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Today's News

  • Big innings reap big win for Farmers

    Big innings are killing the Dakota Ridge Eagles.

    First it was their March 11 game at Cherry Creek when the Eagles allowed the Bruins to put up a seven-run second inning, followed by a five-run sixth in a 15-5 loss.

    This time it was Wheat Ridge doing damage in the same innings, as the Farmers also put up seven runs in the second inning and added six in the sixth to cruise to a 13-5 win on April 8 at Dakota Ridge.

  • Young athlete takes dead aim

    CONIFER — Tanner Clem isn’t Robin Hood.

    The 11-year-old, however, might just be better when it comes to stringing up a bow and hitting a target. And he doesn’t have to wear those green tights.

    Tanner, a fifth-grader at Marshdale Elementary, has been into archery since he was 4. About three years ago, he entered his first formal competition. Last month, he took first place in his age group at the National Indoor Championships in Louisville, Ky.

  • How to get a free event listing in the Courier

    The Columbine Courier publishes free listings under the categories of Happenings, Neighbors/Good for You and Outdoors/Recreation. Submissions should be 125 words or less and will appear onåå a space-available basis. However, all listings will be carried at www

    .columbinecourier.com, as well as the additional categories of Meetings and Support/Assistance.

    The events must be free or charge a nominal fee, and must be open to the public. E-mail your information to news@evergreenco

  • 3 candidates vie for each of two Foothills board seats

      Three candidates are vying for each of the two Foothills Park & Recreation board seats up in the May election in Wards 3 and 4.

    The terms of two board members, Walt Frankland and Janet Shangraw, expire this year. Meanwhile, 2010 marks the beginning of Foothills’ new ward-voting system. A recent legal challenge brought by the Mesa View Estates neighborhood attempting to block the ward system in the upcoming election has so far not been successful, a district spokeswoman said.

  • Deer Creek Canyon cycling event wins approval

      A long-disputed bicycling event that could bring up to 3,000 riders to Deer Creek Canyon Road won county approval last week, reigniting a hotbed of animosity between cycling enthusiasts and canyon residents.

    About 60 people attended the March 16 county commissioners’ public hearing, and the majority of public comment came from area residents, who almost exclusively voiced opposition to the event.

  • Coffee Party creates a buzz

      The Coffee Party, a viral political phenomenon that bills itself as an alternative to the conservative Tea Party movement, is gathering steam across the country, including a following in Jefferson County.

    The group, a tongue-in-cheek parody of its tea counterpart, held a national Coffee Summit on March 27 and 28 that included a meeting in Belmar, one of more than 400 individual events in all but five states.

  • Make a safety plan for your family

    In the last few years in Jefferson County, we’ve seen emergencies ranging from wildfires to paralyzing blizzards to a school shooting. Events like these can plunge families into chaos, panic and confusion. 

    Having an emergency plan ahead of time can help you communicate with, reconnect with, and protect your family. Every situation is different, but if you prepare for a wide range of possibilities, you’ll be better equipped to deal with a crisis.

     

  • SPORTS BRIEFS: Lacrosse rivalry heading to Invesco Field

    Boys lacrosse

    Chatfield and Columbine

    lacrosse rivalry heads to Invesco Field

    The Chatfield Chargers and Columbine Rebels boys lacrosse rivalry will be raised to another level April 10 as this always exciting match will be played on the big stage of Invesco Field at Mile High.

    The game, which starts at noon, will be a great day of lacrosse for two of the top Foothills Conference teams. Tickets are $12 and include admission to the second game — Valor Christian boys vs. Pueblo. Parking is free.

  • Not the retiring sort

      An employee at a South Jeffco assisted-living center helped raise $1,675 last week for Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, presenting a check to the group on the day before she officially retired from a decade of service at the facility.

    At 65, cancer survivor Dee Fernandez has the energy of a 20-something, and has used some of that gusto to organize the annual burrito and tostada bar fund-raiser at The Gardens at Columbine senior-living center.

  • Employment workshops planned

    The Jeffco Workforce Center is sponsoring a series of employment workshops beginning April 7 geared toward active job seekers and people thinking about career changes.

    Faith Community Church in South Jeffco will host the Wednesday classes, which range in topic from accepting job loss to preparing for interviews. A series of seven two-hour workshops is scheduled for a cost of $25 for the entire course.