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  • Chowdhury resigns from school board

    Embattled South Jeffco school board member Vince Chowdhury has resigned his seat effective Aug. 21.

    "I have made this decision after a long conversation with my family," Chowdhury said in an e-mail to supporters of his Democratic primary campaign for House District 22. He lost the primary Aug. 12 to Camille Ryckman. "It is extremely difficult for me to step down; however, I must do what is in the best interest of my family."

  • Fire restrictions lifted in Jefferson County

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has lifted fire restrictions for the county effective at 3 p.m. on Aug. 18.

    Recent rainfall and cooler temperatures have reduced the danger of wildfire. However, people are encouraged to be vigilant, as the danger of fire is always present in the high country.

  • Coffman wins GOP congressional primary, Jeffco vote

    Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman defeated three fellow Republicans in the Aug. 12 primary to replace outgoing 6th District Congressman Tom Tancredo. In Jefferson County returns, Coffman bested businessman Wil Armstrong by roughly 10 percentage points.

    In overall final results, Coffman tallied 40.1 percent of the vote, compared to 32.8 percent for Armstrong, a business leader and son of former Sen. Bill Armstrong. Highlands Ranch state Sen. Ted Harvey was in third place with 15.3 percent, and Centennial state Sen. Steve Ward had 11.8 percent.

  • Jeffco nonprofits awarded more than $987,000 from SCFD

    After a months-long application process, 84 nonprofit organizations from all over Jefferson County will likely receive more than $987,000 from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

    The Jeffco commissioners took recommendations on disbursing Jeffco's share of the SCFD money from the Jeffco Cultural Council on Aug. 5.

  • Judicial review panel urges Jeffco residents to oust judge

    Jefferson County Judge Judy Archuleta should not be retained by voters this November, according to a review by the Commission on Judicial Performance.

    Archuleta is the only Jeffco judge of 17 who will appear on Jeffco ballots in November to receive such a recommendation, and the only one of the 104 judges that were reviewed statewide to receive it.

  • Windels outpaces Griffin in fund-raising for commission race

    Faye Griffin and Sue Windels — the two veteran politicians vying to replace outgoing District 1 County Commissioner Jim Congrove — raised just half the money that the District 2 candidates pulled in during the filing period that ended July 17.

    Griffin, a Republican and the Jefferson County treasurer, reported raising $9,832.85 between Dec. 2, 2007, and July 17, 2008, according to a state filing. Windels, the term-limited Democratic state senator from District 19, reported raising $26,387.27 during the same time period.

  • No foundation for her story

    SOUTH JEFFCO — One South Jeffco woman apparently had so much on her mind Aug. 1 that she was oblivious to her own attempt to swipe makeup from the King Soopers on West Belleview Avenue. A deputy responded to the store shortly before noon that day on a theft report. The store's security guard said he watched the woman through the surveillance system grab a Maybelline product, carry it to a different part of the store and put it in her purse. The 48-year-old woman, with nary a blush, said it was all a mistake. "That was an accident," the accidental thief said.

  • Chowdhury says career in public service should outweigh 'personal failure'

    In his first full interview since his arrest and guilty plea for slapping his daughter, embattled school board member and defeated House candidate Vince Chowdhury says he has apologized and hopes people will consider his entire career in public service when evaluating him as a person.

  • Website urges recall of Chowdhury

    Three women are organizing an effort to recall school board member Vince Chowdhury in the wake of his conviction for third-degree assault.

    Chowdhury, 48, pleaded guilty July 8 to misdemeanor assault after a June arrest on suspicion of choking and slapping his 16-year-old daughter. Though he has stopped campaigning for the Democratic nomination in House District 22, Chowdhury has not responded to the school board’s request that he resign his seat. His current term on the school board would end in 2009.

  • South Jeffco voters will see two races on primary ballot

    The four-way Republican primary in the 6th Congressional District and the Democratic primary in House District 22 are the only races South Jeffco voters have on their plates Aug. 12.The 6th Congressional District — which includes part of Park and most of Jefferson, Arapahoe, Elbert and Douglas counties — is best known for the anti-immigration crusade of five-term Republican Tom Tancredo. The race to replace Tancredo has drawn four Republican candidates: Secretary of State Mike Coffman; state Sen. Steve Ward, R-Centennial; state Sen.