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Today's News

  • Ballot question could prohibit new rooftop patios in Morrison

    New rooftop patios might soon be prohibited in downtown Morrison, depending on how residents vote in next week’s election.

    One of the town’s two ballot questions asks voters to choose whether to prohibit future rooftop patios at local establishments or set strict regulations for those built in the future.

    “It was a concern of some of the board and some residents, and the board just decided to refer it to the residents,” said Town Administrator Kara Zabilansky.

  • Thieves break into South Jeffco liquor store

    Three men reportedly broke into a South Jeffco liquor store about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, stole $1,150 worth of liquor and caused $3,100 in damage.

    After arriving at the Arrow Liquor Mart in the Bowles Crossing Shopping Center in the 8000 block of West Bowles Avenue, two of the men smashed the front window with a large rock. 

    The thieves took 18 bottles of liquor, damaging other bottles and one of the store’s cash registers, said Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton. 

  • Trump slams Clinton, corruption and Colorado balloting in Jeffco appearance

    At a Jeffco rally on Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump compared Hillary Clinton's e-mail troubles to the Watergate-level corruption and voiced suspicions about the validity of the state's mail-in balloting.

    With Election Day less than two weeks away, Trump addressed thousands at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon, hoping to sway undecided voters and solidify his supporters in this battleground state. 

  • Foes of school district's bond, mill levy criticize facilities plan, shift of sixth-graders

    In the race up to Election Day, Jeffco Public Schools is facing some detractors regarding its proposed bond issue and mill levy — largely tied to apprehension over the total payback amount for the $535 million bond package; plans to move sixth-graders to middle schools; and a facilities plan that some parents believe was not well thought out.

  • CD 1’s taxicab congressional hopeful looking forward to election

    It might not have been part of the plan, but for about the last year Casper Stockham has been talking a lot of politics with Denver area residents.

    Born and raised in Bridgeport, Conn., Stockham, 56, is an Air Force veteran who was a noncommissioned officer who specialized in crypto-communications. Stockham served in the Air Force for 17 years and was transferred to Colorado in 1989 just before his military career came to an end.

  • Hundreds participate in Lights On Afterschool event at Foothills

    More than 300 South Jeffco students participated last Thursday in a special after-school celebration at the Foothills Park & Recreation District.

  • Music to their ears

    Choirs from 14 Jeffco high schools — including Dakota Ridge, Columbine and Chatfield — congregated at Arvada High School on Oct. 20 to perform an informal concert for one another.

    Called the Jeffco Sing-In, the musical event has more than a 20-year history. It provides a chance for the concert choirs to listen to each other in a non-competitive atmosphere. In fact, choirs are asked not to wear school colors or choir outfits. Each choir can perform up to two songs of any genre.

  • Gaining the toughest yards

    The glow of the October sun sinks behind the mountains lining the Chatfield Senior High School football field. A whistle blows; the game is over; the crowd cheers loudly — Chatfield wins.

    Sophomore running back Alex Malone, No. 18, who moved in June to South Jeffco from Texas, jogs off the field to join his team in celebration.

  • 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.