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Today's News

  • 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

  • Center for the Arts plans a summer of art

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen is a bustling place dedicated to promoting and cultivating artistic excellence and to enriching the art experience in our mountain community. Each year CAE hosts events, exhibitions, classes, arts festivals and programs. At the heart of it all are the artists who support the center through memberships, donations and volunteering.  The annual CAE Members Show is a way to highlight the work of these artists who give so much of their time and of themselves to make the Center for the Arts such an amazing place.

  • EAA exhibit soars with depictions of local birds

    The Evergreen Artists Association promotes the visual arts in our mountain community with art shows, member activities, scholarships, workshops, programs and the annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival. On Friday, May 31, the EAA opened its annual member show at the Main Street Fine Art Gallery in downtown Evergreen. The show is called “Birds of Our Mountain Area,” and features artwork that was inspired by and includes reference to birds from the Evergreen area.

  • Groups teach Watershed 101 to educate community

    By Devan Filchak

    For the Courier

    Ten local residents learned about ways to preserve and protect the Bear Creek Watershed in a course offered by the Evergreen Metro District and the watershed association.

    The class, at the Evergreen Metro District facility on Stagecoach Drive, covered a variety of topics, including hydrology of Bear Creek, pollution, wildlife impacts and potential citizen monitoring.

    In the past, Evergreen High students took the class and then embarked on a beautification project at the school.

  • Memories of Lower North Fork Fire still haunt residents of area

    The Bluebell Fire that broke out in Evergreen on Monday quickly brought back difficult and disturbing memories for residents whose lives were touched by the Lower North Fork Fire south of Conifer in March 2012.
    “I think people are acting pretty calm right now,” said Sharon Breunlin, who evacuated Black Mountain on Monday with her husband, Randy. “I think people will stay that way, and until we get specific news, there’s not too much to be worried about right now.”

  • Couple watched view change from fabulous to flames

    Nancy and David Craig bought a house on Skunk Alley off Brook Forest Drive because of the fabulous view.
    On Monday, their view was of flames shooting 5 to 10 feet above the trees.
    The couple, who have lived in Evergreen since December, were still under an evacuation advisory on Tuesday morning because of their house’s proximity to the Bluebell Fire.
    They attended the news media briefing Tuesday morning in Bergen Park to learn more and to see if there was an estimate of when they could return home. There wasn’t.

  • Evacuees lean on one another at Conifer High School

    Hundreds of evacuees from Monday’s Bluebell Fire took shelter at Conifer High School, finding comfort in one another’s companionship and waiting for news.