Today's News

  • Chowdhury says career in public service should outweigh 'personal failure'

    In his first full interview since his arrest and guilty plea for slapping his daughter, embattled school board member and defeated House candidate Vince Chowdhury says he has apologized and hopes people will consider his entire career in public service when evaluating him as a person.

  • Website urges recall of Chowdhury

    Three women are organizing an effort to recall school board member Vince Chowdhury in the wake of his conviction for third-degree assault.

    Chowdhury, 48, pleaded guilty July 8 to misdemeanor assault after a June arrest on suspicion of choking and slapping his 16-year-old daughter. Though he has stopped campaigning for the Democratic nomination in House District 22, Chowdhury has not responded to the school board’s request that he resign his seat. His current term on the school board would end in 2009.

  • South Jeffco voters will see two races on primary ballot

    The four-way Republican primary in the 6th Congressional District and the Democratic primary in House District 22 are the only races South Jeffco voters have on their plates Aug. 12.The 6th Congressional District — which includes part of Park and most of Jefferson, Arapahoe, Elbert and Douglas counties — is best known for the anti-immigration crusade of five-term Republican Tom Tancredo. The race to replace Tancredo has drawn four Republican candidates: Secretary of State Mike Coffman; state Sen. Steve Ward, R-Centennial; state Sen.

  • Commission candidate proposes 4-day workweek for county employees

    Jason Bane, the Lakewood Democrat challenging incumbent Republican Kevin McCasky for the District 2 county commission seat, is floating the idea of a four-day workweek for county employees.

    Bane is short on specifics. He did not say if he would favor shutting down certain county functions on certain days or how much money the plan would save. But the 31-year-old former journalist and current communications specialist, who's taking his first swing at elected office after working on several campaigns, would like to get a discussion going.

  • Green Bay: Just get me away

    I’m tired.

    Part of my admitted malaise is without question tied to my impending move, which as those of you who have purchased a home recently can attest to, is not without it’s share of headaches.

    But the thing that has me worn out above and beyond the trials of moving is the Brett Favre saga.

    Frankly, I’m sick of the whole thing.

  • District 2 commission candidates raise $71,000 in latest reporting period

    The race for the District 2 county commission seat is heating up, with the two candidates raising nearly $71,000 since October 2007. The Democratic challenger edged the incumbent by roughly $4,000 in the latest reporting period.

    Incumbent Republican Kevin McCasky reported raising $33,330 in the latest period, according to state filings, giving him a total of $75,274 in total funds raised since the beginning of his re-election effort.

    His challenger, Lakewood Democrat Jason Bane, reported raising $37,455 since he entered the race in January 2008.

  • Player, coach exit in style

    LITTLETON — Former Columbine soccer coach Peter Horvath got to reprise a familiar role Aug. 3, while former Chatfield defender Tommy Fritze played an unfamiliar position at the annual Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association all-state game.

  • Fairway to heaven (not)

    SOUTH JEFFCO — In a major setback to golf course etiquette, a bogeyman punched holes in a putting green one dark night recently at the Meadows Golf Course, spelling out a profane word and leaving course personnel tee-d off. The vandal ended his spree in the verdant setting by sculpting a male appendage in a sand trap.

  • Second Paschall case ends in mistrial

    A Jeffco jury deadlocked for the second time in six months on whether former Jeffco treasurer Mark Paschall tried to solicit a kickback from a political appointee in the twilight of his term.

    Jurors could not reach a verdict on the charge of compensation for past official behavior. In Paschall’s first trial in February, the jury found him not guilty of attempted theft but also deadlocked on the compensation charged.

  • Capturing courage: Couple's documentary headed to Hollywood film festival

    South Jeffco residents Cortni and Jeff Mullin are getting ready to send their baby off to California.

    At least, that’s the way it feels.

    The married couple worked as producers of the short documentary “Teresa,” which will be part of the Feel Good Film Festival Aug. 22-24 in Hollywood.

    For the Mullinses, having their film shown at the festival is a pleasant surprise after two years of pouring blood, sweat and tears into the project.