Local News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The learning curve

  • Planning Commission recommends rezoning for Foothills land

    The Jeffco Planning Commission voted 7-0 on Sept. 12 to recommend rezoning 10.2 acres of park district land next to the Woodmar community at South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue so it can be sold and developed.

    The property consists of two parcels on the east and west sides of Wadsworth, north of Coal Mine. The mostly barren, dusty lots are dotted with weeds, junk wood and prairie dog mounds. The land was never developed for its intended purpose as a park. Both corners across the street have commercial buildings, including a FirstBank and Carpet Exchange.

  • Voter information cards should arrive this week

    Updated voter information cards should be arriving in mailboxes this week, along with a special mailing from the state for people who are not current voters, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Elections Division.

    The general election is Nov. 6 this year, and the last day to register to vote is Oct. 9.

    The cards contain important information on voter registration, voting districts, precinct polling places, service center locations and mail-in-ballot drop-off locations.

  • Commissioners' telephone town hall Sept. 25

    Jefferson County commissioners will hold a telephone meeting open to the public Sept. 25 from 7 to 8 p.m.

    As they begin preparing the annual budget, commissioners want to find out which county services are most important to residents.

    Calls will go out to randomly selected phone numbers, but the meeting is not limited to just those who are called. Anyone at any time during the meeting can call in at the following number: 877-229-8493, PIN number 110646.

    Commissioners will answer live questions and will also ask polling questions.

  • Obama touts accomplishments in Golden campaign appearance

    Standing in the bright morning sun on Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke of progress made during his first term in office and challenges to be faced while speaking to a crowd of supporters at Lions Park in Golden.

    Obama pointed to job creation and increased use of renewable energy to reduce dependence on foreign oil as achievements accomplished during his first term. With continued efforts, oil imports can be cut in half by 2020, he said.

    The president also stressed the importance of keeping taxes low for middle-class Americans.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    History comes alive

  • Rezoning hearing set on Foothills land targeted for development

     On Sept. 12 at 6:15 p.m., the Jeffco Planning Commission will hold a hearing on a controversial proposal to rezone 10.2 acres of park district land on the northwest and northeast corners of Coal Mine Avenue and South Wadsworth Boulevard for possible development as shopping centers.

    At a community meeting Jan. 10 to introduce the idea, about 50 Woodmar residents protested the proposal on grounds that it would result in overdevelopment, traffic problems and noise.

  • Summerset Festival will end season on high note

    Don't despair because summer is ending. Pack up the kids and the dogs this weekend and head for Summerset at Clement Park, the last great outdoor festival of the season.

    This year will feature a new event, the Woof Walk, on Sunday. The walk kicks off the FunDay for Dogs, a day of canine-oriented activities. The 1.5-mile walk, which will begin at the Clement Park Amphitheater, will benefit local nonprofit animal shelters. Registration opens at 8 a.m.; a registration form can be downloaded at www.summersetfest.com.

  • Ax falls on Rooney Road slash site

    If the Rooney Road slash collection site wasn't so popular, it might not be in this predicament.

    The 8-acre recycling operation is closing permanently on Oct. 31 because Jefferson County is not renewing its lease after four years. County officials say the operation has become an eyesore and is not an appropriate use of Open Space land.

  • Candidate forums and election information

    General election dates

    Oct. 9: Last day to register for general election

    Oct. 22 to Nov. 22: Early voting

    Nov. 6: Election Day

    Meet Jeffco Candidates

    Friday, Sept. 14

    Jeffco Economic Development Corp.

    7 to 9 a.m.

    Holiday Inn Lakewood


    Forums sponsored by League of Women Voters of Jefferson County

    All forums 7 to 9 p.m.

    Mountain Area

    Thursday, Sept. 27