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Today's News

  • A scary good time: Haunted house raises funds for St. Jude’s Hospital

    Some families are crazy about Thanksgiving, while others prefer Christmas, Hanukkah or Easter.

    But for Debbie Christensen and her family, it’s all about Halloween.

    With the help of her children and siblings, the South Jeffco resident creates a haunted house in the front yard of her home each year. Through word of mouth and social media, the haunted house has continued to grow in its 15 or so years, and now Christensen and her family use it as a means of raising funds for organizations like Make-A-Wish and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • Ghouls are this girl’s best friend

    A black storage box sits under Shay Langley’s bed in her South Jeffco home, but it doesn’t contain extra clothes or shoes.

    Instead, it’s where she keeps a charred flap of skin, a mutated eyeball, a gaping, bloody mouth.

    Yet what might scare many inspires the 14-year-old special-effects makeup artist. In fact, she lives for the horrified gasps that the art inside her “creepy little monster case” creates.

  • D’Evelyn overcomes sluggish beginning

    LAKEWOOD — D’Evelyn, most certainly, didn’t come out ready to play its 4A Jeffco League volleyball tournament opener against Wheat Ridge on Oct. 20. A timeout, however, rectified the slow start.

  • Inspired Dakota Ridge knocks off fifth-ranked Heritage

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge football team wanted to win for a teammate — sophomore Christian Lyons — who couldn’t be on the field Oct. 20 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • D’Evelyn dominates at regionals

    THORNTON — There are times when one does well, and then there are times when you go above and beyond, and exceed expectations. That’s what the D’Evelyn boys’ cross country team did at regionals.

    The Jaguars, with five runners in the top eight, were dominant at the 3A Region 5 championships on Oct. 21 at the Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center, winning the team title with a minuscule 24 points. Skyview Academy was a distant second with 58.

  • Eagles’ run comes to an end

    AURORA — Sure, it would’ve been easy to write off the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles. After all, barely two weeks into the season, they were just 2-7, hardly a contender for the 5A state championship. Earning a berth to another state tournament looked bleak at best.

    Then came a much-needed win over ThunderRidge – one of 5A’s top-ranked teams — early in the season.

  • South Jeffco home damaged by fire

    A South Jeffco home was damaged by fire Sunday afternoon after flames ignited in the garage and spread.

    Crews from West Metro Fire responded to a house on Ridge Tree Drive about 3:49 p.m.

    “The owner was home at the time. When our crews got there, he was out on the front lawn” said West Metro spokeswoman Ronda Scholting.

    No one was injured in the blaze.

  • Jeffco authorities participate in cross-country operation targeting sex traffickers

    The FBI’s Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force and local law enforcement partners — including the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and district attorney — last week targeted sex traffickers who put children up for sale in Colorado and Wyoming, arresting 11 pimps and 32 customers, and recovering nine children.

  • Witness dodges gunfire, helps cops nab robbery suspects

    A witness to the robbery of a South Jeffco liquor store who tried to follow the fleeing perpetrators dodged gunfire before giving authorities information that led to two arrests.

    Several people stole liquor at 11 a.m. Friday from the store in the 9000 block of West Peakview Drive, according to a news release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    The perpetrators fired at a witness who attempted to follow their car, but the witness was uninjured and provided identifying information to authorities, the Sheriff’s Office said.

  • Let’s not be guinea pigs with Amendment 69