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GV changes its law so that the city council controls who validates questionable signatures when its own members face recall

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER On April 5, the Greenwood Village City Council unanimously passed a new 13-page law on first reading without a public hearing or any public input that was described as a clean-up ordinance to make the city’s election rules better conform to the state constitution and statutes. When the second …

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New Arapahoe County chair shows the way to future success

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER On May 5, Arapahoe County Republican Chair Suzanne Staiert spoke to over 100 people gathered at Maggiano’s DTC for the regular meeting of the Arapahoe County Republican Breakfast Club. Staiert explained that, having lived in Arapahoe County for 30 years, “2020 lit a fire under me, at the state …

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Spark Centennial Placemaking Program earns DRCOG Metro Vision Award

Submitted by Allison WitterIn – Communications Director City of Centennial Spark Centennial, a program launched by the City of Centennial to reinvigorate area shopping centers through innovative events and projects, has been selected for a 2021 Metro Vision Award by the Denver Regional Council of Governments. DRCOG presented the honor at a virtual awards ceremony …

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Arapahoe Clerk Joan Lopez asks BOCC to ban open carry in public buildings

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER On April 27, Arapahoe County Clerk Joan Lopez and Cheryl Ternes, the county’s human services director, appeared in front of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to speak about potential security enhancements at county facilities. Arapahoe County Attorney Ron Carl explained that the impetus for the meeting was a …

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Douglas County Commissioners’ bickering leads to a verbal free-for-all

On April 23, a letter was sent to Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas, who has served in that role since 2016, informing her that “the Board of Douglas County Commissioners (BOCC), at a posted work session on April 19, 2021, decided to terminate your role as Chair of the Board, effective immediately.” The letter was …

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Arapahoe Sheriff’s Chief Jared Rowlison receives military group award

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER On April 20, the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) presented the Patrick Henry Silver Medal award to Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Administration Bureau Chief Jared Rowlison. Greenwood Village Mayor Emeritus Ron Rakowsky nominated Rowlison for the award for his service to the community and his performance …

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