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County utilizing new ballot-sorting system

County utilizing new ballot-sorting system

Takes seconds to process mail ballots By Tom Barry The Arapahoe County’s Clerk and Recorder has been preparing in earnest for this upcoming mid-term election for several years, incorporating the old Boy Scouts motto of “Be Prepared.” The Elections Division purchased a new high-tech sorting machine last year to increase the efficiency and timeliness of […]

Passion pervades Cherry Hills Village elections

Passion pervades Cherry Hills Village elections

Tensions reign high in the city By Jan Wondra The quiet country atmosphere of Cherry Hills Village has seen ripples of political passion and outbreaks of emotion this month, as normally uncontested races for mayor and City Council have turned contentious. The vitriol spilled over into words at the Oct. 22 City Council meeting. Although Mayor […]

A day in the life of a ballot: Vote by Nov. 4

A day in the life of a ballot: Vote by Nov. 4

Arapahoe County strives for fairness and accuracy By Peter Jones Do you ever wonder what really happens to that ballot after you drop it in the mail slot or at the ballot drop-off location? If so, you are not the only one, evidently. “That’s one of the reasons we launched Ballot Track this year, so […]

Centennial’s Project C.U.R.E. assists in Ebola aide

Centennial’s Project C.U.R.E. assists in Ebola aide

Organization ships supplies to West Africa By Tom Barry Last weekend, the World Health Organization announced that the Ebola epidemic had infected more than 10,000 people in West Africa. Around 5,000 have died from the outbreak, with no signs of slowing in the near future. Enter Project C.U.R.E. The Centennial-based organization is making an impact […]

Clinton stumps for Dems in 6th District

Clinton stumps for Dems in 6th District

‘If Colorado is the state of the future, send Romanoff to Congress’ By Peter Jones “I really like Andrew Romanoff personally,” offered a smiling 42nd president of the United States at a local campaign rally this week. Democrats had recruited one of the party’s heaviest hitters for an assembly on Oct. 27 to get out […]

A neighborhood haunt

A neighborhood haunt

Littleton’s Melting Pot is ghost-friendly By Peter Jones Tony Wheeler wasn’t much for ghost stories before taking a job at the Melting Pot in Littleton nine years ago. “I’m the one who makes fun of ghost people,” the restaurant’s longtime general manager said. “I think they’re kind of dorky, you know. I’m a total skeptic.” Not […]

Area resident makes independent run for Senate

Area resident makes independent run for Senate

Neurosurgeon a ‘fiscal conservative’ and ‘social liberal’ By Peter Jones Amid all the back-and-forth advertisements and debates between the two high-profile U.S. Senate hopefuls, a name you may have missed is that of unaffiliated candidate Steve Shogan, an Arapahoe County neurosurgeon. To hear Shogan tell it, it does not take brain surgery to conclude it […]

2014 Election Section

2014 Election Section

A special section to The Villager with detailed information on candidates, ballot issues and amendments for the upcoming Nov. 4 election. Don’t forget to VOTE!

Office politics at the Clerk and Recorder

Office politics at the Clerk and Recorder

Challenger says her boss has retaliated, clerk denies By Peter Jones In an election that has taken office politics to a new level, a staffer in the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office claims her opponent has retaliated against her in ways few political rivals could – the opponent is also her boss. Joan Lopez, […]

Honor bestowed on Pat Bowlen

Honor bestowed on Pat Bowlen

Statue unveiled at Sports Authority Field By Tom Barry On Oct. 17, Cherry Hills Village resident and Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen was honored in a special ceremony on the south end of Sports Authority Field at Mile High. About 60 invited guests attended the unveiling of a statue sculptured in Bowlen’s honor. Attendees included […]

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