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Today's News

  • Robert Gates’ ‘Duty’ a good read for all citizens

    OK, I admit it: I can’t resist reading every single insider book that portends to explain the goings-on within our government. Most of us have strong opinions concerning the executive branch of our government powered by the simplistic rhetoric of Fox or MSNBC. We have become a group of “Monday-morning quarterbacks.” The Bush hate seemed to be unprecedented, until the Obama hate got into full swing.

  • Inter-Canyon incumbents must be challenged

    Six hundred and forty-three thousand. That’s more than half a million.
    And those are more than enough reasons that two longtime incumbents on the board of the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District should be challenged aggressively in this May’s election.
    Zero is another number of note in this disturbing saga: That’s the number of non-incumbents who had filed to run, as of Tuesday, for the four board seats up for election.

  • Song sparrows find their voice as winter fades, spring nears

    February creeps to a close. It is to me the most dreary month of the year. The pleasantness of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays is over, and winter seems to really settle in, with both more snow and colder temperatures.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Document-ary film panned

  • Host Conifer runs past Lady Cougars

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Surprise! Lobos stun Evergreen

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Since 2008, playing archrival Evergreen had become a recurring nightmare for the Conifer boys basketball team. Nine straight losses, including a 29-pointer earlier this season, made for plenty of restless nights.

  • Rosier talks finances, fire mitigation at Conifer appearance

    County Commissioner Donald Rosier spent the first part of his Valentine’s Day in an area of Jeffco he loves, talking about county finances, fire mitigation and other issues.
    “I always love when I get to come up to Conifer or Evergreen,” he said. “The mountain community is truly great.”

  • Developers win delay of vote on Open Space plan

    A final vote on Jeffco Open Space’s master plan has been delayed for a month by the county commissioners to allow more comment.

    The vote had been scheduled for Feb. 11, but a delay was requested by several real estate development groups. The commissioners voted 3-0 to delay final approval by a month.

  • Remote slash-collection sites announced

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has announced its three remote slash drop-off dates for this summer. Jeffco again will team with mountain fire departments to host the sites.

    Slash disposal became more of a challenge when the Rooney Road Recycling Center stopped accepting organic material in 2012. Jefferson County has received a grant for an “air curtain” burner for slash, but a location hasn’t been decided yet.

  • Indian Hills fire board has 3 seats up for election in May

    Indian Hills residents who are interested in serving on the board of directors for their fire district have an opportunity to run for three seats in the May 6 election.

    The terms of Indian Hills Fire Protection District board members Marc Rosenberg, Ron Walton and Kelley Lehman are expiring in May.

    Rosenberg and Lehman have said that they intend to seek re-election to the five-member board. Walton was not reached for comment.