

    Unlike voting on Election Day, when voters must visit an assigned neighborhood precinct, early voting allows any Jefferson County to visit any early-voting site.

    Early voting ends Friday, Oct. 31. Ballots can be turned in at the following locations from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday:

    • Jefferson County Administrative & Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden

    • South Jeffco Motor Vehicle, 6004 S. Kipling Street No. A

  • Jeffco schools OK later start date in 2009-10

    Jeffco Public Schools has changed its calendar for the 2009-10 school year, with a later start date than students had this school year.

    The new start date for all students will be Aug. 24 after many Jeffco parents voiced concern that this year’s calendar start date on Aug. 12 was too early. The district asked both staff and parents to respond to an online calendar survey, and based on the responses, the district has amended the 2009-10 school calendar.

  • Bane claims illegal immigrant delivered McCasky campaign fliers

    An illegal immigrant from Mexico was hired to distribute campaign literature for Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey and Commissioner Kevin McCasky, according to McCasky’s Democratic challenger.

  • Hopp, Foothills taking heat for data breach

    Foothills Park and Recreation District is taking its lumps in the South Jeffco community after the data theft of more than 12,200 credit card numbers and addresses.

    The theft occurred in the last week of September, and the district announced the security breach Oct. 1. It e-mailed notifications to more than 10,800 of the customers whose information was stolen and sent letters to the rest. But for some, the letter wasn't enough.

  • McCasky, Mink eye federal program to make deputies part of immigrations enforcement

    Jeffco Commissioner Kevin McCasky and Sheriff Ted Mink are eyeing a federal program that would train sheriff’s deputies at the jail to identify illegal immigrants and begin paperwork to put them before an immigration judge.

    Currently deputies have to call federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents if they suspect someone in the jail is in the country illegally. ICE officials are strapped for resources and can't always pickup the suspected illegal immigrant, so they sometimes bond out of jail and aren't seen again.

  • County unveils one-stop shopping for juvenile services

    Jeffco juveniles and their families in the midst of dealing with legal and mental-health issues will no longer have to travel all over the county to get help.

  • Pro-school group calls statements in voter guide sabotage

    Citizens for Jeffco Schools on Monday called for an apology and termed satirical comments published in the Jefferson County Tabor Notice last week as “inaccurate, misleading and offensive” and a “direct attempt to sabotage passage of 3A/3B.”

  • Foothills Foundation will take over July 4th event from district

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District will no longer put on the annual Red, White and You Fourth of July celebration, citing increasing budget pressures amid a sluggish economy.

  • Commissioner, ex-county attorney named as defendants in federal wiretapping case

    A judge has approved the addition of County Commissioner Jim Congrove and former assistant county attorney Duncan Bradley as defendants in a federal lawsuit involving alleged wiretapping and character defamation.