Jeffco officials, former Columbine High School principal reflect on threat

After two days of disrupted schools, and a statewide hunt by law enforcement, Jefferson County Public Schools will be heading back to something closer to normal Thursday. Multiple Jeffco schools — …
Ensuring victim’s voices are heard
“This is my Angel.” Glenda Gomez of Arvada looked down at the T-shirt she was wearing on April 4. “What’s important to me is not to remember what happened to her, but to remember her,” …
Columbine remembered

‘Every morning, I wake up and recite their names’

Frank DeAngelis stuck it out. DeAngelis was principal of Columbine High School the day of the tragedy in 1999. He stayed in that role until 2014. “When I retired, I’d been here through the …

‘I stepped out of the darkness’

Sean Graves will always carry some of Columbine with him. Shot several times in the massacre’s first moments, Graves spent three years after the tragedy in a wheelchair. In 2002, he rolled onto the …

Providing the Jurassic experience

There’s something mystical about dinosaurs. It could be the sheer size of them, said Jeff Lamontagne, executive director of Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, or because they’re no longer here and that …

Easter offers basket of good times

here’s a common theme on listings for Easter egg hunts in the Denver Metro area. Don’t be late. The events begin precisely on time — and they’re over in a flash. Cynthia Bauman knows exactly …

News

Polis signs overhaul of oil and gas rules

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on April 16 signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, turning the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety …

Life

Cinco de Mayo celebrates history, culture

Margaritas. Sombreros. Cervezas. Tequila. Across cities and college campuses in the United States, these tend to be the staples of Cinco de Mayo. Popular Mexican American restaurants and rooftop bars …

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VIDEO: Don't Mess With Our Kids rally in Denver, Feb. 27

A crowd of concerned people gathered on the steps of the Colorado Capitol building on Feb. 27, to protest a legislative bill that would change how sexual education is handled in Colorado schools, entitled HB19-1032 Comprehensive Sex Education.

Sports

ThunderRidge junior signs contract with Rapids

Sebastian Anderson is 16 years old and missing out on some of the fun activities that other high school students are doing since he opted to join the adult world. But he is living a dream. Anderson …

Voices
Andrea Doray

You can’t write about the human condition and be apolitical

April is National Poetry Month. As a poet myself, I believe that poetry can be accessible, can speak with and for many voices, and can – and does – make a difference for the world we live in. …
Norton
Winning Words

Teach yourself to speak the language of success

Have you ever had a desire to learn to speak a foreign language? Some, if not many of you are already bilingual or multilingual, if that is you, you have my deepest respect as you can communicate …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

There’s a lot to be said for running out of coffee

Please don’t squeeze the shaman. As someone once said, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it.” Never say never. Where there’s a will, there’s a relative. Life’s a horse race, …

Letter to the editor: What’s wrong with dog owners?

It’s that time of year again, nice weather, blooming flowers. Unfortunately, bags of dog poop are also blooming along walks and trails. What’s wrong with dog owners!? Dogs are great, …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Important climate details

I’d like to respond to the Letter to the Editor from the March 28th issue regarding climate change. As a community member who has a master’s degree in atmospheric science and spent nearly …
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