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Two Denver education nonprofits announce merger

Denver Urban Scholars announced last month it would merge with Uptown-based Denver Kids, Inc. Denver Urban Scholars is a nonprofit based in the Cole neighborhood that helps children middle school … more

Denver plan for park access moves forward

Last November, Denver voters approved ballot measure 2A, ushering in a new era for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. The measure, passed by a margin of about 60 to 40 percent of … more

What will we ‘do better’ after the failure of I-300?

Thank you to Denver voters for re-electing me. In July I’ll accept the challenges and powers that come with a final term of official leadership, during a time of great prosperity and inequality. … more

New diabetes cases fall as obesity rises

The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren't sure why. New federal data released May 28 found the number of new diabetes … more

Food trucks are wheel deal

For Andrea Rayford and her husband, a food truck was the best means to reach their overall goal of opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant. “It was basically a lot cheaper to start a food truck,” … more

'A special day to remember those who have given the final and ultimate sacrifice'

Celeste Gamache served 20 years in the United States Air Force, including two tours in Afghanistan. Gamache joined other military veterans, families, friends and loved ones at Fort Logan National … more

Dinosaur fossils found in Highlands Ranch

A dinosaur that once roamed what is now Highlands Ranch met the open air for the first time in more than 66 million years, after a construction crew discovered its bones at a construction site in … more

Citizens rally at Capitol for gun rights

Dennis Gatchalian has lived in the United States since 1984, the year he left his home in the Philippines. He’s resided in Denver for 35 years. On May 18, he stood in front of the state Capitol … more

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 … more

Messages of faith, hope as Kendrick Castillo laid to rest

More than 80 men, decorated in red, purple and green regalia, gathered in front of St. Mary Catholic Parish in Littleton. The Knights of Columbus traveled from across Colorado to honor Kendrick … more

Colorado robotics community honors Kendrick Castillo

On the stage at Cherry Hills Community Church, a robot stood in honor of Kendrick Castillo, who was killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting. That robot was built by STEM Impulse — or … more

Celebration of Kendrick Castillo's life: 'We need to be more like him'

Live like Kendrick Castillo. Be brave. Be industrious. Have integrity. Show love. That was the overarching message at a May 15 celebration of life service at Cherry Hills Community Church. More … more

Procession honors Kendrick Castillo at memorial service in Highlands Ranch

About 250 Jeep enthusiasts gathered in Highlands Ranch on May 15 to ride in a procession ahead of a celebration of life service for Kendrick Castillo. According to license plates, vehicles came from … more

Juvenile STEM shooting suspect charged as adult

Two key revelations emerged May 15 during the second court appearances for suspects in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch that left student Kendrick Castillo dead and eight other … more

Community members welcome STEM students back with words of love

On a cloudless day, the sun beaming down, a small group of parents and children stood along Barrons Boulevard in Highlands Ranch waving posters with words of encouragement. “You are … more

Celebration of life for Kendrick Castillo scheduled for May 15

A celebration of life service for Kendrick Castillo will start at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Boulevard. The service is open to the public. Castillo was … more

How to talk to your children about violence

The National Association of School Psychologists has advice for parents wanting information on how to talk to their children in the aftermath of tragedies like the one at STEM School Highlands Ranch … more

Capitol report: Recapping major bills of the 2019 legislative session

With power in both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s office, Democrats this year led lawmakers into some sweeping changes, as well as hard-fought battles that left the party short of … more

Restaurant provided a safe haven for fleeing school kids

Lucas DeLeon works as a manager for Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, which sits at Lucent Boulevard and Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch. As he drove to work May 7, he turned off Broadway and … more

Colorado communities rally following shooting; mental health resources abound

In the aftermath of tragedy, mental health experts point to resources and encourage the community to stay resilient. “We are strong. Colorado is strong,” said Dr. Sarah Davidon, research director … more
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