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Today's News

  • 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

  • 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.