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Today's News

  • Former Jeffco sheriff arrested on stalking charges

    Former Jefferson County sheriff Russ Cook was arrested in South Jeffco on Jan. 21, accused of stalking a woman in El Paso County.

    Jeffco deputies arrested Cook, 58, in his home without incident, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. Kelley said her office asked Arapahoe County for assistance in holding Cook on the no-bond warrant to avoid conflicts of interest in the Jeffco jail.

    Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said that Cook was transferred to El Paso County custody the morning of Jan. 23. He reportedly bonded out later that day.

  • New assisted-living center proposed for South Jeffco

    A proposed assisted-living facility has grabbed the attention of several residents in the Kipling Villas neighborhood.

    But that’s not because of the prospect of new development — neighbors acknowledge it’s bound to happen on the northeast corner of West Coal Mine Avenue and South Kipling Street. Any issue with the proposed Sunrise Senior Living facility comes with its size.

  • Nemechek reaches milestone

    Traci Nemechek has always been a coach that puts the team before herself.

    On Jan. 15, Nemechek’s players made sure she got a taste of the limelight.

  • Group preparing to campaign for Foothills tax boost

    Supporters of the Foothills Park and Recreation District are preparing to direct a positive campaign should the district seek a property tax increase in May.

  • Kipling Villas offers a green and safe location

    Residents of Kipling Villas find benefits in location. On the one hand is the system of greenbelts bisecting the neighborhood. On the other, easy access to the restaurants and retail of South Jeffco has appeal.

    “We’ve lived here about 15 years now, and one of the reasons we moved here at the time was we wanted to be closer to Clement Park,” said Ken Schauer, an active Kipling Villas resident. “The prices in Kipling Villas were lower than the prices in Woodmar, so we ended up buying a house here so we could get more for our money.”

  • The ski ball of misfortune

    The ski ball of misfortune

  • Storey gearing up for re-election bid

    Jeffco District Attorney Scott Storey says he wants to continue what he’s started at the DA’s office and hopes Jeffco voters will give him another four years to do it.

    On Jan. 16, Storey announced his bid for re-election in November to a room full of supporters at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

  • Jeffco appeals decertification of voting equipment

    Jeffco voting officials took another step in the fight to defend their voting equipment by appealing the secretary of state’s decision to decertify the machines.

    “Since we were prohibited from participating in the testing process, we are still only getting small glimpses into what that looked like; however, under state law, we have to proceed with this appeal with what limited information we have been allowed to access so far,” Jeffco Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson said after the appeal was filed Jan. 16.

  • GOP officials weigh in on Congrove's future

    *Editor's Note: Jim Congrove announced Jan. 22 that he would not seek re-election as District 1 Commissioner, after normal print production deadlines. Look for further updates on this site and in the upcoming print edition.

    Fresh off the second criminal probe he has faced as a county commissioner, Jim Congrove says he hasn’t decided if he’s going to run for re-election to the District 1 commissioner seat this fall.

  • Congrove won't seek re-election

    Jeffco District 1 Commissioner Jim Congrove will not seek re-election this fall, according to a statement from the Jefferson County Republican Party.

    Congrove said through the statement that he is endorsing Jeffco Treasurer Faye Griffin for his seat, which represents northern Jeffco.

    Griffin will face off against state Sen. Sue Windels, D-Arvada, for the commission seat, according to filings in the county clerk's office.