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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

Arvada High School's Class of 2019

Arvada Senior High School’s Class of 2019 celebrated its commencement on May 20 at the Boettcher Concert Hall on May 20. “It is because of the support network here that we are where we are,” … more

Wonderful day for Wildcats' Class of 2019

Arvada West High School’s Class of 2019 had its commencement on May 17. The 1st Bank Center in Broomfield filled with friends and family to celebrate the graduates. And each graduate received a … more

Ralston Valley's Class of 2019 graduation

As Ralston Valley High School’s class of 2019 held its graduation ceremony on May 17, the students celebrated four completed years of high school and the years ahead of them. “No matter how … more

Summer reading program to hold kickoff events

Douglas County Libraries patrons of all ages are encouraged to read as part of the district's Great Summer Reading Road Trip program. All branches kick off the program June 1 with life-sized games, … more

Wheat Ridge High School's Class of 2019

For Wheat Ridge High's class of 2019, the May 17 graduation ceremony was full of laughs as speakers brought up past memories and, in the words of student speaker Zoey Terry, “the drama” they … more

Standley Lake High School's class of 2019

There were nothing but smiles at the FirstBank Center on May 16 as Standley Lake High School's class of 2019 graduated. Loved ones packed the arena to support and cheer on their graduates. Among … 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

Celebrating Pomona's Class of 2019

On May 16, Pomona High School held its graduation for the class of 2019 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield. Senior class speakers included Triniti Entzel and Kaylee Marone. The Pomona High School … 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

Jeffco Eats looks for more donations to help feed children

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, some families face the fear of how they will feed their children. Often times, children receive two meals a day from school, but once the school year … 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

‘Freedom at last’: Students excited about new STEM labs

The first time he visited Swanson Elementary School’s STEM Lab, second-grader Caleb Vo had one thing to say: “I am just blown away by this.” Alongside his classmates, Vo was exploring the new … more

Three teachers honored with crystal apples

Birthdays, retirements and crystal apples. The Golden Schools Foundation hosted its annual Teacher Recognition Award ceremonies on May 10 this year. This year’s recipients are Patti Nielson, art … more

Police officers do pushups for charity

On May 6, recruits from Jefferson County police departments came together to raise money for Make-A-Wish Colorado. Recruits did pushups to raise money for Make-A-Wish Colorado, an organization that … 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
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