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A farewell to John Brackney

A farewell to John Brackney

Chamber pays tribute to longtime CEO Members of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce bid a very fond farewell to former President and CEO John Brackney on April 14 at Ivy at the Glenn in The Streets at SouthGlenn. The party organized by Frame de Art’s Brian Hart saw business and political leaders from […]

Eight candidates running for SSPR board

Eight candidates running for SSPR board

Nonpartisan election next month at 5 polling places By Peter Jones Running the largest recreation district in the south metro area is no walk in the park. Eight candidates have filed for next month’s election, each seeking one of three available seats on the South Suburban Parks and Recreation Board of Directors. In addition to […]

‘Crimes of opportunity’ in Greenwood Village

‘Crimes of opportunity’ in Greenwood Village

Five homes hit in daylight and early evening  By Tom Barry The tranquil residential neighborhoods of Greenwood Village have been the target of five burglaries during an eight-day period starting on March 31. The thieves’ loot has included electronics, jewelry, household items and a large television. “The burglaries occurred during the day and early evening […]

County clerk provides election services for GOP

County clerk provides election services for GOP

Parties paying for such work not unusual By Tom Barry Colorado’s first county – Arapahoe – had another first this last weekend. For the first time in Arapahoe County, the clerk and recorder’s staff tabulated election results for the state’s Republican Party. On April 11, the office provided election services for four congressional assemblies at […]

John Brackney takes job with Webolutions

John Brackney takes job with Webolutions

Former Chamber CEO directing ‘strategic community and government engagement’   By Peter Jones The more things change, the more they stay the same for John Brackney. Less than three weeks after resigning as president of the South Metro Denver Chamber, Brackney was prepared to immediately serve much the same business-political-media function for an Internet-driven marketing agency. […]

CoBank breaks ground on new international banking center

CoBank breaks ground on new international banking center

By Jan Wondra The sky was a cloudless blue and the crowd gathered to witness the groundbreaking for the international headquarters of CoBank was a who’s who of economic, civic and corporate leadership. It only took 30 years for the day to arrive. “There is a saying that we save the best for last,” said […]

Afrikmall to highlight African culture

Afrikmall to highlight African culture

Greenwood Village businessman part of venture By Peter Jones Cobina Lartson remembers when he realized there was a need for an African cultural and business center in the Denver area. In 2007, the Ghanan immigrant and then-public-relations officer for the Rocky Mountain Ghana Council helped organize a local celebration of the nation’s 50th anniversary as […]

Coroner candidate stresses medicine over politics

Coroner candidate stresses medicine over politics

Lear-Kaul, M.D. is 20-year forensic pathologist By Peter Jones Kelly Lear-Kaul, M.D. is running for coroner – and while the prospect may sound as oxymoronic as running for pediatrician, in Colorado it’s the law. “I’m not a politician. I don’t pretend to be a politician. I am first and foremost a doctor,” the candidate and […]

Cherry Hills continues discussions on art, open space

Cherry Hills continues discussions on art, open space

Elementary students lead Pledge of Allegiance By Jan Wondra In what has become a new tradition, students led the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening of the April 1 Cherry Hills Village City Council meeting; students were from Cherry Hills Village Elementary. The students were members of the CLAW Club, whose initials stands for clean […]

Glendale mayor makes offbeat run for governor

Glendale mayor makes offbeat run for governor

Independent takes no donations, encourages smartphone activism  By Peter Jones Glendale Mayor Mike Dunafon may be looking at long odds in his quest for the governor’s office, but if a colorful history and a sense for adventure had anything to do with it, Dunafon would be a shoo-in. No other hopeful in the crowded field […]

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