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Today's News

  • Q&A with state Senate candidate Ken Summers

    Ken Summers, Republican from Primrose West

    Like his opponent, Andy Kerr, Ken Summers is an incumbent state representative in his third term and is running for the state Senate in District 22. The district this year became an open seat after the current senator, Tim Neville, was excluded because of the way the district was redrawn. Summers, a Republican, is currently state representative from House District 22. He is running on a jobs and small-business platform.

  • Q&A with state Senate candidate Andy Kerr

    Andy Kerr, Lakewood Democrat

    The incumbent state representative from House District 26, Andy Kerr, is serving his third term, at the end of which he hopes to be elected a state senator from Senate District 22. The incumbent senator from SD 22 is Tim Neville, whose term will end in January. As a result of redistricting, Neville no longer lives in SD 22 and therefore is not qualified to run. Neville was appointed to replace state Sen. Mike Kopp, a Republican.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    A return to paranormalcy

  • Walmart may open Neighborhood Market in vacant Ultimate Electronics building

    Walmart appears to be planning to open a second Neighborhood Market store in the South Jeffco area in the long-vacant Ultimate Electronics building at 8196 W. Bowles Ave.

    Last summer, Walmart opened a Neighborhood Market in the vacant Alberstons in the shopping center at the northeast corner of Bowles and South Lowell Street.

    The Neighborhood Market includes a pharmacy, bakery, deli, produce and personal products but no clothing or hard goods. 

  • Attack mailings target state Senate candidates

    South Jeffcoresidents living in state Senate District 22 are being flooded with expensive color mailers with negative messages from obscure sources targeting both candidates, Andy Kerr and Ken Summers.

    One district resident said she had received two or three a day for the last couple of weeks. An average of four out of five of the mailers targeted Andy Kerr, a Democrat from Lakewood.

  • West Chamber’s Celebrate Women event Nov. 9

     The West Chamber Serving Jefferson County will hold its annual breakfast Nov. 9 to recognize women for their contributions to the community, the impact of their service, inspiration to others and professional accomplishments.

    Among the 12 honorees are Margot Zallen, chair of Plan Jeffco; County Commissioner Faye Griffin; and Leah Varnell of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson County.

  • Bike lanes proposed on two sides of West Chatfield Avenue

    The Jeffco Transportation and Engineering Division held an open house Oct. 24 to get public reaction to changes the department is proposing for the 2-mile stretch of West Chatfield Avenue from Ken-Caryl Avenue to Garrison Street.

    The project, expected to cost about $3 million, is funded by the 0.5-cent Southeast Jefferson County 2001 Sales Tax Improvement Program.

    It will be the county’s major construction project in 2013.

  • Q&A with Mary Parker, candidate in state House District 22

    Mary Parker, Democrat, candidate for state representative, House District 22

    A mother of four and grandmother of five, Mary Parker is entering the world of elected politics with an appreciation for the democratic process and a wealth of experience as a working mom and small-business owner. She moved to Jefferson County from Maryland six years ago. All her daughters and their families live in the metro area as well.

  • Q&A with Justin Everett, candidate in state House District 22

    Justin Everett, Republican, candidate for state representative, House District 22

    Republican Justin Everett of Columbine West is a longtime political figure and community activist in unincorporated South Jefferson County who notched his first big political victory this year with a win in the Republican primary over Loren Bauman. Before that he ran against Mike Kopp and Kiki Traylor in the 2006 primary in Senate District 22, which Kopp won.

  • Q&A with commission hopeful John Odom

    John Odom

    John Odom, 44, is seeking election as county commissioner after being appointed to the job to succeed Kevin McCasky in March 2011. Odom, 43, is a Golden resident and part-owner of Blue Sky Medical of Wheat Ridge, a medical-supply distribution company. He says he will work full-time for the county if elected and that being a county commissioner is a full-time job. Like his opponent, he lives in Applewood.