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  • Families of special needs children ring in the Christmas spirit

    The Christmas spirit was alive and well at Waterstone Community Church on Friday night as families of children with special needs gathered for activities, stories, gifts, a visit from Santa and more.

    The Chatfield Senior High School jazz band played Christmas tunes as the kids, their parents and volunteers enjoyed the games and crafts.

    Teri Fous, a hairdresser in Littleton, is the mastermind of this controlled chaos — and she moved among the tables and rooms dressed as Cindy Lou Who from Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch.”

  • Shiloh House kids go on a holiday shopping spree with Broncos defensive end

    With DeMarcus Walker leading the way and a list in hand, a dozen or so kids from Shiloh House rushed the toy aisles at the Target near Southwest Plaza on Dec. 4.  

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  • Trial set in murder of D’Evelyn grad

    The three suspects in the murder of a D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School graduate pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon to a number of charges, including first-degree murder, felony murder and aggravated robbery.  

  • Authentic Life offers approachable church experience

    When Bruce Fosdick, Sandy Young and numerous others set out to start a church, they didn’t imagine how quickly everything would fall into place.

    But somehow it did. And as Authentic Life Church closes in on three months in existence, church staff says it averages nearly 450 people in attendance at each weekly service.

    “It just exploded when we started, which is pretty cool because we started with about 80 people,” Young said.

  • Retired Columbine staff member makes magic at Imagine Sound Studio

    At first glance, you probably wouldn’t know it. But in an unsuspecting building behind his South Jeffco home, Tony Antonio is making magic.

    When Antonio, a lifelong musician, retired from his job as a campus supervisor and football coach at Columbine High School, it didn’t take him long to decide his next move. He built a recording studio from the ground up and set out to become an affordable and approachable audio engineer.

  • Athletes find community in CO Visionaries Blind Hockey program

    Eighteen years ago, doctors told Dave Cohen his son probably wouldn’t make it.

    But on Sunday, Dave watched with pride from behind the glass of the frigid Foothills Ice Arena as his son, Jake, glided across the rink for the first time.

    “They told me he wouldn’t make it through the night,” Dave said, of Jake, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that ultimately left him blind. “What he does is amazing.

    “I’ll support him no matter what,” Dave added.

  • Jeffco to test CodeRED system next week

     The Jefferson County emergency notification system will be tested beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. 

    All landlines will receive a test notification as well as cell phones and emails that have registered with the CodeRED system. Because of the large number of notifications, county officials expect the test to take several hours.

    The system is used for Jeffco emergency service agencies, including law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service agencies, to share information with the public during emergencies.

  • Three accidents on U.S. 285 near Morrison snarl Thursday morning traffic

     Three separate accidents slowed traffic on northbound U.S. 285 near Highway 8 in Morrison Thursday morning. 

    Although Colorado State Patrol did not have much information to share, Trooper Gary Cutler did confirm that the second accident involved a pickup truck and a deer. 

    The accident was reported at 6:35 a.m., and Cutler said there were no injuries. Morrison Police Department assisted with one of the crashes. 

  • Jeffco Sheriff's Office looking for man who pointed gun at a 14-year-old

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of pointing a gun at a 14-year-old boy on a bicycle path near Woodmar Park in South Jeffco in October.

    Around 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, the boy, who hasn't been identified, was riding his bicycle near the Wadsworth Boulevard tunnel at the park, which is at 7600 W. Peakview Ave. According to Mike Taplin, spokesman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, the boy stopped riding when he found something that had been discarded on the sidewalk.