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Today's News

  • Lakewood child abuse suspect pleads guilty

    A Lakewood woman pleaded guilty Feb. 21 to one class-4 felony charge of child abuse with serious bodily injury.

    Melissa Mangeri, 28, was arrested in October in connection with the assault of her then-2-year-old daughter. According to the arrest affidavit, Mangeri was present during one or more of the assaults on her daughter and failed to seek assistance. This placed the child “in a situation that posed a threat of injury or death.”

  • Overlay district moving forward in Morrison

    A plan to preserve Morrison’s quirky character has made its way through the planning commission and is scheduled to come before the town board in March.

    Now called the Old Town Historic Overlay District, the plan — if approved — would create rules and regulations that future businesses must adhere by in order to open in downtown Morrison. While current businesses would be grandfathered in, the rules would apply should they wish to make changes in the future.

  • Alternative Arts patrons support the shop’s manager in tattoo fundraiser

    Before Alternative Arts Tattoo officially opened its doors on Sunday, a line of people wrapped around the building, waiting patiently despite a persistent wind.

    Those in line were eager to add their name to the list during the South Jeffco tattoo shop’s first-come, first-serve tattoo fundraiser. During the event, Alternative Arts offered $50 and $100 pre-designed tattoos to customers, as well as $50 1x1 custom tattoos.

  • Bill to allow concealed weapons on school grounds fails in committee

    A GOP bill that would have allowed concealed carry on Colorado school grounds was lost in committee last Wednesday after House Democrats rejected the measure in a 6-3 vote along party lines.

  • D’Evelyn girls advanced to Sweet 16

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — It’s now seven years and counting for the D’Evelyn girls basketball team.

    “We are excited about it,” D’Evelyn coach Chris Olson said after the Jaguars’ 52-38 second-round Class 4A home victory over The Classical Academy on Friday. “To get to the Sweet 16 for seven straight years with a school of 600 kids playing in 4A is pretty cool.”

  • Rebels lose in second round

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — After Columbine advanced to the second round of the 5A boys basketball playoffs as the No. 32 seed, only to be rewarded with a rematch at top-seeded Rock Canyon on Saturday, Rebels coach Clay Thielking had just one request for his team: compete.

    That wasn’t the case almost seven weeks earlier when the Jaguars decimated his team 75-26, easily Columbine’s worst game of the season.

  • D’Evelyn boys hang on for dramatic win over Mead

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — D’Evelyn never trailed on its home court on Saturday in the second round of the Class 4A boys basketball state tournament.

  • Eagle hockey falls in second round of tournament

    By Justin Michael

    FORT COLLINS — As the final seconds ticked away Friday night and the Dakota Ridge High School hockey season officially came to an end, the pain in the eyes of the players was obvious.

    After dominating Battle Mountain 10-0 a few days prior, the Eagles’ season concluded with a 4-2 loss to No. 5 Steamboat Springs in the second round of the 2018 CHSAA Tournament at the Noco Ice Center.

  • Dakota Ridge girls’ basketball bows out in Sweet 16

    LAKEWOOD — Coming into the 2017-18 season, not many expected the Dakota Ridge girls basketball team to do much in a very tough 5A Jeffco League.

    So, when the Eagles secured enough wins to not only make it to the postseason but actually earn a bid to the Sweet 16, they proved all the doubters wrong.

    But on Tuesday night at the second-seeded Lakewood High School, their lack of height finally caught up to them as they fell 63-19, thus ending their season with a 15-10 record.

  • Chatfield’s 2nd-round upset bid comes up short

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — The Chatfield boys gave it all they had in their final game of the season, but it wasn’t enough to take care of Mountain Vista in the end on Saturday.

    With the No. 14-seeded Golden Eagles trailing by 16 points — 26-10 — midway through the second quarter in the Class 5A boys basketball second-round game, Connor Staib took it upon himself to make sure No. 45 Chatfield wasn’t going to clip Mountain Vista’s postseason run short.