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Today's News

  • County critic wins appeal in 2009 First Amendment case

    An appeals court has ruled that Jeffco critic and talk-show host Mike Zinna is entitled to receive reasonable attorney fees beyond the $8,000 he initially was awarded in connection with his 2009 First Amendment lawsuit against former Jefferson County commissioner Jim Congrove, who died Jan. 10 of heart failure.

    As a result of the decision, published June 5, county taxpayers are potentially on the hook for thousands of dollars in legal fees. The exact amount of the appropriate fee is to be determined by a lower court.

  • Stroud aims to upset DeGette in CD1

    Lifelong Republican, West Point graduate, Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider and small-business owner Dan Stroud believes he has the formula for successfully defeating U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette in the 1stCongressional District.

    His campaign slogan is "Regret DeGette? Vote Dan Stroud, CD1."

    Stroud and truck driver Richard Murphy are on the GOP ballot in the June 26 primary in CD1; the winner faces DeGette in the Nov. 6 general election.

  • "Mystery trucker" sets sights on DeGette

    After emerging on the political scene from virtually nowhere, Richard Murphy, a down-to-earth, 61-year-old trucker and Vietnam vet from Green Valley Ranch in northeast Denver, is jockeying to be the Republican anti-war candidate against veteran politician Diana DeGette in CD1.

    DeGette has served 17 years in Congress and won election eight times. After redistricting, South Jeffco is now in the newly reconfigured 1st Congressional District, with the Democrat DeGette the incumbent. It was previously in the 6th, with incumbent Republican Mike Coffman.

  • Food vendors face new regulations at farmers markets

    The upscale food-court atmosphere that prevails at so many farmers markets has prompted Jeffco health authorities to impose stricter regulations on food vendors selling items typically offered at restaurants.

    Some small-business operators are complaining, and some are choosing to take their offerings elsewhere.

  • Chatfield Reservoir expansion to flood 500 acres

     Under a proposal to expand Chatfield Reservoir, more than 500 acres of the existing 5,400-acre park will be flooded, requiring the reconstruction of most of the park facilities, including the marina, boat ramp, swim beach and balloon launch area.

    The $194 million project would add 20,600 acre-feet of storage capacity to the current 27,000 acre-feet. An acre-foot represents the annual water use of one family.

  • Food vendors face new regulations at farmers markets

    The upscale food-court atmosphere that prevails at so many farmers markets has prompted Jeffco health authorities to impose stricter regulations on food vendors selling items typically offered at restaurants.

    Some small-business operators are complaining, and some are choosing to take their offerings elsewhere.

    Vendors selling what are called potentially hazardous food items — such as burritos, tamales, pizza slices, hamburgers and salads — for immediate consumption must submit a plan to health authorities first and obtain a $255 mobile unit license.

  • Capacity of Chatfield Reservoir could double under federal plan

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday released a feasibility study and environmental impact statement for the proposed expansion of Chatfield Reservoir in South Jefferson County.

  • County critic wins appeal in First Amendment case

     An appeals court has ruled that Jeffco critic and talk-show host Mike Zinna is entitled to receive reasonable attorney fees beyond the $8,000 he initially was awarded in connection with his 2009 First Amendment lawsuit against former Jefferson County commissioner James Congrove, who died Jan. 10 of heart failure.

    Check out the June 13 print edition of the Courier for a full story.

  • School board votes to put tax increase on ballot

    The Jeffco school board voted 4-1 at its June 7 meeting to put a property-tax increase on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

    County residents will vote on a $39 million mill-levy increase and a $99 million bond issue. The mill levy would represent a tax increase of about $111 per year for the owner of a $250,000 home. The bond would represent an increase of $19.80 per year for the same home.

    However, a bond issued in 1992 is scheduled to retire in December, so the net impact of the measures would be about $40 per year for the owner of a $250,000 home.

  • Season's first free concert at Clement Park canceled

    Threatening weather canceled the summer's first free concert at Clement Park on Thursday night.

    The performance by Chris Daniels & the Kings, part of the free summer concert series sponsored by the Foothills Park & Rec District, was rescheduled for Thursday, July 26.

    For updated information on the concert series, visit www.ifoothills.org.