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When the late Mayford Peery gave the Access Fund the cliff lines of North Table Mountain, he did so in the hope that hikers would forever be able to enjoy the beauty and camaraderie he had found on the plateau. Peery, who passed away in 2009 at … more
The 18th Judicial District Attorney's office has announced the passing of former DA Jim Peters. Peters died Feb. 19 after an extended battle with cancer. He was the predecessor to Carol Chambers, serving the 18th Judicial District from 1997 to 2005. Peters successfully prosecuted mass murderer Nathan Dunlap, the man who killed four people at Chuck E. Cheese in 1993. ... more
A ribbon "shooting" was held at the Centennial Gun Club on Feb. 20 and some high-profile political leaders turned out for the event - and to voice their support for the Second Amendment. Sponsored by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, several hundred people attended the ceremony at Colorado's largest gun club, which opened Jan. 4. ... more
In anticipation of yet another dry fire season, the county is expanding the scope of a contract it has with a helicopter service used to fight wildfires. At a March 11 meeting, the county commissioners unanimously approved a request from the … more
The one thing that everyone of any political stripe can agree on when looking back at the 2013 legislative session is that a whole lot happened. The furious pace lasted 120 days. But the political and policy impact of last year’s session will be … more
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A metal detector near the entrance of the Douglas County commissioners’ hearing room recently was deactivated. That happened because of the county commissioners’ December decision to repeal a resolution adopted in 2003 that had “prohibited … more
Elections, budget constraints and developments pretty much sums up the year for Jefferson County. Here is a list of the Top 5 stories of the year that made a huge impact on the county: School board tide turns The Jefferson County school board … more
Douglas County District Court Judge Richard Caschette has ruled in favor of the county commissioners and the Sterling Ranch LLC development. After successfully halting the development once already, the Chatfield Community Association filed another legal challenge against the development's approval in August 2013, asking the district court to reverse the county commissioners' decision from a month earlier to again approve the development. ... more
Ron Sandstrom, the Republican candidate for Jeffco County assessor, has been saddled with back taxes, according to a trio of judgments brought against him by the Colorado Department of … more
Over the years, Tom Tancredo has been called an extremist and a racist and countless other pejoratives. And, most recently, a fellow Republican in a crowded GOP field looking to unseat Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said that a Tancredo … more
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