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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 … 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

Elizabeth High principal reflects on school year

As 168 seniors prepare for graduation on May 25 and their launch into the world of adulthood, Elizabeth High principal Bret McClendon took some time to reflect on the school year, and shared his … more

Local ranchers follow holistic approach

Lisa and Lance Wheeler have operated the family-run Rafter W Ranch north of Simla since 2014. Rafter W Ranch utilizes holistic ranching methods that regenerate the soil, providing the animals with … more

Valuation appeal deadline approaching in Elbert County

Bob Newhouse moved to Elbert County 20 years ago and bought a modest-sized home on 60 acres of land. He made improvements to the land over the years, with the last being a barn he built in 2010. … more

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 … 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

Fighting `zombie cells' may help slow aging

Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. … 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

Cafe keeps old values under new owners

Annette and Todd Burmaster bought Patty Ann’s Cafe in Kiowa in December 2017. They, like others, were distressed when the former owners retired and Patty Ann’s was in peril. A favorite Kiowa … 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

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

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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