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Today's News

  • Suspects sought in reported burglary at SW Plaza

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is continuing a search for four suspects accused of crashing a truck into Southwest Plaza and stealing merchandise from J.C. Penney Co.

    Around 5:45 a.m. on Oct. 26, a red Chevrolet pickup truck was seen backing up to the doors of the South Jeffco J.C. Penney Co. store and then ramming the doors open, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. Four males, who haven’t been described or identified, reportedly went into the department store and took merchandise.

  • Columbine ends season at 2nd round of state

    AURORA — Columbine senior Melanie Lopez experienced bookend trips to the quarterfinals at the 5A state softball tournament during her career. But the one that capped her senior season was more rewarding.

  • D’Evelyn cross country sending full team to state

    ARVADA — All season long, the D’Evelyn cross country team has made the state competition its goal, and now that it’s qualified both the boys and girls teams for the end-all race in Colorado Springs this Saturday, it seems as though all the Jaguars’ hard work has paid dividends.

    That’s not to say their job is done yet, though.

  • Front Range Christian sending two boys to state XC

    LYONS — Front Range Christian School’s cross country team may be small this year — with only a handful of boys and no girls to represent it on the race course — but that didn’t stop the Falcons from qualifying two boys for the state competition this weekend.

    The sophomore tandem, Andre Stablein and Anthony Earl, qualified individually for state by placing in the top 15 runners at the Class 2A Region 1 cross country meet at Lyons High School on Thursday. Stablein finished at 18:02.00 at ninth overall, followed by Earl at 14th place (18:50.00).

  • West Metro Fire Rescue severs ties with its namesake foundation

    West Metro Fire Rescue officially severed ties with the West Metro Fire Rescue Foundation.

    According to its website, the West Metro Fire Rescue Foundation was incorporated in 1995 as a public nonprofit foundation. The foundation’s mission is, in part, to provide education and financial assistance to West Metro.

    “Our primary task is to raise money for projects that support firefighters and the community’s well-being and safety,” wrote foundation board president Deanna Hanna to the West Metro board of directors.

  • West Metro board member steps down

    Due to a move to Texas, Kent Johnson resigned from his position on the West Metro Fire Rescue board of directors on Oct. 17.

    Johnson had been on the board since November 2016 when West Metro Fire Rescue and Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District merged and entered into an intergovernmental agreement.

  • Mother facing assault charges

    A Lakewood woman was arrested Oct. 19 in connection with the assault of her then 2-year-old daughter.

    According to the arrest affidavit, Melissa Mangeri, 28, 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,” reads a press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office.

  • Morrison hires interim police chief

    There’s a new face at the helm of the Morrison Police Department.

    George Mumma, a former senior investigator with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, is now serving as the interim chief of the police department. The town officially hired him Oct. 10 after former chief Rudy Sandoval retired in late September.

  • Jefferson County talks diversity, inclusivity

    Nearly 300 people gathered last week to discuss ways to carry the topic of diversity and inclusivity to the forefront of conversation in Jefferson County and beyond.

    Hosted by Jeffco Human Services, Jeffco Human Resources, Jeffco Public Library, the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and Boulder County, the One Community Summit, held Oct. 19 at the Arvada Center, featured a keynote speaker and various breakout sessions centering on diversity, inclusivity and equity.

  • 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.