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  • Foreclosures leveling off in Jeffco

     As home foreclosures level off in Jefferson County, the home price index for the Denver area increased 5.5 percent from August 2011 to August 2012 — not exactly a surge, but perhaps a mini-surge.

    It was the eighth year-over-year increase in a row for Denver and the largest year-over-year increase since January 2002, according to the Case-Shiller home price index released Oct. 30.

  • LOCAL BRIEFS: Suspect arrested; holiday preview; library meetings

    Police arrest pair in homicide

    Investigators from the Littleton Police Department arrested two suspects in connection with the Aug. 13 death of Walter Zucchetti, 66, of 5995 S. Sycamore St.

    One of the suspects has been identified as Teddy Puente, 37. The other name, a juvenile female, is not being released. Both have been arrested and are being held without bond on charges of first-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Puente is at the Arapahoe County Detention Facility. The second suspect is being held at the Foote Center.

  • Columbine Memorial undergoing spruce-up

    Since its completion and dedication in September 2007, the Columbine Memorial has served as a place for the public to reflect on the events of April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School and to honor the victims who lost their lives in the school shootings.

    The overall design of the monument on Rebel Hill in Clement Park, with a panoramic view of the Front Range and snowcapped peaks, has stood the test of time. But the grout in the engraved lettering on granite tablets has deteriorated.

  • Foothills holding the line on expenses

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District may not be out of the woods financially in every respect, but thanks to a relentless program of penny-pinching, belt-tightening and frill elimination, the district has managed to keep projected 2013 operating expenses almost even with 2009 outlays.

  • Friends of Dinosaur Ridge bid on building

    The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge are trying to buy the former Sikh temple at 17681 W. Alameda Parkway for use as either an addition or replacement for the existing visitor center at Dinosaur Ridge.

    The owner is listed on the Jefferson County assessor’s website as Colorado Sabha Singh.

    The building is about a mile away from the existing visitor center and is on Alameda Parkway, which is used by many to access Red Rocks Amphitheatre. A one-story structure built in 1961, it has about 2,000 square feet on the main level and 45 parking spaces.

  • Multifamily complex proposed at Belleview and Simms

      Some residents at a community meeting Oct. 25 expressed concerns about three-story buildings, fences, drainage, runoff and expanding soils in connection with a development group’s plan to seek rezoning to build an apartment complex at South Simms Street and West Belleview Avenue.

     

    The proposed complex includes 17 buildings and 316 units on 13.5 acres on the northeast side of the intersection.

     

  • Sigg formally charged with murder in Jessica Ridgeway slaying

    The suspect in the abduction and slaying of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway has been charged as an adult with four counts of first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping, sexual assault of a child and two counts of crimes of violence.

    Austin Reed Sigg, 17, is also facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, attempted sexual assault and attempted second-degree kidnapping in connection with the attempted abduction of a woman who was jogging at Ketner Lake on May 28.

  • 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.