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Polis urges wildfire vigilance amid milder forecast

After an onslaught of raging wildfires in Colorado in 2018, this year’s fire season looks to be less severe, but state officials are urging the public not to let its guard down. “I don’t want … more

How to help STEM shooting victims

An official fundraising page has been set up for STEM School Highlands Ranch via The Foundation for Douglas County Schools. It can be found at www.coloradogives.org/STEMstrong more

'We've practiced for this'

First responders descended on STEM School Highlands Ranch within moments of the initial 911 call, said South Metro Fire Rescue spokesman Eric Hurst, and years of training paid off. “We've practiced … more

'We need to grieve'

Mountainview Christian Church in Highlands Ranch held a prayer service and candlelight vigil May 8 memorializing the victims of the STEM School shooting the day before. Senior pastor Ken Hensley led … more

STEM denies allegations made by anonymous parent

The executive director of STEM School Highlands Ranch adamantly denies allegations made by an anonymous school parent that the school's climate and culture are out of control. "I can't even fathom … more

Mayor, council races go into runoff ballot

This post will be updated with official election results on May 16. The race for mayor isn't done yet as the May election extended into a runoff election set for June 4. About 185,000 Denver … more

STEM School students walk out of shooting vigil amid frustration

A vigil that brought politicians, activists and several hundred students and parents to Highlands Ranch High School after the nearby STEM School shooting devolved into chaos and chants, with many students expressing frustration with the event’s political overtones on gun policy. more

STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting: ‘How in the world could this happen?’

Students held their arms up high before being allowed to lower them and hold hands for comfort amid the chaos after filing out of the school. A massive law enforcement presence stood watch, with … more

'There was no hesitation, there was no looking around'

Brendan Bialy called Kendrick Castillo, who died in the May 7 STEM School shooting, a “legend.” At a press conference May 8, Bialy, who was one of three STEM School students who reportedly … more

STEM shooting suspects appear in court

The two suspects arrested on suspicion of shooting nine students at a Highlands Ranch school, killing one, appeared in court for the first time on May 8 at hearings attended by students who survived … more

Private security guard detained one suspect in STEM shooting, company's owner says

One security guard from BOSS High Level Protection was at STEM School Highlands Ranch at the time of the shooting that killed one student and injured eight others, the company's owner, Grant Whitus, … more

'He was an angel among us'

Kendrick Castillo was kind, talented, a hero. Castillo was killed in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch. He was less than two weeks away from graduation. more

Second suspect misidentified as male, sheriff says of STEM School shooting

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock was confident the community would hear about “very heroic things” as more information was expected to come out in the days following a school shooting in … more

Multiple students injured, one killed in shooting at STEM School in Highlands Ranch

Eight students were wounded and one was killed in a shooting at STEM High School in Highlands Ranch on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The two suspects were in custody. more

Officials urge vaccinations as measles threat spreads

From Jan. 1 to April 26, 704 measles cases were reported in the United States, the most in 25 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A contentious bill that would have … more

Colorado Community Media journalists shine in multi-state contest

Colorado Community Media journalists won 10 awards in a contest for daily and weekly newspapers in a four-state region. Seven of CCM’s awards were first-place honors in the Society of Professional … more

U.S. Sen. Bennet making run for president

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado jumped into the packed Democratic presidential primary on May 2, announcing a 2020 campaign that had been stalled while he was treated for prostate cancer. … more

Coroner: Woman obsessed with Columbine died before warnings

A Florida teenager obsessed with the Columbine High School shooting had already died by suicide by the time authorities launched a manhunt for her after learning that she had traveled to Colorado … more

Lawsuit challenges Colorado's red flag law

A leading pro-gun organization says Colorado's red flag bill signed into law less than a month ago was not passed in accordance with rules laid out in the state Constitution — and they're taking … more

Denver workers with disabilities show their skills

When Andy Ngovanduc describes his job at Pizzability, he makes his workday sound ideal. “We just chill and hang out, and we eat the whole day long,” he said. “It’s kind of fun.” The … more
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