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Centennial partners in broadband initiative

Centennial partners in broadband initiative

City voters OK’d ballot issue last year  By Peter Jones This week, Centennial officially joined Next Century Cities, a new initiative of 31 U.S. cities that emphasize what they say is the importance of leveraging gigabit-level Internet as a way to attract new businesses, create jobs – and even improve healthcare and education, organizers say. […]

Public outreach underway on Centennial land code

Public outreach underway on Centennial land code

The City of Centennial is implementing the third and final phase of the new Land Development Code known as the Commercial Zoning Update. This project involves an update to the city’s official zoning map for all commercial properties in the city to the newly adopted code. The public invited to attend one of four separate […]

Arapahoe clerk utilizing new queuing technology

Arapahoe clerk utilizing new queuing technology

Kiosks may reduce wait times  By Tom Barry The Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has implemented a new kiosk system at three area branches. The new state-of-the-art kiosks manufactured by Lavi Industries were designed to reduce the time customers wait in line for a plethora of services that the county provides. The county has […]

County seeks temporary election workers

County seeks temporary election workers

The Arapahoe County Elections Division invites citizens to apply for paid positions as temporary election workers to assist with the upcoming general election. This is an opportunity to get involved in your local government and play a role in the democratic process. Election workers would assist citizens at a Voter Service and Polling Center or […]

Cherry Hills Village City Council declines to host candidate debates

Cherry Hills Village City Council declines to host candidate debates

By Jan Wondra The Oct. 7 City Council meeting included one item of business that wasn’t ordinary regarding why the city isn’t hosting a candidate forum, and whether the city should play host to a debate event for all candidates running for City Council and mayor. The subject generated public comment prior to the council’s […]

New flood risk maps released by FEMA

New flood risk maps released by FEMA

SEMSWA schedules public meetings this month Submitted by SEMSWA September marked the one-year anniversary of the Colorado flood disaster. Estimates indicate more than 25,000 homes were damaged and another 1,800 were destroyed. Much of the damage was experienced outside the identified high-risk flood zone by property owners who may have been less aware of their […]

Assessor’s Office passes state audit

Assessor’s Office passes state audit

Submitted by Arapahoe County The 2014 Property Assessment Study, conducted by Wildrose Appraisal, found the Arapahoe County Assessor’s Office is meeting or exceeding all standards set by the State Board of Equalization. The study determines whether the assessor of each county has complied with the property-tax provisions of the Colorado Constitution and state statutes in […]

Water rate increases moderate for Cherry Hills Village

Water rate increases moderate for Cherry Hills Village

By Jan Wondra If you can call an increase a good thing, then the projected water cost rates for Cherry Hills Village are good news. Director of Public Works and Deputy City Manager Jay Goldie reported that the Denver Water Board has projected the cost of providing water for the city’s next fiscal year, and […]

Littleton to receive immigration grant

Littleton to receive immigration grant

Feds announce grant recipients during Constitution Week By Peter Jones U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has recently awarded nearly $10 million in grants to 40 organizations – including the City of Littleton’s Immigrant Resources Center – that help permanent residents prepare and apply for U.S. citizenship.  The organizations will receive federal funding to support citizenship-preparation […]

State lawyers demand Amendment 68 campaign pull false ads

State lawyers demand Amendment 68 campaign pull false ads

Submitted by Don’t Turn Racetracks Into Casinos The Office of Legislative Legal Services Friday sent a scathing cease-and-desist letter to the sponsors of Amendment 68 demanding that the campaign stop presenting a “false reading” of a report from the state auditor in its advertising and stop misrepresenting the state auditor and her office as having […]

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