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    Ex hypothesi

  • Inter-Canyon schedules special meeting

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District will hold a special meeting Aug. 24 to officially decide whether to go for a ballot initiative in the November election.

    The fire protection district, which serves approximately 8,000 residents in a 52-square mile boundary, has been eyeing possibilities since the end of last year when it hired Denver-based political consulting firm Turn Corps.

  • MuralFest: A celebration of art and community

    Colorful Colorado lived up to its name Saturday as artists painting vivid murals filled Lamar Station Plaza on West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood.

    The fourth annual MuralFest, hosted by the West Colfax Community Association, Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design and 40 West Arts District, featured artist demonstrations, local music, community art projects, live painting from four muralists and more. According to 40 West Art District staff, the event is meant to celebrate creativity and the historic character of Colfax.

  • Assessment evaluates health concerns, successes

    Mental-health treatment, food insecurity, housing, and alcohol and substance abuse are some of the top health concerns in Jefferson County, according to a recently published community health needs assessment.

    The study also says access to recreation, healthy sexual behaviors, safe food, healthy eating and breastfeeding are some of Jeffco’s strengths.

    In addition, those involved say the county’s strength lies in the community’s concern.

  • Morrison to vote twice on Red Rocks Ranch

    In addition to the Nov. 6 general election, Morrison will also hold a special election on Sept. 25 to ask its electorate two separate questions about Red Rocks Ranch, a piece of property at the northeast corner of Morrison Road and C-470.

  • Protesters fight back: Residents voice their concerns against SeaQuest Aquarium

    The group may have been small, but their signs and chants garnered quite a bit of support on Saturday morning as community members protested SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium.

    About 10 concerned animal lovers gathered on the corner of West Bowles Avenue and South Flower Street, bearing signs with messages such as “Boycott SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium” and “Shut them down now!” Several more stood on the corner of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Bowles Avenue.

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    Point of no returns

  • 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.