Keyword: Arapahoe County
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Joan Lopez: The new face of the clerk and recorder's office

Joan Lopez, Arapahoe County's new clerk and recorder, was one of three Democrats who beat incumbent Republicans in Arapahoe County races in November, alongside Sheriff Tyler Brown and Assessor PK … more

New Arapahoe County assessor focuses on connecting with public

When residents think of property taxes, smiling probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But PK Kaiser, the new Arapahoe County assessor, wants his residents to enjoy interacting with his … more

Centennial taps former sheriff on whether to form police department

The City of Centennial has retained former Arapahoe County Sheriff David Walcher as a consultant to study whether the city, which contracts for law enforcement service from the sheriff's office, … more

Arapahoe County jail, stressed by growth, may need replacing, officials say

Arapahoe County's jail is aging and may need to be replaced in coming years, say county officials. The facility built in 1986 is increasingly stretched thin as the county's population booms, said … more

Legislator no longer plans to introduce bill to split 18th Judicial District in 2019

Following the largest gathering to date of people involved in plans to potentially split up the 18th Judicial District, State Rep. Mike Weissman, D-Aurora, closed a Jan. 30 stakeholder meeting with … more

Denver man suspected of child luring on internet

After sending nude pictures of himself and asking whom he thought was a 14-year-old girl for photos, a Denver man was arrested by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office when he thought he was going to … more

Officials hope to split up 18th Judicial District

Colorado’s most populous judicial district could soon become two. Some state lawmakers and county officials are declaring it’s time for the 18th Judicial District, marked by rapid population … more

Former clerk: National politics to blame for loss

Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane, a Republican, narrowly lost his re-election bid in the 2018 election to Joan Lopez, one of several county races that saw incumbent Republicans ousted by … more

Arapahoe High teacher arrested on charge of sex assault of student

A teacher at Arapahoe High School in Centennial turned himself in at the Arapahoe County Jail on Jan. 25 on suspicion of sexually assaulting a student five years ago, according to a sheriff’s … more

Battle against opioid crisis: Map is sorrowful guide to lost loved ones

The online map is a living, breathing eulogy of people who have died from opioid use. Matt Lazarus, of Castle Rock, “was known for having a ‘heart of gold’” and “will be missed by many,” … more

Jumping off the page at Koelbel Library adult writers' group

At Koelbel Library, patrons don't just check out the literature — they supply it. A group of eight gathered at the Writers Circle event Jan. 9 in Centennial, reading pages of their works aloud and … more

DA to examine claims of innocence for convicted

Taking a proactive approach, the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office has launched a process to investigate “legitimate” claims that convicted individuals may be innocent, the office … more

Arapahoe County budget up thanks to revenue growth

Arapahoe County adopted a $404.3 million budget for 2019 in December, up from $390 million last year and bolstered by increased revenue, according to county documents. “A lot of very hard work went … more

Walcher looks back on tenure as Arapahoe County sheriff

In a county where Republicans refer to their officeholders as the “Arapahoe County fab five,” Sheriff David Walcher's exit was unexpected. A long era of Republican control at the sheriff's office … more

Arapahoe County coroner employee to teach techniques in Mexico

A medicolegal death investigator from the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office will travel to Oaxaca, Mexico, to teach child death investigations to crime scene investigators and criminologists. … more

Suspect shot and killed, deputy injured on Arapahoe Road in Centennial area

A suspect is dead and three deputies are on paid leave after deputies opened fire on the suspect in Arapahoe County after he fled the scene of a reported domestic violence incident Nov. 15, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. more

Father of Aurora theater shooting victim flips Centennial state House seat

Six years after his son died in a shooting that shook the country, Tom Sullivan is taking his hopes to the Colorado state House, eyeing gun violence and mental health as top issues to tackle. “I … more

Democrats take sheriff, clerk, assessor seats in Arapahoe County

Colorado's “blue wave” that saw Democrats elected to a wide range of posts statewide extended to Arapahoe County, with Democrats upsetting incumbent Republicans in both the sheriff and county … more

Providers of low-income help say they need help

A staple of low-income assistance for families in the south metro area says if things don't change soon, it may have to make large cuts to its operation. Amid funding cuts and challenging attitudes … more

'It's about doing community service'

Dozens of area residents stood in front of a machine that spit out mail ballots in rapid fire in just one step of the process Arapahoe County uses to count votes. Matt Crane, Arapahoe County clerk … more
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