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  • Former legislative aide chosen as HD 25 GOP candidate

    Steve Szutenbach, a former longtime legislative aide to state Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, has been selected by a GOP vacancy committee to replace state Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, as the Republican nominee for House District 25 on the November ballot.

  • Jeffco Sheriff’s Office pursuing pair of grants

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office plans to pursue two grants — one of which will help with impaired driving enforcement and another to go towards its incident management team.

    The first is a mini-grant for $5,000 or less offered by the Colorado Department of Transportation. The funds will help the Sheriff’s Office in impaired driving enforcement and will offer assistance as the department waits for funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which are scheduled to come in around the first of October.

  • Charity golf tourney to pay tribute to Jenicek

    A charity golf tournament is being organized in memory of Andrew Jenicek, a 27-year-old D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High School who was murdered earlier this year.

    The tournament, which is being organized by the Colorado Department of Revenue, will be held Sept. 1 at Raccoon Creek Golf Course from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Prior to his death, Jenicek worked at the Department of Revenue for five years. The department had been planning a golf tournament as a team-building event but decided to host it in Jenicek’s honor after he was killed.

  • Renovations underway at Mount Morrison CCC Camp

    Renovations are in progress at the Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps camp, a place that provided work to young men during the Great Depression.

    The first phase of the project, which is set to be completed by fall, is part of Denver Mountain Parks’ goal to bring more people to the property and to create a historic preservation-focused campus.

  • South Jeffco Scouts propose plastic bag ban to commissioners

    When Mia Jordan saw a photo of a turtle tangled in a piece of plastic, she knew exactly what her Girl Scout Silver Award project would be.

    Alongside three fellow South Jeffco Scouts – Ella McIntyre, Giana Akins and Amanda Bontempo – Mia worked on a proposal to ban plastic bags in Jefferson County. After an ample amount of hard work – 12 hours per girl, to be specific – the group of soon-to-be freshmen at Columbine High School presented their idea during public comment at the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners’ July 31 meeting.

  • ‘A spiritual home’: B’nai Chaim celebrates 25 years in South Jeffco

    For the past 25 years, B’nai Chaim has worked its way into the hearts of the Jewish community in South Jeffco and beyond.

  • Summer concert series draws a crowd to Clement Park

    A hazy sunset set the backdrop for last Thursday’s free concert at Clement Park as renditions of classics such as “My Girl” drifted through the air.

    Country music lovers, families and community members in search of an evening of fun packed the grassy area in front of Clement Park’s Grant Amphitheater for Narrow Gauge, a Denver-based country and classic rock band.

    The free summer concert series, hosted annually by Foothills Park and Recreation District, is a tradition for many, and the music often draws dancers to their feet.

  • Leonard withdraws from HD 25 race

        State Rep. Tim Leonard, the current incumbent and Republican nominee for House District 25, has withdrawn from the November election, citing financial constraints and family obligations associated with his divorce proceedings as factors.

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