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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!

Fleurish – Combat to Classroom Gala funds CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus vet scholarships

Fleurish – Combat to Classroom Gala funds CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus vet scholarships

By Glory Weisberg Not all men and women who served in the military, be they drafted in earlier times or more recently, entered the service voluntarily, get to come home to excited family and friends and many of those who do then get to face another battle, getting a job. It wasn’t always this way […]

Place Your Bets

Place Your Bets

South Metro Chamber hosts casino debate By Bob Sweeney The South Metro Denver Chamber hosted a debate on Amendment 68, Oct. 7. Chamber Board member, Jeff Wasden, did a masterful job as moderator – asking questions of a four-member panel comprised of two proponents, and two opponents of Amendment 68.  This ballot question is whether […]

Climbing life’s summits

Climbing life’s summits

Noted mountaineer to speak at cancer benefit By Peter Jones The idea of climbing Mount Everest seems challenging enough – until one mulls the prospect of doing so blind, or being the climber who serves as his sightless friend’s eyes as they scale the world’s highest mountain. Eric Alexander did not so much climb Nepal’s Sagarmāthā […]

Denver Water opens the gates for High Line Canal

Denver Water opens the gates for High Line Canal

After 3-year drought canal has water By Tom Barry Recently, a crew from Denver Water spent the good part of a week clearing the High Line Canal in Littleton near County Line Road. The 66-mile canal spans several cities and counties. The High Line was built in 1883 and originates from the Strontia Springs Dam, […]

Littleton’s patch o’ pumpkins

Littleton’s patch o’ pumpkins

If it’s October, it must be pumpkin season in Historic Downtown Littleton. Four blocks of artistically rendered pumpkins are on display along Main Street through Halloween – or until they rot, whichever comes first. It is all about the city’s annual Pumpkin Poles, for which teams of downtown merchants have used the cultivar of the […]

Jeffco rallies to protest school board

Jeffco rallies to protest school board

Students gauging support for recall By Tom Barry Robert Linn and his family have resided in the Cherry Creek School District for more than 25 years, but Linn’s daughter decided she wanted a “bigger school” experience. Lately the district has seen a “bigger experience” and then some, due to protests over proposed curriculum changes. “We […]

Jones District unveils development plans

Jones District unveils development plans

42-acre lifestyle and business center in Centennial    By Peter Jones Jones International unveiled plans at a groundbreaking last week to transform 42 acres of an undeveloped homestead in Centennial into a business and lifestyle center. Plans are for the 1.8-million-square-foot area west of I-25 to become a mixed-use space for offices, residences, ground-floor retail […]

County issues first same-sex marriage licenses

County issues first same-sex marriage licenses

‘The writing was on the wall,’ clerk says By Peter Jones The new legality of same-sex marriage was no particular challenge for the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, which granted its first license just before 5 p.m. on Oct 6, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would not hear the appeals of […]

AG hopefuls differ on qualifications

AG hopefuls differ on qualifications

Coffman and Quick debate for South Chamber By Peter Jones The choice for Colorado’s next attorney general may come down to voter preferences in candidate style and background if last week’s debate at the South Metro Denver Chamber in Centennial is any indication. When Republican Cynthia Coffman and Democrat Don Quick squared off Sept. 30, […]

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