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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

Washington Park start up is a purrfect arrangement

Lance Harding is allergic to cats. But that hasn’t stopped the 25-year-old Washington Park entrepreneur from creating an enclosed outdoor cat patio that lets felines safely enjoy fresh air and get … more

Growing Pains: One decision ‘can change an entire neighborhood’

On the southeast corner of South Logan Street and East Tennessee Avenue, in the middle of a neighborhood of single-family homes, apartments and small businesses, is a rectangular, 15,750-square-foot … more

Growing Pains: What residents think of Denver development

Ginny Passoth Washington Park resident “I wonder if we’re getting to the saturation point with all the apartments going up." Passoth said she has been frustrated by all the luxury developments … more

Spring has sprung in south Denver

Spring has finally sprung in southeast Denver and residents are energized and excited to get outside to enjoy nature. District 4 is home to some truly wonderful outdoor amenities. One of our … more

Project overhauls safety along Santa Fe Drive

A bike route and pedestrian underpass near the Overland Park Golf Course will provide what residents say are some much-needed safety improvements in the coming year as the city finalizes designs on … more

Bringing nonprofits together in Colorado

A new nonprofit created by three Colorado philanthropists aims to help children throughout their school careers and beyond by bringing other nonprofit organizations together. PIVOT — founded by … more

Denver recognized for environmental building design

The U.S. Green Building Council certified the city of Denver as LEED platinum, a designation only given to a handful of cities, according to a news release. LEED for Cities, or Leadership in Energy … more
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