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Balmer to chair Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee

Balmer to chair Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee

State Sen. David Balmer, R-Centennial, has been named chair of the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee for the 2015-2016 term. “I truly appreciate the opportunity to chair the Business Committee,” Balmer said. “We will run a very fair committee and look forward to working with our Democrat colleagues to foster small-business expansion, job creation […]

County finalizes election results

County finalizes election results

95 percent voted by mail The Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has announced the certification of the 2014 general election. The county Board of Canvassers unanimously approved and certified the results. That board includes Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane, Arapahoe County Republican Party Chair Joy Hoffman and Arapahoe County Democratic Party Chair John Buckley. Election turnout […]

One smooth finish

One smooth finish

Greenwood Village finalizes 2015 budget By Jan Wondra Greenwood Village finalized its budget for the 2015 fiscal year in one smooth sweep of City Council study sessions and information sessions. The more than $34 million budget is a 5 percent increase over the 2014 budget, but comes in 7 percent below the $36.65 million collected […]

County seeks citizens to serve on boards and committees

County seeks citizens to serve on boards and committees

The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from residents who are interested in helping their community by serving on an advisory board or committee. Applications are being accepted for the following advisory boards and committees for positions to be filled in February 2015: • Arapahoe County Foundation Inc. Board of Directors • Board […]

Mayor Rakowsky earns his fireman’s hat

Mayor Rakowsky earns his fireman’s hat

By Jan Wondra Greenwood Village Mayor Ron Rakowsky is wearing a new hat these days, and if visuals are proof, it’s a bit heavy, but it’s a worthy new title. It took two fire chiefs, the new and outgoing fire chiefs of the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority, to carry it in. Fire Chief Bob […]

Bigger paychecks through Arapahoe/Douglas Works!

Bigger paychecks through Arapahoe/Douglas Works!

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! continues to set records, getting more people hired than last year and working steady jobs. Job seekers who found employment using the workforce center earned nearly one-third more per year than those who did not, according to the Center’s sixth annual economic-impact report. The publicly funded workforce center helped 16,628 people to find […]

Littleton and county at odds over urban renewal

Littleton and county at odds over urban renewal

Differing legal interpretations may be settled in court By Peter Jones When it comes to creating tax-supported urban-renewal areas, the City of Littleton and Arapahoe County read things differently – the law, that is. The rules for designations of “blight” that can qualify a property owner for tax-increment financing to help with infrastructure improvements are […]

Littleton videos receive government awards

Littleton videos receive government awards

Four video programs created by the City of Littleton received 2014 NATOA Government Programming Awards, including first place for the I Found My Dream Home in Littleton segment. The show, I Found My Dream Home in Littleton, profiles six major home remodels in Littleton and won first place in the Profile of a City/County Department […]

Text to 9-1-1 now available in Arapahoe County

Text to 9-1-1 now available in Arapahoe County

The Arapahoe County E911 Emergency Communications Service Authority has announced the ability to send a text message to 911. Texting provides accessibility to the hearing- and speech-impaired and provides an alternative to reach help in a dangerous situation when a voice call is not possible or where a voice call fails due to a high […]

Public invited in assessment of Littleton Police

Public invited in assessment of Littleton Police

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will arrive Nov. 2 to examine all aspects of the Littleton Police Department. The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services. The Littleton Police Department was first accredited […]

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