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  • Fat City soon to get new owners

    An apparent sale will see entertainment center Fat City changing hands Feb. 8 to a new, local owner.

    Formerly known as Funplex, Fat City was purchased and subsequently renovated by San Diego-based Greenback Entertainment Inc. in 2000. The 140,000-square-foot facility offers bowling, a roller-skating rink, arcade games, dining and other entertainment options.

  • CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    FRIDAY

    Bugs story time

    Hear all about bugs and read “Snail’s Birthday Wish” by Fiona Rempt and Noelle Smit at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, May 16 and May 17, at Barnes & Noble, 8136 W. Bowles Ave. For our craft we will make bugs.

    For information, call 303-948-9565.

    SATURDAY

    Cub Scout Pack 686 yard sale

  • Former Jeffco sheriff arrested on stalking charges

    Former Jefferson County sheriff Russ Cook was arrested in South Jeffco on Jan. 21, accused of stalking a woman in El Paso County.

    Jeffco deputies arrested Cook, 58, in his home without incident, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. Kelley said her office asked Arapahoe County for assistance in holding Cook on the no-bond warrant to avoid conflicts of interest in the Jeffco jail.

    Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said that Cook was transferred to El Paso County custody the morning of Jan. 23. He reportedly bonded out later that day.

  • New assisted-living center proposed for South Jeffco

    A proposed assisted-living facility has grabbed the attention of several residents in the Kipling Villas neighborhood.

    But that’s not because of the prospect of new development — neighbors acknowledge it’s bound to happen on the northeast corner of West Coal Mine Avenue and South Kipling Street. Any issue with the proposed Sunrise Senior Living facility comes with its size.

  • Group preparing to campaign for Foothills tax boost

    Supporters of the Foothills Park and Recreation District are preparing to direct a positive campaign should the district seek a property tax increase in May.

  • Kipling Villas offers a green and safe location

    Residents of Kipling Villas find benefits in location. On the one hand is the system of greenbelts bisecting the neighborhood. On the other, easy access to the restaurants and retail of South Jeffco has appeal.

    “We’ve lived here about 15 years now, and one of the reasons we moved here at the time was we wanted to be closer to Clement Park,” said Ken Schauer, an active Kipling Villas resident. “The prices in Kipling Villas were lower than the prices in Woodmar, so we ended up buying a house here so we could get more for our money.”

  • The ski ball of misfortune

    The ski ball of misfortune

  • Storey gearing up for re-election bid

    Jeffco District Attorney Scott Storey says he wants to continue what he’s started at the DA’s office and hopes Jeffco voters will give him another four years to do it.

    On Jan. 16, Storey announced his bid for re-election in November to a room full of supporters at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

  • Jeffco appeals decertification of voting equipment

    Jeffco voting officials took another step in the fight to defend their voting equipment by appealing the secretary of state’s decision to decertify the machines.

    “Since we were prohibited from participating in the testing process, we are still only getting small glimpses into what that looked like; however, under state law, we have to proceed with this appeal with what limited information we have been allowed to access so far,” Jeffco Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson said after the appeal was filed Jan. 16.

  • GOP officials weigh in on Congrove's future

    *Editor's Note: Jim Congrove announced Jan. 22 that he would not seek re-election as District 1 Commissioner, after normal print production deadlines. Look for further updates on this site and in the upcoming print edition.

    Fresh off the second criminal probe he has faced as a county commissioner, Jim Congrove says he hasn’t decided if he’s going to run for re-election to the District 1 commissioner seat this fall.