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South Suburban’s matching gifts fund needs throughout district

South Suburban’s matching gifts fund needs throughout district

Submitted by SSPR South Suburban Park and Recreation District is proud to announce recipients of its 2014 Matching Gifts Program, which allows neighborhoods, homeowner associations, sports groups, businesses and other organizations to partner in the continuing development and improvement of parks, facilities and programs. Projects selected from applications submitted this year include the planting of […]

HD 3 candidate Candice Benge fundraises in Greenwood Village

HD 3 candidate Candice Benge fundraises in Greenwood Village

By Scottie Taylor Iverson Arapahoe County Republican chief Joy Hoffman and husband Jim opened their Greenwood Village home to raise funds for Candice Benge, who is the Republican candidate with her eye on Democrat Daniel Kagan’s seat. “She’s a young, vibrant, new candidate,” said Joy Hoffman. “This district is winnable,” said Benge. “There is much […]

Coffman and Romanoff to debate Aug. 14

Coffman and Romanoff to debate Aug. 14

Event is open to public   On Thursday, Aug. 14, Congressman Mike Coffman and former Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff will take part in a congressional debate. The event, one of three debates in which the candidates will be participating, will be held from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn-Highlands […]

I-25 Southbound Direct Lane to begin assessment period

I-25 Southbound Direct Lane to begin assessment period

Submitted by CDOT The Colorado Department of Transportation is looking at a variety of options to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion along the I-25 Corridor during peak travel times. CDOT will be implementing a pilot program on southbound I-25 from County Line and past Ridgegate that will create a dedicated “Direct Lane” for thru […]

Mayor Tisdale made an honorary citizen of his namesake

Mayor Tisdale made an honorary citizen of his namesake

By Jan Wondra Don’t look now, but it appears that there is more to the Tisdale last name than wine, or basketball, or soap operas, or a certain Doug Tisdale, mayor of Cherry Hills Village. There is a town in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Canada, that bears the name of Tisdale.  As of July 1, 2014, […]

Ten years of healthy lands, healthy communities, healthy people

Ten years of healthy lands, healthy communities, healthy people

County awards $12.5 million in open-space grants Thanks to the citizens of Arapahoe County, the Board of Commissioners celebrated 10 years of the Open Space program June 27 by distributing $12.5 million in sales-tax revenues in a ceremony at 17 Mile House Farm Park. Grants and awards were distributed to cities, towns and special districts. […]

County finalizes primary election

County finalizes primary election

Turnout 30 percent of active voters in major parties The Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office completed work on the 2014 primary election with the results being certified by the County Board of Canvassers on July 7. The election decided which candidates of major political parties would appear on the Nov. 4 ballot for local, state and […]

Politics – Beauprez announces running mate

Politics – Beauprez announces running mate

Douglas County Commissioner Repella on board for lieutenant governor By Scottie Taylor Iverson During the week of Independence Day and the same day that the polls revealed that Republican Bob Beauprez and current Governor and Democrat John Hickenlooper were tied, team Beauprez pulled off a whistle stop-type tour covering the Front Range to announce his […]

County says adult-protection cases expected to rise with new law

County says adult-protection cases expected to rise with new law

Submitted by Arapahoe County Starting July 1, mandatory reporters are now required to report any incidents of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of anyone older than the age of 70 to law enforcement within 24 hours of observing the abuse. Violators may face legal penalties. Mandatory reporters include: doctors, nurses, chiropractors, law enforcement officers, dentists, nursing […]

House veteran makes run in District 38

House veteran makes run in District 38

Democrat Robert Bowen represented north Denver in the ‘80s By Peter Jones Robert Bowen may be a latecomer to this year’s election cycle, but he is no late bloomer in the world of Colorado politics. The 65-year-old Democrat served three terms representing northwest Denver in the state House of Representatives in the 1980s and was […]

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