Today's News

  • Stage 1 fire ban in effect in unincorporated Jeffco

    A temporary stage 1 fire ban took effect at 5 p.m. June 11 in areas of unincorporated Jefferson County.

    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.

    Violators could face a fine up to $600.

    For more information, visit www.jeffco.us/sheriff/news/2013/temporary-stage-1-fire-restrictions-issu....

  • Suspect in gun-store burglary allegedly tries to escape

    A suspect in a burglary at a South Jeffco gun store tried to crawl through the ceiling in the Sheriff's Office in a failed escape attempt Monday.

    The suspect, 29-year-old Christopher Snow, had been arrested early Monday when Jeffco deputies responded to an alarm at Denver Guns and Ammo at 8250 W. Coal Mine Ave.

    When deputies arrived at the store, they saw a man fleeing from the front. After searching the surrounding area, Snow was found in a trash container of a nearby business and taken into custody.

  • Sheriff's Calls


    Doesn’t play well with others

  • Schools’ 2013-14 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.”

  • 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

    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:

    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.