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Today's News

  • Rodeo dance to feature local musicians

    The Evergreen Elks Lodge is hosting a traditional rodeo dance on Saturday with live music by Steve Stoddard and the Blinker Fluid Band and other local musicians. 

     

    “They’re all pros — one of the most diverse groups,” said Stoddard.

    The band plays a range of old country tunes to classic and modern rock, disco and funk, he said.

  • Evergreen firefighters led effort to contain Bluebell Fire

    Capt. Scott Martin of Evergreen Fire/Rescue said that when he saw 40-foot flames while heading down Buffalo Park Road on June 3, he immediately called for mutual aid.

     

    “Capt. Martin did the right thing,” said Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege while talking about the Bluebell Fire, which scorched more than 10 acres last week.

    Strong winds fueled the wildfire, which started when a 48-foot tree made contact with two high-voltage power lines on wooded property near Bluebell Lane.

  • Stage 1 fire ban in effect in unincorporated Jeffco, areas of Clear Creek County

    A temporary stage 1 fire ban took effect at 5 p.m. June 11 in areas of unincorporated Jefferson County.

    The next day, a stage 1 fire ban went into effect for the following areas of Clear Creek County, including areas in the Evergreen Fire Protection District: Floyd Hill, Saddleback, Beaver Brook and lands east of Little Bear on Highway 103.

    Recreational fires, except within a permanent fire grate at a park, campground, private residence or picnic area, are prohibited. Smoking must be done in areas that are cleared of all combustible material.

  • Climate change is real — and is a threat to our way of life

    By Paul Belanger
    I too read Sandy Barnes’ article about the Mike Nelson-Jim White presentations on global warming. I was dismayed to read Howard Sperry’s May 14 reply claiming simplistic, one-sided “beliefs.”

  • Schools’ budget reflects good financial stewardship

    By Lesley Dahlkemper
    The voters of Jefferson County knew it was time to step up for the future of students when they gave a resounding “yes” to ballot measures 3A and 3B last November.
    Voters’ generosity ensured that Jeffco Schools would not have to make $45 million in reductions during the 2013-14 school year. These reductions would have resulted in the loss of 600 jobs and the elimination of important programs for our students.

  • Now liberals have their own Nixon

    If you took a social studies class in the past 30 years, there’s no way you could avoid knowing chapter and verse about McCarthyism, J. Edgar Hoover’s abuses at the FBI, and President Nixon’s “enemies list.”

     The paranoid abuse of government power in the latter half of the last century led to a healthy skepticism of federal leadership, and justifiably so. While corruption itself is nothing new, it became more visible in the television era. Today we rightfully look at those events as low points in American history.

  • Colorful wildflowers highlight glorious June

     

    As the song says, “June is bustin’ out all over,” and as usual, it is a glorious month. I believe it to be the most beautiful month of the year.

     

  • Sheriff's Calls

    C’mon back when you can’t stay so long

  • Fire at Bandimere Speedway injures one

    A propane fire at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison injured one person Monday morning.

    An 80-pound propane tank was involved in the blaze, according to West Metro Fire's Twitter account. One person was injured and taken to the hospital.

    Smoke from the fire was visible from C-470.

    Check back at www.columbinecourier.com and follow @RamseyColumbine on Twitter for updates.

  • Schools' 2013-14 budget reflects good financial stewardship

    By Lesley Dahlkemper

    School Board President