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'He meant so much to this community'

On Jan. 25, 1998, Littleton residents Sandy and David Alexander were sitting at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego as they witnessed the Denver Broncos win the franchise's first Super Bowl. Following the …
Law enforcement personnel respond to STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7. One student was killed and eight were wounded. Two students were arrested on suspicion of carrying out the attack.

Affidavit: STEM security guard wounded student; suspects used cocaine before attack

Court documents in the case against one STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect released June 20 show a private security guard at the school fired gunshots at other responding officers and …

State high court clears path for TABOR ballot issue

Proponents of a Colorado ballot initiative to eliminate a constitutional amendment that strictly limits government's ability to tax and spend can proceed with their campaign to put the question on …
Students at STEM School Highlands Ranch plead for community support at a June 18 Douglas County School Board meeting. The board ultimately decided to table its decision on whether to rescind the school's three-year contract in favor of a one-year extension.

Douglas County School Board holds off on STEM contract decision

The Douglas County Board of Education postponed its vote on whether to rescind a three-year charter contract offer for STEM School Highlands Ranch and consider a one-year extension of the school's …
Sam Bailey, economic development vice president for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, listens as former Denver mayoral candidate Lisa Calderon makes a point June 13 at the at Anythink Library’s Wright Farms Branch Better Arguments workshop. The two sat on a panel discussing impacts from Denver’s tech boom.

Effort seeks civic discourse, civility among different views

When Coloradans hear news reports that Amazon or any national tech giant is coming to to the state, Sam Bailey figures they imagine an invasion. “When you saw something on the news, like Amazon’s …
News
As cities in the Denver metro area continue to grapple with visible homelessness on street corners, sidewalks and river banks, Centennial may soon approve a ban on camping on city-owned property. …
Colorado's governor issued an executive order June 13 designed to address the state's poor vaccination rates for children, but he insisted that he will respect existing religious and personal …
After its school board president resigned following his use of a term he later apologized for as “racist” and “deeply offensive,” the Cherry Creek School District Board of Education announced …
The school bus driver accused of causing an accident that left a 92-year-old woman dead in 2018 has been sentenced after pleading guilty to careless driving resulting in death. Steven Blair, of …
Life
There’s a name for the enormous leap in quality that television programs have seen since the turn of the century — Peak TV. Thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu, the emergence of …
Artist Jane Guthridge will exhibit her artworks large and small in the gallery at Littleton Museum from June 28 to Aug. 25. “Play of Light: Works by Jane Guthridge” will include large …
The day before the Continental Congress’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife on July 3, 1776 about how he hoped succeeding generations would celebrate …
Crawl under the rubber flaps of a giant bounce house and enter a miniature town made of inflated, bouncy material full of adults bobbing, hopping and leaping from place to place looking far too …
Sports
Arapahoe High School soccer player Audrey Weiss is one of those players who can never move around much without being marked by an opponent or two. She always seemed to make things happen for the …
Katie Collins was hard to keep off the lacrosse field. The Cherry Creek senior was a midfielder who was a standout on both offense and defense. She was named the 2019 Colorado Community Media South …
It’s been slow — like an off-speed changeup — for people to realize, but big-time college baseball is no longer a long shot for players who participate in Colorado high school baseball. …
Valor Christian’s Anna Hall and Drake Nugent of Highlands Ranch finished their high school track and field careers with rewarding seasons. Cole Sprout of Valor Christian lived up to expectations. …
Mental health

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

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