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There aren’t many people of whom it could be said, “Lakewood wouldn’t be here without him.” James Jeff Richey is one. The city’s first mayor, the man known as the “father of Lakewood,” died Nov. 29. He was 88. “Jim was one … more
Colorado's two Democratic senators split votes on a failed effort in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 18 to move forward with construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. Sixty votes were needed to pass the bill in order to prevent a … more
Gone and just about forgotten. That description accurately characterizes the town of Edlowe in Teller County. At one time, its post office was the only one between Manitou Springs and Florissant, … more
The state House Democratic Caucus came together on Nov. 14 to elect a new leadership team that will be made up almost entirely of either minorities or women when lawmakers begin work in January. more
A unified Senate Republican caucus on Nov. 11 unanimously put in place a leadership team that will guide the chamber's new majority party through the next legislative session. more
Lakewood residents handily passed ballot issue 2A, which prohibits recreational marijuana shops from opening in the city. The question passed with 32,033 votes (or 54.20 percent) for to 27,064 … more
Faye Griffin, county commissioner for district 1, was elected to serve as Jeffco Clerk and Recorder; an initiative by Griffin stemmed from a desire to finish her nearly 40 years with Jeffco in the … more
Republican candidate Ron Sandstrom won the race for Jeffco Assessor against Democratic opponent Andrew Hassinger, according to unofficial results posted by the Jeffco Clerk and Recorder's Office. The Jeffco County Assessor race took a curious turn when it was publically revealed by the … more
There's a new sheriff in town and it's Jeff Shrader. “Things are going to be done differently,” Shrader said while celebrating his win with family and friends at Abrusci's Italian … more
According to the unofficial election results, medical marijuana could be allowed in Federal Heights, while retail marijuana will not. As of 7: 45 p.m. 50.06 percent of voters voted in favor of … more
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