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  • 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.

  • Congrove won't seek re-election

    Jeffco District 1 Commissioner Jim Congrove will not seek re-election this fall, according to a statement from the Jefferson County Republican Party.

    Congrove said through the statement that he is endorsing Jeffco Treasurer Faye Griffin for his seat, which represents northern Jeffco.

    Griffin will face off against state Sen. Sue Windels, D-Arvada, for the commission seat, according to filings in the county clerk's office.

  • 'Don Vito' pleads guilty to possession of cocaine; 12 other counts dismissed

    Vincent Margera — better known as "Don Vito" from MTV's "Viva La Bam" — pleaded guilty Jan. 18 to possession of a gram of cocaine and was given probation.

  • DA reopens criminal probe in embezzlement from sports group

    The Jeffco sheriff closed an investigation into a person suspected of stealing more than $100,000 from the South Jeffco Sports Association without seeking charges — but the district attorney, for one, wants to know more about the case.

    “The DA’s office requested the reports from the sheriff’s department,” said Pam Russell, spokeswoman for District Attorney Scott Storey. “Essentially, the case is reopened.”

  • It will be a cold day in my pants ...

    SOUTH JEFFCO — Nobody ever said that smoking copious amounts of marijuana makes you do the smartest things in the world, and one South Jeffco man played to the stereotype a couple weeks ago. This brilliant pothead walked into the Safeway on South Kipling Parkway, shoved a quart of ice cream into the waistband of his pants, and tried to leave the store. An eagle-eyed security guard saw the cool concoction disappear into the 18-year-old man’s pants and stopped him by the deli.