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  • World’s Scariest Haunted House lives up to the hype

    Nestled behind Jared’s Nursery on West Bowles Avenue is the World’s Scariest Haunted House, and according to many of its actors, it lives up to its name.

    “I’ve had a couple of fetal position scares,” said actor CJ Mitchell of Littleton. “People just lay on the floor.”

    Although it typically takes 15 minutes to make it through the haunted house, some make it out in much less.

  • Paltry turnout shows for Foothills mill levy increase presentation

    A presentation by the Foothills Park and Recreation District on its bid for a mill levy increase drew just three people, including one person who soon realized she didn’t live in the district.

    Foothills executive director Ron Hopp said Thursday’s group was the smallest showing at any of the mill levy presentations put on by the district, but those in attendance were disappointed with the lack of taxpayer turnout.

    “It’s just unfortunate you don’t get more people,” said Pam Horiszny, a Foothills resident.

  • JCSO’s detention deputies graduate

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series.

    After a long day of classes at the Jeffco Sheriff Office’s detention deputy academy, recruit Casey Buell-Schoenman was excited to go to his son’s karate class with his wife Ari.

    For the Buell-Schoenman family, who live in the Lakewood area, the 10-week academy has gone by fast.

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  • Election 2017: 5 questions with Jeffco school board candidate Erica Shields

    Littleton resident Erica Shields was a late-comer to the 2017 race for three Jeffco school board seats. Filing the required signature petitions just before the Sept. 1 deadline, Shields is challenging incumbent Susan Harmon in District 2 and counts herself a newcomer to public office. The mother of four Jeffco students, Shields is perhaps most recognizable from her reign last year as Mrs. Colorado America 2016, as well as her participation in the Littleton Leadership Academy.

  • Shelter network seeks volunteers as winter approaches

    As winter fast approaches, the Severe Weather Shelter Network is searching for volunteers to help with its sheltering program.

  • Jeffco’s food-share program starts thanks to Normandy student

    Schools across Jefferson County now have the option to participate in a food-sharing program that hopes to combat food waste across the district.

    The program allows students to dispose of prepackaged foods — such as bags of chips, applesauce containers and cups of cereal — as well as uneaten pieces of fruit. The food must be provided by the school and cannot be packed by a parent.

  • Schultz’s arraignment continued until November

    The arraignment for Richelle Schultz, a former Jefferson County Human Services employee, has been continued until Nov. 27.

    Schultz, 53, was indicted in September on 22 felony counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery and is accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints. According to the Jefferson County grand jury,

    Schultz is accused of committing the alleged crimes between April 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, while working as a child welfare caseworker with the county.

  • Inter-Canyon hires consulting firm for 2018 election prep

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District may try for a mill levy increase in the 2018 election, but first, the department must formulate a plan to gauge taxpayers’ receptiveness.

    In order to do so, the board of directors has for months been discussing hiring an outside consulting firm. After some discussion at its Oct. 11 meeting, the board unanimously voted to hire Turn Corps, a Denver-based political consulting firm, to help with election preparation.

  • When disaster hits, Colorado Task Force is there

    Being a member of the Colorado Urban Search and Rescue Task Force can be a bit unpredictable. A lot of the job involves waiting. And waiting. And waiting.

    But when disaster strikes, the team shifts into high gear.