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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

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

Douglas County commissioners eye $10 million to enhance school safety

Jennifer Thompson Consolo and her family had no idea her daughter was being bullied and had begun self-harming during her sophomore year at Douglas County High School. They also didn't know she was … more

Documents reveal dispute between sheriff's office, STEM over resource officer contract

Documents distributed as part of a news release by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on May 10 show disagreement, and some underlying tension, led to the discontinuation of a contract that provided … 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

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

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

Program adds male presence to schools

Visit an elementary school on any school day, and there’s a good chance that a mother will be volunteering somewhere in the building. Historically woman have been disproportionately present to help … more

Colorado students awarded Boettcher scholarships

Graduating seniors in the Colorado Community Media coverage area are among those named 2019 Boettcher Foundation Scholars, according to a news release from the foundation. “The Boettcher Foundation … more

Elizabeth students a really Big Help

Blue shirts labeled “Volunteer” identified the 16 Elizabeth High School freshmen scattered about Eagle’s Nest Ranch on April 24 as Big Help Day volunteers. Elizabeth High School’s Big Help … more

FBI: "No longer a threat to the community"

Shortly after noon today, multiple Jefferson County School District schools were placed on lockout — meaning business as usual within buildings but all access in and out of school buildings is … more

Columbine High School students commit to serving others

More than a thousand students from Columbine High School will embark on service projects throughout the community on April 20 for the third annual Day of Service. “We wanted to take such a tragic … more

Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock gets new name, hefty donation

Arapahoe Community College's Collaboration Campus project has a new name, and one that came with a hefty and historical donation. ACC has received $10 million from the Sturm Family Foundation, which … more

Canine cookies for a cause

Coloradans love their canine companions. Many people spare no expense when it comes to the well-being, and sometimes spoiling, of beloved fur babies. Now, thanks to the students in the ASPIRE program … more

Elizabeth FBLA team places first in LifeSmarts contest

Three Elizabeth High School students placed first in the LifeSmarts category of the January FBLA competition. Seniors Ashley Gerczynski, Amy Freisner, and Savana Charlton make up the LifeSmarts team, … more

Sex education bill spurs concerns

The comprehensive sex education bill making its way through the state Legislature has spurred opposition from many in the religious and conservative communities, drawing concerns that the language of … more

Students tour different place, time

Third-grade students in Amber Rusk’s class at Singing Hills Elementary took a field trip Feb. 11, to the land of Vikings, where they visited a traditional longhouse, saw fishing ships and learned … more

Grant will help Elizabeth School District boost security

A grant of more than $100,000 will help the Elizabeth School District improve security measures, including the installation of cameras on all school buses. “The grant money allows the district to … more

Special-needs students learn in coffee-shop setting

Trinity Stultz has the recipe down pat: Mix the milk and cream, pour coffee in a cup and pour the froth on top. To the 14-year-old Ponderosa High School student, making the coffee is the easy part. … more

Elizabeth teachers to see better pay after tax vote

Last November, residents of the Elizabeth School District voted to approve a $1.59 million mill levy override, replacing an expiring tax for bonded debt with general fund revenue. Superintendent … more
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