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'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 …
A light rail train prepares to leave southbound toward the RidgeGate Station May 21.

Light rail derailment causes delays but no injuries

A light rail train derailment near Lincoln Station in Lone Tree early the morning of May 21 caused a lengthy delay for many commuters. The train was headed southbound toward the new RidgeGate Station …
Robert Wareham speaks to the crowd at the Rally for Our Rights pro-gun event.

Citizens rally at Capitol for gun rights

Dennis Gatchalian has lived in the Unites 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 …

Legislators forming committee to focus on school safety

Legislators are prioritizing school safety following the May 7 shootings at STEM School Highlands Ranch. On May 17, members of the state House and Senate announced the pending formation of an interim …
Planes stand at Centennial Airport on May 7. That airport is among those that may have flight paths re-routed by the Denver Metroplex plan by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Noise impact of altered flight paths to be mostly small, FAA says

Despite concerns raised by local officials, a federal plan to reroute airplane traffic is expected to only cause small changes in south metro-area noise — much of which will be small decreases, …

Centennial teen killed in apparent robbery of vape products

A Cherokee Trail High School student died after being shot during what was planned as a robbery of vaping products he sold, according to arrest affidavits for four teenagers allegedly involved in the …
News
Costs to fund a school resource officer are typically split between the law enforcement agencies providing them and the organizations receiving services. The Douglas County School District, the …
Leaders in school safety and law enforcement agree that school resource officers offer more than security. They provide education about issues like cyberbullying and dating violence and engrain …
David Ray, president of the Douglas County Board of Education, opened a May 14 school board meeting with a moment of silence for Kendrick Castillo, who was killed in the May 7 school shooting at STEM …
Voters have approved a home rule charter for Castle Pines. Unofficial results of the May 14 election show 77 percent of voters said yes to home rule for the 11-year-old city, according to a news …
Life
Mention Fort Logan to most people in the Denver area, and they’ll picture Fort Logan National Cemetery, where thousands of America’s veterans lay beneath rows of precisely-laid headstones. But …
“Unorthodox Art” is the title of the exhibit that will run in the Stanton Gallery at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center while “Sister Act” is filling the stage in the theater from May 17 to …
The Avengers are all well and good for an escapist superhero story, but audiences in search of the real thing will instead want to head to the Phipps IMAX Theater at the Denver Museum of Nature & …
Baritone Matthew Peterson won first place in the March 30 Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition for young singers on a professional career track. He was one of 15 chosen from an initial field of …
Sports
Cherry Creek baseball coach Marc Johnson has had an impact on many of his players and he learned recently of the power of social media. Johnson’s baseball team beat Arapahoe 12-2 on May 13 to give …
Cherry Creek had been a second-half team all season and on May 20 stormed past Kent Denver to win the CHSAA State boys lacrosse championship with a 12-7 victory at All-City Stadium in Denver. The …
DENVER — Senior Joe Brock scored the most significant goal in Golden’s boys lacrosse history Monday, May 20, at All-City Stadium. Brock’s laser shot two minutes into overtime of the Class 4A …
It was a banner meet for Anna Hall, Cole Sprout and the Valor Christian girls and boys track teams. Valor, in its first season in 5A competition, won both the girls and boys team championships at the …
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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