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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 […]

Democrats accuse Conti of legal violations

Democrats accuse Conti of legal violations

State rep erred on campaign-finance reports By Peter Jones A group of Democrats in state House District 38 have filed a complaint against incumbent Rep. Kathleen Conti for alleged campaign-finance violations. The complaint sent to Conti, Colorado Ethics Watch and The Villager on Oct. 6 says the Littleton Republican has violated Colorado election law by […]

Littleton superintendent to retire

Littleton superintendent to retire

Murphy will step down at end of school year   By Peter Jones Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Scott Murphy will retire at the end of the school year, he announced Oct. 9 during a meeting of the LPS Board of Education. The decision comes in the wake of continued scrutiny of the Arapahoe High School […]

Littleton Adventist Hospital prepares for Ebola

Littleton Adventist Hospital prepares for Ebola

‘We never stop planning’ By Tom Barry Littleton Adventist Hospital says it is prepared to handle any Ebola patients who may walk in the doors. “The first thing we would want to know is ‘Did you travel to west Africa?’ Then we would want to know all the signs and symptoms,” said Cindy Thistel, the […]

Centennial Airport faces the future

Centennial Airport faces the future

Is noise another name for progress? Part II of III By Jan Wondra There don’t appear to be many residents of Arapahoe and Douglas counties without an opinion about the impact of Centennial Airport on its neighbors. But those opinions appear to vary widely, depending upon where one lives, how much noise impact has been […]

New South Metro fire chief takes the ‘colors’ 

New South Metro fire chief takes the ‘colors’ 

Submitted by South Metro Fire Rescue It was rare ceremony within the firefighting community last week when members of South Metro Fire Rescue, their families, local public officials and neighboring fire departments gathered for the Changing of Command, Oct. 16, at the Lone Tree Arts Center. With Chief Dan Qualman’s official retirement several weeks away, […]

Digging into oil and gas

Digging into oil and gas

South Metro Chamber group offers ‘Fracking 101’ By Peter Jones In light of such issues as hydraulic fracturing, environmental sustainability and dependence on foreign oil, everyone has questions about that black, gooey and sometimes-controversial chemical substance that keeps the nation moving. “The funny part about it is when I started in the industry, I had […]

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!

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 […]

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