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  • Park district to interview board hopefuls

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, to interview potential candidates for the Ward 2 vacancy on the board.

    After the interview session, there will be a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. The topic of "board appointment" is on the second meeting agenda. Both meetings are at The Peak Community and Wellness Center, 6612 Ward St. The meetings are open to the public.

  • Voters elect 3 to West Metro Fire board

    Residents of the West Metro Fire District elected three new members to four-year terms on the board of directors in the election May 8.
    Pamela Feely won in District 4 with 515 votes. Feely ran uncontested.
    Kristin Moeder won in District 6 with 454 votes. Her opponent, J.B. Robert Espinoza, had 81 votes.
    Wendy Ann Volmer won in District 7 with 465 votes, compared to 69 votes for Gary Philpott.

  • Incumbent Maulik re-elected to Foothills board

    Incumbent Terri Maulik was decisively re-elected to a second four-year term May 8 on the Foothills Park & Recreation District board of directors.

    In the only contested seat, in Ward 5, Maulik soundly defeated challenger Clarence Kissler, 806 votes to 443.

    "I feel like the first four (years) were about learning and emptying out the closets and the clutter," Maulik had said before the election. "The main focus needs to be on capital improvements and repairs and bringing in more revenue.”

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  • Sign-up under way for library’s Summer Reading Club

     Sign-up is under way for the Jeffco Public Library’s Summer Reading Club, which is held from June 1 through July 31. The club offers a chance for kids and teens who complete eight hours of reading to win a Kindle Fire, and for adults to win an iPad3.

    Details of the kids' Summer Reading Club, "Dream Big: Read," are available at www.jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading. Many of the programs will require tickets.

  • Church on a mission to build new worship space

    Parishioners at Light of the World Roman Catholic Church do not sit in pews or kneel on kneelers. Instead, they have folding chairs and garden-style sponge kneepads.

    When the church was built in 1984 at Bowles and Kipling, the idea was to save money by having one large multipurpose space rather than a church and a community center.

    The "crying room," where parents with babies can be seated behind glass, is situated behind a bank of French doors, making it so hard to see the altar that the occupants watch Mass on a monitor.

  • Jeffco lifts fire ban

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the total fire ban that had been in effect since March 27.
    The following are now permitted in unincorporated areas of Jefferson County:
    • Any fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices.
    • Charcoal-grill fires at private residences or within a permanently constructed grate in a developed park, campground, or picnic area.

  • Ken Caryl Metro District elects three

    Jeff Esbenshade, Ryan Rhinehart and Lauri Lehan-Milan were elected to four-year terms on the Ken Caryl Metro District board of directors in the May 8 election.

    A total of 1,240 ballots were cast out of 6,349 ballots issued to voters, according to the judges' certificate of election returns. The results:

    Jeff Esbenshade, 597

    Ryan Rhinehart, 592

    Lauri Lehan-Milano, 561

    Brooke McGuire, 533

    Ruth Sundberg, 475

    Earl Bohlen, 455

  • Incumbent Maulik re-elected to Foothills board

     

  • Bat found in Littleton tests positive for rabies

    A bat specimen from Littleton submitted May 7 to the Colorado Department of Public Health was the first animal to test positive for rabies this year.

    A homeowner found the dead bat near a window well. No human exposure is known to have occurred, according to a Jeffco health department release issued May 16.

    The rabies virus is found in the saliva of an infected animal and can be transmitted when a rabid animal bites or scratches another animal or person.