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Today's News

  • Husky boaters wow on water

    Throughout its 17-plus-hour race along the coastline of Washington state at the start of June, the Platte Canyon High School yacht club searched for a light in the darkness.

    The Huskies got a little help from the ocean wildlife to guide them to a 23rd-place finish in the 70-mile Seventy48 boat race that hosted 109 teams.

    With every stroke of their paddles, they stirred up bioluminescent algae that lit their path overnight.

  • Rodeo is all about family

    EVERGREEN — When it comes to rodeo, there’s no place like a cowboy’s home grounds.

    For 23-year-old Brandon Olson out of Franktown, the Evergreen rodeo gave him his start in what’s become a family affair.

    “It’s a good local rodeo to go to. Shoot, it’s only like an hour and a half from my house. It’s one we’ve always gone to. I actually filled my permit on this rodeo about four years ago,” Olson said.

  • Athletes, coaches rake in awards

    After an illustrious athletic year for many of the south Jeffco schools, three earned impressive awards to end the school year — both individual and as athletic programs.

    Evergreen, Columbine and Dakota Ridge represented their student bodies well.

    Evergreen

  • Preparing for wildfires

    Known or not, Jefferson County residents are members of the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), or high-risk wildfire area where homes are often surrounded by accumulated dead wood, slash and other natural and lethal fuels. However, an enrichment of fire wise practices is doable and can be realized with the guidance and efforts through information distributed by residents, fire stations and online.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Dish fret-work

  • Romberg: ‘de-Brucing’ is right thing for county, state

    Most Coloradans know that TABOR, the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, is a constitutional amendment that requires voter approval to increase taxes. While that provision has significantly changed how governments operate, another part of the amendment that limits spending based upon a formula of population and inflation has resulted in more significant restrictions on government operations.

  • Rohrer: The quiet branch of government – the judiciary

    I recently read the “The Chief,” a book about Chief Justice John Roberts. The book gave a real insight into the current Supreme Court judges as well as many who helped mold this conservative’s career. He clerked for conservative judges Henry Friendly and William Rehnquist. He took positions in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations. As the Chief Justice, he is dedicated to protecting the idea that the court is above politics.

  • Morrison briefs

    Town holding off on bridge assessment

    The town of Morrison is holding off on an assessment of the Spring Street bridge, which is degrading and in need of repair.

    A $21,000 proposal from IMEG Engineers would’ve included an existing bridge inspection, a redecking concept and concepts for bridge replacement.

  • LGBTQ community, allies press for better protections

    As an educator in Jefferson County and a transgender person, Joel Zigman understands that a proactive approach is often best when it comes to sharing matters of gender identity with students. 

  • Weekend in the West benefits Bootstraps

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier

    There were plenty of horses in the arena at Lucky Penny Ranch, but not the kind that usually pace the dirt. These horses were in the dozens of paintings lining the walls for the second annual Weekend in the West art show and auction.

    Two dozen local artists donated their skill and time to the event, which benefited Bootstraps, an organization dedicated to providing financial assistance for Evergreen and Conifer students to pursue academic careers.