Local Lakewood posts.
Local Lakewood posts.
“Only 13 percent of Spanish Speakers smoke which is below the state average of 18 percent but 26 percent of our English speakers smoke. One of the biggest risks for us is at work.” – Antonio Martinez
Former City Council member files complaints claiming Mayor Bob Murphy failed to comply with requirements of Colorado’s Fair Campaign Practices Act. A hearing on the complaints has yet to be scheduled.
“… the Mayor and majority of the Lakewood Council rejected almost all the recommendations of its own Ad Hoc Committee and never fully considered and discussed the proposal from the community coalition.”
Hospital Board suggests Mayor and City Council instead endorse applying smoking ban to all workplaces as well as public places, indoors and out.
Suggestions springing from Employee Summit would spare Elementary music and other arts classes and would avoid teacher layoffs, according to Jeffco Schools officials. The proposed budget cuts also includes continuing two unpaid furlough days for all district employees.
“Council members say they want to hear from the community but it appears that they really just want to protect their own political interests,” member of Citizens for a Healthier Lakewood charges.
City Council consensus to abandon some recommendations from an Ad-hoc committee amounts to a “slap in the face” and the vote to do so fell short of the mark, letter writer charges.
Panel of regulators, environmental advocates and petroleum industry representatives will address issues surrounding the use of controversial practice designed to increase oil and gas recovery.
“Not only did they completely ignore the many findings and recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee (it was so obvious that this is all political), but also the voice of Councilor Tom Quinn …” – Jennifer Merriman
Suspect accused of touching, taking illicit photo of teen-age girl during massage session at local instructional facility. Formal charges could be lodged as early as Thursday, according to the District Attoerney’s Office.
70-count indictment alleges suspects took under-age victims to rooms in Lakewood, Denver, Boulder and West Slope cities for prostitution. Suspects also are believed to have provided drugs to the teens, according to indictment.
SUBMITTED BY: Sid Lucero, Lakewood
I wanted to tell everyone about my neighbor, Pete Roybal, who is running for election to Lakewood City Council. When Pete, his wife Betty and their three kids moved into the Martindale neighborhood 16 years ago, he noticed we all had to pay several hundred dollars a year in flood insurance premiums. This [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Maureen Sielaff, Littleton
The Jeffco School District employs a full-time lobbyist to try to influence the state legislature in matters affecting the district administrators and employees, not the students. Direction to the lobbyist is theoretically provided by the board, however, the instructions are highly influenced by the administrator and the teacher unions.
Just this last [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Pete Roybal, Candidate for Lakewood City Council Ward 3
John Fox, Jose Duran and the mayor visited me Saturday to express their displeasure with my exposure of the Green Gables golf course development story. While I can respect their right to support the development (or whatever their goal), I believe the people have a right to know what’s going [...]
Ward 4 councilman persuades Council and developers to limit reduction of lot frontage sizes and eliminate attached single family housing with up to 10 units from one planning area of the Rooney Valley community.
National Civic League award based on three local projects: Colfax Urban Renewal project and its light rail components, ‘greening’ of local businesses and O’Connell Middle School-based Boys and Girls Club.
DA criticizes sentence, saying the crimes – involving 82 counts handed down by a Jeffco Grand Jury in November 2009 – should have resulted in a heftier sentence because Porter has a dozen previous convictions on similar charges.