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Today's News

  • The shaping of a journalist, staff

    I woke up Saturday morning to the news of the passing of Jim Vance. Who you may ask? Let me explain.
    Vance, for as long as I can remember, was the news anchor for NBC4, the local affiliate in Washington, D.C. The 75-year-old started at WRC-TV in 1969, two years before I was born. He was one of the first African-Americans to sit in the news anchor chair. No, he doesn’t have a nationally recognizable name like Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather or Peter Jennings, but he was a staple in Washington, D.C., television news.

  • Rebels show some muscles, resilency

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Still a relative baby, the Hog Olympics, hosted by Columbine for the fourth time on Friday, have grown enough to require a tweak in the scoring system.
    With 18 schools fielding 23 teams, event coordinator Ray Barron replaced pool play, with the top two teams squaring off for all the marbles in the final event, in favor of a cross country scoring system for the strength competition spectacle for high school offensive and defensive linemen.

  • Perlmutter would’ve made a good governor

    The people of Colorado would’ve been well served had Ed Perlmutter become our 43rd governor in 2019.
    Perlmutter, who served eight years as a state senator from Jefferson County, and who is now serving his sixth two-year term from the 7th Congressional District, announced last week that he was dropping his bid to become Colorado’s next governor. He leaves a crowded, and likely to get larger, field of both Democrats and Republicans who would like to succeed Governor John Hickenlooper.

  • Important for journalists to tell all sides

    Journalism, specifically journalists themselves, have taken it on the chin frequently in the past year and rightfully so.
    Bet you didn’t expect me — a journalist for more than 27 years — to say that, did you? But it’s true. We need to be held accountable for our reporting day in and day out. That’s what the public expects and deserves.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The fob-goblin of little minds

  • New app set to benefit Colorado anglers

    Colorado anglers soon will have a new resource to find fishing spots, learn state regulations and keep track of their personal progress. 

    CPW Fishing, an app being developed by Littleton-based Crestone Digital, is set to launch in early August. It is the brainchild of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

  • Summerhill agrees to plea deal in Deer Creek Canyon shooting

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  • Inter-Canyon Fire switching financial institutions

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District will switch financial institutions in an attempt to stop fraudulent withdrawals from the district’s Wells Fargo checking account.

    Although Wells Fargo reimbursed all of the money, Inter-Canyon’s board of directors determined it had no choice but to make a change. 

    “The account is definitely contaminated,” Karl Firor, Inter-Canyon’s treasurer, said of the Wells Fargo account. “(The bank) caught them. We obviously stopped them, but we need to stop this account.”

  • Local legislators critical of U.S. Senate health care bill

    Area legislators are not happy with the latest health care bill proposed by the GOP, calling the process under which it was drafted “ridiculous” and advocating for less government involvement in the health care industry.

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, criticized both the U.S. Senate and House for drafting their versions of the American Health Care Act — renamed the Better Care Reconciliation Act in the Senate’s version of the bill — behind closed doors.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A civil surprise