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Today's News

  • Fire at Bandimere Speedway leaves one injured

    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

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETICS
    Speed and agility camp set for Dakota Ridge

    Dakota Ridge High School is hosting its annual speed and agility camp now through July 3.
    The camp runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and is open to children in grades two through 12. The camp runs from 9 to 10:15 a.m., for grades 2-9 and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., for grades 10-12.

  • 5A spring sports all-conference

    The following are all-conference selections for the 5A Jeffco League for the 2013 spring sports season:

    GIRLS TENNIS
    FIRST TEAM
    No. 1 singles: Madison Mamaghani, Chatfield; Alexandra Purfield, Ralston Valley
    No. 2 singles: Isabella Melena, Ralston Valley; Feruth Kidane, Bear Creek
    No. 3 singles: Madison Fortunato, Arvada West
    No. 1 doubles; Allyson Goto//Kelsey Maass, Ralston Valley
    No. 2 doubles: Breanna Harr/Karleigh Kimble, Ralston Valley
    No. 3 doubles: Cristi Kraut/Ze-Ching Ong, Lakewood

  • By the numbers

    Sports and numbers are inseparable. They go together. With the conclusion of the 2012-13 high school athletic calendar, the Columbine Courier looks back at the season that was through numbers. The following are 10 numbers that identify the latest prep campaign.

     

  • Making butter the old-fashioned way

    The Littleton Museum offered a free course for children in the 1860s cabin on Saturday, where they learned how butter was made in the olden days.

    They also learned how the pioneers kept butter fresh without refrigeration and were able to taste the results of their efforts.
     

  • Foothills must make repairs to irrigation ditch

    A ditch that carries water to irrigate two Foothills Parks & Recreation District properties was damaged by snow runoff this spring, and a repair bill may be looming.

    A 70-foot section of the Bergen ditch system that supplies water to The Meadows Golf Club and Easton Regional Park failed at the beginning of May. The heavy snow at the beginning of the month, coupled with the usual water flow, caused part of the ditch to be washed out, said Ron Hopp, Foothills executive director.

    The cost to repair the system is still unknown.

  • Library offers crime scene investigation class to area teens

    Teens looking for a little mystery in their lives are in luck.

    The Bemis Library is teaming with the Littleton Police Department to put on a three-day crime scene investigation class for students in ninth through 12th grades this August. Students will have a chance to learn from the Police Department’s CSI team about what it takes to break down a crime scene and find evidence.

  • Sheriff’s Office veteran will run to succeed Mink

    After starting at the bottom rung and working his way up in the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office over the past 29 years, Jeff Shrader believes he’s ready to lead.

    Even though the election to select a new sheriff isn’t until November 2014, Shrader and another Republican, John Berry, already have announced bids. Sheriff Ted Mink is term-limited; he was appointed to the post by the county commissioners in 2003 and was elected in 2006 and 2010.

  • County commissioners weigh ban on sales of recreational pot

    The Jeffco county commissioners soon will vote on whether to ban marijuana shops in unincorporated areas of the county.

    The proposed ordinance would ban retail marijuana shops, grow operations for retail sales, and any marijuana packaging or testing facility. The ordinance, if passed, would expire on Feb. 1, 2015, unless the commissioners voted to extend it.